Cedric and Nicole

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Warm greetings to you! We are Nicole and Cedric from New York! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking  your time to learn about us.

 

We‘ve been married for 6 years and have been together for 14 years. Currently we live in New York. We are excited to take this journey with you and we are thankful to you and admire your courage for choosing adoption.

 

OUR LIFE TOGETHER

 

Our journey together has been beautiful. We have evolved as people and as a couple. We first met in 1999 in Washington, DC. We lived in the same apartment building. Our first date was great. However, as we went on the second date it was NOT GOOD!:) The reasons are still a family controversy. One of us claims the other was on the phone too much and one was in a foul mood before the date started. A few months later we tried again and WHAM! It was on! We were inseparable after that. We love music, art and various cultural activities. Cedric is a sports enthusiast and Nicole is to an extent. Basketball being his favorite and baseball being hers. Go Sixers and Phillies!

 

Cedric has a daughter, Naimah, from a previous relationship. I call her my “bonus daughter.” We don’t like using the word step. It sounds cold and antiseptic. I met her when she was turning 4 years old and she is now 22! She loves to share “stories about boys” with me.

 

We are unable to have biological children together and attempted IVF unsuccessfully. But in a way we feel adopting a child is even more beautiful and exciting.

 

ABOUT CEDRIC BY NICOLE

 

My husband Cedric is a beautiful person. As I said at our wedding, he has the mind of a scientist and a heart of an artist. He has the ability to speak with anyone! His focus on our daughter is on her well-being and that she be a confident woman not afraid to express herself and to follow her passions. I’m grateful that Cedric and I met when and where we did. He’s such an intricate and significant source of me evolving and growing as a woman which enables me to keep striving for my dreams, to stay humble and to treat others as I want to be treated. On a lighter note, he does great impersonations of popular people such as Ja Rule and Bee Gees. We make a strong balanced team and are ready to add a new beautiful life to our home.

 

DO WHAT YOU LOVE

 

Cedric works full time as an economist, which he enjoys because whatever headlines are in the news are related to his work. His clients have a wide range of personalities and at least half of what he does depends on listening carefully to people and accepting them for who they are.

 

MEET NICOLE BY CEDRIC

 

Nikki is the most interesting person I’ve ever met. To this very day she is fascinating to me! I have studied her family tree and I still have no idea where she gets all of the ingredients that make up her tasty personality. So I thank the Creator and the universe for making such a unique soul. Watching her as a mom will be like going to the movies every day and I can’t wait to see how we will fill our child with street smarts, elegance, and fearlessness. The new baby will complete our sandwich of silliness and seriousness.

 

 

 

 

DO WHAT YOU LOVE

 

Nicole will be a stay at home mom, who will continue working part time on teaching art and working on her short story writings. Nicole can’t wait to have a baby on her hip and by her side while she’s creating.

 

HOME SWEET HOME-WE LOVE LIVING IN NEW YORK!

 

Our home is located in an urban area, where the winters are cold yet spring and summer are full of sunshine and fun outdoor activities. Nicole here, I’ve taken the lead on decorating our place. My design style is eclectic and colorful. I have lots of artwork including my own (abstract and collage mediums) on the walls. We have very modern designed bookshelves to house mostly Cedric’s books that range from economics to self help topics. We both are good cooks. Ced doesn’t cook as much as I do since I’m not working and plan to be a stay at home mom. I love to play music while cooking. Ced’s family and friends are close by in New Jersey.

 

The school system close by is very progressive meaning they focus on S.T.E.A.M education, science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. These type of curriculums start at an early age as well. Both Cedric and I have had worked in this field before and realize the benefits for each child.

 

WHY OUR FAITH MATTERS

 

Both of us grew up in homes where respect for the beliefs of others was of highest value. It is a cornerstone of our relationship. At our wedding we received blessings from a Muslim Iman, a Christian Minister and a Native American Spiritual Leader. We are planning a blessing ceremony for the new baby that will involve these faiths as well as our friends and family from many religious perspectives. But labels do not matter to us as much as principles do. Our only goal is to raise a child who practices the golden rule, treating others as you would want to be treated.

 

OUR FAVORITES
FAVORITE HOBBY:

Nicole: Painting & writing

Cedric: Chess

 

FAVORITE SEASONAL ACTIVITY:

Nicole: Roller skating

Cedric: Golfing

 

FAVORITE HOBBY:

Nicole: Painting & writing

Cedric: Chess

 

FAVORITE SEASONAL ACTIVITY:

Nicole: Roller skating

Cedric: Golfing

 

FAVORITE PLACE TO TAKE A CHILD:

Nicole: Beach

Cedric: Library

 

 

 

FAVORITE ANIMAL:

Nicole: Dogs

Cedric: Dolphins

 

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:

Nicole: Mexico, Jamaica & Oman

Cedric: Caribbean

 

FAVORITE DESSERT:

Nicole: Anything chocolate

Cedric: Sorbet

 

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD ACTIVITY:

Nicole: Jacks and hopscotch

Cedric: Playing marbles

 

FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST:

Nicole: Prince

Cedric: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

 

THIS IS OUR VILLAGE

 

We are grateful to have a slew full of family and friends who are supportive, loving and that have great senses of humor. Cedric has a brother, mother and lots of friends from school that he keeps in touch with. Nicole has a sister, niece, nephew, a new great niece and awesome parents. Some live closer than others. Visits will definitely be happening. They are all so excited about our decision to adopt and have offered to babysit. Lol! In both of our families we have always traveled and learned about new places and cultures such as in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. As a result, we would like to pass on this tradition in order for the child to experience being a global citizen.

 

MEET BIG SISTER NAIMAH (meaning living a soft, enjoyable life) aka Imah Beemah

 

“Imah Beemah’ has just graduated from college. Her major was public health. She’s excited about being an older sibling! Besides being a social butterfly, she has strong leadership skills and is able to rally her friends and classmates on various topics. Imah shows a high level of empathy towards her family, friends and social causes. She is nurturing and a caregiver by nature and experience; having taken care of a handicap uncle.

 

OUR HOPES AND DREAMS

 

As a Mom and Dad, it is our wish to pass on all of our self-worth, knowledge and resources to your child. Our life with the child will be about bringing out their individuality and connecting it to humanity. He or she will teach us as much as we teach them about patience, perseverance, and growth. We will totally surround the baby with love, security and opportunity. We want to make the world a better place through the blessing of a human being that has never existed before. The child that you are carrying is one of a kind and is coming to the earth for a reason. We would be honored to nurture the special soul you are carrying.

 

A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO YOU

 

We are so excited to build our family with you! We promise to do our very best, each day, for your child. We admire your courage and thoughtfulness and thank you for being open to sharing your love with the world. Each generation faces their own challenges but the goal is always the same: to make the next generation better! So, we cherish this chance to grow a family with you, knowing that each of us is contributing to making tomorrow better than today. We’re ready when you are to take the next step on behalf of the life you are carrying. We’re willing to share photos and updates regarding your child over the years. And we are ready to sacrifice and give our all to you and this baby, for as long as we live.

 

Thank you!

Nicole & Cedric

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