HOW WE MET
Speed dating really does work! I was the bell-ringing happy-hostess who ran the events and Jorge was a perfect participant. Over a period of about a year and a half, 7 years ago, Jorge would attend the various speed dating parties with plenty to talk about, fun-filled humor and lots of patience. If you ask him, he'd say he was just waiting for the right moment to ask me out.
We just can’t wait to expand our family and add an imaginative, spirited, energetic bundle of joy into our lives as we have so much love to give.
Finally, one night after an event, Jorge decided it was time to see if I'd like to have dinner with him and we have been together ever since! As Jorge would put it and so became, “Beauty and the Geek”.
A SINGLE DAD AND SOON-TO-BE STEP-MOM
When Jorge and I first met he was a single full-time dad to an adorable 10 year boy. And from the moment I met Manny, I adored and loved him as if he was a part of my life from the moment he was born. Jorge, Manny and I spent all of our time together exploring, creating and becoming our blended family.
THE SURPRISE PROPOSAL
Fast forward to a few years later in Portugal, on top of a hill, at a 14th century castle, all dressed up in period piece costumes, Jorge is down on one knee proposing to me. I couldn’t believe he pulled off such a surprise because the whole family knew about it. It was truly the proposal of a lifetime!
OUR BEAUTIFUL WEDDING
Then to follow, our beautiful wedding in New York City with our families and close friends. We took our vows and captured memories so gorgeous. With Manny by our side, Jorge and I promised our devotion to each other and for a life filled with heaps of happiness, jumps of joy and lots of love.
WHY WE WANT TO ADOPT
After years of trying to have a baby and many failed IVF treatments, Jorge and I just knew that the next step for us would be to raise and nurture a child who would be placed with us through adoption. When we shared the news with our family and friends that we were starting the journey towards adoption - they were over the moon excited for us! With two loving parents, an amazing big brother, boundless opportunities and lots of love, we just can’t wait to expand our family and add an imaginative, spirited, energetic bundle of joy into our lives.