Married Since: 2007

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We pray that during this time no matter what you decide to do, you feel loved and supported. We look forward to a life full of exploring and adventures spent together, we love to laugh, be playful, and try new things. We will pray and read your child bedtime stories every day and night. Your child’s safety and happiness will always be our first priority, we are ready to dedicate our lives to raising your beautiful child.

Tino and Yesenia

from California

Tino

Ancestry: Mexican

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Student Conduct Liaison

Education: BS

Hobbies: Sports, Coaching, Family, Travel

Yesenia

Ancestry: Mexican

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Hair Stylist and Salon Owner

Education: Cosmetology License

Hobbies: Cooking, Organizing, Traveling, Family

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

Favorites

Tino

Animal
Red Panda because of their athleticism
Childhood Memory
My mom making my favorite meal, enchiladas verdes and playing cornhole with my father
Holiday
Thanksgiving. It reminds me to always be thankful for all the blessings we have.
Leisure Activity
I loved playing baseball all through my youth. My dad and grandfather taught me to play.
TV Show
Friends. It makes me laugh and we watch it every night.
Vacation Spot
Maui. This is the place where I experienced the best time with my wife.
Quote
"In the pursuit of happiness, patience is your greatest ally." I truly believe that all good things come to those who wait.

Yesenia

Animal
Elephants because they are loving and empathetic
Childhood Memory
Family-bonding during camping trips where we would swim, boat, and have campfires.
Holiday
Christmas. It's a magical time celebrating the birth of Jesus. I love being with family and watching everyone open gifts surrounded by beautiful trees and lights.
Leisure Activity
I love being near the water, at the beach or swimming pool. It brings me instant joy, relaxation, fresh air, and peace.
TV Show
The Kitchen. I love cooking and learning new tips and recipes.
Vacation Spot
Maui. We shared our best memories on this island. We loved the culture, peace, serenity, and beauty.
Quote
"A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset." Life is a blessing and I try my best to spread positivity, love, and kindness every day.
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From Us to You

Dear Beautiful Expectant Mother,

We pray that during this time no matter what you decide to do, you feel loved and supported. We thank you for taking this time to get to know us. We admire your compassion and strength in considering an adoption plan for your baby. We know life can be hard at times and we cannot begin to imagine how difficult and uncertain of a time this is for you as you try and navigate the best options for you and your precious baby. We are beyond grateful and honored that you would consider us as potential adoptive parents to love, provide and care for your child unconditionally.

We are Yesenia and Tino, born and raised in sunny California. We have known each other for 20 years and have been married for 14 years. We have an abundance of love to give and have always dreamt of being parents. After numerous heartbreaking pregnancy losses, it became evident we are unable to carry a child. We come from a large, loving, diverse, supportive family with a total of 5 brothers, 1 sister, 10 nieces and nephews, and 33 first cousins. We love spending time together and our family cannot wait to give your child unconditional love and for your child to grow up with cousins to laugh, grow and create memories with. Tino is a High School Campus Liaison as well as a High School Varsity basketball coach. Tino is very fortunate to have all summer and holidays off work that he can spend with your child. Yesenia is a hairstylist as well as a hair salon owner. Yesenia’s schedule is also extremely flexible which is a huge blessing. We will be able to be part-time stay-at-home parents, giving your baby lots of attention and one on one time.

We live in a beautiful, diverse community surrounded by friends and family. We love spending time outdoors and have a huge park steps away from our home. We can envision running around the park with your child playing fetch with our six-year-old Labrador retriever, making friends with all the other little kids, learning how to ride scooters and bikes, blowing and chasing bubbles, laughing, and rolling around in the grass. On summer days we will picnic, BBQ, and spend hours at the pool.  We also love relaxing at home watching funny movies, cooking yummy foods.

We would love nothing more than to get to know you and learn about your traditions, values, beliefs, hopes, and dreams for your child. We will be here to support you and provide you comfort in your decision. We look forward to raising a child who is faith-filled, courageous, kind, respectful, independent, and has family values. We will encourage your child to be his or her true, best self. We look forward to a life full of exploring and adventures spent together, we love to laugh, be playful, and try new things. We will pray and read your child bedtime stories every day and night. Your child’s safety and happiness will always be our first priority, we are ready to dedicate our lives to raising your beautiful child.

With our whole hearts, we thank you once again for reading our letter and considering us to be a part of you and your beautiful child’s life. May God continue to guide, protect and walk with you hand in hand in your journey.

With tremendous Love,
Yesenia & Florentino (Tino)

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Why We Wish to Adopt

“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky” – Sonia Gandhi

Our life dream has always been to become parents, biological or not. In our hearts, we both always knew that someday we would become parents. We have been married for 14 years and experienced a journey of highs and lows with natural pregnancy. The joy of finding out we were pregnant was followed by the letdown of miscarriages. The road was tough and very emotional. The support of our family and friends kept us from giving up hope. After pursuing fertility treatments, we found that we would not be able to conceive due to something that was completely out of our control. This part of our marriage was the toughest for us to go through. In the end, our infertility journey only made our love and bond for one another a million times stronger. We experienced the roughest of times together as a team.

We know God has very special plans for each and every one of us. We know that we can provide a loving, supportive home and we have an abundance of love to give along with a solid strong foundation. God has led and walked us down our path towards adoption. We could not feel any happier, we are ready to live our dream of becoming a family and providing a wonderful life full of great memories for a precious child. We are right where God wants us to be.

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Our Relationship with You

We would want to form the type of relationship you are most comfortable with. We would love to have an open relationship with text messaging, photos, and emails sent with updates. All within your comfort zone. We will forever respect, love, and honor you for blessing us with the greatest gift of becoming parents by raising your child with all the love and care we have in our hearts.

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About Yesenia, by Tino

In all my life I have never met a more genuine or kinder person. Yesenia already is a mother without a child.  Yesenia has been a mother figure to her brothers and sister, all our Godchildren along with our nieces and nephews. She is even a motherly figure to her friends.  They all go to her for advice and adore her maternal qualities.  She is the strength of our family. I love how Yesenia is always able to make others feel special and important. I admire how great of a friend she is, which only show’s how wonderful of a mother she is going to be. She is my best friend and never ceases to amaze me with how big of a heart she has. Yesenia is the source of everything good in my life. I love how organized she is, it is truly a talent. I love how much gratitude she has for the small things in life. I love how strong her faith is. I love how she never put things off till tomorrow when she has time to get them done today. I love how she motivates me to be better.

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About Tino, by Yesenia

I love how hard Tino loves. He is my number one supporter, my best friend, and I am beyond blessed to have him by my side as we go through life. With him, I feel as if I can conquer the world. I have no doubt in my mind how wonderful of a father Tino is going to be. His patience, positivity, and encouragement are what I admire most. The love, passion, and dedication he puts into coaching and mentoring high school kids weekly just show how big and great of a heart he has. He is a leader and role model to so many. I love how much he loves me and my family, how playful, goofy and energetic he is with our nieces and nephews. I secretly even love it when he wakes me up with his singing. Tino makes me feel beautiful every single day. I’m so thankful to him for making me feel safe, loved, and supportive. I am overjoyed for the day we get to become parents together!

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Lifestyle

Our daily lifestyle is one that we love very much. We spend time with family weekly if not more. We make it a priority of ours when possible to attend our nieces and nephews’ recreational activities, we are so proud every time we watch them perform. They will be just as excited cheering your child on in any recreational activity he/she loves to do.  As a family, we love to cook together, whether it’s outside looking over the BBQ or inside the kitchen cooking up family-style meals.  We love each other’s company and cherish the time we have with our 7 Godchildren and our 14 nieces and nephews that are ecstatic to welcome a baby cousin. We can’t wait for your child to join all our nieces and nephews while they bake their favorite cookies or decorate cupcakes.  We never miss celebrating a birthday or a huge milestone. Tino is a High School Varsity basketball coach, this position gives him the opportunity to mentor young men and teach them about life through the sport of basketball. Your child will be courtside watching and cheering on the boys. On game days, Yesenia keeps the scorebook for the team.  Yesenia’s involvement with Tino’s basketball team is a small example of how involved we are in each other’s lives. Yesenia is a hairstylist as well as salon owner that gets to engage and form close relationships with clients and community every day. Your child will never fall short of having the best hair! We both try our best to remain physically active, working out at home or within our community.

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Our Dog, Duke

We have one very spoiled 6-year-old Labrador retriever named Duke that loves and is obsessed with our nieces and nephews. When the kids are around we do not exist. Duke can play fetch for hours, loves car rides, and is the happiest around family. He is quiet at home and loves to sleep and cuddle. Duke is the sweetest big baby and we already know your child and Duke will become the best of friends.

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Home & Neighborhood

Living in a city makes it sometimes difficult to find quaint family communities.  We have been blessed to have found just that inside our cozy complex.  We have created the best memories here with our family. We are the cool aunt and uncle with the swimming pool that throws fun sleepovers with our nieces and nephews. There are also parks in our neighborhood where we go for walks and runs with our dog regularly. We love that our community puts together family-friendly holiday celebrations where all of our neighbors gather with their kids. There is a school (grades K-12) that is currently under construction directly across the street from our home and are excited for the day we walk over as a family for your child’s first day of school. We are a 5-minute drive to grocery stores and shopping, and a 15-minute drive to the mall with movie theatres, mini-golf, and arcades.  The beach and boardwalks are only one hour away from us and we go often with our family. Your child will even get to experience fun in the snow because the mountains are only a few hours’ drive away.  We would be blessed to have your child be a part of all our adventures and excursions together.

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Racial & Cultural Diversity

We are proud to live in an area of California that is one of the most diverse regions in the world. Racial & cultural diversity is extremely important to us. We have been blessed to grow up surrounded by the beauty of getting to know and learn about different cultures that we are exposed to each and every day.  We have friends and family from all different cultures and walks of life that we share our lives with on a daily basis and they will be part of your child’s support system.

We, as well as our family and friends, embrace and welcome all cultures with respect and love. Tino has been a High School basketball coach for 18 years, mentoring young men of all different cultures and backgrounds. Yesenia has nannied 4 children for 4 years that are of a different racial background than her. Yesenia has been a hairstylist for 17 years and is blessed to have built close relationships and bonds with clients from all different races. She loves to share stories with her clients of cultural traditions and celebrations, learning about one another’s cultural background is true beauty. We look forward to raising your child surrounded by the beauty of every culture. We will honor, value, and teach your child all about his or her heritage and look forward to creating new family traditions together.

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Family=Safe

Our families are our world, our best friends. We have a saying, “Family=Safe” which means that our family is our safe place. We will always be there to support one another in any way at any time. Our families are compassionate, loving, and encouraging. We share moments and ideas with one another and it is always met with support.  Our family bond is strong for this reason.

We spend time with one another on a weekly basis, this keeps us close and involved in each other’s lives. Together we have 14 nieces and nephews ranging in age from 1-17. They are all super excited to welcome your child into our family. They are excited and ready to help feed, cuddle and play, your child will always be entertained when our nieces and nephews are around. They are already calling dibs on who gets to hold and feed your baby first. Tino’s parents retired and moved to Arizona and we visit them yearly. Yesenia’s father passed away 3 years ago, he was the best father, husband, and grandfather to our family. He was retired and helped raise and babysit all our nieces and nephews while growing up so they all had a very strong bond with him. His dream was always to see us as parents and one day he will be Grandpa celebrating in Heaven.  Yesenia’s mother is over the moon to welcome your baby into our family.  She has also been dreaming for this moment and she is ready for all the cuddles and will probably never want to put your baby down. She is beyond hands-on and will spoil your baby beyond all imagination. We praise and give thanks to God every day.  All good that comes into our life is because of His grace.

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Family Traditions

The main enjoyment of our family traditions is the time we share together. This is our favorite part of life. Yesenia’s late father set a path full of so many great family traditions, we are overjoyed for the day we get to include your child in all the love that we share together.

Thanksgiving dinner means Yesenia’s turkey, our mouths are watering just writing about it!  Yesenia took over her family tradition of making the Thanksgiving turkey after her father passed. Yesenia loves to cook and can’t wait for the day she gets to cook and share all her family recipes with your child.

The week after celebrating Thanksgiving, we get together with the family and drive up to our favorite Christmas tree farm to cut down our tree. We listen to Christmas carols and decorate the tree together. Each family member puts up their first chosen ornament followed by a silent wish for the upcoming year. Your child will share and decorate our tree with a new special ornament each year.

On Christmas Eve, we share a big dinner followed by family game night with extended family. There are about 40 of us in total! Our youngest cousins put on a play reenacting the night Jesus was born, with the youngest cousin playing baby Jesus. We are excited to carry on this tradition with your child. Christmas morning, we all go to church together, followed by spending the day opening gifts. There is usually an NBA basketball game or two that we watch, in which our very own coach Tino will be right next to your child cheering and breaking down all the plays.

We bring in the New Year with family, cooking together, playing board games, card games, and watching the ball drop on TV. We would be blessed to have your child right next to us ringing in the New Year throwing confetti, giving hugs and kisses, and celebrating our first new year as our own little family which you made possible.

During the summer months, we enjoy the outdoors by taking camping trips and going to MLB baseball games to celebrate Yesenia’s late fathers’ birthday. We also love celebrating Easter and going trick or treating with our nieces and nephews.

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Our Promise to You

We promise your child will be loved and cared for unconditionally by not only us but also by our family and friends.  We promise to be the best of parents to your baby.  We promise that your child will be raised in a safe, faith-filled, loving, supportive, encouraging, and positive home.  We promise to share their adoption story with them from birth. We promise your child will always know how much you love them, and how much you mean to us because your extraordinary love made it possible for us to become a family.  We promise to celebrate every milestone your child achieves. We promise to read bedtime stories. We promise that your child will experience the world and enjoy family vacations.  We promise we will dedicate our lives to ensuring your child’s health, safety, and happiness.  We will nurture his or her talents and instill in them resilience to pursue their dreams and achieve success.  We promise to lead by example so that they will learn how to be kind, courageous, and confident.

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