Anthony and Sarah

Hello!

- WE ARE -

SARAH

& ANTHONY

FROM THE STATE OF New York

We are SO GRATEFUL to you for taking the time to view our profile and learn more about us.

We love to travel & explore new places
Exploring Massachusetts

Dear Expectant Parents

WE MET WORKING AT A LOCAL LIBRARY, WHERE WE SHARED OUR LOVE OF LEARNING, READING, AND WORKING WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY. For both of us, this cultivated a deep passion for working with others (Anthony works as a Librarian, and Sarah as a Speech-Language Pathologist). Due to our career choices, and a family full of young nieces and nephews, we have always played a large role in the lives of many children. We have cared for them deeply, even if we weren’t biologically related to them. We were unable to conceive children naturally or through fertility treatments, which led us to you, and this exceptional path we are all on. Your child would complete the family we always dreamed of making. We look forward to including you in the many milestones your child will accomplish, through texts, photographs, and letters. We know we will provide your child with a beautiful, fulfilling life and family. We look forward to getting to know you more and we hope that you feel the same! Thank you.

- OUR -

Story

WE GREW UP IN THE SAME SMALL TOWN. However, we did not meet until later in our lives, when we both worked the same clerical job in a local library. We were friends for many years, bonding over a love of literature, nature, and a similar sense of humor. Over a decade together later, we continue to bond over these things. You can always find us on after-dinner walks in our neighborhood, which we take often to recount our days. Our home is surrounded by beautiful nature trails that we love to hike, or bike, especially when our nieces and nephews come along for the journey. We spend most evenings on our couch in front of the fireplace, reading, completing crossword puzzles, or playing games.

Autumn on the island means sunflower fields and apple picking!
Go Pack go!
Celebrating Sarah's birthday

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LIFE TOGETHER

We understand the importance of taking the time to disconnect from the world of phones and technology to check in with one another, through simple conversation. Each night we cook together, eat together, and clean up together. This makes mundane household tasks a moment of

reprieve for us both. Our home is often filled with family and friends, and it is always filled with fun. We are teammates in the fullest sense, and all we want is to add another teammate to our roster. A child for us to cheer on, connect with, and include seamlessly into our world.

We love the Hudson Valley in NY!

- Meet -

SARAH

BY ANTHONY

Home is my favorite place to be!

SARAH, IN MY EYES, EMBODIES BOUNDLESS WONDER AND OPTIMISM IN ALL FACETS OF NOT JUST HER OWN, BUT BOTH OF OUR LIVES. Her immense kindness is effortless and has no limits. Sarah is a pillar of strength, often friends and family seek Sarah for her input and guidance. Her patience is endless, and she is wonderful at celebrating victories no matter how large and small. Witnessing Sarah’s unwavering love for our nieces and nephews assures me she will be an exceptional mother. Her tenderness towards others and her innate ability to comfort and encourage those around her, prove that our future child will be loved to its fullest extent. Her kindness is not just a trait, but a way of life.

Made it to Arches National Park

Sarah's Career

I AM A SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST AND ABSOLUTELY LOVE WHAT I DO! I provide home care services to medically fragile children, helping them gain and maintain skills related to feeding, swallowing, and communicating. I have been welcomed into so many homes and rewarded with becoming such a large part of my patients’ lives. An exceptional part of my job is that I make my own schedule, allowing very flexible work hours that are best for my future child.

On a walk with some views!

- Meet -

ANTHONY

BY SARAH

First time at Arches National Park

MY FAVORITE QUALITY OF ANTHONY’S IS HIS ABILITY TO MAKE EVERYONE FEEL HEARD AND IMPORTANT. When you are in a conversation with Anthony, you feel immediately cared for and seen. I often see this in the way our nieces and nephews respond to him. They do not just greet him out of obligation when he walks into a room. Instead, they all come running, excitedly yelling, “Uncle Anthony!” No matter how tired he is, no matter the day he may have had, he lights up for those children, and puts them at the center of his focus, love, and attention. He is the first one on the floor to play with them, and the last one sitting with them at the end of the night. He really listens to them and bonds with them. This empathy and consideration are exactly what you get with Anthony, which is something to behold.

Local park with my parent's dogs
Running a story time at a local farm for work

Anthony's Career

I HAVE BEEN WORKING AT LIBRARIES SINCE I WAS A TEENAGER, SO IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT I AM A LIBRARIAN. a I have developed programs targeting parent-child trainings, crafts, and gaming. I have a great passion for providing a safe space for the community to gather. I worked hard to become the Assistant Director, so I am responsible for the library’s staff. I create the schedule, allowing me to work hours that are best for my future child.

Our Home

AND

Community

WE LIVE IN A SUBURBAN TOWN IN NEW YORK THAT EXPERIENCES ALL FOUR SEASONS IN A BREATH TAKING WAY.

Local movie night in town
Annual Pumpkin Carving Party at our house

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NEIGHBORHOOD

There is nothing like the fall foliage in our area! Many families live in our neighborhood. You can always find children playing games of basketball or riding bikes. We are very friendly with our neighbors, and often chat to share book and show recommendations. We live in the same town as our sister, brother-in-law, niece, and nephew, who will attend the same school as our future child.

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Favorite Things

ACTIVITY ▶

SARAH: Reading
ANTHONY: Hiking

FOOD ▶

SARAH: Tacos
ANTHONY: Sushi

DESSERT ▶

SARAH: Ice Cream
ANTHONY: S’mores

MUSIC ARTIST ▶

SARAH: Ella Fitzgerald
ANTHONY: Jack Johnson

WHAT YOU LIKE TO COLLECT ▶

SARAH: Memories
ANTHONY: Board games

VACATION SPOT

SARAH: Anywhere with family
ANTHONY: National Parks

CHILDREN'S BOOK ▶

SARAH: Nancy Drew series
ANTHONY: Harry Potter

SPORTS TEAM ▶

SARAH: Green Bay Packers
ANTHONY: Go Pack Go!

PLACE TO TAKE A CHILD ▶

SARAH: Park/ walking trails
ANTHONY: Library

At a local concert for charity
You can often find us with a book in our hands
Out on a walk with the family on Easter
We love exploring National Parks!

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HOBBIES & INTERESTS

WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT SPENDING TIME IN NATURE, WHICH IS REFLECTED STRONGLY IN OUR FAVORITE PASTIME, HIKING. There is strong research that shows a correlation between spending time in nature and psychological, emotional, and physical health benefits. We feel nature’s healing effects each time we choose to go on a hike, big or small. There is nothing that compares to exploring a nature trail and it is a love we intend to share with our child. We feel this hobby has taught us to slow down in a life that can be fast paced. We have learned a sense of calm from taking care of our environment and finding these quiet spaces in an otherwise loud world.

With Anthony's family at a family party

Extended Family

WE ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO COME FROM FAMILIES WHO WE LOVE TO SEE REGULARLY, NOT OUT OF OBLIGATION, BUT OUT OF WANT. Every Sunday, we have family dinner at Anthony’s parents’ house, where we spend time with our niece and the family dogs. Anthony’s father adopted him when he was 7 years old, and they have been inseparable ever since. Their relationship helped Anthony know that becoming an adoptive parent was the right path for him. Sarah has three sisters and two exceptional parents. We all take turns hosting movie and game nights, barbecues, and pool days.

We are the designated babysitters for our nieces and nephews, and the most requested sleepover destination. Each year, our family takes a week-long vacation, where we make the most wonderful memories just by being together.

OUR FAMILIES HAVE PROVIDED WITH US OF A FOUNDATION OF LOVE AND SUPPORT, AND THEY CANNOT WAIT TO BE PART OF OUR NEXT CHAPTER AS PARENTS.

Beach wedding on Long Island
Sarah with her sisters, mother, and niece
Hosting Christmas at our house
Up in Lake George, we pass on our love of traveling & exploring
Hosting Easter at our home
Some fun with my siblings and niece

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THOUGHTS

ON Parenting

We promise that we are planners in every sense of the word. From the time we began dating, we have discussed what child rearing would look like for us as a couple. Luckily, we have had wonderful examples set for us by watching our siblings, and many of our friends, become parents. We know what unconditional love looks like, and beyond that, we have the means to provide it. We have a large property with a yard to run in. Our child will have built in playmates with cousins and neighbors, and we believe in the power of play! We are imaginative, creative, and are used to providing children with a safe, fun space to express themselves. We are well versed in childhood development and often provide advice to our siblings to help cultivate speech and feeding milestones for our nieces and nephews. Becoming parents is something we know will be natural for us.

At our nephew's 5th birthday party
On family vacation with our niece and nephew

OUR FINAL

THOUGHTS

There is a quote attributed to Mother Theresa that says, “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” This quote is reflective of exactly how we live now, and how we plan to handle parenting. For us, the most important part of becoming parents is being there for our future child. We believe in open lines of communication, and honesty, and that includes our relationship with you. This world needs more empathy, more love, and more grace, and we believe we are exemplary models of that. We have faced so much in our lives and still we remain eternal optimists. We are empathetic, charitable, and altruistic. These are characteristics we plan to pass down to our future child. We believe so strongly in providing our child with the foundation to develop into the type of person who is going to change the world, just by being who they are.

SARAH & ANTHONY

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.