Beth & Nick

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Hi! We’re Beth and Nick! We live in Brooklyn with our sassy little Shih Tzu mix, Maddie. We value warmth and kindness, believe that humor is the key ingredient to getting through tough moments, and we’ve never met a cute animal clip on social media we didn’t immediately want to share with each other.

We met in 2020 (about a month before the pandemic shutdown), adopted Maddie through a rescue organization in 2022, and got married in 2023. We’re hoping our next major life event is to welcome a child through an open adoption. In fact, we’ve known since the beginning of our relationship that adoption would be part of our lives. We even discussed it on our first date! Family is important to both of us, and we agree that there are many ways to make a strong and happy one—adoption just feels right for us.


About Beth

About Beth

Job Description
Beauty Writer

Hobbies
Beth loves podcasts and reading up on what’s happening in the city, and she’s a dedicated fan of several Bravo reality shows.

Fun Fact
Beth started writing before she could actually write—as a toddler, she would tell her mom stories to write down and read back so she could “edit” them. A lot of them starred a neighborhood dog named Casey. She’s also originally from Kentucky, which tends to take people by surprise.


About Nick

About Nick 1

Job Description
Executive in Corporate Controls

Hobbies
Nick loves ‘90s hip hop, bird watching, fishing, golf, and using all his many tools on small home projects.

Fun Fact
When Nick was in his 20s he taped an episode of a reality show focused on home garage makeovers. The episode aired, however, the show didn’t make it—but he has evidence in the form of an old VHS tape!


Our Lives

We’d describe our relationship as loving, happy, and silly. We love stand-up comedy, snuggling up to watch movies, and spending time with our dog. We’ve both lived in the city for a long time, so we have a well-established support system of friends here. And Nick’s parents both grew up close by and have an apartment in the area for visits, so we spend time with them quite often.

Our favorite thing about where we live is that it’s surrounded by lots of green space, so on the weekends, we often take Maddie on long walks together or just wander the neighborhood when the weather is nice. We also love that it’s a diverse area with good restaurants and cultural institutions, so there’s often something going on for us to explore. We’re looking forward to sharing it all with our child!


Our Family

We’re very close to our families and both sets of parents are very excited to take on grandparent duties to a new addition! They live about a 1.5 hour drive from each other, which makes seeing everyone for the holidays easy (including Nick’s sister and brother-in-law when they are able to fly in from California). In fact, Nick’s parents have started coming to Beth’s family’s house to spend Thanksgiving together along with her sister, brother-in-law, and two nephews.

Nick’s family is Italian on his mom’s side and he has many family recipes to pass on to the next generation. Beth is half Iranian, and she’s looking forward to passing on certain Persian traditions like the spring New Year, called No Ruz.

We also have small children in our lives! Several of our friends have kids, and they’re all waiting to take on older “cousin” roles at a moment’s notice.


Final Thoughts

Thank you so much for considering us! If you have a good feeling about everything you’ve read here, the two of us (and Maddie too) would be excited to hear from you. We promise to do everything we can to keep our home filled with laughter, great memories, and dog snuggles.

Beth & Nick

To learn more , contact our Adoption Team at 212-400-8150 or email us at info@spence-chapin.org.

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