Elizabeth

& Reza

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Elizabeth

Creative

Gender:

Female

Status:

Home study has been approved

State:

New York

Religion:

Other

Education:

Some College

Profession:

Theater Director

Political Affiliation:

Very Liberal

Reza

Jester

Gender:

Male

Status:

Home study has been approved

State:

New York

Religion:

Other

Education:

Ph.D. or higher

Profession:

Lawyer

Political Affiliation:

Lean Left

Beach front camping is da BEST!

Beach front camping is da BEST!

The rain can't stop our trek of Acadia! Onward!

The rain can't stop our trek of Acadia! Onward!

Our first dance to Beyonce's XO.

Our first dance to Beyonce's XO.

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

RV! There are few things I love more than a good road trip!

-Elizabeth

The most special thing I own is...

We found an amazing heart-shaped rock while hiking the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. It's huge and we somehow got it through security/customs and brought it home.

-Elizabeth

If I could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be:

Mexican forever! I could seriously eat it every day.

-Elizabeth

My philosophy on parenting is...

Lead with "yes" as much as possible and be ok saying "no" when needed. Oh, and love the heck out of them!

-Reza

We collect heart-shaped rocks and have dozens, but this one takes the cake at almost 30 pounds!

We collect heart-shaped rocks and have dozens, but this one takes the cake at almost 30 pounds!

Elizabeth fell in love in Thailand.

Elizabeth fell in love in Thailand.

Camouflage Uncle Reza!

Camouflage Uncle Reza!

Favorite season and why?

I love early summer for the warmth and fun and early fall for the ascetics. I love boots and sweaters and plaid and leaves and - I'll admit - pumpkin spice:)

-Elizabeth

Do I have kids? How do they feel about a sibling?

No kids yet, but we're ready for the adventure!

-Reza

Dogs or cats?

Dogs for sure.

-Reza

We are the best choice because…

We are the best choice for whoever chooses us! I don't think of this as a competition, where we're better than others . We have a happy and loving, imperfect home, where all are respected.

-Elizabeth

We are the best choice because…

We see this experience as finding the best fit, and recognize that won't be the same for everyone. Following ethical adoption practices is paramount to us through this process.

-Reza

If I could have dinner with anyone—dead or alive—I would pick...

Larry Bird ! I'm an avid Celtics fan. (Elizabeth says "that's basketball" for all you non sports folk - she's now a fan as well, though far less enthusiastic).

-Reza

My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

We have everything this very diverse city (NYC) has to offer, very close by. Parks, culture, food, art, theater, great schools....

-Elizabeth

Our girl Helen holding it up as the most scrupulous of bankers --- one of MANY game nights.

Our girl Helen holding it up as the most scrupulous of bankers --- one of MANY game nights.

Ready for some rafting!

Ready for some rafting!

When we argue, what’s it about?

Mostly silly stuff that ends up being rooted in a simple miscommunication.

-Reza

I hope our birth mother is...

Safe and at peace with whatever you are going through right now. I hope you are comforted, loved and supported. I hope you feel your full worth.

-Elizabeth

Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

Thriving and happy in a supportive and safe environment surrounded by loved ones.

-Elizabeth

My favorite place in the World is...

Tough call, we go on at least one international trip every year and go all over the US. I think my favorite vacation was our trip to Ireland two years ago.

-Elizabeth

My philosophy on parenting is...

Lead with grace and humility. Embrace the messiness and the humor. Play every day. Laugh a lot. Apologize when you mess up. Value them for the individual that they are.

-Elizabeth

My favorite place in the World is...

Montauk for sure. I have been coming since I was a kid then as an adult, with friends. I brought Elizabeth as our first weekend trip and now it's kind of our place. We visit all throughout the year.

-Reza

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

RV! I get a little sea sick and I have a passion for national parks.

-Reza

Dogs or cats?

DOGS!! But I also like cats, and pretty much all animals. I'm kind of a nerd for nature and just about any critter I come across, big or small.

-Elizabeth