Brooklyn couple ready to welcome a child!
As you’re thinking about your future and your child’s future, we’re so grateful for the opportunity to share some information about us, our home, and our hopes for raising a child through adoption. Thank you for taking a few minutes to get to know us!
We’re Jeremy and Sarah. We live in Brooklyn, New York - we met here 15 years ago on a night out, when Sarah made the first move to make sure Jeremy didn’t leave without her phone number. We have grown together since that first chance meeting, and we’ve been navigating the world as a duo ever since. After all this time, we haven’t really changed: Sarah still cracks awkward Dad jokes (which she assumes must be funny at least sometimes), and Jeremy still rocks a black band t-shirt 90% of the time.
Throughout our relationship, the values that have kept us strong are trust, honesty, and unfailing support of each others’ dreams and goals. Jeremy works as a photo editor, but his true calling is art. His paintings, sculptures, photos, and videos have been in 3 gallery shows this year. And Sarah works at a nonprofit that helps immigrants to live better lives in the U.S. Jeremy’s art career and Sarah’s passion for equality and helping people are part of who we are and what we love about each other. Our careers have also fortunately given us financial stability.
Our apartment is a cozy two-bedroom in a diverse neighborhood, where we’ve been for over a decade. In a walk around the neighborhood, we pass by brownstone houses and big apartment buildings, an ice cream shop, an Italian deli, several playgrounds, a police station, and an elementary school. There are good child care options in the area for the future, too. A big, leafy tree outside our front window gives us shade in the summer from our top-floor apartment in a three-story building.
The vibe in our home is pretty laid back, filled with a lot of color, books, plants, and a little mess here and there - especially in the kitchen, where Sarah is usually cooking something. We’ve been in this apartment for many big moments - Jeremy kneeling in the hallway with an engagement ring, and Hurricane Sandy raging outside. And also a lot of small ones, like binge-watching Game of Thrones during a snowstorm or cooking Indian food for dinner with friends. It’s home - and we’re eager to make room for more family memories here.
We also share a deep commitment to our friends and family. Our families are very close-knit, even though we aren’t all together very often. Sarah’s parents still live in her childhood home in Indiana, and her brother is in Virginia. Jeremy’s dad and step-mom live in Colorado, and his brothers are in California and New Mexico. And here in Brooklyn, we have a close network of people we love. Our weekends often include the playground with friends and their kids, a big picnic in the park, or Skype calls with our young nephews. As we’ve shared our adoption hopes with close friends and family this year, we’ve been pretty overwhelmed by the positive encouragement we’ve gotten from every corner.
Nearly five years after first trying to start a family, and many failed fertility treatments, we were at a crossroads. We each took time to think about the future of our family, and both came back to the same spot: Adoption. We know this is the best and most natural choice for us, and that we can meet the needs of a child to make them always feel safe, loved, and a seamless fit in our family. We’re really ready to expand our team of two to three.
We are so respectful of the difficult choice you’re considering, and understand how important it is to you to feel good about finding the right fit. That’s what we want, too. Hopefully this letter gives you a sense of who we are and why we want to share our lives with a child, or children. A child in our home will be raised to value kindness, equality, knowledge, humor, and creativity. We want to give them plenty of opportunities to learn, explore the world, and become a confident and thoughtful person. And we plan to stay connected with the woman who brings that child into the world and chooses our family.
Thank you for your time,
Sarah & Jeremy