Ryan and Sandra

Married Since: 2010

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

It takes a strong, selfless, and loving woman to make the decision to choose adoption and we want to say thank you for considering us. We want you to know that we will love, cherish, and welcome your baby into our family with open arms and mounds of respect for you…

Ryan and Sandra

from California

 

Ryan

Ancestry: Irish, English, Welch, Dutch, German

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Stay-at-home Dad

Education: High School

Hobbies: Sports, Music, Reading

Sandra

Ancestry: Italian, German, English, Dutch

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: VP Communications

Education: BS

Hobbies: Knitting, Reading, Sports, Puzzles

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

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Dear Expectant Mother,

It takes a strong, selfless, and loving woman to make the decision to choose adoption and we want to say thank you for considering us. We want you to know that we will love, cherish, and welcome your baby into our family with open arms and mounds of respect for you in making this difficult decision.

We are Ryan and Sandra. We have actually known each other since elementary school. Ryan’s sister (Margo) was in Sandra’s class. We used to go on family vacations together. As life happens, we went our separate ways, only to reconnect in 2008 and have been inseparable since. We were married in 2010 and have 2 beautiful girls. They are 8 and 6 and they are so excited to have a baby sibling to read stories to and love. During our struggles to have another child we discussed adoption and how beautiful it would be to have a baby join our family in a unique way. After our 3rd miscarriage, we took that as sign that we were meant to adopt and started this journey. We have so much love to give and are very humbled that you would consider us.

We have a very big and loving family whom are so excited to welcome a new addition to our family. We are together often to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or just because! Family is very important to us. Sandra works for her family business, which operates an ambulance company and sees how precious the gift of life is on a daily basis. Ryan’s parents live on a farm, have animals and grow organic vegetables. You can find the kids feeding goats or the miniature horse, gathering eggs from the hen house, or picking whatever vegetable is ripe for the picking. We are so fortunate that we have our parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins that live so close to us and at any given time will be there for us and vice versa. We have gone on family vacations to different places like Disney, Japan, Italy, Hawaii, and learned so much on each trip. Sandra has family in Italy, and we are so blessed to visit them. Our youngest daughter was blessed by Pope Frances on one such trip to Rome.

Our Children will learn about different cultures and learn to speak Italian so that they can communicate with our Italian family. It is important for us to teach them to value and respect other cultures and traditions. The most important things we will teach our children is to love and be kind. Should you select us, your child will know the selfless act of love and bravery you showed in choosing life. Thank you for considering our family.

Sincerely,
Ryan and Sandra

Q&A

Tell us about your home and neighborhood.

We love our neighborhood! It is a wonderful, kid friendly place. We are in walking distance to cousins and a wonderful park where we like to ride bikes to and play. There is a group of neighborhood kids that go back and forth between houses playing dolls, tag, jumping on a trampoline, riding scooters/bikes, or running through sprinklers. The streets are wide so there is enough room for them all to play. Our neighborhood is very safe, quiet, and welcoming to children. We are close to family fun centers/activities!

When you have a 3-day weekend, what you like to do?

Sometimes we like to do quick getaways to the beach or mountains, sometimes we just hang around and have family time, but we also have season passes to Universal Studios and we like to go there and sometimes we will go to Disneyland.

Do you have pets? If so tell us about them?

We have two dogs and a fish. One dog is Miley. She is an old, sweet, teacup Chihuahua that loves to be held. Our other dog is a young, boxer-terrier mix that is full of energy and just a bundle of love. She loves walks, car trips and belly rubs.

What do you hope to teach your child(ren)?

We hope to teach our children to love and respect everyone, to have self-confidence and to appreciate the value of education and hard work.

What will you tell your child about his or her birthmom?

We will tell them whatever they want to know. We will let them know how grateful we are for her amazing sacrifice made out of love for them.

Are you active in your church? Tell us about your activities.

We go to church weekly, but are more active in the girls' school, that is part of the church. We work different school events. Ryan was the 5th grade girls’ basketball coach. Sandy works on fundraisers for the school. Ryan worked a booth at the harvest festival and we decorated our car for trunk or treat.

How will a child enrich your life?

We have always wanted a third child; both of us have 2 other siblings and know what a blessing it is to have more brothers and sisters. We have more love to give and our girls are excited about being older siblings. Being able to bring a baby into our family in this unique way would be an answer to our many prayers. We see how much joy and love our kids bring into our lives. Going through what we have, this child will be our miracle and will be so loved their entire life.

Describe your last vacation and/or day trip

We went on a 10-day trip to Hawaii, the island Kauai, with Sandy’s parents. We spent every day on the beach, playing and exploring. We saw turtles, dolphins, whales, fish and so much more. We had so much great family time making memories.

Will you be a stay-at-home parent? If so, what are your day-to-day plans?

Yes, Ryan is a stay at home parent. Ryan will play games, such as hide and seek, Uno, monopoly or whatever the kids are up to. They go on walks, bike rides or make trips to the park or Ryan’s parent’s organic farm with chickens, goats and a miniature horse. Ryan does schoolwork with the girls and keeps them engaged in their studies.

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