We come from large extended families. Our family is the product of two cultures melded into one. The aroma of home-cooked Latino dishes, holiday parties with singing and dancing and the constant shift between English and Spanish make up pieces of the simple, but colorful mosaic of our family. Stories marked by stark contrasts between life in the United State and in our original countries remind us of the value of gratitude, determination and empathy.
Marcio has one brother and two sisters; Patricia has three sisters. Together we have three nieces and eight nephews. Both of our parents are eager to be present in the lives of their grandchildren and caring for them in a way only grandparents can. Grandmas are already knitting baby boots! Everyone is so excited and supportive of our adoption plan! They cannot wait to be a part of the child's life, and look forward to a bundle of joy to spoil with lots of love, hugs and kisses!
We absolutely love our neighborhood in Missouri. There seems to be something new and exciting happening all the time. We live three blocks away from a huge park with a playground and swimming pool. We are a ten-minute walk from a great elementary school, which means our neighborhood is filled with other young families just like ours. It will be the perfect place to raise a child.
Our neighborhood is a mixture of retirees and young families. We feel that our neighbors know us well and we know them; they are like an extended family to us. We have a tradition of hosting a Halloween party in our neighborhood with a prize for best costume. It is always so much fun and we cannot wait to include a child of our own in this event.
For right now, it is just the two of us living in this beautiful three-bedroom home. To make it our own, we have filled our home with fun details and memories from our many trips. One of our favorite things to do at home is simply relaxing in our living room while cuddling and watching TV together - sometimes with a big bowl of popcorn! We are so excited to share our cozy home with a child!
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