Noah & Rena

Hi! We are Noah and Rena, and this is our daughter, Livya. We are a loving family of 3 (with a large extended family!) We met at sleep-away camp as children and started dating after college. We got married in 2010 and Livya joined our family in 2015. We have a happy and cozy home, where we love to sing, listen to broadway show soundtracks, read books, and enjoy each other’s company. We LOVE living in NYC, and enjoying all the parks, playgrounds, and views of the Hudson. We are so lucky to have Livya’s grandparents close by in New Jersey. We love to go to their houses on the weekends, spend quality time with them and enjoy the best parts of the suburbs. Livya has cousins just a short drive from the city, and loves to play with them in their backyards, climbing, running, and riding scooters, and bikes around their neighborhoods. We can’t wait to grow our family through adoption, it is something we have always wanted to do.


About Noah

Job Description
Director of Marketing and Business Development at a Non-Profit Start-Up

Hobbies
Playing Games with Rena and Livya, Playing Golf, Watching College Football, and Seeing Broadway Shows

Fun Fact
Noah is a fan of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers – Go big red!


About Rena

Job Description
Special Education Consultant

Hobbies
Reading, Listening to Music, Learning Through Podcasts, Playing Games, and Seeing Live Theater

Fun Fact
Rena is a trained singer and used to sing the national anthem at her college’s basketball games


About Livya

Job Description
Aspiring Big Sister

Hobbies
Reading, Going to School, Ballet, Yoga, Play-Dates and Sleepovers with Cousins and Friends

Fun Fact
Livya is a Guess Who? champion! It’s her favorite game.


Our Life

Our daily lives are happy and full. Livya loves going to school and we work both from home and at offices in the city. One of us picks Livya up when school is over and our afternoons are filled with homework, ballet, yoga, and making dinner. In the evenings, we are all home to spend time as a family before Livya’s bedtime where we sing a song, read books, and give lots of hugs and kisses. Weekends are time to focus on each other. We love to fill the days by seeing friends and family, going on adventures, and having playdates with other families.We love to take trips to visit friends in other cities, and to escape the cold in the winter. While we love playing in the snow, we love the beach even more! In the summer we take trips to our family’s house on the Jersey Shore.


Our Family

Our nuclear family is small, with Rena, Noah, and our 6 year old daughter, Livya. She is a sweet, funny, and cautious child. She is thriving in school and shares our love of the weekends. Livya has many cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents who are doting and loving and all live nearby. They are excited about us growing our family through adoption. They have all read and learned about adoption and are ready and waiting to welcome a child with open and loving arms. Livya loves to play with her big cousins and take care of her baby cousin. Family is everything to us. We are always supporting each other and enjoy spending holidays and vacations together.


Final Thoughts

“We deeply respect your decision to consider placing your child for adoption. We thank you for taking the time to learn about us, and we hope we get the chance to learn more about you too. We are a loving family, with more love to give. Our future child has grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a very excited and caring big sister waiting for their arrival – there is a lot of love here and we will feel blessed to bring a new baby into our family.”

-Noah & Rena

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.

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