Hi! We are Michael and Maureen. Thank you for taking the time to read this. We are so excited to build our family, whether it is with a single child or multiples.
We met online about 12 years ago, way before all the dating websites. We took our time to get to know each other, and after several months we finally had a phone conversation. We met the next day at a Friendly's (for ice cream). After messaging and emailing for months prior to our first meeting, we had instant chemistry (Michael had asked Maureen to marry him 3 times that very first night). "Family is Everything" to both of us and that was the foundation of our relationship.
Two years after our first "date", we were engaged at a restaurant in front of our family and friends. A little less than a year later we were married in a Christmas themed wedding. Christmas is such a magical time of year to the both of us, and it was only fitting for us to be married at that time of year.
We had a "plan" and always thought we would have children as soon as we were married.We were not successful on our own and tried fertility treatments. After numerous failed attempts, we came to an eye opening realization that this was not our plan. This led us on our adoption journey.When we decided to tell our families we were adopting, they were beyond ecstatic and overjoyed for us. Our parents, brothers and sisters, our 12 nieces and nephews are beyond excited for us, and cannot wait to welcome our baby/babies into our family.
Michael is a Graphic Designer, and loves his job, Maureen is a Medical Billing Manager for a large hospital on Long Island. We are both lucky and grateful we love our jobs! Our last piece/pieces to our puzzle is adding a baby/babies to our lives!
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We live in a small beautiful town on Long Island, NY. From our house we can walk or ride our bikes to the park, library, restaurants or down to the water to see boats passing by. We chose this town for it's "homey" feeling, top rated school district and closeness to our families.
We bought our house 2 years ago with our future family in mind. It is a 3 bedroom split level home. We have a big back yard for children to play. We often have our nieces and nephews over and love to play catch, wiffel ball, soccer and tag. We have a patio where they can use chalk to be creative or just make a hopscotch board. We have BBQ's and parties...you can always hear someone laughing.
We live close to several Catholic Churches.
Maureen is the most caring and thoughtful person i know, She is hardworking , driven, smart and beautiful. She is loyal and has a incredible sense of humor. I am beyond lucky to have met and married someone who is my best friend and my life partner. Maureen is an amazing woman and I know in my heart that she will be an incredible mom one day. Sometimes when we're babysitting or at a family function with our nieces and nephews, I just sit back and watch her with a giant smile on my face. She is so amazing with kids! She is so patient and loving with them and I know that she will be a outstanding mother one day!
Michael is one of the most AMAZING people I know. He is kind, loving, generous and beyond patient, and I was lucky enough to marry him! He is the "best" uncle...kid approved!! Seeing Michael with our nieces and nephews always warms my heart. Whether he is helping with an I phone, creating an invitation or banner for the one of their birthdays, playing catch with our nephews, or just letting a 3 or 5 year old talk his ear off about a doll is absolutely endering to me. I know what a great dad he is going to be. He has a lot of love and patience to offer...and he will be doing the Math homework! I can't wait to see him in action.