June 16th, 2019
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Christopher and Carlos

List of Favorites!

  • Favorite Hobby:

    Chris: Cars

    Carlos: Playing Guitar

  • Favorite Food:

    Chris: Sandwiches

    Carlos: Burgers and Fries

  • Favorite Holiday:

    Chris: Christmas

    Carlos: Christmas

  • Favorite Movie:

    Chris: Amadeus

    Carlos: Forrest Gump

  • Favorite Animal:

    Chris: Dogs

    Carlos: Dogs

  • Favorite Vacation:

    Chris: Kauai, Hawaii

    Carlos: Kauai, Hawaii

  • Favorite Actor:

    Chris: Meryl Streep

    Carlos: Julia Roberts

  • Favorite TV Show:

    Chris: Seinfeld

    Carlos: Downton Abbey

  • Favorite Band/Singer:

    Chris: Coldplay

    Carlos: Amy Winehouse

Dear Birthmother:

Thank you for considering us as prospective adoptive parents. Although we don’t know you (yet), your consideration of us is humbling and we commend you for your strength and courage. Our hope is to provide you insight into our life and to give you peace of mind in knowing about our dedication to you, your child, and this process. We understand this is a difficult time and that your decision is for the best possible life of your little one. We want to offer you our full support and commitment and thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit more about us. We would love to have the opportunity to get to know you, too.

About Us:

We were destined to be together, we just had to let the universe work its magic. We met through a mutual friend in 2015 and talked until the early morning. There was an instant spark. We shared laughs, stories of happiness and heartache, and honest conversations that led us to realize we had been indirectly connected all along. Having grown up just a block a part, we played in the same parks, attended the same schools (just a few years apart), and are certain that the universe was preparing us to meet – just not yet. Once the stars aligned and we met on that fateful October evening, our love grew and we have never spent another day without the other. Our relationship is rooted in honesty, communication, love, and respect and attribute our success as a couple to the daily practice of these pillars of our relationship. With a strong foundation firmly in place, we are excited to build our family by welcoming a special child into our home. We are excited for this next chapter in our relationship!About Carlos:

Carlos was born in Mexico and came to the US with his family at the age of four. Having grown up in Orange County, his family moved to Riverside, CA in 2003 where Carlos finished high school and then attended the University of California, Riverside where he achieved a Bachelors Degree in History. In 2005, Carlos traveled to Rome to study abroad and realized his passion of history and teaching would be an ideal career choice for him. He went on to join the Graduate School of Education at UCR and attained his secondary teaching credential. Carlos taught World History and European History at Notre Dame High School, a private Catholic school for six years. He has taken time off from teaching to prepare for fatherhood and plans to be a stay-at-home Dad. Carlos comes from a large family with 4 brothers and 3 sisters and loves spending time with them all. His love of family and education make him and ideal father.

Meet Carlos, By Christopher:

After our first date, I knew that Carlos was the one. His passion for teaching, travel, and family are evident in all he does. Carlos leads with his heart, and its a big BIG heart! Always caring, kind, and compassionate – his love for people draws quality relationships with family and friends. He is an “all in” kind of guy and gives all of himself to anyone or anything he involves himself with. Carlos is an amazing person that inspires me daily with his drive to be the best person he can be. Whether by volunteering his time at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at CHOC as a dedicated “baby cuddler,” or by sitting on the floor with his nieces, nephews, or our friends children playing games – I cannot help but have my heart swell over his genuine love and kindness that he freely shares with everyone. My biggest joy in this life will be to see Carlos as a father and I have absolutely no doubt he will be an amazing Dad.About Christopher:

Christopher was born and raised in Orange County surrounded by a loving family. His extended family was a very present part of his upbringing. Forming close relationships that have evolved into deep and meaningful friendships, family has always been an important factor in his life. Christopher was never afraid of hard work. At 15, he took his first job at Disneyland bussing tables for the summer. Then at 16, he got a job working at Blockbuster Video. Both jobs required him to ride his bike several miles to and from work. After graduating from Valencia High School  (Carlos’s alma mater, too!), he immediately joined the full-time work force. Dedicating himself to his jobs, Christopher excelled at anything he put his mind to. After finding his love of real estate and helping people in 2001, Christopher has established himself as a well respected professional in the Escrow industry – earning awards for his performance and ranking in the top 2 of his company. His success at work has never taken away from his first love – his family. Realizing the importance of a work/life balance, he always makes time for his loved ones and enjoys spending quality time with Carlos, his cousin Kristi, and his aunt Arlene. Christopher loves design, architecture, and cars – and you can find him enjoying a tour of a model home or at a classic car show with a big smile on his face. He also has a massive, incurable sweet tooth and loves a chocolate chip cookie – or 3. Christopher’s hard work ethic and love of family are great attributes in a father figure.

Meet Christopher, By Carlos:

From the moment we met, I knew I had found my forever love. Anyone who meets Christopher quickly realizes there is something truly special about him. His personality and bright smile attract genuine friendships. He has all the qualities that make for a great husband and father. He is loving, kind, generous with his time, and supportive. His love of family is something I admire very much. He lights up around family and friends and brings joy to any situation. He is never afraid to laugh or be silly.  He is also the hardest working person I know and is respected in his field for his work ethic, loyalty, and dedication. He applies these qualities in all areas of his life. I am looking forward to seeing him become a father and have no doubts that he will be a wonderful dad. He has a heart of gold and will surely pass on all of his wonderful traits to your baby.Meet Jax:

Jax is our 1-year old yellow lab retriever. He is a gentle giant and absolutely adores children. With several small kids in our circle, he has proven his role as protector through his good-natured behavior.  He loves his toys and playing fetch but his most favorite thing in the world is cuddling on the couch with his dads. He is eagerly waiting for his future best friend.

Our Tribe:

“Blood makes you related. Love makes you family.” We are surrounded by an incredible network of family and close friends who love us unconditionally and have been with us every step of our journey.  We are inspired by them to be the best version of ourselves and they always have our best interest at heart. Our friends and family all share a few common traits – authenticity, honesty, and a wonderful sense of humor. While our common love and dedication of family bonded us, it is our desire to build our own family and create our own traditions that drives us. Traditions are very important to us and celebrating life’s special moments with our loved ones is our greatest treasure.Home Sweet Home:

Our decision to become parents led us to our current home as we wanted to have plenty of space to welcome a growing child. We live in a spacious four bedroom, three bathroom, single family home in a gated family-friendly community of South Orange County – ranked among the safest areas in California. We are surrounded by beautiful parks and the best schools in the area.

Our Adventures:

We love to travel and explore. We are fortunate to have enjoyed peaceful sunsets in Kauai, the historical beauty of London, the hustle and bustle of city life in Chicago, and the cool foggy breeze of a San Fransisco morning. Our appreciation for the world’s incredible cultural diversity is something we love to share and hope to impart to your child. Of all the beautiful places we have visited, our home away from home is Kauai, Hawaii. Having visited the Garden Isle every year since we met, we live our lives in the spirit of Aloha – love, peace, and compassion. A life of Aloha is one when the heart is so full, it is overflowing with the ability to influence others around you with your spirit. We hope to share this spirit with our growing family.Thank you:

We know that this is a challenging time for you and hope to provide you peace of mind in knowing that should you select us, we would be overjoyed and honored to raise your child in a loving, kind, and compassionate home. We hope our profile gave you a glimpse into our lives -and that you feel the warmth and openness with which we wrote this for you. If selected, we promise to devote ourselves to your child fully. We are ready to be Dads and are grateful to you for your consideration.