Diana & Terrence

We are Terrence & Diana. We met in 2012, at our local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the East Harlem area of New York City. We both value family very much and talked about children from the very beginning of our relationship. After dating and getting married in 2014, we began our journey on the road to parenthood, where we’ve had many twists and disappointing turns, but we are thrilled to have the opportunity to start our family through adoption. We live in the Harlem area of Manhattan, and are right in the heart of the sights, sounds and culture that NYC has to offer. Diana’s family lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and are visited several times a week. Terrence’s family is spread throughout Trinidad & Tobago- as well as New York, Pennsylvania, and Atlanta. We are in close contact with them by phone and annual road trips. Both of our friends and family have been very excited and supportive. Our child will be the first grandchild for Diana’s parents.

About Diana

Job Description
Administrative Assistant Social Worker

Arts & Crafts; Painting; Drawing; Travel; Homeopathy; Listening to music; Animal lover

Fun Fact
I learned to speak Spanish while working as a social worker in Los Angeles

About Terrence

Job Description
Voice Actor

Reading; Movies; Baking; Video Games; Bodybuilding; Comic Books

Fun Fact
I drove a tour bus throughout NYC, Bronx & Brooklyn

Our Lives

Diana is forever the artist and people-person. Terrence loves video games and is a movie trivia fan. We love hanging out with our friends and going to movies. We also enjoy going to barbecues/picnics and taking road trips. Diana herself has driven through all 48 of the continental United States. Terrence spends a great deal of time baking delicious cookies that friends and family are always sampling. If you do decide to give us the honor and opportunity to raise your child, we will spend our lives providing a loving and stable environment filled with family and friends. We will also make sure that your child knows about the selfless sacrifice that you made and how grateful we are for your brave choice.

Our Family

Ralph & Patricia (Diana’s parents), live in New York City and are visited often. Elizabeth (Diana’s younger sister), lives in Cambridge, MA with her boyfriend Jonathan. They both come to NY regularly to visit. Garth & Nigel (Terrence’s cousins) live in Atlanta, GA and Queens, NY. Terrence is in constant contact and we enjoy driving down to Atlanta to visit annually. Danielle and Erika, our nieces who live in the Poconos visit us frequently and usually spend a few weeks with us at a time. Jude, Lavern, & their children, Javen & Leah are extremely close friends, who recently moved to Texas. We also visit them annually by road trip, during which we usually drive to the Gulf of Mexico together for vacation. Dan, Yamillette and their daughter Alexandra, are also very close friends who live within walking distance from us here in Harlem.

Final Thoughts

“Thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit more about us through our profile. We look forward to meeting you in the very near future. We admire your bravery and selflessness, and hope that you are getting the support and comfort that you need during this difficult process.”

– Diana & Terrence

To learn more about this Waiting Family or the adoption planning process, call us at 800-321-5683 or email us at helpline@spence-chapin.org.