Rafa & Jason
Rafa & Jason
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, Caucasian, 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,
We sincerely thank you for taking the time to view our profile. It is difficult to express in words how grateful we are that you would afford us the opportunity to become parents. We admire your strength, courage, and selflessness.
This must be a very emotional time for you. We understand that the decision you are making is difficult and choosing the right adoptive parents for your child is not easy. Should you select us, your child will be provided with unconditional love, support, and belonging throughout his or her life. He or she will grow and be nurtured in a loving, compassionate, and diverse family.
We admire and respect the loving choice that you have made. As you read through our profile, it is our hope that you will begin to understand the love and commitment we have for one another. We look forward to getting to know you and promise to be understanding, supportive, and accepting. We would once again like to thank you for considering us to be adoptive parents.
We have a very loving and supportive relationship and it was clear from our first date that we had something very special. In 2014, we were wed in Chicago, Illinois by a judge and later celebrated with friends and family in June 2015.
Rafa grew up in Seville, Spain. He came to the US in 2011 for his job as an agricultural engineer. He currently serves in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Earlier this year, he became a U.S. citizen. Jason grew up in Northeast Ohio; near Lake Erie. He is a registered nurse, who has practiced emergency medicine since 2010.
Together, we enjoy traveling. Our most memorable trip was to Edinburgh, Scotland and Seville, Spain . We visited Rafa’s family and had some amazing food. We also really enjoy gardening, running, biking, and get-togethers with friends and family. Rafa enjoys cooking, painting, and reading. Jason enjoys drawing, exercise, and playing video games.
We live in a quiet neighborhood on a military base. This community is very family-oriented and hosts frequent gatherings so families can meet and connect. Our home is close to a lake that has a long and winding path. It is perfect for walking our two Weimaraners; Dolly and Frisco. These two love their humans and thoroughly enjoy lounging; often times on top of their owners. Though many of the homes in this community appear similar, we have done our best to make ours special. We have two gardens front and back. In the back, we grow our own vegetables and fruits. From our house, it is only a short drive to the Pacific Ocean, museum, and zoo.
Our Extended Family
We are both very close to our families. Rafa has two younger sisters who live with his parents in Seville, Spain. He also has a large extended family that remain in close contact with him. Jason has two sisters; one older and one younger; and a younger brother. They all live close to Jason’s parents in Ohio. As Rafa’s family is in Spain, and we are in the military, we do not often get to see our families frequently.
Though we would prefer to see and visit with our families, we maintain close contact via telephone and video chat. We are fortunate enough to have Rafa’s mother staying with us at the moment. She cannot wait to be a grandmother.
Our family traditions include gathering during birthdays and major holidays. When Rafa and Jason met, he was quickly adopted by Jason’s family as one of their own. One of our favorite memories was our trip to Spain. We spent the entire trip with Rafa’s family and were able to attend the annual Feria festival. As parents, we will instill in our children, the importance of family togetherness.
What Led Us To Adoption
Early in our relationship, we discussed our desire to have children. We both come from loving homes that instilled in us the importance of family and togetherness. Becoming fathers would fulfill our lifelong wishes to start a family of our own. We discussed various options for becoming parents, but quickly determined that adoption was the best option for us. Our families are diverse and have a rich cultural heritage. We would like nothing more than to be able to instill our shared values and customs in a child of our own. We have a lot of love to give and cannot wait to become dads.