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 second grandchild for Diana’s parents.

About Diana

Job Description
Social Worker/Administrative Assistant

Arts & Crafts; Drawing; Travel; Homeopathy; Listening to Music; Animal Lover

Fun Fact
Diana 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
Terrence drove a tour bus throughout NYC, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.

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

Sadly, Ralph (Diana’s Father), recently passed away in 2020, but Patricia (Diana’s Mother), still lives in New York City. Elizabeth (Diana’s Sister), lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband Jonathan, and their newborn son Raphael (Diana’s Nephew), named after Diana & Elizabeth’s father. We visit them often and spend as much time as possible with baby Rapha. Garth & Nigel (Terrence’s Cousins) live in Atlanta, GA and Queens, NY. Jude, Lavern, and their children, Javen & Leah are extremely close friends, who recently moved to Texas. We visit them regularly, taking road trips to The Gulf of Mexico. Dan, Yamillette and their daughter Alexandra, are also very close friends who live near us in New York City.

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.