We are honored and excited to present you with this little portrait of who we are and our deep hopes for adoption. Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us a little.
You and your baby are front and center in our hearts. We are confident that you will find the clarity you need to make the best decision for you and your baby.
We have dreamed of being parents together from the beginning of our relationship. Mary is a devoted, respected and beloved teacher of early childhood dance. When not teaching two- to five-year-olds, Mary enjoys yoga, meditation, working out, relaxing under the trees in Riverside Park, reading, and using her imagination to plan special events. Norman describes Mary as “a very kind and loving soul. He “admires her honesty — most importantly her honesty with herself. A passionate teacher, great friend, and loving confidante, she has an innate ability to make others feel special.”
Norman loves everything about concrete. In addition to working as a cement mason foreman for a high-rise-building construction company, he also works independently and creatively making beautiful decorative concrete floors in homes and businesses. At home, Norman enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and cooking healthy meals for family and friends. He has a natural talent for repairing and improving almost anything and is generous with that skill among friends and family. Mary describes Norman as “generous of spirit” and says “he loves deeply. He is a devoted partner and a wonderful father.”
We live in a big, beautiful apartment on the Upper West side of Manhattan, a diverse neighborhood buzzing with family-friendly activity every day of the week. Our family and friends are extremely supportive and excited about our decision to adopt.
It is our pledge to honor our child’s birth story. We are hopeful that adoption for us will be the beginning of an extraordinary relationship with you if you desire, built in openness, love, respect and trust.
Thank you for getting to know us and we welcome you to find out more about us.
Mary and Norman
Fun Facts about Mary and Norman
Favorite places: the beach, our home, parks, NYC
Favorite foods: vegetables, fruit, chocolate, popcorn, French fries, & Italian, Indian & Japanese food
Favorite hobbies: dance, movies, party planning, sewing, museums, attending dance & music performances, yoga, working out, traveling
Favorite music: jazz, classical, classic rock