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A Letter from Dan & Trish

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us better.

We have been together 15 years and have been married for 10 years. We met at work and believe one of our strengths is our ability to balance each other with any trials life brings our way. Despite not being able to have children of our own due to infertility, we believe that it has made us a stronger couple and will make us even better parents. We look forward to learning more about you!



About Us

Together, we enjoy camping, hiking, and spending time down by the lake. We look forward to sharing with your child our love of nature, teaching them how to set up their own tent, and how to start a campfire – safely, of course! We love exploring new places and are excited to take your child with us on road trips and different adventures.

We also enjoy spending time together with friends and family where we typically cook on the grill and sit around the fire pit. At times this has also included a trip to the local creamery for some homemade ice cream! We look forward to including your child as a part of our family.

About Dan by Trish

Dan is patient, kind and most importantly, he makes me laugh. I still have notes from him when we first started dating, one of which was a drawing on a napkin that he left on my car! He is not afraid to be silly and is quite the cook! He takes his cooking seriously- be it on the stovetop, the grill, or the campfire. He even makes his own hot sauce as a mini side gig. Dan is looking forward to teaching your child how to cook and, just as he has taught me, to not take life too seriously- enjoy playtime.

About Trish by Dan

Trish enjoys reading, hiking, and yoga. I can already picture her sitting with your child, flipping through his or her favorite book with them and reading every word on the page. She is supportive, kind and always is finding the silver lining in any situation. Trish is the friend that will figure out a difficult problem, the boss that sees your potential, and the person that listens without judgment. I continue to be in awe of her inner strength, intelligence, and giving nurturing heart.

Our Home in New Jersey

We live in a semi-rural area where we are close enough to enjoy the culture and arts of the city. We live in a single-family home, part of a private lake community with a beautiful view of the lake and the small quiet beach area. All summer long there are events celebrating each holiday, and when there is not, the community still gets together to enjoy all the lake has to offer.

Our home has three bedrooms, and plenty of space and room to grow our family. We look forward to fishing and canoeing on the lake during the summer, enjoying the view and the fire-pit in the spring and fall, and in the winter keeping warm inside by the fireplace and watching the ice-fishermen out on the frozen lake.

Our Family

We travel to Pennsylvania and New York to see our families for every holiday, catch up with old friends and cousins. Christmas is our favorite holiday as we host every other year at our house. Both of our parents and siblings come with their fur babies to join in the celebration. Dan has a younger sister and Trish has a younger brother, sister-in-law and new nephew. We enjoy having family stay at our house and plan a couple of days of food and festivities, including stopping by the local farms, seeing the gardens and spending time in the city.

Bailey is our pug and was a gift from Dan to Trish the first Christmas we spent together. He is 15 years old and is still quite the puppy at heart and has such a loving spirit.

Our Promise

We promise to offer a positive, adventurous, supportive and loving environment for your child to grow up in. We will provide them with all that they need to grow happy and healthy. We would like for you to be a part of your child’s life, as well as ours. We promise to maintain contact with you to whatever extent you are comfortable and to provide our child with every opportunity possible, so they can become their best self.

To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Dan and Trish

Learn More About Dan & Trish

An audio message from Dan & Trish

  Dan Trish
Our EducationAssociate of Applied Science in Occupational Health and SafetyMasters of Science in Health Systems Leadership and Management, with an Executive focus
Our ProfessionsRealtorNurse Manager
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Dan & Trish's Favorites
Favorite FoodMushroom Swiss BurgerIndian Food- and tasting a little of everything!
Favorite VacationIcelandIceland- it was a beautiful road trip with a glacial hike
Favorite ActivityFishingYoga
Favorite HobbyMaking fermented hot saucesReading
Favorite ColorOrange for the OriolesBlue
Favorite Family ActivityGoing to the Lake for the dayCamping
Favorite SeasonSpringFall- Perfect weather for camping and hiking. Also enjoy fall festivals and pumpkin patches.
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We enjoy traveling and having new and different experiences in places that we have never been. Even if we do not go overseas, we enjoy road trips with a nice combination of planned and unplanned activities. There is rarely a trip where we do not learn more about the history of our country and other groups of people. We frequently will go on numerous camping trips throughout the year, sometimes trying different sites. We value this time together or with friends. The trips vary from including hiking and relaxation over the fire to figuring out how to make it through the rain or other inclement weather that arises. Either way, we leave with some good camping stories and enjoyable time.

Our Faith


Our Musical Interests

We enjoy a variety of music that goes across the spectrum, from listening to the symphony by attending a Billy Joel and Elton John concert. We also enjoyed seeing other lesser-known bands and listening to dance music, the 80’s and the 90’s as well.

We live in the state of...

New Jersey

Our Neighborhood

We live in a private lake community. Our community has many children in the area, and there are family-friendly events at the lake all summer including,cook-outs, camping, fishing, swimming, and canoeing are some of the activities that are right outside our door. There are special events in the community with each holiday, including an Easter egg hunt at the beach. Our neighbors all look out for each other and work to build a safe place for everyone to live and raise their family.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to eight years old


We are open to twins


We are open to a boy or a girl

Sibling Group

Yes, we are open to adopting a sibling group up to the age of 8.

Ethnicity of ChildCaucasian, Hispanic, Hispanic/Caucasian, Asian/Caucasian, African American/Caucasian, Native American/Caucasian
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to whatever you are most comfortable with. We are open to letters, photos, and visits.

In Closing

We promise to love your child unconditionally. Their life will be filled with laughter, fun, and adventure, where they can learn and grow in a supportive home. We can provide financial security so they can pursue their interests. We look forward to exploring new cultures so they can learn to value other ways of life. We promise to raise them to the best of our ability, so they can become independent, productive, responsible and empathetic citizens.

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