Ryan and Rayleen

Married Since: 2003

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: Yes

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Thank you for taking the time to view our profile to get to know us. Words cannot express the respect and admiration that we have for you and the decision you are making. We know that we can never fully understand or imagine the emotions that you are feeling, but we pray for you

Ryan and Rayleen

from California

Ryan

Ancestry: Irish, Italian

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Property Owner/Manager

Education: Some College

Hobbies: Mountain biking, Surfing, Snowboarding

Rayleen

Ancestry: Swedish, German, Russian

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Stay-at-home Mom

Education: Some College

Hobbies: Camping, Surfing, Snowboarding

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Hispanic / Pacific Islander, Pacific Islander

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

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From Us To You

Dear Expectant Mother:

We are very excited to write this letter to you. Thank you for taking the time to view our profile to get to know us. Words cannot express the respect and admiration that we have for you and the decision you are making. We know that we can never fully understand or imagine the emotions that you are feeling, but we pray for you and that you have the faith that you need to find the right family. If you consider us as parents for your child, they will know that your decision was made out of love.

We want you to feel as comfortable as you can knowing that your child is in good hands. We tried to have children for a long time on our own with unfortunately no success. Although we cannot have biological children, we realize that having blood ties is not what makes a family. That is when we knew that God chose the path for us to adopt. We were blessed with our daughter Riviera and she is the light of our lives. She is so excited to be a big sister. We have so much more love to give and we are looking forward to sharing our hearts and home with your child. We will provide the kind of warm home where a child knows unconditional love, respect, integrity and honesty.

We are going to be able to give your baby an amazing life with endless love and the opportunity to live here at the beach, which is where we do most of our activities from surfing/boogie boarding, walking on the beach, hiking and riding bikes or just to spend time away from all of the fast pace of life, where things can be a little bit simpler and kids can be kids. Education is definitely a priority. Your child will be given amazing opportunities in life, from great schools and sports to whatever their dreams are. We have a great network of friends and family all around us who will always be there.

We want to let you know a little bit about ourselves. We are Ryan, Rayleen and Riviera. We met through mutual friends on a snowboarding trip to mammoth 24 years ago. We have been married for 17 years and we adopted our daughter almost 5 years ago. We love each other dearly and are best friends. We’ve learned that we can handle the good times and bad as long as we do it together. We were both born and raised in Southern California. Even though our family lives up in another county, we still spend a lot of time together. All of our nieces and nephews love to come down and spend time with us and play with Riviera on the beach. Ryan is self-employed and I am a stay-at-home parent. Riviera starts kindergarten soon and I plan on volunteering at her school. We are a very active family and love being outside doing our favorite activities. We are fun-loving family who likes to have fun and most important laugh a lot.

Thank you again for taking the time to view our profile. We look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,
Ryan & Rayleen

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About Us

Rayleen by Ryan:
Since the moment I laid eyes on Rayleen, I have been attracted to her. She’s a very beautiful person who always lights up a room. She loves to get out there and try new things to stay extra busy and active. Rayleen is one of the most organized and clean people I’ve ever met. Now that we have our daughter she is following in the same footsteps. It’s so nice to see Rayleen be able to show her talents to our daughter Riviera as we watch her grow. Rayleen is always there for others and will always lend you a hand. She’s very kind and caring person who has a very tender heart especially around our daughter and all other children. You see a glimmer in her eyes whenever she’s around the kids. She is an amazing mother.

Ryan by Rayleen:
Ryan is a blessing. He is handsome, kind, patient and responsible. He is such a great hands-on father teaching our daughter reading, sports and riding her bike. Ryan gives me compliments all the time and always makes sure to ask me how my day was. He encourages me to do what makes me happy. Ryan is a terrific conversationalist. He is very knowledgeable, so he can engage just about anyone in conversation. He has such great family values. His relationship with his mother was so special it made my heart melt. I knew than that he would be a great husband, friend and father. When I watch him with our daughter it warms my heart.

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Home & Family

Our Home and Neighborhood:
We purchased our home about 11 years ago and remodeled it to our perfect beach cottage. We are four blocks from the beach and have an ocean view. Our home is one-story with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. We have a huge backyard with a trampoline and plenty of room for children to play. We absolutely love living here! There is always so much to do. Our neighborhood is a cool mix of people ranging from young families with children to retired people and everyone knows each other. All the children play and ride bikes together; they have lemonade stands on the corners. But most of the neighborhood meets down on the beach and spends the day together. We feel that our neighborhood is safe and everyone looks out for each other.

Our Friends and Family:
Even though our family live an hour away, we still spend a lot of time together. Ryan and his sister are very close and speak to each other every day and she comes and stays with us all the time. Ryan’s uncle, who is retired and lives in Colorado calls us on a weekly basis and comes four times a year to visit. We vacation with Rayleen’s mother and brothers and their families. We spend holidays with the whole family. We definitely believe family comes first. Our closest friends are Brad and Jenny and their two children and they live down the street. Riviera calls their daughter her big sister. We are also very close to their family, so it’s like our second family. We spend a lot of weekends together. We have a large group of close friends and are making new friends with Riviera’s friends parents

Our Pets:
When have almost 18-year-old Chihuahua named Phoebe. Phoebe just loves to snuggle and sleep. We have a beta fish named Dori and a mystery snail named Sammy. Our daughter helps with cleaning the tank and feeding the fish.

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What We Will Tell Your Child About You

Anything and everything that they would like to know. We will share the story of how he or she came to us and how much she loved them. We will always let them know what a strong woman she is and her decision was made out of love. We will let them know how grateful we are to her for making our family complete.

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How A Child Will Enrich Us & What We Hope To Teach

Your child will give us a whole new purpose in our lives and endless memories to create together. We hope to teach him or her to be responsible, giving and to treat others the way that they want to be treated. To appreciate what they have and most of all to be happy.

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Last Vacation/3-day Weekend

On our last vacation we went to Colorado to visit our uncle, who will soon be moving to California to be closer to us. We had such a great time visiting family and doing all sorts of activities like miniature golfing, picnics, hiking and visiting the butterfly pavilion. Our daughter especially loved the parks. We always appreciate family time.

Living so close to the beach makes It seems like every weekend is a 3-day weekend for us. We love spending time together at the beach surfing, boogie boarding and just playing in the sand. Sometimes on beach days we like to keep it simple and do a barbecue after a long day playing in the sand.

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Stay-at-home Parent

Rayleen is a stay-at-home mom and we are very fortunate that Ryan’s income is enough to support our family. Ryan is also self-employed so this allows him to have a very flexible schedule. Our daughter will be starting kindergarten this fall. Our days start with breakfast than a walk or bike ride, then we would do some kind of art project or read books. We have lunch and then go to beach, park or have a play date.

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Our Thoughts On You

We are beyond grateful, blessed and honored. She will always have a special place in our hearts. We will never forget that she placed her faith in us to raise her child.

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