Our names are Julie and Tony. Thank you for considering us on your journey to finding a perfect family for your baby. We are honored! We are writing to give you a glimpse of our lives. Tony and I are hopeful and waiting to be parents in Westchester County, NY. We met and fell in love while teaching in New York City.
Today we own a home and have two of the cutest dogs in town. We have always known that we want to fill our home with the sounds of baby giggles and running little feet. Unfortunately, after years of trying, we were unable to conceive. After many hours of prayer and days of heartfelt discussion, we realized that our baby is out there and she/he is worth the wait!
Profession: History Teacher
Education: Masters Degree
Interests: Family, Singing in the shower, golfing, crafting, kayaking, baking, teaching, devouring books.
Profession: Math Teacher
Education: Masters Degree
Interests: Fishing, backpacking trips, basketball, scrabble, cooking, desserts, sailing, family time.
Years Together: 8
State: New York
Other Children: No
Pets: Two medium sized dogs- Mabel and Jelly
Age: 0-6 Months
Gender: No Preference
Ethnicity: No preference
Special Needs: Open To Discussion
Type of Adoption: No Preference
We are both native New Yorkers, although Julie has roots in Austin, Texas. We each have over a decade of teaching experience with Middle School students. We are progressives who follow Chrisitan values. We value family over everything. We would be nowhere without our tribe that holds us up when feel down and cheer us on through all of our trials.
Tony is thoughtful and reserved. He observes the world around him and appreciates everything about it. He has taught me to slow down and take everything in. Tony is also really funny; his humor is dry and witty. He keeps us in a fun mood constantly. He is interested in politics, sailing, and loves basketball. He has played since grade school and was captain of his college team.
Julie is chatty and crafty. She spends her time singing along to musicals (she’s actually good!) and attempting one Youtube craft after another. She has a large tight-knit family and a core group of cousins she loves to spend time with. She’s taught me to take risks and go on adventures. Julie learned how to kayak on the Hudson River a few years back and goes back every month, even in winter!
Our Home & Community
We live in a cute colonial-style house on a cul-de-sac, 30 minutes from New York City. Our little town features quaint mom and pop shops, and great schools. The neighborhood is tree-lined, safe, and quiet. Children play outdoors and ride their bikes on the wide sidewalks. Our home features a large backyard with a 100-year-old Oak tree so tall that we can see it from the road before we can even see the house.! It will be perfect for a tire swing someday! Our home is usually filled with a rotating door of characters. We each come from fairly large families. Julie’s mom is 1 of 11 siblings! There are so many aunts and uncles and families waiting to meet and adore our future child. They are praying and buying one too many onesies for our longed-for bundle of joy. It takes a village to raise a child and our village is the best.
Our Thoughts about Parenting & Adoption
We have two dogs, Jelly and Mabel, and a cat, Tillie. We call this little pack, “our girls”. We love and spoil them with toys and attention. They travel with us to our family lakehouse every summer and they’re showered with attention and too many treats by our friends and family. They will be a kid’s best friends. We imagine our girls and our baby romping around in our backyard, building a bond, and making memories. We came to adoption after several years of infertility. Eventually, after putting her body through the wringer, Julie looked up at me and said “our baby is out there somewhere. We’re going to be parents”. We want to be parents. That is the ultimate goal. Adoption is not a second choice, it is our road to making our family.
Our hearts are so full of love, it spills over! We love to document everyday experiences and would be open to sharing updates and milestones with you! We are open to as much or as little communication as you would be comfortable with. Our priority is to follow your lead and your adoption plan. If you are comfortable meeting us, it would be a pleasure to meet with you to let you know how much you mean to us. We have been praying for you for years. We want you to know how incredibly special you are as an expectant mother/family, and as an individual!
We’re just a regular couple who love to spend quality time together. We live life with few inhibitions and are “in the moment” with each experience.We cannot wait to add another member to our bunch, our baby! We are honored you have taken the time to learn about us and cannot wait to hear from you!
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us on any of the following platforms. We look forward to getting to know you and answering all of your questions.
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