We are hoping to adopt a baby.

frontHello. We are James and Mara, a married couple from New York with two adopted children. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about us as you explore your options for your child. We know that you have many choices, and we thought it would be helpful to provide you with a snapshot of who we are and the kind of life that we can provide for any child. The most important thing we can tell you is that we both come from close knit families who are eager to welcome another child into their hearts. Both of our families, are a melting pot made of many different ethnic cultures and backgrounds. We also live in a very diverse community. We are confident that a child from any background would be warmly welcomed into our lives and accepted for who they are.

Our Family is very important to us. We know that families come in all shapes and sizes. Our two children Luke & Elizabeth were adopted at birth and are very excited to add a younger sibling to our family.  Our extended families have also been blessed by adoption both domestic and international on both sides. Like the city we live in, Our family is made up of people from all different cultures and backgrounds and are excited to welcome a new member from any walk of life.  We are hoping to grow our family through adoption one more time.


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This Is Us…



If anyone had told us years ago that we would meet our spouse and best friend on-line we wouldn’t have believed  them.  However that’s exactly what happened. Our first date was at a local sports bar where we watched the Stanley Cup Finals.  We were having so much fun being together we didn’t notice that the game had lasted almost 7 hours.  After that day we’ve rarely spent any time apart and we got married in February of  2010. In 2012 we welcomed our first child by adoption, our son Luke and 6 months later his sister Elizabeth was born and adopted by us.  Luke and Elizabeth have changed our lives for the better and we could not imagine our life without them. They would love nothing more than to have a younger sibling join our family through adoption just like they did.

We live in the suburbs about an hour from the center of New York City.  Our home is a 3 level townhouse in a lovely complex.  Our complex has many amenities and safety features that have made it the perfect place to raise our family.  We have made several friends in our complex and the surrounding areas and have family living within a short drive away.  We feel very secure and embraced by our community and we know that a new child will be welcomed into the neighborhood with open arms.

Even though we live so close to one of the largest cities in America city, our neighborhood provides us the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of small town living. There are an endless number of community activities at our fingertips and wonderful public facilities we can walk to from our home.  Quality schools, several large parks and playgrounds just to name a few.

In the photos below, you can get an up close feel for our local neighborhood.  You see us in front of our home.  Then you see what a block in our complex looks like.  We have also shown you our private pool in our development as well as the kiddie pool and a mini golf course at our nearest public park.  We really love where we live, and it brings out the kid in all of us!


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Contact Us Anytime:

We are always eager to talk with anyone who may be able to help us on our adoption journey.  The more people who interact with and share our page & blog, the better chance we have of being discovered by an expectant mother hoping to make an adoption plan for her child.  If you are pregnant and considering making an adoption plan for your unborn child, we would love to get to know you and work on an adoption plan with you.

We can be reached at anytime by:

Phone: (call or text): 1(646)503-7044

Our Email: jamesandmara2adopt@gmail.com


Or You can use this page to contact us.