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Meet Simona and Andrea A.-R.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us as you are making this very important decision. We cannot imagine how difficult this time must be for you – we are truly humbled by your strength and selflessness. We know you will make the best choice for your child, and we are sure you will find a wonderful family. Please know that if you give us the opportunity, we will love your child unconditionally for the rest of our lives.
We met in Ithaca (NY) 12 years ago, on a cold January evening. We were introduced by common friends over dinner, and quickly became close. With warmer temperatures, we fell in love, and never let go of each other.
Four years later we had Maya: she is the kindest child, with the strongest will. She is always happy and very caring. She loves animals, and when she grows up, she wants to study dinosaurs. Her favorite things to do are playing with her friends and go to the pool.
Simona is a biologist and works in a research lab at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Andrea is a professor at Miami University. He teaches and writes books about Italian history and culture.
We both love our jobs, but we enjoy spending time together as a family the most. Our flexible schedules allow us to always be there for Maya, as we will always be for all our children. We especially like to eat waffles in our sunroom on weekends while listening to whatever music Maya chooses, and have family nights.
Andrea’s birthday party
Since the beginning of our relationship, we always had adoption in mind as a wonderful way to grow our family and open our home to a new life. Being parents has filled our lives with so much extra love and joy, that we cannot wait to have a second child and help her or him to grow into a happy, independent, caring human being. Maya is also very excited to become a big sister, give all her love and cuddles to a sibling, and read bedtime stories.
Sunday play date
Our Home and Community
We live in the Greater Cincinnati Area with our kitty Hermione, in a family-oriented neighborhood and a good school district. Although our relatives are in Europe (but always eager to see us, especially at Christmas time) we made several strong bonds in Cincinnati, and we have friends that we can truly call “our chosen family”. They are our community and our support system: we hang out a lot, our kids are friends, we go on vacation together, and we always have each other’s back.
Simona, Andrea, Maya
Our Family At a Glance
We live in the Greater Cincinnati area. We have been married since December 2011. Andrea is a University professor, Simona is a biologist, and Maya is a future scientist (or painter). We enjoy spending time with friends, cooking, traveling, hiking, listening to music, and reading great books. We believe that we are all important, that differences make us unique and special, and that we all deserve to be loved.
For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.