Hi, we’re Kiley and Mike and we’re hoping to become first time parents through domestic infant adoption. We’re looking forward to adopting a child or siblings up to about 12 months of age of any race and either gender.As a transracial couple, we already are a “conspicuous family” and we embrace that. We are blessed to have a diverse group of friends of various backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities, many of whom are raising multiracial and multiethnic children. While we know at least one of us will be raising a child transracially, we are confident our close group of friends will help us navigate through life with the benefit of their experience. We both come from loving families with lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and many many friends to love this child. Our parents have both been married for over 40 years. We each have two siblings, and together we have three sassy spunky nieces and two sweet nephews were fortunate enough to see grow up.We’ve been married 13 years and have been together for 18. We met in college and have been inseparable ever since. We’re very much in love and dedicated to one another in every way.
Profession: Finance Professional
Interests: Reading, exercise including running, outdoor activities, travel, baking, pets (animals in general), spending time with friends and family, knitting, home improvement projects.
Ethnicity: East Asian
Profession: Finance Professional
Interests: Cooking, golf, running, travel, exercise, outdoor activities, making people laugh, spending time with family and friends.
Years Together: 18
State: New Jersey
Other Children: No
Pets: 1 dog, 3 cats, all friendly
Age: 0-6 Months
Gender: No Preference
Ethnicity: Any race, no preference
Special Needs: Open To Discussion
Type of Adoption: No Preference
Mike is a social butterfly and an extrovert. He’s always up to date on latest trends. He loves making people laugh and always manages to make people feel comfortable and at ease. He finds a way to connect with everyone, including learning Spanish and French and other languages when we travel so he can connect with people in their language. Mike is naturally athletic and enjoys staying active and healthy. He’s run half marathons and multiple 5K races. He is an avid golfer, and is constantly striving to improve his game. He’s looking forward to being an active dad who can run around and play with his kids. He is creative in the kitchen and loves grocery shopping for interesting ingredients to use in family dinners.Kiley is an introvert and intuitive. She enjoys reading fiction, yoga, and has gotten into running in the past year. She loves to do things like paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling on vacation. She has a quiet, “zingy” sense of humor that tends to surprise people. Kiley enjoys baking, reads every night before bed, and hates doing laundry. She’s a big animal lover and grew up with tons of pets, including goats. Her first job was at 12 years old washing dogs, then worked for a veterinarian in high school because of her love of animals.
Our Home & Community
We live in a small suburban town in New Jersey. We are close to New York City and can easily make the trip in to enjoy culture, food, theater, museums, etc. We live in a single family colonial house with a fenced in yard. We live within walking distance to the elementary and middle school our child will eventually attend. It’s safe, idyllic, and has excellent schools. There is an abundance of activities for children and families we look forward to doing as a family (the pool, family yoga, golf with dad, parks, the zoo etc.). Our community is small and close knit where people rally around each other when someone is in need. Kiley volunteers at our library because she believes the library is a safe space for everyone to access information and educational resources. She’s usually the youngest volunteer and really enjoys her time working with the senior citizens who are most of the other volunteers.
Our Thoughts about Parenting & Adoption
We’re excited to become parents and we’re confident we will offer a loving, stable, nurturing environment. We sort of expected that when we got married, we’d be able to have children biologically. When that didn’t happen, we chose not to pursue any medical intervention. We paused our plans to grow our family and spent several years focusing on our marriage, traveling, and enjoying life and all it has to offer. We realized we still wanted to parent children, and feel adoption is ultimately how we want to grow our family. We are parents in need of a child and feel that there must be a child or children in need of a second set of parents.We come from different backgrounds and ethnicities, so we are entering into this endeavor knowing that our child’s first family may be very different from either of our families. We are committed to creating a family life that will celebrate our child’s uniqueness and honor him or her for who they are. We’re not looking for a “mini me.”We feel education is important for everyone. That doesn’t necessarily mean we automatically expect our child to attend college. If he or she attends college, we will fully support them emotionally and financially throughout their years in school. If they choose not to pursue a college degree, we will support them in trade school, starting a business, or acquiring the skills to pursue their dreams in whatever way best suits their plans.
We realize that this process doesn’t end with bringing a baby into our home. This is a lifelong relationship for all of us, regardless of the level of openness you choose. We would welcome the opportunity to share picture and video updates of your child’s milestones, phone calls, texts, and are open to discussing periodic visits. We’d like to hear more about what you’d like this relationship with us to look like — type and frequency of communication, with the understanding it will likely evolve over time. We really truly feel like we can give your child an amazing life full of love and opportunity, and we hope that if you choose us, you’ll in some way share in the love and excitement of seeing your child grow up.