Grateful for YOU

Sandy & Todd
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to learn more about us. Although we haven’t met, we have an incredible amount of compassion and respect for you as you face this difficult decision. Simply put, the selfless act of choosing an adoption plan for a child can't be easy.

If you choose us to parent your child, you can feel confident that they will always be loved and cared for by a family that cherishes each moment together.

Even taking a moment to consider this path is both admirable and brave. We’d like you to know that if you choose us to parent your child, you can feel confident that they will always be loved and cared for by a family that cherishes each moment together. Their education and passions will be supported and they’ll always have a safe place to call home. “Thank you” doesn’t even scratch the surface of our gratitude, and we promise to remind your child of your courage by letting them know about the incredible people who considered the needs of a very special child above their own.

You may notice in our pictures and albums two very special little boys. Gabe and Nate are sons from Todd's first marriage. They live less than 5 miles away, stay over every other weekend (more when school is out) and join us for two vacations a year. Todd coaches a lot of their sports teams and we speak to them every day on FaceTime. As Todd's Best Men in the wedding, they're incredibly excited for the opportunity to grow our family through adoption and are already discussing who gets to push the stroller first.

While our story together may include infertility, our incredible desire to adopt a child stems entirely on our love for children. We would be honored if you generously gave us the chance to become parents together. We are committed to providing a loving and supportive home for your child to thrive. To do that, Sandy plans to be a stay-at-home mom, so she can devote all of her time to the most important job in the world - raising a child. Adoption is something we have discussed for years as a means to grow our family and we’re so grateful to be on this journey.

We’d love the opportunity to learn more about you and your hopes, dreams and aspirations for your child, so please don’t hesitate to reach out. We've never adopted before and are seeking an open adoption with the opportunity to discuss whatever level of openness, contact and communication that you're comfortable with. We feel strongly that the more love a child receives, the more that child will thrive. We’re grateful for your bravery and consideration and hope to hear from you soon. No matter what decision you make, we wish you peace, joy and happiness.

With all our love,
Sandy & Todd
Married almost 5 years and getting closer each day.

Married almost 5 years and getting closer each day.

Our Story...

Like many couples these days, we met online. And although it‘s considered weird in today’s dating scene because of texting and social media, we actually talked on the phone before our first date. What surprised us both in that conversation was just how quickly and deeply we connected.

No matter what life throws our way, WE will get through it TOGETHER.

The call, which lasted a few hours, revealed that we had both suffered similar and tragic losses of our brothers. The truth is, we knew we had something special from that conversation and we were right. Our love is much deeper than most, but don’t be fooled, we also had a ton of fun dating. We went to restaurants, comedy shows, concerts, museums, sporting events and plenty of movies together.

Believe it or not, we got engaged on a TV show with 18 million watching! Todd rented an art gallery and filled it with Sandy's photography, pictures together and tons of rose petals (see photos section for more). It was a wonderful surprise and Sandy said YES. The wedding was just as magical, and we both said I DO.
 
Our marriage is fantastic and we grow closer each day. We’ve dealt with a lot in our time together, but we always say: “no matter what life throws our way, WE will get through it TOGETHER”. We’re deeply in love and enjoy every moment together.
Todd - Dad jokes for days. With Nate on his shoulders.

Todd - Dad jokes for days. With Nate on his shoulders.

All About Todd - By Sandy

Todd truly is the man of my dreams and I couldn’t be prouder to call him my husband. He has an uncanny ability to make people laugh, even in the hardest of times, and it’s his sense of humor and warm smile that make him an instant friend to anyone he comes in contact with. I’ve never met anyone that can shake your hand hello and hug you goodbye after just one conversation.

It’s his sense of humor and warm smile that make him an instant friend to anyone he comes in contact with.

He is the most generous, thoughtful, caring and supportive person I’ve ever known.

He also happens to be a ton of fun. Todd is creative and always plans unique adventures. He loves Game Of Thrones, comedy and funny movies and his belly laugh is contagious. His passions vary from music to sports, and that allows him to debate almost anyone on why the Beatles are still amazing and the Yankees aren’t. He loves chocolate peanut butter shakes, chicken pot pie and of course warm blueberry pie.

Todd is definitely a man’s man, but his willingness to show his soft side is what makes him a real man in my eyes. He shows up for his family and community like no one else. He is on the board of Make-A-Wish, creates fundraiser rock concerts for friends with ALS, teaches an after school program for underprivileged NYC high school children and has volunteered his time to help rebuild houses after hurricane Sandy. He has risen to the top of the advertising industry as a respected business leader, and through it all, always remembers to come home for dinner together and help do the laundry. Todd is a wonderful man and I know he’ll be a great father because he’s already amazing at it with two sons from a previous marriage.
Sandy - Caring, compassionate, warm and fun!

Sandy - Caring, compassionate, warm and fun!

All About Sandy - By Todd

Sandy is the most amazing woman I’ve ever met and I still don’t understand how I won the jackpot by being able to call her my wife. She’s kind, caring, sweet, creative and fun, but above all else, Sandy’s heart is what makes her extraordinary. Whether it’s caring for me, our family, friends, or even our dogs Daisy and Lilly, Sandy never hesitates and goes out of her way to help others with that amazing smile of hers.

She’s kind, caring, sweet, creative and fun, but above all else, Sandy’s heart is what makes her extraordinary.



Sandy’s creativity and passions are always on display in our house. She’s an incredible cook, expressing her emotions through meals she creates. She has the largest collection of cookbooks I’ve ever seen and keeps us active and healthy with a kitchen that often reminds me of a produce store. Sandy is also a fantastic photographer, having a keen ability to capture moments and moods you might not expect. She keeps music playing in the house – usually classic rock or hip-hop - and is always thinking of projects, games and adventures we can experience together. What really makes Sandy so much fun is that she never says no to adventure! Whether it’s ATV riding through the jungle, playing with baby tigers, taking a helicopter ride, going on a ghost tour or any other weird or whacky idea I have, she’s always game and we always have fun together.

Sandy’s maternal instinct is stronger than any woman I’ve ever met and I know she’ll be an amazing mother to a child, because she’s been an incredible “Sprinkle Mom” to my sons from a previous marriage (the boys think “stepmom” sounds like she should be mean, and since everyone loves sprinkles, they changed it).
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