We are Zakiyyah, Zoe and Ty and we are excited about the prospect of expanding our family through adoption. Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. Hopefully, after you read our story and look through the pictures of us and our family and friends, it will give you a clear glimpse into our lives.
We sincerely hope that you will be able to imagine what kind of parents we will be and how we will nurture and bring up your child.
We met online in our early 30s, and found that in addition to careers in science fields, we had many similar interests, including our love of animals, sports and music. We dated for 3 years before getting married in 2011. We live in the suburbs of Philadelphia in a comfortable townhouse in a family-oriented development. Seeing so many young children in our neighborhood, we were anxious to start a family right away. Unfortunately, medical issues prevented us from conceiving, and after unsuccessful attempts at in vitro fertilization, we decided to build our family through adoption. We adopted our daughter Zoe in 2014 and she has truly changed our lives for the better.
We know from experience that adoption is not a process to be entered into lightly or without a lot of thought and consideration. We chose adoption because we want to be able to provide a child with a wonderful life and all the advantages that we ourselves had growing up. We have discussed our decision in depth with our families. They have been very supportive, and we know they will always be there for us.
Venturing into a new area as parents of multiple children may be a bit more challenging, but we welcome it with open arms because the rewards of having a second child will be unlimited. It will certainly be an adventure that we can’t wait to go on and one that will be better than anything we could have imagined.
Fun Facts about Zakiyyah and Ty
Favorite places: San Diego – where we were engaged; Niagara Falls, Canada – our family vacation spot; Target – Zakiyyah’s favorite bargain hunting spot.
Favorite foods: Macaroni and Cheese is Zoe’s favorite. Ty likes seafood and Zakiyyah enjoys pizza and cookies.
Favorite Hobbies: We like to travel, particularly going on road trips. We also try to get to a Rock concert or comic convention at least once a year.
Favorite Holidays: Halloween – we look forward to planning our group themed costumes and decorating; Birthdays – free cake!