Laura & Carlos
Race of child interested in adopting:No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting:No Preference
Hello Birth Mother and family, We are Laura and Carlos and words cannot express how grateful we are to you and your family. We have prayed for the opportunity to be parents and are thankful that you have taken interest in us to be the adoptive parents to your child. We can never understand how difficult a decision this is for you. With your permission, we would love to have the chance to meet you so we can come up with an adoption plan. Carlos and I will love, provide, cherish every moment we have as parents. You, your family and traditions will also be made important within our home. We understand we would not have this opportunity if it were not for your sacrifice. Thank you for considering adoption, and hopefully choosing us to parent your child. Laura And Carlos
Our life together has been a blessed one. We met at work 8 years ago and had become instant friends. We were very blessed to meet at work since it helped us learn to work together as a team, and listen to each other. We married in 2010 and we are amazed at how strong we continue to grow as a couple. We learn new things about each other all the time. We are active people and love to be outdoors swimming, walking our dog Ludo, hiking and or even camping. However; there are days when we just enjoy putting on Netflix or going to the movies to relax or sit and read a book. We are the type of people who make the most out of every situation; we believe we are laid back individuals who enjoy being together no matter what that activity is. We adore spending time with our families and friends as well.
We live in a two-story home that has a large fenced in yard, within an amazing neighborhood. We have 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. All rooms including the nursery are upstairs on the second floor. We have become close with our neighbors in such a short time. There are people from different cultures within the community, and it is great to be a part of it. Within our community, we have a large pool (this does have lifeguards) and water slides for the kids. We also have a playground, tennis court, and basketball court and soccer filed without our community. There is a social committee within the community that organizes cook offs, Easter egg hunts, Halloween parties for children, pictures with Santa, block parties, etc. Our neighborhood is very active when it comes to doing family friendly activities. There seems to be an event every month or every two months since we’ve moved in. One reason we moved into this area is because the school districts are very well graded. We wanted our children to grow up where they felt supported with education. We are also only 15/20 minutes away from down town areas, family parks, museums, and many more community family friendly activities. We also enjoy going to church. Our relationship with God is very important to us. Our church is very close by and they have tons of child/youth/adolescent friendly activities.
Our Extended Family
Family is very important to us. We adore spending time with family and are very fortunate to have family support. Carlos’ mother, stepfather sister, brother in law, niece and nephew live close by. Because of this, we make family time very important. We have a niece and nephew who loves coming over to play with our dog Ludo, swim, and or play in the park in our community or spend time with the neighborhood kids and plays. We all enjoy playing games together and trying new foods. Carlos’s mother never comes to our home empty handed, and typically brings wonderful Latin appetizers and food. Laura’s mother and father still live in upstate NY. We love spending time with them at their home and or having them come down to visit us whenever we can. Every two years we go on a family vacation that includes Laura’s parents, her sister and her brother in law who live in Florida. This time spent together is always filled with laughter and sharing old family memories and creating new memories. When we visit Laura’s sister and brother in law in Florida we enjoy spending time on their boat. We have both learned a great deal from our families, like how to stand up for each other and support each other. We aren’t perfect, and we don’t have perfect families. But what we do have is love and respect for each other regardless of what might be happening. Ludo is our family dog and he is our amazing fur child. He cannot wait to be promoted to big brother. We adopted him from the animal shelter back in 2012. He is so playful, and fluffy and is a big hit with our niece and nephew as well as the neighborhood kids. We love taking Ludo for walks and to the dog park. He is a happy dog who watches over us and loves us. Ludo is a mix between a collie and a golden retriever.
Our Family Traditions
Holidays are always a big event in our home. We enjoy decorating our house and spending time with family. Christmas we will always go out and get a live evergreen tree so we can decorate it for the season. The house is always lit up with Christmas lights for the holidays as well. Our holidays always have a Latin/Asian flare when it comes to food and the family enjoys trying new foods from different cultures as well. We attend Christmas Eve church service and then spend Christmas Eve with each other. We get together with friends who do not have family in the area for the holidays as well. We make dinner, listen to music and play games. We spend as many holidays as we can with our families. Through this adoption process, we cannot wait to start new family traditions and happy memories.
What Led Us To Adoption
We both have struggled with infertility for many years. It was a difficult time, but one that has made us stronger as a couple. Our shared faith has gotten us through the difficulty of not being able to conceive, and we firmly believe that through those struggles God lead us to adoption. Our overall goal is to be parents and start a family. We are so excited to start this adoption journey with you. This is something that we have prayed about and strongly believe that this is the path that God has laid out for us is to adopt. We promise to provide a safe and loving home with much opportunity for our child to become the best person, s/he can be! We believe family is more than blood, and we have a lot of love in our hearts and we want to share that love with a child. We feel blessed that adoption is the journey we are taking to become parents.