We met through one of our dearest friends. After a whirlwind romance, we knew this was a forever love. We moved together to Asia within a month, and never looked back. We’ve been together since 2012 and we got married two years after meeting. We lived and worked in Asia for a couple years, then moved back to the US and our jobs are now in New York - Alex in public health and humanitarian medical care, and Estelle's job is protecting nature, especially forests.
We really enjoy traveling together. We have taken trips around the US and the world together. We're adventuresome and sporty, and love the thrill of trying new things. Whether it's hiking in Indonesia, biking in New Zealand, kayaking in upstate NY, touring ancient temples in Cambodia, scuba diving in Greece, or soaking up beaches in Brazil, we're up for fun adventures around the world. It's a big part of our shared interests and we can hardly wait to introduce a child to new sights and experiences.
We're also very hospitable. There are often friends and family staying with us in our spare bedroom whenever they pass through New York. We're never happier than when cooking or grilling a dinner for them!
The other thing that really bonds us together is that we both have spent our professional lives making the world a better place and giving back to communities in need. We feel so blessed and lucky in our lives, and we believe in sharing the love.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH ADOPTION + KIDS IN OUR LIFE
Our family has a history with adoption. Estelle's half-sister's mom is adopted, and ultimately wrote memoirs about her adoptive mom and dad. Alex's nephew was adopted - and adored - by Alex's parents. In fact, Alex helped raise his nephew for a decade. Adoption is woven into the fabric of our lives, and we think it's the most natural thing in the world to want to adopt.
Each of us has really helped raise our nephews, and we love them with all our hearts. Today, our nephews are grown up into very special young men, and they're eagerly waiting now for a new little muffin to join the family.
THE PEOPLE WE LOVE - MEET OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
We are very close to our family and friends. They enrich our lives and bring joy to our hearts. We're deeply fortunate to have these wonderful people on our journey. Our loved ones are super supportive about our choice to grow our family through adoption.
OUR LAST THANK YOU
We appreciate you allowing us to share a little bit of our life with you. We hope it has given you a sense of what type of parents we'd be, our values, our home, and our community.
We'd be so honored to be matched with you - awed by your strength - and hopeful that we can be part of your life journey and give you peace with your decision. It's our deepest hope that you will choose us, but no matter what, we know you will make the right decision for your child.
If chosen as an adoptive family, we promise you that your child will grow up in a home filled with affection, laughter, sunshine, and love, and that we'll always be honest with your child about where they come from, and their story.
We Will Teach A Child…
to respect all people and live with compassion
to treat animals with kindness
to enjoy the outdoors and treasure nature
to stay curious and open-minded
to value education
to be generous
to give and receive lots of love
to remain optimistic and hopeful
We'd love to hear from you. If you want to ask us any questions, we’d be happy to answer them!
Alex & Estelle