Bonjour from Christina and Erwan from the sunniest neighborhood of San Francisco! Thank you for taking a moment to learn more about us. We both moved to the Bay Area to continue our education as Scientists after finishing our Ph.D.s. Despite being at rival schools, we managed to meet, fall in love, and have been married for 7 years. Erwan is French and although Christina is American, she grew up in Asia.
Adoption has long been a part of our lives as Christina’s cousin is adopted and we have an adopted nephew and niece through Erwan’s brother. We have always planned on trying to adopt and hope we are able to do so to become first time parents. We would be thrilled to meet you and learn more about you and your hopes.
San Francisco has been our home for the past 8 years. We live in the Mission, which is a warm and sunny neighborhood, next to the oldest Mission in town. Our apartment is close to a great park with a playground. We are walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants, ice cream stores, schools and public transportation. Living in the neighborhood for 8 years, we have developed close relationships with neighbors, restaurant owners to create a great feeling of community.
On the weekend, we love to walk the city, have a picnic in a park, visit museums, go to the swimming pool, or watch a movie on the couch in the evening. We also enjoy grocery shopping at local markets to cook a meal for ourselves and to share with friends as enjoying a family meal is a central part of our life. We recently purchased our first home in San Francisco and can’t wait to grow our family there.
Erwan and I meet when my salsa dance partner brought him to my house for a party. I was struck by how friendly he was and his lack of intimidation to join the party, which included dancing with professional dancers. As a prior avid rock climber, Erwan was agile to keep in beat with the dancers even if improvising otherwise. Erwan is loyal and devoted to his friends and family and comes from a supportive and close family. Sharing well-cooked meals is important part of our lives and Erwan is an excellent cook who packs our lunches on most days. Erwan is patient and likes to take care of others, for example, he excels at locating items I have lost in our house. It’s these small, but important everyday things that give me confidence Erwan will be a wonderful partner to raise a child.
Christina is a very open-minded, considerate, and the most thoughtful person I ever met. Every Christmas or to thank somebody, Christina will write a handwritten personal card. She is a conscientious and caring person.
Christina was born in Washington DC area, but moved to Asia when she was 7. She grew up experiencing different cultures, living with people from different backgrounds, and made friends all around the world. She moved to the US for college.
Christina works extremely hard and she has been successful in her career as a Scientist, but always puts family first. Christina is the guardian of her dad and calls him at least 4 times a week. If she travels to Europe for work, she will visit my family in France or Germany whenever possible.
I have no doubt Christina will be an amazing mother. She always lights up around our friend’s kids, nieces and nephews. She is always ready to dance, read a book, or bake. I am really looking forward to see her doing the same things with the child we will end up raising together.