Lawyer / Ad Operations Specialist
Jewish / Catholic
Thank you for taking the time to consider our family!
Adoption brings about many different emotions and we understand that you are making an incredibly difficult decision. We want you to know that we will always respect that you are your child’s birth mother and that you will always have a special place in their heart. If you choose us to raise your child, please know that we will work every day to prove you made the right choice in picking us.
Adoption has always been our first choice to start a family, as we have known about our fertility issues for many years. We made the decision to pursue adoption while we were still dating and once we got married, we began seriously researching the process. Our hearts are open and we are excited to be on this journey to parenthood together.
We live in a unique neighborhood, which has a small town feel even though it's in the city. We are lucky to live across the street from a park in a large 2-bedroom apartment. The park has plenty of great activities for kids including playgrounds, ice skating/roller rinks, a zoo, a carousel, and tons of open space. Sean loves to run in the park and relax by the lake after work.
Our neighborhood also features many great schools, quality childcare centers, and tons of family-friendly restaurants. An added perk is we also live within walking distance to many of Maryanne’s lifelong friends and her parents are only a 20-minute drive away.
Maryanne is a caring, intelligent, and compassionate person. When we first started dating, I quickly learned that Maryanne is the bedrock of her friend group. She is the friend everyone wishes they had and she loves to make other people happy. Maryanne is always planning fun events, whether it be Christmas parties, picnics in the park, dinner gatherings, or weekend trips away. She has a big heart, which is why she has so many lifelong friendships.
Maryanne will be a great mother because she has a strong base of values. She is caring, patient and is ready to take on the many joys and responsibilities that come with being a mother. She can’t wait to welcome your child into our family!
Sean is a smart, funny, kind, and responsible person. We hit it off immediately ten years ago and have been together ever since. Through the years, Sean has been a constant source of love and support and is the most reliable person I know. He is dedicated to his family, friends, and work as an attorney, and always puts 100% into whatever he sets his mind to.
I feel incredibly lucky to have Sean as a partner in life. He never hesitates to pick up the slack around the house and always takes time to hear about my day. I know Sean will be a caring, compassionate, and silly dad and I can’t wait to see him in action!
We met over Memorial Day weekend in 2013 through mutual friends and immediately hit it off. Sean was a bit shy at first but a week later we went on our first date. Sean was living north of the city at the time and Maryanne lived in Brooklyn, so our first few dates were all over New York City. One of our favorite dates was spent walking and talking for hours in a park along the Hudson River. Time flew and we ended up being there till the park closed.
As our relationship grew stronger, we decided to move in together in Brooklyn. After five years of dating, we got engaged in Prospect Park in 2018. Sean prepared a sweet picnic and Maryanne said yes. Afterward, Sean organized a party with all of our friends to celebrate. We were married in September 2019.
Our advice to our future child is to always appreciate their friends and family and to never stop being curious about the world around them.
We are supportive of open adoption and feel it is in the child’s best interests to know their full life story. We are open to sharing photos and updates and are willing to discuss additional contact if desired.