Meet Richie and Kelly:

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About Us

We met in college 13 years ago where Kelly was studying nursing and Richie was studying Early Childhood Education. We had so many common interests and hobbies that we hit it off immediately and have been together ever since. Today, Kelly works as a nurse and Richie works for the Public School System managing the after school programs.  We have a three year old son, Oliver, and a dog, Tiga.  We love spending time together as a family doing everything from playing in our yard to day trips and family vacations.

Our Hobbies

We enjoy spending time outdoors at the beach and campground in the summertime, and skiing and ice skating in the winter time.  Richie is an avid runner and has completed 4 marathons and is currently training for his 5th Marathon.  He has also completed countless half-marathons. Kelly enjoys neighborhood walks with the family, keeping active, cooking and hosting family and friends for gatherings at our home.  First and foremost, however, we both love spending time with our son and each other.

Qualities We See in Each Other

Kelly about Richie -“Richie amazes me everyday. He is an amazing, nurturing father to our son and a hard worker and provider for our family.  He is calm and understanding. He sets goals for himself and goes above and beyond to meet them day in and day out.  I have loved watching him grow from loving husband to loving father over the past few years. I know he will instill and pass on these wonderful qualities to our children.”

Richie about Kelly - “Kelly is an amazing wife and mother. She is calm, caring and compassionate.  She always puts Oliver, myself and family first. I have loved watching her grow as a mother over the past three years.  I know she will instill and pass on these wonderful qualities to our children.”

Our Extended Family / Family Gatherings

We have a large family including great- grandparents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who are all ready to love our children. We live in close proximity to family and often go to parties and get togethers with up to 50 family members.  For now, our children will not have any first cousins but have countless second cousins (who are more like first cousins or even siblings). We enjoy getting together for holidays, often hosting at our home, with family and friends present. Throughout the summer, however, many of us can be found at pool parties hosted by Kelly’s parents.

Our Adoption Story

After devastating losses of our own, we turned to adoption to grow our family. We plan on being open and honest with our child about adoption and providing them with as much information as we possibly can about their birth parents. We have so much more love to give and look forward to welcoming another baby into our family.

Special Activities we Look Forward to Doing with our Children

We have enjoyed doing so many activities with our son, and intend to continue to have amazing experiences together as our family grows. We look forward to more family trips to the beach, camping, and Disney World. We love spending time outdoors and exploring new places together.

Our Home and Neighborhood

We live in a beautiful three bedroom home in Massachusetts. We have a large fenced in yard perfect for running around with our dog and playing together as a family.  We are also in walking distance to many parks, schools and the library.

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