Photo from our wedding - it was a magical night.
How We Met
Conversation came easy. Joking around came easy. Sharing true opinions came easy. Neither of us felt we needed to hide who we were from each other, as some do.
We met six years ago when we were in our mid 30s while working at the same company in New York City. It was a big company and we didn't work in the same group so it wasn't overly risque. Our relationship evolved in somewhat of a traditional way, with one conversation turning into another, then we met for an after-work cocktail, and then went out for a proper date. After all the other dates we both went on in this big city, the one thing that stood out about us was that it was easy. Conversation came easy. Joking around came easy. Sharing true opinions came easy. Neither of us felt we needed to hide who we were from each other, as some do. After dating for two years, we moved in together. We got married in October of 2018. It was a beautiful wedding in the garden backyard of a restaurant we always loved. That night, we were surrounded by family, friends, little white lights, jazz music and sheer happiness. We would not have changed a thing.
Baking something delicious.
Say Hello to Kate
Kate is Loyal, Social, & Lighthearted.
I come from a big family of huggers and talkers. Oh, and eaters. The Italian side of me really comes through. I'm very loving, nurturing and goofy... possibly a tad stubborn at times.... And am a strong defender of those I care about. In our home, I'm traditionally the sous chef, but pull out the family recipe book to make meals and desserts here and there. I can be an introvert but love spending time with my family and friends. I take an almost annual girls trip - I think it is important to take time to focus on yourself, and have a partner that supports you on this. I'm a marketing professional but there was a time when I wanted to be a children's book author and I wrote a few short stories. Maybe one day I'll pick them up again and pitch them to a publishing house. From Kevin: Kate protects her loved ones like no one I've ever met. That and her kind heart is what first attracted me to her. Once my friends met her and asked to hang out with her with or without me, I knew she was special and I should stick around. Kate was made for being a mom, and the only thing missing from our life is the child we've both wanted for as long as we've been together.
Kevin enjoys woodworking.
Say Hello to Kevin
Kevin is Dedicated, Thoughtful, & Funny.
I tend to live in the moment and a few steps ahead, but I don't spend a lot of time worrying about the past or too far in the future, or about things out of my control. I love being in moments and places- restaurants, live music, sporting events, or any kind of travel, and we intend to make all of those opportunities a big part of this child's life. We want her or him to experience lots of different pieces of the world so they're prepared to thrive in it. At the same time, I love being at home, plotting a big meal, or just creating something out of what happens to be in the fridge. Some work out better than others, but the fun is in the challenge of trying to put the pieces together. From Kate: Kevin is an extremely thoughtful person. He's the first person to cook a meal for a friend who just had surgery or jump on a plane to see his best friend who had a baby. As soon as I get the sniffles, chicken soup is simmering on the stove. He also heads to Virginia to visit his parents whenever they need a little extra help. He's level headed, witty, and has a memory like no other! One day I want to sign him up for Jeopardy!
Thank you for learning a little about us.
We have a happy life together and want more than anything to hold our child in our arms.
We promise to love, cherish and respect you and your child. We'd ensure they know about their culture and have open communication around how their birth mother established this plan for us to be his or her parents. Our pledge to you is to provide this child with the love, stability and all the resources they'll ever need, and then some. We have a happy life together and want more than anything to hold our child in our arms. Kevin has his dad jokes ready and Kate has some baby items she can't wait to use. Now all we need is a little one to complete our family.