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QUICK FACTS

Phone: 1-800-563-7964
Where we live: Brooklyn, New York
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Other children: One biological son, 5 years old
Pets: Two dogs, Doris and Lyle

We are Jason and Leslie. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us here and we  are deeply grateful to be considered as adoptive parents for your baby.  We promise that with us your child will always be safe and loved unconditionally.  Your child will know how much you love them and your decision will be honored every day in our home.  We are totally open to an open addition situation and we want to do anything we can to promote the health and wellbeing of your child.  We want your baby to know where they came from and cherish their heritage and be able to explore their identity with all the support and encouragement we can provide.  We promise that your baby will have all the opportunities of education, health care, and plenty of time for discovering all their special talents and interests.  We promise to nurture your child with all our love and care and with all the love and care of our families.  Our sisters, brothers, parents, nieces and nephews are all waiting along with us to bring a new child in to our family.  We hope with these pictures and words we can provide you with an idea of what life would be like for your baby with us.  Thank you so much for taking the time to meet us, we can’t wait to meet you!

We were introduced 14 years ago by friends when we were both traveling for work.  Our first date was that week on the dance floor at a party.  We danced all night, something we still love to do together. We danced all night at our wedding before eating late night chicken and waffles.  We have been married for six years and counting.  We love our partnership and have the ultimate respect, trust and love for one another, which is the foundation to our small family.  We both come from large, loving families and we know the advantages of having siblings who are our best friends, confidents, and supports in this life.  We are inspired by our experiences growing up with brothers and sisters to add to our family.  We both work in the arts and this is a very important part of our lives—our jobs take us all around the world learning about history, culture, language, food, design and architecture.  We both grew up traveling with our families all over the world and we continue that tradition and gift with our son Silas.  We are very active and love to be outdoors–skiing, hiking, biking, swimming and more.  We love a bustling household full of kids, fun, food, art and life.

FROM LESLIE:

Understanding, kindness, joy, loyalty, honesty and respect are a few of things that make me a good partner and mom. 

I am one of five sisters and one young brother.  We are a very large, very close family.  We have 5 nieces and nephews so far and counting.  All of my sisters and Jason’s brother are like surrogate parents to our son and we are the same for their kids.  Our parents are cherished grandparents who are very involved in all the big and small events in our children’s lives. 

I love to spend time at museums, galleries, and taking our son Silas along with me.  He is already a young art lover and we would love to be able to do the same for our future child.  We spend a lot of time outdoors, skiing, hiking, swimming, playing tennis, all kinds of sports.  We love to go to hear live music.  We love to be with friends, hanging out, cooking elaborate meals, and exploring our city. 

We spend a lot of time together doing puzzles.  That is one of our favorite indoor family activities.  We are up to difficult level 1000 piece puzzles!  We are planning to try the all white puzzle next. 

Jason spends a lot of time with Silas going to sporting events and watching him play soccer and taekwondo (two of his favorite activities—he also loves to play chess).  We have all the time and energy to do the same with another child, find their unqiue passions and interests and nurture those with sensitivity and encouragement.   We are so ready and eager to add to our family.

I volunteer around the city at various organization to help our community.  Most important to me are causes that support the arts, that support women’s health and equality, and anything to do with children.  One of the most recent organizations I am involved in helps at risk teenagers who have been arrested to have the opportunity to erase their arrest records by participating in an art program. 

FROM JASON:

I believe in trust, loyalty and taking care of my wife and family.  My wife Leslie and and our son Silas are my top priorities.  I am ready to add another child to our family.  I am an artist and most days you will find me in my studio working on new work for upcoming exhibitions.  When I am not in my studio or with my family you will find me researching my passion for collecting and selling sneakers.  I love spending time going to see hockey games with Silas and hanging with other dads and their kids from Silas’s school.  I love to cook, and especially to BBQ.  When I was in college me and my friends built our own smoker.  I love to BBQ and smoke just about anything I can get my hands on.  I love to ski and snowboard.  I have been able to teach our son Silas when he turned 3.  He has started skate-boarding recently which was another passion of mine as a kid.  If we are lucky enough to have a girl I am looking forward to all the pretty dresses and learning to braid her hair and do tea parties as well.  I am so looking forward to you getting to know us more and I hope that the pictures here can help tell the story of who we are and what life is like in our home.

OUR HOME:

Our home is very important to us and we have created a beautiful child friendly environment with enough space to welcome another baby in to our lives.  We spend lots of time at our home cooking, listening to music, watching movies and sports, and hosting friends and family for long Sunday hang-outs and holidays.  Our home is bright, sunny, and full of the things we love: art, books, records, items we have collected from our travels around the world, and lots of space to play and run around.  We have a backyard with a BBQ and we are just a couple of blocks from the water and large park with playgrounds and lots of open green space.

OUR THOUGHTS ON PARENTING:

We will raise our family to be respectful and compassionate towards all people and with a deep sense of gratitude for all the blessings we have been given in this life.  Some of ur most cherished values are honesty, friendship, forgiveness, patience, resilience and hope.  Education, hard work and dedication to our chosen fields are a core foundation in our lives.  We will compassionately nurture our family throughout their schooling by supporting their unique learning styles at each stage to help develop a structure and foundation of passion for life-long learning.  Of course life brings challenges and is always unpredictable.  There are unexpected or unwelcome experiences around each corner for every person no matter how privileged they are, we know that well.  We want our children to know themselves wholly, and to have the coping skills and wherewithal to weather the difficult moments as they will surely come.  We will parent be example of how to accept, process, and ultimately use any adversities to grow, learn and be a stronger person for it.  We believe in each child’s uniqueness and individuality, and as parents we want to support that personal exploration throughout their lives.  Our children will know they are valued and loved unconditionally no matter what.  They will know that their uniqueness is is always accepted, appreciated and celebrated.  We promise to ourselves and to you and our children that we will be there to create joy in their lives, and help them to create joy for themselves as a source of strength, confidence and happiness.  As our parents have done for us, we will be an endless source for support and guidance throughout their lives.  We want our children to be active, responsible participants and citizens in their communities and we will lead by example through our own activities and actions.   We understand the world is a complicated place and that we have grown up very privileged.  We will help our children navigate this complex world through their opportunities and more importantly by understanding other’s adversities.