Nimah & Lora

, Nimah and Lora

“Adoption has always been part of our family plan ever since we began talking about having children.

Location: Massachusetts

Ages: 41 and 42

Religion: Christian

Professions: Professor/Teacher

Other Kids: 1 daughter

Preferences: African American, Either Gender, Up to 12 months of age

How We Met: We met 17 years ago after being introduced by mutual friends from college.  From that point on, we have been inseparable!  We have lived all over the world and from coast-to-coast of the US.  Through it all, we remain each other’s best friend and biggest supporter.  We just have fun together and this is a great strength in our relationship.  We can laugh at ourselves, laugh together, and find ways to laugh every day.  We approach each day with hope and optimism about what the future holds.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other:  Nimah is a hard-working, caring and thoughtful person.  He has a light-hearted personality and is always trying to make others smile and laugh.  He is a devoted father who loves planning new family adventures.  Lora is a kind and compassionate person with a positive spirit.  She is a dedicated mother and teacher with a life-long passion for education.  We are both very committed to our marriage and our family.  Becoming parents to our daughter has become the greatest joy in our lives, and we feel that each day together as a family is truly a gift.

Our Hobbies and Interest:  We love to travel, explore, and experience new things.  As a family, we have traveled together to England, Switzerland, Canada, and throughout the US.  We love listening to music, watching movies, going to museums, visiting libraries and bookstores, and trying out new restaurants and coffee shops.  When the weather is nice, we love to go for nature walks, to the beach, or drive to the mountains nearby.  Though we maintain active lifestyles, we also love just staying home and cooking a delicious meal together.  We love being parents and our life is very family-focused.

Why We Want to Adopt:  Adoption has always been part of our family plan ever since we began talking about having children.  We both grew up with very close adopted cousins (four in total) and saw the joys that adoption brings to a family.  We adopted our daughter when she was 3 days old, and it has been the most wonderful experience of our lives.  Every day with her is more special and fun than the last.  We very much want her to have a sibling, and we too would love another child to complete our family.