Meet Our Family

Hi, we are Charlie, Lisa, and Ryan. First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We have a tremendous amount of respect for anyone making such a difficult decision and we are truly honored that you would consider our family.

Adoption runs deep in our family – Charlie, his sister Kristy, and our son Ryan were all adopted through The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey. We view adoption as a gift and a blessing, an opportunity to share our love, which is really what family is all about. We are a close family that is very excited about welcoming a new baby into our lives. Charlie works for the federal government supporting the armed forces as a civilian cyber security director. Lisa is a stay-at-home Mom to our son Ryan and our two dogs Chase and Cody. We love to travel and explore new places. Most of the year we spend long weekends camping in our RV and each year we take at least one trip to somewhere we’ve never been. Most of our adventures include extended family as Lisa’s brothers’ families, her parents, and Charlie’s sister all have RVs and regularly travel as a group. Charlie and Lisa enjoy all sports and can often be found cheering on the Phillies, or the local girls’ softball team that Lisa coaches each spring.

We feel truly blessed that you have taken the time to get to know us a little better. We believe adoption is something to be proud of and to embrace. Adoption is an ongoing discussion in our household to ensure Ryan is not only comfortable talking about it, but to also ensure that his adoption is not thought of as a secret; it’s part of him and his story and it’s important to us that there is never a moment he remembers as when he ‘found out’ – we prefer that he just always knows. As such we will always be willing to provide The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey with pictures and written status reports so that they will be there if you want them, and in doing so our child will always know how much you loved them to make such a difficult and selfless choice.