Our love story, nuestra historia, is more “organic” than others. We did not meet online but on a bus traveling from our college to visit our friends and family. Who would have thought a simple “may I sit here?” would lead to 11 happy years together? In 2016, we both proposed to each other in charming ways. Miguel chose the romantic route and proposed by a lake in Boston to our song “All of Me” by John Legend. While Oscar chose the creative route and proposed through an "Amazing Race" ending with the same song from the Gay Men’s Chorus. We got married the same year, celebrating our wedding/boda with our chosen family.
Even before we met each other, we knew we wanted to have our own unique, loving, and fun family. We cannot wait to grow our family, nuestra familia, by welcoming a beautiful child into our hearts through adoption!
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.
For Oscar's Mothers 70th birthday we deceided to surprise her with a trip to Dominican Republic!🌴🌊🥥 It was also another great chance for our family to reconnect!😉
It was a great surprise Oscar had for me! We ate sooo much and even did a Ghost Tour! Definitely need to go back and try more things!
Our yearly trip to one of the Nerdy Convention in the area! We love to enjoy all the energy, creativity, and cosplay of all the vendors and attendees! 🧚♂️🦸♂️🎪
Proud of our LOVE and proud of ourselves! "When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free." -Barack Obama #CapitalPrideFestival
This date night was brought to you by crazy colors and GIANT butterflies! 🦋 🌈🥂
Conitnue the Birthday Festivities... and becuase getting a reservation is ridiculous the last but of Oscar birthday present is complete! <3
Looking nice at Miguel's best friends wedding! 💒 They had it in a chateau too! 🏰
While we were in Europe we saw so many beautiful places! One of our favorites were the Tulip fieldsss! 🌷
After a fun vacation Oscar wanted to have a chill vacations. Wathing the new Mario movie and cake, great combo! 🍄 & 🍰
It was such a nice day! how could we resist checking out the Sakura Trees!?
On Wednesday we date! During this episode we went to conveyour belt sushi and the DC Museum of Illusions! We had a trippy time and enjoyed evey fractured second of it!
At the conference of the Society of Adolescent Health, showing the importance of vaccination! #research
For Presidents Day Oscar's brother and his family came to visit! We ate, played games, explored DC, and even did Ultimate Archery!!! Game on!
One never needs a reason to show each other love but we wanted to do something nice anyway with a wine filled art class! :)
Even though I grew up in Colombia there are always new places to explore, to spend time with familia, and drink great coffee!
Been years since I have been out in the water with my parents! Nothing like the salty air, warm rays, and Caribbean breeze to start the year right!
Had a great time with our chosen family in Old Town Alexandria! We got to try a new restaurant by the water and then saw a fun Christmas light show in National Harbor!🎄 🔆❄️
Fun Night with our Rainbow Family group! Got to see all the adorable kids and their parents in their best costumes! Even got to see Winnie Sanderson enjoying her night!
For our 6th anniversary this year we wanted something special, something that captured both of our interest... what better place than the Bocadillo (sandwhich) capital and home of Gaudi's archeticture, Barcelonaaa!!!
Few times each year Oscar's brother and his family come to visit us and each year we try to make the trip memorable for Oscar's nephew. This year we wanted to add a bit of fantasy so we took them to the MD Renn Fest!
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