Dear Expectant Mother,
HELLO!! : We just wanted to say that no matter which family you choose, we are thankful that you are choosing life. We can't imagine how difficult this is for you. You should feel brave and empowered. We are praying for you. We wish you peace and comfort as you navigate this process. We accept the blessing and responsibility of adoption with both excitement and humility.
Nice to "meet" you! We are Rudy & Lara! We've been together since senior year of college and married since 2009. My wife and I both played sports in college. I was a linebacker on the football team and Lara was a softball pitcher. Now, I am a Neurosurgeon/Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery and Lara is enjoying the rewarding work of being a stay-at-home mom. We both come from loving and stable families with humble backgrounds. My wife & I agree that sense of humor was a major draw that we have to each other. We believe laughter, prayer, hard work and commitment are keys to a happy home.
We have a 2.5 year old daughter named Lilah, who we were blessed with after infertility treatments. She is energetic, adventurous and talks often about wanting a baby sibling that she can play with. We have always believed we were called to have more than 1 child. We are so excited to see what that future looks like and to offer all the love and nurturing to another little one! No matter what, every child in our family will be treated as the best!
We love animals and can't wait to teach your little one how to love on animals too! We have 2 long-haired Chihuahuas. They are 5 lbs each and are lap dogs that love to cuddle. Their favorite thing to do, other than eat, is steal and play with Lilah's toys.
We just moved in to a new home, that we built, in a quiet development, that has lots of other families with kids. This part of Maine is simply beautiful and ideal for families! We love spending time outdoors and are mid-process of making the backyard a fun and safe place to play. Our neighborhood has a 1-mile loop that we walk together often!
We have so much love and support of family and friends in the adoption process. Our friends with young children can't wait for us to expand our family and add another to the play dates! Lara has 3 adopted cousins as well! We look forward to meeting you, if that is something that you desire, and we are very flexible on whatever makes you the most comfortable in that relationship going forward!
Thanks for reading this! With Love and open arms, Rudy & Lara