Andrew and Sarah

Hello, We are Sarah and Andrew. Welcome! First, let us thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. It means so much to us that you would consider us as potential parents for your child.

Hello

- WE ARE -

SARAH

AND ANDREW

FROM NEW YORK

WELCOME!

First, let us THANK YOU for taking the time to learn more about us. It means so much to us that you would consider us as potential parents for your child. We are sure that like us, you are nervous to meet and get to know each other, so we hope that this biography can provide some insight into our lives, and what your child’s life with us would look like if he or she joined our family. We hope that the information we provide below conveys the love, support, and devotion that forms the foundation of our relationship. If you feel that our home may be the right place for your child, we would be more than happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have about us. It is our sincerest hope that you feel completely comfortable with your decision, should you choose us.

We want to give your child everything life has to offer. We plan to raise them as well-rounded individuals who live life to the fullest. As people who are always looking for a new adventure, and about to embark on the greatest one yet — parenthood — we are looking forward to having someone join our family. We are excited at the thought of experiencing some of life’s greatest adventures as we watch your child grow.

WE KNOW YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SAFE, STABLE, AND LOVING UPBRINGING FOR YOUR CHILD, AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CHILD TO GIVE ALL OF THAT TO, AND SO MUCH MORE.

gETTING TO KNOW US

WE MET IN 2009 WHEN WE WERE BOTH STUDENTS AND QUICKLY BECAME CLOSE FRIENDS.

Our magical wedding day!
At a wedding together
At a wedding together

A few years later we began to realize we both liked each other, started dating, and eventually got married in 2016. We have been married for almost 4 years and we are at the point in our lives where we are ready to start a family, but we unfortunately cannot do that on our own. We are ready to have children and really want to explore the world with them and see it through their eyes!

A typical day would be jampacked with fun activities and a focus on spending time together as a family, including our dog Delilah, who loves children and is always looking for a playmate to run around with. Sarah loves to cook, so there will be plenty of healthy meals as well as a chance to help bake some cookies or Sarah’s famous peanut butter pie! Andrew enjoys the outdoors, so he is always ready to toss a baseball around when the weather is nice, or snowballs when winter comes. If it’s raining out, then it is a great opportunity to visit one of the local children’s museums, catch a movie together, take a day trip to one of the nearby cities, or sit at home with a stack of books or another creative activity. We feel that a well-rounded experience is important to the development of your child, including exercise, education, and activities where you can ‘unplug’ for a while.

INTRODUCING

Andrew

- WRITTEN BY SARAH -

Andrew is a hardworking individual who puts everything he has into providing for our family and ensuring we have everything we need. From putting in hours at his law firm each day to coming home making sure the house is in good order [mowing the lawn, fixing things, etc.] he always makes me so proud to be his wife. Aside from work, he loves to read and learn about the universe and how it works. He is always trying to learn new things, from the vast reaches of space to why the dishwasher isn’t working! He is also an amazing cook and can whip up delicious Latin recipes which have been passed down through his family for generations. His pork, rice and beans, and empanadas are muy bien! I love his curiosity and his work ethic and I look forward to watching how your child picks up those qualities in their own day to day life.

We’re best friends!
We’re best friends!

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Andrew is an attorney at a local firm in town. We are lucky to have schedules that allow us to leave work at the same time each day and create a very solid daily schedule and work-life balance.

INTRODUCING

Sarah

- WRITTEN BY ANDREW -

Sarah is an incredibly smart, creative, and caring woman. In addition to handling most of the daily household tasks, she also works, managing a team of professionals that serve customers all over the world. She is an artist at heart, and most evenings you can find her in her studio room creating beautiful pieces of artwork. She loves to travel, and can’t wait to plan our first trip with your child! I know that Sarah will protect and nurture your child, and I cannot wait to share the parenting experience with her while we help your child grow into the person they were meant to be.

Enjoying a dinner out
Enjoying a dinner out

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Sarah is a sales manager for a food testing company–she teaches food companies how to make sure their products are safe and healthy! Sarah’s job allows her flexible work hours so she can be home when needed.

Staying dry on a rainy day
Staying dry on a rainy day

Home

AND

Community

We currently live in a small suburb surrounded by some rural land and tucked between a few cities. We have a large fenced-in yard and plenty of parks and hiking trails nearby, as well as access to even larger cities for longer trips. Our families live within a few hours of where we are, so while drop-ins from family are not too common, we get to look forward to the next visit with them and can plan a special activity to do as a group.

The place we call home
The place we call home

- MEET -

Delilah

Delilah is our 9 year old German Shepherd. She is gentle, good with kids and the smartest dog we’ve ever seen. She can tell her toys apart by their name or type, and she is always available for a good game of fetch or a belly rub. She was rescued as a puppy, but has always been a part of our family!

Sarah painted a picture of Delilah
Sarah painted a picture of Delilah
Delilah loves lounging inside
Delilah loves lounging inside
Delilah playing with tennis balls
Delilah playing with tennis balls

- OUR -

favorite things

Actor

ANDREW: Steve Carrell
SARAH: Paul Rudd

Animal

ANDREW: Lion
SARAH: Owl

Can’t Live Without

ANDREW: A few moments of quiet at the end of the day
SARAH: Fresh paints, some good music, and a cup of tea!

Childhood Activity

ANDREW: Playing sports with friends
SARAH: Riding my bike in our neighborhood

Children’s Book

ANDREW: Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss
SARAH: A Garden for Miss Mouse by Michaela Muntean

Children’s TV Show

ANDREW: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
SARAH: Sesame Street

Dessert

ANDREW: Sarah’s Peanut Butter Pie
SARAH: Key Lime Pie

Dream Job

ANDREW: Baseball player [Yankees’ Shortstop!]
SARAH: Professional artist with her own gallery

Game

ANDREW: Chess
SARAH: Clue

Hobby

ANDREW: Working with electronics and Do It Yourself
SARAH: Painting [watercolors, acrylics, etc.]

INTRODUCING OUR Families

Sarah’s family consists of a group of people who like to get up and GO! A day with them usually involves a large waffle breakfast, and a trip into the city where they live. After stopping by my brother’s house to pick up him and his wife [and pet Kevin, their cat!] we usually find ourselves exploring until we’re hungry, and either eating dinner at a pub in town or going home to a large pasta dinner. The day is filled with lots of jokes, learning new things, and enjoying our company.

Andrew’s family is much more laid back. Since they live in a more rural area, they usually spend the day around the house, enjoying the outdoors. Andrew’s sister and her fiance will sometimes stop by, and so we may also get a surprise visit from their dog, Red. In addition to our own dog, and Andrew’s parent’s rat terrier, Spanky, there are plenty of four legged friends of all sizes to run around with. The day usually wraps up with us sitting on the porch and eating a big home-cooked meal.

With Andrew’s family at our wedding
With Andrew’s family at our wedding
With Sarah’s family at our wedding
With Sarah’s family at our wedding

a bit about our

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

As mentioned before, Andrew is always reading about the universe, space, or figuring out ‘how things work’ and better yet — how to repair things that aren’t! When he wants to relax, he usually lounges outside or on the couch with Delilah. He grew up with a deep love of sports and always jumps at a chance to hit the batting cages or meet some friends at the golf course.

Sarah is a very creative person — she is always making something, whether it is a delicious new concoction in the kitchen, or painting in her art studio in a spare bedroom. If she is not actively working on a project, she is either researching a new recipe online, a new painting technique, or she may be quietly reading one of her favorite books with a cup of tea.

All dressed up at a wedding
All dressed up at a wedding
On vacation to visit Stonehenge
On vacation to visit Stonehenge
Sarah loves to bake
Sarah loves to bake
Sarah enjoys painting pictures
Sarah enjoys painting pictures

OUR promise TO YOU

As parents, we want to provide a safe and loving environment for your child, as any parent would. We cannot begin to imagine what it must be like coming to this decision, but we know that you are thinking like any parent would, and need to make sure your child is taken care of. We know you will be thinking about your child all the time and we are more than willing to work with you to keep the lines of communication open and let you know that all is well. This child will be so loved not only by you and us, but by both of our extended families and all we can ever ask for in life is as many people as possible who love us unconditionally.

Both of us are very different people, but we balance each other perfectly, and believe that your child will get a very well-rounded upbringing as a result. They will learn about the world around them with Andrew, and will likely end up with a deep love of baseball – we will just have to see what team they root for! There will always be some one ready to play with since Delilah has energy 24/7. With Sarah, they will learn how to become a gourmet chef, a grand artist, and a major history buff. No matter what hobbies they have, they will grow up to be smart, independent, and above all else, knowing that they have the unconditional love of Sarah, Andrew, and both of their families!

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.