Marco & Ben
Marco & Ben
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American, Other
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CA
Dear Expectant Mother,
Words can’t fully express how grateful we are that you are considering adoption. We can’t possibly imagine what you’re feeling and experiencing, but we are honored that you are taking the time to consider us as parents as you make your decision.
If you choose us, we can promise that your child will be raised surrounded by love and support from a large and diverse family. Our hearts, home, and community are ready to provide a life full of love, devotion, education, and wonder to your child. We are so excited to experience the joys and challenges of parenting a child. We are both blessed to have been raised by families that taught us to be confident in ourselves and compassionate to others. We hope to instill these foundational values of self-worth and love of our community to your child, while also honoring his or her history and identity, and your place in it. We promise to work together to raise your child into a kind, confident person who values diversity, honesty, and community.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We truly are amazed and humbled by your bravery and selflessness. Both of us are committed to raising a child with the knowledge that they are and always will be loved unconditionally. We are incredibly excited to embark on this journey with you.
Our time together has always been full of love and adventure! Ben works as an engineer for a major tech company, and he has a natural talent for solving problems and fixing things. He is a foodie and an incredible chef, and he also sings with local choirs from time to time and is always singing at home. Marco teaches children with learning disabilities and second-language learners at a local elementary school. He loves all forms of visual art, including sketching, painting, comic books, movies, and theater. We enjoy traveling the world to visit friends and family, exploring far-off cities, seeing the natural wonders outdoors, and trying new foods.
We live in a quiet, residential neighborhood. There is plenty of grass, trees, and parks nearby to play in, and there are plenty of other families with children of all ages to play with. We bought this home with children in mind, so we have plenty of space dedicated to playing, learning, relaxing, and recharging. We are minutes away from the children’s museum, the zoo, and even an amusement park, as well, so there are lots of adventures in store!
Our Extended Family
We have a warm, supportive community of family and friends ready to love and support our child. Most of our friends are local and have children of their own who are awaiting a new playmate. Ben has family across the country, including two adopted sisters nearby, and much of his extended family lives in Minnesota. Marco grew up in California as part of a large Mexican family, surrounded by aunts, uncles, and cousins. He has family across the United States and Mexico, but his parents and a majority of his extended family live nearby. We are in constant contact with our family and friends, whether it’s video-chatting with our nieces and nephews, texting with our sisters and cousins, online gaming with our friends, or phone calls with our parents.
We love celebrating with family and friends as often as possible. We host game nights and birthday parties throughout the year, during which Ben cooks up fun recipes and Marco crafts small gifts for our guests. Christmas is always a huge gathering of the extended family (even when we stay local), and Halloween is when we indulge in our creative side, making our own costumes and decorating the yard for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters.
What Led Us To Adoption
From the beginning of our relationship, we both knew we wanted to raise a family together. We have so much love and so many blessings in our life, we want to share them with a new generation. As we’ve watched our friends and family all start to raise families of their own, and as we have spent so much time already with our nieces and nephews, our desire for a family of our own has only grown stronger. Having been raised in families that were formed from and celebrated adoption, we knew from the beginning this was a route we wanted to take, as well.