Marc and Rhonda
Hi! We're Rhonda and Marc and are so grateful to be included in your consideration. We admire your courage and strength in making this challenging decision.
Serendipity and Facebook brought us together on Coffee Meets Bagel, an online dating service. Marc was Rhonda’s first and only Bagel, and Rhonda was Marc's New Year's resolution: we met on January 2nd. Within a year of dating, trips, and spending time with each other's families and friends, Marc surprised Rhonda by proposing in her classroom on the day before winter break with help from her friend Brandy. After teasing Rhonda about hiring a marching band, Marc settled for 76 Trombones on a small speaker.
We were married under a clear blue sky on a beautiful vineyard with our closest friends and family and got to enjoy a menu designed just for us from our favorite meals.
Our life together
We live in a warm and open three bedroom house with a large grass backyard, lemon tree and a garden for Rhonda. The neighborhood is walking distance to downtown Culver City (home of Sony Studios) with parks, restaurants, a walking trail and a farmers market every week. There are lots of families with young children and it is near the beaches and the many museums of Los Angeles.
During the week, Rhonda loves to make fresh and healthy meals from new recipes she is always on the hunt for and from her mother who owned a pastry shop. We spend weekends at the farmers market selecting the week's menu, outdoors and with our friends. Rhonda especially loves entertaining and hosts dinner parties for our friends.
We love to travel, hike and explore small towns wherever we go, and we have been fortunate to travel all over the world meeting all different types of people.
I am 46 years old and I grew up in Orange County, CA with my parents and brother. I have always had a passion for working with children and studied Child Development at the University of Arizona. After interning at a Special Education school, I found my calling as a special education teacher for students with communication and learning handicap needs. Today, I am a first grade teacher at a progressive elementary school in Santa Monica, CA where I still work with students with a variety of educational needs in my classroom.
My passions are cooking, traveling, hiking, exercising and entertaining friends and family. I love to have large dinner parties with new recipes that I test out on Marc first.
My friends and family have always been the center of my life, with many close friends that I have known since early childhood. I am fortunate to live near both of my parents and frequently spend time with them.
I am very nurturing, patient, loving and caring and am looking forward to raising my own child with these same values.
I am 43 years old and originally from Jericho, NY. After attending college at the University of Pennsylvania and living in NYC for several years after college, I followed my passion and moved to Los Angeles to work in entertainment. I went to business school at UCLA and spent nearly a decade in movies, TV and live music. Since 2010, I have worked in marketing consulting helping big companies decide how to spend their marketing dollars.
I have always been adventurous and curious, whether living in Japan for a summer, traveling to different countries, learning to scuba dive, conquering my fear of heights, and teaching people how to give talks in front of large crowds.
But most important to me are my friends and family. I travel back to the East Coast several times a year to spend time with my parents, brother, sister-in-law and 10 year old niece. We also vacation together all over the world.
Raising a Child
We have both been fortunate to be raised in homes full of laughter and joy, where education and curiosity were encouraged by loving and involved parents. We will instill these same qualities and values in our child, raising them in a loving and accepting home, encouraging them to pursue their dreams and explore the world with our support.
Thank you for considering us and taking the time to read our profile. We hope that you see how excited and in awe we are of the opportunity to raise a child.
We are looking forward to meeting and learning about you. If you would like more information, or to speak with us, please contact our lawyer David Radis at 1-800-637-2882.