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Ken & Melissa

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Ken & Melissa
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We are a loving family. Our lives are full of happiness. We long to adopt a baby.

Dear Expectant Parent,

Hello! We are Ken and Melissa from Brooklyn, New York.

We met in 2006 in New York City, and in 2008 we were married. Our son was born in 2010. He is in the second grade and wants very much to be a big brother.

We love being parents. Teaching our son and helping him to grow and navigate his world bring us immense joy. We love all that parenting brings.

We have always dreamed of having two children. We desire to adopt a newborn baby, and we would like an open adoption because we believe it is important to a child’s well-being to have that connection to you and to his or her extended family.

We would love to get to know you. We want you to know that we are thinking of you through this time. Thank you again for taking the time to read this and considering us as possible adoptive parents to your precious child.

With Love and Gratitude,

Ken and Melissa

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Who We Are

We are Ken and Melissa, and we met in 2006 in New York City.

Ken is originally from Seattle, Washington. He has three younger sisters and a large extended family. We visit with each other several times a year. Everyone refers to Ken’s mom as Gram. Gram is loving and kind and especially funny! She makes all of us laugh. Ken spent his 20’s in California where he was a musician. He played the guitar in several bands, recorded an album in London and toured throughout Europe with his band. Later, he moved to New York where he currently works in real estate and plays music on the weekends!

Melissa is originally from central Pennsylvania and has a younger brother who lives in Pennsylvania with his family. Melissa grew up loving kittens and puppies, playing dress up, and swinging on grape vines. Melissa's mother taught her how to sew and she sewed her own outfits in high school. In college Melissa spent a year studying in France. She lived with a French family and ate too many pastries! Melissa's time in France was a life changing experience for her. After college Melissa worked as a chemical engineer before she switched careers. She now works as a pastry chef in New York City. She is working on her first cookbook – a baking book – and she is currently testing all of the recipes at home. Melissa loves anything French and is a romantic at heart.

In 2008 we were married and in 2010 our son was born. He is currently in second grade and wants very much to be a big brother. He loves playing with and taking care of younger children. He is loving, kind, generous, artistic and energetic, and he likes to play tennis, swim, do yoga, and go to art and robot camps. He also loves our two pug dogs, as we all do. They are an important part of our family, and we enjoy doting on them.

We love being parents. Teaching our son and helping him to grow and navigate his world bring us immense joy. Simple things like showing him how to tie his shoelaces and watching him finally do it on his own, reading stories to him at bedtime, making scrambled eggs together in the morning for breakfast, and watching him play with his friends are so satisfying. So are planning special trips and activities to do together like going to a medieval reenactment to see knights ride on horseback or building circuits together for a science experiment. We love all that parenting brings.

Adoption Diary

April Walk in Central Park

As a family, we always like to try new things or go on new adventures.  During the week, we are all busy with activities.  Taking our son to his art and swim classes, shuffling over to the tennis courts for tennis class.  Melissa has started taking our youngest dog to training classes in the evening, and Ken has been busy in the evenings trying new recipes for our family meal.  On the weekends we definitely like to relax, but we also make a point to try something new or go to see something new in New York City.  A few weeks ago, when the cold had just begun to let up, we took a family walk in Central Park, something we had not done in a long time.  It was refreshing to soak up the sun.  Our son loves to climb on rocks (don’t all boys?), and Central Park has so many!  We loved seeing everyone out on the lake in rowboats.  It looked like so much fun that we decided that on our next trip we would rent a boat.  We’re so happy that spring is here!

Easter Weekend in Pennsylvania

We have been spending Easter weekend in central Pennsylvania for the last seven years since our son was born.  The first Easter after he was born we baptized him at Melissa’s Dad’s church, and since then we have always returned at Eastertime.  Melissa’s brother’s family travels to Central Pennsylvania, too, to visit.  We really enjoy visiting with our family.  Melissa makes hot cross buns for our family.  And we have fun on all of the Easter egg hunts.  There is always a hunt at Melissa’s Dad’s church and then there is another one that Melissa organizes in the Grandparents’ back yard.  We have fun coloring eggs together and Melissa has been creating natural dyes to color the eggs in - beets for pink, purple cabbage for blue, turmeric for yellow, onion skins for orange, mix cabbage and turmeric for green!  The natural dyes really make the most beautiful and vibrant colors!  We also put up an Easter egg tree.  Melissa’s mom started hanging eggs on pussy willow tree branches when Melissa and her brother were children, and Melissa continues the tradition hanging golden pysanky eggs and vintage wooden bunnies.

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Ken & Melissa

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