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A Letter from Carlos & Tara

Greetings from South Carolina! We are so excited to become parents through adoption! We are high school sweethearts that share a love and passion for faith, family, friends, and fun!! We have been blessed with a happy, healthy marriage and are ready to share our love and resources as parents! We have been fortunate to witness the miracle of the adoption through close family and friends and are excited to now begin the process. We look forward to the joy of being the parents God has called us to be!!

This is Us!

We are a fun-loving couple that enjoys making each other laugh and smile. We are truly best friends! We’ve known each other for over 25 years, and our history strengthens our marriage. We have supported each other through good times and bad and have created wonderful, happy memories together.

On any given weekend, you will find us enjoying a good movie, exploring new restaurants, or spending time with friends and family. We build on our foundation of faith through weekly worship, daily prayer, and devotional time together. Our faith has kept us steady and protects us daily.

We look forward to making memories as parents! We are excited to take our child on trips, read him or her bedtime readings, enjoy game nights with them, celebrate birthdays, and include them in family gatherings during the Holidays!

Get to Know Tara

Tara is a giving and loving wife, friend, daughter, auntie, and teacher! She grew up in a Christian home with parents who taught her the importance of faith, love for family, education, and hard work! Tara and her twin sister grew up performing in church, and she still loves to worship through song! In her spare time, you will find Tara spending time with her closest friends, at the spa, or with a good book.

Tara is a teacher, mentor, and leader! She feels she was called to make a difference in the lives of children and she’s been doing that for over 22 years as a teacher and bonus mom to my own adult children.  She looks forward to being a mother, sharing her Christian values, and granting our child any educational opportunities for their dreams to come true.

Get to know Carlos

Carlos is a fun-loving, caring, hardworking husband, son, father, and friend. He is motivated to make his family happy and create lasting memories. He also grew up in a Christian home where he was taught the value of hard work, the strength of family, and faith in God. He has a passion for sports, especially football! He became a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan when his cousin joined the team!! In his spare time, Carlos watches sports or good action films and spends time with family and friends over a good meal. He is excited to share his passion for football with our child and teach him or her how to cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers!

Our Family

We are so blessed to have very supportive parents and cousins. We speak to and fellowship with our parents daily and have a great relationship! Our cousins were raised with us as our siblings! We enjoy celebrating, traveling, and sharing meals together. They are excited to be grandparents, uncles, and aunts! They are ready to help babysit, raise, love, and cheer for our child! We look forward to making family memories!

Carlos is the biological father to 4 young adult children. Tara takes pride in being a bonus mom to each of them and cares for them as if they were her own. Each has continued their education and are working hard to build their individual lives. They reside in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida.

Our Home in South Carolina

We are blessed to live in our dream home! We own a spacious two-story home in the suburbs where we both grew up. Our home has 5 bedrooms and a loft, so there is plenty of room for fun family time! Only our master bedroom is occupied, so we have plenty of space for a beautiful nursery and visitors! We chose this home because it’s in a wonderful neighborhood and is in close proximity to our friends and family.

We also share our home with our husky, Chleo “Lee-Lee”. She is an energetic and loving dog who enjoys spending time with kids and is being trained to entertain our child.

Our promise

As parents, we promise to provide your child with a loving, caring, and safe home. We promise to share with him or her our values of faith, family, and hard work to help them grow to be a successful, confident, and mature adult. We promise to provide good educational opportunities and create meaningful memories that will last a lifetime. We promise to build confidence and lead them to choose and keep healthy relationships! We would love to keep in touch with you at your desired level through sharing letters, pictures, and visits.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Carlos & Tara

  Carlos Tara
Our EducationAssociates in Criminal JusticeDoctorate in Educational Leadership
Our ProfessionsTruck Driver, OwnerInstructional Coach, Professor
Our Racial BackgroundAfrican AmericanAfrican American
Some of Carlos & Tara's Favorites
Way to spend timeWith Family Traveling with family and friends
HolidayAny Holiday I can experience Good food and family!Christmas (Family Traditions)
Vacation SpotThe BeachBeaches and Famous Cities
Sports TeamPIttsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers
Childhood Memoriesspending summers with my cousinssleep overs with my cousins and friends
Thing to Do to RelaxSit on the BeachSpa Day
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We love traveling, sharing meals, and watching football with family and friends.
Some of our best memories are at family cookouts, trips, and gatherings to watch a good movie!
We also love to spend time with our husky, Chleo! She has a loving, playful personality! She brings us so much joy!
You may find Tara reading, singing in the choir at church, or working out in the home gym.
In his spare time, Carlo's enjoys watching sports and game nights with the family!

Our Faith

We were both raised as Christians. We value church attendance, prayer, and devotion time together. We rely on our faith to help us overcome challenging times as well as God's guidance as we make imoprtant decisions in our lives. These are all values we plan to include as parents.

Our Community

We are blessed to live in the suburbs near Columbia, SC. where we both grew up. We chose this community because it is safe, we are only minutes away from our parents, we have successful and culturally diverse neighbors, and we are zoned to quality schools. We both attended schools in our current school district. I also teach in this district. This community offers lots of educational options for students to attend charter, magnet or private schools. We are grateful to live in the house of our dreams in the perfect community!

Our Village

Our family and friends are our greatest cheerleaders and supporters. Our parents are super helpful and loving. They are great examples of how faith in God and hard work lead to a successful life! Our cousins are our best friends! We enjoy traveling, fellowship,good food and fun together! They are great parents, hard workers and share our faith as Christians. We also have friends that we met either in school or from work that we have grown to love and admire. They make us laugh and challenge us to grow. We often host sleepovers for our nieces and nephews where we play board games, watch movies and cook together. God has truly blessed us with a village that stands ready to support us on this journey!

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

Newborn to 2 years old





In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We are excited to be on this journey to parenthood. We are in constant prayer and preparation as we wait to welcome your child into our family. We promise to love him or her unconditionally and work hard to provide them with a nurturing and joyful upbringing. We will help them to lead a fruitful life and encourage them to be the person God wants them to be! You can be sure your child will be welcomed into a wonderful village, ready to shower them with love, protection, and support!

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