Dan and Kat - Ellen Kaplan Adoptions
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Dan and Kat

“We want to adopt because we know that we can provide a safe, loving, and inclusive home for a child. We’re a caring, goofy, adventurous pair, and we can’t wait to grow our family!”

Location: Massachusetts

Ages: 37 and 38

Religion: Jewish/Christian

Professions: Assistant Baseball Coach/Senior Creative Director

Other Kids: None

Preferences: Caucasian, Either Gender, Newborn up to 6 months

How We Met: We met 8 years ago in NYC. Our first date was at the Boat Basin on the Hudson River where Dan brought a shopping bag with 4 brand new books–Kat instantly knew he was a keeper. Laughter is a constant in our lives, and we tell each other “I love you” every single day. We have a 4 ½ year-old rescue dog named Otter. He is clever, curious, energetic, and snuggly. We rescued Otter when he was 10 weeks old. For the past 4 1/2 years, he has continued to teach us patience and compassion. He’s a constant reminder for us to embrace our silliness and to always make time for play.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: We are a supportive, affectionate household with room (and love) to share with a child. Dan is loyal, considerate, self-disciplined, and hard-working. He has such a big heart, and always prioritizes his family above all else. Kat is imaginative, crafty, warm-hearted and detail oriented. Kat is also a tremendous listener and shows deep empathy and kindness. What makes our partnership work is that we can find the humor in any situation. That’s what makes it so much fun to go through life together!

Our Hobbies and Interests: One of our favorite things to do is putting on a playlist and cooking dinner together. Travel is one of our shared passions, and every year we take a trip either to a favorite spot or to explore some place new. Our adventures sometimes take us to foreign countries, and sometimes they’re more local, like a museum or movie theater. Nothing beats curling up on the sofa with each other to watch the next episode in whatever show we’re hooked on at the moment.

Why We Want to Adopt: Considering adoption is not something we have done lightly. We want a child, but we have struggled with infertility, and we know that there is more than one way to make a family. We want to adopt because we know that we can provide a safe, loving, and inclusive home for a child. We’re a caring, goofy, adventurous pair, and we can’t wait to grow our family! Our promise is that we will fill your child’s life with unconditional love, acceptance, guidance, and ample opportunities for them to become the brilliant human they are meant to be.

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