"I have known Andrea since birth (we are 4 months apart in age) as our mothers are sisters and we grew up spending loads of time together. Since we were little Andrea has been the "nurturer" in the family. She has a heart of gold that is filled with unconditional love and compassion and heavily sprinkled with laughter and joy. Andrea is a great role model who teaches never to give up on your dreams - proving this herself by deciding years after graduating from University to start over and become a successful veterinarian. We should have suspected this as she "rescued" every needy animal that crossed her way growing up and EACH was very special to her! Andrea is like a sister and as we became mothers together almost ten years ago, I have seen her take that heart and use it to become one of the most incredible mothers I know. She has raised a daughter who is responsible, compassionate, respectful and loving and the two of them together is magic. They are pure love. When Dennis joined the family it was like that missing piece that completes the puzzle. He compliments Andrea's loving and fun side and has seamlessly slipped into what once was the "dynamic duo" unit, loving Helena as naturally as if she was his own from day one. Dennis and Helena have found their own special way of navigating what some could consider an awkward situation of a "stepfather". He entered sensitive to the fact he was the "new person" in the family unit and by cleverly leveraging his patient, calm and yet persistent demeanor he won Helena over. Dennis strikes the balance of being the fun loving guy who will take Helena on great adventures, be it after school or out of the city, to setting guardrails to ensure the values Andrea built in the early years carry on as Helena grows up. Together Andrea, Dennis and Helena are a loving family and have a big part of their hearts still left to share. When Helena and my girls (I have three) are together it's like watching sisters. They play, laugh, sometimes fight a little :) but when the end of the visit comes tears are shed and loads of promises are made for a quick reunion. I have no doubt that Helena will be an incredible big sister and has so much to share and love to give. I love my cousin, Dennis and Helena deeply and am anxiously awaiting the day I can give a little piece of my heart to a new member of this incredible family! Sincerely, Daria Dolnycky "
Daria Dolnycky ENDORSED | Smart, Great Sense Of Humor, Nurturing, Athletic, Loving, Creative, Warm, Embrace Change, Loyal, Problem Solvers, Love To Travel, Happy, Responsible And Dedicated, Loving Family
"I have known Andrea for more than 35 years. We grew up together as family friends and attended the same Saturday Ukrainian school and youth group together. Over the years we have remained good friends. Andrea is a warm and caring person. She is smart, sympathetic, has a great sense of humor, and is always willing to lend support to friends and family. She is compassionate and has always had a big heart. She is an exemplary mother and her daughter Helena has grown up in a warm and supportive environment. Dennis is a warm, kind, level-headed, and a perfect match for Andrea. They complement each other in every way and have a relationship to be envied. They, along with their daughter Helena, are a strong family that is full of love, support, and respect. "
Anya Nawrocky ENDORSED | Smart, Great Sense Of Humor, Nurturing, Athletic, Loving, Creative, Warm, Embrace Change, Loyal, Problem Solvers, Love To Travel, Happy, Responsible And Dedicated, Loving Family
"There could not be a better choice than Andrea and Dennis for a loving and supportive family with all the opportunity in the world."
Adam, Erin, Isaac and Zola ENDORSED | Smart, Great Sense Of Humor, Athletic, Creative, Love To Travel, Responsible And Dedicated, Loving Family
"I highly and whole heartily recommend Andrea and my son Dennis as parents for an adoptive child. I can say this with great enthusiasm and love. Dennis and Andrea are two of the best people I have ever known they are highly successful professionally in their fields but, remain loveable, available, and humble. "
Beth Snyder ENDORSED | Smart, Great Sense Of Humor, Nurturing, Athletic, Loving, Creative, Warm, Embrace Change, Loyal, Problem Solvers, Love To Travel, Happy, Responsible And Dedicated, Loving Family
"I have known Andrea and Dennis for about 5 years. They are some of my favorite people. They are smart, caring, compassionate and good, loyal friends. They are amazing parents to Helena. They are involved in all aspects of her life and are so proud of all her accomplishments. They will be loving, involved, caring, responsible and doting parents to any child that enters their family. "
Jennifer Good ENDORSED | Smart, Great Sense Of Humor, Nurturing, Loving, Creative, Warm, Embrace Change, Loyal, Problem Solvers, Happy, Responsible And Dedicated, Loving Family
"Dennis and Andrea are very kind, patient, and responsible. Both are doctors of Veterinary medicine. They are also very compassionate and caring. They are great parents to the>r daughter Helena. I think they would be wonderful parents to a new child. We would be thrilled to have another grandchild to.love. "
Benda and Bill Trafny ENDORSED | Smart, Great Sense Of Humor, Nurturing, Athletic, Loving, Creative, Warm, Embrace Change, Loyal, Problem Solvers, Happy, Responsible And Dedicated, Loving Family
"Who knows Andrea better than her Mother?! I was always amazed how determined, hard working , and at the same time, what a very loving and giving person she is. I am proud of all her achievements , but where she shines most is as a mother. Always loving, nurturing and patiently teaching Helena as she grows. Andrea and Dennis complement each other seamlessly. Dennis is a terrific step-father who adds an extra dimension to Helena's life. He provides love, laughter, consistency, stability and great support for Andrea and Helena. Helena has inherited her mother's warm, kind and nurturing tendencies. She is the sweetest little girl and will be the most amazing big sister! Dennis and Andrea are wonderful parents. I know how lovingly and with open arms they would welcome any child into their family. "
Anna Alyskewycz ENDORSED | Smart, Great Sense Of Humor, Nurturing, Athletic, Loving, Creative, Warm, Embrace Change, Loyal, Problem Solvers, Love To Travel, Happy, Responsible And Dedicated, Loving Family
"I've known Andrea and Dennis for almost ten years now, when they both started working at the Animal Medical Center with me. There is no couple I could recommend more to become amazing, loving parents to a child in need, as they are already amazing, loving parents to Helena, who is one of the most incredible young women I've ever encountered. Andrea and I became friends quickly at work as we both share the same sense of humor, and love for animals and all things creative. To this day, she has become one of my closest friends, someone who has always been there for me in my time of need, not only in the good times. She is genuine, affectionate, and a truly unique and amazing friend, mother, and wife. Even though Andrea and I are so close, Dennis and I also carry a wonderful friendship. He is a very intelligent doctor, always sought after in the hospital for his expertise, but also for his kindness and humor. Even though Helena is not his own, you would never guess it from the amount of love and support he gives to her on a daily basis. He helps her with homework, takes her to and from school, and make sure she stays physically active. On a personal level, even though Andrea and I are such good friends, I consider Dennis a true friend as well. I do hope you consider Andrea and Dennis to become parents to a child in need of a loving, supportive, incredible family. I have no doubt they will raise him or her with as much warmth, devotion, and spirit as they do Helena. "
Michelle Albino ENDORSED | Smart, Great Sense Of Humor, Nurturing, Loving, Creative, Problem Solvers, Responsible And Dedicated, Loving Family