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.
Photo Taken by Maricela's Dad of South Texas, early 1980s
Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge, South Texas
Who We Are
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.
We live in Oakland which is part of the San Francisco Bay Area and more specifically part of the East Bay. Even though we live in a city, we have access to national parks, beaches and lots of outdoor activities. We enjoy taking walks and spending time outside. This photo is of one of the beaches driving distance from where we live. FYI, we are farther up the California coast so the water here is cold!
Hi, we just got back from a visit to Quebec Province in Eastern Canada. We were staying near a town on the northern coast of the St. Lawrence River. Erick has family there and it was so wonderful to see them after so many years. Any child brought into our family will be joining us on trips to Canada to visit family and friends. It is so beautiful over there and lots of fresh fish! We always come back feeling refreshed.
Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile
We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.
We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.