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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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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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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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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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Erik and Kathryn

Erik and Kathryn

About us:

We met at Kathy’s brother and sister-in-law’s annual Barn Party. (It’s a festive event for family and friends that includes bobbing for apples, potato sack races, a tug-of-war, and all sorts of fun games for children.) Erik likes to joke that he went to the party with an appetizer and left knowing he had met his future wife.

Soon after meeting, we went on a hiking date. It was the fall, and the crisp New England air and beautiful foliage was a great backdrop for getting to know each other better. We went on many hiking dates after that and realized that we really enjoyed each other’s company. After a while, we met each other’s families. Kathy’s family loves Erik and his family loves Kathy. We feel blessed to have each other as life partners.

Kathy is a teacher, and Erik is a credit analyst. We both look forward to spending a lot of time with our child. When the child is born, Kathy will take a leave of absence from work. Her main goal is to spend time with our baby.

Qualities we see in each other:

Erik: “When I met Kathy, I knew that I wanted to spend more time with her. She walked into the party and lit up the room with her smile. She had energy and enthusiasm, which I loved. The more time I spent with Kathy, the more I knew that she would be a great life partner. Kathy and I have shared values and that forms the basis for our strong marriage, which is built on love, trust, and respect. I have seen Kathy interact with our nieces and nephews and that interaction has proven to me that she will be a mother that will love, nurture, and guide our child through all of life’s ups-and-downs. Kathy is kind, loving, and fun. I know that Kathy and I will make a great team in raising our child.”

Kathy: “Erik is patient, compassionate, and fun. I love watching Erik throw the ball with our nieces and nephews, race them in the yard, and listen to how their days have gone. I love that everyone in my family loves Erik; his humble manner and calm demeanor make him easy to talk to and to spend time with. Witnessing Erik interact with our nieces and nephews convinced me that Erik is not only a great spouse but will also be a great father.”

Hobbies:

Whether we are watching movies on the couch, hiking in the mountains, walking the beach, or cheering on our favorite sports teams, we enjoy each other's company. We play tennis, swim, and hike together. We also enjoy going on weekend getaways. Our favorite times are those spent with family.

Erik enjoys aviation, skiing, and playing tennis. (Erik earned his pilot’s license years ago.) He also enjoys cheering on his favorite sports teams.

Kathy loves to exercise, read, cook, and do crafts. She, too, is an enthusiastic sports fan.

Activities we look forward to with our child:

We look forward to big and small life experiences with our child. We look forward to making pancakes with maple syrup smiley faces, spontaneous dance parties, and helping a child find his/her passion in life. We are ready to help with homework and to attend games and/or recitals. We will support our child in whatever capacity he/she needs. We are ready to change diapers, stay up at night when our child is sick, and to bandage skinned knees. We look forward to introducing our child to his/her extended family, which eagerly awaits his/her arrival.

Extended family:

We have an extensive, loving family, all of whom live locally, waiting to embrace its newest member. Our child will have doting grandparents, four sets of aunt and uncles, and eight first cousins. Kathy has 24 first cousins and they, too, live within a short drive. Our families enjoy spending time together.

Holidays:

The words “family” and “fun” sum up our holidays. At Thanksgiving, one family member hosts and everybody else brings the sides and desserts. Christmas Eve, we go to Erik’s uncle and aunt’s house for a traditional Swedish dinner. We spend Christmas morning together, then join Erik’s side of the family for brunch. Later, we head to Kathy’s parents’ house where we enjoy time with Kathy’s side of the family. Every year, our family gets together for Flag Day (June 14th). The town Kathy grew up in holds a big parade to celebrate the day.

Our adoption story:

We plan to be open with our child regarding adoption. We will make sure that our child knows that you love him/her greatly and will let our child know that your choice to make an adoption plan is a selfless act of love. We will love our child unconditionally and support him/her wholeheartedly.
We will honor your wishes regarding the level of communication you wish to have with your child.

Home and neighborhood:

Our home is filled with love and laughter. We currently live in a two-bedroom townhouse in a suburb of Boston. Our child will have two sets of aunts and uncles, a set of grandparents, and two cousins in this town. Suffice it to say, our child will be well-loved by family in our community. From our home, we can walk to the library, restaurants, and schools. Our hometown celebrates the 4th of July in style. The Night Before the 4th celebration includes food, music, and a great firework display.

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Scott and Krysten

Scott and Krysten

About us:

We met through mutual friends one night out on the town. Our first date was a dinner date, this is when we both became eager to spend more time together. After another date at the ice skating rink and out to the movies, we knew we were meant to be, we became inseparable and the rest, they say, is history !

Scott is a Police Officer and Krysten is a Registered Nurse.  Krysten has a very flexible job and is able to work from home, Scott intends to take a leave of absence from work once the baby arrives.

Qualities we see in each other:

Scott says about Krysten:  “I love how compassionate Krysten is. I love her positive attitude and her integrity. I appreciate how she can lighten any situation. Krysten is truly one of a kind and I admire her patience.”

Krysten says about Scott:  “I love how supportive Scott is. I  respect how motivating and smart he is.  Scott can always make  me laugh, I can see Scott playing ball or building a doll house with our child, he puts effort and thought into everything he does”

Our hobbies:

We enjoy being active and spending time outside, especially by the water. We both like to travel and have been travelled to many interesting places. Scott likes fishing, golf and  going to sporting events while Krysten likes crafting, crocheting and baking delicious treats for  many to enjoy !

Activities we look forward to doing with our child:

We are eagerly looking forward to many wonderful times, bed time stories, baking together, playing outside, swimming in the lake, attending dance recitals or sporting events, traveling to Disney, helping with homework, and making new traditions such as game night, to name a few.

Extended family & holidays:

Scott has quite a large family on both sides. Scott has many cousins who have children and every Sunday we gather at his mother’s house down the street to have Sunday dinner and catch up. Krysten has a smaller family, but many close friends whom have children that call her “Auntie Krysten.” We feel that we are constantly surrounded by friends and family daily, we are so lucky.

Holiday gatherings with our families are huge and always SO much fun. There are children running around everywhere and always more food than anyone can eat. Usually the house is packed with 30+ family members. Holidays are always full of laughter, fun and great memories .

Our adoption story:

We planning on being open and honest with our child about their adoption story. We plan on telling our child the sacrifice their birth parents made and how loved they are by everyone, we vow to be supportive to our child in every way we can.

Our home and neighborhood:

We live in a beautiful brand new home on a lake on a private  cul-de-sac. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. Neighbor’s wave as they drive by and everyone gathers a few times a year. It is a great town for a child to grow up in and we look forward to introducing our new  arrival to the community.

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Chris and Norman

Chris and Norman

About us:

Although we now live in the USA, we met while Chris was working in South Africa.  We met at a birthday party of a mutual friend, and have really been inseparable ever since!  After dating for nearly a year we got engaged, and within the following year we were married.  And we have recently celebrated our second marriage anniversary.

We are best friends.  We consider each other partners in everything: partners in love, in business, and in family.

Although we both plan to continue working, Norman has a very flexible schedule and will be able to manage as a stay at home parent.

Chris works for a large investment company that helps people save money for retirement and he works on the strategy team there.

Norman is a realtor in down town Boston and works with a great company.

Qualities we see in each other:

Norman: Meeting Chris has been a true gift to me. Chris is my partner, my friend, my love and provides me with encouragement, love and guidance.  He believes in me more than anyone else in the world.

Chris: Norman helps me stay grounded and remember what is really important in life.  He really is a perfect complement to my personality, and my weaknesses are his strengths.  I feel so lucky to be with him, and over the years I really feel like his strengths have rubbed off on me.

Our hobbies:

We have so much fun together!  We like doing the big things and the small things together.  Whether it is traveling to new places for adventurous vacations, or discovering a new series on Netflix, we really like spending time together.  And we both love food and wine so meal time is always special.

Special activities we look forward to doing with our child:

Just hanging out and having family time.  We love to eat and dinner time is always special so we can’t wait to plan some great meals and invite all the cousins over!

Extended family and holidays:

Chris has three siblings: a brother and two sisters.  His older sister has three children, his younger sister has a newborn, and his brother is expecting a baby in a few months!  Norman has a brother and a sister.  His sister has two boys and his brother just had a little baby girl.  Chris and Norman live right down the street from Chris’s parents and his sisters and they hang out all the time together!

Our holidays are full of lots of people and lots of fun!  The holidays are always about family and food!

Our adoption story:

We think it is such an amazing gift that birth parents provide, and think it is so selfless of them to engage in the adoption process.  We are really looking forward to the opportunity to be part of this amazing process.  And we will be open and honest with our child about his/her adoption story.

Open to on going meetings and contact with birthparents:

Of course!

Our home and neighborhood:

We live in a fantastic neighborhood.  We live in a charming, three-bedroom colonial, at the end of a dead end street.  The house is a classic New England style home, with plenty of space and lots of light.

Our town is very family friendly. The school system is fantastic and we are within walking distance of the town village where there are a number of cute shops and local restaurants.

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John and Courtney

John and Courtney

About us:

Our paths crossed for decades. Our families attended the same church when we were little. Courtney’s mother was John’s Sunday school teacher. Because of this, we have always known each other, but because of age difference and not being in the same circles, we never became friends. Finally, we ended up both living in the same area after College and had met at a pub. We talked a bit about our familiar families and friends. We exchanged numbers and began dating. Very quickly we felt comfortable with each other and had a very deep understanding of one another. We have both described the connection as feeling like we were "home".

After many years in the construction business John recently started his own Construction Company. Courtney works for John as bookkeeper. Courtney is able to work her own schedule and often times John’s jobs can have him working in the garage or coming home for lunch.

Courtney is home full time with Sam and will be with the next child. She does plan to keep up her work with the company but this can be done on her own schedule. She always wants her children to see her working. She believes this is important in teaching kids to work hard.

Qualities we see in each other:

Courtney says, “John is an incredibly hard working man. He  is known to be genuine and honest. To me he is one of the smartest people I have ever known. He takes his time figuring things out and doesn’t give up until he finds a solution. He is funny and doesn’t take himself too seriously. He is a very proud father. Every day he looks at our son with utter amazement that he gets to be a Dad. He is a patient teacher to our son and our boy wants to be just like his Dad.”

John says, “Courtney is a very special person who would do anything to not let the people she loves feel sad. She has continued to prove to me and everyone who knows her that she is genuinely the sincerest person you will meet, and puts everyone else’s needs ahead of hers, including our son. She also has a great self-deprecating sense of humor and always makes people laugh. She always has a way of seeing the good in situations, and has become such an amazing mother; it’s like it’s what she was born to do. “.

Our hobbies:

John is very much a guy’s guy. He loves football and never misses the football game. He loves boating with his Dad and fishing. More recently, he takes Sammy along with him. John also likes to do wood working in the garage. He has built furniture and built in shelves for the house. Sammy and John recently started building wooden cars.

Courtney loves to be active. She likes biking and running. She is very involved in organizing events for Sammy’s school. She loves music and history. She likes reading about these subjects. If Courtney is at home cooking dinner or cleaning she will always have music on and encourages Sammy to dance with her whenever possible.

We look forward to being a family of four:

We know another child is in our hearts and we will finally feel our family is complete. We look forward to having another child at dinner time around the table. John’s looks forward to building a tree house in the backyard for two kids to play in. Courtney can’t wait for  summers on the beach making sand castles with both children. We love  and cherish family more than anything. We genuinely love to be with each other.

Our extended family:

We are very close to our parents and siblings. They all live with in a 6 mile radius of us. John’s sister has three kids 4, 2, and 6 months old and Courtney’s brother has two kids 4 and 3. All the cousins are best friends and we plan activities with them together a couple times a week. They are very excited to add another cousin to the gang. The grandparents are equally involved. Its not uncommon for any of them to swing by on a whim for a visit and all of them are on call babysitters as well. This set up is really special for us but also for Sam and hopefully another child. Sam is growing up very close to all these extra people. There is no shortage of support and love.

Our adoption story:

One of the most delicate parts of adopting a child is relaying to them the story of how our family came to be, and the extraordinary birth parents that made an incredibly selfless decision for a baby they love and want the best for. We have introduced this to Sam early which we feel is the best thing to do. Sammy has an adoption book that we read that have pictures of his birth parents. He knows them by name and can recognize them. He is still young but as he gets older we are so happy to tell him all the goodness that he has inside him that was given to him by these people.

Our home and neighborhood:

Our house is our dream home, we bought it a few years ago and had it renovated, it has lots of beautiful space, Every house in the neighborhood is full of kids. All the parents are responsible, loving, and good natured. This offers so much support as we all are raising kids and have the same goals for them. We  know the whole neighborhood will be so thrilled for us to add another child to the group.

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Marie

Marie

About me:

I am the director of marketing for a local software company. A lot of my work involves storytelling; putting messaging together, explaining how software can solve business problems. I like the company and the people I work with. My company has excellent healthcare and a flexible schedule to support employees with families.  It is perfect for a working mother.

My hobbies:

I rescued my dog Wyatt two years ago and he is a big part of my life.  He’s a sweet and goofy lab mix who loves people and is really great with little kids. We go for long hikes and swims in the summertime.

I have been practicing yoga for 8 years. It has taught me to appreciate my life more, not take myself too seriously, and helped me become a kinder, more patient person. My yoga retreats have taken me to Italy, Mexico, and Costa Rica. I’ve met amazing people through these experiences – including some of my closest friends.

Activities I look forward to doing with my child:

I want to provide a child with a warm, loving home filled with laughter and the traditions I grew up with -- plus a few new ones we’ll make up along the way.

I look forward to teaching my child to swim, ice skate, and ride a bike.

I look forward to snuggling up on the couch and watching Disney movies on cold rainy days, carving pumpkins and going apple picking in the fall, spending a warm, summer day at the beach splashing in the waves, and making snow angels on a wintry day in the snow.  I want to share my love of travel – whether it’s a weekend road trip to visit friends or a trek across the globe.  Let’s have an adventure!

Extended family & holidays

I grew up in a close, tight knit family (11 kids!) who relishes time together and family traditions. Because we live close to one another, I spend a lot of time with my siblings and their kids. I am lucky to have 22 nieces and nephews. They love each other dearly and are all funny, smart and outgoing individuals.

On the weekends, you’ll find us hiking in the woods with our many dogs, ice skating in my brother’s backyard rink or swimming at my sister’s pool. We rent a beach house in the summer and spend the days’ boogie boarding, swimming and surfing.

We love to celebrate the holidays and our birthdays as a family.  My mom’s birthday is Christmas Eve and despite the size of my family we still celebrate together in the house we grew up in.  We draw names in a Secret Santa gift exchange and the kids go crazy when it’s their turn to swap gifts with each other.  Over the year’s people started showing up in Santa costumes. Last year, three Santa’s showed up -- the youngest was twelve.

Many of us have March birthdays. A few years ago I planned a bowling party to celebrate with my family. Everyone showed up to play, some in costume (why not!), and we gave an award to kids with the highest scores.  This tradition has continued on.

My adoption story:

I recognize that a child who knows they are adopted may have questions about their birth parents. I will be open about the adoption process with my child from the start so they understand how loved they are. I believe that if I introduce the birth parents as a nature extension of the child’s life, and am open about their adoption, I can help my child understand and appreciate their history.

I hope to meet with and maybe have regular contact with my child’s birth parents.  They are an important piece of my child’s life and our family story.

My home & neighborhood

I live in a beautiful 3-unit brownstone on a family-friendly, tree-lined street . My home is recently renovated and features a large open concept kitchen and living room.  Most of my neighbors know me and my dog, Wyatt, by name and often stop to say hello and give him a scratch behind the ears.

During Halloween, our neighborhood association hosts a barbecue and closes the street to traffic so the kids can safely trick or treat. The week before Christmas, parents and their kids go door-to-door caroling.

It’s a great neighborhood and we can walk to restaurants, shops and public parks.  I am 1 block from several parks and 2 blocks from a children’s playground. There is a children’s daycare across the street and a middle school one block away.

 

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Sam and Christine

Sam and Christine

About Us

We met online and hit it off right away. We spent the first few months as friends sailing in the evenings after work which would inevitably turn into dinner afterward. It seemed that we were constantly emailing, talking on the phone and getting together until we finally accepted fate that we were meant to be together! We were married two years later. Four years ago, we were blessed with a daughter named Catherine. Though we are unable to have any more biological children, we feel that our family is not complete and we cannot wait to welcome another child through adoption.  Catherine is also very excited to be a big sister!

Our Hobbies

Christine loves to spend time outside and as well as quiet time at home. She grew up skiing in winters and spending summers at the beach swimming and boating. She also loves to cook, work on puzzles or snuggle up with a great book!

Sam also loves to ski and spends his free time in the summer racing sailboats with friends. He is passionate about photography and is often found following Christine and Cate around using them as models!

Family time is very important to us and we make it a priority to spend time together as much as possible. As a family, we can often be found traveling, hiking, skiing, skating, swimming and boating or just hanging out at home baking, playing games or doing art projects. We look forward to sharing these experiences with a new baby and including new activities that our child finds special to them.

Qualities we see in each other

Christine says: Sam is by far my best friend and co-conspirator in life. He has the ability to make me laugh and find the light side of life. He is supportive of whatever I want to do, listens to me when I am upset and is always willing to join me in any crazy adventure that I come up with. Since becoming a dad, I find myself loving and respecting him even more as he is so loving and patient with our daughter. He is the most amazing dad and I couldn’t envision raising a child with anyone else.

Sam says: Christine is my best friend, my confidant, travel companion and the best mother I could possibly have found. We enjoy spending time together as a family going on adventures (ranging from a trip to the zoo to a trip to Panama), having game night and trying our luck at a vegetable garden.

Our Family

Family is very important to us. Christine’s parents live 15 minutes away and love to visit or have us over for special Nana & Grandpa play time. Sam’s parents live only a few hours away which makes weekend visits easy.

We are very close to our extended family and aside from the 11 aunts and uncles welcoming the baby home will be 14 first cousins! Ranging in age from 16 years to 3 months, our child will have lots of playmates whether we are spending time at home, summer weekends at Christine’s parents’ cottage, time at Sam’s family home in Maine or skiing at their uncle’s house in New Hampshire. Everyone is excited to welcome a new baby to the family!

Our Home

Our home is a 4 bedroom colonial on a quiet, one way street with wonderful neighbors. We have a backyard with room to play, grow a small garden and have fires when it is warmer. The yard and driveway are fenced in making space to ride bikes and play.

We live in a vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Boston. We are a short train ride downtown to all the museums and events there while having plenty of playgrounds and parks within walking distance. We are just a few blocks to the village where there is shopping, restaurants, a library and ice cream shops. There is a farmers market in the summer that is a popular gathering place for local families. The Zoo, skating rink and ski slope are a short drive away as well.

Our Adoption Story

We intend to be very honest with our child from birth to be sure that they understand they are a gift from a very special woman who has chosen us to raise them, love them and embrace them within our family. As our child becomes older and able to understand the difficult circumstances people experience in life with understanding and compassion, we intend to share all the information we have that contributed to your choice for us to raise this child. It is important to us for this child to respect your decision and know it was made out of love.

 

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Brian and Mary

Brian and Mary

About us:

We met on a blind date that was set up by mutual friends. It started at a restaurant in Boston and we quickly discovered that we share a love of travel, cooking, the outdoors and being healthy and active. We also learned that we lived 5 blocks from one another. We spent the rest of the weekend together and became inseparable from then on. To this day, we feel tremendously lucky to have found one another.

Mary works in education administration for a private elementary and middle school. Brian works in sales leadership for a sustainability-driven international technology company.

Mary will take a leave of absence from work. Brian has a flexible schedule and can work from home. He will also take a brief leave of absence from work.

Qualities we see in each other:

Mary says,  “Brian is a true gentleman. He is thoughtful, kind, and sensitive. I love that he is always positive, genuine, and respectful to everyone he meets. He is always looking out for my best interests, and he has the most wonderful and endearing smile that lightens a room.”

Brian says,  “I have always been drawn to Mary’s kindness. It was evident when we first met and I see it consistently in her daily interactions with all people. She is also genuine, compassionate and funny. These qualities and many others are why she is considered an amazing daughter, sister, friend and wife! “

Our hobbies:

Mary - I love to cook - whether it’s baking my mother’s traditional family meals to experimenting with new recipes on my own - I love to play in the kitchen. I also love to exercise, especially running, and read, travel, and go for walks whether it’s strolling the city streets of Boston or in the woods with Brian and our dog, Georgia.

Brian - I love to cook as well. Mary is much better than me, but she is more than willing to let me help out occasionally! I also love to travel and generally enjoy any activity that allows me to spend time in nature - hiking, bike riding, golfing, etc. I have enjoyed traveling all over the world and would be eager to continue exploring as a family.

Activities we look forward to:

We are excited to provide a home where our child can play, learn, and discover. We are excited to join them on adventures from taking hikes in the woods, to learning how to bake and cook. We are excited to share our love of the outdoors, travel and a curiosity for places and cultures throughout the world. Most importantly, we are looking forward to supporting and nurturing our child. We truly believe that life is a journey and we are looking forward to encouraging and supporting our child as they make their way through it. Whether treating a skinned knee or helping them fight through tough homework assignments, we look forward to simply being there and to providing the necessary comfort or encouragement.

Extended family & holidays:

We are both very close to our families and they are so excited for our adoption and look forward to welcoming our child. Our son or daughter will have 12 (and counting!) first cousins, 5 aunts, 5 uncles, 2 grandmothers and 2 grandfathers between both of our families. Additionally, our family also includes 7 dogs!

Not surprisingly, cooking and family meals are an important part of each of our family celebrations. We also save plenty of time for play and laughter. Easter and Thanksgiving is spent with Brian’s family. There is always a family football game, or even a family olympics that is happening in the backyard. Christmas is spent in the mountains of Colorado with Mary’s family. In addition to skiing and sledding, our family also loves to watch fireworks at the local ski area on Christmas Eve as the grandchildren eagerly await Santa’s arrival.

Our adoption story:

We welcome an open adoption.

We will be open and honest with our child about their story and where they came from. Our child will know that their birth parents love them very much. We fully expect there to be some ongoing challenges as they comprehend their story. We are prepared to support him/her unconditionally throughout this journey.

Our home and neighborhood:

We live in a charming and beautiful seaside town outside of Boston. Steps away from the beach, we love to have picnic dinners and enjoy sunsets. We are also lucky to live just down the street from a beautiful family park, and the town library. Our 3-bedroom home has an open floor plan with a large kitchen overlooking the family room. For us, it has been perfect for cooking and enjoying family meals.

 

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Jim and Holly

Jim and Holly

About Us

We met at a young professionals’ social event and discovered that we shared many interests and values as well as a special connection.  We dated for 4 years and now have been happily married for 4 years with hearts full of love for each other and a lot of laughter in our house.

Holly has worked at a University for several years and is passionate about helping people reach their educational goals.  This field offers a flexible and stable environment and is close to home.  Holly plans to take several months off after a baby arrives then plans to work a modified schedule partly from home.

Jim is a partner in a small real estate firm and has been in the business for many years.  He enjoys this role because it is entrepreneurial, gives him control of his future and has a flexible schedule.

Our hobbies

Exploring our community, traveling and living an active lifestyle are very important to us.  We love the outdoors and especially being on the ocean during the summer.  We are both avid readers and enjoy attending sporting events. Holly enjoys nature walks, volunteering and time spent with family and Jim enjoys community service, photography and loves to cook.

Qualities we see in each other

Jim says that Holly is one of the most caring, loving and empathetic people he has ever known.  When they first met, he was quite impressed that Holly was a mentor for a young girl with emotional challenges.  They share many traits; among them is a focus on career and a love of family.  Jim says his wife is a strong and determined woman and he stands in awe of her resilience and focus on becoming a parent.

Holly says that Jim is one of the hardest working and compassionate people she has ever known.  He is stable, emotional supportive and dependable.  He is gentle and patient and a true partner who has been by her side every step of our journey.  Among his greatest strengths are his thoughtfulness and easy-going personality.  Faith and service to others are very important to him.  Holly says she is also very lucky that Jim is a great cook!

Activities we look forward to doing with our child

Watching our child grow and thrive in our home will bring us so much joy.  We cannot wait to read bedtime stories while rocking him or her to sleep.  Sharing our enthusiasm for travel, the ocean and the outdoors with our child is important to us.  We are so excited to experience summer barbecues and autumn hikes through our child’s eyes and see the excitement on his or her face as we push him or her on the swings at our neighborhood playground.  We will be there to celebrate milestones like first steps and the first day of school, as well as offer comfort when he or she is sad or hurt.

Family gatherings/holidays

Having both come from warm, loving and nurturing homes, we want to provide the same to a child.  We enjoy time spent with family and friends and love hosting holiday dinners.  We enjoy celebrating milestones and birthdays, swimming in Holly’s parents’ pool and being on Holly’s family’s boat.  Between both sides of our family, we have 3 nieces and 2 nephews as well as many cousins with children.  Our family is thrilled about the idea of welcoming another little one into our family.

Values

We will offer a child a safe, secure and stable home filled with love.  Raising a caring, responsible, respectful and resilient child is our goal.  It is essential to give him or her strong roots and a healthy sense of themselves as well as build his or her curiosity.  Family traditions, community and education are important to us.  We also value the importance of honest communication with a child at all ages of development.

Our home and neighborhood

We own a great condominium with a lovely sunny lawn in front of our building.  Our town is a family-oriented community with diverse culture and excellent schools.  It offers advantages of urban living while still having the feel and comfort of the suburbs.  We have a wonderful playground, several parks and a daycare within a five-minute walk from our home.

Our adoption story

Since early in our relationship, we shared the dream of having a family and have embraced adoption as a perfect way of becoming parents.  We want to be the solution that expectant parents seek while serving a child in need.  We would be open with our child regarding his or her adoption story and honor our child’s connection to his or her birth parents and heritage.  Our child’s life will be celebrated every day and we would be eternally grateful for this blessing!

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Tim and Josh

Tim and Josh

About us:

We met while living in upstate New York over 10 years ago.  In the three weeks until our first date, we wrote emails and talked and laughed for hours on the phone, building a foundation for what ended up being our best - and last first date.

We had an instant connection, we both love to joke around and laugh.  Shortly after we met, Tim was moving into a new apartment, Josh went the extra mile and helped Tim painting and moving in.  This casual time together making a home for Tim (which Josh moved into a year later) cemented our relationship. We moved to Massachusetts in 2007, and put down roots in our community here.

We both come from big families and always knew we wanted children.  Adopting Colin has made us closer and filled our home with joy and laughter.  We can’t wait to share that with another child.

 Qualities we see in each other:

Josh says, “Tim knows how to live in the moment and make the most of it.  He’s confident, smart, loving and loyal.  I know he always has my back and being with him makes me better “.

Tim says, “Josh is basically a big kid himself. All children love him and his joy is contagious and helps keep me young at heart.  He is also the kindest person I know.”

Josh is a Marketing Director and Tim is a Yoga Teacher and a stay at home Dad. Josh has 10 weeks of paternity leave that he’ll use and Tim has a flexible schedule and will be home with the new baby.

Our hobbies:

Tim enjoys practicing yoga, reading, music, video games and puzzles.  Josh loves doing projects around the house, gardening and skiing. As a family, we enjoy days at the beach and traveling to visit family and friends as well as exploring new places. Colin loves to swim, and we are in a pool all summer and try to get to the beach a few times every winter.  We have memberships to a few children’s museums and Colin loves to explore and learn with his friends.  We spend a lot of time with our family friends at our local playgrounds too.

Activities we look forward to doing with our new child:

Our son Colin is looking forward to showing a new brother or sister some of his favorite places and activities.  We live near a zoo, museums and a big park with multiple playgrounds and a community garden.  We love to ride bikes as a family in nice weather.  In the summer we also spend time at our family’s beach house, a couple hours drive from home.

Extended family and holidays:

We both come from large extended families and are both the oldest of 3 siblings.  The baby’s three uncles and one aunt-to-be are very excited for a new niece or nephew. There are also lots of cousins, young and old that we’ll visit when we see family for holidays and on vacations.

Holidays are an important time to gather, have fun and celebrate our family. We sometimes host extended family for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and some years we travel to their homes.  We love making big dinners and hosting lots of friends as well.  When spending time together we play games, do puzzles and take outings when together during holidays.

Our adoption story:

We know that for birthparents, making an adoption plan takes a lot of bravery and love for the child.  Just as we’ve started to do with our son, we are committed to talking openly about how we formed our family and about all those involved.  We’ll tell him/her first in the form of a bedtime story, later answer questions he/she may have.  We’re hopeful that we can learn as much as we can about our child’s birth family so that we can pass on their story of how we all worked together to form a family. In the same way we are open to on going contact and meetings with birthparents with our first son Colin, we continue to believe in being as open about all aspects of the family.

Our home and neighborhood:

We live in a house on a dead end street near the city.  Three neighbors on our street have kids under age 5.  We live near parks, playgrounds and a big pond with boats.  We can take the train to museums or the aquarium in just a few minutes.  Our neighborhood has many young families; we can walk from our house to restaurants, the post office, grocery store and a great ice cream shop!

 

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