Hi. Our names are Danielle and Gary. Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and consider us as potential parents for your baby. We are hoping that this profile will give you a good view of our lives. We are very grateful for you choosing adoption. We both understand that the choice is a difficult one to make and we admire your courage and strength to make this choice. We have struggled with infertility, and after undergoing unsuccessful infertility treatments for two years, we both feel that adoption is the answer to our prayers to start a family. We are ready to grow our family and share our love and happiness with a child while providing him or her with a safe, secure, loving and stable environment so he or she may thrive. You can reach us toll free by calling 1-800-626-4324.
Your child will also have an assortment of extended family members embracing them and loving them – grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins alike. We also have two nieces; both of whom we adore. Our families have been extremely supportive of our adoption journey and are excited and looking forward to welcoming a child into the family through adoption.
We met fourteen years ago on a blind date that was arranged by a mutual friend. We immediately knew that we had something special; even before getting engaged, we began planning for the future and discussing our views on life and parenting. For as long as we have been together we have believed in our hearts that we are meant to be parents.
We dated exclusively for six years before getting engaged on New Year’s Eve in 2006. We were married in March of 2008 with our friends and family present to share our special day. We’ve been blessed to be husband and wife now for over eight years and best friends for over fourteen years. Our relationship is built on love, trust, commitment and open communication.
We reside in a nice community in the State of New York which has many families with young children. In choosing our residence and being the type of people that plan ahead, we took the opportunity to also carefully look at the safety of the neighborhood, excellent local school district, walking distance to parks and community center, and other community resources. We did this with the intention of expanding our family and wanting the best education and opportunities available.
Danielle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management with the intention of furthering her education and achieving a Master’s degree. Danielle works for a city government agency that she has been employed by for over seventeen years. She currently is a manager of a community center that has programming for all ages; including swimming, afterschool, sports, and summer camp programs. She has fostered youth programming by creating unique, structured activities for children to participate in as well as enrich their lives. A loving and compassionate individual, Danielle has also played a key role in mentoring youth into the positive young adults they are today. Her longevity in working with the agency ensures that she will be able to take time off and have a flexible work schedule to take care of the baby.
Danielle loves to cook, but mostly baking is a hobby of hers. She also loves to spend time with family, read, travel, attending sporting events, Broadway shows, and watch NASCAR.
Gary works and is also a part time student working his way to earning his Bachelor’s degree. He currently holds an Associate’s Degree in Human Services and he is employed by a private, non-profit agency. His employer will provide a flexible work schedule so that Gary can take time off when the baby arrives and help take care of the baby every day.
Gary’s hobbies include traveling, movies, and attending sporting events. He is a very dedicated, smart, caring individual that is every inch the passionate sports enthusiast! From baseball, hockey, basketball to NASCAR, Gary loves his sports! He can’t wait to share his passion for sports with a child.
Family is very important to both of us and our supportive families always instilled in us the importance of a good education, strong work ethic, and solid morals. We intend to emphasize those coupled with the values of respecting others, appreciating differences, and being kind to others. We will guide the child to be creative, follow their own interests, and make safe, educated choices in their life. We will do everything possible to help them reach their full potential while having fun along the way.
We both plan to stay at home with the baby as long as possible. When it is time for us to return to work, our work schedules will be adjusted so that one of us will always be home with the baby until he or she is old enough to attend early education. We are ready for the sounds of a child in our home. We are ready for the sleepless nights, dirty diapers, snuggling, nurturing, and experiences that will come with parenting.
Thank you for allowing us to tell you a bit about ourselves. If there are any other questions you may have, we are more than happy to answer them for you. We look forward to learning more about you. If it is your desire to receive them, we are more than comfortable with providing photos and updates/progress reports so you can see your child grow. If you would like to contact us, please feel free to contact the Adoption Alliance at 1-800-626-4324.
Gary and Danielle