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Mario & Kelly
We would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time to review our profile and possibly consider us as potential parents for your child. We are a fun, yet hard-working couple who have been in love and married for ten years. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends and look forward to including a child into all the future memories we can make together as a family.
Our Leisure Time
While we both work very hard professionally, we try to equally have fun too! We love to travel as much as we can during our time off from work. Just in the last six months, we have traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina; Orlando and Miami, Florida; and Chicago. We expect to visit Boston in the next several months and also travel to Mexico by the end of the year to visit Mario's family. Our niece is 15 years old and involved in many sports activities including softball and volleyball. We go watch and cheer her on as much as we possibly can as she is so fun to watch! Our weekends are often spent either visiting with family and friends, or going shopping or to the movies. We are so fortunate to have many close friends with a lot of children so they are looking forward to having another child to play with. On Sundays during the NFL season, we usually spend time together or with friends cheering on our favorite Philadelphia Eagles. We look forward to sharing all our favorite pastimes with a child.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Mario About Kelly: Kelly is the most beautiful person, both inside and out. She's intelligent and hard-working. She's dedicated and committed 100 percent to everything she does in life, big or small. She's compassionate to everyone around her, whether she knows them personally or not. For example, this year when we were driving home from North Carolina, she saw a homeless veteran on the side of the road and made me stop at the local restaurant to buy food for him. The grateful look on his face as my wife gave him all the food and drink was something I will never forget. This is just one example of the selflessness of my wife and the acts of kindness she does frequently. I know she would make a wonderful mother as she has so much love to give.
Kelly About Mario: Mario was born to be a father. He is so great with my niece and all of our friend's kids. They are always drawn to him and want his attention! He's such a dedicated, loyal and hard-working man. He's always thinking first about those around him and is such a supportive friend to all. These qualities about him I know will translate into being an extraordinary father. Becoming a dad has been his dream for the last ten years and I know he would never take any second of it for granted. I look forward to the days when I can see him playing with a child.
Why We Chose Adoption
We both knew adoption was going to be part of our lives from the moment we met. This is because adoption has affected us personally in the most positive ways. Kelly's father was adopted by a great family at a very young age and only has fond memories of his adoptive family. Additionally, her best friend was adopted by her step-dad when she was born, as well. She is so incredibly close with her dad and it's beautiful to see their relationship. Mario was adopted by his step-father at a young age, as well. He has a great relationship with him and they speak every week for hours. As you can see, adoption has been a large part of both of our lives since we were born. While we did struggle with infertility the last several years, we knew we would eventually adopt regardless of having a biological child or not. We are just simply so excited to go on this adoption journey and look for to the day we can adopt a child of our own.
Our House and Neighborhood
Our house is located about 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia in a very nice, suburban neighborhood. We live in a very family friendly development where all the neighborhood kids play together almost every day right in our back yard.
Our home has three bedrooms, two and half bathrooms, a large living room with a cathedral ceiling that lets in a lot of light, a finished basement and a great fenced-in yard. We can't wait to raise our family here and we are looking forward to making many memories together!
We love our community and being so near Philadelphia allows us to take advantage of the great museums, zoos and sporting events in the city while still being able to enjoy living in this charming suburb.
Our community has so much to offer with activities for children almost every weekend! During the summers, there are weekly movies at the park, open community pool and library, constant sporting events and great 4th of July fireworks every year. Throughout the year, children can enjoy the many holiday parades and festivities, communities days and numerous activities available to them.
On top of all the possible fun events for children in this community, we also live in a great school district. We love our town and home and am sure your child would love to grow up here too!
Our Extended Families
We both come from very close-knit, fun and loving families. Kelly has one older brother who is married with a 15-year-old daughter that live 20 minutes away and another older brother who lives in North Carolina. Her parents are retired and living in a great community in Florida.
Mario has two sisters, one brother and a 19-year-old nephew. His parents are retired and all of his family live in Mexico.
We typically alternate holidays between both families, sometimes traveling to Mexico and other times, traveling to Florida. It makes for a lot of fun memories! When we are with our families, we are always laughing together and having a great time both in U.S. and Mexico. We love to play cards, board games and when we are all at our house, we play a lot of ping pong that we have in our finished basement.
Both of our parents are extremely excited about the idea of another grandchild. Your child would be so deeply loved by all family members, including our four-legged friends.
From Us to You
Our names are Mario and Kelly and we met 15 years ago while we were both working at a local diner. Our connection was instant! We were blessed to be married in 2008 in a ceremony with our closest family and friends.
Currently, Mario owns his own sub-contracting company and it's growing each day. He is extremely responsible and organized, which not only makes him a great leader in his business, but these qualities will also allow him to be a tremendous father one day. Kelly is a clinical trial manager working for Johnson & Johnson. Her company has outstanding benefits for families and is always supportive of the need for a healthy work/life balance. She works from home most days of the week, which is wonderful!
Since the beginning our marriage, we always knew we wanted a family. Mario is a natural when it comes to raising children as he played a large part in raising both of his younger siblings. After we got married we waited a couple years before trying to start a family to focus on our career. By our mid-thirties we were more than ready to start a family however we unexpectedly found ourselves struggling with infertility. After several years infertility treatments we found new hope in adoption.
As difficult as it was to go through infertility, adoption was always something we planned to pursue regardless of having a biological child or not. This is because adoption is something we have seen first-hand between both our family and friends. Kelly's father and best friend were both adopted and Mario was adopted by his step-father. We have only ever experienced adoption in the most positive way and can't wait to be able to grow our family in this way, too!
We are an interracial couple as Kelly is Caucasian and Mario is Mexican. To us, we get the best of both worlds! We celebrate all holidays and traditions from both of our cultures. For example, we'll celebrate both U.S. and Mexican Independence Days. We welcome diversity in our family. Most of Mario's family currently resides in Mexico, so we travel there a couple times a year. Your child would travel with us and get to see all the amazing areas, traditions and heritage that Mexico has to offer.
We are looking forward to getting to know you and building a relationship with you as we would love to incorporate any cultural or family traditions that are important to you, as well.
As a couple, we love to socialize, laugh and have fun with friends and family. We laugh so hard during game nights and make so many memories that always make for good stories! In our community there are always many parties, picnics and BBQ's almost every weekend with many children in attendance. Your child would have no shortage of new friends to eventually play with! We look forward to the days when we can take a child to the pumpkin patch, visit Santa, and do all the fun things that we enjoyed growing up. We also love to travel as much as we can.
We are eager to expand our family and excited and committed to providing your baby with a loving home. We look forward to building a relationship with you now and in the future as you wish. We will share pictures, stories and emails with you on a regular basis so that you may see how your child is growing and how well they are doing. We are also open to visits with one another if that is something you would prefer, as well. You will never be denied updates or pictures of your baby. We all want to ensure your baby has the greatest, loving life possible and we want to be able to provide you the peace of mind that your child is loved unconditionally.
We understand you have a very difficult decision ahead of you. Please know that you are an amazing person who is making an incredibly tough decision that we admire and respect. We cannot express enough how excited and eager we are to become parents and it would not be possible without your strength and courage.
Mario & Kelly
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