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.
We live in a two-family house on a quaint, quiet, tree-lined street in Brooklyn, NY. We have 4 bedrooms, lots of play space, and a beautiful enclosed backyard with a small flower garden. Our dogs love to run outside, play with their toys or sunbathe on the patio. We love spending nights back there around the fire pit toasting marshmallows.
We are 2 blocks walking distance away from local shopping, church, the subway, a huge park, and good schools. A quick train or car ride brings us into Manhattan where there is so much to see and do. Our neighborhood community is strong. It is full of small businesses, restaurants, and good people. Most of the people and businesses have been here over 25 years. Every year we have a block party. All the neighbors set up tables outside, invite family & friends, & enjoy music, food, drinks and activities. It’s one big summer party! Activities included are rides, face-painting, karaoke, & pony rides.
Also in our area are many parades celebrating various holidays and events, flea markets, street fairs, & farmers markets. There are many kid-friendly and family oriented activities going on throughout the city on any given weekend. There are little league sports and cub/girl scouts. We are close to Coney Island, museums, music and theater venues, zoos, aquariums, and more!
I feel so fortunate to have Dominic in my life. He is easy going and tends to be the life of the party. I think one of his best qualities is his sense of humor. Dominic loves to tell a good story and make people laugh, just like his dad did. He is loving, caring and always tries to do the right thing. With children, Dominic shines. His inner child comes out when he plays with his nieces, nephew, god-children, and other kids.
As mentioned earlier, Dominic placed a baby for adoption many years ago. He and his girlfriend at the time were unable to care for the baby due to their age and means of support. After doing some research, last year Dominic reconnected with his daughter. They talk daily and have become close. He is so eager to raise a child and be a terrific dad.
Dominic is a hard worker and is great at fixing things. Dom is an all around good guy. I’m proud to call him my husband and best friend.
More about Dom…
Ø Union electrician, carpenter and locksmith
Ø Enjoys rock & roll and country music
Ø Loves to relax in the backyard by the fire pit
Ø Loves dogs, Loves the outdoors
Ø Member of a bass fishing club & fishes tournaments during the warmer months
Ø Loves to sing karaoke!
Jennifer is a very special person. She is a devoted wife, a caring daughter, & a fun, playful aunt to her nieces, nephews and godson. Her kind and friendly nature is refreshing. She is family oriented and goes out of her way to help others. Jen cherishes time with family and friends.
Jen is a professional pediatric registered nurse. She takes care of children with special needs. I can see her heart come out through the care she gives. Jen loves being around all children and would make a wonderful mother.
I am truly blessed to have such a nurturing, supportive, honest woman as my wife. I know I can count on her for anything.
More about Jen…
Ø Enjoys shopping, cooking, baking and nice dinners out
Ø Reads books and magazines often
Ø Favorite music is classic rock
Ø Loves decorating for Christmas
Ø Likes to watch movies and play games
Ø Big fan of NY Rangers Hockey! (“Let’s go Rangers!”)