Rena & Ralph /adoption-family/rena-ralph 1618

Rena & Ralph

Hi! We're Ralph & Rena. The best way to describe ourselves is "fun-loving"! Our home and hearts are filled with love and laughter. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.

We want you to know that we appreciate what you are considering to do for your child and know your decisions will be made out of the love you have for your baby. We wish you peace as you make the best decision for you & your child.

Our Story

We met in April 2012 and got married on August 1, 2015. This was truly the best day of our lives!

We are looking forward to having a child to share our love with. We decided on adoption because we love caring for children. We want to adopt simply for the love of providing a good life to a child.

We are both Catholic and plan to share our faith with our child. We come from a very close knit family, so our little one will be surrounded with love from everyone from grandparents to cousins to friends that are family too.


Ralph's caring personality is what attracted me the most. I know that Ralph would be a wonderful dad! I could see him going to the park, zoo, or even just spending time at home and making every moment count.


Rena is a caring person and that is what attracted me to her. Rena has always worked with children and I know she would be a great Mom if given the chance. I could see Rena sharing her love of sports with our little one. She would spend every minute possible showering our child with love.


Family & friends are very important to us. Everyone was so excited when we told them we were planning on adopting a child. Our child will be surrounded by love from each and every person in our lives.


We live in a diverse community and have wonderful neighbors. There are several children on our block. Our home has a spacious backyard and there's a park & school nearby. We have many family members who live within 5 minutes of us. Our little one will live in a home filled with lots of love.


Christmas is one of our favorite holidays! We can't wait to share our family traditions with our child. Our extended family spends a lot of time together during this holiday season. We love hosting Christmas Day! The thought of waiting to open presents on Christmas morning with a child in our home is so exciting! You can bet Santa will be stopping at our house!


We are very accepting to an open adoption. It is our hope that you will be a part of your child’s life.  It’s important your child learn their story in an open and honest way. Open adoption is important to us and we look forward to exploring with you what that will mean for our family. We are open to e-mail, sending photos, talking and texting by phone, and visits. We would want you to be a part of our family as much or as little as you would like to be.


Thank you for being brave and for making such a tough decision. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and consider us as parents for your child. We hope to be a part of your life and we promise to be the best parents we can be and offer your child every opportunity and experience that we can provide.


Fun Facts

  • Youngest of 4 (The only girl!)
  • Favorite Food: Mexican
  • Favorite Ice Cream: French Vanilla
  • Favorite Movies: The Sound of Music
  • Favorite TV Shows: Big Bang Theory, The Wall, Chicago Fire, & The Tonight Show
  • Favorite Holiday: Christmas
  • Favorite Hobby: Swimming & Playing Golf
  • Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Cubs
  • Favorite Place to Visit: Cayman Islands
  • Youngest of 2 boys
  • Favorite Food: Italian
  • Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla
  • Favorite Movies: Grease & The Godfather
  • Favorite TV Shows: Big Bang Theory, Reality TV, & The Tonight Show
  • Favorite Holiday: Halloween
  • Favorite Hobby: Hanging out with friends & family
  • Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bears
  • Favorite Place to Visit: Disney World

"Rena & Ralph" Family Photos

Contact the Cradle

If you’re interested in learning about adoption for your baby, we can help. We’re available 24/7. All of your information is confidential.

To speak to someone now, call our 24-hour hotline: (800) 272-3534 or text us at (312) 800-1559 (answered 8:30am-8pm).

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