Our Adoptive Waiting Families
Hello. I am Theresa. Thanks so much for taking the time to learn about me and my life. I am thrilled at the hope of growing my family through adoption. I know that this may be a difficult time for you and I hope to do my best to show you the type of person I truly am. I know that the pictures in my adoption profile can help you see a small part of my life, but hopefully you will feel the love and support I have around me! I have so much to give and share and can’t wait to do so. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me!
I can’t wait to welcome a child into my life – into my home, my neighborhood, my arms and the circle of friends, family and love that surround me. They will be thrilled to support and surround another new life with their love.
I am 38 years old and am a Federal Government employee with a Master’s degree in Business. I have a stable career that I really enjoy. I live in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood in NJ. I have an amazingly supportive family. My parents have been together for over 45 years. I am the middle of 3 girls, no boys (my poor dad!). My hobbies include reading, scuba diving, listening to music, movies and laughing with family. Each of my sisters are now married and have kids. We see each other about once a week and talk to each other almost daily. As I’ve gotten older, I realize how much I’ve learned from them. They will help guide me through the beginning stages of motherhood. I have one niece and two nephews and have a very close relationship with each of them. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that I am the favorite Aunt! Being goofy and laughing until our sides hurt are always a part of my time with them. Weekends, summers, birthdays and holidays are celebrated and enjoyed with everyone together. Birthdays are fun filled with balloons, ice cream cake and loved ones. Family makes all of our celebrations special. I realize just how fortunate I was growing up with extended family living so close and enjoying the family closeness. I look forward to raising my family the same way.
I know that there is a child in need of a forever family, and that together with your help, I can create that family. I will raise this child in a safe, loving, caring home full of laughter and surrounded by family. I will raise a child who is compassionate, open minded and empathetic to others around them. This child will be surrounded by a large family with many cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. I will work to instill a love of reading, music, sports and traveling.
I promise to honor you and your decision to make an adoption plan. I am open to adopting an infant or young child of any ethnicity and race into my life. My family, friends and community are welcoming and diverse, and respect differences of all kinds. I know that if I have the opportunity to adopt transracially, there will be challenges that I can anticipate and ones that I can’t. I also know that I am up to the challenge. I would make sure that our child knows who they are, and where they come from and their culture and traditions – Your culture and traditions will be honored and shared. I understand that parenting requires give and take, patience, teaching, learning and never-ending unconditional love. And I am prepared to give all of that! My beliefs center on love, respect and self-confidence. And this will be fostered in my home. I plan on being a stay-at-home mother in the first few months. My mother, a retired school nurse, has offered to take care of our love bug until they are older and ready for daycare.
I will be sure our child is always embraced, loved, supported and encouraged. Thank you again for reading more about me. I am honored to be considered, and send you peace and love.
Anna & Margaret
Our names are Anna & Margaret but really there is so much more to us then our names and we like to share a little bit about us in this short profile. We hope you enjoy reading it. We would love to get to know you better as well 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 met in 1994 in New York City; we reconnected years later after seeing each other on dating site. On November 8, 2003 we both knew from that moment, this was it. We wasted no time and within 8 months bought our first townhouse together in New Jersey. 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 and we had a pretty awesome wedding with family and close friends at a fancy Italian wedding Venue in New Jersey, “That we both picked”. We are both Italian so the food was pretty important to us and it had to be great.
Family Life & Careers:
We are, two women with a lot of love to give and a true desire to grow our family. We love to garden and landscape. We are both very handy and enjoy taking on any project, we designed and built walk-in closets in our last home. Anna is a licensed cosmetologist for 30 years and is currently with Weichert Real Estate attending a course; Anna prefers to be a stay at home mom and also work from home as a real estate agent. She’s an excellent cook and thrives on just about everything she makes and loves to come up with new recipes. She makes many dishes and her meatballs are so yummy. That’s from her mom’s secret recipe. Anna is also super creative and can make and design just about anything. Margaret occasionally works from home as well and has been with the NYC Housing Authority for the last 27 years as an Administrative Housing Development Specialist within NYC project based management unit. She is excellent with mathematics and numbers. Margaret loves to make amazing breakfast as well her veggie omelets are to die for. 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 and they love to give kisses, we enjoy our time with them. 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, nothing is better than finding our favorite food. Going to local farmers markets,” we just can’t live without fresh veggies”. But we also LOVE spending time at home as well. We enjoy sports and we both like the New York Giants/Yankees. We LOVE holidays and are very big on traditions we enjoy spending time with family we both come from Italian backgrounds and have large families. We have celebrated every holiday and will never forget all the blessings we have. We hope to share that with a child someday, which we will cherish. How can I better explain our life? Life is just fun and easy we have so many fond memories we made and with a little girl or boy we believe they would be secure in all that we have to offer. They would be loved and appreciated we would give them the attention they need and the security of a loving family.
Home and Community:
We own a new 4 bedroom home with a loft kid’s play area. We are in the process of designing the bedroom and the play area. There is plenty of room to share it with a little one. Our home sits on a corner lot and the yard has plenty of room to play we moved in August of 2018 and we really LOVE it here. We live in a suburb of Ocean County New Jersey and we are10 minutes from one the best beaches in New Jersey. The 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. Our area has large department stores to shop and plenty of great food. The school is nearby and the school system is rated very well.
Family & Friends:
Anna’s dad lives five minutes away from our new home and her three sisters, niece and nephew all live within a half hour from us. Margaret has two cousins that are like her sisters and we attend many holidays at their home. Anna was born In Central New Jersey and has a lot of friends in the area and Margaret was born in Brooklyn, New York. One of her childhood friends just moved two blocks away.
We are dedicated, honest, lovable, and loyal to each other. We respect each other’s opinions and will sacrifice to make sure we both have each other’s best interest at hand. We would instill the same values in your child. We believe that with true patience and lots of hugs and kisses your child will be raised in a well-rounded home. We would love her or him to the moon and back. We strongly believe in the importance of education and teaching children to work hard and be successful. We will encourage them to be active, and to explore and discover their passions, whether their interests are sports, music, art, dance, whatever their heart desires. We will be right there beside them every step of the way supporting. Message from Anna about Margaret: Margaret would make an amazing mother, her patience and loyalty is like no other I have ever known. Her desire and drive are something I always admired. She is very easy to love and I really love her with all my heart. Everyone that’s knows her thinks the world of her and so do I. She’s a kind soul. Message from Margaret about Anna: Anna is very warm, nurturing, loving and genuine; I feel she would make a great mom. She loves to pamper. She’s a great communicator and what I admire about her most is her honestly. She’s very affectionate and treats me very well. I can’t say enough about her, she’s one of a kind and down to earth. Birth Mother: We know this is a hard choice to make and we truly believe it takes one day at a time and life will only get better. We would be honored to get to know you. Thank you for taking the time to read about us, we wish you nothing but the best. Just know if you need us, we are here.
With Warmest Wishes,
Anna & Margaret
Flor and Luis
Hello. We are Flor and Luis. Thanks so much for considering our family to become part of yours. We are thrilled at the opportunity of growing our family through adoption. We understand that this may be a difficult time for you we hope to do our best to show you who we are. We hope that the pictures you see in our adoption profile can help you see what life with us would be like growing up for a child.
We are a small family that includes the two of us and our dog. We have been together as a couple for over 13 years. From our pictures you’ll see we love traveling. During a cross country vacation we wondered what it would be like to share our experiences with a child. Being that Flor could not have children because of an operation that would not allow her to become pregnant we decided to explore adoption as a way to become parents. We care and love each other very much which means we have so much Love to give and share. We are ready to welcome a child into our lives.
We are both self-employed and our business allows us to spend a lot of quality time together. We live in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood and have a beautiful backyard- when we’re not traveling you’ll find us in our backyard grilling and playing with our dog. We will raise a child in our safe, loving, caring home. We will raise a child who is compassionate, open minded and empathetic to others around them. We will work to instill a love of reading, music, sports and traveling.
We promise to honor you and your decision to place your trust in us. We are open to adopting an infant or young child into our lives. Our family, friends and community are welcoming and diverse. Thank you so much for taking the time to read our profile if you feel the need to know more about us we will provide it at your request.
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.
Ruthie & Paul
Hello! Thank you for reading our profile. We are grateful for your time, and for considering us for this important, difficult decision. I hope that these details about us can help you in your decision. Just to start off, we’ve known we wanted to grow our family through adoption since before we were married eight years ago. It’s important to us to provide a home to a child. We have a lot of love to give, and we value openness with adoption.
We live in Northern NJ after spending 13 years in Chicago. We moved to NJ about 2 years ago to be closer to Ruthie’s family. We have two rescue dogs (Leroy Popcorn and Jake), and we live in a neighborhood with many children and families. We also live by a lake, and in the summer, love to spend time by the water. The lake (which has a lifeguard monitoring it at all times in the summer! 😊) is always full of children playing and swimming.
Paul works in sales, and Ruthie works in marketing, and we both have the ability to work from home. The flexibility is perfect, as it allows us to spend time together. In our free time, we love to explore our neighborhood and different restaurants, spend time with family, read, and cook/bake.
Message from Paul about Ruthie:
Ruthie is incredibly compassionate and is very dedicated to the people around her. She adores her family and especially her 3-year-old niece. She also works hard and will be a good role model for her child.
Message from Ruthie about Paul:
Paul is a supportive and loyal husband, son, and brother, and he will be the same kind of father. He is amazing at making complicated things seem easy. He has many passions, including music, reading, and cycling, and I admire his ability to dedicate himself to learning about the things he is passionate about.
Our Commitment to Your Child
Your child will be loved by so many people: We both have very strong family support systems, and your child will have grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who will adore them. (In fact, one grandmother has already started knitting sweaters, blankets, and booties once we told them we were going to adopt). We truly believe that the more people who love your child, the better, and we will honor and respect your relationship with your child.
We will honor your child’s background: One of the beautiful things about adoption is the fact that both we and your child will have the opportunity to get to know where each other comes from. We will honor and respect your and your child’s traditions and culture, and we will work to ensure that your child has the opportunity to interact with many different people and ideas. And we will educate ourselves on the best ways to support your child in their growth.
We will follow your child’s interests: We will support whatever activities and interests they want to participate in. We hope to raise a well-rounded child and give them the opportunity to explore the world around them and discover their own passions.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about us and thank you again for considering our family.
Hans & Justin
The Perfect Nursery
“Well, this looks like it would make a wonderful nursery,” said our friend Janeece with a wink as she scanned the small, third bedroom of our new house. The two of us nervously smiled and agreed with her that it would. We had just moved to a small town in North Jersey after living in the city for over a decade and we were giving her a tour. Janeece is Hans’ childhood friend from Michigan. Ever since we met in the fall of 2006, she started asking us when we were going to move to New Jersey and raise a child.
We had talked about having children. It came up fairly early in our relationship and the subject lingered, almost silently between us, like a book on the shelf you’ve been meaning to read for years. When we went looking for houses, we never outright said “we’re going to find the place where we can raise a family,” yet it was clearly on both our minds as one of our goals. We’ve been together 14 years. In that time we’ve shared our space together with our dog, got married surrounded by family and bought a house. But we know something is missing. We’ve been in our house for two years now, and we decided that it was time to immerse ourselves in a new part of our story… the chapter in which you appear.
On Music and Us
A young music teacher in New York City with no Friday night plans, has a colleague who says, “Hey, I have an extra ticket to this concert tonight. Do you want to come?”
That was how we met on October 13th, 2006. There was a concert at the Bowery Ballroom and by pure chance we both happened to be there. We left that concert together (the first of many!) and have been inseparable since. We share a passion for music. Justin is an avid Indie music fan with an ever-expanding vinyl record collection. Hans studied classical music (vocal performance), plays guitar, composes and sings in the church choir. While we have our own unique tastes, there is enough overlap between us to keep it interesting. Music is a huge part, if not the most fundamental aspect of our connection. And, as the first thing that connected us, it will be something we pass on to the children we raise.
On Food, Friends, & Family
Justin has many talents. He is a good cook… no, a great cook! with an ability to whip things together on a dime or create a gourmet dinner in a heartbeat. He does the majority of the cooking. Hans cooks too, but not with his efficiency. We have dinner together every night. Any child that is in our home–our own, a cousin, niece, nephew, friend– can expect a full belly of delicious food. We also have a backyard garden, so each spring there is a surplus of Justin’s canned preserves: various berry jams, pickled onions & cucumbers, salsa and pasta sauce from our endless supply of tomatoes. We even grew pumpkins this year! In addition to eating them ourselves, these little jars of love are gifted to neighbors and friends. They are shipped to Virginia, where Justin’s Mom and grandparents live, and to Hans’ parents in Alabama.
Our family ties are just as important to us to preserve. We both grew up in homes with strong identities. Justin has a strong bond with his sister, Allison, who lives with her partner and four children just over an hour away in Bethlehem, PA. We visit with them often and we have been an integral part of our nephews and nieces’ lives. Hans has two older brothers who live a bit farther afield in Michigan. Nevertheless, their kids are equally important to us. Since they are all teenagers now, I think they are extra-excited at the idea of having a baby cousin.
Our House In the Middle of a Street
Two years ago, we bought a modest Dutch Colonial in a charming small town in Essex County, New Jersey. Our neighborhood is a diverse, tight-knit community, both physically (we have a shared driveway with our neighbor) and socially. We are especially very close with our next door neighbors. They moved in just two weeks after us and have a 3 year old daughter, with a son on the way. We and they both have friends with kids in the area, but we are all very excited at the prospect of our kids literally growing up together: playing in our yards together, walking to the Elementary school down the street together, Halloweens, birthdays, the whole shebang.
We chose this area specifically for its diversity, proximity to close friends, many of whom work in the performing arts. We also know young people that have grown or are growing up here. We see that a kid that grows up here has access to a good education and system of support in which, no matter their background, they can see positive reflections of themselves.
What Hans Does
Hans recently started a new job working with Kindergartners at an incredible school about 8 miles from our house. He is also an experienced music teacher with a Master’s degree in Voice. When he is not doing that you can find him engaged in any number of the following activities: reading a book, watching TV, singing with his church choir, singing anywhere, composing music, painting a room, refinishing a piece of furniture, playing with our dog, Neko, doing lawn work, or interrupting Justin at his work.
What Justin Does
Justin is the Director of Media Planning for an advertising agency in New York, (though he is currently–and for the foreseeable future–working from home, and thankful for it.) When he is not doing that you can find him in one of the following scenarios: in the garden, in the garage prepping to garden, in the basement growing seedlings to plant in the garden next season, in the kitchen processing food from the garden, cooking dinner, or experimenting with pie crust, avoiding interruptions from Hans and/or Neko.
Together, Justin and Hans (and sometimes Neko):
- Like to travel and take road trips to interesting places, both alone together and with family and/or friends
- Enjoy Holiday traditions like Thanksgiving and Christmas, especially with family, and escaping for 3 day weekends to camp, hike, or sit by the pool at Allison’s house.
- Love planning special times with our nieces & nephews. We try to make time for each one.
- Do not miss living in a 5th floor walk-up in NYC, especially Neko who is 13.
- Incidentally, Neko likes:
- Hoarding and playing with her tennis balls (she currently has five)
- Going for walks, running, and hiking when her legs aren’t tired
- Licking up food messes
- Giving kisses (we’ve recently discovered she likes to kiss baby feet and hands)
- Love to relax by the fire on cold nights
What This All Amounts to
Despite our best efforts, it’s impossible to give you a full picture of what kind of people we are, what kind of family we have and, most importantly, what kind of life your child will have in our care. All we can say is that we are two of the most responsible, capable, and loving people you will meet. We have been preparing for this journey for ages and we want to share that journey with you, as much as you are able. We have no idea what has brought you here or where you are going from here. Nor can we fathom how this decision must feel for you. We can only tell you that your gift to the world will be our treasure to share. And in our care, they will grow in a home filled with stories told in the firelight’s warm glow, laughter around a crowded dining table, songs sung at the tops of our voices, and love, and love, and then more love.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We are so grateful to start this new chapter of our life with you.
–Hans & Justin
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