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Andrew and Ruth

Andrew and Ruth

About Us:

We met attending college in Birmingham, AL during our junior year. After graduation, we dated long-distance while Andrew served in the Air Force. We married after 4 years of dating and have been married 7 years. We have a 7 year old dog and can’t wait to expand our family through adoption.

Andrew works as a Program Manager in a Cancer Center at a large hospital in Boston.  Ruth works as a Program Manager at a consulting firm in Boston. We both have flexible schedules and opportunities to work from home, which will be wonderful as our family grows. Our jobs also offer full health benefits and generous maternity leave. We recently moved to the city so we could be within a 10 minute walk of our offices, allowing more time together each day.

Our Hobbies:

We both enjoy the outdoors, especially lakes and mountains. Biking, skiing, hiking, camping, fishing and kayaking are some of our favorite activities. We enjoy many attractions around the city including museums, concerts and sporting events. We love to travel but sometimes find a relaxed weekend at home hits the spot! We can’t wait to spend time with our child teaching him or her to swim, ride bikes, play sports, and make cookies. We love spending time together and look forward to spending time with our growing family.

Qualities We See in Each Other:

Ruth about Andrew: Andrew loves to be surrounded by people he cares about while enjoying the great outdoors. He is strong and steady, the kind of guy who can handle anything that comes his way. He cares deeply about his family and has a true servant's heart. He loves hiking, biking, and southern BBQ! Andrew will be a wonderful father. He is patient and kind. I can’t wait to experience a new side of him when he becomes a dad.

Andrew about Ruth: Ruth is caring, loving, fun and loyal but is also driven, focused and dedicated. I love Ruth’s ability to balance being a loving and supportive spouse and friend while also pursuing her passions and career. Her maternal instincts shine strong, and I know her sacrificial love for others before self will be one of her defining qualities as a mom. She loves cooking and having people over. She will do a great job creating a sense of community for our children.

Activities We Look Forward to:

We can’t wait to introduce our baby to our supportive family and community of friends. We want to expose our child to a wide range of activities, including many that have been influential in our own lives (youth sports & hobbies).  We anticipate stroller rides along the river will be a favorite family activity! We love going to national and state parks and we can’t wait to take our child with us. We also love to cook and look forward to special meals at home as a family.

Family Gatherings/Holidays:

We are close to both of our families and we can’t wait to introduce them to our baby. Christmas and Thanksgiving are our favorite family holidays. These holidays are a time where everyone comes together to enjoy a (large!) meal and spend time together. Andrew’s family has incredible recipes that we look forward to all year. Ruth’s family holidays include lots of time with nieces and nephews at the lake.

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is decorating the tree using ornaments from each new place we’ve visited together.  We look forward to adding another special ornament to our collection when we travel to meet our baby for the first time.

Our Adoption Story:

After many years of struggling to conceive we decided adoption was a wonderful opportunity for us and the right way to grow our family. We have so much respect for parents considering adoption plans. We want our child to know our ability to love him or her was only possible because of the love you first demonstrated. We want our child to know about his birthparents and welcome an open adoption.

Our Home and Neighborhood:

We currently live in  the city in a large 2-bedroom apartment after recently moving from the suburbs.  Our apartment is less than a half-mile from the  Science Museum, playgrounds, baseball/soccer fields, Charles River and both of our offices. We love to open our home to friends and family on a regular basis and want it to be a warm and welcoming place for others. We still own our house on 5 acres in the suburbs, which we currently rent out. It is only a few minutes from the beach and we love spending time there with our dog.

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Bill and Erin

Bill and Erin

About us:

On our first date we had a lot of laughs on a bizarre amusement ride at the aquarium.  We began a four-year courtship and long distance relationship before Bill moved to be closer Erin and we were married soon after that. We look forward to starting a family and sharing our love with our children.  We feel blessed we found each other and look forward to expanding our family

Erin works as an executive in state government while Bill is a manager at a pharmaceutical company

Qualities we see in each other:

What Erin Sees in Bill: Bill is extremely supportive through good times and bad, I know I can always count on his support when I need it.  He has always been a great support to his friends and family.  He is affectionate and his sense of humor brings relief to stressful situations and he’s not afraid to laugh at himself.  He’s loving and interested in experiencing new things and is always up for anything.  He’s a wonderful man and will make a loving and devoted father.

What Bill sees in Erin: Erin tries to live life to the fullest; she is constantly looking for her next adventure while including her friends and family.  She is always gracious and thankful for what she has. She enjoys giving back and is involved with many organizations that focus on making life better for those in need. She has a diverse group of friends, from all different walks of life and backgrounds. She is affectionate and loving and will make a wonderful mother.

What we like to do for fun:

We both love to sail and appreciate the sailing trips we’ve been fortunate enough to experience. Bill has always had affection for cars and airplanes.  Erin loves sports, she was an accomplished varsity athlete and continues to enjoy following her favorite teams.  She also enjoys cooking, volunteering, hosting family and friends, and above all spending time with our nieces and nephew. We both love to play golf, and a good game of corn hole, Bill also enjoys a good game of tennis! We also enjoy renting a summer vacation house by the beach large enough to have friends and family stay with us to share our vacation, the more the merrier to us!

What we look forward to:

We look forward to making new memories with our child. We look forward to going to ball games, and introducing our child to the arts, movies, our love of cooking and spending time with family.  We also hope our child will take to our love of sailing and travel. We fill with joy when we anticipate the fun and laughter, learning and discovering we will do with our child.  We look forward to sharing in our child’s success and interests.  We are fortunate to be blessed with supportive family and friends, and we know our child will be surrounded with love.  We anticipate the countless new things our child will be exposed to and learn.

Family & holidays:

We enjoy spending holidays with friends and family.  As our families have changed and evolved we have been  able to enjoy the holidays with our families in different ways. Baking cookies at Christmas or making grandmas turkey stuffing bring our generations, and our two families, together every year.  We also  enjoy trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving  and painting Easter eggs with our nephews.  We very much look forward to making new traditions and memories with our child and our families.

Our adoption story:

We plan to be open and honest with our child about their adoption story.  We want to let them know how excited we were,  how  blessed we were to be their parents and how special they are to us and our family.  We will explain how courageous and loving their birthparents were, and how totally unselfish it was for them to entrust Bill and I to love and raise their child, and how we will be forever grateful for the greatest gift either of us will ever receive.

It is very important to us that our child understand that they are so loved and so special. We will explain that they are blessed with so much love and devotion from their birthparents and that we couldn’t love them anymore or any differently because they are adopted.

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Jochem and Kristie

Jochem and Kristie

About Us:

Ten years ago, we met in Vermont through a group of friends skiing together.  We formed a fast friendship and within a few months, we were dating. We fell in love through our shared interests and values and are each other’s best friend.  Our family and friends flew to Massachusetts from all over the world for our beautiful wedding in one of the city’s oldest buildings.

Qualities We See in Each Other:

Jochem –

Kristie is a loyal, compassionate, motivated and loving person. She is one of the most thoughtful people I know. I always enjoy spending time with her whether we are hanging out and talking or discovering new places. Kristie is fantastic with children and a favorite aunt and teacher. I feel confident that Kristie is going to be an amazing mother and will love and protect our child with everything she has!

Kristie -

I liked Jochem the day I met him, as he is full of life. Some of my favorite things about Jochem are his intelligence, his curiosity about the world and learning, his love of nature and that he will try anything.  He makes me laugh every day and he is also a sweet and genuinely decent man who deeply cares about his wife, family and friends.  Jochem is a hard-worker whether he is taking care of our home or in his job as a scientist.

 

Our Hobbies:

 

We have a lot of shared interests. Throughout the year, we enjoy cooking together from grilling to big Sunday dinners.  We also love being outside riding our bikes, hiking, paddleboarding and going to the beach and we also like to cross-country ski in the winter. We love traveling, from weekend trips close to home or as far as Hawaii, Europe or South America. Both of us consider ourselves learners so we are big readers and also like to visit historical and cultural sights. Spending time with our friends and family is also a priority to us.

Activities We Look Forward to Doing with Our Child:

Some activities we are most looking forward to doing together are holiday traditions, crafts, playing outside and reading books. We want to encourage our child to try many things so they may find what they enjoy whether its sports, music, art or something else!  We know we will take advantage of all that our local area has to offer for children including visiting the farm down the street which has summer programs for kids, riding bikes to the library, visiting the aquarium, our city’s children’s and science museum as well as special programs at the art museum and local theaters.

Values:

We will foster our love of education through teaching our child about the world and exposing him or her to as much as possible. We look forward to getting to know our child and supporting them as they grow as a person. We will help them develop an appreciation and respect for other people and themselves as well as a solid moral foundation so that they can be a strong and happy person.

Our Home and Neighborhood:

We love our home.  It is full of light and has plenty of room for us to grow as a family. We have a large deck overlooking a pond and hiking trails leading into the woods.  There’s lots of wildlife on our 2 acres including a family of beavers in the pond, owls that hoot at night as well as deer and many birds.  With our child, we imagine ice-skating on the pond and playing soccer in the backyard as well as time in the kitchen.  Although our town is only 30 minutes from Boston, it feels like the country.  There are farms, many places to take horseback riding lessons and lots of space for children to play.  Our town has one of the top-ranked school districts in the state and is known for being a supportive community.

 

 

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Victor and Josh

Victor and Josh

Who we are and how we met:

We met ten years ago when a mutual friend introduced us.   From the first night we met, we’ve spent as much time with each other as we could.  Shortly after we met, Josh came to watch Victor play flag football in his local league.  Victor was nervous to have Josh there, but it made him play better.  That night, they had a wonderful meal that Josh cooked and the rest is history.  Victor still loves playing sports and Josh still loves cooking.  Going out to nice meals (or cooking them in our house) is still one of the things we love to do together.

After being together for a few years, we decided to get married. While Josh was living in Charlotte, NC, the two of spent a romantic weekend in Charlestown SC and Victor proposed.  We got married the following year in the backyard of Josh’s family’s house by the beach – the same place Josh’s parents got married.  Even though it’s been five years since we got married, our wedding day is still the best day in each of our lives!  We’ve been through many challenges together, but through all of them, we’ve learned to lean on each other and work as a team.  We’ve found that no matter how big a problem seems, if we face it together, it will work itself out.

Our hobbies:

We love to be outside and staying active. Biking and walking our dog are always on the top of our list in spare time. Josh enjoys cooking and is a great chef.  Victor is always up for a good Flag Football game and finds yoga a healthy hobby he enjoys.

Qualities we see in each other:

What Victor sees in Josh:

Josh is one of the most caring people I’ve ever met.  He always tries to cheer me up if I’m having a bad day.  He’ll either give me a big hug, make a funny joke or offer to make a special meal for me.  And because he’s such an amazing cook, his meals always make me feel better.  I’ve seen the way he takes care of our wonderful dog, Moe and I know he would be an incredible father.  He’s patient, gentle and encouraging.  He’s also one of the smartest people I know.  He’s very good at math and loves to fix things around the house.  I know our child will learn so much from him.

What Josh sees in Victor:

Victor is one of the most loving and caring people I know. He is always looking out for me and putting my interests before his own. He has a great sense of adventure and always sees the best side of things. I look forward to seeing him provide our child with the same sense of love and commitment he gives our dog Moe. Victor is my best friend and I can’t imagine this world without him.

Activities we look forward to doing with our child:

We’re so excited to share our sense of adventure with our child!  We both love to ski in the winter and make a point to try to get  “out West” to Colorado, Wyoming or Montana at least once a year.  In the summers we spend a lot of time at Josh’s family’s house by the beach.  Both of us are great swimmers and love the water. We’re looking forward to teaching our child to swim and play on the beach.  We both enjoy spending time on our friends’ boats – either sailing or motor boating around – it’s a great way to explore new places. We both really enjoy traveling too.  We’ve had some of our best memories in Europe and look forward to taking our child on future adventures to places like London and Paris.

Extended family and holidays:

Both of us come from very close knit families and see our families a couple times a month.  Our parents are very much looking forward to getting to babysit their newest grandchild.  In addition, our little niece and nephew can’t wait to meet their new cousin.

Our family celebrates lots of holidays!  Victor’s family has a big Christmas gathering for the whole family (including Josh’s family).  Victor’s favorite part is actually the week before Christmas when we get to decorate the tree.  He still has the ornament his parents bought on his first Christmas and can’t wait to buy one for our child.  Victor’s family also celebrates Easter, and even though we’re all adults, Victor’s mom still hides Easter eggs around the house for everyone to find.  Josh’s family celebrates Passover and Hannukah, which are big Jewish holidays.  Passover lasts for seven days and at least one  big family meal at  Josh’s parent’s house.  For Hannukah, we get to watch our niece and nephew open their gifts!  Starting this past year, we hosted our Thanksgiving celebration at our house, which is so much fun because we get to have both of our families together and enjoy a big feast (more of Josh’s cooking!).

Our child’s adoption story:

We want to be honest with our child that they were adopted, but let them know that they are very loved.  We want our child to grow up knowing that although they have two dads that love them very much, they also have a birth mother.  We know that giving up a child for adoption is a very brave and admirable thing to do, and want our child to understand this.

Our home and neighborhood:

Our home is a large condo in  the city. We have lots of space and take pride in making our home feel warm and welcoming.  We have a large open space on the first floor that has our kitchen, living room, bathroom and dining room.  On the second floor is our bedroom and bathroom, the baby’s room and a nice outdoor patio.  We keep a small herb garden and lots of flowers on our patio.  We love to grill on our patio and have dinner outside in the summer.  We also have a beautiful park a block from our condo.  The park is amazing because it has a wide open space for kids to run around in as well as having a separate playground with swings, slides and a jungle gym.  The park even has a separate dog-friendly area so the whole family can go and have fun together.

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Peter and Lauren

Peter and Lauren

About us:

We met when were in high school at a local community band that we were both in. We ended up going to college together but were never more than acquaintances. We both left school, Lauren to DC to start her career in hotels, and Peter to Boston to start a teaching career. It wasn't until Peter became friends with a neighbor in Boston who happened to be Lauren's old college roommate that we reconnected and eventually got married! Small world!

Peter is a high school science teacher and Lauren is the Director of Human Resources for a local community bank.

We were married in 2010 and had a baby named Jack who is 4 years old. We are unable to have any more children and are very comfortable with adoption as a plan for expanding our family. Jack will be a wonderful big brother.

Lauren will take maternity leave to stay home with the baby the first few months and then return to work. Peter’s job as a teacher allows for him to stay home the entire summer with our children.

Qualities we see in each other:

Lauren says about Peter: “I admire Peter’s ability to see the good in every person. He is kind and will go out of his way to help any person in need. It is a cliché but Peter makes me a better person, I wouldn’t be the person I am today without his influence. Above all Peter is loyal to the people that mean the most to him. He is a committed and devoted father and husband and takes his familial roles very seriously. As serious as he takes his commitments he has a great sense of humor and I love to laugh with him. “

Peter says about Lauren: “Lauren is the glue that holds the whole family together. She is thoughtful, intelligent, organized, and always has the family’s best interests in mind. She handles the money for us, organizes trips, and generally keeps us on the ‘straight and narrow.’
She allows my good qualities not to be overshadowed by my shortcomings, and with her, I am an infinitely better person than without! Overall, she loves our son and me unconditionally and is always there to do what needs to be done for the best of us all.”

Our hobbies:

Peter enjoys camping, woodworking, and video games. Lauren enjoys yoga, cooking, and do-it-yourself home projects. While we are both interested in different things we enjoy doing everything together ... Peter has joined Lauren for a pedicure and Lauren goes camping with Peter! As a family, we all take great interest in learning new things and we joke that Jack is our little engineer. We love to host friends and families for get-togethers for lots of laughter and good times.

Activities we look forward to doing with our child:

We cannot wait to welcome another child into our family. We already enjoy playing, vacationing, camping, going on adventures in Boston, such as the zoo and the parks, and celebrating with our son and for us having another child just means more joy and adventures for our family.

Family and holiday gatherings:

The majority of our close family live in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and we have visits with them often. Our parents are very involved grandparents. We each have one sibling. Peter’s brother is recently married and living with his wife in New Jersey as they both work in New York City. Lauren’s sister is married with two children ages four and two. They are currently stationed in Las Vegas because her husband is a Major in the Air Force, but will likely be stationed closer in the next year.

Our family loves to get together and celebrate. Our holiday gatherings sometimes involve multiple get-togethers as we try to visit with all of our immediate family and we are lucky that our extended families are close and more often than not find ourselves at gatherings with both sides of our families together. Our celebrations always feature food and lots of it.

Adoption story:

Adoption will be a part of our family life from the very beginning. We plan to be very open about our child’s story. We want our child to know about our secondary infertility struggle and it will be important for our child to know that while we did everything we could to try and conceive naturally, for us adoption was by no means a second choice. We want our child to know the incredible sacrifice his or her birth parents made and that their choice was out of unconditional love and wanting the best for their child, as any parent would. Our child will know that his or her birth parents not only chose life but also chose us to be parents and our son to be a big brother and it will be a decision that we will be eternally grateful for.

Our home and neighborhood:

Our home is in a condo building in a neighborhood of Boston. We would describe the town as very up and coming, diverse and has a huge community focus on families. Just within walking distance, we have parks, an arboretum, and a zoo. We can easily get on the T to explore the excitement of downtown, the Boston Common, museums, and not to mention are close to the best schools and hospitals in the world.

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Denise

Denise

About me:

I am a Registered Nurse taking care of premature babies and sick newborns

I love to play with my son, spend time with family and friends, travel to new places, go to the beach, read a good book

Activities I look forward to doing with my child:

Every year when I was a child, ten days before Christmas, the elf would leave a small piece of chocolate on my pillow if I’d been good. I can remember racing home from school each day to check to see if it was there. I can’t wait to carry on this tradition with my kids! While I’m excited about making birthdays and holidays special each year, I’m also looking forward to the everyday things like hearing my children tell me about their day, playing board games together and going for bike rides. I love to travel and look forward to exploring both new and familiar places with my children. I can’t wait to take them to the amusement park and share in their excitement as we go on the rollercoaster together.

Extended family & holidays:

I come from a large and loving extended family. I have a son, two sisters and a brother, four nieces and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. Everyone is very excited to have a new addition to the family! I’m very close with my siblings and nieces and we get together as often as we can. Some of my best memories growing up are going to my grandmother’s house every Sunday and playing with my cousins. My mom was one of seven and there were always lots of kids to play with. I want that same experience for my children.

Our holiday gatherings are usually spent at my aunt and uncle’s home surrounded by family. There’s always good food and lots of laughter!

Adoption story:

I plan on being open and honest about my children’s adoptions. I am forever grateful to my son’s birthmother for entrusting her son to me and when he is old enough to understand I plan on sharing his story with him. We also celebrate the day his adoption was finalized like a second birthday, with presents and cake.

Home and neighborhood:

My home is in a wonderful suburb of Boston about 10 miles north of the city. I live in a two bedroom home with a beautiful backyard. We have a lake where you can go swimming, canoeing and sailing. There are lots of ducks and geese back there! The town I live in is very family oriented and has an excellent school system. There is a great village in the center of town within walking distance of my house with lots of restaurants and shops. I’m also within walking distance of the school and church and there is a great playground Quinn and I go to most days. The great thing about New England is that in under an hour, you can be in the city, in the mountains or at the ocean.

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Sean and Karen

Sean and Karen

About us:

Karen met Sean when she was doing an internship at the Courthouse where he worked.  Our first date was not until the last day of Karen’s internship but it almost did not happen as Karen was getting ready to return to law school in New York and she was nervous about starting a relationship. We are both glad we decided to go on that date!  In the two weeks before Karen went back to school, we spent as much time together as possible and quickly fell in love.  We then spent the next two years in a long distance relationship and the rest is history as we just celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary! We consider ourselves to be best friends and we work well together as a team.  Our individual strengths complement each other nicely.

Karen works as an Attorney and Sean is a Case Specialist with Trial Court

 Qualities we see in each other:

Sean says about Karen – “Karen truly is the love of my life and she continues to amaze me every day.  She is creative, thoughtful and organized. Karen has filled our home with so much love and laughter.  If Karen is not baking a yummy treat in the kitchen, she can often be found playing board games or watching Disney movies. She has the unique ability to turn the most boring task into someone fun and her smile is so contagious. Karen is an amazing wife and mother and I know she still has so much more love to give another child and she is looking forward to Jacob becoming a big brother.”

Karen says about Sean – “Sean is a good listener and a very compassionate person.  He loves music and being outdoors. Sean always puts the needs of others before himself and that is especially true now that he is a dad.  He enjoys spending time with Jacob whether it is pushing him on a swing, playing with a ball in the backyard, or going for a walk in the neighborhood.  Sean is excited to welcome another child into the family and teaching him or her all about the world.”

Our hobbies:

Sean loves playing drums and spending time outdoors.  He is looking forward to  going on hikes and exploring the neighborhood parks with another child.  Karen loves board games, baking and do projects around the house.  She is looking forward to turning the spare bedroom into a nursery.

Activities we look forward to:

We are excited to share our lives with another child and helping her or him develop and explore her or his interests whether it be sports, music, dancing, scouts or a combination of them all. We also look forward to going on adventures together as a family to explore the local zoo, sporting events, waterparks, hiking trails, music festivals and so much more.

Family gatherings:

We are so blessed to have such loving and supportive family and friends.  Much of our family lives close by and we enjoy spending time with them often. Shortly after we married, we hosted a gathering at our home for our friends and family.  We quickly realized that it was no longer Karen’s family or Sean’s family but it was our family. Everyone was sitting at the table talking and laughing as if they have known each other for years.  Not much has changed over the years except the number of chairs at the table.  Everyone is excited to add another chair to the table as we grow our family through adoption.

Our adoption story:

Adoption is very special to us as it was how our dream of becoming parents became a reality.  Our son Jacob was adopted and it is something that we celebrate.  We believe that it is important to be open with a child about his or her adoption story from the beginning.  Your child will always know how much courage and unconditional love you have .

Our home and neighborhood:

We live in a beautiful four bedroom home with a large wooded backyard and huge swing set!  One of the reasons we chose this neighborhood is because we knew it would be great for raising a family. We have great neighbors, an excellent school system, and many area parks and amenities.  The best part about our neighborhood is that it is full of young children and everyone is excited to welcome another child to the neighborhood!

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Ricky and Laura

Ricky and Laura

About Us:

We met in college 11 years ago while in Paramedic class. Ricky sat behind Laura in class, and we spent a lot of time together studying  and commiserating about school. It was a small class and seeing each other every day made us realize our feelings for each other. Having many mutual interests and hobbies grew our love and 4 short years later we got married! We make a great team and balance each other well.

Ricky is a Firefighter/Paramedic for the town he grew up in and  Laura is a nurse at a local emergency department. With our very accommodating schedules we will be able to share in staying home with our child.

Qualities We See in Each Other:

Laura about Ricky- "Ricky has a huge heart and will do anything for someone he cares about. He is strong, intelligent and hardworking. He amazes me every day with his knowledge base and his ability to fix almost anything. He is going to be a great father."

Ricky about Laura- "Since I've know her Laura has had strong maternal instincts. She is patient, nurturing and attentive to everyone else's needs no matter the environment. It is not unusual to find her outnumbered and surrounded by kids whether it is at our family parties, camping or with people we just met at the beach. I know she will be a great mother, I'd be lucky to keep pace.

Our Hobbies:

We both enjoy camping and being outdoors and both are physically active and enjoy exercising. Ricky is an avid bow hunter and Laura likes to run obstacle races or 5/10K races with her friends. Above all we enjoy spending time with our family and close friends.

Activities We Look Forward to:

We hope that our child enjoys camping, hiking and doing some activities that we enjoy but we are excited about trying new things as our child grows. We look forward to taking trips together as a family to national parks and landmarks, zoos, concerts and the beach to name a few.

Family Gatherings:

We are very close to both of our families, both immediate and our large extended families. Our child will have grandparents, aunts, uncles, 4 first cousins, too many second cousins to count and great aunts and uncles to welcome them into the family. We have big holiday gatherings and last year we hosted both Thanksgiving and Christmas and had over 30 family and friends in attendance. One of the reasons we love our home so much is because it is so open and warm, perfect for hosting gatherings. There is always a lot of food and we always make sure to send people home with leftovers!

Our Adoption Story:

We plan on being nothing but open with our child when it comes to his or her adoption story. Adoption is not new to our family, Laura's grandfather was adopted, and we hope to have as much information as possible for our child in regards to his or her history.

Our Home and Neighborhood:

We live in a picturesque three bedroom custom ranch on 12 acres of land in a small town in Massachusetts. We have plenty of room to play and explore as most of our property is wooded. We are close to parks, wildlife sanctuaries and there is even a Christmas tree farm on our street!

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Don and Jeanine

Don and Jeanine

About us:

We are Jeanine and Don and we met in Killington, Vermont in 1995 while skiing in the beautiful mountains of Vermont. This is fitting as we both have a love of the outdoors that we want to pass along to our children. Our courtship was an amazing journey literally and figuratively.  We traveled extensively together to many exotic locations around the world, mostly tropical, in search of the most amazing beaches.  These mutual experiences enriched us both spiritually and culturally and shaped our outlook of the world.

Don works for UPS. Jeanine is a stay-at-home Mom and her finance degree helps us to manage our lives and make smart decisions. She is also a very talented event coordinator in her spare time.

Hobbies:

Jeanine enjoys gardening, decorating, crafts, and home renovation, a passion she shares with Don.  Don loves the outdoors and skiing, hiking, mountain biking, sailing and fishing are among his favorite activities. Don loves art and music and discovered a real talent for home renovation as well.

Qualities we see in each other:

Don says, “Jeanine is the most loving and caring person. She has more integrity, honesty and strength of character than any person I have ever known. She is also the hardest working and committed person who has clear morals and convictions and sticks to them unwaveringly. She is the “rock” of this family and the rudder of this ship. She is also smart and fun loving and full of life and has the most positive and perseverant attitude on life. She is my daily inspiration and a true role model to our daughter. Their mutual adoration is the joy of my life and her love is our life force.”

Jeanine says, “ Don is loving, kind and a very calm husband and father. He is extremely hard working and a great provider for our family. I am especially proud of how, through his hard work, we have achieved such financial stability. This dedication has enabled me to be a stay at home mom. His devotion to our family is unyielding. He gives 100 percent to his family. He is also the best father. His relationship with Quinn is beautiful to witness as her confidence and her loving nature shines through her personality. We are so lucky to have him in our life.”

Activities we look forward to:

We love the outdoors and the beach is our favorite place of all. Don can’t wait to teach the children how to sail and ski as his father taught him. We also love camping and nature hikes and learning about the environment hands on.  We are fortunate to have a summer house where we can be around nature and utilize the natural beauty of what nature has to offer including beautiful hikes, biking, kayaking and swimming in the ocean.  We also love being cultural. We love going to the museums and look forward to eventually going to the theatre and ballet. We know the importance of inspiring our children.  Jeanine looks forward to the day we can travel the world together and share the wonders the world has to offer.

Our adoption story:

Adoption is part of our story and journey. It has been an amazing experience as it has been  a miracle that has allowed us to achieve what would otherwise have been impossible for us. We live the adoption experience through our friends and family and telling the story is as natural as the telling of any life story. It will be woven into the fabric of our daily lives and in our family’s infinite future

Our home and neighborhood:

Our home is a classic brick townhouse on a tree lined street in an historical and diverse Boston neighborhood with a mix of long-time working class residents and newer younger families and young couples. The area has seen a remarkable revival in the last 15-20 years.   We have the best of both worlds; a wonderful home  in the city near amazing schools , parks, playgrounds and cultural and learning activities and a great six bedroom summerhouse with a great yard and gardens near the best beaches in New England.

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Joao and Kim

Joao and Kim

About us:

We are Kim and Joao and met on a blind date in 2001.  We were set up by a longtime friend of Kim’s from elementary school who also went to college with Joao.  We are both truly equals, we work off of each other’s strengths.  Kim is quiet and reserved an Joao is the life of the party.

Kim will be home with the baby on maternity leave for the first few months of their life.  We both work from home, providing a lot of flexibility. So in essence, there will always be a parent in the home with the baby.

Kim is a Business Analyst for a large investment firm and Joao works in Sales for a communications company.

Our hobbies:

We are both runners.  This is a hobby that Joao took up after we met, he likes to say he took up the sport to impress Kim.   Kim loves to read and Joao can be found paddle boarding in the summer in the ocean.  Our favorite things to do involve outdoor activities as a family.  Hiking, canoeing and snow-shoeing are some of our favorites.

Qualities we see in each other:

What Kim sees in Joao:

Joao is one of the nicest people you will ever meet.  He is often the first person at someone’s side in times of need.  He is also the life of the party and will light up a room as soon as he walks in.  All of these qualities are what made me fall in love with him and have helped us get through a parent’s worst nightmare.   After struggling to have children, we were blessed with twin girls 7 years ago.  One of our daughters was born with a heart defect and passed away at 6 months old. His strength and constant positivity are what allowed our family to heal and move forward.  But, I think his greatest quality is that he is an amazing Dad to our 7 year old daughter, Julia.

What Joao sees in Kim: 

Kim’s compassion and love for other people is one of her greatest qualities.  She always puts others first and is an amazing role model for our 7 year old Julia.  Even though she is a quiet person, she has the ability to welcome everyone in to any setting and make them feel comfortable.

Activities we look forward to:

We love doing outdoor activities as a family.  In the summer, we spend a lot of time at our in-laws house at the beach.  In the fall, we love to go apple-picking and hiking in between watching Julia play soccer and field hockey.  Sledding and snow-shoeing are two of our favorite activities we do as a family in the winter.  Living in New England, there is so much to do all year-round.

Extended family and holidays:

Kim has one brother and Joao has two brothers.  We have two nieces and one nephew (ages 1, 9 and 12).  We are so lucky to live so close to all of our extended family and we even live in the same town as Kim’s parents.  Our favorite thing to do on the weekend is to get together with our entire extended family and have dinner.  Julia will often have sleep-overs with her cousins.

Holiday gatherings in our family are some of our best days.  They include a house full of people and many kids.  We often sit around the table for hours laughing and enjoying amazing food.  The kids will be off playing either inside or outside.

Our adoption story:

We plan to explain to our child how their birth parents are the most selfless people on this planet and that they loved their child so much that they chose us to love and care and protect them.  We believe this is something that is such a big part of the child’s history and how our family will come to be and they deserve to understand where they came from and that they are loved so much by all of us.  We have a unique perspective as Kim’s brother was adopted as a baby and so we understand the positive impact that adoption can have on a family.

Our home and neighborhood:

Our home is a Colonial-style home located on the corner of a cul-de-sac neighborhood.  Our home is often filled with family and warmth.  There are kids ranging from kindergarten to college in our neighborhood.  We live about a mile from our daughter’s elementary school, which allows Joao to walk our daughter to school every day.

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Jon and Ted

Jon and Ted

About us:

We are Jon and Ted and we met at a party for that neither of us really wanted to go to. Jon wanted to support his friends throwing the party and Ted knew he wouldn’t hear the end of it from his mother if he didn’t go. We  noticed each other across the room and Jon asked one of the hosts to introduce him to Ted. The rest is history and  we are so glad they decided to attend the party!  We left that party with a giddy optimism about each other. Jon knew that Ted was husband material when Ted mentioned attending church. Jon began falling in love with Ted as  we talked about  our spiritual paths and as he learned about Ted’s confident loving spirit. Ted loves how Jon draws Ted out of himself. Ted knew he had found the right guy when Jon said he wanted to have kids, too.

Jon is a college administrator and Ted is a math professor.

Ted is planning on being home full time with the baby for about a year when the baby is first born.

Qualities we see in each other:

What Jon says about Ted:  “ Ted has a gentle way about him that teaches  me patience and an intelligence that amazes  me every single day “

What Ted  says about Jon:  “ Jon has the most amazingly sympathetic heart, and the ability to hear what people around him need.”

Our hobbies:

Jon is a runner and likes to run half marathons. He plays the trumpet, sings in his church choir and recently learned how to tap dance. Jon also makes the best Thanksgiving Day turkey — ever! — and loves trying new adventures in the kitchen. Ted likes to build creations with LEGO bricks. He also likes to sing and learned how to tap dance with Jon. Ted loves the outdoors and hikes and camps every chance he gets. Both enjoy performing in community theater.

Activities we look forward to:

We look forward to hiking and camping, hopefully in the Grand Canyon someday with our extended family. We can’t wait to introduce our child to the world of music through concerts and theater. Ted is especially excited to have a new LEGO builder in the family.

Our extended family:

Jon’s sister has two boys and a girl, and Ted’s brother has two girls, all ranging in age from 2 to 14 years old. All four grandparents are as excited as the kids are to have a new family member!

Our adoption story:

We will be very open with our child about his/her adoption story.  We will always be honest and tell him/her all about their birth parents making this plan out of great love. As the child grows up, we will talk about how all of us planned our family from before they were born.

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Karen

Karen

About Karen:

I lead the professional development & training team in a law firm and focus on developing training programs and providing resources, coaching, and career guidance to attorneys and staff. I really enjoy counseling people and helping them to learn, grow and develop.

My hobbies:

I love being active and trying new activities. I enjoy hiking and taking my dog for long walks, traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures. I also enjoy volunteering with my dog, playing and watching sports, practicing yoga and exercising, reading, cooking and baking healthy food, listening to music, dancing, and taking photos.

Activities I look forward to doing with my child:

I love the seasons and look forward to enjoying all that each season has to offer with my child: apple picking and dressing up for Halloween in the fall; sledding, ice skating and skiing in the winter; watching the daffodils bloom, having cookouts and taking long walks in the spring; and going to the beach and eating lobster and ice cream in the summer.

I cannot wait to play in the yard with my child, to teach him/her to read, ride a bike and swim, and travel to and explore new places. I also am excited to introduce my child to my family’s holiday traditions, especially cooking a big Thanksgiving feast, decorating the Christmas tree and baking Christmas cookies.

Family:

I have a very close-knit family. My parents visit often and my brother and his wife and 4-month old daughter live about 15 minutes away. I spend a lot of time with my niece, who cannot wait to have a cousin close in age. I have seven first cousins who have children ranging in age from twelve to thirty years old who will welcome my child with open arms and serve as role models and mentors. In addition to my family, my child will have several “cousins” who are children of very dear friends ranging in age from 14 months to 15 years old. And, I have a sweet, playful and loving 8-year old boxer pup who makes me smile and laugh every day, and who loves children.

Holidays:

Family holiday gatherings are lots of fun and filled with time spent with family and friends, decorating the Christmas tree, hanging stockings and putting up holiday lights, baking and eating yummy homemade foods and treats, listening to music, opening presents, playing games by the fire, telling stories, and lots of laughter.

Adoption story:

I plan to be very open about my adoption journey and that of my child, teaching him/her not only about my family's heritage and traditions, but also the story of his/her birth family. I will continue to educate myself to ensure my child has a wonderful and positive experience and has access to information that will he/she would like. I hope that through this openness my child will understand just how special and loved he/she is, and how courageous and selfless his/her birth parents were in making the huge sacrifice they made for his/her future.

Contact with birthparents:

I am open to meeting with and having ongoing contact with my child’s birth parents and look forward to sharing my child’s adoption story with him/her.

Home and neighborhood:

I have a really great 3-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in a wonderful neighborhood, on a quiet one-way street with fabulous neighbors and young families as well as people who have grown up and have lived here forever. It's the kind of neighborhood where everyone says hello and waves when you drive by and there are get-togethers for everyone on the block. I have lots of green space and there are wonderful parks, playgrounds and walking trails nearby.

I also have a vacation home in a family-friendly community near the ocean, just over an hour away, that provides access to swimming, playing on the beach, boating, fishing, tennis, and relaxing by the fire in the winter.

 

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Michele and Jess

Michele and Jess

About us

We are Michele and Jess and we met through mutual friends seven years ago. From the first time we met we knew that our personalities were a wonderful match.  Through life’s challenges and joys we have found that together, we can accomplish so much! We look forward to celebrating our 4th wedding Anniversary in December (2016).

While we are both successful in our careers, spending time with family and friends is and has always been a priority for us. Jess works in Operations for a large business and Michele is a Social Worker at an urban Community Health Center. Fun fact, we have four pets – one dog and three cats!

About each other

Michele about Jess: “Jess is my best friend and biggest supporter. She loves cheering on the success of others. Those that know Jess have joked that she could make a career out of being a spectator at races and motivating runners to keep going when at their toughest part of the race! She is a natural with children and I know that she is going to be an attentive, nurturing, and consistent parent. I see her with our 9+ nieces and nephews and the joy on her face is priceless – from playing games to changing diapers – she loves it all!"

Jess about Michele: “Michele is my best friend, my partner in life, and my true love. We enjoy doing everything together and appreciate what the other brings to the relationship. I love her spirituality, the way she makes me laugh and the amount of love and forgiveness in her heart. I’ve never met anyone who knows themselves as well as she does. She encourages me to be a better person every day, and do things I like to do independent of her. I know Michele is going to be a great Mom and go to any length for our child as I see she would for our nieces and nephews.”

Hobbies

We love spending time outdoors together– hiking, snow shoeing, beach days, and walks with Hudson (our dog). We also enjoy spending time at home completing projects, gardening, or simply laying in front of the fire and watching a good movie. We travel often and have a list of places in the world we can’t wait to explore with our family.

Activities we look forward to doing with our child

Jess: “I can’t wait to be a Mom. Michele and I love to be outdoors and can’t wait for our child to experience and learn about nature, bugs, trees, coastlines, harbors, sea life and birds. Most of all, I look forward to watching our child grow and help them navigate through life with our support, and unconditional love.”

Michele: “I look forward to seeing the world through our child’s eyes. I can’t wait to read to my child at night and encourage my love of learning. I look forward to exposing our child to art, other cultures and most importantly, supporting involvement in their own interests and talents.”

Family & Holidays

Our favorite holiday tradition is Thanksgiving dinner at our house. Michele’s sister and family travel from New York for the long weekend and Jess’ family from Massachusetts joins. Everyone stays over and the day after, we head out to the tree farm to cut down our own Christmas tree. This is a tradition from Jess’ childhood that we have continued with our family.

For Christmas, we travel to NY to spend the holiday with Michele’s sister and her large extended family. We enjoy popping in on family who we may not see on Christmas day - delicious food is always part of our visits in keeping with her Italian heritage!

Every summer we get together with Jess’ extended family for a reunion. There are 25+ kids which makes for great whiffle ball and soccer games on the beach! In addition, fireworks, trips to the ice cream shop, kayak races, and boat trips are a must!

Adoption Story

It is important to us that our child know about their birth parents and family and the loving sacrifice you made for them. Our adoption story is their story and that begins with you. We will make sure that you know about their life and healthy development. Our cup is full of gratitude to you for considering us. We can only imagine how we will feel if offered the gift to grow our family.

Our Home & Community

We live in a family oriented town in New England with wooded trails, parks, shops, culture and beaches all within walking distance to our home. We moved from an apartment in the city of Boston to a large 5 bedroom house on a cul-de-sac with a basketball hoop and space for riding bikes. We love the peace and quiet at home and still have a nice balance of time in the city to offer our child.

 

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KD and Garima

KD and Garima

About us:

We met through a mutual friend and we had immediate chemistry! Even though it was a long distance relationship, we understood each other well and became very close. We got engaged shortly after. We were married in 2006 and Garima came to the United States to start our lives together.

KD is Director of User Experience at a health care software firm. Garima is Senior Business Analyst with a healthcare insurance company.  We both have good jobs, but becoming parents is our foremost priority.

Qualities we see in each other:

KD believes that Garima is the kindest hearted person he knows. She is very caring, intelligent and hardworking, both at home and in career.

Garima believes that KD is very caring and thoughtful. He puts his heart and mind into everything he does.

Hobbies:

We enjoy staying busy and active.  We like to travel, have barbecues, work in the garden and do house chores.  Very often we will go to a café nearby and play chess.  We frequent the gym often and we both love spending time outdoors hiking, biking and walking.  We also appreciate the time spent with family and friends watching movies and relaxing. We look forward to including our new baby in our activities and exploring new activities with the child. We very much look forward to travelling, taking long walks, playing with silly toys at home.  We hope to get a small puppy and watch them grow up together.

Our extended family and holidays:

KD has a younger sister who lives in California and he has 11 first cousins. Garima’s younger brother and elder sister are in India, but she has way more cousins than KD. Both of us grew up with our extended families before moving to U.S.

Every two years we go to India during the Thanksgiving and Christmas period, where we visit with everyone and spend time together. Other years, KD’s sister visits him from California with her two daughters. Garima is visited by her first cousins from Toronto every other year.

Our home and neighborhood:

Our home is very warm and cozy. We bought this house because it has space and privacy. The town has one of the best school districts in the state and boasts having the best schools in the country. It is a perfect place to raise a child. We look forward to raising our family here.

 

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