Mark and Monica

Married Since: 2014

Pets: No

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

We promise to love your child as our own and to involve you as much or as little as you desire.

Mark and Monica

from California

Mark

Ancestry: Irish, English, German

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Marketing Analyst

Education: MBA

Hobbies: Grilling, Cooking, Golfing, Outdoor activities, Museums

Monica

Ancestry: Mexican

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Project Manager

Education: MBA, PMP

Hobbies: Family, Outdoor activities, Museums, Fitness, Crafts

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Q&A

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From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and for your brave choice. With Monica having been adopted, we feel we have unique experience that we can use to care for your child especially well, since being an adoptee will bring up many emotions that will need to be met with empathy, unconditional love, nurturing, and patience. We also want to mention that we are adopting because we feel it is God’s calling for us to give your child the same wonderful opportunity Monica was given.

We also want to make a few promises right up front:

  • We promise to love your child as our own and to involve you as much or as little as you desire.
  • We promise to provide your child with a loving family that will give them the opportunity to flourish beyond their dreams, and the opportunity to always be safe.
  • The opportunity for the very best education, the opportunity to travel, and the opportunity to go to any college they want.

These are all promises we make to you and as you get to know us, you will know that we keep our promises.

We would like to share a little about our family. We have been married for 7 years and have a wonderful relationship. We love to travel, eat, and spend time with our families. Both sets of parents live minutes away and love coming over and spending time together. Monica’s brother (adopted as well) and his wife and 3 young children, also live 5 minutes away. Monica also has a 20-year-old son, who she had when she was much younger. He doesn’t live at home anymore, however, loves spending time with us, adores his little sister, and can’t wait for a new sibling. We feel blessed to be in the position we are in and want to give your child the opportunity to live a blessed life as well. Our family is a tight unit and it often feels like Christmas because we gather so often, eat good food, and share in our prosperity.

We live in a two-story house in sunny, Southern California. We moved to our neighborhood specifically because of the wonderful school system. We have a large kitchen where we love to make food for the whole family, a playroom for the children and a gated pool in the backyard where we love to barbecue in the summer. We live in a quiet cul-de-sac, so quiet that when the windows are open, all you can hear is the birds chipping and the neighborhood children laughing and playing. There are a few babies and toddlers who live in our neighborhood and more are on the way. Our neighborhood has many activities for children to get together and make friends. There are numerous parks nearby with large trees, ponds, ducks and great play equipment.

Monica loves spending time with family, working out, and spending time with close friends. Mark loves to spend time with family, golf, and build stuff. We both have senior level positions in our careers and work from home and make our own hours. We often visit our local aquarium, zoo, or park during the week because family is our number one priority. We also have a family friend who helps us watch our daughter while we work; however we are just always within ear shot.

We will be praying for you to find us and thought we’d share one of our favorite verses: “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Mark & Monica

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About Monica

If I had to write about all the things I love about Monica, it would be a book rather than a paragraph, but I will attempt to keep it short. There are the obvious things, like she is beautiful, smart and has a good sense of humor. Some of the less obvious things are about Monica’s character. Monica is one of those unique people who is always putting others before themselves. When we first began dating, she would routinely take her own time and money and travel down to Mexico to help orphaned girls. I could see she not only did it because it was the right thing, but because she cherished the relationships. Monica is truly one of those people you can always count on. No matter what is going on, she is willing to lend a helping hand. Monica has a work ethic like no other, she is always putting in 100% even when those around her are not, but she always puts family first. She has persevered, when others wouldn’t. Before I knew Monica, she single-handedly raised a special needs child, while putting herself though school, then saved up enough money to pay off her school debt in a short amount of time. Monica is a devoted wife and a devoted follower of God, she pushes me to be a better man every day.

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About Mark

Mark is a wonderful, smart, patient, silly, down to earth husband who puts God and his family first. If he’s not working, he’s always with us, because we are his priority. He has a great moral compass, and cares for those who have less than we do or who struggle for whatever reason. He came into our lives when my son had become a teenager, and as tough as it was for all of us during that phase, he persevered and supported me through challenges that arose due to my son’s condition. My son is now able to be a relatively independent adult thanks to the consistency and structure my husband helped apply in our home. Mark is also a wealth of knowledge and can install or fix anything electronic in the house (thank God!) He loves to BBQ and is the main cook in the house, which I love because he’s the better cook!

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Our Home

We live in a 4-bedroom, single family home on a cul-de-sac, in a great neighborhood community, a few miles from the beach. Our house has plenty of space for little ones to grow and has a pool, which is gated and secured. We live in one best school districts and have plenty of well-kept parks nearby.

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Our Families

We have a large extended family that can’t wait to meet your baby! Both sets of grandparents are still alive and live close by and we both have one sibling, so they will have an auntie and uncle that both have families with little ones. They will have two first cousins who are under two years old and two cousins under 8 years old. We also have friends with a little one who live down the street and go to church with a great kid’s program, where we’re sure your child will make many more friends.

Our Faith

Yes, we attend church regularly. Our church has a great youth program and offers fun activities for families, along with the spiritual support to keep us rooted in love.

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What We will Tell Your Child about You

We will tell your child that their mom made an incredibly difficult decision by placing them with us so they could be provided the best opportunities in life. We will also share details about you, so that your child can feel a connection with you.

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A Typical 3-Day Weekend

We tend to stay close to home and spend time with our extended family by hosting BBQ’s, going to the zoo, or going to the beach. We also use three-day weekends to take mini trips to the mountains or other places within our state.

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Our Vacations

Our last big trip was to Australia and it was a wonderful experience. We visited Melbourne, Sydney, and Hamilton Island and saw landmarks such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Sydney Opera House. We also got to enjoy amazing foods we’ve never eaten before and got to pet adorable native animals, like kangaroos and koalas.

Childcare

We both work full-time, however we work from home and are around during the day. Additionally, we currently have a wonderful nanny that helps us with our daughter and will continue to help us with our newest member of the family. Both of us have flexible work schedules and are available to enjoy time with the kids during the day, which means day trips to the zoo, beach etc.

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Our Lifestyle

Monica loves spending time with family, work out, and spend time with close friends. Mark loves to spend time with family, golf, and build things. Most importantly, we love spending time with our kids and love giving them lots of attention. Both of us have senior level positions in our careers and work from home and make our own hours. We are regulars at our local aquarium, zoo, and beach and enjoy visiting other outdoor venues to walk around and enjoy each other’s company. During the summer, we are also spending lots of time in the pool. We make time to take little trips throughout the year to enjoy different weather, such as visiting the mountains in the winter to spend time in the snow or staying in a seaside town during the summer to enjoy time at the ocean. During the week, we have a have a family friend who helps us watch our daughter, however since we both work from home, we are just an ear shot away.

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Our Thoughts Regarding You

When we hold your child we will feel extremely thankful for the amazing choice you have made. You chose life and because of that, we get to pour all of our love into this precious baby. You can be assured that all your desires for your child will be provided and that we will give them a loving, financially stable, safe home with the opportunity to become anything they want to be in life.

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How a Child will Enrich our Lives

Children fill your heart and add purpose to your life. They are an investment in time, energy, love, and help us grow as individuals as we demonstrate patience, compassion, and leadership. It also gives us an opportunity to show our children those behaviors (and others good behaviors) so they can become great individuals.

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