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Craig & Allison

Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We weren't given the gift of being able to conceive naturally but would privileged to be your child's parents. We have so much love to share and want nothing more than to bring children into our home.

About Us

Craig
Allison
Job
Federal Investigator
Physician Assistant
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resource Management
Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

At the Top of Our Favorite Hike

We both love spending time outdoors. In our free time you can often find us hiking, camping or skiing.

Chasing Waterfalls in New York

Due to our shared love of the outdoors, we decided to celebrate our first anniversary by spending the weekend at a small town in the Catskill Mountains in New York. It was our first time there and we fell in love with the region. There is lots of hiking with gorgeous views (our anniversary is in October so it just happens to coincide with the fall foliage), friendly people, apple orchards for picking your own apples, and small restaurants featuring local produce and ingredients. We have made it a tradition of spending time there every fall since our first anniversary as well as a summer or two. This yearly vacation offers us a nice change of pace from city life and we truly cherish our time spent there every year. We can't wait to have children to take on this trip with us!

Our Leisure Time

Skiing

We both enjoy spending time doing outdoor activities. We spend a lot of time in the spring and fall hiking both locally as well as traveling to explore new trails. Craig developed his love for the outdoors at a young age with his dad and we plan on having our child experience the outdoors early on.

In the winter we enjoy going downhill skiing. Allison began skiing with her brother and father when she was young and would like to continue this with our child, we plan on teaching our child to ski as soon as they are old enough.

In the summer we enjoy spending time at the beach, Allison grew up with yearly beach vacation with extended family and we hope to continue this tradition with our children.

At home we enjoy playing board and card games and trying new recipes out while cooking together.

We also enjoy traveling both nationally and internationally. We like to travel to at least one new place a year, with a goal of visiting all 50 states. Our last summer vacation was to Colorado and Utah. Craig also travels internationally once a year; Allison has the flexibility to travel with him and we can't wait to be able to expose our child to these different places and cultures.

Our Family Traditions

Craig & Zelda Waiting to Eat Pizza

We have some simple traditions in our household which we really value. We sit down together every night for dinner at the kitchen table without any distractions like our cell phones or TV and use that time to catch up and talk about our day. Every Friday night we enjoy making a pizza together and relaxing by watching a movie or a new TV show. We also have traditions with our extended families that we can't wait to include our child in. Craig's grandparents host a Christmas Eve dinner with traditional Polish food and then we attend midnight mass afterwards. Allison has a large extended family with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Her aunt hosts a yearly family holiday party where everyone gets together. Allison's immediate family also makes a point to celebrate birthdays with her parents, brother, sister-in-law, and niece all get together for dinner and cake.

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One of Our Favorite Local Hikes
One of Our Favorite Local Hikes
Watching a College Football Game
Watching a College Football Game
All Dressed Up for a Charity Event
All Dressed Up for a Charity Event
Adventures on a Boat in Malta
Adventures on a Boat in Malta
Our Dog, Zelda
Our Dog, Zelda
At an Outdoor Concert in Colorado
At an Outdoor Concert in Colorado
Allison After a 10K Race
Allison After a 10K Race
Craig on a Hike
Craig on a Hike
At Universal Studios
At Universal Studios
Stopping on a Scenic Bike Ride
Stopping on a Scenic Bike Ride
Dressed Up for a Wedding
Dressed Up for a Wedding
Hiking in Utah
Hiking in Utah
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One of Our Favorite Local Hikes
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Watching a College Football Game
Watching a College Football Game
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Adventures on a Boat in Malta
Adventures on a Boat in Malta
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Our Dog, Zelda
Our Dog, Zelda
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At an Outdoor Concert in Colorado
At an Outdoor Concert in Colorado
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Allison After a 10K Race
Allison After a 10K Race
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Craig on a Hike
Craig on a Hike
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At Universal Studios
At Universal Studios
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Stopping on a Scenic Bike Ride
Stopping on a Scenic Bike Ride
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Dressed Up for a Wedding
Dressed Up for a Wedding
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Hiking in Utah
Hiking in Utah

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Kitchen

We live in a city in the state of Pennsylvania. Our neighborhood is comprised of a mix of young couples and families. There is a community center two blocks from our house that offers numerous activities for kids including sports leagues, day care, and day camps. Our close friends also live within three blocks and they have two boys ages 3 and 6, Craig is godfather to their oldest child. Our neighborhood civic association hosts children's events throughout the year including a Halloween parade, pictures with Santa at Christmas time, and an Easter egg hunt. There is a large park in our neighborhood which has two separate playgrounds for children based on their ages as well as a spray ground. Allison's parents live a half hour away and their neighborhood has a swimming pool.

Our house is two stories with three bedrooms on the top floor. The bottom floor is all open so when we are cooking dinner we will be able to keep an eye on our child playing in the living room. We also have a backyard with a garden where we enjoy grilling and eating dinner when the weather is nice.

Our Extended Families

Allison's Family

We both grew up in families that value closeness and time together. Craig's family cherishes large family dinners with traditional Polish food on Christmas Eve and Easter. Craig spent a lot of his childhood in the Boy Scouts with his dad as a troop leader enjoying numerous outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing, and camping. Slowly over time Craig got Allison to enjoy these activities too and now we routinely go hiking and camp several times a year. Allison's dad also enjoyed a renewed interest in hiking and we joined him on a lot of his hikes to help him meet his goal of hiking the length of the Appalachian trail in the state of Pennsylvania. Craig's parents are excited to be first time grandparents!

Reading With Our Niece

Allison grew up with a younger brother and also spent a lot of time with numerous cousins who were like additional siblings. Summer tradition included a week at the Jersey Shore with all of the extended family. Another tradition was a yearly weekend ski weekend with Allison, her brother and parents. We still try to keep these traditions going in adulthood. Allison's parents live about a half hour away, her brother and sister in law and their daughter live an hour away, and majority of her extended family is also within a half hour.

From Us to You

We know we are complete strangers to you; we are hoping this will help you get to know us better and give a glimpse into our lives. We met randomly at a weekly trivia night in 2010 when Allison was in graduate school. While we would see other regularly every Wednesday night, we didn't become close friends until almost six months after we first met. Once we began spending more time together it was obvious to both of us that there was more than friendship between us. We married in 2014 and tried to start a family almost immediately afterwards. Through the ups and downs of that process we realized that having biological children was not meant to be for us. We already felt blessed that we found each other but still have love to share and want to raise children.

We are an active couple and enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, skiing, going to the beach. Allison loves to find hikes with great views, even though this means she usually ends up dealing with her fear of heights, it's always worth it. We also love to travel and explore different cities, states and countries. We have a goal of visiting all 50 states. Our favorite country we've visited together is Croatia and hope to go back with our family in the future. We also both appreciate seeing live music and can't wait to share this with a child. Nearby there are plenty of outdoor family friendly concerts that always have children running around and are excited to bring a child to these events. We can't wait to share all of our adventures with a child.

Through all of our traveling and activities, some of our best memories together are doing simple things at home like preparing a meal together, playing a board game, or having friends and family over. We always sit down to dinner together every night and treasure this time to connect at the end of day.

We both enjoy flexible work schedules, so we have the capability to have a parent home with the child every day of the week. Allison works as a physician assistant at a local hospital. She loves being able to provide medical care to members of our community and finds her job very rewarding. Craig works for the government in a public health capacity and can often work from home and make his own schedule. Both of our families are close by and this child will be welcomed with loving arms by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

We cannot begin to imagine the immense decision that you are facing. We have the utmost respect for you and the process you are going through. We plan to continue communication with you after the adoption if that is something you are comfortable with. We will send letters and pictures of the child as they hit their milestones. We can also communicate via email and are open to a visit when the time is right, if that is what you desire. The child will know from the start that they were adopted and what a special role you played in bringing them into our lives.

By choosing us to parent your child you are entrusting the care of your child to a devoted couple with strong family support. You will be helping us fulfill our lifelong dream of having a child. We will provide endless love, support, and guidance to your child. While we want to share all of our interests with your child we also want to nurture and encourage them to develop their own interests, creativity, and ideas. We are eternally grateful for this brave and selfless decision you are considering.

Craig & Allison

Favorites

Craig
Allison
Actor
Steve Carrell
Tom Holland
Actress
Jennifer Aniston
Reese Witherspoon
Animal
Cuttlefish
Dog
Author
Kurt Vonnegut
Elizabeth Gilbert
Book
Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
Harry Potter series
Candy Bar
Take 5
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Cartoon
Futurama
The Simpsons
Childhood Memory
Canoeing in Canada
Going to the beach in the summer with cousins, aunts, uncles as a big family
Childhood Toy
He-Man
Cabbage Patch Doll
Children's Book
Where the Wild Things Are
Goodnight Moon
City
New York City
Boston
Classic Movie
Duck Soup - Marx Brothers
The Wizard of Oz
Color
Orange
Blue
Day of Week
Friday
Friday
Dessert
Cannoli
Ice Cream
Disney Movie
Fantasia
The Lion King
Dream Car
Land Rover Defender
Jeep Wrangler
Dream Job
Astronaut
Travel Writer
Dream Vacation
Australia
Hawaii
Family Activity
Barbecue
Bike riding
Flower / Plant
Alstromeria
Roses
Food
Tacos
Pizza
Form of Exercise
Cycling
Running
Fruit
Banana
Watermelon
Game
Monopoly
Spades
Hobby
Retro Video Games
Reading
Holiday
Christmas
Thanksgiving
Holiday Song
Mele Kalikimaka
All I Want for Christmas is You
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Eve Dinner
Going to church on Christmas Eve
Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Junk Food
Doritos
Ice Cream
Leisure Activity
Listening to Music
Hiking
Magazine
Economist
Real Simple
Memory with a Child
Taking my godson to the circus
Niece's first birthday
Memory with Spouse
Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Getting engaged during a hike in the Poconos
Movie
Blues Brothers
Love Actually
Movie Munchie
Mike and Ike
Candy
Movie Quote
"You're gonna need a bigger boat" - Jaws
"There's no crying in baseball" - League of Their Own
Movie Type
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Musical
Phantom of the Opera
Hamilton
Musical Group
Grateful Dead
Margo Price
Nursery Rhyme
Humpty Dumpty
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Curling
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
John Prine
My Dad
Play
Death of a Salesman
Macbeth
Poet
E. E. Cummings
Emily Dickinson
Quality about my Spouse
Loving
Forgiving
Quote
"Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln
"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Restaurant
Red Robin
Any Mexican Restaurant
Sandwich
Tuna Salad
Chicken cutlet hoagie
Scripture
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoi
Shopping Store
REI
Target
Song
Call To Arms - Sturgill Simpson
Crowded Table
Sport to Play
Golf
Softball
Sport to Watch
Baseball
Baseball
Sports Star
James Harden
Serena Williams
Sports Team
New York Mets
Phillies
Subject in School
Science
Math
Superhero
The Flash
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Pizza
Cookies
Time of Day
Late Night
Sunset
Tradition
Buying the Christmas Tree
Making pizza together every friday night for dinner then watching a movie
TV Show
The Honeymooners
Stranger Things
TV Show Character
Michael Scott
Eleven
Type of Music
Everything
Folk
Vacation Spot
Catskills
Woodstock, NY
Video Game
Mega Man 2
Mario Kart

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