We met after repeatedly bumping into each other in our neighborhood, and finally coincidentally sitting next to each other at a concert. We hit it off right away and have been together since! We live in Brooklyn, NY with our two orange tabby cats who are cuddly and friendly to everyone they meet.
We have an amazing support system in place with our friends here in New York, Michigan (where Glenn is from) and the Boston area (where Alissa is from). We cherish spending time with them at the beach in the summer, seeing music in the park, watching our friends run the NYC marathon, eating out at restaurants, or even just hanging in with a movie.
We are so excited to be on this road to adoption!
We live in a beautiful part of Brooklyn, NY, full of families and tree-lined streets. We often take walks in parks nearby, watch birds, picnic with friends, go to our local movie theater, attend concerts or just stay at home and play a game of Uno or Catan. Our apartment is spacious and full of light and we love to fill our apartment with beautiful plants and art work. We cherish the home we have built and enjoy spending time working on home projects.
Hi! I’m Alissa and I’m originally from Boston, MA.
I have always loved making things: jewelry, knitting, embroidering, tie-dying— any type of art project really! I enjoy watching tv (including terrible/but amazing reality tv), and could watch YouTube DIY videos and makeup tutorials for hours! But most of all, I love spending time with my friends and family, talking for hours about life, hopes and dreams.
When I think back on my childhood, my memories are filled with music and creating art, singing and acting in plays (always directed by my big sister!), and travelling with my parents. Most importantly, I remember that I was encouraged to always be true to myself.
My thoughts on Glenn:
Everyone who knows Glenn describes him as the nicest guy they know. He is an incredibly loyal friend which is something I love most about him. He has a thoughtful way of looking at the world and is calm and kind in sharing his views. He’s spontaneous, up for all sorts of adventures, and encourages me to be that way too. I feel very lucky to have him in my life.
Hello! I’m Glenn, originally from Lansing, Michigan. Thank you for reading about us!
I enjoy playing music (saxophone and piano), creating art, reading, and spending time in nature whether it’s going hiking, laying in a hammock, going on long walks, or bird-watching. When I think about my childhood, my fondest memories are exploring outdoors, playing in bands, discovering great food, and the lessons my parents taught me about being kind to others.
My thoughts on Alissa:
The first time I knew I wanted to marry Alissa was after seeing her interact with her family. They were so close and expressive, yet down to earth. I knew I wanted that in my life. Alissa is committed to keeping family relationships honest, active, and real. She helps and has taught me to maintain this in our relationship, and I know we will work to offer this to our future family.