We met in 2014 through a mutual friend and got married in 2018 at our favorite beach. Ever since our first date, which was sushi and a walk to the beach, we have been inseparable.
At home we can be found cuddling with our three goofy dogs, cooking healthy meals, and playing video games. We love taking day trips to San Francisco and live a very active lifestyle, working out at the gym daily.
We love our home. It's where we spend most of our time and look forward to raising our children.
We live in a 3-bedroom home in a diverse and sunny city in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have a large child-friendly back yard with lots of beautiful trees and plants.
Mike just recently planted a rose garden and hopes to plant some fruit trees this summer (peach and apple.. so we can make pies!) Only two blocks from our home is a community swimming pool that we belong to, which also has a large grassy area with a playground. We live within one mile of an excellent elementary, middle, and high school.
We are a stone’s throw away from wonderful parks, museums, and fun sources of entertainment and enrichment. Our home is in a quiet cul-de-sac, many of our neighbors are families with children or retired couples.
We live one block from a gym, a taqueria, a Starbucks, a pizza shop, a boba tea cafe, and a Chinese restaurant. We love our neighborhood and it's great living so close to the local elementary, middle , and high schools.
ABOUT ALAIN, BY MICHAEL
One of the first things about Alain that I fell in love with was his bright smile. He is a genuinely kind and caring person and is always putting the needs of others before himself. No matter what he may have going on, he makes the time to listen and show how much he cares.
Alain grew up with a brother and sister in an agricultural community in Southern California, the son of two Mexican immigrants. He speaks fluent Spanish and we plan to teach our baby English and Spanish. Alain helped his Mom run her flower shop (which she still has) and learned a lot about computers from his Dad, who is an engineer. They are an important part of our family and we see them regularly. Alain’s sister visits us often as well. Alain’s brother lives in New Jersey with his wife, and they have recently welcomed a baby boy into the family. Our child will be surrounded by lots of loving, extended family.
Alain went to college at University of California at Davis. He played the vi- olin and wanted to be a veterinarian. His career goals shifted, and he eventually became a Police Officer, a job he takes great pride in. He loves working with members of the community and especially enjoys teaching new officers the proper ways to stay safe on the street and treat everyone with great respect. In his free time, Alain loves to play video games, read, and take our dogs on walks.
Seeing the way Alain interacts with children affirms my belief that he is going to be a fun, caring, and loving father. He is playful, full of energy, and loves being around kids. Alain has a heart of pure gold and I am so excited to see the kind of father he will be.
ABOUT MICHAEL, BY ALAIN
I believe that the key to building a healthy, happy home and family is to be with people you respect, love, and cherish. Michael is my key to building a beautiful home and family. Michael consistently puts the happiness of others before his own. Through his consistent caring and effort, he creates an environment that feels safe and com- forting.
Michael grew up in Berkeley, California. His mother and stepfather are both retired hospital engineers. His father is a retired police officer and stepmom is a retired medical laboratory scientist. They live close to our home and are elated to embark on this journey with us.
Michael’s sense of responsibility started young. As a teenager, he worked hard through school and quickly moved out on his own. He has worked for the last 13 years in a 911 emergency dispatch center, as a supervisor.
His patience, strong work ethic, and empathy come through when talking to people in need and providing them the information and resources they need to get through difficult experiences.
I know Michael will be an excellent father. He is excited and anticipating the activities and trips we will share together with our child.