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Marc & Alicia

Thank you for looking at our profile. We always thought that having children would be our greatest adventure together. We love to explore the outdoors (including going to the beach!), enjoy all things baseball, and value education and public service. We are here to support you and would be happy to answer any questions you may have for us.

About Us

Marc
Alicia
Job
Investigator
Political-Military Advisor
Education
Master's Degree in International relations
Master's Degree in Public Policy
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Rooftop Game with Family

First and foremost we enjoy spending time together as family. We share a love of food (cooking AND eating!), game nights, movie nights, and anything that challenges us both to bring our own unique strengths together as one. We can’t wait to add a little one into the mix and to adapt our fun and traditions to include the personality and talents he or she will develop over time.

We love reading, and look forward to diving into children’s books and sharing those adventures with a child. We love staying active, including running and sports--Go Cubs! We will enjoy family trips to the ballpark and exploring any new activities with the child. We can’t wait to be our child’s number one fan! Our leisure time reflects what we enjoy as a family: adventure, learning new things, and enjoying each other’s company. Whether it's snuggled up on the couch with a good book or a bucket of popcorn for a movie--or digging our toes in the sand at the beach and basking in the sunshine--we will enjoy those moments together as a family.

How We Met

Celebrating Marc's Promotion

We met while graduate students in 2008. Marc had just finished active duty in the U.S. Army and was studying international relations, and Alicia had recently finished serving in the Peace Corps and was studying public policy We had a foreign policy class together and, by chance, happened to choose seats beside each other that we maintained for the rest of the quarter. Alicia thought Marc was the most interesting person she had ever met! We were raised in different parts of the country, yet our similar interests had brought us to the same school at the same time. After class one day we happened to be at the same local watering hole and struck up a conversation that lasted hours. We quickly discovered that we had similar values (family, education, and community) and interests (international affairs, outdoor activities, and food). We dated a little over three years before getting married in 2012.

Discussing Adoption

We look forward to ensuring our child never goes a day without understanding the beauty of their story and how they came into our lives. We want him or her to know what an amazing gift it is to have so many people in their world who care about them, love them, and want what is best for them and hope to maintain a connection with you as well so they can see just how amazing their biological family is. We want to instill a sense of pride in this experience, and will answer any question that may come up along the way with honesty and love. Adoption is one of the many ways that a family is created, and it will be an ongoing discussion in our home to ensure this child can feel comfortable in their identity and who they grow to become.

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Fun on Vacation
Fun on Vacation
Beautiful Sunset on Vacation
Beautiful Sunset on Vacation
Showing Our Niece a Blackhawk
Showing Our Niece a Blackhawk
Roman Ruins in Jordan
Roman Ruins in Jordan
Alicia Scuba Diving
Alicia Scuba Diving
Ready for the Air Show
Ready for the Air Show
Dressed Up for the Military Ball
Dressed Up for the Military Ball
Giving Our Nephew a Ride Around Boston
Giving Our Nephew a Ride Around Boston
 Spending Time with Our Dear Nieces
Spending Time with Our Dear Nieces
Exploring Casablanca
Exploring Casablanca
We Love to Run
We Love to Run
Made It Through a Very Cold & Wet Half Marathon
Made It Through a Very Cold & Wet Half Marathon
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Fun on Vacation
Fun on Vacation
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Beautiful Sunset on Vacation
Beautiful Sunset on Vacation
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Showing Our Niece a Blackhawk
Showing Our Niece a Blackhawk
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Roman Ruins in Jordan
Roman Ruins in Jordan
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Alicia Scuba Diving
Alicia Scuba Diving
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Ready for the Air Show
Ready for the Air Show
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Dressed Up for the Military Ball
Dressed Up for the Military Ball
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Giving Our Nephew a Ride Around Boston
Giving Our Nephew a Ride Around Boston
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 Spending Time with Our Dear Nieces
Spending Time with Our Dear Nieces
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Exploring Casablanca
Exploring Casablanca
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We Love to Run
We Love to Run
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Made It Through a Very Cold & Wet Half Marathon
Made It Through a Very Cold & Wet Half Marathon

Our Extended Families

Our Families

Marc grew up in suburban Texas as the youngest of three boys and Alicia grew up in a small town in Indiana with one younger brother. Our parents still live in Texas and Indiana, and our brothers live in Hawaii, California, and Georgia with our eight nieces and nephews; all places we enjoy visiting. When we visit Texas, we usually have a BBQ with Marc's cousins, godparents, and other extended family and friends. We try to time our visits to Indiana with the county fair, which is one of the largest in the nation! Our parents enjoy each others' company so much that they joined us in London for the holidays this past year.

Chilly Notre Dame Game with Alicia's Parents

We have regular phone dates and FaceTime calls with family and friends to keep up with the latest news. We love that we have been to watch our nieces, nephews, and friends' children grow up even when we are not co-located. We also enjoy hosting friends and family in our home: showing them around town, cooking meals together, and attending a local sports game.

One of the highlights of living abroad is the strength of the Embassy community, which quickly becomes a built-in support network. Adoption is very accepted in the community and we have already received so much support and encouragement from other families. Everyone is very excited to welcome a child into our lives!

Our House and Neighborhood

Nearby Park

Our home base is in Washington, D.C., just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the Smithsonian museums, and public parks. Living in D.C. means that we have regular access outdoor concerts, farmer's markets, and the amazing Fourth of July fireworks show!

Our Cozy Living Room

Because we work for the U.S. government, we also have the exciting opportunity to periodically live overseas (usually for 2-3 years at a time). We enjoy the opportunity to change our scenery and meet new people and have found the Embassy community to be tight-knit and welcoming. In our current post, Cairo, Egypt, we have a three-bedroom apartment in a safe neighborhood near the Nile River. Government-provided housing is large and well-maintained. We often host BBQs on our building's large rooftop, as it is a nice place to relax with some fresh air and has beautiful views of downtown Cairo. We have even potted some lime and orange trees on the rooftop and our first limes are almost ripe! The Embassy has a private club with a playground and activities for children in the community such as an annual Easter Egg hunt and Trick or Treating.

From Us to You

Hi there. Thank you for considering us. We are here to support you and would be happy to answer any questions you may have for us.

We always saw having children as our next great adventure. Married since 2012, we love to experience new cultures and food, entertain friends and family, and take on new challenges. For example, we are both currently learning Arabic. It's really hard! As avid baseball fans, we look forward to teaching, playing, and watching the beautiful and deliberate game that is baseball with a child. Our families share our love of the outdoors, and we hope to continue family hikes, camping trips (even if sometimes only as far as the backyard), and water activities together. We are looking forward to sharing our interests with a child, and as curious people with wide-ranging interests, we are delighted to foster and encourage additional interests the child may develop.

We welcome the opportunity to shift our day-to-day focus to that of a child’s needs. We look forward to experiencing life’s normal ups and downs through the perspective of a child, and sharing future adventures with a child. Alicia thinks what she will like most about being a parent is the ongoing learning: as the child learns and develops a personality, and as she learns to be a parent. Marc thinks he will most enjoy watching the child grow and develop. We value providing a structured environment so that he or she always feels safe, while encouraging their interests and personality through creative play. We look forward to incorporating a child into activities we already enjoy, such as watching and playing baseball, going to the beach, and travel.

We are committed to providing a loving, caring, fun, stable, and safe environment for a child. As lifelong learners, we value quality and comprehensive education, including languages, the arts, sciences, and math. We are well-equipped to provide the best education available and will reinforce that education through daily life. Alicia looks forward to reinforcing math and science concepts through baking cookies and Marc looks forward to modeling his drawing skills through coloring contests. Another value we hold is community service. Marc served as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army and Alicia served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa. While we both have moved on to other careers, we continue investing in our local community through various volunteer opportunities, which we hope will one day include volunteering at our child's school.

Adoption has renewed our hope of adding to our family, as we have been unable to have biological children. We have many friends who are adopted, or who have adopted, and have experienced first-hand what a valuable and positive experience it has been for all parties. We will be open and honest with a child in regards to adoption so that the child always understands that adoption is one of many loving ways a family is built. We would love to hear about the hopes and dreams you have for your child.

We imagine that you have questions about us, and will continue to have questions throughout our journey. Moving forward, we are happy to communicate with you through e-mails, letters, and pictures, and share with you the child's growth and experiences, if you are comfortable with that. We understand that your level of comfort may change over time. It is important to us that you are comfortable with your role in the child's life.

We imagine that you have questions about us, and will continue to have questions throughout our journey. Moving forward, we are happy and hopeful to stay connected with you through future phone and e-mail communication, photo sharing, video chatting, or even the ability to meet up again in person someday, should you desire.

All the best,

Marc & Alicia

Favorites

Marc
Alicia
Actor
Tom Hanks
Philip Seymour Hofman
Actress
Scarlett Johansson
Melissa McCarthy
Animal
Penguin
Sea turtle or camel
Author
Michael Lewis
Jesmyn Ward
Book
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Year of Magical Thinking
Candy Bar
Butterfinger
M&Ms
Cartoon
Garfield
Sleeping Beauty
Childhood Memory
Going to the amusement park
Going to the lake
Childhood Toy
GI Joe
Barbies
Children's Book
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Bernstein Bears
City
Washington, DC
Chicago
Classic Movie
Casablanca
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Color
Red
Green
Day of Week
Friday
Sunday
Dessert
Eclair
Cherry pie
Disney Movie
Sleeping Beauty
Dream Car
Porsche 911
Jeep Wrangler
Dream Vacation
Galapagos Islands
Japan
Family Activity
Board Games
Camping
Flower / Plant
Blue Bonnet
Tulips
Food
Pizza
All of it!
Form of Exercise
Crossfit
Running
Fruit
Watermelon
Cherries
Game
Poker
Euchre
Hobby
Underwater Photography
Baking
Holiday
Christmas
Fourth of July
Holiday Song
Drummer Boy
O Holy Night
Holiday Tradition
Reading the "The Night Before Christmas"
Stockings all of December
Ice Cream
Cookies and Cream
Pistachio
Junk Food
Chips
Chocolate cake
Leisure Activity
Reading
Reading
Magazine
The Atlantic
National Geographic
Memory with a Child
Birthday parties
Memory with Spouse
Attending baseball playoffs
Scuba diving in the Seychelles
Movie
The Natural
Bridesmaids
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Type
Adventure
Comedy
Musical
Les Miserables
Hamilton
Musical Group
George Strait
Weepies
Olympic Event
Baseball
Gymnastics
Poet
Rumi
Quality about my Spouse
Her Intelligence
His Sense of humor
Restaurant
Dakaiya Ramen
Ramen
Sandwich
Doner Kebab
Grilled cheese
Scripture
Psalm 46:10
Shopping Store
Amazon
Sport to Play
Softball
Softball
Sport to Watch
Baseball
Baseball
Sports Star
Max Scherzer
Javy Baez
Sports Team
Washington Nationals
Chicago Cubs
Subject in School
Engineering
Math
Superhero
Captain American
Captain Marvel
Thing to Cook
Pizza
Something I never have before
Time of Day
Morning
Evening
Tradition
Listing hits from the past year and hopes for the next
TV Show
Billions
Veep
TV Show Character
Daredevil
Type of Music
Country
Vacation Spot
Beach
Beach

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