We know that raising children will be the most challenging and rewarding experience of our lives.
Thank you for taking time to get to know us through our adoption profile. Even though we have not had the pleasure of meeting you, we already respect and appreciate you. We imagine that this might be the most difficult decision you have ever made. Please know that each expectant mom who reads our profile has been in our prayers, including you, and we hope to provide the love and support you need to make this process as smooth and as easy as possible for you and your baby, no matter what decision you make. We created this profile to give you a sense of who we are and how we live our lives. We hope that you can see that we are a loving, compassionate, fun and active couple. We are beyond excited to welcome a child to our family. We know that raising children will be the most challenging and rewarding experience of our lives. We are honored and excited that you are taking the time to get to know us.
We met at a summer party over a competitive game of cards. We left the party together at 10PM, then talked by moonlight on a curb until 2AM. Our first date was a brunch that lasted 4 hours. We fell in love over bowls of spicy curry at our favorite middle eastern restaurant and built our relationship on our shared love language (words of affirmation!) and common values of trust, compassion, and communication. Two years later, Jason surprised Nicole with a moonlight proposal on the same curb where we had spent our first late night chat. Of course, she said yes! A year later, we were married at our home surrounded by friends and family from across the country. Our home is such an important place of peace and happiness in our lives - we could not think of a better place to get married.
As an adoptee myself (Nicole), I have always dreamed of starting a family through adoption. My parents adopted me when I was 2 years old. I have always appreciated my birth mother’s selflessness and bravery in entrusting my parents to raise me. Because of her courage, I grew up in a loving family with two parents who poured into my heart, my education, and my sense of well-being. On our first date, Jason and I spoke about my strong desire for adoption as a way to grow a family. Jason shared that his mother was an orphan who grew up in a Catholic orphanage in New York and that he could imagine adoption being part of his story as well. Ever since that first date, adoption has taken root in our hearts as a couple.
Our home is our sanctuary. It is a 2 story home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large living room, an open kitchen and a guest suite in the basement. We have a lovely sunroom off the living room, which will serve as a playroom. We plan for the nursery to be in the bedroom next door to the master suite with lots of natural sunlight. We love the outdoors surrounding our home. Our backyard has a ton of trees and a small stream that attracts all kinds of wildlife, including birds, deer and foxes.
We love to travel! We have been all over the world together, including Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean. We are looking forward to traveling more as a family.
We are passionate about music and dance. We love to dance together! We also practice yoga, workout, and take walks in the woods by our home. We also volunteer through several non-profit organizations.
School & Work
We are both lawyers. Jason is a Vice President at a non-profit and always works from home. Nicole works at a law school and is currently working from home. We love the flexibility of working from home because it will mean more time together as a family.
Nicole's Extended Family
Nicole’s family has deep roots in the South. My paternal grandfather was born and raised in Opelousas, Louisiana, and my paternal grandmother was born and raised in Houston, Texas. My maternal grandparents were born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. I have a very large extended family with 8 aunts and uncles and three generations of cousins. My family is large and loud. We enjoy big holiday dinners, pizza nights, and celebrating family moments.
Jason's Extended Family
Jason’s family is the quintessential New York family. My father, a Black Cuban man married my mother, an Irish and German woman raised by Catholic nuns, and raised me in the Bronx and then Brooklyn. My mother is a thoughtful , sensitive personality who gives to others, loves children, and even today at 75 years old is always looking for a way to help people and children. My father was old-school. He worked really hard, and did everything he could to try giving me what I needed growing up. I have two siblings who both still live in New York.
Family Traditions & Holidays
We love all holidays and family traditions. For Christmas, we decorate a large Christmas tree with ornaments dating back to our childhood. For New Year’s Eve, we travel to California to see the Rose Parade live from Nicole’s mother’s front yard. For all holidays, we spend time with family and eat good food!
Find Out More
Would you like to learn more about this family or the other families waiting to adopt a baby? Contact the caring counselors at St. Elizabeth. There’s no pressure—we’re just here to help you decide what’s best for you and your baby.