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Bob and Lori

Bob and Lori

About us:

We met in 2006 and it didn't take long for us to click and realize that we were meant to be together. Our relationship kept growing and moving forward until we got married in the spring of 2010.

At the cost of sounding trite, we really are best friends, and the saying “opposites attract” seemingly holds true for us. Lori is outgoing and spontaneous and Bob is more laid back and a practical planner.  We respect each other enough to hear each other out before working together towards common goals.  Neither of us is shy to share opinions with each other. No matter where we go, who were with, or what we do, we enjoy being together.  We have similar senses of humor and we laugh a LOT!  We “get” each other and have described our relationship this way- I am the Yin to her Yang- we are a good balance for each other.

Bob is a Physical Therapist and currently works as the Director of Rehab at a local nursing home. Lori works as an Account Manager at a Financial Services Company. We plan on adjusting our work hours for the first few years to allow for us to spend as much time together as a family.

Qualities we see in each other:

Lori says about Bob: Bob’s laid back and easy going personality makes it very easy to get along with him. He is very patient and compassionate.  This enables him to excel at his job as a physical therapist. His specialty is working with people who have recently suffered a stroke. He works one on one with them to help them get strong and regain any physical abilities that they might have lost. When he talks about helping these people, he has such an excitement and enthusiasm for helping others.

Bob says about Lori: Lori is a very caring thoughtful person. She is the person that you can count on to be your cheerleader in good times and your shoulder to cry on in your time of need. She has a huge heart and a nurturing spirit and will be a fantastic mother.

Our hobbies:

Bob is an amazing musician. He has sung and played bass guitar in several local bands since he was in his late teens, music is a true passion.  Lori enjoys knitting and gardening.

Activities we look forward to:

We both have diverse backgrounds and interests, which will open many opportunities to peak a child’s curiosity. We feel that reading at an early age is important. We are excited for the opportunity to have story time with our child. We also believe that music and other artistic outlets can unlock a child’s imagination.  Lori’s love of animals will certainly introduce a child to the love, caring and respect of creatures great and small.

Holidays:

When we were kids, holidays were celebrated with both sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins would gather at holiday time to celebrate with Italian, Polish, and French Canadian traditions.  The food was plentiful and the conversation was loud and filled with laughter and stories.  These traditions have morphed as family members have moved or passed away. This generation of our family is more mobile and live from Florida to Massachusetts.  We still gather regularly with those that are able to and share good food and good stories and keep some of the traditions alive.

Our home and neighborhood:

Our home is a two story colonial which is located on a very quiet dead end street.  We have a screen 3 season porch which overlooks a yard that is fenced in on 3 sides.  The neighborhood is multigenerational, and has its share of young families and lots of children.  Our home is within walking distance to schools, churches, parks, and a grocery store.

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Michael and Michelle

Michael and Michelle

About us:

We have known each other since elementary school. We were very young when we first met, but our relationship didn’t begin until we were both in college. Michael was in his first year of graduate school and Michelle was in her first year of undergraduate studies. Michael returned home that year to attend Michelle’s brother’s wedding, and that’s when he first took notice of Michelle. Before we knew it, we were in a long distance relationship. That next summer we travelled through Europe together and six months later, we were engaged. We’ve been married 16 wonderful years!

Michael is the President of a software company he helped found 15 years ago based on research he conducted while attending MIT. Michelle is a stay-at-home mom for our daughter Alyssa. Prior to Alyssa’s adoption, Michelle was a private tutor for children in grades K through 12 as well as a regular volunteer at a Children’s Hospital.

Michelle plans to continue being a full time stay-at-home mom.

What we do for fun:

We both enjoy outdoor activities which include golfing in the warm weather and skiing in the winter. Michael enjoys scuba diving and sailing as well as relaxing at home spending quality time with family.  Michelle loves to experience new things and takes lots of photos, she enjoys traveling and living life to its fullest.

Qualities we see in each other:

Michelle says: “Michael is very smart and works hard to provide for his family. He is a thinker and deliberates through situations carefully. He leads by example and is well respected by his peers. He is generous and genuinely concerned with the wellbeing of others. You can count on him to help you through a difficult situation. Michael is a loving husband, a dedicated father, and a man of integrity guided by strong values and principles.”

Michael says: “Michelle is thoughtful, caring and nurturing. She always remembers people’s special occasions, and is committed to ensuring the comfort of those around her. She is outgoing and spirited, a real people person. She has a special place in her heart for children and they seem to gravitate to her. She loves to teach and gets a real kick out of seeing kids grasp new concepts for the first time. She plays the piano, loves photography and is especially great with numbers. Michelle is an amazing mom and a wonderful wife.”

Activities we look forward to doing with our child:

We look forward to creating fun and lasting memories with our child and seeing the world through his/her eyes. There will be memorable family trips, celebrations and adventures to be sure. We’ll visit different countries and experience new things together. Beyond that, however, we look forward to bedtime stories, science fair projects, school concerts, cookie baking, silly songs, and the laughs and cuddles that will be part of it all.

Our adoption story:

We plan to be open and honest with our child about his/her adoption. We plan on sharing about the birthparents’ selfless gift to us that brought our child into our lives. We will talk of the birthmother’s sacrificial love and how difficult it was for her to give up her child for adoption. We will share how the birthparents wanted the best life possible for their baby and how unbelievably trusting they were to place their baby in our care. They will be spoken of with the utmost respect in our home. The birthmother will forever have a special place in our hearts.

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Joseph and Patricia

Joseph and Patricia

About us:

We first met when we were in high school while working at a local supermarket. We were very friendly and enjoyed each other’s company. Fast forward 15 years and Joe is moving back home from Virginia and who should he meet online but Tricia. After that we emailed each other constantly for two weeks. We finally met face to face at a local Irish pub for dinner. At the risk of sounding corny, by the end of the night we were “in love,” and six months later we were engaged.

Tricia is a middle school special education teacher and Joe works as a training consultant for a medical software firm.

Hobbies and special activities you look forward to sharing with your child:

Joe is a big reader and loves to settle down with a good book. He loves history, music and art and anytime he can see a concert or museum he jumps at it. As a young man he played hockey he is now hoping to start up again soon.

Tricia loves baking. She bakes everything with her specialty being Irish scones and bread. She also enjoys watching movies, playing board games, dancing, and seeing theater shows.  Tricia is also an avid collector of children’s books and looks forward to sharing this passion!

As a couple, we really enjoy rooting our local teams on especially the hockey, baseball and football. Any time we can get tickets we jump at the chance. We also love to prepare delicious food and spend time with friends and family and all of their children. We look forward to sharing all our favorite hobbies and passions with our child, and cannot wait for the day to come!

Holiday gatherings:

Holidays are hosted in our home and we have family and friends young and old join us. We always feel the more the merrier. Thanksgiving is always a sit down turkey dinner. Christmas Eve is an open house and then Christmas Day we host dinner. Halloween means decorating the house and the annual Halloween Parade. Being Irish, means St. Patrick’s Day has all of the traditional music, food and drink at the house. We look forward to celebrating Easter, along with all the holidays, with our little one and setting up a traditional Easter egg hunt.

Our home and neighborhood:

Our home is very traditional, and as we like to say, full of character. We have three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Our house is filled with photos of family and friends and we decorate it for each and every holiday. We live right next to a conservation area that is great for when we walk our dog Mollie. The neighborhood has a lot of children in it and we have become their unofficial auntie and uncle.

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Mike and Michelle

Mike and Michelle

About us:

We are Mike and Michelle we have been happily married for over 10 years.

We grew up in the same city and went to the same high school but never knew each other.  After college we met through mutual friends at a house party.  We knew right away we were meant to be together and we were married one year and four months later.

We have been through a lot together over those years, but our love continues to grow. We are in so many ways different and could be a perfect example of “opposites attract”.  For instance, Mike is a sports fanatic and Michelle could not tell you the difference between a football and a basketball. Michelle is a city girl and Mike is more into the country atmosphere. However, we are without doubt; “best friends”. What makes us different makes us stronger.

Mike is a Research and Development Engineer for a Medical Company. He has worked for the same company for close to 25 years.

Michelle is a surgical coordinator for orthopedic surgeons. She works closely with patients to set up surgeries and helps them navigate through their insurance.

Qualities we see in each other:

Michelle says about Mike: Mike is a loving man who has so much to give to a child. He loves playing with our nieces and nephews. Mike is considered a hard worker and will do anything he can for his family. He puts the people he loves ahead of himself.  I love that Mike has a positive outlook on life; he loves to laugh and to make others laugh and smile.

Mike says about Michelle: Michelle is the love of my life. She is a very caring and strong woman. I have seen strength in Michelle over the years that simply amazes me.  She is so kind and friendly; she is positive and upbeat, but has a shy side to her. She is so great with her nieces and nephews and they just love her. There are always chants of, “aunties here”, “aunties here” whenever she walks in their house.  She will make a fantastic mom!

Our hobbies:

Mike enjoys sports, whether playing them or attending them. He also enjoys relaxing times reading books by his favorite author.

Michelle enjoys travelling to warm spots to relax on the beach. She loves the ocean.  She also loves entertaining guests at our home and dining at nice restaurants. Michelle loves the Holidays and enjoys cooking and baking some of her favorite dishes and yummy desserts.

Activities we look forward to doing with our child:

We look forward to having a child enter our lives and completing our family. I want our child to grow up close to their cousins and to build memories of fun filled holidays and get-togethers.  We want to share all the things that parenting brings. We want to create fun and lasting memories, like teaching them to ride a bike, family vacations to our favorite spots, and helping them learn about their own talents. Options are endless. We dream of watching the excitement on their little face as they come down the stairs for Christmas morning. We just want to pass happiness and love on to a child. They deserve it!

Our home and neighborhood:

We live in the town that we both grew up in.  Our home is a two story colonial with three bedrooms, located on a quiet street.  (Cannot wait to turn one of the bedrooms into a nursery)!!  We have a fenced in yard and a playground directly across the street. The neighborhood is very active and family oriented.  Throughout the year, our neighborhood has different activities such as a summer cookout, yard sale, July 4th bike parade, meet your new neighbors get together, Halloween parade and Christmas caroling.  We are so excited to share all these activities with a child.

Our Adoption Plan:

With Mike being an adopted person himself, we feel that an open and honest adoption is the best plan for our child. We will let them know the gift of adoption is the ultimate act of profound love, sacrifice, and selflessness. We promise that your baby will be loved, protected, celebrated, and will be surrounded by family and friends, who will always love them unconditionally. We will always let them know that you are an incredible woman who placed their needs above those of your own.

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Ethan and Jodi

Ethan and Jodi

About us:

We met the old fashioned way – online! We had our first date right before Jodi was going out of town to visit family and talked every night she was away. The more we talked we realized that we had a lot in common. Our relationship developed quickly and we both knew pretty fast we had found someone wonderful and we had a special bond. Jodi has been a Speech Language Pathologist in an urban elementary school for the last 14 years and loves working with kids. Ethan is an Accounting Manager for a large commercial bank and luckily is good with money!

Qualities we see in each other:

From Ethan: Jodi is a loving, caring, thoughtful individual. She is very patient when dealing with problems. She is good with children, so I know she’ll be a great mother. Jodi seems to know what to say when talking with kids and children; they always seem to gravitate to her when we are out with friends and family. Watching the way Jodi interacts and loves our dog, makes me know that she has all the qualities of a wonderful mother!

From Jodi: I know Ethan is going to be a great Dad! He’s very sensitive and always takes others feelings to heart when making decisions. He’s playful and likes to joke around but also knows when to be serious. Ethan’s fair and is a good compromiser. He’s warm, loyal, and always puts family first. Ethan is so excited to share his life with a child ….. He’s really just a kid at heart! (and he’s excited to have someone to play video games with!!)

What we like to do:

We live in a great city and enjoy visiting new stores and restaurants, exploring the historical sights, and visiting the museums. We share a love of traveling, taking our dog on day trips, and seeing different cultural sights. We also have a great love of nature and have been to several national parks around the country over the past few years. We can’t wait to share these adventures with our child. Jodi enjoys reading, traveling, and being outside. She loves exploring new restaurants and museums. Ethan likes watching sports and movies, playing golf, and hiking.

Our family:

We’re lucky that we both have loving supportive families. While both sets of grandparents are out of town, we get to see them often and they plan on visiting more frequently when another grandchild joins the family. Our child will have two uncles and three aunts, as well as 4 boy cousins welcoming them. We also have extended family in the area and everyone is looking forward to welcoming a new addition!

Talking about adoption:

We plan to tell our child how lucky he/she is to have so many adults that love him or her. We plan on being honest and open from the beginning. Our child will know how fortunate he/she is that a birth plan was made. We look forward to sharing pictures and stories throughout our child’s life with birth parents.

Our home:

While we currently live in a condo in an urban setting, we’re in the process of buying a family friendly home in a diverse suburb. Our new neighborhood is full of families and we have a spacious yard with lots of room to play!  We cannot wait to welcome a new baby into our hearts and into our home!

 

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Susan

Susan

About me:

Most of all, I want to become a mother.  I have a very fulfilling job leading a project management group at a Financial Services company.  My job gives me the financial stability to live a very comfortable life, to travel, to give to those less fortunate, and to build and support a family through adoption.  I plan to take several months off when the baby arrives and then adjust my work schedule to spend as much time as possible with my child.

Hobbies:

I enjoy staying active - biking, running and participating in triathlons and charity bike rides in the summer and skiing in the winter.  I love to travel and I also enjoy spending time at home, cooking, gardening, playing the piano, reading and watching movies, and spending time at the beach and at my family’s lake house.

Special activities I look forward to doing with my child:

I am excited to share many activities with my child to help him/her become a well-rounded and self-confident person who will be successful in life and appreciative of all that life has to offer.  I look forward to sharing my love of reading and music, to teaching my child to ski, swim, play soccer, and play the piano, and to opening my child’s eyes and mind to new cultures and perspectives by traveling and creating wonderful memories of our adventures together.

Extended family and holiday gatherings:

I am blessed with a great, tight-knit extended family - my parents, my sister and her husband, my brother and my three nephews and niece are all very close and we spend time together frequently.  In addition I have a strong and supportive network of close friends, and their kids form an extended network of “cousins” for my child to grow up with.  All are very excited to welcome a new child into the group! I love to get together with my family for the holidays, and we spend every Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas together.  We love to cook, play games and sports, and play the organ and sing in the church choir.  In addition, we celebrate several family birthdays during the Christmas holiday, making that gathering extra special!

Adoption story:

I plan to be very open about my child’s adoption journey, to help my child understand how special and loved s/he is, and how courageous and selfless his/her birth parents were in making this huge sacrifice for his/her future.  I will tell my child the story of his/her birth parents right from the start, keeping photos and mementos along the way to help my child build a strong identity, and I am open to ongoing contact/meetings with my child’s birth parents. I will love this child as if s/he were my own biologically and provide every opportunity to him/her that I can.

Home and neighborhood:

I am blessed with two beautiful homes – my primary residence is a city condo in a family-friendly building with a pool, outdoor space and easy access to parks and museums.  My second home is a beach home in a family neighborhood with five bedrooms, a huge deck and yard, steps from the beach, parks and schools.

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Joe and Ali

Joe and Ali

About us:

We met almost 11 years ago while we were out with different groups of friends. We accidently bumped into each other and started talking. Joe still claims to this day that Ali tripped him. A few nights later we made plans to meet again and have been together ever since.

Our relationship grew quickly; we had so much fun spending time together. Whether we were hanging out at Joe’s apartment or out with friends, we were always laughing. In just over 4 years of dating, we were married.  We both feel at ease in each other’s presence and cannot imagine life without the other.  Many people would describe us as having easygoing demeanors, but we are also driven to build a successful and enjoyable life for our family. We feel it is important not to take life too seriously.

Ali is a Real Estate Agent and Joe is Director of Sales for a global technology company. Ali is planning on spending her time at home when the baby arrives. Once the baby is settled Ali will consider working part-time. Luckily, both Ali and Joe have flexible work schedules which allow them to work from home or schedule around family priorities.

What we do for fun:

Ali enjoys reading, spending time with her girlfriends, hiking, and cooking. Joe enjoys exercising, watching football, golfing, fishing and grilling. As a couple, we enjoy cooking, traveling and watching movies together.

Qualities we see in each other:

What Ali says about Joe: Joe is hard working, smart (sometimes even nerdy) and very motivated to succeed. In addition, he is extremely friendly and easy to be around.  Joe is someone you can count on in both good times and bad, with advice, support or humor.

What Joe says about Ali: There is no better way to describe Ali than to say she is beautiful, inside and out. She is extremely kind and fair, always willing to support her friends and family. Joe also admires Ali around patience and comfort around children; she was born to be a mother.

Special activities we look forward to doing with our child:

We are looking forward to spending summers at the cape with our child where they will learn how to swim, row a boat, and fish. Our family has a property on the water with a small beach, perfect for summer fun. We are also looking forward to traveling with them, going to sporting events, and taking our dog Rocky for walks to the park. We have many friends with young children and hope to surround our child with many friends and family.

Extended family and holidays:

Both Joe and Ali are very close with their families. Joe’s sister has two little girls (6 and 4) and Ali’s cousins (11 and 9) are all very excited to have a baby in the family. We are always making plans to meet up and spend time with our sisters and cousins. Ali’s parents live nearby and spend a lot of time over the house. Unfortunately, Joe’s mom passed away several years ago but his Dad is retired and very active in his grandchildren’s lives.

Our holidays are always filled with lots of family and friends. We love hosting holidays this past Thanksgiving we had 20 guests for a sit down dinner. For Christmas we will travel to NY to see Joe’s family and our adorable nieces.

Our home and neighborhood:

We live in a suburban neighborhood with ample outdoor space to walk the dog and explore. Our home has lots of room for children including a large kitchen opening into an extended family room. The home was designed with a nursery located right next door to the master bedroom.  The backyard is a great place to run around and play. In addition, we have a large in ground pool (which is safely fenced in), which will be great for summer swimming.

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Paul and Gretchen

Paul and Gretchen

Our Story:

Remarkably, Gretchen and Paul grew up only a couple hours from each other, visited the same historical sites and ball parks with our families as kids, went to colleges on opposite shores of Lake Erie, and when we each moved to Boston, we worked only a couple blocks away from one another.  Yet we didn’t meet until close friends introduced us.  We both share a love of history, and during our first date we went canoeing under the Old North Bridge, near where the Revolutionary War started.  Paul later proposed to Gretchen on that same bridge, and we've been happily married for six years.

Two years ago, we were blessed when a courageous birth mother chose us to parent her child, and she and our son, Tommy, have brought even more laughs, light, and love into our lives than we could have ever imagined.  We have learned something new every day about ourselves as people and as parents, and especially our own expanding capacity to love.  We cannot wait to welcome a new child to our family.

What We Love About Each Other:

Paul says that Gretchen is a loving, warm, and caring person with a big heart, and an infectious laugh.  Gretchen says that Paul is amazingly kind, patient, creative, and incredibly funny.  We love to stay active, hiking, biking, cooking dinner together, playing on the beach, and playing in our yard as a family.  We enjoy celebrating holidays both big  (like Christmas and Easter) and small (like Valentine’s Day – which is also our anniversary!), and spending time together on all the normal days in between, whether on walks to the park or picnics on our back deck.

What We Look Forward to Sharing:

Gretchen plays the piano beautifully, and looks forward to sharing her love of music, baking, and baseball (she’s a huge Yankees fan).  Paul grew up playing many sports and still plays hockey weekly.  He looks forward not only to taking our children to cheer on the home teams at live sports events (especially the Red Sox), but also coaching our children’s teams as they grow.  We both also grew up with strong emphases on education. Paul, who earned his doctorate in Chemistry, is a scientist at a large biotech company.  Gretchen, who is a lawyer currently, holds an administrative leadership position at an Ivy League university. Together we both look forward to sharing with our children our love of learning, and curiosity about people and places across the country and around the world. Most of all, we love to spend our time with our families and friends, like Tommy’s Babcia and Dziadzia (that’s Polish for Grandma and Grandpa) who live nearby, and his uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Our Home and Neighborhood:

We live in a lovely 3 bedroom, two and one-half bath home in a wonderful suburb with an amazing school system.  During the nice weather, our yard and long driveway are bustling with pick-up games of basketball, hockey, and kids riding bikes and selling lemonade.  We love our home, and cannot wait to welcome a new child into our family, our lives, and our hearts.

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J.J and Liz

J.J and Liz

About us:

We met at a friend's party and met up again six months later at a baseball game with a large group of friends. Over the first few months we were dating, we both realized that we had something special. We make each other laugh, share the same values and hopes for life, have a lot of respect for each other and love to be together. We dated for a little over a year before getting engaged in New York City's Central Park. We've now been married for over four very happy years!

J.J. is the head writer for an educational travel company. He writes brochures, websites, emails and other marketing materials.

Liz is a product manager at a financial services company. She helps build trading and research features aimed to make investing easier for customers.

What we like to do:

We love to be active and outdoors. Together, we like to ski, bike, hike, play tennis, and golf. We've done a lot of traveling together -- both around the U.S. and abroad (we've been to Argentina, France and Ireland). We're also lucky to have a great group of friends that we spend time with – whether it’s cooking together, going out to restaurants, or doing charity bike rides & runs.

J.J. is a soccer player and mountain biker who loves to be outside. He loves to read and considers socializing with friends and family to be a hobby. Liz is a fan of comedy whether its movies, books, or shows like Saturday Night Live. In summer, she loves to go to the beach, swim, sail, and barbecue.

Qualities we see in each other:

J.J. on Liz: Liz is warm, friendly, and loyal. Her best friends are people she's known since grammar school or college. I know that Liz will give our child all of her love, and all of the things that make me love her: her humor, her kindness, her compassion, her politeness, and her playfulness. She will be an amazing mother.

Liz on J.J.: J.J. has a great sense of humor, he gets along with people from all walks of life, is laid back, smart and curious. He's got an adventurous spirit and a great "the more the merrier" approach to life. Kids naturally gravitate towards him and I love watching him be with kids because he is genuinely interested and having fun. He will be a wonderful father.

Special activities we look forward to doing with our child:

We believe the most important things you can do with a child are laugh, love, and learn. We can’t wait to do these things with our child. We plan to encourage them to try lots of things. We'll be their coach, mentor, and cheering section. We look forward to the little moments like reading books , making snowmen together, helping with homework, trying to answer their questions, watching them grow up as we help them through the ups and downs of life, and hugging them tight.

Extended family:

J.J. is the youngest of 4 children and Liz has one older sister. Together, we have 11 nieces and nephews and the oldest of them all is only 11. Some are right near us, others are farther away but we see them at least a couple of times a year. It's always fun, high energy, and unpredictable in all the right way.

Adoption story:

We believe family is about love, openness, and respect not traditional structure or definitions. We look forward to sharing our child's adoption story from the beginning - to help him or her become a strong and secure person and to honor the birth parents' role in our lives

Our home and neighborhood:

We live in a two bedroom condominium in in a tight-knit city neighborhood full of young families. We have an excellent elementary school, lots of playgrounds, and a beautiful courtyard that we share with our neighbors. We also have a second home in Vermont that we share with friends (who have young children of their own). We go there often to ski, hike, swim, bike, BBQ, see the stars and fireflies, and just relax.

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Norm and Richelle

Norm and Richelle

About us:

We met at a financial advisory firm where we both worked.  Richelle was doing an internship and Norm was her supervisor.  We kept our relationship a secret for 6 months before we let the word get out.  While this may otherwise seem somewhat scandalous, we were actually the 7th couple to meet and marry from the office…and there have been two more since us!  We dated for over two years before we were engaged and enjoyed a two year engagement before we tied to knot. Norm is self-employed as an accountant/bookkeeper and Richelle is a CPA; Tax Partner at a national firm.

Our son, Liam, is currently in an in-home daycare and we are considering hiring a nanny once we have a second child.  With that said, we do believe that socialization with other children is important so we will look for opportunities to participate in local play groups.  Norm’s schedule is irregular so he is sometimes home during the day.  In addition, Richelle works from home a day or two a week. We do plan to take as much time off as possible when the baby comes so that we can bond and enjoy our new family member.

Our hobbies:

Norm is an avid reader, enjoys golf and is wonderful at home improvements.  Richelle enjoys decorating our new home, spending time with friends, and likes photography and scrapbooking.  We both love outdoor activities include swimming, sailing, power boating, waterskiing, canoeing, fishing, camp fires, great meals, long talks and most importantly, laughter.  We particularly enjoy being out on our sailboat.

Activities we look forward to doing with our child:

Richelle enjoys bedtime stories and cuddles.  She is the piggy-back ride and tackle football player.  Liam and Richelle enjoy baking especially making cakes for special occasions (i.e. we made a pink heart cake for Valentine’s Day).  Norm enjoys playing with the Liam outside (playing catch, hitting a ball, and running around). We plan on continuing all of this and more with our new child.

Our extended family & holidays:

Together we have all sets of parents, sisters and brothers and their spouses along with 5 nieces and nephews.  Liam’s cousins love to play with him and enjoying teaching him whatever they can, whether it is learning patty-cake, playing soccer or coloring Easter eggs.

Although none of them live locally, we make every effort to spend time with them whenever we can with particular attention to Liam spending time with his grandparents.  We try to take advantage of quality time together as we don’t have the luxury of quantity.

We love the holidays and always spend them with our family, whether at our home or away.  Gatherings are generally intimate, casual and relaxing.  During the holiday season, Norm’s family always has a family get-together which brings us all together.

Our adoption story:

We have been telling Liam about his adoption story since birth.  We speak of his birthparents often and with great appreciation particularly on Mother’s/Father’s Day and his birthday.  Liam has always loved to flip through the Profile Book that we had compiled for his adoption and we also found a few nice story books about adoption that we read often.  Now that he is older, we have begun to engage him in writing the annual letter to his birthparents by asking him what he wants to tell them about.  We have begun a scrapbook of all the letters and pictures that we have sent through the years so that as he grows and begins to have questions about his adoption, we can show him all that we shared through the years.  We intend to do the same for our next child.

Home & neighborhood:

We live in a quintessential New England town which many of our friends have described as a scene right out of a Norman Rockwell painting.  The scene of kids playing hockey on a frozen pond in the glistening, falling snow is a sure bet.  There are no stop lights in town and one can expect to encounter wooded roads, rock walls, ponds, horse stables and deer around every corner.

We also have a lake house in New Hampshire which has been in Norm’s family for over 65 years.  Our weekends at the lake are often filled with visits from family and friends as we enjoy sharing our “home away from home” with those close to us.

 

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Rich and Meghan

Rich and Meghan

About us:

We met in college at a party and we just clicked.  We started to date for the remainder of the semester but once we each went our separate ways for the summer break we realized how much we missed and loved one another.  We never spent another summer apart from then on.

Rich is a heavy duty truck salesman.  He works closely with the cities and towns in his county to help determine their needs for truck specifications.  Meghan is a second grade teacher in the town next to where we live.

Our hobbies:

Rich loves to snow ski in the winter.  We own a 1971 VW Beetle and he loves going for rides and exploring different parts of New England and attending car shows.  Meghan loves to exercise and spend warm months at the beaches and reading good books.

Together we enjoy going to concerts and listening to music.  We have a large collection of music on old vinyl records.  We also take great pride in our welcoming home and enjoy spending time in the yard and pretty gardens.

Qualities we see in each other:

Rich says about Meghan:   Meghan is an extremely hard worker and dedicated teacher.  I admire the amount of work she puts into being the best role model for her students.  She is smart, funny and beautiful inside and out. She always puts her friends and family ahead of herself.

Meghan says about Rich:   Rich is easy going and laid back and takes all of life’s challenges in stride.  He is often the life of the party and loves to make people laugh. He is an amazing husband and will be an incredible loving father.

Activities we look forward to doing with our child:

We can’t wait to take our child on ski vacations when they are old enough. We look forward to camping in the summer and playing in the sand at the beaches. Mostly we look forward to spending time playing and laughing with grandparents, cousins and friends, family is very important to us.

Adoption story:

We feel that an honest and open adoption is the best plan for our child.  We will always remind them of the ultimate sacrifice that you made.  Our baby will be welcomed and loved with open arms by our entire family and large community of friends.

Our home and neighborhood:

We live in a small town in a beautiful cape style house set back on a private wooded lot.  The back yard is full of beautiful flower gardens as well as potted vegetables and has lots of room to run and explore.  Our neighborhood is very residential including several families with young children.   There is a large pond across the street that is open to fishing, canoeing and kayaking, it is truly beautiful scenery.

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Erik and Sunita

Erik and Sunita

About us:

We were introduced through a mutual friend at a Spanish tapas restaurant where we still love to go for good food and memories.  We clicked on our first date, a shopping excursion that extended into dinner and a movie.  After that first date, we began spending more and more time with each other – cooking, playing tennis and going running.  We quickly realized just how much we had in common, how compatible we are and how much we loved being around each other.  We make each other laugh and support each other every day.  We spent several years together before we married and have been married for 8 years.  We look forward to spending the rest of our lives together.

Sunita is a medical research scientist working on treatments for rare diseases.

Erik is a chemical biologist researching therapies for autoimmune diseases.

Qualities we see in each other:

Sunita says that Erik is that type of person that you just want to be around.  He loves to laugh and make people laugh.  He has such a great positive outlook on life.  He is engaging, thoughtful, patient and kind and also motivated and intelligent.

Erik says that Sunita is the sweetest, most compassionate person I know.  She is both smart and beautiful. She has a great sense of humor and loves to be creative.  She is also adventurous and athletic (she regularly beats me in golf and tennis).

Our hobbies:

Sunita enjoys cooking and baking, playing sports (tennis, golf, running), traveling, home projects and crafts.

Erik enjoys backpacking, international travel, sports (basketball, running, tennis) and reading.

Special activities we look forward to doing with our child:

We look forward to frequent walks to parks, playing catch in our yard, long sun filled days at the beach, rooting at baseball and basketball games in Boston, gathering with family at the family cabin in Montana and traveling to places far and wide. We also look forward to everyday activities like snuggling up to read bedtime stories, sharing dinners together, helping with homework and school projects, and experiencing with our child the joy of learning to ride a bike.

Extended family and holidays:

Sunita’s family is in Pennsylvania and Erik’s is in Oregon.  We both have one older brother and two nephews, so four cousins (ages 13, 11, 9 & 7) will be thrilled to meet our child, as will the grandparents – Sunita’s mom and Erik’s parents.

We alternate traveling for the holidays to one of our families’ homes and plan it so the entire family can be there.  Gatherings are fun and festive with a lot of cooking, playing games, watching movies and fun science experiments.

Our adoption story:

We will be open and honest with our child when discussing with her/him about adoption.  We will be careful in providing age-appropriate information to help our child understand their background and gain a sense of self.

Our home and neighborhood:

We just purchased a three level, single-family home  that has a beautiful deck and backyard for playing.  The neighborhood is quiet and family-oriented with parks and playgrounds and a pond close by.  The school district is excellent and schools are within walking distance.

 

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