Our Adoptive Waiting Families

Anna & Margaret

“Hello There”

“Where there is Love there is Life” 

We would love to get to know you better and we already think you are pretty brave and with the world on your shoulders, we would like to offer you, hopefully some comfort.  We truly have a lot of love to give and a true desire to grow our family through adoption. 

About us: We met in 1994 in NYC; we connected years later after seeing each other on dating  site. We have been together 17 1/2 years. We both adore each other’s company and our  relationship just flows together really well. On September 20, 2015 we were finally able to  marry each other because marriage equality became legal.  

Family Life & Careers: Anna is a New jersey Licensed Realtor. She’s an excellent cook and  thrives on just about everything she makes and loves to come up with new recipes. Anna is  also super creative. Margaret is fulltime working from home and has been with the NYC  Housing Authority for the last 29 years as a Housing Development Specialist within NYC project based management unit. We are both very handy and enjoy taking on any project. In our free  time we have these 2 cute dogs- Grace at 5 pounds and the other is Dakota at 15 pounds, they  are both very sweet/friendly we enjoy our time with them and they are definitely are fur  babies. We take them for short/long walks around the neighborhood and Parks. On weekends  we venture out with trips to NYC, beaches, trying new restaurants, stopping at local farmers  markets. But we also LOVE spending time at home as well and having family and friends over  for BBQs and get togethers. We LOVE the holidays and enjoy vacationing. We hope to share  that with a child someday, which we will cherish. She or he would be loved and appreciated we  would give them the attention they need and the security of a loving home. 

Home and Community: We own a pretty home with a loft kid’s play area. We are in the  process of designing the nursery. We really love it here. We live in a suburb; we are 10 minutes 

from one the best beaches in New Jersey. The family neighborhood is safe and has a lot of  diversity. There are a lot of community events and festivals in the area and large parks with  swing sets. The surrounding areas have many amusement parks with rides, large department  stores and shops and plenty of great food. The school is nearby and is rated very well. 

Family & Friends: We have family and friends that all live close by and we have many get  togethers as well as holiday gatherings. One of our childhood friends just moved blocks away. 

Our Valves: We are dedicated, honest, lovable, and loyal. We respect each other’s opinions.  We would instill the same values in your child. We believe that with true patience and lots of  hugs, kisses and guidance your child will be raised in a well-rounded home. We strongly believe  in the importance of education and teaching children to work hard and be successful. We will  encourage and support them to be active, and to explore and discover their passions, whether  their interests are sports, music, art or dance. 

Why we choose to Adoption: We felt strongly about becoming moms and always wanted a  family but mostly importantly we felt that adoption was such an amazing fulfilling journey. We  pray our wishes come true. 

Birthmother: We know this is a hard choice to make and we truly believe it takes one day at a  time and life will come together. We would be so incredibly honored to get to know you and  your baby. Thank you for taking the time to read about us.  

With Warmest Wishes, 

Anna & Margaret

Louis and Nicholas

Eight years ago when we started our lives together, we spoke casually of what this moment would look like and how we would become dads… The crazy part writing this now is that it’s one step closer to making it a reality.  We knew that our top choice was always going to be adoption. 

We have to say, writing this is interesting, and we can’t imagine how reading it will feel.  Clearly, the connection between you and us is so much more important than a quick profile. We cannot begin to understand the emotions that go into such an important decision.  What we do know is, is that this is a gift to us and our family that means more than words and photographs.  So thank you for making it this far and taking the time to consider us. 

Speaking of 8 years ago… it’s crazy to even write because time has flown by…

We started off very typical for two gay men dating in the NYC/NJ area. Having some appetizers and conversation and next thing we knew we couldn’t get rid of each other! In our defense, we had a great connection. We laughed for hours. And, if we remember correctly, way before our first date was over, Nick already had asked for a second date.  

It was the beginning of spring, we both worked in Manhattan and lived in NJ, so we took advantage of the weather and shared the enjoyment of just being in the city. The more we did together the more we connected. Laughter is at the core of our connection. Our sense of humor, our understanding of sarcasm and the ability to find humor/joy in situations was something we both knew was rare to find in someone else.  Around the jokes, we both started to learn more and more about the man we would one day call husband.  Of course, there were all the basic facts that come along with getting to know someone, like Nick being a lawyer who really wanted to be a photographer and being an animal lover .  And of course his love of scary movies (good or bad).  

As we grew closer, Lou got to witness Nick’s relationship with his, at the time, 8 year old nephew when we visited Nick’s family in Pennsylvania. Nick lit up in a completely different way for his nephew. Nick’s nephew was and still is just as excited to see his uncle. From that moment on, Lou saw Nick as the dad he would one day get to be and that actually cemented a lot for their relationship. Lou knew that this was someone I could laugh, love and raise children with until we were both old and annoying. 

For Nick, Lou had the benefit of being from NJ and living a lot closer to his immediate family.  So Nick got see his retail buyer boyfriend interact with them more frequently.  Nick quickly realized that humor and sarcasm was pretty much how he communicated with his family.  Nick also got to see firsthand how the expression “family first” was not only something that was said but was also shown in their interactions. 

Lou’s relationship with his niece was not exactly the same as Nick and his nephew, because his niece was already 19 when Nick first met her. The little girl that used to instantly fall asleep on him was working at the mall, going to school and “too cool” for her uncle. Nick did get to see Lou more with his close friends and their kids as it seemed to be someone was having a baby every year. 

Nick will tell you he knew he always wanted kids. Lou on the other hand, was hesitant when he was younger because he didn’t want to get his hopes up knowing that he was gay and that he may not get the chance. One day that changed when he was home on a weekend downloading music.  He was searching and playing all kinds of music that he grew up with and was passed down from his parents and extended family. At that moment, it hit him… he wanted to be a dad! The things that have been passed down to him were the greatest gifts he had ever received – his huge love of music, his creativity, memories, experiences and laughter. He realized becoming a dad is a gift and an honor and a chance to do what was done for him and pass all this on to a child.

One thing Lou can’t pass on, is cooking.  Don’t get us wrong, he has tried it and he can make some dishes (mostly soups), but he just doesn’t see how people love it.  In fact, some may even say he keeps sweaters in the oven for extra storage.  Luckily, It’s just another thing he benefitted from when falling for Nick – Nick loves to cook.  However, Lou does bring cleaning to the table and the next level.  He can clean and rearrange/redecorate a room for hours and he finds it all to be relaxing. So we balance each other out that way.

More about our family as it is today.  We have two rescue dogs that are the most lovable and adorable you can find (we are bias). Reece, who just turned 11 years old, has energy just like he did when he was 5 months old and his brother Pope, who just turned 9, wants nothing more than to be next to people and see what going on.  They have been spoiled rotten even more so this past year with the pandemic because they have both dads working from home.  Both are great around babies and children. 

Speaking of work, so like we mentioned, Nick is an attorney who has specialized in medical malpractice. For the last few years, he has been working on the insurance side of things.  He works from home 5 days a week now and for the foreseeable future. While Lou works as a category director for consumer products. Lou get to be creative in both fun products and running a business.  Lou currently works from home, and will be eventually returning to the office 3 days a week.  We see the silver lining this year because we will get to spend even more time with the baby than we would have given the huge change in the world.  We are so grateful as well, because we live extremely close to Lou’s parents, who have both retired in recent years and are so excited for a new grand baby.  Lou’s parents have been married 50+ years and set the bar high for loving couples and defining family. Nick’s mom is a retired ER nurse who will be visiting from Pennsylvania more and more when they baby comes.

So when the world isn’t shut down what do we like to do?  So one thing that is important to both of us is being active and working out. We both try to get physical activity in everyday for at least 30 minutes. That could be as simple as walking the dogs or as much as the at home gym Nick has now built since the gyms shut down.  When we aren’t doing any of the above, we love traveling and vacationing, that’s everything from a ski weekend, to day trip, to getting on a plane and going to experience a new country. In the summer months, we try and spend one day a weekend (at least) down at the Jersey shore and we can be happy window shopping at a mall in the winter or keeping the couch cozy with the dogs.  

Friendships are also a big part of who we are as a couple and individuals, even though over the years our circle isn’t as big as it once was, the love, memories and support are things we truly appreciate and cherish.  We plan on leveraging our friends for so many things like parenting advice, different perspective and just connections from family to family.

While we have all these great thing going for us, there is one thing missing – a child.  

From first conversations about children, we both immediately said “Well two dads can’t make a baby, so how are we going to do it?” We are two men, so conceiving isn’t an option (obviously, haha). We decided on adoption because we understand that there are mothers looking for good homes for their child and we have a home full of love, laughter, traditions and experiences.  Just from that, it is the only choice we could make.  We know we will love the child with everything we are and everything we have.  In a way, we are lucky because we don’t have the pressure to the “when do we tell the child about their adoption?”  The child will eventually start to question why they have two dads and we will have to begin to educate them about how they came to us.  There will be so many questions throughout their life and we will take each one on with honesty and take pride in educating ourselves together for any of the questions that we do not know the answer.

Again, while we cannot imagine what the other side of this profile is thinking or feeling, we want to thank you for making this step to consider us. We are honored to be considered for this next step of our lives and building our family.

Jenna & Emmie

Hi! I’m Jenna and I have a baby girl named Emmie. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about our family. Ever since I’ve thought about being a mom, I’ve felt that adoption would be part of my journey to build a family. I had the privilege of serving as a foster mom for an amazing little girl, A., for 16 months. Although she returned home, she continues to be an important part of my life.

In June of 2018, I was given the gift of becoming Emmie’s mom through adoption. My experiences caring for A. and for Emmie have taught me so many things about motherhood. Most importantly, I’ve learned to be fully present and enjoy every moment. This is something that I will strive to do every day as I care for your child. When your child is building a block tower, climbing the playground equipment, or jumping in puddles (with rain boots on of course J), Emmie and I will be playing right alongside her or him. We will have family dinners and at bedtime there will always be stories, talk of what we did that day, and lots of hugs and kisses. Your child will be listened to intently and loved beyond measure.

I am a preschool special education teacher, but I took this school year off so that I can enjoy being a full time mommy. I am loving every minute of it! I love spending time with my sweet little Emmie, the rest of our family, and our friends. Emmie and I take part in lots of fun community activities during the week including swimming classes, baby gym classes, and story time and playgroup at the local libraries. We also love spending time at the playground and taking day trips to nearby farms, zoos, and children’s museums. It would be wonderful for Emmie to be able to share these experiences with a sister or brother.

I have a wonderful support system. My mom lives right around the corner from me. She is a retired special education teacher and she will help with child care when I return to work. My maternal grandmother also lives a short distance from me and she visits several times during the week. My brother and his girlfriend live nearby, as well. My family and friends are very supportive of my decision to adopt again and can’t wait to meet the newest family member!

I will always honor and respect your relationship with your child. I will teach your child to be kind, compassionate, and independent. I will always do everything in my power to make sure he or she is happy, healthy, and safe. Above all, I promise that your child will always be loved and nurtured.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit about us. If you have any questions, I would be happy to share more.

Carrie and Luke

Hello and thank you for taking the time out to consider us when making this difficult and important decision. 

We hope this profile will help you get to know us. We started dating almost 20 years ago after several years of friendship and have been married for over 10 years. We are truly friends first and love spending time together. We have been hoping and praying for a child and can’t remember a time that we weren’t considering the idea of adoption, as Carrie is a former school teacher of 13 years and has devoted her life to family and caring for children. Carrie recently made a career change and now has the ability to work from home and have flexible hours once the little guy or girl arrives.

About our community

We live in a close-knit community that is very family-oriented. We have a cozy 3-bedroom home with space to play in the yard, a dedicated play space in the house, and a perfect room for a nursery. We have free public pools and often have public events aimed at children and families. Around the corner from our home is a baseball field, park, and YMCA. Carrie’s mom lives 5 minutes away and Luke’s parents live around 25 minutes away and all parents plan to be an active part of the child’s life.

Family is everything for us

Carrie grew up as one of seventeen grandchildren and many of her cousins now have children who will absolutely love on this baby and be their built-in playmates and best friends. We spend most of our time off from work with family hanging out and celebrating life’s great events. Luke has several cousins and a brother who are all excited about the idea of becoming aunts/uncles.

A little about us

In our free time (when we are not spending it with family), we love to garden (including having lots of fresh veggies in the summer), craft, and visit antique shops. We are homebodies but do enjoy traveling sometimes and often get a beach house with our families in the summer. Luke loves to work on cars and projects around the house—he is very handy and loves a good puzzle.

Our promise for your child

We promise that your child will be surrounded by love from family, friends, and the community.

As a former teacher, Carrie will be meticulous in making sure your child gets the best education and their needs are met physically and emotionally. We will advocate for your child and protect them.  We will honor your child as a person and make sure that we enrich their life with whatever interests they develop. Whether it means driving them to ballet classes, coaching a soccer team, taking them to painting classes, museums, or watching baseball at the local minor league baseball park, we will make sure their emotional needs are met.

We are blessed to have 2 priests in the family and grew up with religion in our life. We will make sure that your child is in a loving and supportive religious community and that their spiritual needs are met.

 Finally, we promise to honor your child’s culture and background. As a former ESL (English as a

Second Language) teacher, Carrie knows all too well how important it is to honor a child’s identity. We are happy to learn another language, attend cultural events, and immerse the child in cultural experiences and peer groups to help them connect with their roots.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about us and for considering us when making this challenging decision.

Kristen and Rosalie

Thank you for opening your heart and choosing the gift of adoption.  This gift is life changing for all involved and even though this must be difficult for you, I see this as an act of selfless love on your part.  I am honored that you are considering choosing me.  I will offer your child unconditional love and support.  As a guidance counselor, I understand the importance of self-acceptance and identity development.  Your child’s identity will be influenced by your family and mine.  Your child will learn about adoption in a loving and developmentally appropriate way.  Your love as well as mine will always be in her heart. 

I would like to start off by telling you about myself.  I grew up in a two parent household in a small town in New Jersey that is nestled along a scenic river.  Although I moved from this town for a few years, I have found my way back home and once again live in my childhood neighborhood.  I have an older brother and an older sister.  My brother Mark lives in the house right next to me with his wife and two children.  One child is an infant and the other is four years old.  My sister Shannon has three children ranging from 11 to 15 years old.  My parents live two houses away from me.  This geographical set up helps us maintain strong familial relationships.  The street I live on has lots of children and they often ring each other’s door bells and ask each other to come outside and play.  When I look outside my window, I often see children riding bikes or playing a game of basketball.  

Residing at the New Jersey shore has impacted my hobbies and interests.  I enjoy an active lifestyle and like to walk or bike particularly by the river where the views are especially beautiful during sunrise and sunset.  I enjoy outdoor activities especially in the summertime.  I like to swim, go to the beach and spend time sailing with my family.  One of my favorite hobbies is baking by the recipe and then altering it slightly the next time to make new creations.  I have a fondness for animals and have two small dogs and a cat.  When I relax, I like to read on my porch while the dogs play in the yard.  I hope to share these activities/interests with your daughter.  

One of the challenges that I have faced is going through a divorce.  I started the relationship as many couples do with love and hope for a lasting future.  Even though it did not work out, I am happy that from this relationship I have a daughter.  I have one child, Rosalie who is 9 years old and very excited to welcome a sister into our home. My work as a guidance counselor allows me to spend quality time with her as I am off from work during her school holidays.  Living next door to my brother and his family and two houses away from my parents has been so special for her as she is growing up.  Family is very important to me, and your child will create lots of memories with her extended family.

My daughter enjoys playing school with her dolls, crafts and playing basketball.  Since we live at the shore she began sailing lessons last summer and is looking forward to sailing again this summer.  These activities will be available to your child as well as others depending on her interests and personality.  I would love to hear about your interests and activities growing up as your daughter may share some of these talents.

My daughter is half black and half white.  I encourage her to explore and learn about her heritage.  To support this we read books, watch educational videos and attend cultural events together.  I am excited to continue this with your child, and I will enjoy teaching her about her heritage.  I would love to hear about the way you celebrate holidays and your traditions so I can enrich your child’s life with her culture.

Next, I would like to tell you how our family celebrates holidays.  Christmas is a particularly magical time of year for my daughter, nephews and niece.  We start off the Christmas season by decorating right after Thanksgiving.  We put on Christmas music as we decorate our tree.  Each year, Rosalie gets a new ornament in her stocking that helps us remember the year.  When we decorate the tree, we think of all these memories.  My father helps us decorate outside with Christmas lights and a light up snowman.  We like to make hot chocolate and take car rides at night and look at decorations.  A few weeks before Christmas, we go to my sister’s house and make cookies.  The best part is decorating them with all the children.  On Christmas Eve we go to my brother’s house for dinner with all of our extended family.  The kids play while the adults talk and watch them open one present each.  At night, the kids sprinkle reindeer food (oatmeal and glitter) on the yard so Santa’s reindeer can have a snack.  We leave out homemade cookies and milk for Santa.  My daughter has even heard Santa’s bells while trying to fall asleep on Christmas Eve.  On Christmas morning there is much excitement with gifts from Santa, but the best part is being with family.  My parents come over for a special breakfast.  Later in the day we walk over to my parents and spend the day with all of our extended family.  We open gifts and eat delicious food like cranberry scones, lasagna, sausage bread and antipasto.

Thanksgiving is another important holiday for my family.  We all go to my parent’s house with my extended family for dinner.  Since I enjoy baking, I usually bring an apple pie.  Since I like altering recipes, I have found that adding a pear in with the apples gives it a nice flavor.  I also add brown sugar for some extra sweetness.  My mother makes the turkey as well as some side dishes with recipes that were passed down from my grandmother.  A family favorite is my grandmother’s stuffing.  

On Easter, my daughter wakes up with excitement for an Easter egg hunt.  We then have our extended family over for breakfast.  I often make honey crusted French toast.  Later in the day I arrange a scavenger hunt for her and cousins.  They follow clues that I put in Easter eggs and run through my yard, my brother’s yard and my parent’s yard as they all connect to each other.  At the end is an Easter surprise.

The fourth of July is a fun holiday for my family.  We start the day off by going to our town’s parade.  My daughter and my niece decorated their bikes one year and entered the parade.  They put candy in the basket attached to their bikes and threw it to children watching the parade.  My daughter won best custom and my niece won best decorated bike.  We then go to a field for townwide games such as relay races.  My nephew has won for his age range several years in a row.  For dinner we have barbecue.  A highlight for the children is ending the night by going out on my father’s boat to watch the fireworks.

My family and I like to do messy art.  For Halloween this year, we made spray painted pumpkins by spray painting water in a bucket and dipping the pumpkin in the water.  We also made glitter pumpkins which was a big hit especially with the younger kids.  In previous years we’ve gone on hay rides to pick pumpkins and went through corn mazes.  My daughter likes to dress up for trick or treating in costumes that are not too scary!  Over the years her costumes have included Doc McStuffins, Dorothy, Belle and Little Red Riding Hood.  

Thank you so much for taking time to read about me and my family.  The act of adoption has been in my heart for quite some time.  I started thinking about it when I was in high school.  Throughout my life I have been touched by adoption in many ways.  My college roommate was adopted and my daughter’s best friend is adopted.  Through them, I have personally experienced that adoption is truly a gift of love.  Please know that if you choose me, your child will be unconditionally loved not only by me, but also by her sister and extended family.   

Andy and Francine

We are looking to give a child a life full of love, support and opportunities. We know that we can offer unconditional love, a safe and stable home, a good education, emotional and financial support.   Feel free to reach out if you would like more information about our family.

Corey and Clare

 Hello! We are Corey and Clare. We appreciate you taking the time to learn more about our family.

We became friends in high school, started dating in college, and got married several years after that. We became adoptive parents in 2016 when Grace was born and again in 2019 when Henry was born. Our children have brought so much happiness to our lives and we are incredibly grateful for them. We are really excited about the opportunity to welcome another child into our home. Especially Grace and Henry!

Corey is a consultant and Clare is a librarian. In our free time, we love being outdoors, reading, going to concerts, dining out, and traveling. We have found that being parents has not hindered our desire to explore and go on adventures. If anything, having children has encouraged that more. We love to watch our kids learn new things and it has been so fun to see the world through their eyes. When we aren’t on the go, we enjoy spending time with the people we love. We both come from large families and we are very close with our siblings and parents. We also share an amazing group of friends whom we consider an extension of our family. Everyone is as thrilled as we are about the idea of us expanding our family.

We understand that as a birth parent you are faced with an extremely difficult decision. We want you to know that if you chose us as adoptive parents, we will raise your child in a stable home and we will love them unconditionally. We want to maintain a positive relationship with you in the future. No matter what decision you make, we wish you all the best.


Dear Expecting Mother, 

Thank you for taking time to read this. We haven’t met yet, but I have been praying for you as I  imagine the range of thoughts and emotions you’re experiencing. I believe in my heart that you  are acting out of love and appreciate you considering me as a parent to your child. I promise to  love and support your child unconditionally. They already hold a special place in my heart, and I  look forward to nurturing a loving relationship as we take this journey together.

A Little About Me 

I love music and singing. I sing in the choir and have an amazing church family that I love! Like  my dad, I have a cooky sense of humor and love a good laugh. I enjoy eating out and trying  different foods – and I LOVE pancakes! I have an almost 2-year-old dog, named Penny. She’s  super friendly and happy! She thinks it’s her job to stop and say hello to everyone she sees. 

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my mom or my best friend, Angie, or sipping  coffee at the neighborhood Starbucks. During the summer, I love to visit a good beach, the zoo,  and just spend time outdoors. My life is pretty simple and blessed. 

I grew up in diverse neighborhood in New York where I was raised by mother as an only child. I  visited my father in New Jersey on the weekends. My family life was unique. I was an only child  in every sense of the word and I was also the youngest of my father’s three daughters. I was  blessed to have sibling-like relationships with two of my cousins and was surrounded by the  love of a small, but mighty family on my mother’s side. These days my immediate family  remains small in size and huge in love, while my extended family continues to be an important  part of my life. My immediate and extended families consist of biological and adopted relatives, half-siblings, stepsisters, nieces and nephews, and friends who have become family – all proving  to me that love is what makes a family great.  

My mother lives about 20 minutes away from me and we are extremely close. I love our  relationship and believe it will serve as a blueprint for my parenting. She taught me to be kind  and respectful, and more than that, she taught me at a young age that my voice was important  and I was worthy of respect. My mom can’t wait to be a grandma! In addition to her, I have a  strong village of friends and family in New York and New Jersey that I am most grateful for. They are super excited about my adoption journey, and a few have even dropped hints about  wanting to be godparents. I’m smiling as I write this because I know that your child will be loved  beyond measure!  

The neighborhood I live in reminds me a bit of the one I grew up in as a child. My neighbors are  friendly, children run and play outside, and lots of people have dogs. The town is small and  relatively diverse, with a library and downtown area in walking distance. I am near friends and  family in both New York and New Jersey. I have a sunny two-bedroom garden apartment that  has been very comfortable for Penny and me, and my mom, when she stays over. Although I  don’t have a backyard, I am able to spend a lot of time outside in any of the grassy areas in my  development and there’s a great playground on site. 

My Hope and Dreams About Adoption 

I have prayed about adoption for a very long time and can’t wait to become a parent. I am at a  point in my life where I have accomplished great things in my career and wish to focus on  building my family and pouring out the abundance of love in my heart. I appreciate the  openness of adoptions today and am committed to fostering a relationship that helps your child  to be secure in the fact she/he is loved. There’s so much I hope for that I don’t have adequate words to describe, but I’ve tried to capture some of it in a letter to my future child: 

Dear Baby Girl/Boy: 

I cannot wait to meet you! I can already see you and feel the love I’ll have for you. I am  going to do everything I can to make sure you are happy, whole, and well-cared for in  life. I plan to raise you to know that God loves you unconditionally and so do I. 

I didn’t grow up with a lot of things, but I grew up with a lot of love. As your parent, the  first and most important thing I want to give you is love. I also look forward to spending  time with you and sharing experiences that I enjoy. Whether it’s something simple like a  

trip to the zoo (I love the zoo!) or museums, learning how to fish, dance, or play  instruments, I am excited about helping you discover the things YOU will love to do, too. I  hope to give you a great education that extends beyond the school building and give you  opportunities to travel and see the world. I’m already excited about our first trip to  Disney World and hope it will just be one of many experiences that you’ll enjoy as you’re  growing up. 

I want you to always know that your biological mom and dad love you. I will do all I can  to make sure your family is not erased from your life. You deserve to know who you are and where you come from so that you can always feel like a whole person. 

I can’t wait to meet you! I will not be a perfect parent – I will make mistakes. However, I  promise to always do my best to make sure your needs are met, and to let you know that  you can always trust me and talk to me about anything. I will do my best to teach you  the things I think you’ll need to know in life to make the choices that are right for you  and give you room to be your own person so you can let your light shine. You are  blessing and I love you already! 


Your Parent-in-Waiting 

Thank you for taking time to read this letter and for considering me as a parent to your child. I look forward to meeting you someday! 

With love, 


Chris and David

Hi! We’re Chris and David, and we are full of gratitude for the chance to share a bit of our story with you! 

Our roots together run deep after ten years of building a home and sharing our love with both the families we were born into and the close friends who make up our chosen family. Part of how we knew we were in it for the long haul is our mutual commitment to growing our family through adoption.

We have always known that we have a lot of love to share–it comes from all the love we’ve received throughout our lives–and we look forward to making memories with your child and learning lessons together along the way. With us your child will grow up surrounded by family who cherish them and empower them. Together we will honor you and your decision. 

We are eager to bring your child–and you if it feels right–into our corner of the world. We are mindful that the journey is the destination, and we look forward to expanding the welcome to you and your child.

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

Our story began in 2011 when we became fast friends over board games and life chats. David had just moved to NJ after a year working at a children’s camp in the California mountains, and Chris had recently returned home after studying in Europe for several years. We found some like-minded travelers who were also new to town, and we began a weekly tradition of getting together around good food and different board games. Some of those gamers remain our best friends to this day and they can’t wait to get a little one started with Candyland and Chutes and Ladders!

At our wedding in 2016, the theme of the toasts from our loved ones was how much balance we each bring to the other’s life: Chris is the introvert, the cook, and the one who friends go to for reasoned perspective. David is the social butterfly, he’d rather be catching up around the firepit than curled up watching a movie, and friends tend to end up appreciating his advice whether they asked for it or not. We bring out the adventurous, the silly, and the absolute best in each other.

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” – Mary Oliver

We were both raised in traditionally Christian households, and today we find ourselves on a journey to bring the most meaningful parts of our childhood faiths into our adult lives. Chris feels a deeper connection to ritual and scriptures, while David finds church wherever open hearts gather. We share a deep faith in community, exploration, service, and artful souls–especially those that look and experience the world differently than we do. We absolutely commit to learning with your child through bridging new heritages, customs, and traditions with those already familiar to us.

We are in love with our families, our own as well as each other’s. Twice a year we hit the road to visit David’s family in Tennessee, though we expect we’ll see his parents even more once they have additional grandchildren to visit in NJ. Chris’s parents live nearby and couldn’t be more excited to become grandparents for the first time, and, while he loves being an uncle to our beagle, Chris’s brother loves kids and can’t wait to show off his shadow puppetry skills to your child and teach them to play all the video games imaginable (the combined-family MarioKart tournaments are truly epic). David’s siblings and their families are just as excited to embrace new additions; at lake day our niece counted up all the cupholders on the new family pontoon boat and is excited by how much room there is for new cousins to join in the fun!

We love hosting our family and friends around the dinner table, out back around a fire, or out front playing lawn games in our Halloween costumes–we don’t ever want to be too old to dress up! The winter holiday season is our favorite time to put friends to work baking and decorating cookies to share with our neighbors, and any Saturday is the perfect time to make pizzas from scratch. Summer is dedicated to Mets games, trips to the beach or Dolly Parton’s amusement park, and splash pads in the backyard!

We live in a small town surrounded by nature preserves and farmland, where it’s easy enough to get to NYC and Philly, but where everything we need is close to home. We can easily walk to pizza and ice cream, cool shops full of children’s books and toys, playgrounds, nature trails, and our elementary school. Our front porch is the best seating for parades throughout the year, and our neighborhood includes so many little ones ready to meet new friends!

“Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director and the actor in their own play.” – Magda Gerber

We are of the belief that there is no such thing as too many supportive adults or too much love in the life of a child. As much as you are comfortable, we hope to share photos, emails, and regular updates with you. As time goes on, we would love to add sharing milestones and major life events together.

David’s empathy combined with Chris’s compassion for his neighbor have resulted in a deeply shared commitment to continue learning about cultures and traditions that are different from the ones we were raised with. We recognize that, while none of us has all the answers, we bear a responsibility to continue to learn. We are eager to share revelations with your child and raise them to be thoughtful, kind contributors to the world around them.

Especially since summer 2020, our family has prioritized intentionally seeking and amplifying perspectives that are different from our own. We are committed to diversifying the media we consume and ensuring the artists and businesses we support are also committed to working toward greater equity and justice for more historically marginalized communities. We are eager to share values of diversity and inclusion for all with your child. 

We plan to honestly and thoughtfully consider all of your child’s questions before responding, and we commit to continuously reminding them of the love that has been at the center of their story from the very beginning.

Megan & Simon

Thank you so much for considering us as potential adoptive parents for your child. We understand this cannot be easy, but we want you to know we admire your bravery, strength, and love for your child.

As adoptive parents, we would welcome your child into a household filled with joy, laughter, and unconditional love. We want to support you and work together to create a plan that is best for you and your child.

Whatever you decide, we hope you feel supported and empowered because you are so strong, Mama.

Simon has two children from previous relationships but we both have always known we wanted more children. 

Megan grew up in Minnesota and moved to the NYC area to attend a masters program at Columbia University. Simon is originally from London, England and moved to the United States in 2000.

We met in Jersey City in 2017 when Simon was volunteering with Megan’s organization, setting up apartments for refugees arriving in the US. Simon is a pro at driving U-Hauls and carrying couches!

Together we set up many homes and bonded over our shared commitment to making a difference in our community. Soon our furniture-hauling friendship blossomed into love. We married in New York City on Pi Day, March 14th 2019.

We live in a condo in Jersey City with our 6-year-old son Ira, who we co-parent. We also share our home with two lovable pets: Willow, a rescue cat and Doodles, a pug.

We love to have adventures together as a family.

BIRTH PARENTS: For more information on any of our adoptive families, call us at 800-247-6365.

Not sure you’ve found the right family for your baby? Give us a call to discuss your preferences. Not all of our families have created online profiles, and we can help make the best match for you and your child.

If you are interested in becoming an adoptive family please click here and fill out the Domestic Adoption Application Form.