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QUICK FACTS

Phone: 877-679-6955
Years together: 12
Where we live: Brooklyn, New York
Our neighborhood: Urban
Other children: Yes, 1 daughter 22 yrs old
Pets: 2 cats

Thank you for reading our letter and considering us for the possible home for your child. We understand how important this decision is for you and know that you will need to feel secure in whomever you choose. Please know that we think you are very brave for making this decision and for doing what you feel is best for your child. Our goal, if you select us, is to make this decision as easy as possible for you and to give you some reassurance that your child will grow up in a loving home. We will be able to provide not only financially, but with unconditional love and support throughout their entire life. We hope that our website will give you some insight into who we are, the life we lead and the home we will provide for your child should you bless us by selecting us.

 We think it’s important for you to understand us as a couple as well as who our family is. We have been together for almost 12 years and have been happily married for 5 of those years. Dana has a daughter from a previous relationship and when we met, her daughter was 10 years old. Jackie loved Kayla from the moment they met and is viewed by Kayla as her other mother. Together, as a family, we have shared all of life’s joys and challenges. No matter what we have been faced with, we have gotten through it as a family and by depending on each other. Kayla is 22 years old and has graduated from college and we are very proud of her. 

 After we were married, we decided that we wanted to extend our already blended family and have a child together. After two and a half years of unsuccessful IVF cycles, we have decided that our journey may be different than what we anticipated and that adoption would be the way we open our hearts to a new member of the family. Our love and marriage has taught us that biology is not the only way to be a family and we hope to give our unconditional love to your child.

 We are both close with our extended families and your child would certainly be loved by many people including aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and even great-grandparents. Whether celebrating the holidays with our own traditions, going on vacations or lazy summers at the beach, your child will be loved and cared for. We promise to support and encourage them throughout their entire life, instilling in them the values and beliefs we hold dear. 

 Whatever decision you make, we know that you will do what is best for your child. We hope that you decide that we are the right home and that you reach out to us. We understand that these may be challenging times and will pay all allowable expenses.  

About Us

We have been together, in a loving relationship for almost 12 years and have been happily married for 5 of those years. Throughout our relationship, we have experienced many of the joys in life and have endured the challenges as well. Together, we have celebrated with each other and have supported one another. The foundation of our marriage is solid and has been built on love, trust and respect. We share the same morals and both feel that family is truly important. Dana has a daughter from a previous relationship, who is now 22. We have shared the responsibilities and joys of raising this young girl and watching her grow into a beautiful young woman. 

Today, we want to extend our family and raise a baby together. We are very blessed and want to share our lives with our child and have them be loved not only by us, but all the loving people in our lives. Family is very important to us both and we hope to be able to welcome our own child into our loving families and to share with them the beautiful traditions we have created through the years.

We live in a spacious, 2 bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, NY. Steps from our door are a large park, a waterfront promenade with a bicycle path, a pier with amazing views of New York City; it’s the best “back yard” we can think of for a young child. The area is safe, diverse and offers a wonderful “neighborhood” feel for a family. There are many street fairs and events throughout the year, including one of our favorites; Halloween in the park. 

We met on match.com 12 years ago when our relationship began. It seems only fitting that we would return to the internet in the hopes of finding our next great love and growing our family.

Our Journey

From the moment we met family values were discussed. Dana had a 10 year old daughter that she needed to think about and who needed to be put first. It became clear that we both viewed family as being important. As our love grew and strengthened, so did the vision we had for our future. Once we were married, we tried to make our wish for extending our family a reality through IVF. It was very trying both emotionally and financially and with no success. During this time, our love and marriage only strengthened. Our foundation became even more solid and our desire to grow our family became even more apparent. 

 The love we have for each other and for our family has gotten us though many challenges in life, IVF being one of the toughest. We always try and see the silver lining in any situation; the greater picture and purpose. We believe that you may be the silver lining and that being blessed with the privilege of adopting your child may be the greater purpose. 

 We look forward to the day our Journey to Adoption is complete, and our dream for an extended family becomes a reality. 

Jackie on Dana

From the moment I met Dana, I knew she was the one for me. She was a single mother and her strength as a woman and a mom was one of the many reasons I loved her then and continue to love her today, all these years later. Dana is one of the most caring and loving people I have met in my life. She has been there for me, for her daughter and for countless friends and family. Dana gives the best, most sound advice and she always has my best interest at heart. Her witty sense of humor and her ability to be silly and care-free are more reasons why I love her and why all of the children in her life like spending time with her. 

 We share the same work ethic, morals and family values which was very important for me.  Being part of the journey of raising Dana’s daughter, has shown me first hand, who Dana is as a mother.

It is because of her that I am confident we would be wonderful parents together. It is because of her love as my wife, my best friend and my partner, that I know I am ready for the responsibility and blessing of adopting a child.

She is a beautiful person and she has so much love to give and I am blessed that she has decided to share her life with me.  

Dana on Jackie

Jackie is a beautiful person inside and out, I have never introduced her to anyone that didn’t like her.  She is very warm and genuine and she treats me like a queen. I know that might sound corny, but it’s the truth. She is the kind of person who goes out of her way to do whatever she can for me, Kayla, my parents- even the lady in the grocery store who she will never see again. When I first met her, I had a hard time believing she was genuine because I had never met anyone who was so nice.

She is very smart when it comes to work, finances, school , anything that can be figured out. She likes to stay busy; her mind is always thinking ahead, for instance she has already discussed saving for college for the baby we are looking to adopt.

When it comes to the kids in our life, she will literally do anything for a kiss or a hug. My daughter loved her instantly. She would not stop telling me how beautiful her hair was and it was not long before we all loved one another as a family. All of the kids in our life love her and she is constantly spoiling them with fun games to play together. She gets a lot of pleasure out of making them laugh and it is obvious to all around her that she loves these kids.