Who We Are
Hi, we’re Mark and Eleanor (Ellie)! Thank you for visiting our page, we are excited to share our story with you on why we are adopting and who we are.
Our story is similar to many couples that find each other online, but that day, the day that we met online, felt like the stars were aligned. Back in 2012, Eleanor, new to online dating, created a profile and matched with many guys and Mark, was one of them. Mark, who has been using online dating apps, got a message from Eleanor, replied, and hit it off and went on a first date. The first date was to a baseball game, because Eleanor, a Mets fan and Mark, a Yankee fan decided to go to a game, tickets were cheap, and perhaps finding each other’s differences (Mets and Yankees rivalry) was a good place to start in finding commonalities. And we really enjoyed each other’s company. We had many of the same interests and our lifestyle complemented each other. Throughout our relationship we enjoy traveling, hiking, and cooking dinners together. After several years of dating, Mark proposed to Eleanor at Eleanor’s favorite spot, Niagara Falls. We got married in 2016.
We always knew that we wanted to start a family, but we found out after a year of trying that we couldn’t conceive a child naturally. We took our time to discuss our options and our decision always came back to adoption. We decided that adoption was something we both felt was right for our family and so we started our journey with Adoption STAR. We are ready to become parents and cannot wait to welcome a child into our family!
The weather is finally warm enough and the snow has melted on our trail. Good time to take in the morning air before a busy day.