FC: Alexa and Brielle | CARY & JOSE | An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break.
1: Dear Birthmother/Birthfather, How can we thank you for what you are doing? I do not think we ever could, but our daughter would probably suggest a “big hug and to make that noise when you squeeze”. Let us start by saying, we respect your courage and strength for the road you have chosen and, because of this, we are excited to share with you our family and our dreams of becoming adoptive parents and siblings. We have so much to offer as a family and immeasurable room left in our hearts to love this child. We promise to provide love, adventure, happiness, and excitement at every turn. We also promise to provide a close knit family to grow with that will encourage individuality, confidence, and compassion which will allow our children to grow into the beautiful people we know they are and will become. Thank you for considering our family. We hope as you read our profile you are able to glance into our lives and our hearts. Love, Cary, Jose, Lex, and Brie
2: About Us: | We are Cary, Jose, Alexa, and Brielle. We met 13 years ago while attending the same college. The story of how we met will differ depending on who you ask, but basically, Jose did not want Cary and her friends living in his dorm (the rugby dorm). Cary did not listen to his pleas to find a new place to live and the rest is history. A few months later, we were dating and have been inseparable ever since. We married in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on the beach at sunset, surrounded by family and friends. | We knew from the early days of dating that we wanted a big family and felt that adoption would play an integral part in building our family. Five months into our marriage, we found out we were pregnant with Alexa. Alexa is our sunshine! Nothing gets her down. She is such a great big sister. She always wants to be with her little sis “Beez” (That’s her nickname for Brielle). We have explained adoption to her and she is excited to have a new brother or sister. Brielle is our youngest child. She is paradise bottled up in a little body. She can light up a room with her smile and make all your worries disappear. Her smile and happy nature make our world a better place. We know that she will be an amazing big sister as well.
3: Our Home We live in a lake community in the mountains of New Jersey. We think our hometown is one of the best New Jersey has to offer. Cary grew up in the town and knew that it was the perfect place to raise a family. Hiking, boating, swimming, and skiing are minutes away. We live in a 4 bedroom house on a quiet street. The quiet is broken every day after school when the neighborhood children get off the bus. The streets fill with laughter and play as the kids run from yard to yard chasing each other (or deer), they swing on the swings, or ride scooters down the hill. When we get the urge to do something different, New York City is 45 minutes away and we love to show the kids the sights especially at Christmas time.
4: Jose | Jose grew up in New York City. He is the youngest of two children. Jose enjoys travel, hockey, video games, boating, reading, and anything with computers. Jose attended a small university in New Jersey and majored in Computer Science. He started his own computer consulting business 3 years ago and has built it from the ground up. He currently develops intellectual property and works from home. He vows never to step foot in an office again! He enjoys working at home and likes to be able to see the kids during the day. | Cary grew up in a small town in northern New Jersey. She is the eldest of two children. She enjoys travel, playing soccer, boating, walking, reading, and crafts. Cary received an undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and Deaf Education, followed by a Masters in Speech Language Pathology. She works in an elementary school with children who have speech-language and/or developmental delays. She now loves her job and enjoys watching the strides the children make every day! | Cary | Jose
5: Alexa | Our beautiful daughters dance across the hearts of the people they meet. They love to vacation with us and spend their free time outside. Lex is our sunshine. Her smile lights up our world and her love is amazing. She loves to play ball, search for pine cones, play in leaves, and ride her bike. She has a group of friends she sees several times a week. They spend hours laughing and playing. She goes to preschool and wakes up excited to go (Can this go on forever?). forever???). | Brie's laugh is contagious and it seems like she never stops laughing! She fills our heart with joy every second of every day. Her favorite activity is whatever her big sis is doing but, she's always ready for a walk on the beach or to play "soccer". She loves to be outside and will spend hours trying to catch ants and butterflies. Our fun and crazy adventures are just getting started and we hope to have another sibling join us for the ride! To us, the world revolves around our children! They are such loving people and are so excited to open their hearts to their new brother or sister. | Brielle
6: Our Family | Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! | We both consider ourselves lucky to have close knit families that are caring and supportive. We visit each other often and spend every holiday with both sides of the family. It is both fun and crazy! We have homes away from home in Florida and South Carolina where some of the family lives.
7: We are surrounded with family and love.... | Aunts and Uncles, Nieces and Nephews, Grandparents & The Greats! | Chloe | Great Poppi | Abuela | Abuelo | Sugar | Great Gigi | Pa, Jose, Uncle Steve, & Pop Pop | Aunt Maura | Pop Pop
8: Our Friends | If we had to sum up friendship in one word, it would be comfort.
9: Some are old and some are new....all are loved. | We live active lives and enjoy our friendships. Many of our friends “in town”, Cary has known since elementary school. We enjoy watching our children become friends with theirs. We also have a group of dear friends that we met in college. We are spread all over New Jersey, but try to get our families together every month or so. Both groups of friends gather for our children's birthday parties and holidays.
10: Our Adventures | We enjoy vacationing and travel as often as we can. We love to pick a new place to go each time so that we have a chance to explore new sights and feel the new sand between our toes. The kids are now part of every adventure we take...
11: When we are on the vacation you will often find us searching for sand dollars and conch in the surf , scouring the sea for treasures, or touring the historic sites of the cities.
12: Cary enjoys lazy family days, travel, playing soccer, boating, walking, reading, and crafts. | Jose enjoys family outings, travel, hockey, video games, boating, reading, and anything with computers.
13: Alexa enjoys reading, playing outside, boat rides, riding her bike, tag, and hanging out with her sister. | Brielle enjoys the outdoors, swimming, listening to stories, playing instruments, and snuggle time.
20: Waiting for our new addition...
21: Thank you for viewing our book! We hope that our words and photos have given you a quick peek into who we are as a family. We are excited to shower a new, precious, child with love and laughter. Words cannot express how grateful we are that you are considering our family. Love is the foundation on which to grow and our family has so much love to give! Love, Cary, Jose, Alexa, & Brielle