Jessica and Jose

Hello!

We are Jessica and Jose from beautiful California. Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your baby! We are honored to be considered and we truly admire your choice to place your baby for adoption. We want you to know that we will love your child unconditionally if given the opportunity. We promise your child will grow up in a home environment full of love, respect and many adventures.

We are very excited to build our family through adoption. Though we always talked about adoption, we tried to have children naturally but learned it would be very difficult for us to conceive a child. We are excited to experience the joys and challenges of raising a child together. From late night feeding, diaper changes, bedtime stories, and to celebrate every milestone. We can’t wait to begin this journey and get to know the dreams you have for your child!

Important Lessons We Will Teach Your Child:

  • To have compassion
  • To be respectful
  • To be studious
  • Be true to yourself
  • Responsibility
  • To value family
  • Dream big
  • To be financially responsible

About Us: We met online 9 years ago. We exchanged phone numbers and began talking and getting to know each other. After a week of talking on the phone we decided to go out on a date. After dating for 8 months we went on our first vacation to Chicago where we had an amazing time! Jose proposed a few months later, the day he brought home our Pup Milo. We have been happily married for 8 years.

We enjoy going on family trips to other states we have never been to before. We also like going on weekend getaways to discover new places and restaurants nearby. We are big Disney people and have annual passes to Disneyland. We love sports- football is our favorite, and we have season tickets for the San Francisco 49ers. We like visiting National Parks, going for a run or walks with our dog Milo. We can’t wait to meet our future child and share with them all of the fun things we enjoy doing and adding more fun and exciting activities to our lives.

Our Hobbies: We love to explore new places every chance we get and always have a fun time no matter what we are doing. We love to try new restaurant and food. Jessica enjoys trying to recreate our favorite dishes at home for our family and friends. We can’t wait to have or future child join us as we continue to explore the world.

Top 10 Things We Look Forward to Doing with Our Future Child:

  • Spending time with our extended family
  • Taking them on vacation
  • Exploring different interests and hobbies they may have
  • Taking them camping
  • Dressing up for Halloween as a family and going Trick-Or- Treat
  • Taking them to football games
  • Teaching them how to speak, read and write in Spanish
  • Reading to them
  • Teaching them that they can achieve all of their dreams and goals
  • Celebrating Holidays with them and our extended family and friends
Hello!

About Jose

Introducing Jose: I was born in El Salvador, but was raised in the United States. At the age of 13 my mom, sister and I migrated to Utah and shortly after to California. Growing up in California, I learned to appreciate the diversity of people from different cultures.

In 2014 I started my own business in the GPS and tracking industry. Being my own boss give me the flexibility which allows me to make my own schedule and be home early to spend time with my family, as well as opportunities to travel and create more memories with my wife and future child.

I love sports, especially football and soccer. I played soccer and flag football in school. I also love to BBQ in our back yard, and travel to places I have ever been.  I am looking forward to teaching our future child about sports, play sports with them and take them to sporting events as well.

By Jessica: Some of the things that attracted me to Jose was his spontaneity and sense of humor. He is the funny uncle that the kids love to be around. He loves hanging out with our nieces and nephews for game night, movies and pizza nights. He has an incredible work ethic, and is always making sure our family is taken care of. He is selfless, generous and supportive of me. He enjoys traveling and LOVES sports! He cannot wait to teach our future child all about sports and take family vacations.

He is going to be an amazing father, and I cannot wait to see him creating a lifelong bond with our future child.

My Favorites:

  • Actor: Jim Carrey
  • Animal: Dogs
  • Author: George R. R. Martin
  • Childhood activity: Swimming classes
  • Children’s TV show: The Flintstones
  • Dessert: Arroz con leche (rice pudding)
  • Season: Fall
  • Dream job: Electrical Engineer
  • Game: Super Mario Brothers
  • Historical figure you want to meet: Muhammad Ali
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • Ice cream flavor: Pistachio
  • Hobby: Travel
  • Languages you speak: English & Spanish
  • Musical artist: Eminem & Dr. Dre
  • Place to take a child: Disneyland
  • Source of inspiration: My Mom & wife
  • Sports team: San Francisco 49ers

This or That:

  • Netflix or Youtube? Netflix
  • Call or Text? Text
  • Music or Podcasts? Music
  • Big Party or Small Gathering? Small Gathering
  • Cake or Pie? Cake
  • City Life or Island Life? City Life
  • Iced or Hot Coffee? Hot Coffee
  • Movie at Home or at the Theater? Theater

 

About Jose

About Jessica

Introducing Jessica: I was born in San Francisco, California. I grew up surrounded with a lot of cousins, family and friends. I went to a small Catholic School and made lifelong friendships with my classmates. When I was 13 we moved to Miami, Florida. I had a very happy childhood as my parents exposed me to different cultures, foods and sports.

I returned to the Bay Area when I was 26 years old, and it was the best decision. Shortly after moving back, I stared my career working in insurance. I plan to work 3-4 days per week from home once we adopt so that I can spend more time with our future little one and enjoy their milestones.

I am an adventurous person and love to travel. When I met Jose, I knew he was the one for me because he was just as adventurous, loved sports and Disney as much as I did. I love spending time with our family and friends. I enjoy hosting dinner parties as I love to cook and entertain. I also enjoy planning our next family vacation to Disneyland or family camping trip. I cannot wait to go on adventures and create memories with our future child.

By Jose: Jessica loves children and has always looked forward to being a mother. She is a loving wife, daughter and aunt. She has a natural way of caring and helping others. I fell in love with her determination to achieve her professional goals, and her selflessness to help others and put their needs above her own. Jessica is adventures, loves sports and is an excellent cook. She is incredibly nurturing, and the kids in our family always gravitate to her. She will be an amazing mother, and she cannot wait to start this new chapter in our lives.

My Favorites:

  • Actor: Johnny Depp
  • Animal: Dogs & Monkeys
  • Author: Isabel Allende
  • Childhood activity: Going to the park
  • Children’s TV show: The Smurfs
  • Dessert: Ice Cream
  • Season: Fall
  • Dream job: Attorney
  • Game: Monopoly
  • Historical figure you want to meet: Mother Teresa (I was lucky to meet her)
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • Ice cream flavor: Pralines and Cream
  • Hobby: Travel
  • Languages you speak: English & Spanish
  • Musical artist: Marc Anthony
  • Place to take a child: Disneyland
  • Source of inspiration: My parents and husband
  • Sports team: San Francisco 49ers

This or That:

  • Netflix or YouTube? Netflix
  • Call or Text? Call
  • Music or Podcasts? Music
  • Big Party or Small Gathering? Small Gathering
  • Cake or Pie? Cake
  • City Life or Island Life? City Life
  • Iced or Hot Coffee? Iced Coffee
  • Movie at Home or at the Theater? Theater
About Jessica

Our Home

We live in a great, safe, neighborhood 45 minutes from San Francisco and an hour plane ride from Disneyland. We are very fortunate to live in an ethnically diverse neighborhood with great schools in walking distance. We also have great weather year around.

There are lot of local parks with playgrounds, bike and walking trails where we take Milo for walks. We also have a water park about 10 minutes away for those hot summer days. California has so many beautiful places to explore, including nine national parks! Yosemite and Joshua Tree are our two of our favorites to visit. We love planning weekend getaways to enjoy the outdoors and can’t wait to share all our adventures with a child.

Meet Milo: Milo is our third, dear family member. He is a little guy who is half Corgi and half Papillon. He is a real character. He loves to cuddle and take naps in one of his many blankets. When our nieces and nephews come over, he likes to join them in playing hide-and-seek, although he is not really good at it (but don’t tell him that!) We utterly LOVE him and know he will be a great furry Big Brother!

 

Our Home

Our Loved Ones

Our family and friends are a big part of our lives. We are blessed to have the majority of them close by as well as their support and love. They are all very excited to welcome a new baby into the family.

Your child will be surrounded by so much love. Grandmothers who can’t wait to spoil, love and care of our future child. As well as aunts, uncles and cousins who can’t wait to play, love and protect our child.

Our family loves getting together for birthdays, holidays as well as for no specific reason other than just spending time with each other. We have been celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years with our family and friends for over 9 years. Our holidays are an all-day celebration filled with laughter, music, delicious family recipes, and playing boardgames with the kids. Our holiday gathering include about 20 people, and grow a little more every year! We all look forward to getting together and making new memories.

For the past 6 years we travel together with Jessica’s cousin and his wife from El Salvador, and we love planning trips to visit new places we’ve never been to before. We have made it an annual tradition, and now more family members have started joining us! It’s great to explore the country and make memories with family.

Family traditions are a big deal in our family!

  • Sports – Our family is big on sports. During football season we get together on Sundays to watch the games. We go to one home game as a family. We host a Superbowl Party every year and World Cup Finals Party every four years. Jose is in charge of decorating, while Jessica whips up finger foods and desserts in the kitchen.
  • Halloween – We love to decorate our house and pass out candy. We also visit Disneyland around Halloween to enjoy the fun festivities the park offers. We cannot wait to dress up our child and take them trick-or- treating around our neighborhood and Disneyland.
  • Thanksgiving – On Thanksgiving we cook a big traditional Salvadorian style family dinner. After enjoying Panes Con Pavo, we play board games with the kids. On Friday we go with our nieces to pick out our Christmas tree and decorate.
  • Christmas – On Christmas Eve our family and close friends get together at our house for an ugly sweater party. We have a big potluck style dinner followed by karaoke and board games. On Christmas Day most of us get back together and spend the day watching Christmas movies especially A Christmas Story.

For your child, we promise…

  • To honor your child’s uniqueness, culture, ancestry, and their birth story.
  • To make their life fun, filled with many great adventures, memories, love and laughter.
  • To give them many opportunities to travel, have fun and enjoy a big loving family.
  • To enjoy many of our memorable family traditions and create new ones.
  • A home filled with unconditional love and support.
  • And most importantly to raise them to be respectful, honest, compassionate adults who fulfill their dreams and reach their full potential.

In Closing – Thank You: We wish you peace of mind as you make the choice that is best for you and your baby. We believe that adoption is a loving choice, and we know that love, respect, and honesty are the foundation upon which any strong family is made.

Our Loved Ones