Tatiana Quiroga was born in La Paz, Bolivia, but came to the United States when she was two years old with her parents. Tatiana’s parents were committed to working hard and persevering through hard times to build a life in this country. When Tatiana came out as as LGBTQ at the age of 18, her family struggled to accept her. But Tatiana pushed on – “my parents’ life lessons of hard work, perseverance, resiliency, and pride in my identity never left me,” she said.
She fell in love with her now-wife, Jen, and they soon were planning to grow their family. It was important to both women that the donor was Latino, since this biracial identity was such a part of Tatiana’s life and family. They now have two children. “Race, ethnicity, and culture are a constant conversation at our house,” Tatiana said. “The boys are being raised bilingual and bicultural. … And Since time and love have a way of changing people’s hearts and minds, my parents are now in our lives and our boys adore their abuelitos. They see a loving home with two moms who adore them. My wife and I see our family, which we created with outrageous amounts of money, tears, smiles, love, and pride. Like most parents, we are doing our best.”