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Craig & Mark

We are beyond excited to have this opportunity to share with you our story and our lives. We cannot begin to imagine how difficult and complicated this process must be for you. Thank you for taking the time to consider us for the adoption of your child. Our hope is that you will be able to see the life we have created with one another, a life filled with much love, support and a strong sense of family. We know you will make the decision that is right for you and your baby.

About Us

Craig
Mark
Job
Chief Operating Officer
8th Grade Science Teacher
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Business Management
Master's Degree in Education
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Craig Loves Outdoor Projects

In his spare time, Craig loves to help friends and family work on all of their real estate needs as he is also a licensed real-estate agent. He loves doing this on the side as he has a huge interest in everything real-estate and home related. Craig is also our resident "fix-it" guy! He always has a home improvement project going. Whether it is fixing things around our house, gardening, or other small-home improvement projects Craig absolutely loves doing everything home-related!

Mark & Austin

Mark loves to be outdoors, either running, biking, hiking, or just hanging out with our dogs. He's also an amateur snowboarder and loves hitting the slopes with his Dad be it day trips or weekend-long ski trips. When he's not working on lesson plans for his 8th grade students he loves exploring and finding new adventures. Mark is always up for trying new things and absolutely loves to travel. He lived in Italy for a semester during college and loved the fact that every day was a new experience. He cannot wait to share all of these new adventures with our child.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Picnic Lunch Together

Mark About Craig: Craig is the most compassionate, hardworking, and selfless person I know. Seeing him interact with his parents, sisters, nieces, and nephews is one of the reasons why I fell so in love with him. He has a warm personality, great sense of humor and is amazingly kind. He cares deeply about the people in his life and puts others above himself. Craig is extremely dedicated to everything he does in life -- at home and in his career. You can see it as he completes small projects around the house or solving problems at work. Craig is a man of his word and absolutely dependable. He will attend every sports game, dance recital, or school conference.

Craig About Mark: Mark has a smile that lights up any room he walks into. He is always in a great mood and finds the good in all people. He loves to celebrate all of life's moments, big and small, whether were out walking our dogs or playing board games with friends or running a marathon. Everyone who knows Mark would describe him as easy-going, loving, patient, kind, and trustworthy. His kind heart and good sense of humor are some of the qualities that made me instantly fall in love with him. Mark has a lot of patience and knows how to really listen. All these traits will make him an incredible father!

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

At Cape Cod

We love to spend time at the beach! During the summer, we go to our family's summer house on Cape Cod. We love going there with our family, friends, and of course, our dogs. Every Fourth of July is spent hosting a fun get-together complete with a barbecue or clam bake as well as activities such as volleyball on the beach, cornhole on the front lawn, or swimming in the pool. It has become a wonderful family tradition! Craig grew up going to the same town on Cape Cod as we now vacation at. In fact, his grandparents took him to this spot on Cape Cod every weekend in the summer during his childhood. One of our favorite traditions is going out for ice cream at our favorite spot after a long day at the beach. We love to take Craig's nieces and nephews to mini-golf, the arcade, and the bumper boats while we are all down there. On nice, sunny, beautiful days you would definitely find us in Craig's jeep with the top down adventuring through all of the Cape's quaint New England towns, exploring vintage shops or grabbing a hot dog and strolling through the historic villages with our dogs.

Video

Photos

Craig Meeting a Friend's New Baby
Craig Meeting a Friend's New Baby
Celebrating With Our Friends
Celebrating With Our Friends
Hiking in Cozumel
Hiking in Cozumel
Mark After a Half Marathon
Mark After a Half Marathon
Fun at a Bruins Game
Fun at a Bruins Game
We Love to Stay Goofy With Each Other
We Love to Stay Goofy With Each Other
Holding Hands Into the Sunset
Holding Hands Into the Sunset
Smooches in Napa
Smooches in Napa
Enjoying a Beautiful Sunset Cruise in Mexico
Enjoying a Beautiful Sunset Cruise in Mexico
At the San Diego Zoo
At the San Diego Zoo
Visiting Mark's Parents at Their Condo
Visiting Mark's Parents at Their Condo
Watching the Red Sox Play at Fenway Park
Watching the Red Sox Play at Fenway Park
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Craig Meeting a Friend's New Baby
Craig Meeting a Friend's New Baby
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Celebrating With Our Friends
Celebrating With Our Friends
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Hiking in Cozumel
Hiking in Cozumel
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Mark After a Half Marathon
Mark After a Half Marathon
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Fun at a Bruins Game
Fun at a Bruins Game
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We Love to Stay Goofy With Each Other
We Love to Stay Goofy With Each Other
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Holding Hands Into the Sunset
Holding Hands Into the Sunset
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Smooches in Napa
Smooches in Napa
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Enjoying a Beautiful Sunset Cruise in Mexico
Enjoying a Beautiful Sunset Cruise in Mexico
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At the San Diego Zoo
At the San Diego Zoo
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Visiting Mark's Parents at Their Condo
Visiting Mark's Parents at Their Condo
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Watching the Red Sox Play at Fenway Park
Watching the Red Sox Play at Fenway Park

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in a small suburb thirty minutes outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Our home has plenty of space. It is great for entertaining and hosting holidays for all of our family get together's! We have three guest rooms and can't wait to change one into our child's bedroom!

An extra special part of where we live includes the fact that Craig's parents live directly across the street from us!

Our neighborhood has a lot of young families and is a quiet and safe place for children to play. We are very close to activities for families to enjoy -- parks, bike trails, playgrounds, and swimming pools. Our home is also close to all of the local schools nearby.

We love the fact that the town in which we live hosts many annual traditions (like the Santa Parade and the Turkey Trot!) and is a very active community of hard-working folks.

All of the houses in our neighborhood are well maintained and the neighbors are extremely friendly with one another. In fact, there are about five families on our street with children under the age of five who we know will become quick friends with our children. We absolutely love where we live and we cannot wait to share it all with our future child.

Our Extended Families

Mark's Parents

Craig is the youngest of three children. He has two older sisters both of whom are married with kids of their own who both live within a couple of miles from our house. Fortunately, Craig's parents actually live directly across the street from us which makes impromptu visits very easy and frequent! In fact, Craig's mom often just pops over to give us dinner which we greatly appreciate since she is such a fantastic cook (her chicken piccata is out of this world!).

Spending Time With Our Nephew

Mark's family lives a bit further away but still close enough to come by about every other weekend. Both his parents and his brother live about 20 miles away and we try to see them for lunch on the weekends or invite them over for dinner as much as possible. We absolutely love playing board games when our families are all together. Catch Phrase is a must play game on holidays when we typically host both of our families over at our home (which can be well over 30 people!).

Both of our families are extremely supportive of our plans to adopt. While Craig's mom is already a grandmother to six beautiful grandchilden (Craig's nieces and nephews), Mark's mother is not a grandmother yet and she cannot wait to begin that journey of her own. We are extremely thankful to our parents for providing us with the positive upbringing and hope to continue these traditions with our future child.

From Us to You

We are beyond excited to have this opportunity to share with you our story and our lives. We cannot begin to imagine how difficult and complicated this process must be for you. Thank you for taking the time to consider us for the adoption of your child. Being a gay male couple and eager to become parents, we have planned to build our family together through adoption. Since we first met, the topic of building a family has always been one of our guiding principles and is wholeheartedly supported by all of our family and friends. Indeed, going through this process has allowed us to learn more about one another, further solidifying our intentions to adopt and to grow our family.

We both grew up surrounded by a great deal of love and support from our families. As parents, we hope to do the same with our child and apply many of the same core values that we were both brought up on. We hope to provide our child a loving, happy, healthy, and balanced life. Our family and friends are thrilled that we have started our journey to adopt. We plan to be open when discussing our child's adoption journey and speak of you with respect, love and compassion. We strongly believe in the value of education, the importance of having a strong moral upbringing, and the value of respect for all. We will motivate him/her to constantly find ways to be their own personal best. We will constantly strive for our child to seek education and will provide a supportive, educational environment for him/her to grow up in.

We promise to love our child unconditionally through love, kindness and support. We promise to instill in our child important core values such as being kind to others, a sense of compassion, and a willingness to make the world a better place. We promise to always be honest with our child about his/her adoption story and speak of you with genuine love and respect. We promise to keep you updated through the years with letters, photos and videos. We promise that we will lead by example for our child and to provide them with a safe, loving environmental filled with laughter, joy, and a lifetime of opportunities.

As you consider your possible adoption plan, we anticipate that these next few pages will give you a sense of who we are as individuals and together as a couple. Our hope is that you will be able to see the life we have created with one another, a life filled with much love, support and a strong sense of family. We know you will make the decision that is right for you and your baby. We are grateful that you have taken the time to learn a little bit about us. As you are making your decision, please know that we are thinking of you. We wish you much love and strength today and always.

With much love,

Craig & Mark

Favorites

Craig
Mark
Actor
Harrison Ford
Daniel Radcliff
Actress
Melissa McCarthy
Amy Poehler
Animal
Dogs
Sea Otter
Author
John Grishim
J.K. Rowling
Book
Harry Potter
Candy Bar
Snickers
Hershey's
Cartoon
Tom and Jerry
Spongebob Squarepants
Childhood Memory
Going to Cape on weekends with my Grandparents
Going snowboarding with my dad
Childhood Toy
Lincoln Logs
Woody doll (from Toy Story)
Children's Book
Goodnight Moon
The Rainbow Fish
City
Boston
Boston
Classic Movie
Ferris Buellers Day Off
Gone with the Wind
Color
Blue
Blue
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Whoopie Pies
Cookie dough ice cream
Disney Movie
Aladin
The Lion King
Dream Car
Maserati
Ferrari
Dream Job
CEO
Teacher (as I am now)
Dream Vacation
Maui
Tahiti
Family Activity
Playing catch or Frisbee with dogs and kids
Snuggling with our dogs
Flower / Plant
Hydrangea
Lilacs
Food
Pizza
Chicken Parmigiana
Form of Exercise
Playing pick-up soccer, walking
Running
Fruit
Clementines
Apple
Game
Clue, Phase 10
Monopoly
Hobby
Gardening
Running, snowboarding
Holiday
Thanksgiving
4th of July
Holiday Song
Mariah Carey, All I want for Christmas Is You
Holiday Tradition
Setting up my Grandmothers Christmas Village, Ugly Sweaters
Going to the beach on the 4th of July to watch fireworks
Ice Cream
Cookie Dough
Cookie dough
Junk Food
Popcorn, Kettle Corn
Goldfish
Leisure Activity
Beach
Watching TV
Magazine
People
Memory with a Child
Coaching my nephews baseball team
Playing arcade games with Craig's nephews
Memory with Spouse
Our trip to San Diego Zoo and playing with the giraffes
Petting baby giraffes at the San Diego Zoo with Craig
Movie
Air Force One
Home Alone
Movie Munchie
Popccorn
Popcorn
Movie Type
Comedy and Action
RomCom, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Musical Group
Zach Brown Band
Nursery Rhyme
The Wheels on the Bus
Olympic Event
Curling
Swimming
Personal Hero
My Dad
Christa McAuliffe
Quality about my Spouse
Caring, kind, smart, compassionate, calm
Funny, hardworking, extremely thoughtful
Restaurant
99
Sandwich
Italian Sub with hots
Turkey
Shopping Store
Homegoods
Sport to Play
Soccer
Baseball
Sport to Watch
Football, Baseball
Baseball
Sports Star
Tom Brady
Sports Team
Redsox, Patriots
Red Sox
Subject in School
Math
Science
Thing to Cook
Anything, love to cook and create new meals
Time of Day
8:00 a.m.
Tradition
4th of July at our Cape house with all of our family
TV Show
Parks and Rec, Big Bang Theory
Parks And Recreation
TV Show Character
Leslie Knope
Type of Music
County
Country
Vacation Spot
Cape Cod
Cape Cod
Video Game
Starcraft

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