As you’re thinking about your future and your child’s future, we’re grateful for the chance to share some information about us, our home, and our hopes for raising a child through adoption. Thanks for taking a few minutes to get to know us!
We’re Jeremy and Sarah. We live in Brooklyn, New York – we met here years ago on a night out, when Sarah made sure Jeremy didn’t leave without her phone number. Since that first chance meeting, we’ve been navigating the world together ever since. After all this time, we haven’t changed much: Sarah still cracks awkward Dad jokes and Jeremy still rocks a black band t-shirt most of the time.
We rely on trust, honesty, and unfailing support of each other’s dreams and goals to keep our relationship strong. Jeremy works as a photo editor, but his true calling is art. His paintings, sculptures, photos, and videos have been shown in galleries around the world. And Sarah works at a community-based nonprofit in New York. Jeremy’s art and Sarah’s passion for equality and helping people are part of who we are and what we love about each other. Our careers have also fortunately given us financial stability.
Our apartment is a cozy two-bedroom in a diverse neighborhood, where we’ve been for over a decade. In a walk around our neighborhood, we pass by brownstone houses and big apartment buildings, an ice cream shop, an Italian deli, several playgrounds, a police station, and an elementary school. There are good child care options in the area for the future, too. A big, leafy tree outside our front window gives us shade in the summer and allows for good people-watching.
The vibe in our home is laid back, filled with a lot of color, books, plants, and a little mess here and there – especially in the kitchen, where Sarah is usually cooking something. We’ve been in this apartment for many big moments – like Jeremy kneeling in the hallway with an engagement ring, and Hurricane Sandy raging outside. And also a lot of small ones, like binge-watching Game of Thrones and cooking dinner with friends. It’s home – and we’re eager to make more family memories here.
Our families are very close-knit, even though we aren’t all together very often. Sarah’s parents still live in her childhood home in Indiana, and her brother is in Virginia. Jeremy’s dad and step-mom live in Colorado, and his brothers are in California and New Mexico. We have three little nephews who we love to play with when we see them! And here in Brooklyn, we have a super close network of people we love. Our weekends often include the playground with friends and their kids, picnics, movie nights, and game nights. As we’ve shared our adoption hopes with close friends and family, we’ve been pretty overwhelmed by the positive encouragement we’ve gotten from every corner.
Nearly five years after first trying to start a family, and many failed fertility treatments, we were at a crossroads. We took time to think about the future of our family, and both came back to the same spot: Adoption. We know this is the best and most natural choice for us, and that we can meet the needs of a child to make them always feel safe, loved, and a seamless fit in our family. We’re really ready to expand our team of two to three.
We are so respectful of the difficult choice you’re considering, and understand how important it is to you to feel good about finding the right fit. That’s what we want, too. Hopefully this letter gives you a sense of who we are and why we want to share our lives with a child. A child in our home will be raised to value kindness, equality, knowledge, humor, and creativity. We want to give them plenty of opportunities to learn, explore the world, and become a confident and thoughtful person. And we would like to stay connected with the woman who brings that child into the world and chooses our family.
Thanks for your time – please call or text us any time.
Sarah & Jeremy