Scott and Gabriella

Hello! We are Gabriella & Scott. It is with so much gratitude that we thank you for considering our family for your child. We are so excited to be adding a beautiful child to our family and can’t wait to share our adventures and love with them! With a small glimpse into our world, we hope to learn from you and about you, and build a strong foundation for your child to grow. 

Hello!

- WE ARE -

GABRIELLA

AND SCOTT

from Upstate New York

IT IS WITH SO MUCH GRATITUDE THAT WE THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING OUR FAMILY FOR YOUR CHILD.

We are so excited to be adding a beautiful child to our family and can’t wait to share our adventures and love with them! With a small glimpse into our world, we hope to learn from you and about you, and build a strong foundation for your child to grow.

As a couple, having children has always been a dream of ours. We have long discussed adoption being a part of our journey in life and know that it is one of the most important decisions we will ever make. We are here to support you in your journey as well and hope that you will see us as pillars throughout this process.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO GROW A FAMILY AND we are thankful THAT YOU ARE PART OF OUR STORY.

FUN AT THE BEACH
FUN AT THE BEACH

- our -

STORY

“We are HOPEFUL and EAGER to be parents.”

Our fun and loving time together began when we met in college as aspiring architects. Scott was the spontaneous cool kid, throwing social events together in the dorm while tossing a football around, and Gabriella was the nerdy art student, always in the studio working away on a design prompt. When Scott started opening the doors for Gabriella, and Gabriella took her nose out of the books to notice, magic.

We have always been a great balance for one another, helping each other to see beyond ourselves, to flourish in our passions, and to prioritize each other and our families. Over the past 18 years, we have encouraged one another to realize our dreams through thick and thin. Unconditional love and support for one another, with lots of humor, has given us the solid ground that we stand on today.

WEDDING SEASON!
WEDDING SEASON!
JUST GOT HITCHED!
JUST GOT HITCHED!
WELCOMING SCOTT HOME AFTER HIS CROSS CONTRY BIKE TRIP!!
WELCOMING SCOTT HOME AFTER HIS CROSS CONTRY BIKE TRIP!!

- our life -

together

New York state has always been our home. It is where we have built our lives together, where our families live, and where we feel a deep sense of connection and joy. The small city we live in is a treasure of natural beauty and playful opportunities, filled with history, parks and glacially carved landscapes as far as the eye can see. We love to learn and explore through travel, museums or on our bikes all the beauty of the world.

CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS TOGETHER
CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS TOGETHER

Gabriella

- written by Scott -

Gabriella is the smartest, most caring and loving person I have ever met. From the first moment I saw her I knew she was one-of-a-kind. People have always looked up to Gabriella and rightfully so with her relentless passion to better herself, everyone and everything around her. A quick walk around our city and you can find multiple book share boxes, community gardens, zen mazes, and play parks that she has worked on.

Gabriella is going to be the best mother. Her imagination and love of creating something from nothing is a site to behold. Whether experimenting with baking ingredients to create environmentally friendly plastic or reusing materials to create playful spaces, she is imaginative, bold, caring, smart and willing to test the limits for the greater good. She brings this passion and energy into all aspects of life. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for our future family

A PILGR AMAGE TO THE BIG DUCK BUILDING!
A PILGR AMAGE TO THE BIG DUCK BUILDING!
WITH MY COLLEGE CREW AT GRADUATION
WITH MY COLLEGE CREW AT GRADUATION

GABRIELLA’S

Career

Gabriella is a designer and professor of art and architecture at our local college. She is inspired by everything and loves to bring that inspiration into her work. Whether designing local parks or gardens with her community, making artful installations in public spaces or galleries, collaborating with Scott on residential projects, or teaching students to explore architectural possibilities, she is passionate about making the world a better place for all to live.

WORKING AT A COMMUNITY GARDEN WITH MY SUMMER INTERNS
WORKING AT A COMMUNITY GARDEN WITH MY SUMMER INTERNS

Scott

- written by Gabriella -

Scott is the most generous, loving and protective person in my life. He works hard at everything he does, but he also knows how to relax and enjoy life. Scott is an amazing friend, the best son, brother and uncle that you could ever have, an incredibly supportive and loving partner-in-crime, and a champion of any physical challenge, puzzle or game. Whenever you need a hand, to talk something out, or some pizza while watching movies, Scott is always there.

I have always known that Scott would be an amazing father because of his protective, loving and fun spirit. Like Peter Pan, he is the first person to jump in with the kids at any event, playing soccer in the back yard, shooting down water slides, or video/board gaming at the drop of a hat. Scott is kind and patient, giving and creative, and he will be the fun dad on the block.

SUNDAY FUN WITH SOME HOMEMADE PIZZA
SUNDAY FUN WITH SOME HOMEMADE PIZZA

Scott

Career

Scott is the owner/operator of a residential construction company. He is involved in all phases of construction and specializes in the remodeling of kitchens and bathrooms. Working with clients to create functional spaces for their needs are of priority, but making them look beautiful and stand the test of time is what he takes pride in the most. Scott is an artist, bringing to his work a level of craft and creativity that is inspiring to live in.

CANOE ADVENTURES
CANOE ADVENTURES
AT THE FINISH LINE OF THE CHICAGO MARATHON
AT THE FINISH LINE OF THE CHICAGO MARATHON

Where we

LIVE

The small, diverse and uniquely urban city that we live in, surrounded by farm land and lakes, is the perfect place to grow up and call home. With lots of artful, historical and natural beauty around us, there is always something to explore and enjoy throughout all seasons of the year. Walking distance to the lakefront, schools, downtown, and parks, our historic home located central to everything is a labor of love that we have carefully rebuilt, making it our own.

OUR LOCAL LAKE
OUR LOCAL LAKE
THE PARK NEXT DOOR
THE PARK NEXT DOOR
WORKING ON OUR HOUSE
WORKING ON OUR HOUSE
WE LOVE OUR YELLOW DOOR :)
WE LOVE OUR YELLOW DOOR 🙂

Hobbies

- A N D -

INTERESTS

In our spare time we love to travel, spend time with family and friends, experiment with pizza making, watch comedies, fly kites, and explore galleries, antique shops and local waterfalls. We have a wide range of interests from art to sports, history to architecture, food to gardening, and are excited to learn and support all the things your little one is interested in!

- A FEW OF OUR -

favorite things

FAVORITE HOBBY

GABRIELLA: Making things!
SCOTT: Fishing

FAVORITE TV SHOW

GABRIELLA: Community
SCOTT: The Office

FAVORITE HOLIDAY

BOTH: Thanksgiving

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT

GABRIELLA: Anywhere in Italy
SCOTT: Anywhere there is a beach

FAVORITE DESSERT

GABRIELLA: Apple Crisp and Ice Cream
SCOTT: Snickers bar

FAVORITE SEASONAL ACTIVITY

GABRIELLA: Ice skating
SCOTT: Golfing

FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK

GABRIELLA: Harold and the Purple Crayon
SCOTT: Where’s Waldo

ALL DRESSED UP
ALL DRESSED UP
CHECKING OUT SOME TEMPLES IN JAPAN
CHECKING OUT SOME TEMPLES IN JAPAN
HOLDING UP THE RED ROCKS IN COLORADO
HOLDING UP THE RED ROCKS IN COLORADO
BIKE RIDE THROUGH ROME
BIKE RIDE THROUGH ROME
JUST FINISHED INSTALLING MY POP-UP GARDEN
JUST FINISHED INSTALLING MY POP-UP GARDEN

THE

People

WE LOVE

We both come from big Italian families, with lots of voices and food to pass around! Being close with and to our families has always been important to us both, with a short drive to either side. We love to hang out, play games, and eat together, sharing laughs and the newest backyard activity with one another. We have fun yearly traditions that we look forward to like familypaloozas, name day and fishmas eve celebrations, and love to vacation and hang out at the family cabin together when we can. Our families are really supportive, through highs and lows, and they bring much strength to us always.

BRUNCH IN NYC WITH SCOTT’S FAMILY
BRUNCH IN NYC WITH SCOTT’S FAMILY
GABRIELLA’S FAMILY AT OUR WEDDING
GABRIELLA’S FAMILY AT OUR WEDDING
HANGING OUT WITH MY SISTER-IN-LAWS AND NIECE
HANGING OUT WITH MY SISTER-IN-LAWS AND NIECE
A SIBLING TRIP TO THE MOTHER COUNTRY
A SIBLING TRIP TO THE MOTHER COUNTRY
STRONG WOMEN IN THE FAMILY!
STRONG WOMEN IN THE FAMILY!

Within our circle of parents, siblings, niece and nephews, aunt, uncles, cousins and extended family friends, we have received nothing but love and enthusiasm in our decision to adopt as they are all looking forward to welcoming your child into our

big, loud & happy

FAMILY.

Our Thoughts

- ON -

Parenting

PARENTING IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRING INTO OUR LIVES THAT little piece of magic WE’VE BEEN MISSING.

It is a commitment that we know inspires a love and dedication that is so far beyond yourself, but it is forever changing and wholly enriching. Parenting is a promise to create a loving, healthy and balanced life and home for our family, one that is filled with mutual respect, honesty, excitement and continued opportunities to learn and grow. It is a promise to be the best person you can be for your child each day. We look forward to being your child’s support blanket, nighttime reader, gourmet cook, math tutor, soccer coach, and their biggest fans.

ALL SMILES AT THE PARK WITH OUR NEPHEW
ALL SMILES AT THE PARK WITH OUR NEPHEW
SILLY SELFIES WITH OUR NIECE
SILLY SELFIES WITH OUR NIECE
EXPLORING FISH IN THE AQUARIUM WITH OUR NIECE AND NEPHEW
EXPLORING FISH IN THE AQUARIUM WITH OUR NIECE AND NEPHEW
OUR NEPHEW SHOWING US HIS SCIENCE PROJECT AT THE FAIR
OUR NEPHEW SHOWING US HIS SCIENCE PROJECT AT THE FAIR
WE MADE IT TO GILLIGAN’S ISLAND! BOATING WITH SCOTT’S FAMILY
WE MADE IT TO GILLIGAN’S ISLAND! BOATING WITH SCOTT’S FAMILY

THANK YOU

Gabriella & Scott

We are forever grateful for your consideration of our family in caring for and providing your child with the best life possible. We can promise a safe, stable and loving home; one that is filled with laughter, conversation and food that fuels the soul; one that is inspiring and warm with a door always open; one that supports diverse perspectives, life goals and decisions.

We can promise to always put your child first, to provide them with experiences that will encourage them to find their passions, to help guide them onto secure and healthy paths, and to make sure they are educated and know how to build their own house. We look forward to sharing with you the rollercoaster of life that your child will ride, their list of favorites, triumphs and dreams, photos and artwork. We could not do this without you and hope to find ways to continue to connect with you in nourishing and mutually supportive ways.

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.