Shelly & Yun

Hello! We are Yun and Shelly from Southern California!

Hello! We are Shelly and Yun from Southern California!

Thank you for looking at our profile and learning about our lives! We realize this must be a difficult time for you, and we admire your courage in making this important decision. We are very excited to expand our family and we are honored that you are considering us as adoptive parents.

We believe that life is a great adventure, and we love being on this journey together! We are so excited to start a family and begin the next chapter of our lives! Adoption has always been our first choice- even before we knew each other. We believe that sharing time together is the most precious gift that we can give, and we are excited to share our lives and our love with our future son or daughter.

Our Story:
We met on an online dating website, and after a week of great conversation, we decided to meet in person. Yun was super nervous since it was her first online date, and Shelly assumed that the best case scenario was making a new friend.

Our “quick coffee date” expanded into a 7-hour conversation over dinner, dessert and a walk around the neighborhood. From the moment we met, we knew this was the beginning of something special. Now, five years later, we still enjoy long conversations over a good cup of coffee.

Our differences make us stronger. While Yun is more extroverted and outgoing, Shelly is more introverted and reserved. Our individual strengths balance each other out, which allows us both to be the best versions of ourselves. Yun has encouraged Shelly to experience new foods, and Shelly has convinced Yun (the city kid) to explore nature, such as rivers and waterfalls.

We now enjoy hiking, discovering new places, and having season tickets at the Pantages theater to see our favorite musicals! In our relationship, we value open communication, acceptance of ourselves and others, genuine kindness, laughter, and having fun!

Hello! We are Yun and Shelly from Southern California!

Meet Yun

Meet Yun, by Shelly:
Yun is the most loving and generous person that I know! She works as a physical education (PE) teacher for students with special needs, and she gives “high-fives” at work every day! Yun is always ready to try something new!

She enjoys being active, and spends her free time rock climbing, snow boarding, practicing martial arts, and visiting with friends at her gym. Yun always makes me laugh- she is an expert at making silly faces! She balances out my “practical” side by encouraging me to try new things and inspiring me to embrace my silly side! I know Yun will be a wonderful parent, and I am so excited to to have her on my team!

10 Facts About Me, by Yun
• I was born in Taiwan and my first language was Chinese.
• I’ve always wanted to be a teacher.
• I played basketball in high school and college.
• I’ve trained parkour with several American Ninja Warriors.
• I enjoy “window shopping” on Amazon.
• I’m learning sign-language and Spanish.
• I’ve run two 13 mile obstacle course races and a half-marathon.
• I know how to play the trumpet, guitar, and drums.
• My spirit animal is the platypus.
• I love LA for its diversity and food!

Meet Yun

Meet Shelly

Meet Shelly, by Yun
Shelly is full of love and laughter. She is a psychologist who works with military Veterans, and she loves teaching and helping others. Shelly excels at planning and crafting and she makes our adventures together that much more amazing! From planning beautiful hiking trips, remodeling the garage, to turning us unto Disney princesses, Shelly is always up for the challenge of a good project!

Shelly’s love and acceptance of me and my silliness makes me feel safe to be myself. I think Shelly will be a great mom and I can’t wait to go explore the world as a family (dressed up as superheroes)!

10 Facts About Me, by Shelly
• My favorite color is purple.
• I grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Oregon.
• I’ve lived in four states and traveled to eight countries.
• When I was in high school, my dream was to be on Broadway!
• My favorite comfort food is homemade mac ‘n cheese.
• I love the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson books!
• My favorite movie is Inside Out.
• I have two younger brothers, 1 niece and 2 nephews (so far!)
• I have made costumes and quilts for myself and my friends.
• I love dancing, singing, and laughing!

Meet Shelly

Our Friends, Family & Home

Our Friends and Family:
We greatly value spending time with family and friends! Yun has relatives in California, Michigan, and in Asia. Shelly’s family stretches all the way from Oregon to Florida, and many states in-between. We visit with family several times a year, and we adore spending time with Shelly’s niece and nephews! Everyone is looking forward to welcoming a new family member!

We have a large and diverse group of friends, and we consider them to be our chosen family! Our friends surround us with endless love and support. We enjoy laughing, talking, playing with their kids, hosting game nights, and sharing meals together! Our friends are very excited for us to become parents, and several of them have already started gathering items for the baby!

Our Home:
We love living near Los Angeles! We purchased and moved into our dream home two years ago, and we couldn’t be happier! We love to host relatives and friends, and there is plenty of room for our family to grow!

The weather in Southern California is amazing, and we can enjoy hiking or going to the beach at any time of the year. We’re also a short drive away from the mountains, deserts, Disneyland and Universal Studios!

Our quiet, suburban neighborhood is surrounded by tall trees and green parks. We are within walking distance to well-rated public schools, several restaurants, grocery stores, the library, YMCA, and youth activity centers.

We love working together to complete projects around the house, and we enjoy saying hello to our neighbors on our evening walks. We are excited to fill our home with even more love and laughter as our family grows!

Our Friends, Family & Home

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We believe in open and honest communication, and we will talk with your child about their adoption story, background, and cultural heritage.

We will protect your son or daughter, and we will provide a safe home so that they can explore and learn about themselves, others, and the world. We will teach your child to be curious about learning, to have a loving acceptance of other people, and to approach life with an adventurous spirit.

We will laugh and learn with your child, embracing their strengths and aiding their growth. We will provide a home full of joy and unconditional love, so that they may become the best version of themselves!

We’re looking forward to:
• Kissing baby cheeks and toes
• Reading bedtime stories
• Visiting relatives
• Going to museums
• Making pancake breakfast on Sundays
• Learning and teaching sign language
• Laughing and making silly faces
• Playing on the park swings and slides
• Creating arts and crafts
• Dressing up in costumes as a family

Thank you for taking the time to get to get to know us! We hope that this profile gives you a snapshot of our life together, and a preview of the love we will share with our future son or daughter. We look forward to getting to know you!

Wishing you all the best,

Shelly & Yun

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