Thank you! Thank you for having the courage, strength, and compassion to consider adoption. The difficulty of the decision you are faced with is one that we are unable to comprehend, but we are so grateful that you would even consider it; because for people like us that arenâ€™t able to have our own biological children, you are our miracle.
Our story started as a great friendship that turned into an eternal love. We have been married since 2003 and because David is from Spain, that is where we decided to live after we got married. As much as we love Spain, after 10 years there and with much consideration we decided that it was time to move to the U.S. The deciding factor for us was that we knew we would have more possibilities to grow our family through adoption here in the States. In 2015 we were blessed to add to our family, through adoption, our sweet daughter LuÃ§i; she has brought so much joy to our lives. LuÃ§i is now four years old. Through a book we made for her and read to her often, she knows how she came to be part of our family and is now asking â€œwhoâ€™s tummy is holding her brother or sister?â€
Shortly after we began the adoption process the first time, due to Davidâ€™s work, we moved to the Bahamas. That is where LuÃ§i spent her first 4 years. We loved living on our little island, but after hurricane Dorian last year we had to move to Florida. We are glad we made the move because the neighborhood we live in is amazing! There are kids everywhere, pools, tennis and basketball courts, and a great community of young families.
As a couple, we love time together, playing tennis, card games, and going out on date nights. Both of us play piano and we are now starting to teach LuÃ§i how to play. We hope we are instilling in her a love for music. The three of us also love a good dance party for no reason! David also plays soccer, chess, and loves all outdoor activities. Cindi has started to really enjoy gardening and is involved with service projects at our church, but mostly loves being a stay-at-home mom. Above all we cherish the time we have teaching, playing, and swimming with LuÃ§i.
Our little trio has been able to enjoy life to the fullest. We enjoy our day to day routine of games, playdoh, ABCâ€™s, and pool time, but we have also been able to travel all over the world. Before she turned 4 LuÃ§i had visited more than 8 countries and been on over 100 plane rides. Learning about other cultures and people is something that is very important to us. We teach our children that even though people and places are different, those differences are what make the world such a special place. David speaks three languages, Cindi speaks two, and from birth, LuÃ§i has been learning both English and Spanish.
Both of us grew up in LDS (Mormon) households where we were taught the importance of family. Here in the U.S., we have a large extended family with many nieces and nephews who adore their cousin LuÃ§i and are so excited to have another little cousin to dote on. In Spain, we have two nieces that we love and miss, but make time to FaceTime with often. We have both been blessed to see first-hand, through the examples of our parents, what it means to put family first and the importance of unconditional love. We are doing our best to â€œfollow in their footstepsâ€ and provide our children with a home filled with love and laughter.
As you make your brave decision, I hope that you will be comforted, knowing how loved and well taken care of your child will be. LuÃ§i wants to say â€œthank youâ€ for carrying her brother or sister in your tummy. We wish all the best for you at this time and throughout your life. Again, thank you for helping our dreams come true.
David, Cindi, and LuÃ§i