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Ken & Melissa


Ken & Melissa
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We are a loving couple hoping to adopt a precious baby that we will love, teach, cuddle and nourish.

Dear Expectant Parent,

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

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.

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.

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Carousels in NYC

New York City has so many wonderful carousels.  They have been our meeting places for play dates and kids’ birthday parties.  As a family we love to take the ferry ride on the East River to ride on Jane’s Carousel in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.  Jane’s Carousel was built in the 1920’s and has the most exquisite hand-carved horses, and it overlooks the Brooklyn Bridge and all of lower Manhattan for the most amazing view. 

When we visit the Bronx Zoo, which is the largest zoo in New York City, we always stop at the very fun bug carousel for a spin in the middle of our visit.  Likewise, when we visit Governor’s Island, an Island in New York Harbor that is part of New York City, we have enjoyed riding the antique French carousels. 

We also always like to ride the carousels in Coney Island.  There you can walk down the boardwalk to find a refurbished antique carousel or take a spin in the middle of Luna Park.

Riding carousels is one of those magical things that you never outgrow. 

Children’s Art Classes

One of the things that we really enjoy about living in Brooklyn is the availability of all the different types of classes for children.  One of our favorite classes is a small art class in our neighborhood that we walk our son to after school.  

The studio is safe, warm and inviting and has fluffy pillows and chairs and his teacher, Hope, is kind, warm, creative and all-around amazing. There is time for the children to relax and play together, and each week Hope teaches the children about a particular artist and then the children work to create their version of the artist’s work.  

What is wonderful about the way Hope teaches is that she teaches the art projects in steps so that no matter how naturally artistic a child may or may not be, they all have a sense of accomplishment once they’ve finished their pieces.  It is heart-warming to see the pride the children have in their finished projects.  

One of the lovely things about Hope’s classes is that the children will study a particular artist and work on their pieces of art and then there will be a field trip to go see that particular artist at a museum.  Over winter break our son learned about Tarsila Do Amaral, a Brazilian painter.  He created his own work based on her paintings and then he went to the museum with Hope and his classmates to see the actual paintings.  

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.


Ken & Melissa

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