We met at our middle school bus stop in 1996, started dating in high school, and have been going strong ever since. We are so excited to expand our family through adoption.
We come from two large, loving, and supportive immigrant families. Together, we are a blend of South Florida, New Jersey, Haitian, French Canadian, Irish, and Polish cultures.
We’ve built a life together that is comfortable but that always keeps us on our toes. We spend a lot of our time with friends and family, hiking, experiencing the outdoors, and learning new things (Patrick even recently took up astronomy and stargazing). We also love cozying up by the TV or with a good book. And we have so much fun during karaoke or board game/trivia nights!
We are very active in our neighborhood and community. A big part of our lives is helping to create a connective and supportive community wherever we are.
We also really love to travel—from weekend drives to adventures abroad. We love it because we value the opportunity to learn about and experience new cultures and deepen our connection with the world around us. We hope to bring this same experience to our growing family.
We own a four-story rowhouse/brownstone in Jersey City, NJ (just outside of Manhattan). We have plenty of space for our adopted little one to play, a grassy backyard and a beautiful deck where we grow fruits and vegetables.
Jersey City is a vibrant and multicultural place. Recently it was named the most diverse city in America! Our neighborhood is great. It's walkable, filled with wonderful and supportive neighbors--many of whom have lived here all their lives. There is an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school all within a 5 minute walk from our front door. There are lots of parks and stores/restaurants nearby.