|Our Education||College, Master of Fine Arts||Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy in progress|
|Our Professions||Film Industry Implementation Developer||Film Industry Payroll Coordinator|
|Stay-At-Home||Yes, work-from-home||Yes, work-from-home|
|Our Racial Background||Asian/ Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Steve & Renee's Favorites
|Outdoor Activity||Hiking anywhere, but especially in the mountains.||Kayaking, in the ocean or on a lake.|
|Movie||"Groundhog Day", this film has a lot of meaning in my life.||"It's Complicated", I laugh every time and admire Meryl Streep so much. |
|Cookie||Chocolate chips, the one's Renée makes with candied walnuts and extra large milk chocolate chips. ||The white chocolate raspberry cookies from Disneyland. One day I'll find a recipe to make them myself!!|
|Piece of Music||George Gershwin's "Embraceable You". ||Beethoven's 6th symphony, 2nd movement.|
|Holiday||Christmas, it feels like I have a special mission every year to hide Renée's gifts before Christmas Eve.||Christmas! I go all out and am definitely in the "decorations day after Thanksgiving" camp. |
|Book||"Mindset" by Dr. Carol Dweck.||"The Horse and His Boy" by C.S. Lewis, but I have a lot of favorites in this category, and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy is up there, too.|
|Place||Home, or wherever my wife is. ||This is a tie for me between Disneyland and the beach. |
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
Steve loves to hike, be outdoors, and go bird watching. He is passionate about computer programming and music. He plays the piano beautifully and looks forward to sharing his love of music with a child.
Renee has a wide variety of interests, too. She loves to read, especially fiction such as "The Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter". She quilts in her spare time and is constantly cooking or baking. In the summer, she enjoys kayaking with her mother at local beaches.
Steve does not have a personal faith but feels a strong connection to the Catholic faith because of Renee's love for her faith. He is fully supportive of raising our child in the Catholic faith.
Renee is a deeply devoted Catholic and looks forward to sharing the richness of her faith and traditions with our child.
|Our Musical Interest|
We both love nearly every musical genre we've encountered. While we both have a particular love for what could be broadly called "classical" music, we enjoy all sorts of popular contemporary music as well. Steve is a classically trained musician and Renee lead the singing at 3 different churches for many years.
|About Our Home|
We live in a one-bedroom apartment in a quiet and safe suburban neighborhood. We have worked hard to define this space as our home and Renee loves to decorate in her own unique style. We have plans to move to a larger home after your child's first year so they can have their own room as they grow.
|We live in the state of...|
California! We love it here. Yes, the weather is pretty great but more than that we're surrounded by natural beauty! We enjoy being close to state beaches, national forests, and an abundance of fresh produce year-round. Our favorite summer activity is to take a drive on a local highway through historic old towns and orange groves. We stop at fruit stands owned by local farmers on the way and enjoy fresh fruit, nuts, and honey as we drive. The highway ends near a state beach and we'll spend the rest of the day swimming and playing catch. And yes, In-N-Out truly is the best.
Our neighborhood is mostly quiet and very safe. We have lots of local parks and community events that we like to take advantage of. We particularly love attending the weekly farmers market and there are a lot of family-owned restaurants we like to visit. One fun community event we enjoy is when our local businesses stay open until 9 PM and invite food trucks to line the main boulevard. The atmosphere is always festive and there's usually live music and other forms of entertainment as the entire neighborhood walks together from shop to shop. It's a delight and it happens once a month!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months.
Yes, we are open to twins.
|Ethnicity of Child||We are open to a child of any ethnicity. |
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We hope to have an open adoption with you and share letters, pictures, and visits. We want our child to know you and for you to be a part of their life, if that is what you want, too.
Thank you so much for visiting our website! We promise to love your child deeply and to support them emotionally, financially, and physically in all that they do. We are so excited to meet you and get to know you. We are praying for you every day and look forward to the day we become family.