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QUICK FACTS

Phone: 646-284-6219
Where we live: Brooklyn, New York
Our neighborhood: Urban
Other children: No
Pets: No

Hello from Brooklyn, NY! We want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We cannot imagine what it must feel like to make the choice you are making and we’re impressed by your bravery and generosity.

We are a happily married couple looking to provide your child with warmth and security in a loving family environment. After facing infertility, the adoption process has brought us hope. We’ve talked with neighbors and friends who’ve adopted and experienced their joy as parents firsthand. We know this is the best path for us.

We want your child to know where they came from and that’s why we chose open adoption. We’re committed to creating a relationship that works for everyone and ensures that your child knows your love for them.

Hopefully our story will show you what type of parents we’ll be–totally and completely dedicated to loving your child, to teaching them about the world and learning from them as they teach us. We’ll prioritize your child more than anything else in our lives.

Our Story

We met the “old fashioned way” when a mutual, dear friend set us up on a date. Two years later we were engaged, and a year after that we got married in Maine at the farm where Alex (full name Alexandra) grew up, with our families and closest friends there to witness.

In our time together, we’ve built a relationship based on discovering new interests, openly expressing love, and continuing to learn about each other. We absolutely love exploring together, whether it’s going on bike rides to new coffee shops and ice cream stores in our Brooklyn neighborhood or hiking in far away places like Madagascar, where we went on our honeymoon. We also equally enjoy nesting at home – cooking, gardening on our terrace, reading together on the couch, and spending time with our community of friends. We eat dinner together at our dining room table every night and catch up on our days. We look forward to welcoming a child to that table.

About Alexandra (written by Geoff)

Alexandra is a rare combination of wonderful traits that make her a wonderful friend and partner and will make her an incredible mom. She’s compassionate. and takes a deep interest in other people both personally and professionally. She connects easily with our friend’s children and enjoys spending time with them.

She carries this seemingly bottomless reserve of ideas and inspiration wherever she goes. On our vacations she always finds new and unusual things for us to do, like a student led tour of Chinatown’s alleys in San Francisco that turned out to be an unexpected highlight.

She brings that same compassion and enthusiasm to maintain deep and lasting relationships with friends and family. She has a strong group of friends that plan visits and trips with each other regularly year after year.

She is a source of great strength to those around her, including me. On top of all that, she is really fun!

About Geoff (written by Alexandra)

Geoff is a loving partner and my best friend. He expresses his love for me openly and often, regularly putting flowers in my sock drawer and sending sweet texts during my day. He has one of the most contagious laughs and is also not afraid to cry.

He masters everything he takes on — he’s learned how to make the best bread I’ve ever had and he can tell you anything you want to know about dinosaurs. He’s also an amazing golfer and really gets excited when he plays a good round.

He has an incredible community of dear friends from around the world – from college, law school, and the years since – and he actively stays connected with all of them. He can make anyone feel comfortable in a conversation and kids absolutely love him! He’s always so easily making his nephew Dylan or a friend’s child smile just by being himself.

I have no doubt that Geoff will be an incredible, loving dad and role model.

Our Neighborhood:

We own a home on a quiet tree-lined street nestled in a Brooklyn neighborhood with many young families as well as long-time residents. We feel lucky that within short walking distance are: an incredible park with ball fields, meadows, a pond, and hiking paths. There’s also a big neighborhood playground where local families gather; and libraries, museums, and theaters, too!  We love it here.

Our Home:

As much as we enjoy exploring the world and the city, we also love to spend quality time at home together as a couple and with friends and family. It’s decorated with things we’ve collected over the years or on our travels. The home we own is a spacious Brooklyn apartment with high ceilings and lots of light. It has two nice-sized bedrooms, an open kitchen, a roof terrace, and many plants.

Geoff has lived here for over 15 years and has enjoyed remodeling our home himself (kitchen, bathroom, staircase and more!). The best addition was when Alexandra moved in several years ago. She’s added color and warmth to our home with her red rocking chair and family photo displays, and with uncountable numbers of things that have made the space more beautiful.

We share cooking responsibilities and oftentimes love cooking something together (ask us about pizza night!). We’re excited to include our daughter or son in this special family time.

Our Family:

Both of our families include not just our parents but also siblings, nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  We don’t all live in the same place but we love each other very much and gather often in groups large and small for holidays, celebrations, and visits.

Alexandra’s parents have been together for over 49 years and built a successful small business together that is still going strong. Their relationship has really been an inspiration for her, teaching her how to openly express love, actively listen, and practice everyday kindness in her own relationship with Geoff. Her brother David is only 1 and 1/2 years younger than she is, and is one of her best friends.

Alexandra grew up in Maine and spent much of her childhood on a 200-acre family farm with a garden, a barn, and a library. Even though Alexandra has lived in Brooklyn for 12 years, she’s a country girl at heart.

Geoff spent parts of his childhood in Missouri and California, before his parents settled in the southwest, where they still live. His dad is a doctor and his mom is a teacher. He’s close with his parents and gets much of his curiosity, enthusiasm and commitment to public service from them.

Geoff spent most of his childhood growing up with his sister Emily, who is  3 and 1/2 years younger and is now a professor. Later he got a brother (Jake, a metal-worker) and another sister (Laura, a graphic designer), and it has been fun to see the family grow and support each other as they go to college and start their careers.

Travel:

Traveling to new places is an important part of our life together. Our first trip as a couple was to San Francisco and it was there that we discovered many shared travel habits! We both love to go off the beaten path, try local food, hike to scenic views, and have conversations with people around us. Geoff is the expert navigator and Alexandra likes to research places to stop along the way. We want to continue our travel tradition with our son or daughter, introducing them to new cultures, languages, and sights from our country and our world.

Our Promises to You:

  • Your child will be raised in a safe and loving home with delicious family meals and lots of laughter.
  • They will have the best possible education starting from the moment they come home with us and join our family. We will always honor and nurture their curiosity about the world.
  • They will feel comfortable expressing their truest self whoever they are. We will support them fully as they follow their dreams and find their voice.
  • They will be surrounded by a caring community of friends and family who will provide love, respect, and support throughout their life.
  • They will be taught to value family and we’ll create a safe, open space for them to share whatever is on their mind.
  • They will know where they came from and have a relationship with you (in whatever way you wish). They will know about their adoption journey.
  • Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Love,

Alex & Geoff

646.284.6219 (text or call anytime)

AandGAdoption@gmail.com (email)

Learn more about us: www.alexandraandgeoffadopt.com