Andrew and Nick

Hi!

- WE ARE -

NICK

& ANDREW

We would first and foremost like to express our deepest gratitude to you for considering us as potential adoptive parents to your child.

DEAR BIRTH PARENTS,

We are an outgoing, caring, and fun loving family who, along with our pup Harry, calls New York City home. We love to travel and experience new adventures together and have shared the dream of growing our family and having a child to love and nurture. This has been a cornerstone of our relationship over the last 7 years, and we have always discussed adoption as being our chosen path towards fulfilling that dream of becoming fathers.

We believe that there is nothing more important than family, and thus are supportive of both semi-open and open adoption. We are happy to honor whatever arrangement makes you most comfortable, including updates as your child grows via email, letters, photos, and annual visits. We recognize how difficult of a decision this is for you to make and are incredibly grateful for the time you are taking to learn more about us.

HARRY GIVING KISSES

- OUR -

Story

Our first date was 7 years ago at a restaurant downtown. After swapping stories for hours, it was clear that there was something special. One date quickly led to another, and soon we became inseparable. In the years that followed, we moved in together, adopted a dog, and witnessed our separate family and friend groups merge into one. After four years, we got married on the beach in Key West surrounded by the most important people in our lives.

Fast forward to today – we currently own our two-bedroom apartment in the city and stay busy with our fulfilling jobs and active social life. Time at home is spent cooking meals and hosting dinner parties with our friends, while weekends are spent taking full advantage of all that the city has to offer like picnics in the park, visiting museums, playing trivia at our neighborhood pub, and going to the theater.

We are obsessed with traveling the world and visiting new countries every year. In recent years we’ve been fortunate to visit Iceland, Portugal, Greece, Italy, and Mexico among others. Additionally, summers are often spent at Nick’s parents’ beach house in New Jersey where we enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, and biking.

OUR HOPE IS TO WELCOME OUR CHILD INTO OUR LIVES AND ALLOW THEM TO GROW UP TRAVELING AND EXPERIENCING EVERYTHING THE WORLD HAS TO OFFER.

VACATIONING IN PAROS, GREECE
OUR WEDDING DAY IN KEY WEST
AMALFI COAST TRIP
CHRISTMAS TREE 2019 PROPOSAL

ABOUT

ANDREW

by Nick

Andrew is a talented pianist, a movie aficionado, and a video game enthusiast, but more importantly, he is responsible, logical, organized, and incredibly thoughtful. In our home, Andrew really is a jack of all trades, preparing home cooked meals from scratch while simultaneously fixing things around the apartment. He once gutted and renovated our entire bathroom on his own! I’m consistently in awe of his handiness and perpetual positive attitude – he takes on challenges with ease, and never seems to get overwhelmed.

Andrew has a natural ability to make people feel comfortable around him – especially dogs and children! Our dog Harry constantly impresses guests with his many tricks, all of which were taught to him by Andrew, and our niece can never get enough play time with her uncle. I already know how patient, kind, and loving Andrew will be as a dad. Always down for a new adventure around the corner or across the globe, or just a night in playing board games, Andrew makes life exciting.

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

ANDREW IS A TELEVISION EXECUTIVE AT MAGNOLIA NETWORK. He’s been passionate about the entertainment industry since high school and went to college to study film and television production. He loves working in a creative role where he gets to lead teams to produce fun and entertaining content. Andrew works from home part-time and has great flexibility and unlimited paid time off.

GIVING OUR NIECE HER FIRST PIANO LESSON IN OUR APARTMENT
ANDREW'S FAV PIZZA PLACE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
WORKING ON SET IN MONTANA

ABOUT

NICK

by Andrew

Nick is the most empathetic, loving, and caring person that I know. His desire for making sure everyone is taken care of and feels appreciated radiates through his relationships with his friends, family, and especially through his work as a teacher. I’m always in awe at how everyone, especially his students, gravitate towards him for advice, support, or just an ear to listen. He has so much love to give and I know he will make a wonderful father.

Nick takes great pride in bettering himself and our family. He is currently working on his 3rd master’s degree, and in his free time you can always find him reading a new book, trying out a new recipe, or going for a run along his favorite paths around Central Park. His favorite thing in the world is traveling – he’s visited every continent except for Antarctica! I can always count on him to be meticulously planning our next vacation and looking forward to our next adventure.

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

NICK IS A HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER at a public school in Manhattan and absolutely loves working with his 11th and 12th grade students. He is passionate about helping young people discover the joy

of literature and experience success in the classroom. Nick works school hours and is off during the summer months which will allow him to be home with our child when they are not in school.

READY TO RUN A MARATHON
PLAYING IN THE SNOW WITH HARRY IN CENTRAL PARK
CHASING WATERFALLS IN ICELAND

- OUR -

Home

AND

COMMUNITY

WE LIVE IN A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD IN MANHATTAN.

Our home is in a safe and friendly 24-hour doorman building surrounded by countless shops, restaurants, parks, and museums. Our two-bedroom apartment has a beautiful roof deck where we barbecue, and neighbors grow flowers and vegetables. Our neighborhood has some of the best public schools in the city, and we have lots of friends and family in the area, including Nick’s parents and sister and Andrew’s parents and brothers.

HOT DOG CART AT THE MET
WALKING THROUGH HOT DOG CART AT THE MET CENTRAL PARK
BBQING ON OUR ROOF WITH FRIENDS

- meet our pup -

HARRY

WE HAVE A LOVABLE PUP NAMED HARRY! Harry is a golden doodle and cockapoo mix who we adopted four years ago. Harry is an intelligent and funny member of our family who loves everyone he meets. He especially loves our niece. They spent this past summer together playing and sharing snacks.

HARRY LOVES CENTRAL PARK!
MORNING COFFEE WITH HARRY ON OUR COUCH

- OUR -

HOBBIES

WE ARE AN ADVENTUROUS FAMILY THAT LOVES TO TRAVEL AND SPEND TIME WITH OUR LOVED ONES. We like to plan trips abroad whenever we can, as well as take family trips with our extended family. At home we love to take lots of walks around the neighborhood with our dog Harry. We especially love walking to the parks along the East River on the weekends. We enjoy trying new restaurants around the city and exploring our community on the Upper East Side. We also love going to see live music and theater, and love to take advantage of all the seasonal activities that the city has to offer.

HONEYMOON IN MEXICO
ICELAND ADVENTURE
ELTON JOHN CONCERT

- A FEW OF OUR -

FAVORITES...

DINNER OUT WITH FRIENDS

TV SHOW

Andrew: Scrubs
Nick: The Real Housewives franchise

CUISINE

Andrew: Mexican
Nick: Italian

HOBBY

Andrew: Playing video games
Nick: Long distance running

SEASONAL ACTIVITY

Andrew: Hiking to see fall foliage
Nick: Paddle boarding at the beach in the summer

TRAVEL DESTINATION

Andrew: Iceland
Nick: Italy

HOLIDAY

Andrew: Halloween
Nick: Christmas Eve

HAPPY PLACE

Andrew: Watching my favorite movies with a cozy blanket at home
Nick: The Jersey Shore

MUSICAL ARTIST

Andrew: Billy Joel
Nick: Lady Gaga

THE

PEOPLE

WE LOVE

We both come from close-knit, loving families!

Andrew is the oldest of four brothers whom he is very close with.
They were all his “best men” at our wedding. Two of his brothers are recently married, and one is expecting their first child in 2024! Along with his parents, Andrew’s very large extended family are all nearby on Long Island and gather frequently for family functions and holidays. A typical family holiday celebration consists of well over 50 people.

Nick is also the oldest of his siblings.
One of his sisters lives in the city, so we are fortunate to spend lots of time together. She is always down to meet up for dinner, a walk in the park, or to help out dog watching. Nick’s other sister lives in California with her husband and our niece and nephew. Despite living on opposite coasts, we make it a priority to spend as much time together as possible. Luckily, Nick’s parents have a home in Florida and a beach house in New Jersey, both of which are perfect for hosting the entire family for holidays and summer vacations. They also often plan trips abroad for the whole family. Plus, they have an apartment in the city and are always ready to help out!

WEDDING WITH ALL OF OUR FRIENDS & FAMILY
VISITING NICK'S GRANDPARENTS AND PARENTS ALONGSIDE HIS SISTERS IN FLORIDA
ANDREW'S BROTHERS' TRIP TO DISNEY
CELEBRATING ANDREW'S LITTLE BROTHER JUSTIN’S GRADUATION FROM NURSING SCHOOL
CHRISTMAS WITH NICK'S FAMILY IN FLORIDA
CHEERING ON NICK'S MARATHON WITH ANDREW’S FAMILY

- OUR -

THOUGHTS

- ON -

parenting

WITH OUR NIECE

RAISING OUR CHILD WILL BECOME THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF OUR LIVES AND THEY WILL KNOW ABOVE ALL ELSE THAT THEY ARE DEEPLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY LOVED. We value open communication, trust, and respect in all of our relationships, and plan to raise our child with the same ideals. We will help support and champion their interests and empower them to find happiness and joy as they explore the world around them.

Our child will be raised in the diverse, exciting, and energetic city that is New York and will have access to all of the opportunities that the city holds. In addition to our spacious apartment and building amenities, Central Park will be their backyard, and they will have access to some of the best schools in the city. We are financially stable and are prepared to provide anything our child needs to feel supported, successful, and fulfilled.

OUR FINAL

THOUGHTS

Andrew & Nick

Thank you again for taking the time to get to know us. We know how difficult this decision must be for you and are more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have. As adoptive parents, we can promise that your child

will be raised in a home filled with endless joy, unwavering support, and unconditional love surrounded by friends and family. We will honor and cherish your decision to allow us to take on this responsibility and welcome this new chapter in our lives.

WE WOULD LOVE TO

HEAR FROM YOU!

If you have additional questions for us or would like to speak to us, please contact The Adoption Alliance by calling 1-800-626-4324.