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Olivia & Bionca

Family Type: Lesbian Couple
State we live in: California

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We appreciate you taking time to get to know us. We are humbled by your courage and strength. In the words of Jay-Z, “You could’ve been anywhere in the world, but you’re here with me,” and we greatly appreciate that.

If you choose us, your child will have two loving grandparents on both sides of our big families. They exemplify how important it is to be kind to others, which has created an environment centered around finding happiness and taking care of one another. Family means everything to us, and we try our best to exude that. We can guarantee that your child, and the family of course, will have custom matching happy birthday t-shirts all handmade by Gigi every year. (If someone is singing offkey, it’s definitely Gigi.)

Most importantly and with your blessing, we want your child to know who you are. We want you to feel like we are a safe, trusting, and genuine space for you and your child. Our stories are both mysterious and unique but our journeys have crossed here, and we are leaning into that.

Thank you again for taking the time to read our letter, and we hope you can hear our voice through our words. Whether your choice is with us or another deserving family, we hope it brings you peace and as much comfort as you can find.

Love,
Olivia & Bionca

We want you to feel like we are a safe, trusting, and genuine space for you and your child.

-Olivia & Bionca

About Us

We met in 2009 as sophomores at our alma mater. We had an accounting class together, and Bionca quickly learned Olivia was the only one paying attention. After some study sessions, Bionca realized Olivia could be something more than just a classmate. We began spending more time together outside of class and cultivated a friendship. We’ve been together ever since. Fast forward 11 years, and we have gotten married, moved across the country, bought a house, and established our careers. Olivia is a district financial manager; her main responsibility is to ensure that there is proper management of accounts receivables assets. Bionca is a data analyst; her main responsibilities are to provide reporting and organize data structures for senior management to make informed business decisions. Olivia is really involved in the community and pushing for social change. Bionca is the laidback support and helps to keep it light.

Our Home & Pets

We have built a very warm home. Our friends have become our frequent family and find our home a place to truly relax. Our neighborhood has lots of kids to play with in addition to a basketball court, a skate park, a few pools, one of our favorite hiking trails, and playgrounds. We have two cuddlebug dogs: Zeus and Bear. How we got Zeus is a long story, but in short, we rescued him, and Bear was a surprise present between our last dog and a friend’s dog. Actually, as we are writing this, Bear is keeping a friend company with his cuddle skills.

Our Extended Family

We are both one of three siblings. Olivia is the youngest of all girls, and Bionca is in the middle of an older sister and younger brother. Our parents have both been married collectively for 60+ years, and all of our siblings are also married. Together we have five nieces and one nephew. Both of our families have traditions centered around food! We love to cook for any occasion that gives us a reason to get together. Olivia’s family has strong Creole roots so learning how to make gumbo roux and eating red beans and rice as well as seafood boils will be a regular thing. Bionca’s family is strongly tied to Southern roots, which is good barbecue, boiled peanuts, and her grandma’s famous cherry mousse to name a few.

Our holidays are split between Christmas with Olivia’s family and spending Thanksgiving at Bionca’s family cabin getaway in the mountains. We have game nights, pull names for Secret Santa, and go for some pretty amazing hikes. For Christmas, we cannot WAIT to put your baby in the traditional matching holiday pajamas. We read ’Twas the Night Before Christmas every Christmas Eve before putting the little ones to bed. We are excited to make new traditions with your baby as the newest member of the tribe.

What Led Us To Adoption

We have been blessed to have the ability to choose how we want to start building our family. After being married for two years, we feel like we are finally prepared as a couple to experience a different level of love and share it with a baby. We have both had a desire to adopt, and we have always had a strong preference for our first child to be adopted. When other siblings come into the picture, your baby will already have an established sense of belonging.

more about Olivia

more about Olivia

Occupation:
District finance manager
Religion:
Christian
Race:
African American
Education:
MBA
Food:
Comfort food
Hobby:
Reading, cooking
Movie:
Pretty Woman, Love Jones, Rush Hour
Favorite Tradition:
Dinner with family
Sport:
Retired high school athlete
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Mariah Carey
TV Show:
Criminal Minds, Top Chef
Book:
Eat, Pray, Love
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Italy/Mediterranean

more about Bionca

more about Bionca

Occupation:
Software developer
Religion:
Christian
Race:
African American
Education:
Bachelor’s
Food:
Soul food
Hobby:
Video games, basketball, traveling
Movie:
The Color Purple, Love & Basketball
Favorite Tradition:
Yearly family trips
Sport:
Basketball
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
R&B, jazz, soul
TV Show:
Living Single, House of Cards, Game of Thrones
Book:
The Alchemist
Subject in School:
Math, science
Dream Vacation:
Africa

Contact Olivia & Bionca

Interested in learning more about this family?

Call/Text 224-410-0522

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