Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review our profile; hopefully, you can get to know us better. You are making a brave decision by thinking about placing your child for adoption. Placing your confidence in another couple to raise your child is a difficult process, hopefully being matched with the right couple will ease the decision. We are honored that you would even consider us. Unfortunately, our attempts to have a baby on our own were futile so we knew adoption would be the next natural step. We have a loving family, great flexible careers and a wonderful home to raise a child. We are looking forward to forming an unbreakable bond with a child; nothing would make us happier than becoming parents.
Sylvia and Elias met back in 2000 at a restaurant. They were each out with their friends and were commenting about how long it was taking to be seated; they struck up a conversation and clicked instantaneously. They’ve been inseparable since and have been married for over 10 years. Sylvia was raised by her Cuban parents that arrived in the US in the 1980s. Elias was raised by his Cuban/Venezuelan parents that arrived in the US in the early 1960s. Sylvia and Elias each have wonderful childhood memories that they attribute to the loving and nurturing upbringing they had. Sylvia attended Catholic school her entire life, making faith an important part of her life. They both attended college together and then started their own careers. Sylvia has worked with the same doctor since 2004 and loves her job and her bosses. She handles the financial side of the medical practice plus the family’s personal matters and she is able to do it all from our home. She got her start with their family by tutoring their children. Elias loves technology and has his own IT consulting business. Working in technology has allowed Elias to work remotely from home and have a flexible schedule, just like Sylvia, which is perfect for raising a child.
Our Home and Pets…
We have a four-bedroom house with a pool in a great South Florida neighborhood. It took us about two years to find ‘the one.’ We had searched our neighborhood for two years, but the homes were out of our reach until finally one day this house appeared, and it was perfect. One of the draws was our street which ends in a cul-de-sac, making it a very safe and a quiet. The house came with a pool, which our entire family enjoys when we have our summer pool parties. It looks like we live in a park since our street is lined with tall oak trees. Our neighbors are friendly and kind. We live close to good schools and parks. There are a movie theatre and a Sunday Farmer’s Market less than 5 minutes away.
We both come from close-knit families. Sylvia’s parents are very important to her, she attributes most of her blessings to her upbringing. Her mother taught her to be strong and independent while being able to maintain a beautiful home. Her father is her emotional backbone whose greatest virtue is his loving patience. She has an older brother and sister-in-law who she loves dearly and spends a lot of time with them. Her large, extended family is her support network. Sylvia is very close to her nieces and although the girls are young adults they still see each other weekly. Elias is also very close to Sylvia’s youngest niece, so much so that Elias was her chosen Confirmation sponsor. Elias is close to his parents and also has a large extended family. His parents taught him that he could do anything he set his mind to. In third grade he started an international studies program where he studied in French until he graduated high school. Elias’ parents instilled their entrepreneurial spirit into him and always supported all of his techie interests and hobbies. When Elias was young, he begged his parents for a little brother and was blessed a sidekick and best friend. Elias’ brother is excited about the adoption process and will make an amazing uncle.
Our Journey to Adoption…
Since we began dating, we always discussed the importance of family and having children. As young adults, we always discussed adoption as an option, should we be unable to have children on our own; it was always a part of the plan. After being married a few years and having a solid, communicative relationship, the next step was to find our own home, which took us a bit, but we succeeded. The next step was to have a baby, but it was not simple. We tried for a couple of years and sadly, suffered two miscarriages. The silver lining was that we had frank discussions before attempting to have a child that if things didn’t work out, adoption would be the next option. After dealing with the fact that having a child on our own was not going to happen, we began the adoption process. We love our nieces as though they were our own, so we know that loving another person’s baby as our own would come naturally to us. We are more than prepared to open our hearts and home to a child. We are looking forward to loving and nurturing a child; seeing them grow into their own person with their own interests. Adoption will allow us to become a complete family and we hope someone’s selfless decision will make that happen for us.
Occupation: Administrative Assistant
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Favorite Food: Cupcakes
Favorite Hobby: Gardening
Favorite Movie: Sleeping Beauty
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite TV Show: Friends
Favorite Activity: Taking walks in our neighborhood
Hidden Talent: Can touch my nose with my tongue
Guilty Pleasure: Eating McDonald’s
Occupation: Owns IT Firm
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Hobby: Traveling
Favorite Movie: Aladdin
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite TV Show: The Office
Favorite Activity: Sunday movie night at home
Hidden Talent: Speaks French
Guilty Pleasure: Nutella French Toast