Kelley and Andre

Hi! We are Kelley and Andre from Berkeley, California.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to read our letter and get to know a little bit about us. We commend your strength and courage as you consider adoption.

We would love to learn about your hopes and dreams for your child and would like to connect with you in a way that feels comfortable to you.

We would be happy to share with you about our lives and families.

How it all Began

We met more than sixteen years ago through mutual friends when Kelley was moving to San Francisco. We saw each other regularly on Monday nights for our local pub trivia contests. We became good friends, and started dating a year after we first met. Our first date was on Valentine’s Day and we got engaged two years later on the exact same day!

We have been married for over twelve years and have loved every minute of it. We are looking forward to sharing our love with our child!

Where we hang our hat

We have a house with a large yard complete with a tree swing and plenty of room for a family. We have a nice shaded deck where we entertain when the weather is nice, and Andre grills his famous BBQ chicken and ribs. Kelley enjoys spending Saturday afternoons gardening and working in the yard. We talk with our friendly neighbors regularly over our fence.

Our neighborhood is walking distance to the library, local parks, and excellent schools. Berkeley, California, is an extremely diverse city, with lots of cultural events and restaurants, including farmer’s markets, family-oriented street festivals, and a local theater. There is always something happening in town and we can’t wait to experience all of this with our child.

Kelley by Andre

Kelley is an amazing woman. She is a loving individual and leads with her heart.

Every time we visit our nieces and nephews, she organizes cookie day and bakes, decorates, and entertains all the children. Kelley is a very nurturing individual; never talking down, always talking with them, asking them about school, homework, and their hobbies. She has good values and loves to be active outdoors, whether gardening or just going for a hike. She’s excellent at creating schedules and organizing busy days – which helps keep our household running smoothly! I know Kelley will be a kind and nurturing mother and I can’t wait to see her with our child.

Andre by Kelley

Andre is the kindest, most caring person I know. I love watching him with our nieces and nephews, especially when they are learning to play new board games or creating something from Lego pieces. Andre enjoys cooking delicious meals for all of our friends and family and feeding them until they are stuffed. He loves rooting for our local sports teams, such as the San Francisco Giants and the Cal Bears, and he can’t wait for our child to join him at sporting events. Andre also loves to ride his bike and I know he is looking forward to teaching our child to ride so we can go on family bike trips! I am blessed to be married to such a wonderful husband and I know he will be a patient and loving father.

What we do for fun

KELLEY loves to do arts and crafts, including jewelry making and painting. She is a runner, participating in 5K and Half Marathon races.

ANDRE has a passion for photography and is so excited to capture our child growing up in pictures. He loves to cycle and can’t wait to teach our child to ride a bike.

We both like to cook and spend time together in the kitchen. We are looking forward to preparing and enjoying meals, like Sunday pizza nights and baking birthday cakes, with our little one. We love to travel and explore new places such as Hawaii, Toronto, and France and want to share these experiences with our child.

The people we love


Uncle Andre making pizza with Nicolas and Sam

We are fortunate to have loving relationships with family and friends in different parts of the country, including Southern California, Hawaii, and Boston. Kelley’s parents still live in her hometown of Irvine, CA, and have been married for over 40 years. They can’t wait to welcome their first grandchild to the family. Andre’s family lives outside of Boston, MA. We visit as often as possible and his brother, sister, and five nieces and nephews are eager to welcome a new cousin.

We are blessed with an extended and diverse family of friends who provide a lot of support and love. They are very excited to be a part of our child’s life.

Our 9 to 5

KELLEY is a human resources professional and works a local non-profit that supports families and children in need. Her favorite part of her job is helping people and resolving their concerns so they are happier employees.

ANDRE is a financial analyst for a mental health provider headquartered nearby. He is proud of the fact that his company provides health services to individuals in need and helps people every day. His work benefits allow for lots of time off, and he can work from home if necessary.

Thank you

Thank you for taking the time to read a little about us. We have always wanted to be parents. We promise to love, nurture, and guide our child so that he or she can have the opportunity to grow and develop into a happy, confident and caring individual. We look forward to learning more about you and will cherish and honor your role in helping us to become a family.

Contact us at 877-822-5037 or You can also reach our warm and helpful adoption attorneys, Karin Stoeckenius and Holly Wotherspoon, at 1-800-U-Adopt-US (1-800-823-6788) or email them at You can also visit their website at

We look forward to connecting with you.

Wishing you the best,
Kelley & Andre