- New York -
Hello, we're Rose and Joe from New York. Thank you for spending some time getting to know us! We are happily married and have been together for over 7 lucky years. Joe is an environmental engineer, and Rose is a psychotherapist. We enjoy spending time with our family, whether grilling during the summer or hosting family game nights in the winter. We also have two chonky, potato-sized Toy Poodles named Ginger and Kiwi.
Sitting down to write this letter has been one of the most important things we’ve had to do because there are so many things we want to say. We’re grateful for your time and humbled that you’re considering us as parents to your little one.
What started as a chance encounter at a BBQ over 7 years ago has become a forever love. We share similar values, such as out-joking each other and pretending we like to fold laundry. We both knew children would be a part of our family structure and after a diagnosis of infertility, we decided not to nurse our wounds but work harder for what we wanted. We are both honored to have grown up with adopted family members, so there was never a second thought about adopting a precious child.
We can’t imagine the feelings you’re experiencing, but please know we support you and honor the level of openness you want throughout this process. We may not have all of life’s answers, but we know one thing, we’re honored to have you here.
Rose & Joe
Everyone has good and bad days, whether a child or an adult. As hopeful parents, we believe in showing our child love and patience. Little ones will have days when they feel grumpy, angelic, or just chill. We hope to embrace those moods by providing a nurturing environment where they feel safe and heard.
Also, we believe balancing discipline and consequences with conversation and understanding is important. We want our little one to understand it’s okay to make mistakes and teach them how to be accountable for their actions. The most important goal with our little one is to make sure they feel loved and safe to process their emotions. Our parents raised us with an open-door policy where we could talk about anything, and we plan to extend that same acceptance to our child.
When people hear we live in New York, they get excited or give us a side-eye. What we can tell you about our home is that we’ve picked the perfect location to live in New York.
Our home is located thirty minutes outside New York City, with ample green space. Our small town is home to families who want a quiet life or a few millennials who need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. We have a beautiful home with large windows that overlooks our spacious backyard. We consider ourselves minimalist, so our home has just the right amount of furniture, including a comfy sofa and a lush area rug. Our backyard is a second home because we spent our first summer putting nothing but sweat and long days into replanting and growing the perfect space. Now, we spend most of our days grilling for family and friends or watching our two potato-sized pups running around.
In the future, we envision a precious little one who will enjoy cuddling on our sofa and rolling around on the rug. We’re excited to fill the backyard with a swingset complete with a built-in tree house and slide. And we hope to have two little tiny feet chasing our pups around in the yard.
Nothing excites us more than the thought of turning the room adjacent to ours into a nursery! We like to imagine the room decorated with a beautiful wooden crib styled with warm and comforting colors. We would like to secure a bookcase in one corner and fill it with favorite childhood books, including Good Night Moon and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. We are big readers and look forward to the moments we can cuddle up in a cushioned rocking chair with the little one. We would like the nursery to have a large area rug that is soft enough for a little tummy to lay on. Our goal is to make the nursery safe for a growing baby where they feel comfortable enough to sleep, cuddle, or play.
Most importantly, we are hopeful that when it’s time to design the nursery, you would share your vision so we can incorporate it into a loving and safe space.
Hello, we’re Kiwi and Ginger, Toy Poodle sisters (and secret ninjas)!
We adopted our human parents a few years ago, making them the luckiest fur parents around town. My sister Ginger and I are always on our best behavior unless there’s a piece of chimken hanging around. Our parents enjoy taking us on road trips, to the dog park, and visiting our grandparents (our Grandpa always sneaks us extra chimkem!). We are excited to meet our baby brother or baby sister because we believe it’s important to start chimken “stealing” training asap. Also, our favorite hobby is cuddling, and we can’t wait to cuddle with our new baby sibling.
We are lucky to have a caring and loving family in our lives. Both of our families live in the New York area, so we get to enjoy frequent visits with them. Our dads get a kick out of swapping grilling recipes, and our moms love to shop ’til they drop! Rose has one younger brother with whom she enjoys going to baseball games, and Vishaal has two older brothers he loves camping with.
During the summer, we enjoy having everyone over for barbeques and, in the winter, cozy family dinners. We also enjoy game nights, bowling, and out-of-town trips together. You’ll find nothing but laughter and love when our families meet up!