Kate & Seth

Hello! We’re Kate and Seth and this is our family!  We met in college and we were married in 2013.  Barrow, our puppy, joined the family in 2016 when we moved from NYC to Westchester.  Two years later we welcomed our daughter, Nori to the world and life hasn’t been the same since.  As a family we love to explore the outside world by foot, scooter or bike and take full advantage of our local parks and beaches.  We love to travel to new places and experience new cultures and foods!  We try to travel somewhere new every year!  We are a goofy family when we are together; we like to sing, dance and tell jokes to make each other laugh.  Nori and Barrow are the best of friends, but we think Barrow is really looking forward to adding another child to our family so Nori has someone to play with (and she can get some rest!).  We are so ready to expand our family through adoption – it’s something we have known we would do since we started talking about having a family of our own.

About Kate

Works at a charter HS in the South Bronx

Cooking, reading, working out, being outside!

Fun Fact
I can change a car tire in 5 minutes

About Seth

Job Description
Works for a financial investment firm

Sports, Running, Reading, Dad Jokes

Fun Fact
I once met Michael Jordan (and have the picture to prove it).

About Nori

Job Description
Being Cute

painting, running, playing and “cooking” with mommy

Fun Fact
I can count to 10 in English and Spanish

Our Lives

Seth and Kate both work while Nori goes to school for some of the day at a local nursery school.  Every morning we try to spend a little time together before we start our day.  In the evenings Nori and Seth “help out” in the kitchen while Kate cooks dinner, and we eat together.  We always make sure there’s plenty of time to read before bed – Nori loves books!  Being outside is the main priority on the weekends!  Whether it’s the beach, the park, visiting the zoo, walking to the farmers market, or taking Barrow out to the woods so she can run around; if it’s not raining, we like to be outside.  We normally like to try a new restaurant or cook a new recipe on the weekends too!  Every summer we spend some time at the beach with Kate’s parents, sisters and niece.  Nori loves spending time with her cousins. 

Our Family

We are so lucky to be close to our extended family.  Kate’s sisters and parents all live less than 4 hours away, so we get to see each other for big family events, holidays or just fun weekends every month or so.  Seth’s family lives a little further but we’re still able to see them multiple times a year too!  We normally host Thanksgiving dinner at our house in NY for friends and family – it’s our favorite holiday of the year!  Our families are all very supportive of us and we’re in close contact with them via facetime even when we can’t see each other.  Nori is so excited to welcome a new baby to our family, she’s been practicing being a helpful big sister on all her baby dolls!

Final Thoughts

We very much respect your decision to consider an adoption. 

We also want to thank you for taking the time to learn about our family.   We hope our profile can show you a glimpse of the love in our family and the love we’re ready to give to a new child.  Our future child will be surrounded with love from us and our extended families and friends. 

To learn more about this Waiting Family or the adoption planning process, call us at 800-321-5683 or email us at helpline@spence-chapin.org.