Hi there! We are Ryan and Kerry! We’d like to start off by thanking you for taking the time to review our profile as prospective adoptive parents. This part of the profile is always the hardest to write because there are no words to express how truly grateful we are for the sacrifice you are making. We are just honest, funny people that want to expand our family and share our love to another child.
We me through Ryan’s sister. After a failed attempt to get her to ask Kerry to come to a Jimmy Fallon show with them, we eventually saw each other out again. Ryan used the game Words with Friends to chat with Kerry through the game, where he asked her out and they’ve been together since. During their relationship they traveled a lot, went to a lot of concerts and enjoying dating and each other’s company.
We got engaged in Central park and then both of our sisters and their spouses were at a restaurant to surprise us after! It was the hottest day of the year so Kerry knew it was coming, otherwise Ryan wouldn’t have still agreed to go into the city. We married in July of 2014 in a Catholic church and then had an outside reception in the gardens of a beautiful old estate. We then took a once in a lifetime honeymoon to Europe. We toured 7 countries in 19 days. We knew we wanted to have children right away so we wanted to go on a huge trip knowing it could be awhile before we did anything like that again.
We talked about adoption before marriage because Kerry has PCOS and we knew we could be facing some issues. We were fortunate to conceive quickly and naturally and our daughter was born in July 2015. Delivery was great and we were sent home. Complications developed 2 weeks after birth which we would find out after a challenging 2 years later that we weren’t going to be able to conceive again. We never hesitated to go back to our adoption plan.
We are open to race and gender and whatever preference the birth parents would like upon finalization. We will always have an open policy and will respect and honor what you decide.
Our home is a colonial style house on a quiet cul de sac in the town we grew up in. We have 4 bedrooms and 1 full 1 half bath. All bedrooms are upstairs so we have easy access to the kids rooms. Downstairs we have a nice den that is where Stella does most of her playing as well as a large eat in kitchen, dining room and formal living. The paternal grandparents live in walking distance and are our daycare a few days a week. We have a nice patio out back and a full swing set as well as the garden where we spend a lot of time taking care of our flowers and vegetables.
Our neighbors are very friendly. We have a good mix of young couples with younger children and retirees. Everyone is helpful during snowstorms or if you’re in need of any favor. Ryan grew up in this neighborhood and enjoyed his time growing up here. It feels very safe here being a close-knit community.
When I met Ryan I knew right away he was the man I wanted to spend my life with. I could tell right away that he was very caring and genuine. He has a great sense of humor and we shared many interests from the start. Ryan’s sense of humor can be a little dry but I quickly caught on that most things he said weren’t serious. He likes to pull little pranks and after five years of marriage and eight years together he still gets me! We both love music and Ryan is always open to going to concerts and checking out new musicians and having fun. He is very hard working and provides for our family. When our daughter was born he had no reservations about carrying the extra responsibilities so I can be home more to raise her and also pursue my passions. He’s very generous and always makes sure our family is happy and taken care of.
Ryan is also very eager to help other people and is always extending a helping hand. Whether its carpooling coworkers to work in snow storms, or offering an extra hand at church, you can always count on him to help out. One of the things I noticed about him right away was his kindness towards anyone he came in contact with.
One of the best experiences so far was watching Ryan become a father to our daughter. He is amazing with her and no matter how long of a day he’s worked, he always comes home ready to play. Ryan has a very calm demeanor and he is the foundation and rock of our home. I have no doubt he will give the same love and attention to any child that enters our home.
Kerry radiates a warmth that instantly attracted me to her when we met… that and her smile. She’s honest, optimistic and thoughtful. She’s very passionate about helping others, and her chosen professions of massage therapy and birth doula exemplify her selflessness. Her innate ability to put others at ease has been on display many times with both me, and our daughter.
Kerry has a passion for the outdoors. Whether we’re going for a hike in the woods or heading to the beach, we both feel that family time is best spent outdoors. Kerry is also a great cook and works hard to ensure a picky three-year-old eats nutritious meals. She also has a great sense of humor and a quick wit. As a couple, we both have a passion for music. In fact, Kerry plays the piano and hopes to instill a love of music in the children.
I already knew Kerry as an amazing wife and person, but in 2015, she also became an amazing mother. I love watching Kerry do arts and crafts and bake with Stella. She works incredibly hard with our daughter at home as well as building her business. I’m so incredibly fortunate to have such a caring, compassionate wife who puts her heart and soul into her family!