We've been together since 2004, were married in 2010 and, in 2014, welcomed our son Jackson through an open private adoption. That moment forever changed us for the better, and has enabled us to grow stronger as a couple as we learn to parent such an amazing little boy. We strive to provide Jackson with consistency, patience, love, and adventure to nurture him and help him find his way to becoming the best person he can be. We know that Jackson will make a terrific big brother to a little baby brother or sister - he is gentle, caring, and takes pleasure in sharing his toys. We have instilled in him the virtues of manners, patience, and respect as we feel these are very important for even the youngest little ones to learn. We are so proud of Jackson's accomplished and all that we have learned as parents over the past four years.
Family is so important to us both and that is why we bought our home on Long Island close to our parents (both sets of parents have been married for over 40 years and live close by), grandparents, Artie's sisters, and nieces and nephews. We take great pride in our home, which is a comfortable, inviting, and safe environment to raise a family.
We also keep in touch with Jackson's birth mother and her family, and we consider them a part of our extended family. They are very supportive of us wanting to adopt again and think it would be great for Jackson to have a brother or sister.
Kelly is a lawyer on Long Island and works a flexible part-time schedule to balance time at home. Her law firm is consistently voted a top firm for working moms and provides ample time off to care for a new child.
Artie is an accountant in New York City and can work from home so he doesn't miss family events or helping out when needed. These are careers we both enjoy and which we think suit us very well - Artie jokes that Kelly can win any argument and Kelly jokes that Artie can be painfully precise. We both agree, however, that our most important job is being parents and we promise to give it 100% every day for the rest of our lives.
We love to travel, and have already taken family trips to Florida, South Carolina, a Caribbean Disney cruise, and across the country to Arizona where Jackson reunited with his birth family. Our goal is to see all 50 states together as a family - and explore other parts of the world too.
We both grew up with pets and feel that they, like children, help make a house a home. We have two dogs (Rocky and Samson), a black cat named Night who we rescued as a kitten over 10 years ago, and recently added six chickens to our backyard. Our pets are a special part of our lives and they have also helped teach Jackson responsibility as he helps to feed and walk them.
We have proudly started the foundation for what we think will be a wonderful future - and hope to build upon that by adding a child (or children) to our loving family.
Please call, text, or email to learn more about us - we would love to learn more about you too!