We are Alana & Michael, a couple who have been together for almost 15 years, and married for the past 12. We have a wonderful son named Isaac, who is pretty much the center of our universe. We’ve both always wanted to have at least two kids and for Isaac to grow up with a brother or sister.
After having our son, we’ve had a hard time having another child. We don't conceive all that easily, and we’ve also had several losses: two miscarriages and a stillbirth. We love being parents, and it's hard for us to imagine not having another little one to love and raise! (Alana’s that person at parties who would rather hang out with the toddlers than the adults!!!!). Having a genetic connection to a child isn't important to us - it's getting to love that child and watch him or her grow and explore and discover who they are that would mean the world to us—so we’re excited to grow our family through adoption.
So far in our adoption journey, we’ve met some wonderful families brought together by adoption. We’re excited for the day when we too will get to adopt!
We’d love to get to know you and see if our family could be a fit for your baby. We hope that you will feel free to ask us any questions that you have, and promise to answer honestly!
We live in a split level house with a backyard, swing set, and three bedrooms. We can't wait to transform our guest room into a bedroom for a little one!
We are fortunate to live in a suburb on Long Island with excellent schools and a wide variety of after school and weekend activities.
Alana is at her best when she’s around kids! She loves making up silly song lyrics with our son’s name in them that are all about how much we love him, She can’t wait to make up more songs for our future child — even if her singing voice isn’t exactly the best! She also likes making scavenger hunts for Isaac and his friends, and doing craft and baking activities with him.
Alana works as a social worker at the local community center, where she is the director of a program that helps the elderly with free services. She loves that her job involves helping people every day.
We’re lucky that Alana’s job has onsite childcare, so she is able to be close to Isaac and any future child that will join our family throughout the day.
Michael is an involved parent, coaching our son Isaac’s soccer team and participating actively in the local PTA (Parent-Teacher Association).
Professionally, he works as a senior software engineer at a Long Island based company. His job involves problem-solving every day, skills which also serve him well as a parent.
We are lucky that Michael’s job has the flexibility to allow him to adjust to our family’s needs. He can shift his work hours to attend a PTA meeting, or work from home if our son is sick and needs to stay home from school.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys bicycling, making minor home repairs, and playing strategy board games – a hobby he is beginning to share with our son.