Spotlight Series: Kaila and Lisa

Quinny  photo shoot with mixed race families

Spotlight Series sponsored by Quinny, a European stroller brand available in the United States.

 

 

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TNF: Tell me about your family. How did you meet your wife? Do you have kids?

KAILA: Lisa and I met almost five years ago. I can’t believe how time is flying. It feels like just yesterday, I was handing her my business card and caressing her hair as she passed by. I just want to state that I was slightly intoxicated for the record. I knew immediately that she was the one for me, two weeks into dating her. I guess the statement is true about when you know, you just know.  We eloped to New York and got married on Dec 4, 2013. It was a court house wedding. Just a few friends and us. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. It was perfect!

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Shortly after, I mean right after we were married, I was pregnant. We went with a known donor and couldn’t have chosen a better person to help us start a family. Stella Monroe was born September 14, 2013. We have been forever changed since the moment she entered our lives. Stella is our rainbow baby.  After going through a miscarriage 5 months prior, she was the answer to our prayers and wishes to become parents. Stella has just started calling us Mama. Before she was even born, I knew I would be called mommy and Lisa would be mama. It’s funny how fast that went out the window. Whatever she calls us, we will come running.  She’s so spoiled!
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TNF: Do you feel different from other families? If so, how so? Do you feel accepted?

KAILA: I don’t feel we’re different from other families. Our family does the same thing as any other family would. We live in Florida and I’ve noticed people stare more in the south. I think they’re curious or it could be my wife’s shaved head or my big curly Afro. We get questions all the time about how we conceived or who’s the real mom. I’m a very open person and don’t mine answering questions. But the question about who’s the real mom, annoys me to no end. It doesn’t matter who is the biological mother. We are a family and both of us is her real mom.

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TNF: What has having a family meant to you?
KAILA: Having a family has changed our lives for the better.  Everyday is fuller and more meaningful. We feel complete as a little family of three. Let me not forget, our two cats, Sophie and Lola. I guess that makes us a family of five! I look forward to us having another baby in the near future. I want Stella to have a sibling and to watch our family grow.  Becoming a family is wonderful almost magical. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.
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Thank you for sharing your gorgeous family with us! 

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