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Raven & Thomas

Family Type: Traditional
State we live in: California

dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

To be given the opportunity to raise a child and share our love would be an amazing gift like none other. If you could consider us for this chance of a lifetime, we would be forever grateful. We have so many plans for growing our family, and we want to see those dreams come to life.

We look forward to those easy Sunday mornings where we make banana pancakes together, laugh when we make messes, and spend the day building lifetime memories. We want that chance to build holiday traditions like waiting in anticipation for the Easter Bunny to leave a basket full of gifts or Santa to leave presents in their stocking.

More importantly, we would love a chance to make a difference and to see your child’s face light up the first time they learn to ride a bike or pass that spelling test they were so anxious about the day before. We want to be there for all the little moments that make life so beautiful. We know there will be days that require extra love and attention and want to be able to ensure your child knows they always have the support, care, and love that they need to succeed in all they do.

If you could consider us for this chance of a lifetime, we would be forever grateful. We have so many plans for growing our family, and we want to see those dreams come to life.

-Raven & Thomas

About Us

We were blessed with a relationship that started as a friendship and blossomed into something more. We met six years ago in a sushi restaurant and instantly connected after realizing we had the same goofy humor. Since then, we have been together almost every day. Our days vary from laidback afternoons watching Netflix, taking camping trips, or exploring art museums. We also love any chance to be with family and friends. Thomas has enjoyed a career working in genetics, but because of his love of math, he recently started working on his master’s in statistics. Raven is a very outgoing personality and loves working with people, so her career in HR is a perfect fit. While we always encourage each other to pursue our goals, we know our ultimate goal is to be happy. So in all we do, we try to find happiness and laughter.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a sunny, bustling, and family-oriented community with our dog, Phoenix, whom we adopted five years ago. Phoenix is affectionate and loves to be right by us. We live on the top floor of our apartment building, which gives Phoenix the chance to take sunny naps on the balcony overlooking the city. Our neighborhood is very diverse and has a lot of great parks and playgrounds that we visit regularly. The Parks & Rec department sends out a seasonal brochure that outlines that season’s classes, sports programs, and community activities, which is so fun! It is really a wonderful place to be able to raise a child; they can learn about so many different cultures and backgrounds and be accepted for whoever they are.

Our Extended Family

When we told our family we wanted to adopt, they couldn’t be happier! In fact, Raven’s family had encouraged her to adopt for the past few years as they knew what a blessing it can be. When we adopt, we know our family will have so much love to give.

We have a very tight-knit family. While just Thomas’s family lives nearby, we are always planning events, traveling, and hanging out with our full family. Thomas’s family always celebrates Chinese New Year together at their favorite dim sum restaurant. It is a great opportunity to see aunts and cousins who don’t live nearby and celebrate a lucky near year by giving gifts of oranges and red envelopes with money inside.

Raven’s family is very big, so whenever they get together, you know it will be a party! Christmas at Raven’s grandmother’s house is always fun because there is always lots of food, decorations, gifts, and love. Honestly, our family loves any chance to be together, whether that means celebrating the holidays or just sitting at the kitchen table talking over breakfast. We would love to expand our family and share that love and our traditions.

What Led Us To Adoption

Raven has an adopted sister, and her family also was very involved with a community program that supported foster children growing up. Because of this, we had an interest in expanding our family through adoption from the very start. While our original idea was that we could have a blended family of adopted and biological children, we recently were informed we likely could not have biological children. We saw this as a sign that adopting truly was our purpose and path in life, and we are so excited for a chance to grow our family.

more about Raven

more about Raven

Occupation:
Human resources
Religion:
Christian
Race:
Hispanic
Education:
Bachelor’s degree
Food:
Guacamole, fries, cheesecake
Hobby:
Yoga, reading, listening to podcasts, cooking
Movie:
Hidden Figures, Mulan, Pretty Woman, The Princess Bride
Favorite Tradition:
Making Christmas cookies with my family
Sport:
Swimming, hockey, gymnastics, figure skating
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Selena, Dolly Parton, Lizzo, Childish Gambino, Blink182
TV Show:
Schitt’s Creek, Pose, The Politician, Mind Hunters, Narcos
Book:
Wheel of Time series, The Song of Achilles, Homegoing, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Subject in School:
History
Dream Vacation:
Overwater bungalow in Tahiti

more about Thomas

more about Thomas

Occupation:
Biologist, soon to be statistician
Religion:
None
Race:
Asian
Education:
Bachelor’s degree & working on master’s degree
Food:
Brisket, burritos, yogurt
Hobby:
Playing piano, working out, playing guitar
Movie:
Inside Man, The Italian Job, Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Favorite Tradition:
Eating dim sum on Chinese New Year
Sport:
surfing, snowboarding, skating, basketball, hockey
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Metallica, Childish Gambino, Sublime
TV Show:
The Office, King of the Hill, Mind Hunters, Arrested Development, Attack on Titan
Book:
Harry Potter series, The Hobbit, The Revenant
Subject in School:
P.E.
Dream Vacation:
Tahiti

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