Randy & Nico
Randy & Nico
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Hispanic
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: FL
We know that having a child will change our lives forever and we cannot wait to begin this journey. While we are unable to have any children of our own, we recognize the tremendous sacrifice a mother makes when deciding to place your child up for adoption.
The emotions surrounding this decision are overwhelming at times, just writing and talking about the process together makes us emotional as well. We, like so many other parents, want to be the best fathers we can possibly be for your child.
We want to be able to provide them with the opportunity to become the person that he or she aspires to be and to be the best support for them throughout their life. We want to create a home full of unconditional love, a home that promotes strong family values and encourages a sense of adventure and exploration.
We met almost 5 years ago in Florida on a blind date and spent the whole night talking about all of the things that we have in common. Our love for each other grew over the next year. Randy proposed to Nico in Verona Italy over Christmas/New Years trip in Europe. We were married outside of Paris in 2014 surrounded by friends and family who came from across the world to celebrate with us. Randy is currently a Vice President at a large financial institution and has managed teams across the world in prior roles. He recently accepted a position that has allowed him to stay in Florida as we begin to build our family together. Nico spent several years working in International Sales, he recently chose to change his career in order to have the opportunity to work from home, giving him the time and flexibility to raise our family together.
We recently moved into a new home just outside a major city in Florida, we spent almost a year looking for the perfect community that would provide us with the space we wanted for our family to grow into. With over an acre of property, our home provides us with everything we need to welcome a child into our lives. Our gated community is within a short driving distance of malls, the international airport, downtown area, and only an hour from Orlando, where we enjoy using our season passes at Disney and Universal Studios with our friends and family.
Our Extended Family
Nico's family has an estate in the South of France where we spend a lot of time with his family and friends each year. Randy has a brother and two sisters that live across the US, his parents have a home in Colorado and enjoy spending time in Florida in the winter months. With our immediate family living in France and out of state, we have created a strong and diverse group of friends in our community that we enjoy to spend our time with. Most weekends we can be found going to a show or event with friends or having everyone over for a movie or game night at our house.
We love spending time with our friends and their children at the parks in Orlando and taking trips across the country and around the world with our close friends. We try to get to France at least twice a year to visit with Nico's family and enjoy having them come and stay with us in Florida when they are able to come and visit.
What Led Us To Adoption
We both share a great love for children; Nico spent years teaching Irish dance to children across Europe and North America, and Randy spent time teaching in Kenya and the Ivory Coast before beginning his career. We both have had a desire to have a family of our own and are very excited to begin this journey together. We have been discussing the adoption process since before we were married. Now that we have spent a few years strengthening our relationship and settling into our new home we are ready to expand our family.