We first met back in 2004 at a mutual friend, Barry’s birthday party. We spent some time talking throughout the evening but never stayed in touch after. We saw each other in passing a couple of times throughout the years but never long enough to make a connection. However, we never forgot about each other, and in 2008 Andrey reached out to Bella through social media, just to say hello and to catch up; honestly, he wanted to see why he was still thinking about her 4 years later. We chatted for a few months before meeting face to face. And once we did, it was clear to both us that we were meant for one another. We moved in together 3 months later and tied the knot in 2011.
We are not perfect, but rather imperfectly perfect for each other. Somehow fate has brought us together and threw us into a whirlpool of discovery and growth, love and devotion, infertility and pregnancy losses, loss of our beloved pet, Charlie, grief, disagreements and overcoming hardships. We consider ourselves blessed to have had met each other to experience all the good and the bad, and no matter how hard our road got, we were each other’s rock. And, now we are embarking onto this remarkable journey that is both difficult and exciting, to expand our family through adoption, a chance to love an innocent little one(s) so unconditionally and to give more than we can possibly imagine we could, and not expect anything in return. We are optimistic and adventurous, silly and funny, yet serious and realistic at the same time in our own way.
Bella is an amazing woman who is beautiful inside and out; she is my wife, my best friend and at times my voice of reason. Every person who has ever met her will describe her as such; caring, helping and selfless. Always ready to help and take care of her family as well as a total stranger. Bella has "god" in her heart and tries to be faithful to her beliefs every chance she gets. She is kind and thoughtful, she often says, “it’s not the world we live in but the world that lives in us”. She dedicates her time to varies charities from PCF to the Humane Society of NY. She has an “old soul” and a beautiful mind and often listens to Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Chopin, and Beethoven. My wife is a ”Jane of all Trades”; from cooking to decorating to medicine to pets, she loves it all. Being a mother is in her DNA and sometimes I can’t comprehend how cruel this world is, to set her on such a difficult road to motherhood. Bella is a highly educated person and always strives to enhance her knowledge either by reading, attending interesting events or watching documentaries. A different side of her craves shows like Botched and Survivor, as well as shows based on comics such as Jessica Jones, there is a balance in everything. Bella is a wonderful and creative cook; being a stay-at-home wife she cooks for us daily and always something tasty and special. We have a wonderful sit-down dinner, talking about our day and watching Jeopardy together. Did I say she was smart? She is!!!
Andrey is my “partner in crime”, my anchor, my better half, and of course my very best friend. He’s an only child to his humble parents who’ve raised him to be a compassionate, responsible, strong and kind man. He is an optimist by nature as he sees a glass half full; he’s well-grounded, spiritual and young at heart, and always ready to challenge himself. He doesn’t shy away from hard labor and difficulties nor does he complain when things don’t necessarily work out. My husband is extremely intelligent and athletic and often partakes in various sports activities and educational programs. He’s a planner and very organized, he enjoys creating an itinerary for our travels and considers every single detail. He’s been working for the NYC Department of Education for the past 17 years, helping teachers educate our youth; he is also CPR certified in infants and children. He has a “down to earth” approach to life and loves making people laugh. He actually makes me giggle like a schoolgirl to this very day.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to learn more about us; even though this is just a glimpse into our life, we hope it gives you an idea of who we are, how dedicated to this process we are, and more importantly how devoted and committed we are to raise a happy, loving, healthy and thriving child. We are so incredibly honored to have your consideration. Please feel free to contact us at any time; for your convenience, we included a toll-free number, text messaging number, email, as well as Facebook, Twitter & Instagram accounts. With love, admiration and respect, Bella & Andrey.
And, if you have any questions about us and/or the legal process, please feel free to call our attorney, Suzanne Nichols, Esq. at her toll free number 800-255-1415. She is happy to speak with you and answer any of your questions and address any of your concerns.