Meet Orlando & Lauren
A video message from Orlando & Lauren
A Letter from Orlando & Lauren
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you about our family. We are a fun-loving and adventurous family of four from Pennsylvania. We are thrilled to adopt again and are excited to welcome your child into our family. We live near plenty of fun places to explore, from hiking trails to zoos and parks, and we look forward to sharing those experiences with your child. We look forward to getting to know you and your hopes for your child’s future. We would be honored to be chosen by you.
We met 13 years ago in Philadelphia while Lauren was finishing up medical school and Orlando was working full time in sales. We got married 3 years later and have continued to grow closer ever since. Since moving back to Pennsylvania, after a short stint in the midwest, we have been a lot closer to our extended family and found a church we feel at home in.
After years of trying to start our family, we were blessed with our daughter, Madison, and shortly after that were again blessed with the opportunity to adopt our son, Lamar. Having two preschoolers, our home is filled with lots of energy and laughter. Family time is a priority for us- whether it’s going on a road trip, an adventure around town or just being silly at home- we like having a good time together. We know we have more love to give and feel drawn towards adopting again as a way to continue to grow our family
Lauren is truly a dynamic woman. She is a fun-loving and compassionate individual and mom. Lauren is a big sports fan and we enjoy rooting for Philly sports teams, especially the Eagles! In her career as a doctor, Lauren is extremely hard working and loves helping the patients as well as the residents she supervises. As a mother, Lauren is the most nurturing person I have ever met. She is loving, energetic, and patient. I feel extremely lucky to call her my wife.
Lauren enjoys going on road trips, whether it be to a new stadium or to visit a zoo. She enjoys hiking and anything else that takes her outdoors. Lauren also loves to scrapbook and is currently working on a memory book for each of the kids. She is excited about putting another one together for our next child.
Orlando is a kind and loyal family man. He works part-time delivering groceries for people who are unable to leave their homes to shop. He is also a part-time stay-at-home dad! He is very handy around the house and has taught himself how to do many different things, even building an enclosed porch onto our house. For fun, he enjoys being active- especially playing soccer and running. Orlando is creative and energetic and is continuously coming up with new games and activities for our kids to enjoy. For example, he put together an “art cart” and makes a point to include all of us in the vegetable (and fruit) garden he is working on outside. He is such a loving father to our children. He is incredibly supportive of us all and I know he is excited to share his passion for projects and fun with our next child.
Our daughter, Madison, is a playful and affectionate 4-year-old while our son, Lamar, 3.5 years old, is silly and energetic! They enjoy playing together; whether it’s feeding and caring for their baby dolls, cooking up a meal in their play kitchen, or reading books together. They love running around outside in our yard or at one of the local parks.
We both have a deep passion for being with our extended family. We are blessed to have a tremendous support system on both sides! Lauren’s parents live in the next town over and we get to hang out with them regularly. Though the rest of the family lives a little farther away, we still see them several times throughout the year. Everyone is very excited about welcoming another member to the family.
We live in a two-story, 5-bedroom home on 1.5 acres of unfenced land. We have a dedicated room for a nursery and another as a playroom. Our yard is spacious with plenty of room to run and play in- something we always enjoy doing! We have a playset in the front yard, soccer goals in the backyard, and a long driveway for riding bikes or playing basketball. We even have a hill to go sledding right in our backyard.
We live in a small town and are close to the river and multiple local parks. We love the area where we live because our street is fairly quiet with friendly neighbors. It gives us a nice balance of space to spread out while still being close to town.
We promise to love your child unconditionally. We will provide a loving and supportive environment where they can grow, learn and explore. We will introduce them to a wide variety of different experiences and ultimately help them discover their own path in life. We will encourage hard work and dedication in pursuit of their dreams as well as kindness and caring toward everyone they meet.
We look forward to shared laughter and making memories together as a family. We are open to keeping in touch with you through letters and pictures and if you are interested, visits. You will always be spoken of in love and respect and your child will know that they have not just one, but two families that love them.
Learn More About Orlando & Lauren
|Our Education||Bachelors in Marketing||Medical Doctor|
|Our Professions||Delivery Driver||Pediatrician and General Medicine Doctor|
|Our Racial Background||African American||Caucasian|
|Some of Orlando & Lauren 's Favorites|
|Food||Monte Cristo or Club sandwich||Fondue or anything Orlando makes on the grill|
|Disney Movie||Mulan||Lion king and Moana|
|Smell||After the rain or ocean breeze||Fresh brewed coffee and warm chocolate chip cookies|
|Hobby||Outdoor adventures finding new trails or places to take photos||Exploring new places outside together as a family, watching all kinds of sports|
|Part of the day||Sunrise or sunset||Reading stories and snuggling with our kids before bed|
|Ice cream flavor||Peanut butter moose tracks||Chocolate with chunks of chocolate brownie (and maybe some chocolate sauce on top)|
|Season||Spring - I love the feeling of newness||Spring - When the weather starts getting warm and the trees start blooming|
|More About Our Family|
|How adoption has touched our family|
About 2 year ago now we adopted our son Lamar through Lifetime. He was one and a half when we adopted him and he has been such an incredible addition to our family. The process of getting to know his birth mom leading up to the adoption was special and we have enjoyed being able to keep in touch with her since. We frequently share updates via text, video chat from time to time, and had a chance for an in person visit this past summer. (We plan to continue with yearly in person visits.) We talk openly about his adoption journey and welcome his questions. It is important to us that he always knows not only how much we love him but how much his birth mom loves him and how much we love and respect her.
|4 Things We Love About Where We Live|
* We love the chance to experience 4 seasons: we can play in the leaves in the fall, go sledding and build snowmen in the winter, splash around in nearby creek in the spring, and head to the beach in the summer
Both Lauren and Orlando grew up in the church and feel it’s important to continue to make our faith an important part of our family. We are committed to helping teach our children about what we believe and encourage them to ask questions. We attend a church locally and feel that our church “family” has been a tremendous source of support.
|Some things we enjoy doing together as a family|
- Making breakfast together on weekend mornings
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months old
Yes, we are open to twins!
Yes we are open to a sibling group (with the oldest child being two years old.)
Thank you for taking the time to view our profile and consider us in your adoption plan! Our hearts and our home are ready to welcome your child! We promise to love your child unconditionally and help them discover their own path in life. It would be great to get to know you, understand what you want your adoption to look like, and learn what you want for your child’s future. We hope to speak with you soon.