"It takes a village to raise a child"

– African proverb

Thank you for taking time out of your day to learn about our family, why we are adopting and how you can join our village and become a part of our journey

Our Growing Family


I’ve been a Special Education Teacher for 11 years. I have always known that my career was going to be in education and to become a mommy.

When I am not teaching, I am spending time with our  beautiful, little family. We’ve always hoped for Layla to become a big sister. She will have a little brother or sister to grow with, laugh and bicker with, protect and love.  My relationship with my own siblings is the inspiration for wanting the same for Layla.

Due to the fact that I suffered 2 strokes in 2016, I was told that carrying another baby could be life threatening. We knew that Layla could be a big sister through adoption and we were not risking my health. Our family will be complete when we adopt our next child. I am excited to see our adoption adventure begin. 



I am a content creator for a tech company in the photography industry. I work from home, which has been an amazing thing as our daughter, Layla, has been growing up.

In addition to my day-to-day job, I am a photographer and Layla’s daddy. I get a lot of joy out of documenting our family’s growth on a daily basis.

I am looking forward to the future of our family and can’t wait to see Layla interacting with her sibling someday. Our family will be whole. 



I’m only 4, so I can’t write yet. So my mom and dad are writing this for me.

Our home is so loving – filled with daily hugs, kisses, stories and snuggles.

I enjoy spending time with my Mimi, Zayda, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and RaRa.

Going to the park is my favorite thing to do!

I am too young to understand the adoption process, but Mommy and Daddy are trying their best to explain it all to me on my level. 

I’m going to be the best big sister there is.

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

Joseph Campbell

How you can help

…something about our village…

Fundraiser Event

Garage Sale

Our family and friends are gathering together for a large garage sale to raise money for our adoption journey. Please come by to see our treasures.


It takes a village

Join our village. Be a part of our adoption journey. Every little bit of support helps.

Something to Wear

Shirts & More

We partnered with Bonfire to offer t-shirts, hoodies and tanks in many colors and sizes. All proceeds help our adoption journey.

Need a photographer?

Hire Scott!

Scott is a professional photographer, offering headshots, family portraits and cake smash sessions. Every client Scott photographs helps our adoption journey.


Something beautiful is on the horizon


Fundraising Process

Contact Us

Our Agency


Family Options of NJ
1602 Lawrence Avenue Suite 109
Ocean Township, NJ 07712