Robert & Ricardo

We’re so excited to be on this journey to start a family through open adoption. We have deep love, laughter, and happiness in our marriage that we can’t wait to share with a child. Our family and friends are thrilled for us and have been so loving and supportive throughout this process. We have tremendous respect for you and look forward to potentially meeting and forming a lifelong bond with you.

Who We Are

More About Robert

When I grew up I wanted to be a veterinarian.

I am really good at being goofy, listening, math and sports.

I am terrible at dancing.

My favorite quote is:

“Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein

I realized I was no longer cool when my niece told me I was too old to listen to Ariana Grande.

More About Ricardo

When I grew up I wanted to be a doctor.

I am really good at motivating others, public speaking and dancing.

I am terrible at sports and Algebra.

My favorite quote is:

“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” – Rudyard Kipling

I realized I was no longer cool when I didn’t know what “on fleek” meant.

We can’t wait to…

Robert

Ricardo

Play… Pie Face and 21 Questions Jenga and Uno
Read… Harry Potter Goosebumps
Eat… Halloween Candy Mac and Cheese
Travel to… The Beach Europe
Visit… Zoo, Houston Theater, Allen Parkway Dog Park Discovery Green, Museum of Natural Science
Celebrate… Halloween and Christmas Christmas
Teach him or her how to… read, ride a bike, and play basketball and tennis Latin ballroom dancing, Spanish, drawing/painting
Cheer on the… Texas Tech Red Raiders/U.S. Gymnastics Houston Texans
Sing… Kelly Clarkson hits Lucky by Britney Spears
Watch… Lion King/Moana/Coco Aladdin, Thundercats
Bake… Chocolate chip cookies Bread pudding
Make… Gingerbread houses/Paper airplanes Puppets/Paintings, drawings

More About Our Life

Other Children

We don’t have any children of our own yet but we do have six nieces and nephews ranging from age 1 to 9. Of course our nieces want us to have a girl and our nephews want us to have a boy, but regardless they can’t wait to have another cousin to play with during all of our family gatherings. They have so much fun together and have become very close so we’re excited our future children will have such a close-knit group of cousins.

Pets

We have three small dogs, two pomeranians (Niko and Panda) and a rat terrier (Wrecker), and we love to take them on walks and to the dog park. We give them more love than I think they enjoy receiving and we couldn’t imagine our family without them. They get along great with kids and they can’t wait to meet their newest owner/friend.

Our Home

We live in a new town home with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. We’ve already turned one of the guest bedrooms into the nursery and can’t wait to bring the baby home to it. There’s plenty of space for the baby to play downstairs and a large game room upstairs for their toys and games. It also has a good size backyard to play and run around in. We love our neighborhood and think the area is a safe and great place to raise our child.

Parenting Philosophy

We want our child to always feel like they are in an environment where they feel loved, supported, and comfortable in being themselves. We want to give them the tools necessary to become good decision makers and responsible adults. We’ll allow and encourage them to explore all avenues to find what they’re good at and love to do, and where they fit in best in society.

Our Extended Family

Most of our extended family lives in the Houston area very close to us. Ricardo’s Mom and two brothers and their families live in Houston as well as Robert’s parents and oldest sister’s family. We have a lot of aunts, uncles, and cousins that live in Houston as well. Family comes first for the both of us, so we love that we get to be so close to ours and get to see them so often.

Interested in learning more about this family? Call 800-966-HOPE today!

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