The Lopez-Gandarilla Family
Family Supported by Centerpoint Church Annapolis in 2019
Natalia and Andres “Tito” met in 2013 when Tito came to visit his brother in Maryland.
Names were exchanged but that was about it. Life went on until May 2015 when their paths crossed again in Puerto Rico at Tito’s brother’s wedding. They talked, flirted, danced and the rest is history. They like to think God put them together when they were ready for each other not a single minute earlier. In April 2017, they got married in a beautiful winery wedding surrounded by their family and friends. Together they raise a beautiful, smart and fierce 8-year old daughter named Hope and their 9-year old Siberian Husky, Elektra.
Since then life has been full of up and downs, including 4 miscarriages, which lead them to where they are right now…adoption.
There are many things that moved them to adopt. First and foremost, their hearts are full of love and expectancy for a child that they are yet to know.
Since a young age, Natalia has had a heart to serve and love kids like no other. She has always wanted to be a mother, however struggled with infertility. They have prayed many times to expand their family and believe adoption has been planted in their hearts by God. They want to be able to give a child a loving, caring, fun, and God loving family. Also, they have experienced first-hand the miracle of adoption, as their extended family has welcomed two precious boys via adoption.
Their adoption journey started in September 2018 while working with Faithful Adoption Consultants and they are in the official waiting period. They firmly believe that God is in control and that His plans abundantly exceed what they can hope and imagine. They are excited about what God has in store for their family and are so grateful for the continuous support and love of their village.
“May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the holy spirit.” Romans 15:13
“And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.” Matthew 18:5
You can follow their journey on Instagram at @gracefuladoption.