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Hi! Hola! We are Angel and Mari.
Thank you for taking the time to get a glimpse of who we are.
¡Gracias por visitar nuestra página!
We know that you are on the verge of making a difficult decision. We won’t pretend to know how you feel. But we are encouraged and inspired by your strength and selflessness. Whatever your decision, please know that we are thinking of you and wishing you well.
We have always wanted to have children. However, after 14 years of marriage, we have been unable to do so. We then realized that God has a plan for us and has put us exactly where we are supposed to be in life. That realization led us on the path to adoption.
We are surrounded by supportive family and friends, all anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new grandchild, niece/nephew and cousin.
Hola! Somos Ángel y Mari. Sabemos que estás al punto de tomar una decisión muy difícil y le damos gracias por sacar tiempo para conocernos un poco mejor.
Nos conocimos en la universidad y llevamos 14 años de casados. Sabemos que El Señor tiene un plan para mandarnos un hijo/hija por adopción.
Ángel es hijo de padres colombianos y Mari es hija de padres cubanos. Los dos fuimos criados en los Estados Unidos en Nueva York, donde actualmente vivimos en nuestra casa de cuatro dormitorios, dos baños, y una yarda amplia. Los dos trabajamos para el gobierno federal y económicamente estamos estable. Hablamos Ingles y Español y quisiéramos lo mismo para nuestro hijo o hija. Estamos muy orgullosos de nuestra cultura Latina y le pasaremos nuestras costumbres y tradiciones a nuestro hijo o hija.
Le prometemos que su hijo o hija será amado y cuidado por nosotros y nuestras familias todos los días de su vida. Les daremos la mejor educación posible tanto en la casa como en sus estudios. Apoyaremos a su hijo o hija en todo lo que sueñe lograr. Le daremos besos y abrazos diariamente.
Expectant mothers who choose to make an adoption plan may qualify for some level of financial assistance during their pregnancy. However, each person's situation and specific needs are different. Your adoption social worker can help you determine what level of assistance you qualify for and deserve. Many expectant mothers qualify for financial assistance to cover basic pregnancy and living expenses, including but not limited to - transportation reimbursement, utility assistance for phone, water, and electricity/gas, maternity clothing and supplements, etc.
Navigating a pregnancy alone is never easy. Depending on your situation and location, you may qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of basic living expenses, such as food and groceries.
Receiving quality medical care during your pregnancy is vital to both your health and the health of your baby. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your pregnancy-related medical expenses will be covered by the adoptive family.
Women who choose to place their baby for adoption may receive financial assistance to help cover the cost of rent and utilities. If you feel that you’ll need some help with these costs, it’s important to talk to your adoption social worker about it early in the process. Each expectant mother’s situation is different, and eligibility may vary.
In order to have a healthy pregnancy, it’s important that you have everything you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Like food and groceries, the cost of some household items - like feminine and dental care items, along with prenatal supplements - may be covered during your pregnancy.
Placing a baby for adoption is a loving, but incredibly challenging decision to make. Many women experience an array of emotions during this time and find that counseling is very helpful in navigating those feelings. If you would like to receive counseling during or after your pregnancy, that can be arranged by your adoption social worker. The cost of counseling will be covered by the adoptive family or adoption organization.
If you need assistance with transportation, your adoption social worker can work with you to find the best solution. You may eligible for assistance with transportation costs or be connected with a transportation service to utilize during your pregnancy.
It won't cost you anything. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your medical and legal fees will be covered and you may be eligible for financial assistance with other pregnancy-related expenses.
Yes. Even if you don’t know the identity of the birth father, you can still choose to make an adoption plan. However, every adoption situation is different. The adoption social worker you’re assigned to will get to know you and your story first, and then guide you through the process accordingly.
You can make an adoption plan at any point in your pregnancy, even after the baby has been born. But, it's important to start the process as early in your pregnancy as possible. Connecting with those resources will allow you to gain access to important medical services, including prenatal care, to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.
One aspect of your adoption plan is the "Hospital Plan" an outline of how you'd like your hospital stay and delivery to go. You can craft this on your own or with the help of your adoption social worker. But everything is up to you. You’ll be able to choose who comes to the hospital with you, who is in the room with you during delivery, and how much time you’d like to spend with the baby before signing the final papers.
As part of your adoption plan, you'll determine whether or not you’d like to have an open or closed adoption or something in between. Open adoptions may include phone calls, messaging (via social media, email, or text), and/or periodic visits each year. Closed adoptions may include no contact at all or annual updates provided to the birth parent(s) by the adoptive family. Each post-adoption relationship is different and can vary based on what an expectant mother chooses in her adoption plan.
This past week we went to Las Vegas to celebrate our god daughter's Sweet 15! While we were there we had a great time with family-playing games, bbq-ing, and having lots and lots of laughs.
This 4th of July weekend we considered ourselves lucky to be invited to celebrate a friend's wedding on a yacht on the Hudson River! After a morning full of rain, mother nature cooperated. We took in magnificent views, ate good food, and danced the night away. It was definitely a first for us and an experience we won't soon forget.
This past weekend we celebrated our oldest niece's high school graduation. Thirty-five friends and family members gathered for the occasion. We ate, played games and had lots of laughs. We also had a chance to spend quality time with the newest member of the family--our adorable 4 month old niece.
After a year of staying close to home, last weekend we were able to take a road trip to one of our favorite places....Martha's Vineyard! The weather cooperated and we had lots of clam chowdah and lobster rolls. We were also managed to squeeze in our first trip to Nantucket.
After many, many months of social distancing and being safe, we were finally able to get together with Angel's side of the family. It was so great to see siblings, in-laws and nieces and nephews.
After a pretty harsh winter in NY, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Driving around town, the cherry blossoms are starting to bloom, kids are riding their bikes and landscape companies are working on beautifying front lawns. Although the weather is teasing us, warming up, cooling down, warming and cooling down again, we have made progress and are looking forward to warmer weather to come.
We had a blast celebrating our little cousin Maggie's 3rd birthday party. We gathered with friends and family and cheered on the kids as they played games with the clown, hit the pinata, and partied with the birthday girl. Angel gave the potato sack race a good try, but sadly didn't win the grand prize. He also couldn't resist some cotton candy.
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