Married Since: 2016

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We know this is a challenging time for you, but please keep in mind that God has a plan for all of us, and in His generosity, you have been blessed with a child that was always meant to be born from you. You will always have a very special place in your child’s heart and in ours.

Hector and Stefany

from Texas

Hector

Ancestry: Mexican

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Finance Manager

Education: MBA

Hobbies: Movies, Outdoor activities, Home improvement

Stefany

Ancestry: Mexican

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Regional Manager

Education: MBA

Hobbies: Reading, Movies, Home improvement

Baby

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

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

We applaud your courage and are very proud of your selfless decision of placing your child for adoption. We cannot imagine what it must feel like to have to choose adoptive parents for your child. We wish we could say the perfect words to make this time a bit lighter for you, but we know that there is nothing to take this pain away. What we can do is tell you that God loves you infinitely and His divine mercy is and will always be with you. You can trust Him to lead your life and support you in making the right choices for both you and your child.

If you consider us as the adoptive parents of your child, rest assured that he or she will be loved unconditionally and that we will gift him or her with our greatest treasure, our Catholic faith. He or she will learn about God and experience His infinite love for us, His children, since the day we welcome him or her into our family. He or she will learn to trust in the plan that God has for him or her because your child’s life has a unique purpose here on Earth and we firmly believe that.

Ever since we were dating, we both knew that we wanted to have a family, both through birth and adoption. Stefany had a dream when she was a little girl and knows that adoption is part of her calling. God has put in our hearts the desire to pursue adoption now, so that is why we are choosing to adopt at this time. Adoption is not new to us; Stefany has four cousins from different uncles and aunts who were adopted, and who have always been loved unconditionally by everyone in our family.

We are both cradle Catholics born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. We moved to Texas for work some years ago and now call Texas our home. We have been married for almost 5 years and we are blessed to live in a well-established neighborhood inside a gated community. Our home is within walking distance to our church and several playgrounds. The neighborhood has plenty of young parents like us. We have a dog named Elvis; he is a very sweet and loving dog. He is also a certified therapy pet.

If you decide to consider us as the adoptive parents of your child, he or she will be raised celebrating our Hispanic heritage and Mexican culture. He or she will learn Spanish and we will also teach him or her the moral values and traditions that have always characterized Mexicans: friendly, warm-hearted, hardworking individuals with an extraordinary joy for life and a service-oriented attitude. Individuals who honor and respect their family, their culture’s traditions, and share a deep love for God and Our Lady of Guadalupe.

We will make sure your child receives proper education; we’ve already started saving to pay for his or her college, should he or she decide to attend university. We will also encourage him or her to live a healthy lifestyle by setting an example with our own way of living. We will teach him or her how to be financially savvy and how to give generously to others, especially those in need.

Your baby will also be adored by our extended family, our church family, and friends, and we promise to share updates and photos with you so that you can be assured that your child is so incredibly loved and cherished.

We thank you for considering us to be your child’s parents. We know this is a challenging time for you, but please keep in mind that God has a plan for all of us, and in His generosity, you have been blessed with a child that was always meant to be born from you. You will always have a very special place in your child’s heart and in ours and we will continue to pray for you now and in the future.

We have so much love to give and we are very enthusiastic about growing our family through adoption because we believe we have been called to do so. We are looking forward to meeting you very soon!

In Christ,
Hector and Stefany

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About Us

We feel very lucky to have found each other. We truly believe we were meant to be together because we think very much alike and care about the same things. We also share the same goals and dreams. We feel immensely proud that we can work as a team when trying to reach a goal or when we work together on a project. We know we are not perfect, but we have very good communication skills that we have been developing and improving over our years together. This has allowed us to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves and for our marriage, and enjoy life in ways that we had never thought of before.

One blessing in disguise we are truly grateful for is having the opportunity to take the Financial Peace University class at our church. Through one of our friends, we were invited to participate in this class in which couples learn how to take control of their personal finances, stay out of debt, invest, save, and give generously. This class has been a true blessing for our marriage and definitely a game-changer for us. Through this class, we learned how our personalities complemented each other when it comes to setting and achieving financial goals. This class made such a big impact in our lives that we decided to facilitate the class. We feel truly blessed to be able to help individuals, families, and couples reach financial freedom through personal finance education and bible principles.

We feel very happy and content with everything God has given us. We are looking forward to what’s next in our lives. We are hardworking individuals committed to growing our family and we are looking forward to raising children and sharing everything we know with them.

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About Stefany

When I first met Stefany, I never imagined I would get to marry her years later. When we met, she was living 450 miles away from me, so I thought a long-distance relationship wouldn’t be possible. She was everything I was looking for in a woman. We started talking through text and Facetime, and I would see her from time to time whenever she traveled to Monterrey for several of her friends’ weddings. As I got to know her, I realized that she was a person of conviction, with a lot of drive, someone who cares about others, with very clear objectives and goals for her life; a hardworking woman, funny, intelligent, and with the same values and religious background as me. That made me realize that a long-distance relationship was worth the try. Thanks to God, years later we got married. Stefany is one of those people that never leaves things undone or unresolved. I knew that she would be the kind of wife that would inspire me to become the best version of myself. That made me want to be the kind of husband that would inspire her to become the best version of herself. I know that our teamwork and our faith will make us great parents.

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About Hector

Hector is a very patient, calm, hardworking, loving, and intelligent husband. He is very easy to love because of his easy-going and service-oriented personality. One of the qualities I admire the most in him is that he is a great listener. It is very easy to talk to him and open up to him because he listens without passing judgment. But the thing that I love the most about him is that he is loyal and reliable. I can always count on him. He is very consistent with what he says and what he does. Hector is also a very loving son. He enjoys taking care of our cars and garden and working on home improvement and DIY projects.

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Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

We have both been active in our Catholic faith our whole lives. We believe that one of God’s purposes for marriage is to expand his kingdom on Earth and we want to fulfill His purpose. Since before we were engaged, we talked about growing our family by birth and adoption because Stefany has felt the calling to adopt since she was a little girl. We have been trying to conceive for two years without success and without any medical reason. At the same time, God has put in our hearts the desire to pursue adoption now so that is why we have decided to start our adoption journey. We want to grow our family and we believe we have been called to do so through adoption.

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Our Home and Neighborhood

We are blessed to live in a wonderful and newly built gated community in Texas. What we like the most about our neighborhood is its great location! Everything is close by and we have a very short commute to work. A couple of our closest friends live right across the street from us which is great! Our neighbors are very diverse and multicultural and we truly enjoy this.

Our house was built in 2019 and is a two-story house. On the second floor, there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a playroom. On the first floor, we have our kitchen, living room area, small playroom, patio, and half bathroom. Our patio has a deck that we have decorated with dwarf trees. It is such a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

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How We Met

We met at the George Bush International Airport at Gate B63 in 2013. We both were on the same flight bound to Monterrey when the flight got delayed. As we were waiting at the gate, Stefany realized her cellphone had no battery and since she has never had an issue with talking to strangers, she decided to ask people at the gate to let her use their charger. As she was asking people for a charger in English, Hector replied in Spanish that he did not have a charger, but that they knew each other and asked if she remembered him; which she didn’t. They talked for a long time at the gate. Hector told Stefany they had attended the same high school (mind you our class was a very large class)! He went on to tell her that they had also attended the same college (another big university with lots of people), but since they had different majors, their paths never crossed. During their conversation, they realized they had many friends in common. After the flight, they said goodbye and parted ways. A few weeks later, Hector added Stefany to Facebook.

A year after meeting at the airport, Stefany was in need of a date to attend one of her friend’s wedding in Mexico. In the north part of Mexico, where they are both from, everyone must attend weddings accompanied by someone. Stefany did not know who to invite. Since she had moved to the US a long time ago, she had lost track of her single guy friends. She was desperate to find someone who could come with her to her friend’s wedding. Stefany’s friends in Mexico knew she had tried to invite FOUR guys to the wedding with no luck, so they offered their help. Stefany’s friend, Alejandra, went over Stefany’s Facebook contacts and found Hector as a friend in common. She asked her how she knew Hector, to which Stefany replied: “Oh, he is just a guy I met once at the airport”. And that’s when Alejandra said: “He is my coworker, that’s who you need to invite to the wedding. He is a super nice guy and cooks delicious discadas (a traditional meat dish from the north part of Mexico)”. Alejandra promised she would find out if Hector was dating someone and would give Stefany the green light so that she could reach out to him and invite him to the wedding. To which Stefany said: “Are you crazy? I don’t even know the guy, how am I going to invite him to a wedding?” To which Alejandra replied: “Darling, you have no one to invite, haven’t you realized that? This is your last chance.” Hector was in fact not dating anyone. Stefany found the one message on Facebook he had sent her a year before. She started a conversation with something like: “How’s life going?” and they started chatting. At some point in the conversation, he said: “When you come to Monterrey, let me know and let’s hang out.” To which obviously Stefany said: “As a matter of fact, I am going to Monterrey very soon because one of my friends is getting married. Maybe you want to come with me to the wedding on Saturday?” Then he said: “Sure, I don’t mind coming with you.” And the rest is history. We have been married for almost 5 years now and my family still jokingly calls him the wedding companion.

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Our Lifestyle

Staying healthy is very important for us; both physically and mentally. Although we enjoy eating donuts, chips with spicy sauce, Kolaches, and Whataburger, we leave that for special occasions. We know that in order to live our life fully, we need to make healthy choices and take care of our bodies through exercise. Every weekend, we prepare a meal plan for the next week and that is the list we take to the grocery store. We are very consistent with our eating habits and avoid spending time and money on things that we don’t need in our life or that don’t add much to it. Instead, we set financial goals so that we can live a comfortable lifestyle that includes traveling to other countries, like Europe and Canada, for vacation once a year. We also visit Mexico quite often, since our extended family and friends live there.

In regards to mental health, we always trying to read new books to improve ourselves in specific areas of our lives and to increase our faith knowledge. We try to spend our time in things that matter to us and are aligned with the goals we have set for ourselves and our marriage.

When we go out for lunch or dinner we usually go for tacos. We also enjoy hanging out with friends and celebrating our Hispanic and Mexican traditions. One of the things we particularly cherish in our lives is our Catholic group of friends. With them, we participate in bible studies, Catholic faith programs, and Parrish-based activities. Our friends are a very important part of our lives and we truly think they make us better individuals and as a couple.

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Our Dog, Elvis

We have a rat terrier dog named Elvis. He is about to turn 9 years old and has been with Stefany since he was 6 weeks old. Elvis is a very sweet and loving dog. He loves to cuddle and get tummy rubs. He has many dog friends in our neighborhood that he plays with on a regular basis. He also loves to play fetch.

Elvis is a certified therapy pet, which means that as a family, Stefany, Hector, and Elvis have volunteered at different assisted living facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, etc., together with other families and their trained animals. During our visits, dogs administer unconditional love and therapy to adults and children, and we humans share our love for our pets with the people we visit. Pet therapy is a scientifically proven form of therapy that is recognized as both therapeutic and recreational.

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Our Families

We come from very close-knit families. Stefany’s parents have been married for 36 years. She has two younger brothers who she adores and cherishes. One of Stefany’s brothers, Diego, is 15 years younger than her. When Diego was born she became his official nanny and she loved it! When Stefany, baby Diego, and their mom would go grocery shopping, older women (it happened more than once) would approach her and ask if Diego was her baby because she was so nurturing to him.

Hector’s parents have been married for more than 38 years and counting. Hector has one younger brother, Gabriel, who’s 11 years younger than him. One of Hector’s fondest memories is when Gabriel was born.

Both of our families are from Monterrey, Mexico, close to the Texas border. Our families enjoy getting together and grilling (carne asada in Spanish) every weekend. Hector’s parents have properties outside the city and enjoy spending the weekends at their ranch houses. Stefany’s parents enjoy traveling back and forth between Monterrey and Texas.

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Our Vacation and Leisure Time

Our first vacation together was our honeymoon and we really enjoyed it. We spent a week at the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, at an all-inclusive resort. The following week, we skied at Whistler, Canada. Since then, we agreed that our favorite vacation spot would involve skiing. Every year when we set our annual budget, we start saving money for our end-of-year ski trip. When we go skiing, we see many parents and young children ski together as a family, and we’d love for that to be us in the future. Since we have our extended family in Mexico, we travel to Monterrey every time we can, and at least once a year in December for Christmas. During long weekends, we visit nearby places together with friends. When we are not away, we like to take our dog, Elvis, for walks or bike rides. We also enjoy watching Netflix and movies together. Since we moved to our home, we have enjoyed spending time together on home improvements. Recently, we built our own patio furniture and wood planters.

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Our Faith

We were both born and raised in our Catholic religion and are very devout in our faith. We cherish our faith immensely and like to pray and volunteer together at our church. We try to pray the Rosary every day, and we pray together every morning and evening for our intentions and to pray for others who have asked us to pray for them. We attend mass at least once during the week and every Sunday. We also try to go to adoration once a month. We have both consecrated our lives to Mother Mary and her Immaculate heart. Mother Mary has been a huge intercessor in our marriage and we believe she will help us grow our family the way God has intended for us. We love going on mission trips and retreats. Both of us have attended the ACTS retreat, and Stefany has served in the ACTS Team. We also enjoy participating in Parrish-based community activities to help those in need. Also, we constantly look for ways to enrich our marriage and learn more about our faith by attending conferences and by participating in bible studies for couples. We are currently going through Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire program called Catholicism.

Since two years ago, we coordinate an Adult Faith Formation ministry at our church called Financial Peace. Based on biblical principles, the nine lessons show individuals and couples how to budget, pay off debt, save, invest for their future, and give generously. Going through Financial Peace University ourselves has had a tremendous positive impact in our lives and in our marriage. We are now debt-free and can give generously to others and that’s the main reason why we now lead the Financial Peace class at our church.

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Our Traditions

Our Hispanic and Mexican traditions are very important to us and a very special part of our lives. They are an essential part of who we are and the heritage that we will pass on to our children.

At the beginning of the year in January and February, we celebrate Dia de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings day) and Dia de la Candelaria. Mother’s Day in May is a very important and highly respected festivity in Mexico. On this day, everyone in the family comes together to take Mom out for lunch or dinner and we visit Grandma together as a family. Easter for us is the most important celebration of the year since we remember the passion and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. During the Easter week, we usually do missionary work and we gather as a family to pray and attend the triduum of masses. In the summer, we have Father’s day, a day we get together to grill with Dad and visit Grandpa. Things really pick up at the end of the year for us. On November 2, we celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Death). For this celebration, we build an altar with pictures of our loved ones that have passed away. We honor them by putting on the altar their favorite food and the things they liked to remember and honor them. Thanksgiving is a holiday that we started celebrating in the States and we have come to love and cherish the time we have to give thanks for our blessings. On December 12, we celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe by bringing roses to Mary, praying the Rosary, and participating in mass. This is a very important day in Mexico because we celebrate Mother Mary’s apparition in Tepeyac (Mexico City) to Juan Diego. From December 16 through December 24, we celebrate Las Posadas, in which we remember the time when pregnant Mary and Joseph, after fleeing Egypt fearing Herod would kill baby Jesus, arrived to Belen in Jerusalem by following the light of a star in the sky as God has instructed Joseph to do. During the celebration, we sing “El canto para pedir posada”, which is a song that tells the story about how Mary and Joseph ended up at the posada where baby Jesus was born. When we sign the song, half of the group steps outside the house, representing Mary and Joseph, and the other half of the group stays inside the house, representing the owners of the posada. On December 24, we celebrate Christmas Eve. For this, we usually go to Mexico and gather with all our family. We eat turkey, tamales, spaghetti, and mashed potatoes. We have lunch with Stefany’s dad’s side of the family. After lunch, we visit Hector’s mom’s side of the family. After that, we have dinner with Hector’s parents at their house and then stop by Stefany’s mom’s side of the family. December 24 is a very hectic day for us, but we truly enjoy this day because we get to see everyone in the family! On December 25, we open presents at Hector’s parents’ house and we eat “recalentado” meaning leftovers. Eating recalentado is a Mexican tradition as well. On that same day, Stefany’s parents stop by Hector’s parents’ house for either lunch or dinner. On December 31, we typically celebrate New Year’s Eve here in the US. Sometimes Hector’s parents come to visit and if not we go stay with Stefany’s parents in Texas. January 1st is a day to watch Netflix and relax after all of our busy holiday adventures. Your child will be joining a family who has deep-rooted traditions and we are so excited to teach them about why we celebrate these special days.

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