Hello! We are Lauren and Sandra. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us! We have spent the last 13 years learning and growing together, and are ready to grow our family.
We live in a diverse town in southern New Jersey. Lauren is originally from New Jersey, while Sandra is from New York City. We are an interracial family, and living in a diverse area is very important to us. We enjoy exploring nearby cities, seeing movies, going for walks around the neighborhood lake, comedy, game nights, and trying new recipes.
One of our favorite things about our relationship is how much we complement each other. While Lauren is outgoing and talkative, Sandra is shy and reserved. Lauren wants to jump in head first, while Sandra prefers to take her time. Lauren’s outgoing personality has encouraged Sandra to try new things, and Sandra’s reserved nature has showed Lauren the value in slowing down.
When imagining our growing family, we always knew that adoption was the right choice for us. Sandra has felt strongly about becoming a parent through adoption since childhood, and Lauren was raised with two close cousins who joined their families through adoption. We strongly believe that adoption is the best fit for us, and are so excited to build our family through the adoption process. If chosen, your child will be raised in a loving, supportive, positive, and nurturing home, always knowing that they came to us with love.
Your bravery and strength is beyond admirable, and we wish you all the love and encouragement in the world as you continue this journey.
Lauren and Sandra
Fun Facts about Lauren & Sandra:
Favorite places: NYC (Sandra’s hometown) and Chicago (where we first met!). We also love the water, and like to visit and explore new waterfronts during weekend road trips.
Favorite foods: Lauren comes from an Italian family, and loves a classic Italian dinner of pasta, salad and garlic bread. Sandra loves Mexican food, especially tacos from her favorite Los Angeles taco stand.
Favorite sports teams: Sandra is a huge sports fan, especially soccer and basketball. Her favorite teams include Real Madrid FC and the New York Knicks. Lauren comes from a family of devoted Phillies fans, but prefers the Mets.
Favorite holidays: We love Halloween and really enjoy coming up with our yearly couple’s costume. We also love celebrating Christmas and Thanksgiving with our families and close friends.
Favorite music: Sandra is a fan of hip-hop and pop music, while Laurens taste in music is truly stuck in the 90’s (she still listens to CD’s!)