Nicole & Ed

  • At the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Enjoying a walk
  • Bike Ride on the Henry Hudson trail
  • Visiting a winery
  • Our wedding day
  • With Ed’s family at a party
  • With Nicole’s brother, nieces, grandfather and parents
  • Girls night with Nicole and her two close friends
  • Nicole enjoying a Yankee game with her
    dad and grandfather
  • Ed with his godson at his baptism
  • At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
  • Summertime swimming at Nicole’s parent’s house
  • On a vacation in New Hampshire
  • Nicole’s friends for more than 20 years
  • On vacation in the Dominican Republic
  • Ed and his mom at Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn, NY
  • Enjoying the backyard
  • Spending time with Nicole’s brother and girlfriend
  • Our favorite feline, Gatsby
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Hi! We are Nicole and Ed. We’d first like to thank you for considering us. It’s impossible to imagine how difficult this decision is for you, and we celebrate your courage. We have always felt that this was our path to parenthood and couldn’t be happier to start this next phase of our life. To be able to share the love in our hearts with a child would simply be a dream come true.

About Us

We met online in 2008 and never looked back. Our first date was over dinner and we discovered our connection over a shared love of music, food, and family. We laugh often and love experiencing life together. We both enjoy the outdoors and often spend time in our yard where we grow herbs, vegetables and flowers. We also enjoy going for hikes, walks, and bike rides. Exercise and a healthy lifestyle are important to us and we find that it has helped us stay healthy and happy. Other things we enjoy are visiting wineries, catching baseball and soccer games, cooking together, reading, and of course spending time with our families and friends.
Ed is a creative, kind and hard-working person with a great mind for problem solving. He works in the audio-visual field and enjoys designing new multimedia spaces for his company. Ed works about 30 minutes from home and his company offers a full-day daycare on site. Ed enjoys gardening, music, history, reading, and going for a nice jog. Ed is incredibly dependable and patient and always puts family first.
Nicole is kind, empathetic, and funny. She is a loyal friend and the person people go to for advice or to share a laugh. Nicole loves to sing, play soccer, bicycle, cook, and read. Nicole enjoys spending time with family and creating new traditions. She works in healthcare IT and values that the work she does has an impact on patients’ lives. While her company is located in New York City, Nicole works from home everyday which is great for providing flexibility in her schedule

Life with our Friends and Family :

We both come from large families. Ed is Italian on both sides and Nicole is Cuban and Irish, but her Cuban side is what she knew most growing up. We see our families often and live within a short drive to both of our parents and siblings. Our two families also get along very well and most holidays are spent together as one big family. We have 4 nieces and love to spend time with them. Nicole was our oldest niece’s caretaker while she was in her Master’s program as well. It was a great time to be able to help her brother with childcare and focus on school at night. We also spend a lot of time with friends, enjoying holidays like Friendsgiving or birthday celebrations for both them and their children. Being “aunt” and “uncle” to our friends’ kids is a big joy in our lives. In the summertime we like to enjoy BBQs and swimming at Nicole’s parent’s house and in the cooler months we host our family and friends in our yard or try our hand at making homemade pasta with Ed’s family.

Our Home and Community:

We have lived in our single family home for 6 years. We love our covered back patio and big backyard. The elementary school is just up the street and there is a playground within a few minutes walk as well as county parks and beaches within a short drive from our home. There are lots of young, diverse, and friendly families in our neighborhood as well as neighbors who have lived in the community for more than 40 years. There are always kids riding bikes, playing hide and seek, and families enjoying walks together on any given day.

Our Message to You

Our child will always know that they are loved, supported and encouraged to be anything they want to be. They will know the joy of grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family and friends. We promise to provide a life full of adventures, ensure that they feel safe and secure, and help them along the way in finding their passions. We hope that you have a good understanding of who we are, what we value, and how we will parent. We sincerely thank you for considering us and wish you the same joy in your life that you may bring into ours.

Nicole & Ed

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