Dear Birth Parents,
Although this profile might show a snippet from our lives, this is really about your bravery, selflessness and unconditional love. We have built this profile in hopes that you get a better understanding of who we are as a family on the day to day. Being real is something
we truly value. As you are reading through our profile we want you to know that we’ve taken the time to be as genuine as possible with you.Your decision in taking the time to look through these profiles is super heroic. At the end of the day, your opinion matters most. We want you to make the connection that feels right, and we look forward to taking this journey with you.
Once Upon a Time
Our story began in Autumn of 2004 when we were both attending San Francisco’s School of the Arts High School. We always knew that we were meant for each other, but we had some major growing up to do. After high school we continued dating on and off and eventually reconnected in Spring of 2012. This time we made it permanent… Kyle proposed on ice skates 6 months later and the rest is history. We’re coming up on 5 years of marriage and we’re really stoked to be welcoming a little one into our family. We have a lot of fun together, and we’re always figuring out new adventures to go on. Whether it’s getting new ears in Disneyland, rummaging the beach for cool sea shells, or chillin at home reading comics on our hammock… family time is something we cherish on the daily.
A little about Kyle, by Cherisse
Once upon a random day in 2004, I went into Kyle’s work at a frozen yogurt store. This night and to my delight he predicted my favorite flavor, he told me to take it and go but read what’s underneath later. A quick snuggle and a smooch then I’m back on my way, but wait there’s a note on the cup, just what could it say? A giggle, a blush, I was so naive, how romantic he was, I could not believe. Years later his question was answered when we wed on the steps of a church, our hearts were finally together, true love had ended its search. From the jokes to his singing and that oh so crooked smirk, he may be the coolest dude ever, but still doesn’t know how to twerk! Long Sigh… Okay, I’m gonna stop with the rhyming now. I think that’s enough rhyming to last me the next 20 years! But for real though, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Singing off the top of his lungs, hiding in the craziest places just to scare me, and coming back from work with a favorite sweet treat are some of the things Kyle does regularly. I honestly think its what makes HIM magical in his own unique and colorful way! There was a time in our marriage where Kyle and I did not have a lot. But Kyle did everything he could to make ends meet. He created his own business from the ground up when it seemed like we were at our lowest. He did that for our family and it supported us though many tough times. What makes Kyle so good at what he does is that he’s empathetic towards others and their specific situations. These days it might seem like people don’t have time to keep an open ear or lend a helping hand, but Kyle is one of those people that does. The world is a better place with him in it, and I feel truly blessed to have him in my life.
A little about Cherisse, by Kyle
Cherisse is hands down the coolest person I know. She has so many amazing skills… it’s really hard to pen them all down. Anyone who is down to dress like Wonder Woman on any random
day of the week is a trooper in my eyes. She’s an amazing storyteller and uses her ability to listen to and understand what people really want and need. It’s one of those things that’s really hard to find in people these days, but she’s one of the few that gets it. On top of that, Cherisse is a skilled dancer and choreographer. She uses her deep imagination to make simple movements a reality. She is smart, witty, magical, a hopeless romantic, and she can show empathy towards anyone in any situation. On top of that, she laughs at almost all of my bad jokes (which is a huge plus). Her magical personality shines through when connecting with the her preschool kids, or any child for that matter. Getting down to a child’s level to understand them and communicate is something that’s been lost in our crazy fast-paced society. You know how some people have certain gifts in life? Like those skills that seem unique to that one person… well Cherisse is that person when it comes to kids. I could go on and on, but I want you to know that she’s the sweetest, most kind-hearted person I’ve ever met. I couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my days with anyone else.
Our home is surrounded by lush forest, colorful birds, curious critters and friendly neighbors. We are fortunate to be in a beautiful little community where access to a swimming pool/suana are within walking distance of our home. We are also a 5-10 minute drive to beaches, libraries, museums and the San Francisco waterfront. Sometimes, we take it for granted, but everything is super close to us. Inside our pad, it’s warm, cozy, and ideal for just hanging out. We have lots of board games, tons of books (and comics), some old school video games, a few rooms (for hide and go seek of course), and a good sized kitchen (packed with goods from our weekly farmers market.) We take pride in our home and try to make sure its a comfy, safe place for our family.
While we don’t have the ‘traditional family’ by any means, we’re actually really proud of the fact that we’re different in that way. Both of us have had an upbringing that was tough at times and having persevered through the dark times, we’ve really had to create what a family looks like from the ground up. While we do have contact with some of our direct family, our support system is comprised mostly of faithful friends, long time co-workers, some neighbors and a few relatives. Coming home to people that have your back and offer support, warmth, and love when you need it most is what family means to us.
Our Hopes and Dreams
We cannot thank you enough for reading through our profile. It means a lot that you took the time to learn some more about us and we seriously think you are awesome. Life can be crazy, unpredictable and full of unexpected turns… and we totally understand. We can only hope that whatever decisions we make along the way feel right in our hearts. Our promise to you is that we will always be genuine, loving, and kind-hearted to our children in every step that this hectic life brings our way. We want dreams to come true, imaginations to run free and self expression to be the base of it all. Maybe Peter Pan said it best, “The second star to the right, shines in the night for you… to tell you that the dreams you have really can come true.”