To Someone Special, we are excited and grateful that you may consider us as adoptive parents to your child.
Hello and Ciao! We are Dan and Simona. We are an Italian-American couple – Simona is from Italy, Dan from the U.S. – living and working in New York City. It is our dream to become parents through adoption.
We hope you will take a few minutes to learn more about us and all that we have to offer to a child. We hope you will see the love we have for each other and for our dog Ugo (our furry baby). We love being a family, doing things together, walking in the park, visiting the beach or the zoo and we can not wait to have a baby to share these things with. We both have flexible jobs and Simona works from home which makes our situation ideal to raise a child. Also, we have families and friends who support us and can not wait to share this adventure with us.
A big part of our bond as a couple is we are both very sensitive people. Yes, we cry at shows like “This Is Us,” but it’s deeper than that. We have each dealt with a lot of hardship in our lives. And that’s made us very empathetic and protective – not just of each other, but of the vulnerable among us. We get gooey inside when we see cute babies on the street. And we get angry when see pictures of abused dogs in the paper. So when we started getting serious as a couple, we knew early on and deep down that we wanted to have a child to care for. We had so much love to give!
We also knew early on that, because we found each other later in life, that adoption was the best option for us. Since then, we have been moved by all the amazing stories we have heard from our friends and colleagues who have adopted. One that was especially touching: a couple in Washington who went to an orphanage to adopt a child. . . and then went back for a second. . . and ended up with a family of five. Those stories helped us appreciate the special joy and meaning that comes from making this choice. And they made us even more sure that adoption was the right path for our family. So here we are!