Lawrence & Nancy

Dear Birth Mom:

Hello! We are Nancy, Larry and Adriana. We live near the beach in Los Angeles and hope to welcome a new baby to the family. We feel so blessed to have been given the gift of a child through adoption. We are so thankful to Adriana’s birthmother, Rachel, for giving us this most precious gift. Although we are separated by many miles, we hold Rachel close in our hearts and keep in touch through pictures, letters and emails. We hope to be given the gift of becoming parents again and for Adriana to become a big sister through adoption.

About Lawrence & Nancy

Hello! We are Nancy, Larry and Adriana. We live near the beach in Southern California and hope to welcome a new baby to the family. We have been together for 12 years and married for 9 years. Nancy is a teacher with a Master’s degree in Education. Larry is a forensic scientist with a PhD in Physical Chemistry. Adriana is on track to graduate preschool with flying colors. We are so grateful that you have taken the time to allow us to introduce ourselves. Please know that you have our support and respect for the strength and courage you are showing in considering adoption. We wish you peace as you search for the right family. Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit about us.

Fun Facts

Fun Facts about Nancy

1. Went on an archeological dig of a Roman fort one summer and found tile and pottery from about 2000 years ago
2. Taught in an elementary school in a small village in England for a teacher exchange program.
3. Hasn’t met a chocolate chip cookie she didn’t like
4. Left -handed
5. Has been to 49 of the 50 states… still waiting for that
Alaskan vacation.

Fun Facts about Larry:

1. Attempts to play the bass guitar, right now just playing scales
2. Thinks his mother-in-law makes the best chocolate chip cookies in the world
3. Interested in spiritual development
4. Enjoys trying out new recipes… sometimes this results in getting delivery pizza
5. Loves baked goods with sprinkles

Fun Facts about Adriana:

1. Prefers mac n’ cheese over chicken nuggets at fine  restaurants.
2. Can do a pull up on the gymnastics bar
3. Has mastered 1st position in ballet
4. Loves strawberry ice cream
5. Can name all the characters at Disneyland

Meet Nancy- written by Larry

Nancy has taught me that every day should contain a smile and an “I love you.” Her sense of fairness and justice are only second to her desire to bring joy and laughter to those she holds dear. She is a compassionate woman whose desire to help others leads her to excel in her profession as an elementary school teacher. She takes the stress of the day away with many hugs, and appreciates being around friends and family. As a mother, Nancy surrounds our daughter, Adriana, with a sense of wonder, playfulness, and understanding. We have a group of friends with children the same age as Adriana and Nancy is always in the mix of games and laughter.  Nancy is a gifted nurturer, and an amazing mother. She has a smile that brightens up my day and a personality that welcomes those around her. She is never shy for conversation and enjoys making people smile and laugh. I look forward to seeing her share her playful heart with another child in our family.

Meet Larry- written by Nancy

Larry is kind, smart, funny, patient and the most loyal person I know.  I love him more every day.  Family is extremely important to Larry and he does whatever he can to build our relationship. He does all the little things to build our relationship like checking in during the day just to see how I’m doing. Larry is a Forensic Scientist, similar to the CSI shows on TV.  He’s the science guy who stays in the lab and does all the tests. He cooks, he cleans, he knows all kinds of cool science things and he was a sailor in the US Navy.  He’s my Renaissance Man. Larry is an amazing dad.  He is a great partner in parenting.  He was always willing to change diapers and pick up the toys off the floor.  When Adriana was an infant, Larry took the 4am feeding!  He’s always up for trying new things.  You can often find him sitting on the living room floor wearing one of Adriana’s hats reading one of her favorite books or in the backyard in the kiddie pool having a splashfight with Adriana.

Meet Adriana:

Adriana can’t wait to be a big sister!  She is a cheerful, kind-hearted little girl.  She is 4 years old and she loves ballet, gymnastics, going to the park and playing with her friends.  She also loves to figure out how things work.  When she was 2, she got hold of her dad’s phone and posted a video of Itsy Bitsy Spider on facebook.  Adriana is very sweet with younger kids.  She can’t wait to be a big sister!

Our Home:

We live in a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house on a tree-lined street in Southern California. Our home is filled with bright, happy colors and fun things from our travels. We have a private back yard with trees and grass and two happy pups (Cookie and Biscuit). We look forward to seeing another little one join in the backyard fun.  Our neighborhood is multi-cultural and diverse, with many families with young children and award-winning schools.  We are a couple of miles from the ocean, bike trails, hiking trails, and parks.  We enjoy hanging out on the deck with friends, going to the many parks nearby or playtime in the backyard.  Our dogs love people (especially kids), but they’re not too keen about the local squirrel that insists on visiting the back yard often.  Cookie is a Toy Fox Terrier mix who loves to cuddle and will dance for treats.  Biscuit is a Chihuahua mix who loves to play and thinks everyone should rub her belly.

A Special Note about Adoption and Thank You

Thank you again for taking the time to get to know us a little.  We wish the best for you and your child.  If you decide that we may be a part of that, we promise to love your child unconditionally in an environment of compassion, love, and learning and to parent him/her to be a confident, kind person.


To learn more about a family,
Call Vista Del Mar

(310) 836-1223 ext 281