Tom & Lauren

Hello! We are Lauren and Tom, and this is our amazing daughter, Eleanor. The three of us live in Astoria, Queens, with our two cats, Beck and Harvey. Tom and Lauren met through mutual friends in 2008 and got married in 2014. We’ve been a happy family of three since Eleanor was born in 2017! We love doing things as a family – from running 5ks at the Bronx Zoo, to berry and apple picking at local farms, to playing board games on family game night! We love experiencing everything New York City has to offer, so we like to spend our weekends enjoying local museums, parks, and botanical gardens as well.

We are so excited to grow our family through adoption and cannot wait for Eleanor to be the best big sister ever!

About Tom

Corporate Accountant

Reading, crossword puzzles, and playing Dungeons and Dragons

Fun Fact
I collect Spider-Man and Daredevil comic books.

About Lauren

Principal Appellate Court Attorney

Reading, Cross-stitching, and going to the beach with Eleanor

Fun Fact:
I am training for my first (and probably only!) marathon.

About Eleanor

Current pre-schooler and future chef

Reading, swimming, dancing, collecting nature, and going to the beach with Mommy

Fun Fact
I love nature and I grow tomatoes, peppers, and sunflowers in my garden during the summer.

Our Life

During the week, Eleanor goes to a wonderful school in our neighborhood while Lauren and Tom work, and we all have dinner as a family together before bath and bedtime. On the weekends, we build Legos, play board games, watch movies, read books, play in the park, go on adventures around the city, and attend Eleanor’s swim and dance practices. Eleanor loves to bake and cook with both Lauren and Tom, and Lauren and Eleanor spend lots of time at the beach during the summer.

We have a wonderful community of friends in Astoria, so we are often spending time with friends, their children, and (to Eleanor’s delight), their dogs! We also love to go on long weekends outside of New York City, and have recently taken Eleanor sightseeing in Washington, DC, whale watching in Cape Cod, snow tubing in the Poconos, and to a Harry Potter exhibit in Philadelphia.

Our Family

We love to spend holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as long weekends, with our extended families – Eleanor’s grandparents, her great-grandfather, her Uncle Luke, her Aunt Lisa, and her cousins. Just this summer we have gone tubing at a lake near Lauren’s parents’ house, visited the Franklin Institute near Tom’s mother’s house, and enjoyed a pool party with Eleanor’s cousins. We also have very close friends who live nearby, whom we consider family. We feel very supported and loved by our family and community, and we have no doubt that any addition to our family would feel this support and love as well.

Final Thoughts

“Thank you so much for considering our family in your decision. We hope that we have an opportunity to learn more about you and welcome you into our family, as well. We are extremely excited to grow our family through adoption, and we want you to know that our future child will be surrounded by a supportive and loving family and community.”

Lauren & Tom

To learn more about this Waiting Family or the adoption planning process, call us at 800-321-5683 or email us at [email protected]