A Letter from David & Marla

We appreciate the opportunity to introduce ourselves.  We have been together since 2014 and are so excited to expand our family.  Due to challenges with fertility, our hearts have been lead to adoption.  We have so much love to offer to your child and are thrilled to become parents. Our families are so excited to welcome a little one into our lives.

We look forward to speaking with you and sharing more about us!

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About Us and Our Life Together

In 2012 we met via work in Brooklyn, NY and became friends.  Our strong foundation of friendship eventually lead to our marriage. We are very family focused and, after experiencing fertility issues, we were brought to adoption through much prayer. We are thrilled to now grow our family through the joy of adoption!

We believe that making time to keep our weekly date nights is an important part of the success of our marriage.  We enjoy traveling, attending cultural festivals, watching the Food Network together for inspiration on new recipes, and we like to visit the featured restaurants during our travels (‘The Best Thing I Ever Ate’ and ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ locations).  Some of our favorite destinations have been Jamaica, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Seattle, WA.  We have also been known to engage in a highly competitive game of Scrabble!

We are excited to explore the world and create memorable experiences with your child in a loving and supportive environment.

About David

David is an executive that manages a major musical theater.  He is a patient, hardworking, and honest man who always puts family first.  He is a wonderful husband and life partner. Our child will benefit from the many entertaining stories and life lessons he has to share.  He used to be a DJ and still makes musical tracks at home to unwind after work.  His musical taste is so diverse, it includes disco, R&B, funk, jazz, classical, and rap.  He is also a golfer and his ideal vacation always coincidently has a golf course nearby. David enjoys all sports and always had a good time attending or watching baseball, football, or basketball games live.  He looks forward to teaching our child how to ride a bike, reading nighttime stories, and playing sports.

About Marla

Marla is a Human Resources executive for a sports & entertainment company. She is very caring, passionate about her work, and is always working at making our household fun and enjoyable. She is the self-professed “entertainment committee chairperson” in our family.  She is very active with her sorority and participates with community programs and other initiatives.  Marla loves to spend time with family, play with her nieces, travel, explore new cities and has a passion for “afternoon tea”, which she has had the opportunity to experience in many parts of the world. She also likes to relax by tending to her succulent and herb garden in our backyard.  Her guilty pleasure is watching reality TV shows like Real Housewives (you name the city).  She looks forward to teaching our child that that serving the community and giving back is important.

Our Home - California

We live in a 3 bedroom ranch style home in an established suburban residential area.  We have a backyard with fruit trees that offers plenty of space for running and playing games with our dog Benji. Our area offers diversity, highly reputable schools, beautiful parks, and we are close to nature reserves.  We are centrally located to the city, beach, mountains, and desert.  Christmas time in our neighborhood is a real treat!  The entire neighborhood participates in a holiday decorating contest.

Our Family

Our families are over the moon excited about our adoption! Our families live in Illinois, Nevada, and California and we get together for holidays and birthdays often.  We also plan family vacations together almost every year. It is always great fun getting together and catching up with the family. Our whole family is excited to include our child in these get-togethers and share with them our family traditions. They will be showered with love from our entire family near and far.

Our Promise

We promise to provide a stable, caring, and nurturing environment for your child to grow and call their own. Your child will be surrounded by family and friends as they grow up to be their best self. We will ensure that they know and feel loved unconditionally throughout their lives. We are open to sharing letters pictures and visits with you!

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us, and we hope to speak with you soon.

To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About David & Marla

  David Marla
Our EducationAssociates DegreeBachelor of Arts Degree
Our ProfessionsSVP Music/Events TheatreSVP Human Resources
Our Racial BackgroundBlack/African AmericanBlack/African American
Some of David & Marla's Favorites
Favorite movie/film of all time?Star WarsThe Color Purple and Steel Magnolias
Favorite color?BlueI don't have a favorite color.
Favorite type of vacation?Anywhere tropical with a beach and golf course.Culture, amazing food, and shopping
Favorite holiday?ThanksgivingMy birthday, Valentine's Day and Christmas
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

David loves to golf, DJ, and watch sports.
Marla is actively involved in her sorority, traveling, and high tea.

Our Faith

We both grew up attending church with our families and we are both Christians.

Our Musical Interest

Our musical tastes are diverse. We like Rap, Rhythm and Blues, House, Jazz, Disco, Pop

About Our Home

We live in a 3 bedroom single family ranch style home with a front and backyard. Plenty of space for playing!

We live in the state of...


Our Neighborhood

We live in a quiet suburban neighborhood that is central to the city, beaches, mountains, and excellent schools.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

We are excited to adopt newborn to 1-year-old


Open to male or female

Ethnicity of ChildAfrican American, African American/Any Race
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits to the degree that you are most comfortable.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and for getting to know us! We are excited to adopt and grow our family.

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