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Marc & Sarah

We are so thrilled and honored that you're taking the time to get to know us. We love the innocence, laughter and silliness children bring to a home. To choose us to be your child's parents would be such an incredible blessing. We invite you to learn about us through this profile. We are very excited to move forward in the adoption journey.

About Us

Surface Warfare Officer
Stay-at-Home Mom; Part Time Infant & Toddler Gymnastics Instructor
Master's Degree in Joint Operations
Doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Kyler, Aurelia, Rory
Legally Married

Our Lifestyle

Our Family

We spend as much time together as we can. On the weekends we try to plan at least one family activity that everyone will enjoy. Some of our favorites include swimming, going to the Children's Museum, playing outside, baking cookies or making pizza, going to a restaurant, going out for ice cream or going to a playground, or having movie night. We love snuggling with our kids in bed on Saturday mornings, listening to them tell us everything on their minds, and just enjoying the peacefulness of a slow weekend morning. 

We are active in our community, and our older children play sports such as soccer and t-ball. We always attend the games and socialize with other families. We really enjoy getting together with friends for neighborhood parties and hosting parties as well.

  We would feel incredibly honored, and are so excited to share all of these activities and family focused time with your child. 

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

All Dressed Up

Marc About Sarah: When I met Sarah, she was a teacher, and I remember thinking how much loved her students and her job. These traits have helped Sarah become a great mom to our kids. She’s so loving toward our children. She cares about every aspect of their lives, and has the talent to see things through a child’s eyes. This helps her to understand their feelings in particular situations. She teaches our kids to be respectful and kind through patience, creativity, and gentle firmness. Additionally, Sarah is hard working and tenacious. When she sets her mind to something, she finds a way to accomplish it, but she still puts our kids first. For example, when she started her doctorate, she worked late into the night so the kids schedules weren’t affected during the day.

Sarah About Marc: The things I love about Marc now are the same things that made me fall in love with him ten years ago. Marc is a completely family centered person. This was one of the first things I found out about him when we first started dating, and it has stayed true for the last ten years. He does his best to stay connected to us when he’s had to travel, and is incredibly in touch with our kids and their lives. Additionally, Marc is always extremely calm and organized, especially in difficult situations. He doesn’t seem to ever get flustered, and stays calm and collected when things become stressful.   

Cultural Diversity

We teach our children to be respectful, non judgmental and open minded, and encourage education of different cultures and traditions.

We will make sure that our child has role models and mentors who are from their background in order to give them an opportunity to understand the nuances of their culture. We live in a community with much cultural diversity, and we will be sure to be role models for our children, and be open minded, like we expect our children to be.


In our home, we will also have books and toys that reflect our child's background and culture so they will have mirrors at home.

Finally, we will teach our children to all support each other, to be educated about how to handle unfriendly situations and what to do to encourage peaceful interactions. 



Relaxing at Home
Relaxing at Home
Family Day at the Pool
Family Day at the Pool
Summer Fun
Summer Fun
Having Fun at Busch Gardens
Having Fun at Busch Gardens
Playing in the Sand with Mommy
Playing in the Sand with Mommy
Flying a Kite with Daddy
Flying a Kite with Daddy
All Smiles
All Smiles
With Grandma & Grandpa
With Grandma & Grandpa
Mommy & Daughter Selfie!
Mommy & Daughter Selfie!
We Love the Water!
We Love the Water!
Learning How to Throw a Ball
Learning How to Throw a Ball
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Relaxing at Home
Relaxing at Home
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Family Day at the Pool
Family Day at the Pool
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Summer Fun
Summer Fun
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Having Fun at Busch Gardens
Having Fun at Busch Gardens
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Playing in the Sand with Mommy
Playing in the Sand with Mommy
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Flying a Kite with Daddy
Flying a Kite with Daddy
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All Smiles
All Smiles
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With Grandma & Grandpa
With Grandma & Grandpa
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Mommy & Daughter Selfie!
Mommy & Daughter Selfie!
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We Love the Water!
We Love the Water!
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Learning How to Throw a Ball
Learning How to Throw a Ball

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We've lived all over the country, and we chose to settle in Virginia for a reason. Between the great schools and many family focused activities, it's the perfect place to raise a family.

We have lots of children of different ages and different ethnicities in our neighborhood. The neighborhood is new and is still being built. We live in a cul-de-sac in a two story, single family home. We have four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Our favorite room is our family room, which has comfortable couches, toys and a TV. Although we regulate screen time, (about an hour per day,) we love to gather in that room a couple of times a month for family movie night, complete with popcorn! 

We often go to the YMCA, where the kids can swim, climb a rock wall, splash in the splash pad in the summer, and run through the tunnels and slide room for 3-5 year olds. We also frequent a Lego activity center, bounce house, playground, and even the beach, which is about 30 minutes by car.

  Our community is especially fantastic during the holidays. Families decorate their houses from Halloween through Christmas. The town has a traditional Christmas parade, and in the month of December, we take our children to ride the "Polar Express" train ride, where they can see holiday lights decorating a large botanical garden. 

Our Extended Families

Family Reunion

Our families are very different, but both are very involved in our kids lives! Marc comes from a very lively, loving, and large Hispanic family. They celebrate everything together! In fact, we recently got together with many of Marc's relatives for his father's birthday. His family loves to dance! We'll get together, dress up, share dinner, and dance to lots of popular American and Latin music. For kids birthdays, we have pinatas, themed cakes, and lots of fun decorations. Celebrations are very important to Marc's side of the family. Christmas Eve is especially exciting. We stay up late, eat a traditional meal of pork and black beans and rice, dance, and open gifts! Much of Marc's family all lives within 3-6 hours of us by car, so we try to attend what we can.

Dancing with Aunt Stacy

Sarah's family is smaller, but very loving. One of their favorite traditions is Thanksgiving. The meal is always extensive and takes weeks to prepare, but it's worth it when the whole family sits down at the table and shares in the feast. Cousins, uncles, aunts, grandparents all gather around for this special holiday. 

Our families are supportive of our adoption plan and are encouraging us to move forward. We would be so incredibly honored to welcome your child into this large and loving family. 

From Us to You

Thank you so much for spending the time to learn about us. We're so thankful for you. We hope our profile helps you to understand who we are.

We met 11 years ago. We were both standing as bridesmaid and groomsmen for friends. What a lucky night! We were committed to each other from very early on in our relationship. For the first year, we lived on opposite sides of the country. We talked every night and visited often. Eventually, Sarah moved to California and we became engaged. However, the distance didn’t stop then. Marc’s military career started to move ahead full force, which took him through multiple deployments. Through these years, we learned how to be strong, confident, and excellent communicators.

To put it in the most truthful way, honestly, we love being parents. Our lives revolve around our children. On the weekend, we ask each other, “what do you want to do?” and the answer is always something like the children’s museum, the aquarium, the beach, the pool ... something fun and exciting for our kids. We’ve always talked about adoption as a way to grow or complete our family, but we've been looking for the right time. We believe that time is now, as Marc is getting ready for another few years of shore duty, (no travel!) and will retire from the military after 20+ years of service.

Even though Marc has traveled in the past, he’s still an incredibly active father. He does everything from changing diapers to playing catch to playing tea party and even dressing like a princess if his daughter asks! He loves to take the kids outside, and enjoys teaching them how to climb trees and safely explore nature. When he travels, he calls the kids on the phone and writes them personalized emails.

Sarah works part-time at a children's gymnastics and dance facility, where she teaches young children and their parents about early child development, as well as gymnastics skills, ballet and tap. Sarah has also written a book on child development. Sarah just loves being at home with the children; watching them grow, change, and enjoys all the cute things they say and do. Laughter is always a part of the day! She loves to bake with the kids, read, play, take them to restaurants, and do activities such as a picnic at the playground, swimming pool, and sometimes even the trampoline park!

This beautiful child joining our family will have the love of three adoring and supportive siblings. Our two older children are so sweet to our youngest, who is about a year and a half. They help give him snacks, keep him safe, and always share their toys! Our children play well together because we encourage strong  relationships. As adults, we’re close with our siblings, and that was because of what our parents taught us. We hope to impart these values on our children as well. Our children know our plan to adopt, and are so excited to meet this new child. They speak of the new baby often.

We already love this child, even though we haven’t met. We are beyond excited and will feel truly blessed and honored to be given this incredible opportunity to raise your child. You can expect photos and letters from us as the child grows. Please know that we will love this child with all our hearts, will wrap our life around this baby, and will give him or her all the attention and encouragement they need to thrive and feel content and loved.

Thank you for reading our letter. We hope you feel like you know us better. We’d love to have the honor of welcoming your child into our family. This baby will be truly cherished.

With Love,

Marc & Sarah


Robert DeNiro
Colin Firth
Salma Hayek
Renee Zellweger
Clive Kussler
Jodi Picoult
Lord Jim
Wuthering Heights
Candy Bar
Kit Kat
Calvin Klein
Sofia the First
Childhood Memory
I spent a lot of my time waterskiing with my brother and sister on the river. I loved those summers.
playing with my brother and our neighbors in our backyard
Childhood Toy
my dollhouse. I spent hours imagining and playing with the little rooms and furniture in the house.
Children's Book
"How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight." It is my son's favorite.
"Ladybug Girl" It's currently my daughter's favorite, and is about a little girl who can accomplish anything!
Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Classic Movie
White Christmas
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Day of Week
Chocolate Cake
Disney Movie
Despicable Me
Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin
Dream Car
Lamborghini Contach
a big SUV big enough for my family and dog!
Dream Job
Fire Jumper
a screenwriter in Hollywood
Dream Vacation
Bora Bora
a five star resort in Hawaii
Family Activity
We go as a family to a running path, run together (the little ones go in the stroller,) and then we end at a playground and then take the kids out to lunch.
swimming with my husband and children at the YMCA pool
Flower / Plant
Calla Lilies. I carried them as my bridal bouquet.
Pizza and ice cream
Form of Exercise
running, zumba
Working in the Garage
Holiday Song
Feliz Navidad
I love Christmas Carols and singing them with the kids in the car
Holiday Tradition
I love putting up the Christmas tree with my children. I also love eating rice and beans with my family on Christmas.
cooking all day with family for the big Thanksgiving meal and watching the Macys parade on tv
Ice Cream
Cookies and cream
Mint chocolate chip
Junk Food
Sour Patch Kids
chocolate cake
Leisure Activity
watching movies
Rachael Ray
Memory with a Child
The first time my oldest son scored a soccer goal was monumental. The first time my daughter allowed me to put her to bed was awesome. (she always prefers my wife.) and recently, my youngest son, whose one, gave me a hug for the first time.
I was so proud of my son and daughter last year at their gymnastics shows! Especially my daughter who was very nervous and performed anyway!
Memory with Spouse
Sarah and I take lots of long drives to visit family. We enjoy our long talks during these drives. The kids are generally happy in the car, and we have great memories of these trips.
Marc and I have had a few very romantic homecomings after his deployments.
Love Actually
Love Actually
Movie Munchie
Sour Patch Kids
Movie Quote
"Be Careful What you Say. Children Will Listen." Into the Woods
Movie Type
Romantic Comedies
Romantic Comedies
South Pacific
"Into the Woods"
Musical Group
Trans Siberian Orchestra.
Nursery Rhyme
Wheels on the Bus; it's my son's favorite
The Wheels on the Bus
Olympic Event
Personal Hero
My father. He's always worked hard to get what he wants in life.
my mom, because she's truly showed me how to love unconditionally.
West Side Story
Homer, "The Odyssey"
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
She is extremely patient with our children and with our family. I also love her silliness.
his dedication to his family
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Ghandi
"If you can dream it, you can make it so."
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Philly Cheese Steak
turkey and cheese
I don't really read the Bible
I enjoy the story of Hanukah.
Shopping Store
Home Depot
DSW Show Warehouse
"Sway with Me," Michael Buble
Anything I can run to; upbeat and energetic
Sport to Play
Soccer and rugby
Sport to Watch
I don't watch sports, I'd rather be playing them.
Sports Star
I don't know much about professional teams. I also feel that it's important to admire we know, versus people we don't. It makes it more real and attainable.
I don't watch sports often enough to have a favorite.
Sports Team
I don't know much about sports teams.
New England Patriots
Subject in School
Differential Equations
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
black beans and rice
Time of Day
morning. I love the sun rise. I love to see the sunsets over the sea.
8 am. I am a morning person!
I love the Christmas Eve party with my family. We all dress up, eat dinner together and dance.
Christmas shopping with my husband, watching my kids with their Christmas surprises
TV Show
Modern Family
Modern Family
TV Show Character
Gibbs on NCIS
I enjoy the family from "The Middle."
Type of Music
Latino, Country, pop, opera and R&B
Pop, Country, Latino
Vacation Spot
I love to go to my parents house and spend time on the river and on the boat with my kids and nieces and nephews.
York, Maine

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