Veronica & Carlos
Race of child interested in adopting:Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting:Boy
Dear Birth mother, We want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are Veronica and Carlos Garcia. We have been wanting a little family of our own for many years now. After so many failed infertility treatments we decided that adoption would be the best way for us to go. We had the option to continue for more invasive procedures but the thought of going through all of that was very difficult. We realized we would be fighting the wrong battle and knew that our destiny was to adopt. The idea of adoption was a very exciting and happy. We didn’t give it a second thought. It just feels so right. We are extremely excited to start this journey with a birthmother and want to let you know that our baby would be our first priority for the rest of our lives. The thought of being able to share our lives and love with a little human being is such an emotional and exciting feeling. Nothing like we’ve ever experienced before.
My husband and I have been together for over 11 years and married for 4 this July. We can honestly say that our connection is a very positive and strong one. He is my best friend. We have fun wherever we are, we could sit at home and watch tv or go on a little adventure and still have a great time. We have learned to cherish every minute we have with each other and the important people in our lives. Veronica I consider myself go be a pretty positive person, any situation that comes my way I try to look at the bright side of things. I consider myself to be very passionate, I put a lot of effort and passion in anything I do. One of the things I enjoy the most and feel right at home is when I'm at the beach. Growing up in Los Angeles and being close to so many beaches, I will forever love the smell of the ocean. it reminds me when my dad would take my brothers and I fishing over the pier. I will always cherish those memories. My husband and I have bought our second home in a small town in California, very different life style than L.A. I love the city we live at because it’s a small town with a strong sense of community. I love being at home on days where I just need to relax. We have worked hard to make our home a small sanctuary and comfortable. After a long day the only thing I enjoy is being at home with my husband and spending time together. I believe there is time and a place for everything. My husband and I lived the married life and spoiled ourselves in the sense that we only had each other to look after. Growing a family has always been our dream, every football/baseball game or trip we went to we pictured the idea of having our baby with us and how awesome it would be to have trips as a family. We feel like being at this point in our life getting all of the trips as a married couple out of our system has definitely gotten us ready for our baby. Being a mother is one of the one dreams I know I have to accomplish in life, being a mother is something I know I was born to do. Carlos I consider myself to be more of the strong silent type. I love to spend time with my family. One of my favorite past times is sports, I used to play football when I was in high school. I would say that I would have a passion for sports. Camping is also one of the ways that I love to relax . I love the small town life but also like the idea that we are close to major cities and we are able to go for the weekend if we decide we miss the big city life. My goal is to be able to provide a wonderful life for my wife and child. Give them a memorable life. I love our life and would love to share that with our child. I consider myself to be a hard and dependable worker and very proud of that. I have learned to be able to separate my work life with my home life. I know my hard work will provide but I also understand that family comes first.
My husband and I just bought what we believe to be our dream home. This is our second home and know that this is our forever home, we are surrounded by great neighbors in a great neighborhood. Some of our close friends live in our circle, these are friends my husband and I have known for years. We have a small little park that around the corner from our house. This house is more than what we need for two people, it’s a 3 bed 2.5 bath. As a married couple one of the first things we thought about is How many rooms? And where is the nursery going to be? We have all of that picked out and can’t wait to have a sweet baby to call it his/her room. We are surrounded by great school district and we have three schools so close to our house. From elementary to high school our child will be able to attend school close to home. I would say that our neighborhood has a great variety of cultures and race. Coming home from work I always see all the neighborhood kids playing outside. I love to see that. I can only imagine our little baby being able to experience all of that.
Our Extended Family
Both of us have large families and we love it, especially during the holidays or when we have something special. We both value our time with our families and try to get together as much as we can. We try to make events that are family traditions just to have an excuse to get together even when we all have our busy lives. I Veronica am very close to my mother. Growing up I didn’t have a sister to share my secrets or problems I had. I learned that my mom would always have my best interest at heart and learned to trust that anything my parents did was for my own good, even if it took me a while to realize that. My little sister was born when I was in my twenties and it was one of the best things to happen. I love taking care of her and my other siblings. Being the oldest I feel like I was blessed with the opportunity to get a lot of experience and appreciation for everything my parents did. I Carlos and the second child of four. I have one brother and two sisters. I was always surrounded by all of my aunt’s uncles and cousins. Growing up we all lived in the same city and at times only blocks away from each other’s homes. I do feel like the love and unity my family has is definitely something that sets us apart from the traditional family. With everyone growing up and starting each other’s lives, now and days it’s very easy to get distracted and leave family time as a chore or not one’s priority. The fact that my family feels that family time is a crucial part of the unity we will all have for our entire life. Family is extremely important, they are the ones to help and guide you. We both have people in our lives that have become like family to us. We have a great circle of friends who will always be here for us and will be there for them as well
Our Family Traditions
My husband’s family are the ones that live closer together. We always try to set up camping trips, Rib cook-offs, parties, basically and reason or excuse to get together. They have become so close to my heart, they are extremely welcoming and loving. I recently got in contact with some of my aunts and cousins that I wasn’t able to grow up with because of the distance, they lived over 10 hours away from me growing up. Now we enjoy each other company almost every chance we get. I can honestly say that I feel like we have never been apart. Every holiday is a huge event for both sides of our family. We are extremely lucky to have both sides of our family get together under one roof at times. Both of our families are very welcoming and make anyone feel comfortable. We both come from families with very strong traditions and have all the kids learn what they are so they won’t be lost
What Led Us To Adoption
As I mentioned before, we knew we wanted to be a family and to us it doesn’t matter if it would be naturally or through adoption. We knew that the love we will have to any child that comes into our arms will be loved just the same. We didn’t want to continue to go through any more invasive fertility treatments even if it meant having a biological child. Than is not what matters to us. Being a mother and a father comes directly from the heart and desire to be parents. The fact that we don’t carry our child does not make us any less parents than anyone who did. I can say that it didn’t take long for us to come to that conclusion. Once we actually contacted Everlasting Adoptions was a bunch of exciting emotions and just felt right. We know this is what our plan was and we are destined to be parents through adoption.