JP & Ryyn
JP & Ryyn
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, African American/Hispanic, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: CA
Dear Expectant Mother,
Beyond everything else that you will take away as you get to know us, please remember this one, sure message: we are so excited to be fathers and so, so ready to love this baby as our own. In the deepest part of our hearts, we want to thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We sincerely hope that we give you a good sense of our personalities and, should you select us, please know that your baby will be coming into a safe home, with two loving (and somewhat goofy) fathers, a doting grandmother, and lots of uncles and aunts and cousins, and everyone in between, eager to shower the little one with tons of affection.
We often find ourselves daydreaming about what life will look like with your baby, from how to decorate their nursery (Winnie-the-Pooh or a Scooby-Doo theme?) to how we will be celebrate our first Christmas as a family. We wonder what your baby’s first word will be and how your baby will look wearing traditional Filipino clothing. As we believe in the power of education, we’re eager to share many cultures and languages, including our own. We hope that in choosing us, you transform these daydreams into a beautiful reality.
We can’t wait to show your baby just how much love we have to give. We are committed to raising this child to have a strong sense of self, to possess an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and to care deeply about family and community.
Since meeting at a Halloween party in 2006, we have been inseparable. Over the last 12 years, we have discovered that we both are passionate about the community, have a silly side, and have a slight obsession for The Golden Girls. Ryyn is an event strategy director for a marketing company that advertises public health messages throughout the country, and in 2014 he was named a recipient of a national award which led to an invitation to the White House in 2015. JP is passionate about education (thanks to his mom) and made a career out of it, as he is currently serving as a student services director at a community college. He is an avid reader, loves a scary movie, and, although it’s been a while, could probably still hold his own on a tennis court.
We live in a luxury apartment complex in southern California, which has many family-friendly amenities, including a beautiful park with a giant playground, a gated pool area, and a Kid’s Club with bonding classes for babies and parents, called “Toddler Time.” As an additional perk, during the summer nights the park often screens Disney movies for families to watch under the stars. Within a few miles of our neighborhood are some of California’s top-rated public schools and beautiful beaches where we can let our silver labrador, Oliver, frolic with other dogs. We are even close to many family attractions like the zoo, the aquarium, and amusement parks, like Legoland and Disneyland.
Our Extended Family
We come from fairly large, close-knit families. While JP is an only child, he has lots of cousins that he considers as siblings. Similarly, while Ryyn has an older brother, he is also very close to his cousins.
Because most of JP’s family is in the area, they like to gather for parties, typically around the holidays and to celebrate birthdays. These parties are full of food, board games, and of course, laughter. On the other hand, Ryyn comes from a family full of talent, so gatherings are typically musical in nature. If Ryyn and his family aren’t singing, they’re gathered around sharing stories and memories of loved ones.
Our families are excited to share our Filipino culture with your child, especially JP’s mom, who can’t wait to be a lola (“grandmother” in Tagalog).
What Led Us To Adoption
We’re ready to be fathers. We’ve had 12 beautiful years together, with the latter four years spent as a committed married couple, and we’re ready to start a new chapter of our lives with a baby of our own. From late-night diaper changing to college graduation, we’re ready to fill this chapter full of happy, memorable moments. We’re ready to go the extra mile to provide for our child and help make their dreams come true. We’re ready to do everything we need to do to make your baby reach their full potential. Simply, we are ready to be parents.