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…
|Play…||Pie Face and 21 Questions||Jenga and Uno|
|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
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.
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.
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.
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.