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Sarah & Justin

Sarah & Justin: Our Journey to Adoption

Greetings expectant mommas!

We are honored to be on this journey to grow our family through adoption.

A little bit about us! We are Sarah and Justin and have been married for 14 years, live in Marcellus, New York, a quiet suburb of the City of Syracuse, and only miles from the Finger Lakes. We both work in higher education – Justin as director of marketing and communications at Cornell Law, and Sarah as senior associate vice president for communications at Syracuse University. We met working in television news in Albany, NY at the local ABC affiliate and the rest, as they say, is history. From there, we moved to Boston, working for six years, before making the move to Central New York. We love it here! We have a wonderful family, great friends and a terrific support system.

We have a strong relationship, for which we are both so grateful! We are friends first, always. We talk nonstop. We make time for each other and most importantly, support each other. At the start of our marriage, we faced challenges – Sarah’s father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Justin was laid off one month after we were married, significant fertility challenges and so on. By being communicative, honest and truly equal partners, we’ve overcome every challenge together. And each challenge has made us so much stronger. We often say there is nothing we can’t do together. Beyond our friendship, we are very much in love. We have so much fun together and invest in our relationship. We love being together and know what makes us happy. We’ve grown so much over the last 15 years, as individuals and as a couple. We’re never standing still and always moving forward together. Our personalities complement each other, and we genuinely enjoy being around each other!

So, what brought us to adoption? In 2015, we decided we were ready to start trying to grow our family. Over the last seven years, Sarah has been pregnant five times, and sadly experienced five miscarriages. After multiple fertility treatments, it has been determined we will not be successful in bringing a child into the world on our own. So we have decided to embark on an independent journey to match with an expectant momma and fulfill our dream of a family. Here are a few things we want you to know about us:

1. We are home study approved!
2. We are hoping to adopt a newborn/infant.
3. We would love to have one child but are open to twins!
4. We own our home, are a dual-income family, and live in an outstanding school district in a neighborhood with tons of families and lots of really great kiddos!
5. We are willing to travel (domestically) to wherever to meet our child!
6. We are able to support an expectant momma financially within the legal parameters of their state.
7. We are open to open, closed, moderately open adoption, whatever the expectant momma prefers.

We are so excited for the days, weeks and months ahead. We can’t wait for the day when we finally bring our child home!

Thank you for considering us, opening your hearts and minds up to us and giving us the opportunity to make our dream a reality.

With love,
Justin & Sarah

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Who We Are

Sarah and Justin met as young television news professionals in Albany, New York in 2007. Sarah was a news producer at the time and Justin was a news videographer. We fell in love shortly after we met, were engaged a few months later and married just over a year later! We’ve been married almost 14 years (Sept. 2022) and together for 15 years.

Today, we live in Marcellus, New York, a quiet suburb of the City of Syracuse, and only miles from the Finger Lakes. We love it here! We have a wonderful family, great friends and a terrific support system. We both work in higher education – Justin as director of marketing and communications at Cornell Law, and Sarah as senior associate vice president for communications at Syracuse University.
We have a strong relationship, for which we are both so grateful! We are friends first, always. We talk nonstop. We make time for each other and most importantly, support each other. At the start of our marriage, we faced challenges – Sarah’s father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Justin was laid off one month after we were married, significant fertility challenges and so on. By being communicative, honest and truly equal partners, we’ve overcome every challenge together. And each challenge has made us so much stronger. We often say there is nothing we can’t do together. Beyond our friendship, we are very much in love. We have so much fun together and invest in our relationship. We love being together and know what makes us happy. We’ve grown so much over the last 15 years, as individuals and as a couple. We’re never standing still and always moving forward together. Our personalities complement each other, and we genuinely enjoy being around each other!

We have a ton of fun together and spend the bulk of our spare time together! I am a foodie - love trying new recipes, new restaurants and exploring hidden gems whenever we travel. We love to travel - whether a road trip to the Outer Banks or a trip to the Caribbean, we enjoy being away together! We love to work out, including spinning, strength training, swimming and hiking. We love sports. College and NFL football (Syracuse Orange and the Buffalo Bills) and college basketball (again, go Orange!). We have season tickets to SU Football, go to a lot of basketball games and love parking in front of the tv on an NFL Sunday or during March Madness. We hang out with our moms quite a bit - they're together a lot and great friends. We like to spend time with friends, like to get massages and facials, and recently we put in a pool.

We were both raised as Catholics. In fact, Sarah's father was an altar boy growing up and almost went into the priesthood until he met and fell in love with her mother! God has always challenged us, pushed us to be better and only given us as much as I can handle. Faith and kindness are important to us; organized religion is not. When Sarah's father was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she read several books on how to support him, how to navigate the journey and how to manage the stress. In one of the first books, by an author who happens to be the father of Sarah's high school classmate, he wrote, “I am a big believer that God only gives you what you can handle.” We’ve really owned that ever since and believe it to be 100 percent true.

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Favorite Season Almost Upon Us!

As summer comes to a close and all the things we love about fall are finally here, we are optimistic and hopeful for the future, especially the season ahead! We live in Central New York, just outside of Syracuse. This time of year is when CNY shows off. From fall foliage to apple orchards, football and pumpkin pie, we love making the most of everything our community has to offer in the fall months. We have a lot of fun exploring CNY together, but can’t wait to show our little one what makes this area so special. What are some of the things we’re most excited to do in the fall with our child? Easy! Apple picking and pumpkin picking followed promptly by baking and eating! Hayrides and leaf peeping, watching football and making s’mores by the fire. These are just some of the things we can’t wait to do. And, because we are diehard Syracuse University fans, we can’t wait to show our child our beautiful campus. It comes alive in the fall with palpable energy, so much excitement and an optimism about what’s to come. Central New York won us over 9 years ago and we can’t wait for the coming years with a child to explore with!

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,

Sarah & Justin
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