|Education/Degree||Bachelor’s Degree||Bachelor’s Degree|
|Profession||Technology & Gaming||Finance|
Hi! We are Karl and Desmond, and we are excited that you are taking the time to get to know a little about us. We hope that this profile will give you a good idea of who we are and the warm, loving world that we can provide for a child.
We met online a little over 8 1/2 years ago and had our first date at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. From our very first date, we knew that we were meant to be together. After dating for three years, we got married in 2016 and bought our first home together later the same year.
We love to travel and have done so for most of our adult lives. Together, we have been to Rome, Malta, London, Pisa, Florence, and all over the United States. We can't wait to start traveling together as a family. We want to share the world with your child.
Desmond grew up in Alabama, and Karl is from Malta, an island in the Mediterranean Sea. Although we grew up in two different worlds, our values and traditions are almost mirror images of each other. Family and friends are extremely important to us and we spend as much time as possible with them, especially since we both love holidays. We believe in spending quality family time and we try our best to have dinner each night at the dining table.
We are both avid cooks and spend a lot of time cooking together. Karl enjoys baking and preparing Mediterranean, Italian, and Indian foods. He even loves to make authentic Maltese sausage, Maltese bread, and Maltese cheese called "Gbejniet." Desmond enjoys grilling, making Southern food, Chinese food, and the occasional "fancy meal." His specialties are Cajun turkey, Kimchi stuffed duck, fresh turnip greens, and black-eyed peas.
We also enjoy going to concerts, seeing movies, shopping, listening to music, working on house projects together and simply hanging around the house together and chatting.
We have an 8 year old furry daughter, Bianca, a Yorkshire terrier mix. We rescued her from a rough situation in Alabama when she was just a few weeks old and have loved her since. She loves long walks, cuddling with us, begging for treats and she believes she’s a person.
Desmond according to Karl:
Desmond is a kindhearted, quick-witted, Southern gentlemen who is a lot of fun to be around! He studied acting and directing in college and spent several years working as a professional actor on stages all over the United States. Desmond performed in everything from opera to musical theater, ballet, and Shakespeare productions. He now works as an executive administrator at one of the leading investment bank in Manhattan, NY.
In his free time, Desmond enjoys reading, going to operas, seeing plays, and doing DIY projects around the house. He is also a fan of history and enjoys going to museums, watching documentaries, and traveling to historical places. Desmond is the life of the party and quite literally loved by everyone! He has so much love to give and he would make an excellent father!
Karl according to Desmond:
Karl is a hardworking, family-oriented, kind, and loving sweetheart! Originally from Malta, Europe, he moved to the United States almost nine years ago and became a citizen shortly after that. Karl attended college in Europe and has been working in the online gaming world for the past 12 years. He is fluent in English, Italian, and Maltese, with a working knowledge of Spanish.
In his free time, Karl enjoys going to concerts, watching funny movies, reading, trying new recipes, and gardening in the summer. From the first moment I met Karl, I knew he would make an amazing father and I can’t wait to experience this moment with him. Karl is full of life and wakes up each day ready to take on the world. He has one of the biggest hearts I have ever experienced, and his capacity to love knows no bounds.
A little over three years ago, we fell in love with this four-story, Colonial-style house in suburban New Jersey and decided to call it our home. Only a few miles away from New York City, our home is in a quiet, family-friendly, culturally diverse, and safe community, with one of the best school systems in the state of New Jersey. We live on a quiet, tree-lined street, and we are close to parks, well-maintained public pools, hiking trails, and sports facilities. Also, we are close enough to Manhattan to be able to take full advantage of the world-class museums, the arts, and various learning opportunities.
We hope to develop a continual relationship with you as your baby grows up to ensure that there are no mysteries and that they grow up in an environment of honesty and transparency. We are open to establish a relationship, keep the line of communication open and to see how the relationship develops naturally as the years progress. We are comfortable with staying in contact with you through as many letters/emails and pictures as you would like to see and meeting at the annual Family Options picnic.
Your courage to make an adoption plan for your child is truly admirable and we would be honored with the opportunity to raise your child. We are grateful to you for considering us for this amazing journey.
We believe that it is vital for the child to grow up understanding their roots and with a clear connection to their biological history, customs, and traditions, as well as our own. We both value diversity and are from completely different worlds than each other. Our child will be surrounded by people from multiple countries, being exposed to a myriad of languages, traditions and cultures.
|Genre of Music||R&B and Pop||Classical|
|Childhood memory||Weekends at the beach in Malta||Holidays with the family|
|Quote||”Be yourself; everyone else is already taken” Oscar Wilde||“If music be the food of love, play on” William Shakespeare|
|Subject in school||Italian||History|
|TV show||Will and Grace||Game of Thrones|
|Movie||Life is beautiful||The Color Purple|
|Bedtime story||Goodnight moon||Rapunzel|
|Dessert||Apple pie||Ice Cream|
|Actor||Sandra Bullock||Sir Anthony Hopkins|
|Video Game||Tomb Raider||Tetris|
|Sport to watch or play||Soccer||Football|
|Author||Dan Brown||E. L. Doctorow|
|If your life was a theme song what would it be?||Fantasy||Who’s the boss?|
|Mac or PC?||PC||PC|
|Coffee or Tea?||Coffee||Tea|
|Eat in or Dine out?||Dine Out||Dine Out|
|Early Riser or Night Owl?||Early Riser||Night Owl|
Thank you for taking the time to review our profile and for the honor of considering us as parents for your child. We hope that in this profile we have given you an idea of what your baby’s future will look like if you entrust us to parent them.
If we are lucky enough for you to choose us, we promise to honor you and always let your child know of the tremendous amount of courage it took to decide to allow us to parent them. We promise that your child will always be loved, well cared for, respected, and treasured. We will always surround your baby with fun, music and art, great food, exciting travel, and the best educational opportunities we can provide. They will grow up surrounded by a loving family, and a diverse international circle of close family friends.
We will do our best to give them every advantage possible in life, but most importantly, we promise that we will do everything in our power to ensure that they grow up to be a kind, loving, and considerate human being.
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