It’s really nice to meet you. We’re Craig and JJ. We’ve been together since 2019 and we got married in March of 2023! From our very first date we’ve had love and laughter in our lives. We share many things in life – a love of movies, TV, reading, art, creative pursuits and a passion for the work we do… plus dogs. We also share a deep appreciation for family and a strong desire to grow ours. We’re a balance of introverted and extroverted – appreciating our time home with Stella (our dog) playing an ever-growing board game collection, as well as enjoying meals with friends and family. We’re both down to earth and committed to each other and growing our family. We both grew up with siblings and hope to have two children one day who can share their childhood together. We can’t wait to share our love with a child who we’re committed to loving, teaching and guiding through life.
JJ enjoys public speaking and writing scholarly articles in his field. He volunteers his time providing pro bono legal services. He enjoys exploring new music and making playlists for friends, reading science fiction and fantasy novels, watching TV and movies, and spending quality time with family.
JJ used to be a sailing instructor and lifeguarding instructor during college.
Clinical Psychologist and Executive Director of a Nonprofit Mental Health Clinic
Craig’s hobbies include art projects, enjoying movies and tv shows, a growing music collection, working out and spending time with friends and family.
Craig enjoys creating art using different materials and methods, including steel welding, woodworking, and oil painting.
We live in a large, family-friendly apartment building in the Upper East Side in Manhattan. We’re fortunate to have a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment. We live down the street from a large playground, a few blocks away from Central Park and can’t wait to visit both with our child. JJ works from home three days a week and Craig walks to work every day. Our evenings are spent together having dinner, playing board games, and watching movies. On weekends we like to relax, spend time in Central Park, exploring the city’s many museums and restaurants, and visiting with family and friends.
We are both very close with our extended families and have a strong and loving support network of siblings, parents, aunts and uncles, and many cousins. JJ is very close with his family. His mom, two older sisters, brother-in-law and niece and nephew live outside of New York, but everyone speaks often and we all love to get together for holidays. Craig’s dad, mom and brother all live in Pennsylvania and are all very close as well. Craig also has a large extended family spread across the country. Everyone is excited to welcome a new baby into our family and take on the roles of loving grandparents, aunts, uncles and big cousins.
“We know you’re going through a difficult process right now and we thank you for taking the time to read our profile. Our hope is to raise a child who will be proud of who they are and where they come from in every respect, as it makes them who they are. We look forward to providing a child with a loving, happy, and supportive family.”
– JJ & Craig