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Craig & Nicole

We believe everything happens for a reason. Adoption was always an option we considered when we talked about starting our family. After unsuccessfully trying to conceive, we know that this is how we were meant to build our family. Each is a blessing, and we cannot wait to begin making fun new memories! We want to thank you for reading our profile, and we hope you consider us during this next chapter of our lives.

About Us

Craig
Nicole
Job
Docket Clerk
Coordinator of a Quality Control lab
Education
Some College - General Studies
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Spontaneous Selfies Are the Best!

We love spending time together. When we want to spend time at home, it could look like watching TV (such as reruns of the Big Bang Theory) to catching up on favorite TV shows we missed during the week. We also enjoy watching older cartoons from our childhood and we love snuggling on the couch to watch movies with a bowl of popcorn in front of us. Outside of the home, we enjoy exploring new restaurants and going for a walk with our dog.

Craig collects vintage toys from his childhood. We have some of them displayed in our basement. He is looking forward to sharing those memories with his child and showing them all about the cool toys of his past. Craig also likes to watch and talk about sports with just about anyone. He is excited to share his love of sports with children. Video games are also an activity that he likes to do during his free time.

Nicole enjoys going to paint nights with family and friends and has hung several of her paintings around the house. She is also an avid reader and always has a book nearby, which is something she looks forward to sharing with a child.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

At Nicole's Brother's Wedding

Craig About Nicole: Nicole is a supportive, fun, loving wife. She always brings the best out of me. Nicole is always there for me whenever I am having a bad day and she encourages me to be my own person, especially when it comes to getting together to watch sports with my friends. I know I can always count on her because I can talk to her about anything. She is my best friend and I love spending time with her. Nicole is so patient with our niece and our friend's kids. She loves to play along with their crazy stories and games. I know she will be a great mom and I cannot wait to see her flourish in that role.

Nicole About Craig: Craig is one of the most caring, loyal, and authentic people I know. He is my best friend and someone that I can talk to about anything and everything with. I love that he always supports me in everything I want to try in life. Craig keeps me on my toes with his sarcastic humor, wit, and playfulness. He already has the dad jokes ready to go! He is a big kid at heart, and I love seeing him play with our niece and his friend's kids. He will be such an amazing dad and I am so happy that he came into my life.

Our Family Traditions

Craig at New York Comic Con

Family is especially important to us, and we incorporate some traditions into our lives from both sides of our family.

Every Sunday we go to Nicole's parents' house and have a Sunday meal. Her brother, sister-in-law, and our niece also visit. It is a time to be thankful that we are all together and catch up on everyone's lives. Also, during the summer we travel up to western New York and visit Nicole's extended family. Her uncle has a pond where you can swim, zip line, and barbecue. Her family tries their hardest to make it to New York all at the same time.

Most of Craig's extended family is in different burrows of New York City. He often travels to see the opening Star Wars and Marvel movies with his cousins and friends. Since Craig's family is Jewish and Nicole's family is not, we travel to Craig's grandmother's house in one of the burrows and celebrate Passover and Thanksgiving with them. Easter and Christmas, we spend with Nicole's side of the family, and Hanukkah is celebrated with Craig's parents.

Video

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Meeting Our Niece
Meeting Our Niece
Fun at Disney World
Fun at Disney World
Paint Night With a Friend
Paint Night With a Friend
Our Fur Baby, Boba
Our Fur Baby, Boba
Dressed Up for a Friend's Wedding
Dressed Up for a Friend's Wedding
Craig is a Huge Giants Fan
Craig is a Huge Giants Fan
Meeting Winter the Dolphin From the Movie Dolphin Tale
Meeting Winter the Dolphin From the Movie Dolphin Tale
Race for the Cure With Friends
Race for the Cure With Friends
Florida Beach Vacation
Florida Beach Vacation
In the State's Capitol
In the State's Capitol
In Front of the Hogwarts Express at Universal Studios
In Front of the Hogwarts Express at Universal Studios
Relaxing at a Family Reunion
Relaxing at a Family Reunion
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Meeting Our Niece
Meeting Our Niece
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Fun at Disney World
Fun at Disney World
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Paint Night With a Friend
Paint Night With a Friend
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Our Fur Baby, Boba
Our Fur Baby, Boba
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Dressed Up for a Friend's Wedding
Dressed Up for a Friend's Wedding
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Craig is a Huge Giants Fan
Craig is a Huge Giants Fan
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Meeting Winter the Dolphin From the Movie Dolphin Tale
Meeting Winter the Dolphin From the Movie Dolphin Tale
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Race for the Cure With Friends
Race for the Cure With Friends
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Florida Beach Vacation
Florida Beach Vacation
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In the State's Capitol
In the State's Capitol
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In Front of the Hogwarts Express at Universal Studios
In Front of the Hogwarts Express at Universal Studios
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Relaxing at a Family Reunion
Relaxing at a Family Reunion

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in a townhouse community in the suburbs of Maryland. Our community is richly diverse and filled with all types of families who have children of all ages. There are several playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, and two community swimming pools, all within walking distance of our house. For older kids and adults, there is a Go Kart racetrack a few miles away. There are also a few nice parks nearby. We live close to some shopping centers. During the holidays, especially during the summer and for Halloween, they host a variety of events. A couple pretty beaches are just a few hours' drive away.

Community Playground

Since our home is an end unit with three levels, it is a lot quieter because we only share one wall with our neighbor, who owns and operates a daycare. Our child will always have playmates close by! There are 3 bedrooms on the top floor, a good size living room and kitchen, and a finished basement. Our living room is one of our favorite places to cuddle up and watch movies and relax after working hard during the week.

Our Extended Families

Nicole's Extended Family

Our immediate family lives within a 30-45 minute drive from our home which allows us to see each other often. When extended family comes to visit we like to take them to visit museums, aquariums, state parks and beaches as well as playing some card games like Phase 10 or Uno while we barbecue in the backyard.

Where Nicole’s family is in Western New York it’s beautiful and when Nicole’s family gets together they like to explore the area. We visit amusement parks, state parks , spend time at her uncle's pond as well as sitting around a fire making s’mores at her grandmother’s house.

Craig's Extended Family

Craig’s grandmother and cousin live near New York City, we like to go sightseeing and eat at our favorite restaurants, especially Harold’s Deli in New Jersey. When visiting with Craig’s cousin, we like to watch movies and go to Comic Con. Craig also has cousins all over Florida. While there we like to go to the beach, visit Disney World and Universal Studios.

Our friends and family’s thoughts regarding adoption are extremely supportive and positive. They could not be any happier and are all looking forward to meeting the newest addition to our family. Both sets of parents are thrilled to become grandparents, especially Craig’s parents since this will be their first grandchild. Also, since we live close to Nicole’s brother, our child will be around our niece who is 2. Most of our close friends have children of various ages who are excited to meet our child.

From Us to You

We want to thank you for reading our letter and taking the time to get to know us better. We certainly would not pretend that we understand what you are experiencing right now or the decisions you are facing, but we do know how much you love your baby. We know that this is a difficult moment for you and want to extend our deepest gratitude to you for considering adoption. Our path to parenthood was a challenging one, but we can honestly say that we are grateful for our struggles with infertility. Our relationship is stronger than ever because of it. It forced us to have difficult conversations, yet also allowed us time to dream, wish, and hope for our family.

Although our journey to date is quite different than yours, we are excited that our paths may connect. If we are fortunate to be chosen as parents for your child, we want our child to know where they came from. We want them to be proud of you and to know how loved they are by everyone in this decision-making process. We promise to tell them about what a selfless decision their birth parents made to consider us in providing the best life possible for this child. We hope our relationship with you grows as we get to know each other, and although it probably will not always go perfectly, you will be family, and family is forever. Your child will always know of the love that you share for them and how much respect and appreciation we have for you and the sacrifice you are making. You are a vital part of their story. We promise to reassure you of your decision through photos, letters, and phone calls to start, with the real possibility of more as our relationship with each other progresses. We want everyone in this decision to be comfortable in the amount of contact we have as the years go by. It is our intention to keep this process open and positive for everyone: including you and the child.

We met online in 2016 and have been married since May of 2018. We are a fun-loving, down to earth, happily married couple. We love to laugh. We are each other's biggest cheerleaders, and we continuously encourage one another to pursue new challenges that excite us. We are fortunate that we both come from stable and loving families who have supported us throughout our lives. We work hard during the week and enjoy our free time in the evenings and weekends. As a couple, we attempt to spend as much time as we can enjoying life and making memories together with family and friends. We want nothing more than to share these memories and to make new ones with a child.

This is one of the most difficult things we have ever had to write. For two people who generally would rather talk about anything other than themselves, pouring our collective life and heart onto these pages is not a simple task. But the motivation is powerful and the sentiments are genuine. This child making his or her way towards us has been in our hearts long before we began writing this letter to you. We thank you, again, for taking the time to read through our profile carefully and getting to know us better. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to be parents, like you, who would do anything for their child.

Much love,

Craig & Nicole

Favorites

Craig
Nicole
Actor
Robin Williams
Animal
Dog
Tiger
Author
Deborah Harkness
Book
Harry Potter Series
Candy Bar
Snickers
Peppermint Patty
Cartoon
1987 version of TMNT
Avatar: The Last Air Bender
Childhood Memory
Grandparents coming to visit
Seeing all my family during summer family reunions
Childhood Toy
Barbies
Children's Book
Where the Wild Things Are
Dr. Seuss Books- The Lorax and Oh, the Places You'll Go
City
New York
Orlando
Classic Movie
Star Wars
Princess Bride
Color
Blue
Green
Day of Week
Monday
Saturday
Dessert
Cake
Ice Cream
Disney Movie
Wreck it Ralph
Dream Car
Tesla
Dream Job
Owning my own toy store
Radiologist
Dream Vacation
Paris, France
Trip to Ireland
Flower / Plant
Rose
Food
Tacos
Chips and Queso
Form of Exercise
Walking
Fruit
Cantaloupe
Pineapple
Game
Phase 10 card game
Hobby
Buying/Selling Vintage Toys
Paint Night
Holiday
Halloween
Holiday Tradition
Going to Grandmother's house in New York for Passover
Ice Cream
Turkey Hill Chocolate Marshmallow
Junk Food
Doritos Cool Ranch Chips
Leisure Activity
Reading
Memory with a Child
Wrestling with my friends kids
The day my niece said my name with a big smile "Aunt Nini"
Memory with Spouse
Going to Disney/Universal Studios-Orlando
Seeing Winter the dolphin
Movie
Star Wars
Pride and Prejudice
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"Have fun stormin' da castle" -Miracle Max and Valerie from The Princess Bride
Movie Type
SciFi
Romance/Drama
Musical
Grease
Hair Spray
Musical Group
Evanescence
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Personal Hero
Cal Ripkin JR
My mom
Play
Lion King
Quality about my Spouse
His big heart
Quote
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light"- Albbus Dumbledore
Restaurant
Harold's Deli
Plaza Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant
Sandwich
Club
Grilled Ham and Cheese
Shopping Store
Khols
Target
Song
I Like Me Better -Lauv
Sport to Play
Baseball
Sport to Watch
Football
Hockey
Sports Star
Eli Manning
Alex Ovechkin
Sports Team
New York Giants
Washington Capitals
Subject in School
English
Science
Superhero
Wolverine
Thor
Thing to Cook
Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Time of Day
Morning
Evening
Tradition
Sunday lunch with my family
TV Show
Seinfeld
Revenge
TV Show Character
Kramer
Type of Music
Rock
Pop
Vacation Spot
Ocean City
Disney/Universal Studios -Orlando
Video Game
TMNT Arcade
Mario Kart

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