La Novia and Ernest

What is your family like? What do you do for fun? What are some of your routines or traditions?

Our family is easy going. We enjoy bike rides, gardening, reading, and swimming. We walk most evenings after dinner. Our walks are a chance to explore new neighborhoods and stay connected with each other. Every few months or so we use our walks as an opportunity to have a family meeting where we discuss our goals, our concerns, and our future plans. We love music and we start most Saturdays listening to Neal’s record collection. You can also find us at the library some weekends as we are both avid readers.

Briefly describe your education level and current career without giving specific information like school or company names.

We both attended college and believe in having a solid education. La’ Novia has always had a passion for helping others. She earned a master’s degree in education and helps students prepare for college as an education coordinator for a non-profit. Ernest runs a small business that markets innovative consumer products.

Give a few details about your home and community, without any identifying information.

We live in a ranch style home in a family-oriented neighborhood. Our home is filled with laughter, music, prayer, home-cooked meals, and books. We love a clean house, and we enjoy making our home warm and inviting!

We are a short drive from a quaint downtown square with coffee shops, parks, local businesses, convenience stores, and clothing stores. We live in a small town that’s about an hour drive from a bustling city and its art galleries, city zoo, theatres, restaurants, and other cultural attractions. We have the best of both worlds!

Why are you adopting?

We want to adopt because we love children and value family. We believe that family is the cornerstone of society and the foundation that every person needs. We want to expand our family and provide love and care for a child.

What will you tell your child about his or her birthparents and their adoption decision?

We will tell our adopted child that they are loved by two sets of parents. The birthparents who brought them in the world and us, their adopted parents, who will raise them and give them the support they need to become complete adults.

We will make a commitment to the child’s birthparents to love the child. At the same time, we want this child to achieve his/her dreams and become a strong and capable person. Our adopted child will have a strong family foundation filled with positive values and an abundance of love from our existing family and friends.