We met on a blind date set up by mutual friends. We went to dinner and played billiards. Dom told friends after our first date that he had met the woman he was going to marry! After 16 months of dating, Dom proposed on the deck of a dinner cruise around lower Manhattan, near the Statue of Liberty. It was incredibly romantic! In October 2004, we were married in church followed by a beautiful reception on Long Island.
Marriage is definitely an adventure and we couldn’t be happier! We are married 13 years now. We occasionally celebrate our anniversary in Disney World where we also honeymooned. Our relationship is strong. Our love and values run deep. We will always be there for one another as we will for your child. We have been patiently waiting for the next chapter of our lives to begin and become parents.
We tried having a family on our own and faced many years of infertility issues. Although we were disappointed, our determination to have a family stayed strong and we quickly switched gears towards adoption. After some research, we joined APC ( a local adoptive family support group), attended meetings and got lots of information. It was the best thing we could’ve done! Our devotion to be the greatest parents for your child is our priority.
Ø We have 2 small dogs, Max & Lola.
Ø Dom loves to go fishing and watch sports.
Ø We are catholic.
Ø Dom goes camping in Upstate NY every year.
Ø We love to travel and visit Disneyworld often!
Ø Jen bakes lots of cookies at Christmastime!
Ø Dom is a huge fan of the rock band KISS!
Ø Jen listens to music all the time, enjoys live shows and concerts.
Our Family and Friends
We are blessed to have a loving, supportive family with whom we are very close. Dom has one brother, James. James and his wife live down the block from us with their 3 young daughters. Dom’s aunt & uncle, who are like parents to us, live in the neighborhood also. Dom has a large extended family within and outside of NY. He also has two adopted cousins.
Members of Jen’s immediate family reside in Queens, NY and South Carolina. Jen has one brother, John, who is married and has 2 sons. She also has step-siblings and extended family out of state.
Our holidays and parties with family are a special time to catch up and reminisce. Our heritage is mostly Italian so there’s always plenty of good food to be had! Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas are biggest for us. We have annual July 4th barbecues and spur of the moment get-togethers as well!
Our parents brought us up to be responsible, independent, respectful people with lots of love to give. They made sure we had a good scholastic background and always did the best we could. We promise to teach your baby these qualities and more.
Besides our family, our friends were so thrilled to find out we decided to become adoptive parents! They know how hard we tried to have a family. We are so lucky to have a great group of friends that we’ve known for many years. They mean the world to us! Some of them have children also. In fact, we are godparents to friends and family members. Our friends are so thoughtful and supportive; they are always there when we need them. We consider them family.