Meet Sela and Stephen
Life presents all of us with different journeys, and we feel lucky that our path may cross with yours in such a profound way.
We are in awe of your strength and compassion and are honored to be considered part of your child’s life. Life presents all of us with different journeys, and we feel lucky that our path may cross with yours in such a profound way. We want you to know that this means the world to us and we share in your desire to give your baby a life filled with love, support, and opportunities. We are a nurturing family with a lot of love to give, and we will love your baby with all our hearts.
Central Park Wedding
It’s been 6 years since we got married and we’ve continued to grow closer, becoming each other’s best friends.
We met in graduate school in 2005 in New York City, where we attended many courses together. Each semester, the class selection was organized by random lottery, and we kept being placed together, as if by fate. We noticed that we had a lot in common and became friends right away. We spent a lot of time together, at first grabbing coffees before class, then spending time outside school going to fun museums and movies, and just walking around the City deepening our connection. During our last semester we had a class trip to Tokyo and Hong Kong. While traveling with a large group, we quickly realized we were each other’s best travel buddy and our relationship blossomed while visiting these beautiful cities and sharing intense cultural experiences. We would sneak away from the group and steal precious moments visiting Mount Fuji and other cultural landmarks, and discovering so much about each other. Upon graduation we decided to live together, traveling and collaborating together, working in the City and building our life together surrounded with a network of close friends. As we grew closer to each other romantically, we also were each other’s best collaborators, leading us to start a business together. We were always together and thrived working and spending all our days in each other’s company. Our company took us to living abroad in Italy, where we built life-lasting friendships and grew together immensely learning the language and traveling throughout Europe. Upon returning to the US, we were invited to teach in different universities, which was the first time we had to live apart from each other. Not being together was difficult and we hated it! We spent our summers and breaks going back to Italy teaching in the summers and visiting Sela’s family in the Mediterranean. This distance made clear to us that we could not live apart from each other, and shortly after we decided to get married. We found teaching opportunities together in Stephen’s hometown, where we could be close to his parents. We love our families, and any chance we have to be close to them we enjoy it fully. Our wedding was the best day of our lives. After 8 years together, we got married in Central Park, surrounded by our closest family and friends, and random tourists from all over the world who got to see a New York wedding. It was a magical spring New York day, right after a rain shower, where the sun came out and everything was colorful and crisp. It ended up being a long celebration, ending with karaoke the next dawn! We followed the New York wedding with a second wedding in Sela’s home country for her extended family. This also was a fantastic night, lasting eight hours, filled with amazing traditional food, music, dancing, and tears of joy. It’s been 6 years since we got married and we’ve continued to grow closer, becoming each other’s best friends. We are architects, and we have great passion for design. Our business together continues to grow and takes us around the world for projects and presentations. We now live within driving distance to close family and are happy to be able to visit often and grow closer to them.
Us in Berlin
Why We're Here
We love our lives and are lucky to have all the love and opportunities we enjoy, and we have always wanted to share them with a child through adoption.
Since the beginning of our relationship we have considered growing our family through adoption. We love our lives and are lucky to have all the love and opportunities we enjoy, and we have always wanted to share them with a child through adoption. We have had infertility treatments, however our desire to adopt is not only motivated by infertility. After focusing on establishing our successful careers, in the recent few years we have felt readier than ever to grow our family and support a child, and we are excited to have the opportunity to do so through adoption.
Sela's Birthday Party
We will be this child’s rock.
We are thankful for this opportunity to share our story with you. We hope this gives you a glimpse into our full and blessed life together. But our story is just beginning, and we are so excited and can’t wait to share it with a new addition to our family. We will be this child’s rock. We will be there for all that life brings to him/her and provide a strong foundation from where he/she can thrive to their fullest.