TO OUR FUTURE BIRTH MOTHER:
We are so very thankful for you and what you are doing for us as a family. Our dream has always been to hold our child. The gift you will give to us is priceless. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We would be more than happy to stay in communication with you as long as you are comfortable with it.
We are open to communication with siblings if there are any so the siblings can keep in contact and know their roots.
Let us tell a little more about our life here and how it became us!
WHERE WE MET:
We both met 16 years ago in high school and became friends. Secretly we both had a crush on each other.
Throughout the short years after high school, we went our different ways as Dave went into the Army and Andrea went to nursing school.
We always kept in touch checking in to see how we were both doing as our "crush" was always lingering in the back ground.
WHERE IT BEGAN:
We both ended up going to the YMCA close to our old neighborhood and just hit it off. Our old feelings just burst into love! There we were planning our whole life together knowing that we needed each other in it. We then took time to further our careers and ended up buying a house in the Adirondacks where we have built the foundation to our whole life.
WHAT WE LOVE:
We both enjoy the outdoors including kayaking, hiking, boating, lake side beaching, scuba diving, walking our dogs, swimming and fishing. The outdoors help us decompress and reconnect to everyone around us. It is a great way to bring people together! Our family lives close so we are able to spend time with family members for dinners and BBQs.
Family means the world to the both of us. Our whole life has been built on caring for others and building a wonderful support system full of family members and a close nit group of friends. As our siblings have multiple children, our future children with be very loved and adored by their cousins.
They will have loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, and fur siblings who will cherish them.
OUR FAMILY TRADITIONS:
Every Easter we used to have Easter egg hunts and dinner at Andrea's maternal grandparent's home. After she passed, we started having this at Andrea's mother's house and David's mother's house.
Every year we always get together for multiple BBQs throughout the Summer and early Fall at parents or different siblings houses.
Thanksgiving is usually at a siblings house during the month of November.
Every Christmas eve we look forward to going to the midnight mass. It is such a peaceful time and is always full of joy. We look forward to hearing "silent night" and seeing the happiness on everyone's face as they hold their family close.
Christmas day will be spent in pajamas and slippers. This is a time to relax and appreciate our family together. We wrap up Daphne and Apollos toys so they can run down to the tree and open them with their mouths! They may be the world's most pampered dogs! We are excited to add children into our traditions!
We then have a Christmas gathering for the whole family to go to which is usually at our house during the month of December or January.
Final and most importantly,God is a big part of our life and we know that God will be a part of this journey! This will continue to give us comfort as this journey is unique and exciting!
Our home is located at the end of a dead end street in Lake George, New York. We live in the heart of the Adirondacks!
Our home is a split level house that technically has 3 different floors. It has safety features throughout the whole house to ensure all floors are safe. We have 4 bedrooms and a lot of play space. Our front and back yard are surrounded by nature and woods and are patrolled by our cute pups Daphne and Apollo!
We have seasonal neighbors and some year-round neighbors. One of the year round neighbors on our street are 2 of our closest friends who have two beautiful adopted children of their own.
I have been told that my positive nature, kind heart and empathy is what makes me a good partner and easy to get along with.
I believe that I will bring compassion and SO much love being a parent. I have always wanted to have multiple children and give them amazing lives where they will continue to feel loved and appreciated. I feel that have a lot of patience and understanding to be the gentle hand they will need growing up. I want our children to know that I have prayed for them every night and love them so very much.
Between our siblings, we have 13 different nieces and nephews and have a lot of experience caring for them throughout all life stages. .
I am also very familiar with caring for children/ infants in a medical way.
I currently am a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in family practice/ primary care. Previously, I was a Registered Nurse working in labor and delivery, post partum and special care nursery for 6 years. These were some of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
I developed a specialized practice focused on the laboring care of the mother and health of the unborn infant and post birth care.
After birth, I was trained to care for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) which focuses on the withdrawal process to infants exposed to specific substances in the womb. I developed a practice to understand the differences between specific substances in order to provide the best transition after birth.
I currently am certified in basic and Advanced Cardiovascular life support (BLS/ACLS) and neonatal resuscitation program certified (NPR).
Hello, I am David and I know I will be a great parent to your child/ children. As a proud Uncle to multiple nieces and nephews, I have a lot of experience caring for infants and children of all different ages.
My career allows me to help children on their worst days and some of their scariest experiences as I am in law enforcement. I have been told by many of my superiors that I am always there to help these children and give a lot of comfort when they need it the most. I always make it my goal that every scared child I come in contact with will leave with a smile and one of our teddy bears as no child should ever be scared of me. I am there to take care of them and make sure they go home or to somewhere else that is safe.
I am currently trained in basic life support (BLS) which focuses on adult, child and infant resuscitation.
I have been told that my patient and loving personality is a couple of my wife's favorite traits. I love her more than anyone in the world and know that I will love our adopted children just as much. It is a blessing to have the opportunity to give a child a wonderful life and show them a life of love and stability.