Hello! We are Palestrina & Stephen along with our two kids, Aria & Piper, from Eastvale, California. We can’t even begin to express what an incredible mother you are, and how the decision you’re considering for your baby shows so much care towards them. From the bottom of our hearts, we want you to know that we admire your courage and strength for considering adoption for your child. This decision certainly isn’t easy, but know that what you’re doing flourishes from the love you have for your child.
We are honored that you are considering us as part of your baby’s story and we’re excited about this beautiful way for our roads to cross in life.
We are an active, fun, loving family, who believe strongly in “chosen family”. Palestrina’s biological family hadn’t been present much during her childhood, leaving families in the community taking her in with open arms and treating her like their own. Stephen had people in his family who were adopted. We both have spoken about a plan to adopt before and during our marriage because of the significance it meant to us, and we’re excited that we are now at a stable point in our lives to pursue it.
We are already a blended family! Aria is Stephen’s biological child and Palestrina’s step-daughter, making her Piper’s half sister. She lives with us full time, and we always try to uplift and encourage Aria about her roots and to ensure she feels wanted and belongs in this family.
We believe each of our individual stories pave the way of who we are. We promise to empower your child by teaching them how their story is a unique part of who they are and the incredible person they will one day become.