Blanca & Luis
Blanca & Luis
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: PA
Dear Expectant Mother,
It’s hard for us to imagine what you are going through. The decision to allow another couple to raise your child will change all of our lives. We want to let you know that if you have chosen adoption because you want your baby to have a life complete with everything he or she needs, that is what we will provide for your child. Our only consideration is the future well-being of the child you are bringing into this world.
We will love your child. We will be honored to be his or her parents, and we will raise your child with all the love and affection we can give. We will always be honest with your child about where he or she comes from, and we will make sure he or she knows is loved by you more than anything else in the world. No matter where you are, you will always have a special place in our hearts and our home. You will always be your child’s mother, and we will always talk about you with love and respect.
We understand it must be hard to put your faith in people you don’t know. We will do everything we can to honor the commitments we make to you.
Our names are Luis and Blanca, and we are a happily married couple, building our relationship around respect, dedication, communication, partnership, love, and laugher. Blanca is originally from Spain, and Luis was born in Bolivia. We met in Madrid during our medical residencies, right after medical school, and we have been together for over ten years now. Blanca moved to the US to pursue a professional opportunity, and Luis followed her in order to build a family together. Blanca does clinical cancer research, while Luis is an intensive care physician, specializing in traumatic injuries. We are very passionate about our careers, but our first priority is to become parents. We have several interests and hobbies including sports, cooking, and dancing, but what we like the most is to travel and visit new places together.
For many years, our home was in Spain, and we lived in a beautiful apartment in Madrid, in a very nice and family-friendly neighbourhood. Now, our home is in Philadelphia, where we have chosen to live in an apartment in the city in a quiet and safe area with several parks nearby as well as child amenities. There are many children living in the neighborhood, due to its proximity to necessities such as day care and schools. We also own a beautiful three-year-old black pug named Yoko. She is 100% part of the family, and she’s the reason we chose to live close to parks and areas where she can run and play.
Our Extended Family
We both come from big families and consider them the most important aspect of our lives. We genuinely love, trust, care for, and look out for each other. Luis is the oldest of three siblings and Blanca has one older sister. We both have many cousins (at least 10 each!) and other extended family members, including four beautiful nieces (Carla, Carmen, Alma, and Rafaela). Our families live in Spain and Bolivia, but we are very close and try to see each other as often as possible. They all know we have been trying to have children for a long time and are very excited about us adopting. Our nieces are also looking forward to play with a new cousin!
We have many family traditions, but Christmas is probably the most important time of the year for our families. Our nieces write letters to the “Three Magic Kings” (spanish tradition) to ask for presents, and before they go to bed, they leave their shoes on the window/sill to be filled with their gifts. The big gift opening is on January 6th, and after that we have a traditional breakfast all together.
What Led Us To Adoption
We’ve been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for several years. After multiple fertility treatments and surgery, we changed our way of thinking and realized the possibility of adoption, which gave us an instant feeling happiness. It is difficult to describe, but we both knew it was the right thing for us. We have not previously adopted and are very excited and optimistic about this opportunity. All we want is our family to grow. Our priority is and will always be the well-being of the child, and we will do anything to make this possible.