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Marcelo & Laura

Thank you for reading our profile! We are a family who wish for nothing more than the opportunity to welcome a child, to share love, to see them grow into a happy and successful life of their own. We are parents who have much more to give, and a daughter who is excited to welcome a new brother or sister to look after and share her life with.

About Us

Marcelo
Laura
Job
Software Architect
Director of Business Management
Education
Bachelor's Degree
Some College
Children
Uma
Relationship
Legally Married

Cultural Heritage

We were both born and raised in Argentina, and always speak Spanish at home, including our daughter. We eat traditional foods like empanadas (beef turnovers) and milanesas (breaded chicken or beef, thinly sliced). Our family stories are stories of struggle and sacrifice, but also of hard work, open-ness and integration, and of hope for a better tomorrow for our children. We respect cultural diversity and understand that it takes active work to pass down our heritage to our children. It's not something that just happens, and it's not enough to just read a book or watch a documentary - but it's something enriching and dignifying, and it's worth the work.

Our goal is to provide your child not only our heritage, but also your own. We're committed to seeking out and passing on history, role models, traditions and experiences - we're fortunate to have friends from many different backgrounds from across the world we can turn to for help, who can act as mentors and advisors if needed. Whatever your background may be, we are committed to honoring it.

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Waiting for the Luau to Start

Our favorite vacation spot, other than visiting our extended families in Argentina, is Maui, a quiet island in Hawaii. We've been there a few times and always look forward to our next visit.

We have a favorite beach called Baby Beach. The water is shallow for a long distance into the sea, and the area is protected from the wind so there are hardly any waves. It's a great place to relax, play in the sand, or splash in the water. In Maui, we don't have a watch with us. We spend the day following whatever activity we choose to, surfing, shopping or sunbathing. In the evenings, we can get delicious shaved ice, get fresh seafood, and watch the sunset over the ocean.

We work hard throughout the year, but any time we can get away to a little bit of paradise we come back energized, ready to take on anything, and full of new memories that we'll cherish forever. We would love the opportunity to have your child in these memories, to have him grow up appreciating the beauty of nature, and to find joy not only in the excitement of our everyday lives, but also in a quiet, laid-back lifestyle.

Our Daughter, Uma

Uma Can't Wait to be a Big Sister!

We have a seven year old daughter who we have raised to be open minded and tolerant, to stand up for those who are being treated unfairly, to be caring and think of others, to work hard for what she wants and practice to be excellent at whatever she chooses.

We work hard to give her a solid education and encourage her to try different activities that she might enjoy, from learning to play a guitar (which didn't take) to swimming (which very much did). We’re not raising her in any religion and will let her choose her own path, but we're making sure she holds our values, like helping those less fortunate and the value of human dignity, work, family and community.

Uma is kind-hearted and full of energy, and loves gymnastics and dancing. She's wanted a little brother or sister for a long time, and can't wait to take care of her new sibling, loving and sharing everything - even looking forward to helping us change diapers or rock them to sleep.

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Disney Fun
Disney Fun
Silly Girls
Silly Girls
Beach Day in Cozumel
Beach Day in Cozumel
We Love Spending Time in Argentina with Family
We Love Spending Time in Argentina with Family
We Love Going on Adventures Together
We Love Going on Adventures Together
Hanging Out with the Seahawk Mascot
Hanging Out with the Seahawk Mascot
Building a Playhouse
Building a Playhouse
We Love Disneyland!
We Love Disneyland!
Stuffy Attack!
Stuffy Attack!
Fun Night Out with Friends
Fun Night Out with Friends
Laura Skiing with a Friend
Laura Skiing with a Friend
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
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Disney Fun
Disney Fun
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Silly Girls
Silly Girls
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Beach Day in Cozumel
Beach Day in Cozumel
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We Love Spending Time in Argentina with Family
We Love Spending Time in Argentina with Family
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We Love Going on Adventures Together
We Love Going on Adventures Together
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Hanging Out with the Seahawk Mascot
Hanging Out with the Seahawk Mascot
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Building a Playhouse
Building a Playhouse
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We Love Disneyland!
We Love Disneyland!
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Stuffy Attack!
Stuffy Attack!
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Fun Night Out with Friends
Fun Night Out with Friends
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Laura Skiing with a Friend
Laura Skiing with a Friend
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Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

Our Extended Families

Christmas in Argentina

Laura has her parents and her younger brother living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a younger sister living with her husband and kids in the Netherlands. The three siblings grew up in Argentina in various towns, following their father's work assignments as an Army Officer. Laura loved her close-knit family and spending the summers in her grandparent's house in a small town outside Buenos Aires, where they didn't have much but made the most of the area and each other, going fishing, playing until dark or making some dessert with her grandma.

Marcelo with His Mom & Brother

Marcelo has his mother and older brother also living in Buenos Aires. They love discovering new places to eat every Sunday when they get together. Some of our best memories as a family are weekends spent playing tennis, swimming or just hanging out together around the house, everyone engrossed in a book.

We travel at least once a year to Buenos Aires, spending Christmas and New Year with our extended families in the southern summertime. It's a wonderful time to relax, have ice cream, swim in a pool and just spend time with each other. The grandparents also love this time with their grandkids and treasure it dearly. Everyone is so very excited to welcome your child - the youngest in the family! - and shower them with love and attention.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in beautiful Washington, across the lake from Seattle, the Emerald City. We're surrounded by lakes, mountains, and evergreen trees. It's full of families from all over the world, a residential area where kids can gather and play outside after school. Our neighbors have kids of various ages, and we love trading recipes, desserts or baked goodies with them.

We are fortunate to live in a three story house with plenty of natural light. At the top is the master bedroom and a small study area, then below the kitchen and living room area where we spend most of our time as we all gather to eat, read and watch TV together, and at ground level we have two bedrooms - one for our daughter, and one which we plan to make your child's when they are old enough.

Behind our house we have a closed garden where we grow herbs and tomatoes, where our dog lies in the sun and barks at passing birds, where we get together with friends for a weekend BBQ, and we set up an above-ground pool to cool ourselves in summer.

From Us to You

We are Laura and Marcelo, and would like to start by introducing ourselves. We have been married since 2005 and have a seven-year old daughter, and for a long time the three of us have felt our family isn't complete. We have been unable to conceive another child after trying for a while, but we have always been open to the idea of adoption, and our minds are set on this course.

We have a lot of love to give to your child, as well as the opportunity to grow up in a great environment. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful area in Washington, surrounded by lakes, mountains and trees. Both of us have had successful careers in technology with no signs of slowing down, in a company that provides plenty of benefits to parents and their families. There are great education opportunities, and our personal, school and work lives are filled with people from all over the world and with different backgrounds.

We love to travel, ski, go to the beach, and experience new things - activities, food, music, places, books - and above all love doing it together as a family.

We were both born in Argentina, and stand proud of our Latin heritage. We know well that it takes effort to provide a child with a sense of self and place in history and in the world, and we're committed to putting that work in for your child. We believe in family, helping those less fortunate, the dignity of each human being and the respect they deserve, and that diversity makes for a fairer, more interesting world.

We won't pretend we can ever fully understand the position you are in right now. We believe you care about your child and are looking to make the best decision for them, and we respect that tremendously. We truly wish the best for you and your child.

What we can do is assure you that your child will be loved, cared for and grow up to be a happy, independent person; someone who can take charge of their own destiny, confident in our unbreakable support. We believe family comes first, and we don't take our commitment lightly - we will be the best parents we can be for your child, for the rest of our lives.

We would prefer an open adoption but understand we need to figure out the right path for everyone. We will send you letters and pictures for sure if you desire, and are open to more contact or visits if that is something you’re interested in.

We understand you're probably reading multiple letters, and there are difficult decisions ahead for you. Whatever your decision, we're rooting for you - we're all in this world together. It would be our greatest honor and joy to be a loving family to your child.

Love & respect,

Marcelo & Laura

Favorites

Marcelo
Laura
Actor
Harrison Ford
Hugh Laurie
Actress
Amy Adams
Kerry Washington
Animal
Dog
Panther
Author
Jorge Luis Borges
Jorge Luis Borges
Book
Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter Series
Candy Bar
Snickers
Any Chocolate
Cartoon
Gravity Falls
Phineas and Ferb
Childhood Memory
Summer days at the beach with my family
Spending summer with my cousins at my grandparents house. We didn't have much but my grandparents will make homemade ice cream, we will play games every night and go fishing or biking during the day.
Childhood Toy
He-Man
My baby doll
Children's Book
The Little Prince
The Little Prince
City
Auckland, New Zealand
New York
Classic Movie
Casablanca
7 Samurai
Color
Green
Black
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Rice Pudding
Ice Cream
Disney Movie
The Fox and the Hound
Moana
Dream Car
Aston Martin
Tesla Model S
Dream Job
Architect (Computer Software)
COO
Dream Vacation
Hawaii
Maui
Family Activity
Ski days
Beach days
Flower / Plant
Forget-me-nots
Peonies
Food
Pizza
Dumplings
Form of Exercise
Jog
Walking
Fruit
Apple
Mango
Game
Risk
Hobby
Playing guitar
Making bracelets
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
All I Want for Christmas Is You (Make My Wish Come True Edition)
All I Want for Christmas Is You (Make My Wish Come True Edition)
Holiday Tradition
Getting up late on Christmas Day and eating leftovers from Christmas Eve
Waiting until midnight on Christmas eve to open our presents and celebrate.
Ice Cream
Dulce de Leche (Milk Caramel Spread)
Any :)
Junk Food
Cheeseburger
French Fries
Leisure Activity
Playing videogames
Go Shopping
Magazine
National Geographic
Vogue / People
Memory with a Child
Watching cartoons under the AC to escape the heat
Uma's first time at the beach in Maui
Memory with Spouse
First kiss on a beach in Mexico
Our first vacation together in Mexico
Movie
Arrival
The Devil wears Prada
Movie Munchie
Caramel corn
Gummies
Movie Quote
Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere
Florals? For Spring. Groundbreaking.
Movie Type
Science fiction
Comedy
Musical
Hamilton
Hamilton
Musical Group
The Beatles
Miranda! (Argentinean Pop Group) + Destiny's Child
Nursery Rhyme
Rainbow Connection by The Muppets
Landslide by Dixie Chicks
Olympic Event
Soccer
Tennis
Personal Hero
Ed Catmull
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Play
Othello
Poet
Antonio Machado
Maya Angelou
Quality about my Spouse
How she always works hard and makes her family a priority
His patience and kindness. He makes everyone around him happy.
Quote
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
Carpe diem (Seize the Day, Enjoy the day, trusting the future as little as possible . It's all about living in the moment.)
Restaurant
Din Tai Fung
Din Tai Fung
Sandwich
Turkey, Cheese and Tomato (No Mayo)
Italian
Scripture
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
Shopping Store
Nordstrom
Song
With or Without You
Beyonce - Run the World (Girls)
Sport to Play
Soccer
Tennis
Sport to Watch
Rugby
Soccer
Sports Star
Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi
Sports Team
Seahawks
Seahawks
Subject in School
Mathematics
Literature
Superhero
Batman
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Grilling Anything
Lamb Chomps
Time of Day
Early morning
Night
Tradition
Breakfast in Bed
Breakfast in Bed
TV Show
Lie to Me
RuPaul Drag Race
TV Show Character
Cal Lightman
Olivia Pope
Type of Music
Rock
Pop
Vacation Spot
Maui
Buenos Aires or any Beach :)
Video Game
Civilization
Plants vs Zombies

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