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Pedro & Beth

Family Type: Heterosexual Couple
State we live in: South Dakota

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We want to thank you for considering us as a family for your child. We cannot imagine what you are going through, but without you and your sacrifice, we would not be able to grow our family in this amazing way. We cannot express how much it would mean to us.

We started the adoption process before having our son. Having a child has been the best thing in our lives. We know our hearts will grow exponentially if your child joins our family. We cannot wait to teach your baby to swim. We know we will be nervous (but proud!) the first time they go down the big slide at the park. We look forward to watching them learn. For Pedro, this starts with reading books in Spanish. As they grow, Pedro will cook traditional dishes and sweets with them. Beth can teach them to knit. Our toddler will be a great big brother. He is a gentle soul and loves to “help.”

While we look forward to the fun times, we are well aware of the challenges. We want to be sure your child knows we will always be there for them. We will hug them when they are sad, support them when they are frustrated, and encourage them through their failures while celebrating their victories. We cannot begin to thank you enough for considering us. We hope this letter offers you even the smallest amount of help in deciding.

With love,
Pedro & Beth

We cannot imagine what you are going through, but without you and your sacrifice, we would not be able to grow our family in this amazing way. We cannot express how much it would mean to us.

-Pedro & Beth

About Us

We are both scientists, and when we met, we discovered we were studying the exact same topic! We share a love for science, jogging, spending time looking through shops, and good food. Pedro is Spanish and cooks dishes that remind him of the Mediterranean Sea. Beth grew up in Minnesota, and her favorite place is her family’s cabin. We met in 2010 during our professional training. Over the next few years, we had to live apart occasionally (at one point in different countries). Through that time, we supported each other’s dreams, even when it was hard. In 2015 we were able to live together again and got married. Now we have jobs at the same university with adjoining offices. While other couples often ask us how we can spend so much time together every day, it is a dream come true for us. It is love.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a small Midwestern town, close enough to the high school to hear the marching band practicing! The town is a vibrant community with a very active library, outdoor pool, community theater, and sporting events at the university and high school. It has a quintessential Main Street that hosts live music every week and a farmers market. Life at our house involves watching our toddler explore everything, gardening, updating our home, and spoiling our cat, Porkchop. Porkchop is the opposite of most cats and loves attention from anyone who is willing to give it. He is especially happy to get kisses and pets from his brother.

Our Extended Family

Beth has a younger brother and a sister. Her biological mom passed away, so her large extended family has three parts, and all of her parents have seven or more siblings. One childhood tradition of Beth’s is an egg roll on Easter. Each kid picks their favorite egg and rolls it down a wooden ramp. If two eggs collide and your egg breaks, you lose a nickel!

Pedro’s family is smaller in size but very close to one another. His parents live in a small town in Spain, and we visit them as often as possible. Pedro loves family reunions with lots of food, laughs, and love. His favorite Christmas tradition as a child was to await the arrival of a magic log, Tio de Nadal. If you feed it, it will bring presents on Christmas Eve. During the summers, his whole family camps, spending time walking in natural parks, swimming in creeks, and stargazing near campfires.

Both of our parents think the more grandchildren, the better! Telling them our commitment to adopt made them really happy. Beth’s parents went to Dairy Queen to celebrate, and Pedro’s mom is already planning little things to sew.

What Led Us To Adoption

Beth’s mother passed away when she was six, and her father got remarried while she was still young. Because of this, Beth got to have two moms and learned from her stepmom that parental love is more than biology. When she met Pedro, she found out he had known for a long time that he wanted to have at least two kids, one biological and one adopted. Pedro is an only child, but his parents considered adopting a second child for a long time. This idea grew on him, as he always felt it would be one of the ways he wanted to become a parent. We decided to adopt and have a biological child since love only multiplies.

more about Pedro

more about Pedro

Occupation:
University professor
Religion:
Spiritual
Race:
Biracial
Education:
Ph.D.
Food:
Paella
Hobby:
Running, gardening, cooking
Movie:
The Goonies
Favorite Tradition:
Tio de Nadal
Sport:
Soccer
Holiday:
Halloween
Music Group:
Breathe Owl Breathe
TV Show:
Dr. Who
Book:
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Subject in School:
Biology
Dream Vacation:
Visiting my hometown in Spain

more about Beth

more about Beth

Occupation:
University professor
Religion:
Non-practicing
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Ph.D.
Food:
Arròs negre, nachos
Hobby:
Running, cross-stitch, knitting, reading
Movie:
The Sandlot
Favorite Tradition:
Reading a story together on Christmas
Sport:
Gymnastics
Holiday:
Thanksgiving
Music Group:
The Ark
TV Show:
Seinfeld
Book:
The Lord of the Rings
Subject in School:
Math
Dream Vacation:
Relaxing at my family’s cabin

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Call/Text 224-410-0522

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