Udo & Manuela

A child would be the most beautiful, greatest and most valuable gift we could ever have in our lives.”

Location: Florida

Ages: 51 and 48

Religion: Catholic

Professions: Business Owner/Stay-at-home wife

Other Kids: None

Preferences: Any Race, Either Gender, Newborn up to 3 years of age

How We Met: We met over dinner with friends. From the very beginning we got along well and ended up being together all evening.  During the evening, we noticed that we had similar interests so we made plans to Rollerblade together the next day.  We fell in love quickly and from then on were inseparable.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Our relationship has grown over the years and continues to grow each day.  Our love for each other and our relationship is based on loyalty, respect, tolerance, understanding and care. We laugh and cry together, share our worries and problems and always find unconditional understanding and  acceptance with each other. Although we make all of our important decisions together, we also give each other space for independence, creativity and development.

Our Hobbies and Interests: We live a healthy and down-to-earth lifestyle in beautiful SW Florida. We own a single-family house on a large property in a quiet and  peaceful neighborhood outside the city and we love to call it “home”.  With sun all year round, we love to work in our garden or spend our free time being outdoors exploring Florida’s nature and wildlife. We like to go to the Zoo and the Botanical Garden as well as taking weekend trips in our small camper visiting the parks and beaches all over Florida. Our hobbies include cycling, hiking, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and, of course, spending evenings on our favorite beach watching the sunset.

Why We Want to Adopt: Over the past few years we have had several fertility treatments with no results. We have accepted not having a child biologically but the desire for a child to love and raise still remains. Adoption has always been an alternative for us from the start and we have never doubted that adoption could  be our path to building a family. We would love to share our lives with a child.  A child would be the most beautiful, greatest and most valuable gift we could ever have in our lives. We look forward to loving, taking care of, protecting, educating, explaining the world, and making many memories with a child.