If you are pregnant and considering adoption in Maine, Adoptions With Love can help.

Meet Our Families

    • About Us:

      Andy and Danielle both grew up in Massachusetts. Andy has two younger brothers and Danielle is an only child. Andy is a project manager and engineer working on transit and transportation projects within the Boston area. Danielle is an executive assistant supporting the corporate planning and business development departments at a biopharmaceutical company located just outside of Boston. We both thoroughly enjoy what we do and those with whom we work. However, we always put our family first while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. We met in our early twenties, through mutual friends just over 10 years ago. We’ve been inseparable ever since. Andy grew up hiking/camping and volunteering earning eagle scout. Andy, of course, shared his love with nature with Danielle and soon we were tracking our experiences hiking/camping 4,000+ footers. In July 2013 we were engaged on top of Mount Bond in the white mountains. We’ve been happily married now for five years. We have raised two beautiful pups Carrigain and Baer both long-haired GSD’s.

    • Our Hobbies

      Andy: I enjoy learning new things, building/tinkering in my shop/barn and listening to music. I find myself often daydreaming about my inventions being the next big thing.

      Danielle: I enjoy antiquing, gardening and dancing. I take great pride being a therapy team with my partner Carrigain (the older of our pups) reading to the children at our local library.

      As a couple we share a love for hiking, canoeing, cooking, skiing, animals, home renovations, travel, snuggling with our pups and spending time with family and friends during the holidays.

    • Qualities We See In Each Other

      Andy: Danielle is persistent in what she believes in. She is friendly, caring, reliable, dedicated, compassionate, kind, cheerful and always puts those she cares for first. Danielle embodies all of the qualities of a mama bear.

      Danielle: Andy is one of the most caring people I know. I feel the safest when I am by his side. He’s a true romantic. He’s sweet, smart, loyal, reliable, thrifty, brave, and funny (after all he was nominated class clown in HS). “Handy Andy” is always sticking his neck out for family and friends whether it’s to help them move, build a vegetable garden or run errands. Andy will be an amazing father. I can’t wait to watch him teach our child the importance of values and respect. He will encourage he/she to appreciate nature and to enjoy the little things in life.

    • Our Extended Family

      Our family and friends (some adopted or connected to someone through adoption) have been unbelievably supportive in our decision to adopt. They’re excited to meet our newest family member!

    • Special Activities We Look Forward To Doing With Our Child

      We will encourage questions, playing outside in the dirt, jumping in every puddle, sing-along songs, and will love our child with every ounce of our being. We envision exploring the trails behind our house, collecting salamanders, making walking sticks, tending to our vegetable garden, picnics in the park, and collecting seashells at the beach. At the end of a long day, we can’t imagine anything better than winding down for the evening with a big warm snuggle under blankets while roasting marshmallows by the bonfire.

    • Our Home & Neighborhood

      We live in traditional colonial/farmhouse with a barn. We abut 100+ acres of conservation land with trails and fields overlooking rolling pastures that are home to horses, cows, sheep, goats, llamas, and more. Our community shares in the desire to continuously improve and enrich the land for our families to enjoy for years to come.

    There’s lots more to learn about this family!

    All families that work with us provide the following to share with you:

    • Detailed family profile
    • Beautiful Photo Albums
    • Letters written by the parents
      • About Us:

        We met in the spring of 2015 and have been committed to each other ever since. In the summer of 2017, to solidify our commitment to one another, we had a beautiful New England sunset wedding with family and friends.

        Bobby is a French teacher and world language department head in a local school district. Graham is a home inspector, real estate agent, and investor. We both love our jobs, but also consider ourselves lucky to have the flexibility to spend a lot of time together away from work as a family. We both come from families that are really close, so we have always wanted kids. We are so excited to become parents and welcome a child into our home and family. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us.

      • Our Hobbies

        We love spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking, reading, playing with our two dogs (Miles & Mischa), being outdoors, Harry Potter, and each other. We are both very curious people and never tire of learning new things or traveling to new places. We enjoy spending our downtime reading together, visiting museums and historic homes, attending concerts and shows, exploring new food at local restaurants, hiking with our dogs, or simply sharing an ice cream at the park.

      • Qualities We See in Each Other

        Bobby about Graham: Graham is strong, kind, loyal, and is never afraid to try new things. People around him love his sense of humor and authenticity. He’s always up for adventures and makes life fun. He is smart and loves to read and create. Graham will be a perfect dad!

        Graham about Bobby: Bobby is caring, thoughtful, and has a heart for people. He’s a good listener and people come to him often for counsel. Bobby brings humor and enthusiasm to everything he does to show his loved ones just how much he cares. Bobby will be a wonderful papa!

      • Our Extended Family

        We grew up on opposite ends of the country, Bobby in Louisiana and Graham in Connecticut, and we both have large extended families that are very supportive and loving. We both grew up with one sibling each and have 17 cousins. We have one nephew and four nieces who all mean the world to us and bring so much joy to our lives! Whenever we’re together, it’s like we’re all the same age, although their ages range from two to 17 years old; we spend hours playing and laughing together. Our parents are amazing role models to us, and they’re amazing grandparents to our nieces and nephews. We talk to our families regularly and have a very supportive, loving relationship with our immediate and extended family members.

        It’s a family tradition to spend every holiday and special occasion, including birthdays, with family. When we get together with family, we tell stories, share memories, and play with all the kids. Everyone gets involved, and there’s so much love shared!

      • Our Adoption Story

        Building a family through adoption was what initially attracted us to one another. We have wanted a child for as long as we both can remember. Being a same-sex couple, adoption is the natural choice and in our hearts we know raising a child is the best thing that could happen to us. We are very blessed to have strong and supportive family and friends to help us throughout this next chapter in our lives. We are confident we can provide a child with a loving, healthy, and happy home.

      • Activities We Look Forward To

        We look forward to sharing our passions and pleasures with our child. Firstly, we love traveling to and exploring new places near and far. We cannot wait to bring our child to Nana’s pool, on road trips to the beach and the mountains, and on planes to visit Bobby’s family in New Orleans, Mickey and friends, and to discover new places together. In addition, we’re eager to go on walks with our dogs and entertain family and friends at our home; everyone will be so pleased to have a new addition to the mix! Finally, we cannot wait to just stay local. We plan to check local websites for community events and attend them together with our child. We will also make sure to make time to read to our child or watch our favorite TV show together before bed every single night.

      • Our Home & Neighborhood

        We love our open concept ranch home located in the heart of our town. Our neighborhood is filled with friendly neighbors with children and pets. Being in the real estate industry in multiple capacities, Graham is constantly updating the decor and landscaping of our home, as it’s something he really enjoys. Recently, we added a large bedroom and a family room in our basement to allow for extra living space when one of the rooms upstairs turns into the nursery! Blocks away is a lovely park where our child will play, an elementary school, a middle school, and our dogs’ favorite walking trail!

      There’s lots more to learn about this family!

      All families that work with us provide the following to share with you:

      • Detailed family profile
      • Beautiful Photo Albums
      • Letters written by the parents
        • About Us:

          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.

        There’s lots more to learn about this family!

        All families that work with us provide the following to share with you:

        • Detailed family profile
        • Beautiful Photo Albums
        • Letters written by the parents
          • About Us:

            Hi! We are James and Crystal and we have known each other for 22+ years. We started dating in 7th grade and have basically been together since. Our relationship over the years has been an amazing journey evolving from a junior high crush, to best friends, to husband and wife.

          • Qualities We See in Each Other

            Crystal about James:

            James is one of the most balanced people I know. He is silly, yet focused. He can be spontaneous, yet practical. He loves a good adventure, but is also structured and stable. James is genuine and kind and, without a doubt, the most generous person I know. I love our silly banter and, having known each other since middle school, we really “get” one another. He’s my rock during the tough times and the one who makes the good times great. He’s a natural caregiver and a compassionate person.

            James about Crystal:

            Crystal inspires me to stand up for what I believe in every single day. I have never met anyone with a stronger conviction in doing the right thing or someone who would fight harder to right a wrong than Crystal. Through the years, I have seen her in so many roles with kids, a toddler teacher, guidance counselor, tutor, aunt, and in every single one she holds their best interest at heart.

          • Our Adoption Story

            Adoption has always been in the plan for us; it was definitely more of a “when” than an “if”. After moving back home from living abroad, gaining stability in our careers, and purchasing a new home, we decided we were ready to start building our family. While having biological children has not worked out for us, it has only fast forwarded our plans to build our family through adoption.

          • Special Activities We Look Forward to Doing with Our Child

            We can’t wait to share holidays and traditions, introduce them to Santa, go apple picking, carve pumpkins and dress up for Halloween, bring them to amusement parks, ­­snuggle up for movie night, build forts in the living room, and go to the park. Going to Disney World has been an annual tradition and we are excited to give our child the same experience. James grew up going to a Lake every Summer with his cousins who have continued the tradition with their kids (50+ people) and can’t wait to bring ours. Mostly, we are excited to teach them something new at every turn and give them opportunities to explore and grow.

          • Our Home & Neighborhood

            We recently purchased a sunlit condo in a family and pet friendly neighborhood of Boston where we live with our cat. Our neighborhood is full of families with young children, a waterfront playground across the street with several schools just a few minutes walk from our home. Our small community within the larger city often hosts family events for the holidays including parades and celebrations throughout the year. We are minutes from some of the best medical facilities and educational institutions in the country. We also have museums, an aquarium, an ice rink, and several sports fields within minutes from our home.

          There’s lots more to learn about this family!

          All families that work with us provide the following to share with you:

          • Detailed family profile
          • Beautiful Photo Albums
          • Letters written by the parents
            • 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.

            There’s lots more to learn about this family!

            All families that work with us provide the following to share with you:

            • Detailed family profile
            • Beautiful Photo Albums
            • Letters written by the parents
              • About Us:

                We are Michael and Jason and we are very excited about becoming first time fathers. Michael is a registered nurse working in Boston and Jason is an engineer in the United States Air Force. We met 14 years ago and quickly became inseparable. We are fortunate to have been able to live and work in several great locations throughout this country and are thrilled to have made it back to Boston where we are surrounded by family and friends that can join and support us in this adoption journey.

              • Our Hobbies

                We love being outdoors. Whether it is exploring a new hiking trail, spending a lazy day at the beach, or just enjoying a dinner out on the patio, we aim to spend as much time as possible out in the fresh air. Michael has a passion for growing flowers and vegetables. Most summer days you will find him in the yard digging a new flower bed or chasing the squirrels away from his vegetable plants. Jason enjoys being on the water, there is nothing better to him then spending a day paddling a kayak.

              • Qualities we See in Each Other

                Michael about Jason: Jason is an honest, dependable, hardworking, and extremely caring man. I knew early on that he was the man I would spend my life with and one day start a family with. He is adventurous and active and always planning out weekend adventures for us or vacation trips to new and fun locations.

                Jason about Michael: Michael has a loving and kind soul and is a total saint for being as supportive of my career path as he has been. He is also a great “from scratch” cook, my family and friends are envious of the meals Michael prepares for the two of us and request he cook for them every time we visit.

              • Our Extended Family

                We are lucky to be living close to Michael’s family. His parents and a gaggle of aunts/uncles/cousins all live within an hour drive of our home and have been waiting for years to meet our first child. Jason’s parents, brother, sister, and four nieces and nephews live in Florida and Mississippi. We make a point to get together at least once or twice a year with Jason’s family to celebrate special occasions or just for some quality family time.

              • Our Adoption Story

                Growing our family through adoption has always been the plan for us, it was just a matter of when. We are open to both open and closed adoptions, whichever is felt to be in the best interest of the child and respectful of your needs.

              • Special activities we look forward to doing with our child

                We look forward to traveling with our child and to pass on our love of the outdoors. We are also excited to just spend time at home and in the kitchen cooking family meals together. Most of all, we look forward to being able to take our child to countless family gatherings and fostering a relationship between them and all their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

              • Our home and neighborhood

                We live in a small family-oriented neighborhood outside of Boston. We have a large backyard perfect for running and playing and there are several playgrounds and a national park within a short walk of our home. Our community is full of children of various ages. On a nice summer day it is a common sight to see kids outside playing together and a parade of strollers on the sidewalks. There are also several community events hosted throughout the year including an annual summer BBQ with live music, bounce houses, and firework show.

              There’s lots more to learn about this family!

              All families that work with us provide the following to share with you:

              • Detailed family profile
              • Beautiful Photo Albums
              • Letters written by the parents

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              The people that work for AWL are the greatest people I could have picked over 15 years ago. I love them like family.” – Angela
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                Adoptions With Love is a private, licensed domestic adoption agency. For over 30 years we have been helping expectant/birthparents in Maine and across the country make loving and thoughtful adoption plans for their children. We would be honored to work with you.