#GWKThenAndNow: Patricio and Mirco with Their Triplets
Patricio, 31, is from Otisfield, Maine; Mirco, 48, is from Ferrara, Italy. They have been together for 10 years, six of which as a legally married couple in Spain. In 2014, Patricio and Mirco became Daddy and Papi to triplets: a little girl they named Noa and two little boys they called Naim and Gael, born with the help of Jasmine, an American surrogate from Boston, Massachusetts. Patricio and Mirco met by chance in June of 2005 during Gay Pride weekend in Boston where they hit it off immediately. Currently this busy family of five calls Madrid, Spain, and Ferrara, Italy, home.
Patricio and Mirco were married a month after their fourth anniversary and two days before Patricio’s birthday.
Patricio, being the oldest of a large family of seven children, knew he wanted to be a dad since he was a teenager and talked about dreams of fatherhood with Mirco shortly after becoming a couple. Marco, however, being older and from a country where gay parenting is often considered a pipe dream, needed time to think. But after many deep conversations with Patricio and close friends, Mirco came to the realization that he too wanted to be a father.
After moving to Madrid, Patricio and Mirco began the process of becoming parents. It took six long years of complications, setbacks, and nearly giving up hope with IVF, to finally become parents to three healthy babies on September 29, 2014, in Boston via their surrogate (and now close friend) Jasmine.
Now that the little ones have learned to run and climb, Patricio’s and Mirco’s days are filled with non-stop action. Nevertheless, they are sure always to make ample time for every child. The dads, both teachers, never expected to learn so much about love, kindness and patience from their 15-month-old triplets.