Long Island, NY Couple Anxious to Adopt a Baby!

Hello! We are Claudia and Lyonel from Nassau County, NY. We reside on the Town of Oyster Bay, NY, which is located just 30 miles from New York City. We can only imagine how difficult a time this must be for you while you consider making an adoption plan for your baby. We wish you the best of luck in your search and decision making.

We met in 2001 at work and got married in 2018. Our marriage is built upon a longstanding friendship, trust, love, and respect. We both love to travel. We have visited almost every state in the United States. Claudia’s favorite city is Sedona, AZ, and Lyonel’s favorite place is The Wave in Utah. We would love to share our love, time, and adventures with a child who we may assist and guide in developing into his/her full potential. It would be a blessing to expand our family through adoption.

Claudia was born and raised in Portugal and moved to the U.S. when she was 15 years old. She currently works as a Social Security Disability Claimant’s Representative, representing disabled individuals who have been denied benefits. “I love my job. It is very rewarding to be able to fight for people in need of assistance,” Claudia said. She looks forward to having dinner with Lyonel every day. She loves getting together with friends and just having lots of laughs. Church is an essential part of her life and family time is extremely important to her. “I have had a desire to adopt a child for as long as I can remember,” she wrote in her profile.

Lyonel was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to the US when he was 22 years old. He is a physical therapist specialized in working with autistic children at a NYC public school in Queens. “I work with children ages 4 to 13 years old who have delays in motor skills. My job involves improving their ability to safely and independently travel throughout the school environment,” he wrote in his profile. On his free time, Lyonel loves spending time with his wife Claudia. He also loves traveling, going to the beach, swimming, and riding his bike. Lyonel speaks with his family every day. He also enjoys spending time with friends.

We live in Long Island, NY. Our home is located in the Town of Oyster Bay, which has seven beaches, four kayak launching sites, and over 235 parks with over 1,000 acres of park land. We live near the beach and 30 miles from New York City. Our school district is Syosset, which is noted for its academic excellence. Our town has world-class pediatric facilities and hospitals. We feel fortunate and grateful to be living in an area with many ammenities, and we look forward to the day we can share our lives, and everything around us, with the child we adopt.

We are a family-oriented couple who truly enjoys spending time with our extended family and friends. They are all very excited about us growing our family through adoption. We look forward to visiting our family members, close and far, as often as we can!

Claudia has one brother, Michael, who lives in Mississippi with his wife Lori. Claudia’s parents and grandma live in Portugal. They cannot wait to welcome their very first grandchild and Claudia’s grandma is eager to become a great-grandma. Her uncle and his family live near us in Long Island, NY — we see them the most. Claudia also has extended family members in New York, Florida, and Ohio.

Lyonel’s parents and siblings live in the Philippines. He has three siblings: Leah May, Lester, and Leif. Lester and his wife, Roan, have three children who look forward to having their first first-degree cousin. In Long Island lives Lyonel’s cousin, Michelle, who we see regularly. Lyonel also has a large extended family — aunts, uncles, and cousins who live in the Philippines, New York, New Jersey, California, Tennessee, Illinois, and Oregon.

We are very blessed to have wonderful friends who we can count on. They are very supportive of us. They are really like family. Our friends’ children know us as “Aunt Claudia and Uncle Lyonel.”

Thank you so very much for taking the time to view our adoption profile. We hope that you make the best decision for you and your baby. We hope to be given the opportunity to provide a child with a loving and supportive home where he/she may thrive. If you decide to get to know us better, we look forward to speaking with you soon. We wish you the very best.

— Claudia & Lyonel

Where we Live:

Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, NY

our Photo Gallery:

Photos of our home, our family, our friends, and the life we can offer a baby.

our Adoption Agency Profile:

our personal story, our hopes and dreams, and our plans regarding adoption as we are eager, ready, and able to adopt a baby today!

Text us at:

1-518-350-4581 (Monday-Friday 8am–4pm EST)

Call us at:

1-800-982-3678
(800-98-ADOPT) toll-free, anytime

How to email us:

Please use the form on this page to e-mail us.

To learn more about Claudia and Lyonel, visit their adoption agency profile (with lots more photos)
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