Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and consider us as potential adoptive parents for your chid. We honor and admire your strength, courage and the love you are showing through this adoption process.
We are committed to an open adoption with you because we believe every child has a right to know who they are and where they come from.
We both come from large, diverse families and know that it takes a community to raise a child and in our community there is a foundation of life based on respect, unconditional love, support, joy and laughter.
We were set up on a date by a mutual friend on Memorial Day weekend 2011. When we asked our mutual friend why he set us up on a date, he said it was because we have similar values. We came to realize that our common values stem from our families. We were both taught to have respect for our parents, grandparents and the elders in our community and to be role models for the younger generations. Our parents also instilled in us the importance of kindness, forgiveness, being supportive of our family and friends, and reaching for our dreams.
We got married on June 8, 2013 in Northern California in Erick’s hometown of Sonoma. Many of Maricela’s family members came all the way from south Texas for the wedding. We are now one big family with friends and relatives from Texas, California, Canada, Mexico and other parts of the world.