LARA & OREN
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us. Having children has been our dream, and we are so excited to build our family through adoption. We cannot wait to share all of the love, warmth, and joy we have to give with a child. Thank you for helping our dream come true!
Since 2018, we have been going through IVF to try to conceive, only to ﬁnd out we are not able to have biological children. For us, the question is not whether or not we want children, but how will we make this dream of ours come true. We are so excited we have begun our adoption journey, and we know this path was meant for us.
We met online in 2015 on a dating website. Oren was living in Chicago, and Lara was living in New Jersey. After Skyping for a couple of weeks, Oren began ﬂying to New Jersey twice a month, and it wasn’t long before we fell in love. We never thought we would meet the person we were meant to sha share the rest of our lives with, online and halfway across the country. However, when we met, there was this instant comfort and gravitation towards one another. After dating for a couple of years, Oren proposed. We were married four months later, in 2017, surrounded by our f amily and friends.
Oren is one of the most honest and caring people I have ever met. He always s ees the best in people and has a way of bringing them together. His personal relationships mean everything to him, and he always puts family ﬁrst.
Oren is continually striving to be the best version of himself. What I love about Oren is how he appreciates the small things in life and likes to live each day to the fullest. I can count on Oren to get excited every week when it is pizza night, game night, or simply sitting down to watch our favorite tv show. We laugh a lot together, and at ourselves, and I always want to be around him and his smile. O ren is gentle and kind, and I cannot wait for him to be a father. I know that he will be a wonderful father who will love, support, and protect a child, giving them the best of what this world has to offer.
• Cooking • Spending quality time with me, our dog (Yoﬁ), and our extended family • Working out • Dancing to 80’s songs • Enjoying the outdoors
Lara is the most amazing woman I have ever met. I can say, with full conﬁdence, that she would be the best mother in the world. Lara is the most kind and caring person I know. She is not just a trained social worker; she lives and breathes caring for other people, even strangers, understanding their life struggles. Lara shoveled the snow off her next-door, elderly neighbors’ car year after year, and has become lifelong friends with them. Lara is my other half and the love of my life. Thanks to Lara I’m a better person. Lara’s ﬁve nephews and niece will tell you that she loves them like a mother. She has directed camps for children and teens for years, but it’s more than just professional experience, even when we encounter children she does not know, they are drawn to her. Lara’s passion for being a homemaker, her values, and her original solutions to any real-world problem is a reﬂection of a beautiful soul. I am proud to be married to someone who has the highest standard of ethics, who practices kindness and doing the right thing. pr
We live in a beautiful 4-bedroom house in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. We picked this house for the purpose of growing our family and creating lasting memories with children. The backyard is very large with plenty of space to run and play. We live close to our family in order for a child to grow up near their grandparents and cousins. Our home is warm, bright, and welcoming, with beautiful ﬂowers, Oren’s artwork on the walls, and the delicious smell of Lara’s cooking. Our home is a safe haven where we like to relax and spend time together. You will always ﬁnd, Yoﬁ, our miniature poodle cuddling with us on the couch. We love having our friends and family over for a good meal. We enjoy living in the suburbs surrounded by beautiful ﬁelds, walking trails, and parks. We are close to downtown Philadelphia where we love to walk, go to restaurants and visit museums. Our community is extremely safe, family-oriented, and located in a desirable school district. We are surrounded by wonderful neighbors and other young families.
Family is the number one priority in our lives – as simple as that. Our families are small, but tight-knit, warm, loving, and open-minded. Our families are overjoyed for us to welcome a child. They have been so supportive throughout our journey, and they know how important it is to us that we become parents. With ﬁve th grandchildren, our parents are very hands-on, helping in any way they can. We spend all of the holidays with Lara’s parents, brother, sister in law, niece and nephews, and lifelong friends. We cook family feasts together, play board games, watch a movie, or hang out in the park. We can always count on our family members to listen to us and provide support. suppo Oren’s parents live in Chicago. His aunt, uncle, and cousins live in New Jersey. His parents can’t wait to have a relationship with a new little one. When we are not visiting them, we talk a lot on the phone or through Skype. As we have lived in different places, we have close friends on the East Coast, Midwest, and West coast. We know we can count on them when we need them, and they know they can count on us.
We love to make the most out of the simplest thing; therefore, we always have something to look forward to. One of our biggest traditions are themed dinner nights, Monday is “pizza night” at our house. We also have “taco night,” “pasta night,” and the list continues. We just love having home cooked meals with family and ha friends! We cannot wait to share all of these traditions with a child, as our fondest memories are the simple traditions that we each had growing up. On the weekends, we are typically outdoors, biking, going for long walks and visiting family and friends. Lara cannot wait for Oren to teach a little one to bike ride. One of our favorite things to do together is play arcade games. We have the most fun being silly and ha laughing together. Our home is usually ﬁlled with music. Oren likes classical, and Lara likes the 80’s. You can often ﬁnd us dancing around when the mood strikes. We love celebrating small wins, whether it’s completing a project, accomplishing something great at work, or getting good news. We typically celebrate by going out to our favorite restaurants. Each of these traditions will be even richer when we can share them with a child.
Thank you again for taking the time to get to know us, and hopefully, seeing how much we love each other and how excited we are to grow our family. It is your kindness and bravery that will make our dreams of having a family come true.
We promise to love your child unconditionally with all of our hearts and souls. We will raise them to be kind and caring individuals. Your child will always know where they came from. We promise to support your child every step of the way, educate them, laugh and cry with them, create beautiful memories. Most importantly, love them with everything we have. Our responsibility will be to create a safe haven for your child in a warm, joyful home while helping them navigate life's challenges. Your child will know we are here for them no matter what. Thank you so much, and we are grateful for your consideration.