Meet our Families!!

Your wishes for your baby are important to us and are always respected. Please take a few moments to meet our families and then we invite you to tell us about the kind of family you want for your baby.
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Matt and Katie

Matt and Katie

About Us

Thanks for taking the time to learn about us. We are Matt & Katie. We met 8 years ago through a popular online dating site. We were engaged after a year and married a year after that. Everything seemed to fall perfectly into place and we started on our lifelong journey together. Katie works as Senior Operations Manager at a pharmaceutical company and Matt works in sales at a wholesale distribution company in the construction industry. Three years ago, we adopted our dog, Toro. He is quite the character and great around children. He cannot wait to have a new friend to play with!

Our Hobbies

Matt is a “jack of all trades” and likes to work on projects around the house and yard. He is also an excellent cook and loves to grill and smoke food all year round. His other favorite hobby is saltwater fishing.

Katie is a talented singer/song writer and has been in a band for over 15 years. She also loves animals, arts and crafts, baking, shopping and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Qualities We See in Each Other

From Matt, of Katie: Katie’s qualities can’t be summed up in a few sentences. She is the kindest, selfless and most caring person that I know. She is very determined and excels at everything she does. She loves unconditionally and is quick to forgive. Katie has a very calm and collective nature about her and I have no doubt in my mind that all of her qualities are going to make her a fantastic mother.

From Katie, of Matt: I never believed in love at first sight or understood how easy a relationship could be until I met Matt. After just two dates, I knew in my heart that he was the one I had been waiting my whole life for. He is the most genuine, hard working, caring and honest person I know. He puts his family and friends before anything else but also goes out of his way to help anyone in need without the expectation of getting anything in return. He laughs with me during the good times and wipes my tears when I’m sad. He is also really funny and always makes me smile. He is truly one in a million. I am so blessed to have found my soulmate and know that he will be an amazing dad to a very lucky kid.

Our Extended Family and Holidays

Our parents are overjoyed at the thought of welcoming their very first grandchild into the family! Many of our family members including our parents, several of our siblings, aunts/uncles and cousins live within a 20-mile radius. We have a very tight knit family so having everyone close by gives us a great support system when we have a child. Along with all major holidays, we host a number of family dinners and get togethers through out the year. Thanksgiving is one of our favorites because everyone comes over; parents, siblings, aunts/uncles and cousins.

Our Adoption Story

Ever since we met, we have talked about starting a family. Due to medical reasons we have come to the decision that adoption is the best path for us to take. We are very excited to welcome a child into our home and start the next chapter of our life that we have been waiting so patiently for.

Special Activities We Look Forward to Doing with Our Child

We want our child to be able to experience all that life has to offer. Some activities that have a strong meaning for us that we want to share with our child include fishing, playing music, going on trips and spending time with family and friends.

Our Home & Neighborhood

We live on a quiet cul-de-sac in a suburban town surrounded by friends and close to family. We custom built our dream home together right after we got married. We built our house with children in mind and included extra bedrooms, bathrooms and an extra-large room over the garage to be used as a child’s play room. We have an inground pool, fully fence in yard and a nice big area for kids to play. We are close with all of our neighbors and throw a big block party each year with activities for both kids and adults. We could not have picked a better neighborhood to raise our family.

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Lon and MaryClaire

Lon and MaryClaire

About Us

Hi! We are Lon and MaryClaire. Thank you for taking the time to read our story! We met through a summer softball league eight years ago and have been married for six years.  Lon proposed at MaryClaire’s favorite spot in Acadia National Park which we continue to visit.  We both work in healthcare where MaryClaire works at a cancer research center and Lon works at a medical laboratory.

Our Hobbies

We like to be outdoors and enjoy skiing, hiking, biking, and taking in new scenery.  We like to travel and these trips together have helped us grow as a couple and created great memories. We like to cook and MaryClaire bakes; we learned helpful cooking tips from our parents that we look forward to sharing with our child as we cook together. Lon is a talented musician and we are excited to share our musical interests with our child.

Qualities We See in Each Other

From Lon, of MaryClaire: MaryClaire deeply cares and loves people.  She lives her life so that the moment she is presently in is the only moment that currently matters.  I fell in love with her instantly.  She sings nursery rhymes and has been collecting children’s books for years that she knows word for word.   Watching her interact with our nieces, nephews, and friend’s children have shown me just how great of a mother MaryClaire will be for our children.

From MaryClaire, of Lon: Lon first caught my eye in the cafeteria at work and I was excited to meet him at softball.  Right from the start I was comfortable being with Lon and I enjoyed the time we spent dating. I am blessed to call Lon my husband and best friend. Lon leads by example, has a generous and empathetic heart and is an attentive and sweet husband. Connecting with kids comes very natural to Lon. Lon is a good story teller, is musical and is funny as well! Lon will be a fantastic Dad to our child!

Our Extended Family

Our families and our dear friends share in the excitement we have to adopt a baby. We gather with our families multiple times a year for holidays, birthdays, and special events. There are many people who are waiting to meet our son or daughter and to be in his or her life.

Our Adoption Story

We are thrilled that we can grow our family through adoption. We will be honest with our child to explain his or her story and the selfless decision his or her birth parents made to make an adoption plan.

Special Activities We Look Forward to Doing with Our Child

It will be a joy to experience every day with our child and we look forward to snuggles, hugs, kisses, reading books, jumping in leaf piles, catching lightning bugs, baking, cooking, playing music, visiting with family and friends, connecting with neighbors, biking, hiking, laughing, making snowmen, going to church, watching our child learn, traveling and making memories in many other ways.

Our Home & Neighborhood

We live in the suburbs in a home that has a nice yard and is on a quiet street. Our neighbors are wonderful friends of ours and are very friendly and welcoming. Our neighborhood is a fun place year-round and especially so during trick-or-treating! Our cozy home is set and ready for us to welcome home our child.

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Shaun and Kate

Shaun and Kate

Our Story

We met over five years ago in New York City, through our work as scientists studying the mind and brain.  It was a meeting of hearts as well as minds: we fell in love fast and have been together ever since.  After dating for a few years, we relocated to Boston and bought a house in a pleasant suburb just a few miles from the city.  Compared to Manhattan, the peace and quiet was a big change!  But we absolutely love living here and it’s a perfect place to raise a family.

We were married in a beautiful ceremony in Vermont’s Green Mountains, surrounded by our closest friends and family.  We’re a “transatlantic” couple: Kate was born and raised in a small town in upstate New York, whereas Shaun grew up “across the pond” in England.  Kate attended graduate school in New York City, where she then worked as a clinical neuropsychologist and researcher, aiming to help people with serious mental illness.  Shaun moved to the US in his mid-twenties, to pursue his career in research, studying genetics and neuroscience.  He’s currently interested in what sleep does to keep our brains healthy.

Our Family

Shaun’s son from his first marriage, Lorcan, is 11 years old and lives with his mom a few miles away.  He spends several days with us each week as well as weekends and holidays.  We have a lot of fun together, and Kate and Lorcan are very close.  As an only child, he’s very excited to become a big brother!  Our fourth family member is Clover, a two-year-old golden retriever. She’s a very sweet and gorgeous girl, who loves to go for long walks, chase balls, and snuggle.

Our Hobbies

Having competed through her college years, Kate is still an avid runner (and still pretty competitive in general!).  Nowadays she rarely has occasion to sprint, but she goes for long and leisurely runs to stay in shape and enjoy the outdoors.  She also has a passion for cooking, playing games, reading and travel.

Shaun likes to play games as well – but he also enjoys creating new games. He has developed a card game of his own, called Squirrel, and he is a pro at organizing scavenger hunts whenever Lorcan has friends over or our nieces and nephews visit. He is a bit of a “tech” guy and when not working on his computer, you might find him playing a video game or two with Lorcan.  Together, we share movie nights, board games, and sitting by the fireplace.  We’re lucky to have a pool in our back garden, where we spend a lot of time splashing around, playing volleyball and grilling out.  We also frequently go on nature hikes with Clover, who loves running through the woods, creating obstacle courses for herself, and greeting everyone who walks by.

Qualities We See in Each Other

Kate on Shaun:  Shaun is an optimist.  He has a special way of seeing the silver lining no matter what happens.  If we plan an outdoor activity and it starts to rain, he will inevitably say it is better in the rain (he is from England, after all).  He puts a positive spin on everything and refuses to let things get in the way of enjoying our time together.  This is one of the reasons that I love him. He is the most intelligent person I have ever met but he’s still able to enjoy silly films and playing kids’ games. He works hard and is dedicated to his career, but his priorities are centered on our home and he always puts family first.

Shaun on Kate:  Kate’s awesome, although I may be biased.  She has a great capacity for joy – a very important quality – and is able to appreciate the good things in life and not take them for granted.  She is a very social person who effortlessly elicits warmth and connection in others.  Kate’s very caring and despite not having had children of her own, has a naturally maternal way.  (I sometimes think she’s like a mom to the younger people in her group at work.)  But she’s a cool character too, who is pretty unflappable and doesn’t sweat the small stuff.  We already mentioned that she’s competitive: in fact, she’s usually the one who wins no matter what we’re doing, from tennis to card games to shooting pool. But it must be love, because I don’t even mind…

Our Extended Family

Kate: I have one sister (Beth) and one brother (Dave) with whom I’m very close.  When I was 18 years old, our mother was diagnosed with cancer and passed away five years later.  Through those difficult times, we learned just how important family is and we do not take one another for granted.  Beth still lives in upstate NY with her husband and four children.  We see them several times a year and I revel in being an aunt. Dave moved to Texas about 15 years ago, where he lives with his wife and two children.  Because of the distance, we see his family less frequently than Beth’s, but still manage to visit once a year and take advantage of FaceTime and texting between trips.  I’m very close with my dad Hank and his wife, Judy - who live together in the town where I grew up.  We travel together when we have the chance and have been to Ireland, Italy, and Hawaii – among other less exotic places. We truly enjoy spending time together. Hank and Judy are both looking forward to doting over their newest grandchild.

Shaun: I have one sister, Claire, who lives in Cheltenham, England with her husband Gareth and their three children.  My parents, Steve and Ann, live about an hour from Claire, in the house where I grew up, in a town called Rugby.  Despite living in another country, we’re able to visit once a year, and my family enjoys the excuse to travel “stateside” and tour all over New England, Colorado and other places (as well as seeing us, of course!).  It’s always a pleasure to see the kids get together, as they particularly love their American cousin Lorcan.

Our Adoption Story

We wanted to start a family but couldn’t get pregnant.  We went through two unsuccessful courses of IVF.  We were disappointed of course, but not devastated as adoption was something we’d considered right from the start.  To us, growing a family is what matters most and DNA has little to do with how we personally define family.

Special Activities We Look Forward to Doing with Our Child

We’re excited not just for the special occasions and achievements our child will enjoy, but also for the little moments we’ll share with our child, whatever they may be.  Perhaps building snowmen in Boston’s snowy winters, followed by a hot chocolate and a cozy fireplace.  Or laughing at something silly at the dinner table.  Or making up games during road-trips, or the tooth fairy’s first visit.  We’re excited about a life full of such moments, made special because they are shared moments, family moments.

But when not just having plain old fun, we do look forward to encouraging our child to grow to be true to his or herself, by providing opportunities and enriching experiences for them.  We’ve been fortunate to have resources but also flexible work schedules, and we look forward to taking advantage of these to provide for our child:  for example, through exposure to new places through travel, opportunities to engage in sports and hobbies, as well as a solid education and love of learning.

Holiday Gatherings

We love the holidays!  Kate’s favorite is Thanksgiving, as we get together with our extended families and eat and play games all day. It is a perfect time to catch up with each other without any set agenda (except for mealtime!) and it is usually right around the time that it gets cold outside, which makes for a nice setting by the fire.  Shaun is a big fan of Christmas. We decorate the house early and spend a festive evening decorating the tree and listening to Christmas music. Every other year, we travel to England to spend Christmas with Shaun’s family. Lorcan gets the chance to see his British cousins and we usually rent a house where we can all stay together.

Our Home & Neighborhood

We live in a safe, leafy neighborhood just outside of Boston, on a small street with friendly neighbors, most of whom have young children themselves.  The town has some of the best schools and libraries in the state.  It’s still easy to get into the city whenever we want, which is good for many family-friendly activities, from the Children’s Museum, to Swan Boats in Boston Public Gardens, to baseball at Fenway Park.

Our home is a spacious split-level, mid-century modern house, with four bedrooms, a large kitchen where we often gather, living room, dining room, a family den (where we mostly hang out when not in the kitchen), as well as a games/media room and finished basement with a pool table.   Our back garden is fenced-in, with a lawn and patio where we often grill, and spend time in the swimming pool.  There’s also a little pool house with a mini-kitchen that’s a fun place for the kids to play house in.   It’s a nice home and a great place for our family.

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Chris and Melanie

Chris and Melanie

Our Story

Chris is a mechanical engineer and Melanie is a financial controller.  Mollie, a pug, is our gentle and affectionate dog.  We first met at Chris’s sister’s wedding in October 2012.  Melanie was a bridesmaid, so she was spending a lot of time with Chris’s family that weekend.  We sat next to each other at dinner, talked the whole night, and shared our first dance at the reception.  From that point on, we knew we had a special connection.  After 3 years of dating and growing close to each other, we were married.

Qualities we see in each other

What Melanie says about Chris:  Chris is very caring and compassionate.  He has a genuine concern for the well-being of those around him.  He is thoughtful and is by far the kindest person I know.   He follows his heart, demonstrates faith, and always works hard to do the right thing.  He is a true blessing, someone I strive to become more like each and every day.  I am confident he is going to be an amazing father and positive role model for our child.

What Chris says about Melanie:  Melanie is a warm and caring person who has looked forward to being a mother for almost her entire life.  She naturally makes people feel comfortable and is a good listener, a recipe that has attracted many life-long good friends.  As a loving wife, she compliments me well, reminding me when I am forgetful, organizing fun activities and events, and doing special things for me at random.  As a very active aunt, she loves her nieces and nephews tremendously and would display the same affection and that much more with our child.  Melanie will make an excellent mother!

Our Hobbies

Chris enjoys going on hikes, bike riding on local trails, and going to concerts.  He can often be found working in the yard or on the family cars.  Melanie enjoys going to the theater to see musicals, cooking new recipes, photography, gardening, and putting together jigsaw puzzles.

Together we enjoy traveling to new places, going for walks with our dog Mollie, participating in church activities, and entertaining in our home.  One event that we look forward to planning and hosting together is our annual pumpkin carving party, where we welcome family and friends of all ages.

Special Activities we look forward to sharing with our child

We look forward to everything!  We are excited to introduce our child to new experiences such as eating ice cream for the first time, going to the beach to build sand castles, seeing and hearing fireworks, and riding a bike.  We look forward to visiting national landmarks and parks around the country as a family.  We can’t wait to share traditions with our child, including our annual cousin Christmas sleepover which we host every year in early December.

Our Extended Family/Family Gatherings

Chris has two younger sisters and Melanie has an older brother and a younger sister.  Combined we have six nieces and nephews, ranging in age from 9 years to 11 months old.  We are fortunate to have both of our families living close by.  Chris’s parents and Melanie’s mother live less than 15 minutes away, and all of our siblings live less than 45 minutes away.  This allows us to be able to get together on multiple occasions throughout the year for birthdays, barbeques, pool parties, or just casual drop in visits.  Holidays are spent with family – alternating locations depending on who wants to host that year.   These occasions are always a time of great joy filled with lots of love, laughter, and good food!  Everyone is very excited to welcome another child into the family.

Our Home/Neighborhood

We live in the suburbs in a quiet neighborhood that offers woods for exploring, trails for hiking and recreational parks for playing!  The neighborhood is kid friendly and is made up of families with children of all ages.  It is great for trick-or-treating!  Our home is an expanded colonial that offers plenty of space both inside and out for playing and running around.  The town provides a top rated school system within a 5 minute drive.  Beaches, museums, and state parks are just a short drive away.

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Rory and Jason

Rory and Jason

About Us

Rory is a real estate attorney and owns his own firm.  Jason is a digital media sales director who works for a major broadcasting company.  We met each other through our softball league and through the support and encouragement of our many mutual friends.  We have been together for over nine years and married since 2014.

We live with our dog, Rosie, who is a gentle, loving, twelve-year-old Viszla-Lab mix that Jason rescued ten years ago from a local shelter.

We are each other’s strongest supporters in all areas of life, closest friends, most trusted confidants, and most reliable business advisors.  Through the years, we have grown from a couple into a family ready to welcome a child.

Our Hobbies

We enjoy playing softball together and socializing with our friends after our games, learning about the local real estate markets throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire as we investigate investment opportunities, traveling to interesting destinations near and far, hosting dinner parties with our friends in Boston, and spending time at our place on Cape Cod or at our lake home (which usually includes skiing, boating, hiking, and campfires).

Qualities We See in Each Other

Rory is thoughtful, incredibly smart, and very level-headed.  He has an amazing ability to analyze current events and can name the capital city of every country in the world.  He cares deeply about his family and friends, all of whom enjoy spending time with Rory.

Jason is confident, quick-witted, and meticulous.  He juggles many leadership roles at work and in his community, and is a thorough planner.  Jason is loyal, patient, and honest, and surrounds himself with others who share these traits.

Our Extended Family

We are both so fortunate to have amazingly loving and supportive extended families.  Rory has a younger brother and sister and remains close to both of them.  Jason is an only child, but has twelve first cousins who have a total of fifteen children among them.  Jason’s parents have been married for over 47 years, and Rory’s have been married for almost 40 years.

Our Adoption Story

We are enthusiastic about adoption to grow our family.  As a same-sex couple, our options for children are limited.  Nevertheless, we see this prospect solely as a blessing.

Both Jason’s and Rory’s parents are impatiently excited for our prospective adoption, and they are offering their full support.  Our other friends and family members share their excitement, including other same-sex couple friends whose lives have been enriched and families built through adoption.  We see the joy that children bring in the lives of our friends, and we look forward to sharing our lives and completing our family with the addition of a child.

Special Activities We Look Forward to Doing with Our Child

Our parents actively encouraged our educational opportunities.  Rory and Jason both excelled at school, and we hope to share the gift of learning with our child.  We look forward to teaching our child how to be both book-smart and worldly.  We intend to teach our child how to appreciate the diverse community around us, embrace our differences, and think independently.

Beyond that, we plan to introduce our child to the many benefits of living in an upscale urban setting while living within a short drive of the ocean, the mountains, and the woods.  Sports, nature, community service, popular culture, music, live theatre, and being outdoors are all activities that we intend to share in an effort to allow our child to gravitate to whichever interests him or her the most.

Our Home & Neighborhood

We live in a newly constructed large condominium unit across from a public park in South Boston’s City Point neighborhood.  The building contains six homes, all owner-occupied.  Within our building, there are three families with children, one with a newborn and two with school-age children.  Our neighborhood contains many public parks, public beaches, historical monuments, restaurants, shops, public schools, and private schools.  Directly across the street from our home is a city-maintained park that includes two softball fields, one little league field, a basketball court, a playground, a dog park, and plenty of green space.  Within a short walk, there are additional athletic fields, public tennis courts, and a skating rink.

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Richie and Kelly

Richie and Kelly

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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Mike and Emily

Mike and Emily

OUR STORY

Mike grew up in New Jersey as an only child, and went to college not too far from home, eventually taking his first full-time job in the Boston area. Emily grew up in western Massachusetts, the oldest of four kids. After college, she spent a couple years teaching on a small island in the Pacific as part of a volunteer program. Afterwards, she moved back to her hometown and worked nearby, but would frequently go into Boston on weekends to visit friends. As luck would have it, we met on one of those weekends at a gathering of mutual friends about 10 years ago. We dated for about 4 years and have been married now for over 5! Currently, Emily is a teacher at a nearby public library and Mike works in the tech industry as an electrical engineer.

OUR HOBBIES

Emily loves reading, running, crafting, and paddleboarding. She also likes to catch up with her siblings and childhood friends, many of whom also live in the Boston area. Mike enjoys listening to audiobooks and podcasts, and playing or watching sports with friends. He likes tinkering and building and always has some small project going on around the house. Together, we share a love for silly jokes, being outdoors, playing board games with friends, and snuggling with our two cats Boots and Busta in front of the TV. We both enjoy traveling and loved the adventure of living in Beijing, China together for two years on a work assignment. We look forward to taking our child to places we have been and to many new places we can explore together.

QUALITIES WE SEE IN EACH OTHER

We’re very different people - Mike tends to be analytical, calm, and introspective with a dry sense of humor, while Emily is creative, ambitious, bubbly, and engaging. Left to his own devices, Mike would likely fall into a predictable, uninteresting routine. Left to her own devices, Emily might fall into disorganization and chaos! But together, Mike provides the stability and grounding to the relationship while Emily provides the energy and creativity that make life interesting and meaningful. Together, we help to moderate each other’s flaws and anxieties, but accentuate our individual strengths. We support each other, we rely each other, and we laugh with each other - a lot.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES WE LOOK FORWARD TO DOING WITH OUR CHILD

We are excited to share in some big adventures with our child, but especially in the many small, everyday adventures! We can’t wait to have a little one toddling around, playing with our pets, splashing in puddles, and building amazing Lego creations.

Emily: I’m looking forward to taking our child to explore the beach near our home and to enjoy sing-alongs and storytime at our library. I can’t wait to teach them how to make crafts, do kitchen science experiments, and dance around the living room.

Mike:  I’m excited to chase our child around the house, jump in piles of leaves with them, play games with them, and help them take things apart to understand how they work. It will be a lot of fun teaching them how to throw a baseball, shoot a basketball, and catch fish.

OUR EXTENDED FAMILY & HOLIDAYS

We’re lucky to have Emily’s sisters, parents, and grandmother nearby and we see them often, either in her hometown or out on the coast. We especially love spending the big holidays together and taking part in family traditions - getting a Christmas tree, cooking a massive meal on Thanksgiving, hunting for Easter eggs, and celebrating birthdays together. Often, we invite our close friends to join in the festivities. Emily’s brother and extended family also live in the northeast. We see them a few times a year for family gatherings. We adore being aunt and uncle to her brother’s two young children and look forward to welcoming another niece or nephew in the next year when Emily’s sister has a baby, too! Mike comes from a very small family. His Mom lives in North Carolina and we visit her several times a year, including traditionally on New Year’s. But she’s currently making plans to move up to Boston very soon, because she wants to be close to her grandchild! We are grateful for FaceTime so we can catch up with her, his aunts, and his uncle despite the miles that separate us.

OUR HOME & NEIGHBORHOOD

We recently purchased a warm and sunlit home for our growing family in one of Boston’s most vibrant and historic communities. There are lots of families around with young children, and we have playgrounds and great schools just a few minutes’ walk from our home. We run most errands by foot since we have grocery stores, shops, restaurants, great medical care, and access to public transit just a few blocks away. Also in walking distance is our local library, a beach, an aquarium, and museums with great activities for kids.

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Matt and Jamie

Matt and Jamie

About us:

We first met in passing at a favorite coffee shop in downtown Boston.  Fate would have it that we played in the same summer softball league, where Matt asked Jamie out for the first time. We had our first date at the Fisherman’s Festival in the North End in 2007.  We made our way through the crowds and found a couple seats at a small Italian restaurant. We spent hours swapping stories.

Over the next few years, we were inseparable, and were even dubbed ‘Mamie’, the combination of Matt and Jamie. We filled the next few years with traveling, camping, and celebrating holidays with friends and family.

In 2010, Matt proposed to Jamie in the Boston’s Public Garden, next to the Swan Boats.  Coincidentally, we got married four years exactly from our first date!

Matt works in finance at an advertising agency.  Jamie works in property management for Real Estate Investment Company.

Our hobbies:

Matt has a passion for filmmaking that even took him to Paramount Studios in Los Angeles to work for a producer.  He is currently the technical director of a local film festival and working on a documentary film on local charities.  He enjoys film, travel, and giving back.

Jamie enjoys snorkeling, gardening, and spending time outdoors.  She loves being Auntie Jamie to her brother’s three children.  She enjoys cooking and hosting at our home, especially in the nice weather when the pool is open.

Qualities we see in each other:

Jamie: “What drew me to Matt was his sweet soul and huge smile.  He has a very uplifting effect on people and is always kind to others.  What he values most is making people happy and leaving the world a better place.”

Matt: “What drew me to Jamie was her beautiful smile, nurturing spirit and her incredibly optimistic outlook when faced with adversity.  Her loyalty to her family is unwavering and her love for all animals is touching.  She is grateful for everyone in her life and values family and friends over material things.”

Activities we look forward to:

We look forward to sharing the experiences that we enjoyed as kids; hunting for treasures on the beach, roasting s’mores on camping trips, and apple picking, to name a few.  We are excited to share our holidays with a child, as we cherish that time with our friends and family. Most importantly, we look forward to helping our child explore who he or she is, and provide the love, guidance, and support needed to create a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Our extended family:

Jamie is the younger of two children.  Her older brother has three children, Colby, Bella, and Vivian.  Jamie’s mother is very excited about our adoption plans and our efforts to start a family.  Jamie herself has over 30 first cousins, and over 17 second cousins.

Matt’s mother and father are both retired and could not be happier to someday greet their first grandchild.  Matt is the youngest of two children, his sister was just married and is hoping to start a family soon.

We also include our friends in the category of family.  Over the past few years, we have helped them welcome over a dozen babies that are looking forward to a new friend.  All of our friends are supportive of our decision; several of them were adopted themselves.

Holidays:

The holidays are for spending time with family and friends and we both enjoy the holiday spirit.  In the fall, we carve pumpkins, go apple picking and decorate the exterior of the house for Halloween.  Our neighborhood has a Halloween costume party each year.  Thanksgiving we spend with immediate family, as well as a Friendsgiving with friends and their children.  Christmas Eve is on a rotating schedule with immediate and extended family.  We enjoy hosting Christmas Day with immediate family.

Our adoption story:

We plan to be open and honest about with our child about their adoption, but will respect the birth parents' wishes if they want some discretion.  We strongly believe that a child has the right to know who they are and where they come from and that being adopted is just great part of their story.  We want our child to know that they are loved by us and by their birth parents.  We will create an adoption book that tells their story.  We believe that when our child is at the right age, it will be his or her choice to explore a relationship with the birth mother and father if they don’t have one already.

Our home & neighborhood:

Our home is situated on a one way in, one way out neighborhood. It borders on conservation land and we frequently see deer and bunnies.  Our backyard is separated into two sections by a small fence.  One half is a grassy area with a swing set and gardens. The other half is an in ground pool with a small pool house.  You will find grapes, asparagus, blackberries, basil, mint, oregano and peaches growing in our back yard.  We have four bird feeders and a birdbath that attract a large variety of birds including blue jays, chickadees, and cardinals.

Our neighborhood is a collection of friendly and close families. There are children of all ages ranging from toddlers to teenagers. Most of our neighbors have lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years and as a result of being a tightly knit group, have no plans on leaving anytime soon. Our neighborhood provides the perfect destination for trick-or-treating, and we love to hand out candy.

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Erik and Sunita

Erik and Sunita

About Us

We met as graduate students in Boston and immediately became best friends.  We married a few years later and eventually adopted our daughter.  Our lives are filled with adventure, love and laughter.  We enjoy spending time outdoors biking, hiking and taking walks.  We cherish the time we spend with our daughter, family and friends.

Our Hobbies

Sunita loves cooking and baking, arts and crafts and gardening.  She also likes sports - tennis, golf, running and biking.  Erik likes outdoor activities like camping, hiking, biking and running.  We both enjoy reading and traveling to explore new places.

Qualities We See in Each Other

Sunita is smart, strong, loving and full of fun.  She makes life fun for all those around her, giving her time and energy to make others feel included and loved.  These attributes make Sunita a great mom.  She is creative and inspires our daughter to draw, paint, build and read.

Erik is everything you could want in a husband and dad.  He is adventurous, smart and energetic.  He is also kind and caring.  He strives to make connections with people and most importantly, he loves to teach, nurture, and have fun with our daughter.

Our Extended Family

Sunita’s immediate family lives in her hometown in Pennsylvania.  The whole family gets together a few times a year and it is so fun to watch the kids having good times together.  Erik’s family lives in Portland, Oregon.  We travel there or to Montana, where Erik grew up, to spend time with his family at a family cabin in the woods.  Sunita’s mom and Erik’s parents visit us often as they love to play with our daughter.  We frequently FaceTime to stay connected.

Our Adoption Story

After several years of trying to have a child, we decided on adoption.  It was an easy choice since we knew we wanted a family.  We are thrilled to have our daughter in our lives.  We have an open relationship with her birth mother and will continue to help her understand and know her birth family.  We also know how much more love we have to give and so we’ve again turned to adoption to expand our family.  We are excited to welcome another child into our home.

Special Activities We Look Forward to Doing with Our Child

We look forward to including our child in all the fun things we typically do - trips to the beach in the summer, walks to neighborhood playgrounds, cheering on Boston sports teams and going to museums.  Our child will also share in the small things we do everyday- doing puzzles by the fireplace, reading books before bedtime, playing catch in the backyard, weekend mornings cuddling in mom & dad’s bed with our two cats, and giving and getting hugs and I love you.

Holiday Gatherings

Our holidays are always special times.  There is always a lot of food, as Sunita loves to cook, especially with her mom and daughter.  We spend holidays with family as much as possible, either having them visit us or traveling to visit them.  It is always a great time to reconnect and fun to see how much the kids have grown and what their new interests are.

Our Home and Neighborhood

We live in a three-level four bedroom home in a family-friendly neighborhood.  We have a large backyard with plenty of space to play.  We enjoy spending time on our deck and patio.  There are several great playgrounds and parks we walk to, including one by the school our daughter will attend.  We do bike rides on the local bike path and there is a small town beach that we frequent in the summer.

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Ricky and Laura

Ricky and Laura

About Us:

We met in college in 2005 in Paramedic class. Ricky sat behind Laura, and we spent a lot of time together because it was a small group. 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 one of us is always at home with our daughter Ava who is 20 months old.

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 such a great father and his love for Ava is unmatched. She lights up every time she sees him and they have a special bond”.

Ricky about Laura-- "Since I've known her Laura has had strong maternal instincts, and she has flourished in becoming a mother with such ease. She is patient, nurturing and attentive to everyone else's needs no matter the environment. I know she will pass on these great qualities to our children”.

Our Hobbies:

We enjoy camping and being outdoors, and both are physically active and enjoy exercising. Ricky is an avid bow hunter and enjoys cooking and hosting family and friends at our home. Laura likes to run races, hike and read. Above all we both enjoy spending time with our daughter.

Activities we look forward to:

We have been able to enjoy camping, hiking and traveling with our daughter and intend on continuing to do this with our next child.  We hope to try new things and see new places as our children grow and taking trips as a family to national parks, zoos, concerts and beaches just to name a few.

Family Gatherings:

We are very close to our families, and our children will have grandparents, aunts, uncles, 6 first cousins and too many second cousins to count to spoil them. We have big holiday gatherings, some years hosting both Thanksgiving and Christmas, and have had over 30 family and friend over.

Our Adoption Story:

We plan on being nothing but open with our child when it comes to his/her adoption story. With our daughter Ava, we openly talk about her birth parents and how much they loved her, and it was out of love that they made the decision to give us the greatest gift. We hope to have as much information as possible for our child in regards to his/her history.

Our home and neighborhood:

We live in a picturesque 3 bed room 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, and we often seen deer, bunnies and turtles just to name a few! We are close to parks, playgrounds, and there is a Christmas tree farm on our street that has horse drawn hay rides, Santa, a corn maze and pumpkin picking!

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Alain and Celia

Alain and Celia

About Us

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We met in Rwanda, where Alain is from, and now live full time in Boston.  Alain is a doctor and Celia is a PhD student in education. We live with our very naughty cat Pickles and are so excited to become parents.

Our Story

We met in rural Rwanda. We were both working at a hospital there, Alain as a doctor and Celia in medical education. We met in the large dining hall where all the staff gathered in the evening for meals.

I (Celia) fell in love with Alain immediately. He is such a warm, thoughtful, caring, funny person, and I could see that from the first time we met at the dining hall, where he put everyone at ease.

I (Alain) quickly fell in love with Celia too, as I found her easy laughter, her sense of humor, and her generosity irresistible.

It took us two years to begin dating, though. All of our colleagues and friends used to tease us that we should get together, and although we denied it, we eventually admitted that they were right!

Our Hobbies

We share the same hobbies – we love to spend time outdoors, hiking and riding bikes. Alain is also a runner and Celia loves to swim. We also love to travel the world and learn new languages. When we’re home, our favorite activities are cooking together, reading, and playing with our very naughty cat, Pickles.

Qualities We See in Each Other

There are so many things I love about Alain. First, he is kind and gentle with everyone, always seeing the best in those around him. I also love the relationships he has with his huge family, particularly his young nieces. He is always curious and eager to learn new things, qualities that make him a great doctor, adventurer and partner.

Celia is the most generous person I know. I’m inspired by how she always puts others before herself. I also love how passionate and fearless she is in pursuing her dreams. Her ability to form and maintain friendships and her care for her family are also incredible and mean that our home tends to be filled with loved ones.

Our Extended Family

Alain has 6 siblings, 6 aunts and uncles and 60 cousins! They live in Rwanda, and many have come to visit us and we visit them too. Celia has a brother, 6 cousins, lots of aunts and uncles and her paternal grandparents, and we spend time with them at holidays and other celebrations. All of our family members are excited for a new addition to the family.

Our Adoption Story

Celia was diagnosed with a heart condition when she was four months old. Although the doctors repaired her heart, she always knew that it would be unsafe for her to give birth to a child, and she has been excited to adopt since she was very young. Alain has always wanted to be a father and adoption seems like the perfect way to make that dream come true. We are thrilled to start this lifelong journey together!

Holiday Gatherings

We are lucky to have family in many places and we divide our holiday times between Boston and Alabama, where Celia’s family lives, and Rwanda, where Alain’s family lives. In all places, we are often the ones making the pie. Yum.

Our Home & Neighborhood

We live in a sunny three-bedroom home with a large backyard. We are in a family-friendly neighborhood in Boston that is full of diverse families, and we are walking distance from two children’s libraries, a public pond and a forest, which we like to explore in sun and snow. We also love living here because we can access all the great things that Boston has to offer, such as museums, parks and cultural activities, even while living in a quiet and green part of the city. We think it’s a great place to raise a child!

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Mark and Wendy

Mark and Wendy

About Us:

Wendy is a Second Grade Teacher and Mark is a Financial Analyst.

We met online over 10 years ago and have been married almost 9. Our first date was at a sports bar watching a basketball game and eating dinner.  We had great conversation and planned another date that same week.

Our Hobbies:

Wendy enjoys spending time with Gabriella especially all summer being a teacher.  We enjoy going to the beach, travelling.  Wendy also likes to garden, go to the gym, as well as go to sporting events and concerts.

Mark enjoys spending time with Gabriella and taking her to the playground.  He enjoys watching and playing sports.  He likes going to the gym as well as travelling and going to sporting events and concerts.

Qualities We See in Each Other:

Wendy about Mark: Mark is the most caring person I have ever met.  He is very close with his family and would give anyone the shirt off his back.  He is loving, calm, honest and has a great sense of humor.  I love the way he connects with our daughter.  They have a very special bond that reminds me of the bond between my Dad and I.  I love how Mark surprises me with dinner and all of us with vacations.  I always tell him he should work as a travel agent.  Every time we go on vacation everything is planned perfectly.  Not only do I love having him as my life long partner, I love him even more seeing him as a dad.

Mark about Wendy: Wendy is caring, patient and always makes me laugh with her funny sarcastic sense of humor & outgoing personality.  She is always the one that lights up the room and makes everyone laugh when we are with a group of people.  Wendy is undoubtedly the best Mother and Wife. Words cannot describe the bond between Wendy and our daughter. Wendy brings out the best in me and constantly inspires me to be a better person. She cares about every single child she teaches like they are her own.  She always finds a way to bring the best out in every child and finds something special about each one.

Special Activities We Look Forward to Doing With Our Child:

Currently we do so many fun and exciting things with our daughter.  We can’t wait to add to the excitement with another child.  We will continue to travel to different places.  Gabriella has been on a plane 5 times and is only 2 ½.  She has been to Disney World, Mexico and on a cruise.  We can’t wait for a sibling to join her in the fun.  We love going on day trips to the museum, aquarium and water park.

Holiday Gatherings:

Our holiday gatherings our huge.  We recently had a family reunion weekend with 51 relatives.  Most of our holidays include at least 20 people.  Her grandparents and aunts and uncles love spending time with her for every holiday. We have so many laughs, play games and Gabriella gets to play with all of her cousins.  We always look forward to the next holiday gathering.

Our Home & Neighborhood:

We have the most amazing neighborhood.  There are eight families with children that we are incredibly close with.  We go to birthday parties, have barbecues, play dates and swim frequently.  We also go to the beach and take vacations together.  We get together on Halloween and go trick-or-treating.  We also spend the 4th of July together at the beach watching the fireworks.  Our daughter absolutely loves all the kids in the neighborhood with ages ranging from 1 years old to 11 years old.

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Mitch and Rebekah

Mitch and Rebekah

About Us

We are a happily married couple of almost 8 years who share our home with our puppies Slash & Jackson. Mitch is a mechanically minded Senior Program Coordinator at a flooring company whereas Rebekah talks big trucks to fleet customers working for a major US auto manufacturer.

Our Hobbies

We love as a couple to go hiking, kayaking, zip-lining and camping. We have been lucky enough to travel with some of our favorite spots being Azores, Portugal and Jamaica. Mitch likes projects including model building and puzzles whereas Rebekah loves to putter around her garden and cook for friends and family. Together we visit the TD Garden to watch our Boston Bruins play.

Qualities We See in Each Other

Mitch on Rebekah: “She is incredibly nurturing to everyone she meets. She is utterly fearless and takes on challenges head on with a good game plan. Rebekah is extremely passionate for what she believes in and extremely open minded.

Rebekah on Mitch: “Besides being the ying to my yang, I adore the way his little cousins light up around him. His logical approach to life is a complete balance to my sometimes outside the box thinking. He is humble, he is kind and he can make me laugh with only a look”.

Our Extended Family

We are blessed to have a very diverse group of friends and family that absolutely cannot wait for a new addition. Everyone is so excited to meet you.

Our Adoption Story

Due to medical reasons as a child, Mitch knew starting a family could be a struggle. Rebekah loved Mitch but perhaps didn’t understand how difficult this process would be. After years of struggles, failed treatments and disappointment, we decided adoption was our next step. Once that decision was made, it felt like the largest weight was lifted off our shoulders, we too could start a family. And that is where our story really begins…

Special Activities We Look Forward to Doing With Our Child

Singing lullabies and reading bedtime stories. Building pillow forts in the living room. Hiking and camping, witnessing through their eyes seeing something new. Playing sports out in the backyard with Mitch. Rebekah’s little chef in the kitchen, assisting in baking and cooking. Teaching them to ride a bicycle and help them with homework. Holidays are important to us here and filled with friends and family; we cannot wait for our baby to become a part of those long-standing family traditions.

Our Home and Neighborhood

We have a huge fenced-in backyard meant for exploration, especially in Rebekah’s flower garden. Mitch could take them adventuring  in the woods behind our backyard and go stomping through the stream. We have a rock meant to climb on, waiting on some little legs. Inside the home is cozy with a lot of loving, personal touches. The nursery is in a quiet room, towards the back of the house. The child will sleep to the sounds of crickets at night and birds chirping in the morning.

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Cody and Susan

Cody and Susan

About Us

Susan and Cody first met on Myspace. Susan messaged Cody and they began writing each other. Messages turned to calls and falling asleep on the phone at night. With plans to meet, Cody boarded a plane. When they first saw each other Cody grabbed her in his arms. They’ve been inseparable since. They moved in together falling deeper in love. After asking Susan’s father, Cody took her on a weekend getaway and proposed on a Sunday afternoon near a beautiful waterfall. Now together twelve years and married four, Cody manages a Collision shop and Susan teaches children with special needs.

Our Story

Susan long dreamt about becoming a Mother. She was devastated when the doctor said she couldn’t have children. On that rainy night, Cody took her in his arms and promised her she’d be a Mommy. From that moment on they knew they’d be a family. Adoption is the key to their hearts.

Qualities We See In Each Other

Cody is like no one I’ve met. He’s amazing in so many ways. A hard worker, always giving without wanting in return. He makes me laugh like nobody else. He cheers me up and just hearing the sound of his voice can calm my nerves. When Cody tells me I’m the most beautiful girl, I feel it in my heart. I still get butterflies when he looks at me. He’s my best friend and makes all my dreams come true. Cody is going to be one amazing Daddy.
-Susan

Susan is a remarkable woman. She’s loving and understanding with a heart of gold. Beautiful and strong with a humble personality. She puts others before herself and is a loyal person people can talk to. She loves children and is certain to be an exceptional Mom.
-Cody

Our Hobbies

We enjoy many activities together. Cody’s favorites are camping at the lake, swimming and wakeboarding! Autumn leaves and apple orchards fill our fall time. Snowboarding is a winter favorite. I joined Run Disney and I’m really loving it! In the summer we participate in fundraising and benefit rides on Cody’s motorcycle. Cody also enjoys flying drones. We attend various concerts, amusement parks and sporting events too. We’ll love sharing these hobbies with our child.

Special Activities We Look Forward To Doing With Our Child

There’s countless traditions to share with our child. Apple picking, trick or treating and taking in the fall colors. Winter strolls gazing at neighborhood Christmas lights. Spring walks to the park to play on the swings. Summer trips to mountain lakes and days at the beach collecting seashells and building sandcastles. 4th of July Fireworks at the park or watching an evening movie outside our favorite ice cream shop. Taking our child to Disney World to see them smile when they see Mickey Mouse for the first time. We’re especially excited to have them meet Santa.

Our Extended Family

Family is everything. Susan’s always been especially close with her parents. Sadly Susan lost her Mother in spring 2018. It’s heartbreaking for Susan being without her Mom. She knew how much Susan wanted to be a Mom. Grieving the loss of his wife, Susan’s Father remains supportive. Susan and Cody stay in close contact with their Aunts (7), Uncles (6) and many Cousins. Cody often visits his family in the Pacific Northwest and Florida. His Sister is married with a Son and Daughter. Cody’s Brother, parents and Grandfather are eagerly awaiting good news. There's so much love for the new addition!

Our Adoption Story

Adoption is the definition of love. It’s paramount our child truly understands the selflessness and love of their birth parents for making such a difficult decision.

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Sarah and Curtis

Sarah and Curtis

About Us

We met in 2009 and have been happily married since 2013. We share a love of music, art, the outdoors, and learning. Kindness and caring towards others are the things we value most in life.

Our Story

Sarah was working at an arts and crafts fair when we first met. After talking for a while, Curtis won Sarah over by returning with a surprise, desperately needed tea and muffin.

Our Home

We have a cozy home with two playful kitties in a vibrant, diverse community in the city. Our neighborhood is welcoming and full of great activities for families. All year round there are fun outdoor gatherings: a spring festival, a Halloween parade, craft fairs at Christmas time, and outdoor movies and concerts in the summer. Close to our house is a beautiful pond with a park where people bring their families and pets to walk and meet neighbors and friends.

Our jobs are close to home and we each walk to work. Sarah works for a museum, community center, and arts school that are in our neighborhood. Curtis is a computer scientist working with non-profit research labs that are trying to cure childhood cancer.

Our Hobbies

We love exploring nature, volunteering in our community, and traveling. We’ve toured ten countries together and look forward to visiting new places and taking road trips as a family. Art is an important part of our lives. Sarah teaches art and works as an illustrator and Curtis makes music and is an avid photographer.

Holiday Gatherings

Holidays are big events in our families. Most of Curtis’s extended family members (over 40 people!) live nearby and we see them for all the big holidays and some of the small ones. We travel to nearby New Hampshire to visit with Sarah’s family at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and throughout the year. We gather in someone’s house enjoying board games and lots of good food.  With so many people, it’s usually near someone’s birthday so there is always a cake and a lot to celebrate.

Our Adoption Story

Curtis had childhood cancer and has been cured and healthy for over 20 years.  We knew that we would not have a biological child because of Curtis’ treatment when he was a kid. We are excited to adopt a baby into our family.  We can’t wait to share with a child cookie baking on snowy days, summer fireworks over the harbor, and the kindness and opportunities we have had growing up in loving families in New England.

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Carolyn

Carolyn

About Me

Hello, I’m Carolyn. I am a fun loving young professional living and working in the lively city of Boston. I am over joyed at the thought of becoming a mother, and sharing my joyful life with a child, something I have wanted ever since I can remember. My life is full and rich in adventure and I cannot wait to share these moments. I relish my close knit family, my warm and fun friends, and my job that offers me great flexibility.  I love the people I work with and my job has allowed me the financial security to own my own home and plan for a baby.  I have been rewarded the opportunity to be a loving daughter, sister, sister-in-law, cousin, auntie, god-mom and mentor for years and look forward  to the moment when I can share that same affection to my future son or daughter as their “mom.”

Qualities my Family and Friends See in Me

My friends and family would call me, "the planner.”  From surprise birthday parties, to packing the beach cooler with snacks, to figuring out how to decorate a living room, I’ve got a plan. I love the responsibility and the result of the joy it brings people I love.  My friends have told me that I am a good sounding board; they know I will be an unbiased and supportive friend in their time of need. They’d also describe me as “the creative one.”  My friends tease me for sending handwritten notes to them out of the blue but I think they like getting snail mail that isn’t junk! I’ve already started writing letters to my little one and can’t wait to creatively capture his or her milestone moments in life to share with you if that is your wish.

My Hobbies

I enjoy sending handwritten cards to those I love, I also enjoy giving gifts of experiences instead of things you can buy in a store.  A few years ago, I decided to try something new every week for a year.  It lead me to trying new foods, visiting new cities, learning to ski, paddleboard, and waterski.  The most fun part about this challenge was recruiting friends to do it with me.  Most of my hobbies are done with the support of friends and family.  I started running a few years back and went from 5K to half marathons.  I am aiming to travel to all 50 States and I dream of bringing my little one with me to experience new things with me.  I’ll be sure to add a running stroller to our baby registry so we can go for jogs together!

My Extended Family

My whole family cannot wait to meet my little one!  I am blessed to have the example of my parents loving marriage, two sisters, a brother and now the love of two brother in laws, two nieces and two nephews. A group of twelve now, our immediate family has grown to share in the traditions that make our family unique. My grandmothers both in their 90s, godparents, aunts, uncles cousins and friends make up the generational circle of love and are eager to welcome and bond with my future child.  The big question on everyone’s minds is “Girl” or “Boy” for the cousins tie breaker.

Open Adoption

The gift of motherhood through adoption is built on love and I want my child to feel that as well. It is incredibly important to me that my child hears his or her adoption story from day one. I promise to always refer to my child’s birth parents with gratitude, love and respect. I hope to create a supportive environment that will allow a future relationship to develop between my child and his/her birth parents as I’d be grateful that there are many people in our baby’s life to love him or her.  Should you prefer privacy, I respect that as well.

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