We welcome you and value sharing this time with you, even if only through this adoption profile. Genuine connection can be difficult to find simply through words written on a website or a piece of paper. But we truly, honestly pray God bless you with continued peace, strength, and the knowledge that you are loved unconditionally. We are confident you bear these fruits, and we hope you find them in us as you explore our profile.
Although we are from worlds apart, embracing life’s unusual circumstances is what brings our family together. Indira is from Nicaragua, Jeremy is from upstate New York, and our son Samuel gets to share in the best of these united worlds. We deeply hope to one day welcome another beautiful child to our family through adoption.
In 2006, Jeremy was a Peace Corps Volunteer, planting gardens for pregnant women and starting a youth soccer league in a small, rural town in the mountains of Nicaragua. Later that year, Indira arrived to complete her training as a medical doctor. As we worked together in the local medical center, Indira taught Jeremy Spanish and about Nicaraguan culture, and Jeremy told Indira stories of life in upstate New York. After graduation, Indira became a dermatologist in Nicaragua, and Jeremy began working with a Christian organization near Indira’s home.
Trying to build our relationship on a foundation of faith, we married in the Catholic Church in 2010. We then decided to move to the Washington, DC area. There, Indira completed internal medicine training and began working as a primary care physician. Jeremy studied a Master of Public Policy and a Master of Business Administration and returned to working for a faith-based non-profit, leading a team that designs programs delivering food and assistance to children and families in developing countries. While in the DC area, we had a son and lost him to heart disease. We also were blessed with two lovable dogs, Zuma and Bear.
To be closer to family, in 2020 we moved to Jeremy’s hometown near the Adirondack mountains of New York. With so much natural beauty, a strong sense of community, and nearby cities to explore, we found it a wonderful place to raise a family! Indira continued to practice medicine, and Jeremy started teleworking for the same faith-based non-profit from the DC area.
In November 2021, we welcomed our second son, Samuel. We love spending time with him! He enjoys dance and Zumba sessions with Indira, singing along to tunes with Jeremy, and laughing and playing with Zuma and Bear. They are the best of friends! His grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins love to pay him visits, too! And he is starting to explore the great outdoors!
We are a loving family with a lot more love to share! We are keeping our hearts and doors open as we continue this amazing journey in hopes to grow our family through adoption. We are very excited to be a potential adoptive family for a baby!
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—From Indira’s perspective
“Jeremy is an amazing husband and wonderful father. He is like a very big child and still has a jovial spirit. He loves spending time with our son Samuel, from playing guitar and piano for him, to rocking him to sleep at night. He also loves playing with our dogs Zuma and Bear, and our niece, nephews, and godchildren. With the same intensity he has for fun, he is also a very responsible and organized man.
Jeremy is social, active, and genuinely cares about others. He is a director at a Christian non-profit organization whose goal is to help those in need in other countries, particularly responding after disasters occur. Jeremy enjoys travel and getting to know different countries, cultures, and languages. Through his job and friendships around the globe, he has visited and met friends in countries in Africa and Latin America. This reflects in his life outside of work, as he volunteers on the board of another non-profit organization that builds community in and across upstate New York and Nicaragua. He also likes to play guitar and sing. He walks our dogs, loves getting to know the neighbors and others in the community, enjoys spending time with family, and likes playing soccer. He used to be the captain of his high school soccer team, and he dreams of the day he can start coaching. He also loves participating in church activities, teaching catholic confirmation classes for high school students. For example, in March 2021, he gave a talk at church about how to find hope and to bring light to others in darkness.
He always strives to set a positive example and mentors the children and young adults around him to maximize their potential to make the world a better place. Our friends and family have noticed. Jeremy and I are godparents to our niece in Nicaragua. At 11 months old, Jeremy gave her the confidence to take her first steps on her own. On vacation at a pool a few years later, despite having taken enough lessons to learn how to swim, she was too afraid to venture into the water. Little by little, providing a sense of security in her own abilities while making sure she was always safe and supported, Jeremy encouraged her. By the end of the day, she was jumping into the pool, affirming as she’d swim away ‘I can do it, Uncle Jeremy!’ and confidently joining other children in the pool.
Jeremy is also godfather to the daughter of his close friend from Peace Corps, and we are godparents to his brother and sister-in-law’s son, little Ezra. Jeremy is so excited to build the same confidence in each of them, in our son Samuel, and in whomever we are blessed enough to become adoptive parents.” —Indira
—Written by Jeremy
“Indira is the most wonderful woman I have ever met, in my biased opinion.
She is caring and focused on family. She is without a doubt our son Samuel’s biggest fan, attentive to his every need, and she was a dedicated mother to our previous son, giving him the care, protection and daily encouragement for him to develop while he was with us. And her medical skills gave him the advantage of receiving the absolute best healthcare.
She’s also a loving daughter, sister, and aunt: Shortly after earning her first paycheck, she bought her mother a dining room table, as a small token to repay her for the love and support while Indira was a child and in medical school. She remains close to her sisters, niece (also our goddaughter), and nephew in Nicaragua, video-calling them every day on WhatsApp. She’s constantly checking in on our nephew and godson, Ezra, buying him new clothes and toys. Despite a strong support network of friends and church community in the DC area, in 2020 she insisted we move closer to my family in upstate New York. That’s what is most important to her.
Indira is resilient. Despite incredibly difficult economic situations, she persevered through medical school in Nicaragua, graduating near the top of her class. In spite of nearly insurmountable challenges, she was accepted into dermatology training in Nicaragua. Without knowing English or having much desire to leave her achievements and comforts in Nicaragua, she took a leap of faith after our wedding to move with me to the US. She learned the language, adapted to the culture, studied for years for medical exams, and not only beat the odds to get into a residency training program in Washington DC — she was selected as the best first-year resident and later elected chief resident (to manage over 20 resident physicians) by her peers in a grueling training program.
She is a strong, principled woman. Her moral compass always pointing north. In a world filled with profit incentives, she makes patient care the core of her vocation, not money nor recognition. Perhaps she is able to do this because of the Catholic values her grandmother instilled in her from a young age. I know that I have been a beneficiary. Before getting married, she insisted we make faith the foundation of our relationship. It has been our saving grace, helping us to persevere in moments of difficulty and to remain humble, thankful, and caring in the victories life has given us. Indira and I now teach Catholic confirmation classes together to high school students looking to grow in faith.
Indira is talented well beyond medicine, too. She loves dancing, particularly anything with salsa, merengue, bachata, or reggaeton, and Zumba is a favorite exercise routine. She’s taught me a few dance moves, and is patient (and often laughs) when I step on her toes. Indira has a beautiful voice. While we still lived in Maryland (and previously in Nicaragua), she played guitar and sang at church, leading the congregation in offering up songs as prayers to God.” —Jeremy
Samuel is a happy little guy! He is a big fan of meal time, enjoys dancing with his mom, and loves singing along to tunes on his dad’s guitar. He can’t wait to start walking, so that he can run around with his cousins and furry canine friends, Bear and Zuma. And when the weather is warm enough, he loves hiking (well, being carried!) with Jeremy, Zuma and Bear, and his friends. He is studying Spanish, English, and Portuguese, and looks forward to learning more languages and exploring all the beauty this world has to offer. Above all, Samuel is excited to have a younger sibling to love, play with, and protect!
Our home is nestled in a kid-friendly, lakeside neighborhood near the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. We consider this our forever-vacation home, as, prior to moving from Maryland, we would travel here for holidays with family and to relax from the busier lifestyle of the Washington, DC area. With a small-town feel, everyone knows and looks out for each other. The area offers natural beauty while being close enough to access the opportunities of larger cities. With neighborhood lake access, when the weather is nice, it’s the perfect place to walk with Samuel and to take our dogs for a swim.
We are lucky to have a modern home built to enjoy the scenic summer beauty and to embrace the winter months. With an open concept and modern design, our home was developed for our lifestyle: to host dinners, holidays, and get-togethers with family and friends, whether inside on cold days or on the back deck in the large backyard on summer afternoons. The common areas are great for cooking while watching little Samuel and our dogs play, while the formal living and dining rooms are great places to play board games, play the guitar and sing, and do our morning prayers on weekends.
In our home, one can find a mixed of American and Nicaraguan cuisine, from grilled chicken salad with tzatziki dressing to Nicaragua sopa de res (beef rib soup). And we almost always have music playing, from jazz to salsa, alternative rock to Latin pop. We enjoy sharing both cultures with our friends and family.
We have a big family.
Indira’s family is in Nicaragua and speaks Spanish. We like to spend vacations in Nicaragua, especially in December. Nicaragua is a very sunny place, so when we visit, we always go to the beach with Indira’s mother, sisters and their families, including our niece and nephew. Indira’s family also loves coming to the US to visit us — even if it means they have to adjust to the cold!
Jeremy’s family is from the same area where we currently live, including his mom, dad, step-mom, grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles. We are especially close to Jeremy’s brother and sister-in-law, and recently became the godparents to their son, Ezra. We love getting together with them for dinner and to study the bible. We also like to spend time at Jeremy’s mom’s house, as she enjoys cooking, and we love visiting Jeremy’s dad and step-mom, where we always share good laughs.
We are blessed to have family in two countries which loves and supports us unconditionally, as we do them.
Prior to the pandemic and while living near DC, we were part of a Catholic Church community called the Neocatechumenal Way. We would meet at church every Wednesday and Saturday, with occasional small gatherings with church members at our home. They were very much our family away from home. Once we moved to upstate NY in 2020, we could not continue as active members of the community but remain in close contact.
Since moving to upstate NY, Jeremy has been able to reconnect with lifelong friends, many of whom had made the long journey to attend our wedding in Nicaragua in 2010. Now that there is less distance between us and COVID restrictions have become less restrictive, it is a joy to be able to see them more often. We are also now part of the church near our new home, where we are helping to teach confirmation classes to high school students. Jeremy is also part of a local non-profit organization that supports programs in Nicaragua, and we have developed many friendships through the organization.
During summer, we enjoy visiting the lake, as this is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the area. We enjoy hiking nearby trails and peaks with friends.
With all the busy-ness in your life, we are grateful for the time, care, and consideration you have taken to review our adoption profile. We desire the absolute best for you, and we welcome any questions or interest you may have in connecting with us. Please take care, and God bless.
Jeremy, Indira, and Samuel
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