First and foremost, we want to say thank you! Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about us and for your strength and courage in giving another couple the opportunity to grow their family. We imagine this was a difficult decision to make, but because of your generous and selfless act, you will be making some couple very happy, whether that is us or another couple. We are beyond grateful for the opportunity to get to know you, to letting you get to know us, and for the prospect of becoming parents.
Ryan and I were born and raised in Southern California where we still reside. We live in a beach town about a mile away from the ocean. Ryan grew up surfing the beaches of Southern California. He comes from a tight knit family that taught him strong morals, the value of hard work and dedication, and molded him into the man that he is today. Ryan has worked as an Operating Engineer for the last 14 years. At his job, he does welding, electrical work, plumbing and fixes anything that needs work. I come from an immigrant family and grew up in a poor community. My family instilled in me the importance of perseverance, hard work, and getting an education. Because of their guidance, I put myself through school and received my B.A. in journalism, and then ten years later followed through on my life-long goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. I have been working as a nurse in a hospital for almost two years now. We have a close-knit family that lives near us and three sets of loving grandparents eager for our new addition. Our child will be part of a large, fun, adoring family of friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and maybe someday, a sibling.
Gloria is one of those people that when you first meet her you want to be her best friend because she is so full of life. She is loving, funny, and down to earth. When I first met her, I knew life would be a lot of fun, and the last 8 years have been just that. There is never a dull moment in our adventures: from hanging out with friends and family to going on trips or even just spending a day running errands, our good times together never end. I love her more and more as our relationship grows deeper and as we begin to build our family. She is so loving and caring with our dog son Benson and with our nieces and nephews that I know she will give so much love for our new baby. Her hard work, good morals, and dedication show in her ability to get a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing. She plans to go back to school in the future and get her Master’s Degree as well. She is always seeking ways to get better at her job and get ahead in life. I thank God everyday that she is in my life. She has helped me to be a better man so that I can give her the same love that she gives me.
Though it was pretty much love at first sight for me, it was Ryan’s big heart, his desire to help others, and his zest for life that drew me most to him. Ryan is smart, loyal, dedicated (he just finished his first half ironman triathlon!), he matches my silliness, and most importantly, he is my biggest supporter. He picks me up when I am down and is always there for me when I need him. He doesn’t give up and he helps to push me to be the best that I can be. I know that together we can conquer the world. Our child or children will be the absolute luckiest in the world to be able to call him dad, as am I to call him my husband.
Ryan and I met 8 years ago through a mutual friend. We instantly connected and have been best friends ever since. We are both outgoing people who love to laugh and be silly, We always have the best time when we’re together whether it’s doing something adventurous, exploring, or just hanging out at the house making dinner or with friends. We love spending time outdoors, going to the beach, hiking, golfing, snowboarding, going for runs with our dog Benson, and traveling anywhere that we can go. We are extremely hopeful and excited for our future child to join us on our future endeavors.
We have always known that we wanted to build our family together. We have so much love to give and cannot wait to share our home and our hearts with our child. Our attempt at having a baby naturally, was met with heartbreak. Our experience with the grief of losing our unborn son, Mason, has taught us much about ourselves, our relationship, and what we value most in life. It was through this experience that we began to learn more about adoption.
It is our impression that adoption is the truest form of kindness and expression of love to a couple encountering barriers such as ours. We have grown a deep respect and empathy for mothers in your circumstances and a strong desire to be the most loving, caring parents as a tribute to your sacrifice.
With our child or children, we will be the kind of parents that teach their kids to be kind and compassionate, to love others, to be good role models, to be honest, and to always reach for the stars. We will work our hardest to bring out the best in them and to help them reach their potentials. We will provide positive reinforcement and encourage them to be individuals. We will be protective while giving them the freedom to learn on their own and we will help guide them to learn from their mistakes. We will also make sure that our child knows where he or she came from and of the bravery that you as a mother showed in caring for your child and ensuring that he or she goes to a good home. We are willing to have an open line of communication with you to share information, photos, and possibly arrange visits if that is something that you wish.
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little about us. We hope that this short glimpse into our lives gives you some insight as to who we are as a family, our capacity to love a baby, and the caring home and stability we want to provide. If you choose us to be the parents to your child, he or she will also be surrounded by a large group of family and friends to love and cherish him or her. We really hope that you choose us to be the lucky parents to love and care for your child. Thank you again for this potential opportunity. May your heart find peace and comfort and may the love around you help in the coming days as you face many difficult decisions. We wish you the very best in life and in all that the future has to offer.