Liz & David

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Liz & David

We are bilingual, multi-cultural, devoted parents with a lifetime love of learning and creating.

Hola! We’re Liz and David. Thank you for reading this far - we know you are facing a tough decision, and you have our utmost respect. We hope this letter gives you a sense of who we are and the loving and secure home we would provide for your child.

We met at Stanford University in 2004 as members of an on-campus theater group. After working on seven shows together in four years, we staged our biggest original production - our musical theater inspired wedding in October, 2008. In 2015 we slowed our community theater involvement and switched to singing lullabies to our daughter, Marisol. We may no longer be working on multiple stage productions each year, but we still jump at the opportunity to express our creative sides by singing karaoke, writing song parodies, building family Halloween costumes, and attending local theater productions.

Liz is a patient, extremely organized, and empathetic stay-at-home mom. She enjoys sharing her love of gardening with Marisol and David, canning jams made from berries she has harvested from the backyard, and smearing that jam on a slice of David’s homemade sourdough. When not gardening or mom-ing, Liz loves writing, reading books in English and Spanish, volunteering, and learning more about other languages and cultures. She is a third-generation Californian who is extremely happy to have a forever home in San Mateo, just a short drive from where her parents still live in San Jose.

David was born in Mexico City to a Cuban mother and a Mexican father. He and his older sister were raised in Mexico with frequent trips to Puerto Rico to visit the Cuban side of the family. At 18 David came to the U.S. for college and decided that California was the place to put down roots. He now works at a start-up in San Francisco developing software used by professional bookkeepers. His job allows him to work from home often, which frees up more time to play with Marisol. In his spare time, David loves baking bread, playing board games, reading books, playing the piano and planning the next family trip.

Our daughter Marisol is a caring, energetic, and outgoing five-year-old. She’s quick to warm and will quickly strike up a conversation, in both English and Spanish, with anyone she meets. She loves music, dancing, reading, climbing trees in our backyard, and, more than anything, playing with her friends. Marisol can’t wait to have a little brother or sister with whom she can sing and play!

As a family, we take full advantage of our beautiful California home. We love playing at our local parks, learning at zoos and science centers statewide, and meeting up with friends at local festivals year round. With friends and family in Mexico and across the U.S., it is a good thing that we also love to travel! We look forward to taking our children around the world teaching them how to politely order new foods in local languages and marveling at the unique sights and experiences that every new destination has to offer.

Our family is no stranger to open adoption. Liz is close to her cousin, who was adopted as an infant during Liz’s teenage years. We lent moral support (and baby carrier recommendations) as David’s closest cousin formed a family through adoption nearly two years ago. We look forward to being part of an open adoption.

If you would like to talk or message, we would love to hear from you. Whatever your choice, we wish you and your baby a lifetime of happiness.

Sincerely,
Liz & David
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¡Hola! Somos Liz y David. Gracias por leer hasta este punto - sabemos que esta es una decisión muy difícil, y la respetamos mucho. Esperamos que esta carta le dé un sentido de quiénes somos y del hogar seguro y lleno de amor que le podríamos dar a su hijo.

Nos conocimos en la Universidad de Stanford en 2004 como participantes en un grupo de teatro. Después de trabajar en siete obras de teatro durante cuatro años, hicimos nuestra producción original más grande en Octubre de 2008 - nuestra boda inspirada por los musicales. En el 2015 cambiamos a cantar canciones de cuna a nuestra hija, Marisol. Aunque ya no trabajamos en varias obras de teatro cada año, expresamos nuestra creatividad cantando karaoke, escribiendo parodias de canciones, haciendo disfraces para toda la familia en Halloween, y acudiendo producciones locales.

Liz es una madre de casa paciente, organizada, y empática. Le gusta compartir su amor por la jardinería con Marisol y David, hacer conservas de zarzamoras cosechadas del jardín, y untar esa jalea en una rebanada de pan hecha por David. Cuando no está trabajando en el jardín o cuidando a Marisol, le encanta escribir, leer libros en inglés y en español, trabajar como voluntaria, y aprender más sobre otras culturas e idiomas. Nativa de California, Liz está emocionadísima de haber encontrado su hogar para siempre en San Mateo, tan cerca de donde viven sus papás en San José.

David nació en la Ciudad de México a una madre cubana y un padre mexicano. Él y su hermana mayor se criaron en México con viajes frecuentes a Puerto Rico para visitar al lado cubano de la familia. A los dieciocho años, David vino a los Estados Unidos para asistir a la universidad, y luego decidió que California sería buen lugar para echar raíces. Ahora trabaja en San Francisco desarrollando software para tenedores de libros. Su empleo le deja trabajar desde la casa fácilmente, lo cual le da más tiempo para jugar con Marisol. En su tiempo libre, le encanta hornear pan, jugar juegos de mesa, leer libros, tocar el piano y planear el próximo viaje familiar.

Nuestra hija Marisol es una niña bondadosa, energética, y extrovertida de cinco años de edad. Ella platica, ya sea en inglés o español, con cualquier persona que conozca. Le encanta escuchar música, bailar, leer, escalar y más que nada jugar con sus amigos y amigas. ¡Marisol tiene muchas ganas de tener un hermanito o hermanita con quien cantar y jugar!

Juntos aprovechamos plenamente las ventajas de nuestro hermoso hogar en California. Nos encanta jugar en los parques locales, aprender en los zoológicos y museos por todo el estado y reunirnos con amigos en festivales al aire libre. ¡Con amigos y familia en México tanto como en los Estados Unidos, es bueno que también nos gusta viajar! Soñamos con llevar a nuestros hijos por todo el mundo, enseñarles cómo ordenar comida en el idioma local, y maravillarse de las vistas y las experiencias que nos ofrece cada destino nuevo.

Si usted decide tener una adopción abierta, no sería la única en nuestra familia. Liz quiere mucho a su prima que fue adoptada cuando Liz era una adolescente. También le dimos apoyo moral (y recomendaciones de portabebés) a una prima de David cuando ella formó su familia adoptiva hace dos años. Esperamos ser parte de una adopción abierta.

Si quiere hablar o mandar mensajes, nos encantaría platicar con usted. Cualquiera que sea su decisión le deseamos a usted y a su bebé una vida llena de felicidad.

Sinceramente,
Liz y David

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Who We Are

We met at Stanford University in 2004 as members of an on-campus theater group. Working together as stage manager and director, we discovered that we made a great creative team. Sharing many late nights working on production details, we soon realized that we also shared a love of learning, board games, languages, cultures, food, travel, dance, and more. Eventually, David worked up the courage to ask Liz out and the rest was happy history. We were married in 2008.

Since then, we have bought a house in San Mateo and slowed our community theater involvement in favor of singing lullabies to our daughter, Marisol. We jump at the opportunity to express our creative sides by singing karaoke, writing song parodies, building family Halloween costumes, and attending local theater productions (when it is safe to do so, of course).

After nearly 13 years of marriage, we know that we are still happiest when we are working on a project together - even if that project is just making dinner.

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Music lessons with Papi

When M started asking to play a variety of musical instruments, it was an awesome opening to get her started on a new father-daughter activity. David is enjoying the challenge of shifting to piano teacher, and hopes to soon add a small guitar to the ever-growing collection of practice instruments in our living room. Liz is enjoying the fact that her beginner piano book is getting some new life, and M is itching to learn more complex pieces from some of her favorite cartoons.

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.

Sincerely,

Liz & David

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