|Our Education||Bachelors of Science in Biology, Masters of Science in Healthcare Management, Masters of Arts in Executive Leadership Studies||Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Masters of Arts in Executive Leadership Studies|
|Our Professions||School District Administrator, Former Science Teacher||Fifth Grade Teacher|
|Stay-At-Home||No||Yes, until children start kindergarten. |
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian and Middle Eastern (Egyptian)||Caucasian and Hispanic (Puerto Rican)|
|Some of Shay & Kristy's Favorites
|Favorite Food||Chicken Tikka-Masala||Breaded Chicken Cutlets|
|Favorite Dessert||NY Cheesecake ||Brownies|
|Favorite Holiday||Halloween or July 4th ||Christmas|
|Favorite Movie||Stepbrothers||ELF and the Little Mermaid|
|Favorite Show||Game of Thrones||The Good Place|
|Favorite Hobbies||Family Time & Home Improvement ||Family Time & Travel|
|Favorite Color||Navy Blue ||Yellow|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
One of the great things about our marriage is that we have very similar priorities and interests. Both of us believe that God and our family (which includes children!) are the most important things in our lives, and spending time with family and friends is definitely our number one. We both love traveling, teaching, cooking, and real estate. We enjoy learning about different cultures, languages, traditions, histories, and of course, the food! Kristy likes crafting, decorating, design, and fashion. Shay enjoys home improvement and gardening, and always has a project to make our house more beautiful or functional in the works.
We were both raised in religious Christian households and our faith is an important part of who we are. Kristy was raised Catholic and Shay was raised in both the Coptic Orthodox and Catholic Churches. We believe that God has a plan for everyone and everything. From bringing us together, to the birth of our daughter, and being called to the miracle of adoption to grow our family, we trust in his plan and look forward to what’s in store.
|Our Musical Interest|
Our musical interests are a reflection of our experiences and cultures. Our playlists will often bounce around from classical to reggaeton, Frank Sinatra, late 90s east coast rap, Arabic dance, alternative rock, and Kristy’s lists will almost always include some country music. Since music is a reflection of our family, music from your child’s background will definitely be added to the mix!
|About Our Home|
We have a 3500 square foot, 5-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home in a beautiful area. The house sits on over a half acre with a big backyard complete with a fig tree. The kitchen overlooks the family room and breakfast nook, allowing for family time even when one of us is cooking up dinner. The living room has a 2 story, wood-burning, stone fireplace, perfect for boardgame evenings in front of the fire. We recently renovated the backyard to provide more room for children to run, kick around a ball, and play. The nursery gets a ton of natural light and is right beside the master bedroom for when your child is ready to move out of the bassinet. There will be lots of opportunities to meet all the other kids in the neighborhood since our house is less than half a block from the neighborhood playground. A huge, 2 story deck is perfect for grilling and sharing a delicious meal in the fresh air.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 12 months old
We would be so excited to welcome twins, and even triplets, into our family!
We would be very excited to welcome a sibling group into our family with the oldest up to 2 years old.
We are thrilled to welcome a child (or children) into our hearts through adoption. We cannot wait to love and support your child as they grow up, spend time nurturing their interests, and teaching them to be wonderful adults. We promise to respect the level of contact that you are comfortable with.