Steve & Lauren
Hello! We are Steve and Lauren. Ever since our second date, when we had a sword fight with foam noodles at Toys R Us, we knew we had each found our soul mate. Nine years later and we are still goofing off, but now with our amazing adopted five year old son, Michael. We cannot wait for him to have a brother or sister for us to adore and to join in Michael’s hijinks. We are looking forward to us all splashing in the pool and swinging and sliding on the playground by our northern Westchester home. We love being outdoors and making friends around the community. We are eager to bring both of our children to baseball games, tennis matches and amusement parks, as well as spending time at home reading and playing games. We have a great supportive family nearby who are excited to shower their love on our new addition.
Religion: Jewish - Secular. I believe in keeping family traditions alive.
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Profession: Software Development Manager
Religion: Jewish - Secular
Education: Master's Degree
Profession: Children's Librarian
State: New York
Residency: Single Family Home
Square Footage: 2,550 sq. ft.
Children in Home: 5-year old - healthy
Relationship: Married since 2012
Years Together: 12 years
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual Parents
Post Adoption Contact
Open Adoption with some visitation
Preferences for a Child
Age: Newborn to 2-years
Race/Ethnicity: African American - Asian - Hispanic - Native American -White/Caucasian
Our Extended Family
We live a very informal, relaxed, and fun lifestyle. While we work extremely hard and want to impose those values into our children’s lives, more important than anything else is being able to enjoy each other. Our weekends are dominated by children and family activities – and we love it! Splashing each other in the pool, going on swings together in one of our amazing neighborhood playgrounds, exploring children’s museums and most importantly, spending time with each other, friends and family. They are always stopping by! To us, being able to have a relationship with our child is more important than having a lot of money and a giant house. We are also big Yankee fans and the baseball game is always on. We love traveling near and far, and are looking forward to sharing that with our children.
Michael, our five year old son, is so full of energy and can’t wait to have a brother or sister to run around with, like he does with his cousins. He loves playing with his dinosaurs, Legos, swimming, reading, art, and any sport involving a ball. While he loves to test the limits, we are proud to say he has a huge heart, along with an infectious smile and laugh. Due to his amazing personality, he is well known everywhere he goes. We are both lucky enough to have parents and extended families close by. Michael loves all his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and especially his cousins. We also know if we ever need any help, one, or usually more, will be there to help.
From Us to You
Hello! First, we want to thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We can only imagine what this time in your life is like, and appreciate your taking a few minutes to learn about us. We have only the utmost respect for you and are confident that you will make the right decision for you and your baby’s future.
From our experience parenting our adopted son Michael for five amazing years, we know this is something we love doing and want to do again with a second child. Our goal in life is to give our children the life they deserve and to give them the opportunities to explore their passions and reach their potential. Our weekends are full of experiences for Michael and we love every minute of it. We look forward to having the opportunity to do the same for our second child. We also know how important it is to honor what an amazing sacrifice a birth parent is making. We make sure that Michael knows about where he came from, respects it, and is thankful for the incredibly difficult choice his birth parents made. We will make it our mission to do the same for your child.
Hopefully, we have shown you that that we can provide a loving, nurturing and fun environment for your child…the life you want him or her to have. Whatever decision you ultimately make, we trust that you will do what is best for you. We hope that includes our family.We hope to hear from you soon!
Steve & Lauren