Mary Ann & Kevin

Facts Father-to-Be Mother-to-Be  
First Names Kevin     Mary Ann
Religion Catholic Catholic
Ethnic Background Caucasian Caucasian
Education/Degree BS, MBA BS, MBA
Profession Finance Marketing
Our Story

Our first meeting was a blind date in Summit, NJ on a snowy evening in February, 2007.  We fell in love and became one on New Year’s Day 2009.  Our wedding slogan was “A New Year, A New Beginning” and was attended by many family and friends.

Both of us have worked hard to build successful careers, in finance and healthcare respectively.  Kevin loves investing and Mary Ann knows a lot about cutting edge oncology drug development.  Through achievement and setting good examples for others, we’ve both become leaders. 

Kevin has been one to always focus on academics.  As an only child, he was given the opportunity to study hard and make the most of his opportunities.  His parents were immigrants to the US from Ireland.  His father died too young due to an accident.  His mother worked doubly hard to make sure that Kevin was blessed with a loving home and support so that he could pursue his educational and career dreams.   

Mary Ann also grew up in NJ and is close to her parents.  She did very well in school.  Her parents exposed Mary Ann and her sister to many experiences growing up: 4-H, color guard, skiing, and travel. 

 
Family Life

Many of our values and traditions come from our families and faith.  We are practicing Catholics.  Our marriage is based on love, God, mutual respect and kindness.  We believe that through God all things are possible. 

We deal with issues that may arise through effective communication and compassion.  One of us can always count on the other for support during life’s difficult moments. 

We are godparents to multiple children and have been for many years.  Mary Ann has one sister who has three children ages 12, 9 and 2.  We spend a lot of time with the children.  They are eager to welcome a new cousin, playmate and lifelong friend to the family.  Kevin is a godparent to several children including one cousin in Ireland.  He has many uncles and aunts and cousins both in the US and Ireland and we travel frequently to see them.

Every summer we rent a house for extended family at the Jersey Shore.  It is truly a kids’ paradise: our nieces and nephews love it as much as we do!  It’s the best family time of the year because we are all together for 7-14 days.  Sometimes we escape for a dinner alone, but we always bring back ice cream for the team!

 
Lifestyle

We have complementary personalities.  We both were studious and high-achievers in school and work.  Mary Ann is free-spirited: she loves action, including skiing, ziplining and ocean kayaking.  Kevin also enjoys outdoor activities but is more low-key and is just as happy as a spectator at college football or basketball games.

We enjoy travel.  We've visited many places together including Ireland, Alaska, and the Caribbean.  Mary Ann has been to Russia, Greece and Hungary, which is where her grandparents were from.  She loves learning about culture and history, and of course food!  We are always up for an adventure.  We are looking forward to one day soon having another member of our family join us to explore the world!

We live in a very family-friendly town with many great resources: terrific for young families.  We rescued two dogs a few years ago.  Their names are Chester and Seamus.  The guys love long walks and car rides looking at the beautiful scenery throughout New Jersey. 

We also volunteer.  Mary Ann has worked at a nearby food pantry and serves on the Board of a women’s shelter.  

 
Adoption

We support open adoption and want the birth parents to be comfortable communicating with us.  We are aware of the sacrifice that a birth mother makes to ensure the best care and future for her child.  We are blessed and happy to assume that responsibility and grateful to the birth mother for entrusting us.  You forever will be a part of our family.

We believe that children thrive when they are nurtured lovingly by their parents and given the freedom and opportunity to explore and find their strengths, interests, and loves. 

We promise to you to provide a safe, stable home filled with love, laughter and opportunities to explore and learn.  We are excited to share our hearts and ourselves with a very special child.  We are quite loving, kind and compassionate.  We wish to raise our children empowered with similar values. 

Having several close friends who have adopted children has been helpful in our journey to becoming adoptive parents. 

 
Favorites Father-to-Be Mother-to-Be  
Genre of Music Rock/Pop International
Favorite Magazine Golf Digest Vogue
Favorite Holiday   Christmas Christmas
Favorite Dessert Mary Ann's Apple Pie Chocolate Cake
Mac or PC? PC Mac
Coffee or Tea? Tea Tea
Eat in or Dine out? Eat in Eat in
Early Riser or Night Owl? Early Riser Night Owl
Theme Song "Ain't no mountain high enough" "Always"
     
 
Best Wishes,

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us.  To be able to adopt a child would be an incredible blessing. 

We are aware of your difficult and selfless decision.  We are sensitive to your needs.  If you feel we might be a good match, please contact us.  We are here for you to provide support as you make your decision and are happy to speak with you and share information.   

We think often of the following quote: “You have given someone the gift of life, and someone else a child to love.” 
- Author unknown

 


 
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