John & Amos

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John & Amos

Loving, creative professionals are ready to adopt.

We are in awe that you are considering an adoptive plan for your child. We understand that this is a big decision, for you and we don’t take that lightly. It takes a very special and courageous person to commit to bringing a life into this world and help two men’s dreams of raising a family come true. Without your kindness we would never get to be the kind of family we have been hoping for since we first met. We love children and always dreamed about caring for children.

We look forward to welcoming your child into a loving, positive environment where he or she can grow creatively and feel safe and nurtured. We are lucky to have great parenting examples in our own parents, who found a balance of encouraging creativity, imagination, and a healthy lifestyle with reasonable rules and boundaries to keep us safe and secure. We want your child to have exposure to experiences that will help him or her grow as a person and experience a well-rounded education. We both have big families, and are excited for your child to grow up with grandparents, cousins and aunts and uncles, to share holidays, play at the beach, in the woods and become a part of our lives together in every way.

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Hi!

We’re Amos and John, and we are so grateful that you are taking the time to get to know us. You must have many questions about us, and we hope that our story will give you a better picture of who we are and the kind of unconditionally loving and nurturing family we long to give to your child. After you read this, we hope we will have the opportunity to get to know you too and hear about your hopes for your child!

We are in awe that you are considering an adoptive plan for your child. We understand that this is a big decision, for you and we don’t take that lightly. It takes a very special and courageous person to commit to bringing a life into this world and help two men’s dreams of raising a family come true. Without your kindness we would never get to be the kind of family we have been hoping for since we first met. We love children and always dreamed about caring for children.

Should you choose us, we will appreciate your tremendous gift to us and honor your gift by being the best parents that we can be. And as the eldest in our families, our parents and younger siblings are equally as excited about spoiling your child! We hope you will see that family is a very important part of our lives and everyone is so excited to embrace the newest addition. Thank you for considering to help us make our hopes become a reality.

To help you in making such a big decision, we thought you might like to know us, how we came to fall in love and marry, what our extended families are like, how we grew up, and the life that we would provide for your child, should you so generously choose us.

We met through a friend at a Fourth of July party on the ocean. We spent that evening watching the fireworks together holding hands. Several years later, Amos proposed by the New York Harbor. While we stood by the river, the waves crashed against the shore while the sun was starting to set. Amos got on one knee and proposed. It felt like we walked on air as we strolled through a beautiful night in moonlit Central Park, with the streetlamps turning on as we passed.

We felt drawn to have our parents and siblings gather near our family home on the water to have a small intimate wedding, the joining of two families. John’s sister Becca and Amos’ brother Lorenzo officiated the ceremony. Each member of our family gathered and shared touching, personal blessings for us, the newlyweds.

We both have big extended families, so while only our immediate families were present on the day of our wedding, each side of our families threw us wonderful celebrations with extended family, friends and people we grew up with. Amos’ mother Marta threw us a great party with a delicious trés-leches cake, and John’s mother Jeanne hosted an amazing boat party for us, on the Boston Harbor with family coming as far as Alaska for a joyous reunion complete with family traditions like riding into the night on Uncle John’s putt-putt.

We both take work seriously, and take a lot of pride in our careers. Being a hard worker is one thing that drew us to each other when we first met. We both like what we do, and have worked towards careers that can provide for a family, while having a flexible schedule to be very involved and present fathers. Spending time together is very important to us and we both plan to share in parenting schedules.

For fun we like to cook, and have friends and family over for dinners and parties. Being surrounded by people we love and sharing a meal and an experience is one of our favorite ways to create new memories. Traveling, going to movies, theater, and out to dinner are fun ways we like to explore new experiences and spend time together. We regularly go on long family walks with our sweet and gentle dog Hattie Mae, around the city where we live and on hikes in the woods. Hattie is great with kids.

A few years ago we had the opportunity to move out of New York City and to a house in New Jersey where we have more space now for a family and a backyard to get fresh air. We live on a quiet, safe, friendly, tree-lined street just a few blocks from a harbor with a Moroccan-French restaurant on one corner that plays live jazz music on the weekends. It is a very kid friendly neighborhood with many other families and lots of parks and public spaces for play. We chose our home with the idea that we would welcome children. We are ready!

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Beach Vacations

Our “happy place” is definitely by the water, and we love going to the beach or the pool with an iced coffee and getting some sand and sun. We took a family trip with Vera with John’s sister Becca and her boyfriend Adrian so that she could see the ocean for the first time. It was a fun filled week of long walks on the beach, delicious food that Amos cooked and lots of playing and growing for all of us. We celebrated Easter with Amos’ family the following weekend. As you can see Vera loves the water!

Thanksgiving

Turkey day is both of our favorite holidays, ever since we were both little boys. It means family, delicious food – and the turning of the seasons. For the past several years we have taken over this tradition ourselves, cooking a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for our families at John’s parent’s house in Vermont – everyone at a long table up to 30 people gathered together to enjoy a huge feast. The best part is cooking together, with everyone helping out – from the little kids to adults working together decorating and baking, mixing and setting up. The turkey starts to get brined and some side dishes prepared the day before, and all day on Thanksgiving it smells amazing with the cooking smells filling the house while we catch up with each other. This past year was made even more special because it was the day our daughter, Vera Ariel, was born!

Early Thanksgiving morning we got a call from Vera’s birth mom, and we rushed excitedly to the hospital to meet her. The minute Vera was placed in our arms everything felt at peace. We asked Vera’s wonderful birth mom to choose Vera’s middle name, Ariel, because we want to make sure that Vera always knows how much her mom loves her and is a part of her life.

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

John & Amos

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