Family & Friends

Andrew with Albert's parents, who have been married for over 40 years. Andrew calls them "A Ma" and "A Yeh", which are "grandma" and "grandpa" in Chinese.

Andrew with Albert’s parents, who have been married for over 40 years. Andrew calls them “A Ma” and “A Yeh”, which are “grandma” and “grandpa” in Chinese.

We enjoy spending holidays and special moments in our lives with our family and friends. We frequently see Rich’s parents and siblings, who are just a short drive away, and Albert’s parents, who are retired.

Andrew with cousins Tessa and Rayna

Andrew with cousins Tessa and Rayna

Christmas is a particularly special time of year when we visit both of our families, but we always alternate who gets Christmas Day just to keep things fair. Rich’s family has some fun traditions – Christmas Eve is with his Dad’s side of the family where spicy shrimp is always served, Christmas morning is spent opening gifts with his Mom and three sisters, Christmas breakfast is fried dough (yum!) made by Grandma Gerry, and Christmas day is spent at Aunt Sharon’s. Meanwhile, Christmas with Albert’s family always includes gift opening at midnight, Christmas dinner with all the relatives at his Mom and Dad’s home, and plenty of competitive Mah Jong.

Andrew and Rich’s Stepmom, Grandma Elaine

Many of Rich’s closest friends are from his college fraternity. Even after he graduated, he continued to make friends with incoming fraternity brothers by volunteering first as a resident advisor, and later as a treasurer, tutor, and respected mentor.

Some of Albert’s closest friends are from high school, some are from his volunteer work in the Asian-American community, and some are from his acting and filmmaking activities.

Andrew is so outgoing and friendly that he has no problems making friends wherever he goes, be it a restaurant, a playground, or at school.

Rich giving a speach at a fraternity brothers’ wedding.

Rich and Albert in Santorini, Greece, with Rich's Mom, sisters, and step-brother. Andrew has plenty of aunts and uncles who shower him with affection and gifts!

Rich and Albert in Santorini, Greece, with Rich’s Mom, sisters, and step-brother. Andrew has plenty of aunts and uncles who shower him with affection and gifts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rich and his Mom singing Happy Birthday to Nana, who is nearly 100 years old!

Rich and his Mom singing Happy Birthday to Nana, who is over 90 years old!

Andrew with his great-grandmother (Albert's grandmother), who is the same age as Nana.

Andrew with his great-grandmother (Albert’s grandmother), who is the same age as Nana.

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Andrew with Rich’s Mom at Easter.

Andrew and Pop (Rich's Dad) at an amusement park.

Andrew and Pop (Rich’s Dad) at an amusement park.

Dear Birthmother:

We hope our website gives you an idea of the type of home we can provide to the new baby that we are so looking forward to bringing into our family. Whatever your decision as a birthmother, we sincerely hope you do what you feel is best for both you and your baby. If you are considering adoption for your baby, there are two ways you can reach out:

Feel free to call or text us anytime at 347-307-2081 to learn more about us, ask us questions about our experiences adopting Andrew, and get to know us a little. You can also email us at adoption@albertandrich.com.

Or, we are working with a specialist in helping to bring together birthmothers and adoptive parents, our adoption attorney Laurie Goldheim. She can be reached at 1-800-221-6489, and is very knowledgeable about the adoption process.