Married Since: 2014

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

We promise you that we will show up every single day and love your child unconditionally.

Sandra and Alicia

from California

Sandra

Ancestry: Colombian

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Finance Manager

Education: High School

Hobbies: Guitar, Reading, Cycling

Alicia

Ancestry: Northwestern European

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Homemaker

Education: A.A.

Hobbies: Hiking, Cycling, Reading

Baby

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

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Sandra

Animal
Dog
Book
"My Side of the Mountain" by Jean George
Childhood Memory
Visiting Colombia
Family Activity
Game Nights
Movie
Cast Away
Personal Hero
My dad
Quote
"A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle."
Sport
Football
Subject in School
Math
Music
Country
Vacation Spot
Anywhere with a beach

Alicia

Animal
Giraffe
Book
"11/22/63" by Stephen King
Childhood Memory
Camping with my family
Family Activity
Disneyland
Movie
Anything Disney
Personal Hero
All moms
Quote
"Stop waiting for everything to be perfect to be happy."
Sport
Football
Subject in School
Art for Children
Music
80's
Vacation Spot
Anything on the water
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From Us to You

Although we don’t know you yet, we cannot wait to get to know you and start this journey together. First we want to let you know how brave we think you are. We can’t imagine how difficult this may be for you, but we want you to know that we are here to support you in any way we can. We are extremely thankful that you have taken the time to look at our profile and get to know our family. Your selfless decision will be making our whole life complete. We want you to know that we will give your child a great life. We want to assure you that we will always be that stable constant for your child. They will have a full-time, stay-at-home mom, a hardworking, hands-on, first-time mom, and an older brother and forever best friend. Your child will be raised in a home that is filled with faith, love, laughter and acceptance. We will provide freedom for your child to grow to be who they were meant to be. We will make it a point to find what makes your child special and allow them to explore all of their interests. Your child will always know that you loved them. We will teach them bravery through your story as a mother. In our home you will always be honored and appreciated.

We are two moms raising a teenage son together. Nothing brings us more joy than being parents. We have known each other since we were 14 years old. Although we didn’t get together until later, we always remained close friends over the years. Having built such a strong foundation, we are extremely close and enjoy doing everything together. In our home we laugh together and we cry together. We are a team. We have been through loss as we have both tried to grow our blended family. After two failed pregnancies, we have not given up faith to raise a baby together from birth. We both have always had adoption in our hearts, even with wanting to carry a child ourselves.

We know that adoption will complete us as a family. We know that what you are doing is selfless. We admire your strength and courage in fulfilling our dreams to be moms. We will love your child unconditionally, as if they were our own. We dream of having a little cheerleader on the sideline cheering Anthony on at all his basketball games! We see Anthony with other kids and can just see that he was meant to be a big brother. Aside from sports, there will be camping trips, beach days, Disneyland trips and so much more family fun. Your child will be surrounded with lots of cousins and large families on both sides to grow up with. We look forward to the late nights, the messy floors, the diaper changing. We will cherish every moment together as a family. We promise you that we will show up every single day and love your child unconditionally.

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Why We're Choosing to Adopt

We both come from large families and have always wanted to have a large family of our own. After a few years of marriage we decided to start the process of beginning our family. We were so excited once we found out Alicia was pregnant. Unfortunately, when she was 6 months pregnant we found out our son’s heart had stopped beating. After our loss Sandra felt courageous to carry for us. We were excited again when we found out Sandra was now pregnant! Unfortunately, she suffered an early miscarriage. During that time doctors found a fibroid in her muscle and she had to have a partial hysterectomy to have it removed. Although we both have experienced loss, we have never given up faith that we deserve to be moms again. We know that we have so much love to give to a child. We look forward to having a child of our own together. Raising our son, Anthony, together has been our greatest joy. We can’t wait to complete our family!

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About Alicia from Sandra

Alicia is the most amazing mother I have ever been blessed to learn from. Her love for Anthony is one I have never known even existed. She is a mother who takes pride in making sure he has everything he needs. Whether that is basketball shoes, the newest record album out or a long night of talking about his fears and goals; she was made to be his mother. Alicia was formally an infant room teacher but we decided it was best for her to stay home to not miss out on seeing Anthony grow. Her love for children is undeniable and her workplace really hated to see her go. Alicia is also an incredible partner and spouse. She runs a household and she runs it well. She takes pride in our home, and ensures everyone is taken care of, oftentimes before herself. I am able to comfortably go to work every day and know that she works to keep our hearts and house happy. She’s a woman of faith and extremely loyal to me as a partner and a best friend. Alicia is kind and gentle-hearted. She is the most loyal friend and will be there for anyone who needs her. Alicia’s dream has always been to give Anthony another sibling and me the child that my heart has yearned for. Her heart is so big that I just know a new child will get the same amount of love Anthony and I have received through the years.

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About Sandra from Alicia

Sandra is hands-down the best step-mom. I knew I had to marry her just by watching how loving and accepting she was to Anthony. The connection between her and Anthony is my favorite thing to witness. She has shown me that a child does not have to be your DNA in order to love them unconditionally. Aside from being the best step-mom, she is the hardest worker. She has pushed herself and advanced in a primarily man-driven profession. Sandra works hard to provide Anthony and me with the best life, allowing me to be a stay-at-home mom and readily available to Anthony’s school and sports. Sandra is outgoing and makes friends anywhere we go. She has a contagious personality and everyone loves her. She has a love for animals and is constantly keeping up with lost dogs on social media platforms to help them find their owners. Sandra has a huge heart. Although she has never had a child of her own I know, without a doubt, that she will be the best mom.

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Anthony

Anthony is 14 years old and is in his freshman year of high school, where he is on the basketball team. He has a love for everything sports related. In school he has always been the top of his class. He finished middle school with straight A’s and a 4.3 GPA, receiving many awards. During his free time you can find Anthony hanging with his friends. Together they enjoy skateboarding, playing basketball or attending school sporting events. If he is not playing sports or hanging out with his friends, you will find him listening to records in his room while staying up to date on sports stats. Anthony looks forward to having a younger sibling to love and protect. Kids are always drawn to Anthony and love to have him around to look up to. Anthony is kind-hearted and accepting of everyone. We know that he will be the best older brother.

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Our Pup, Harley

We would love to introduce our 13 year old schnauzer mix, spoiled pup! Sandra adopted Harley from a shelter when she was just a year old. Harley was wet, shaking and in need of some TLC. She has been such a loyal, furry, four- legged friend ever since. She enjoys morning walks, belly rubs, and cuddling up with her favorite stuffed animal “Lamby.” At night you’ll find Harley sleeping right next to her brother Anthony. Harley is very friendly and great with kids.

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Our Home

We live in a beautiful, four-bedroom, two-bath home tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in Southern California. We live within walking distance to multiple parks that we love to visit for picnics and sports. We are seeing new families move in all around us and starting families of their own. We are excited to have a child of our own to make forever friends with the neighborhood kids, just as we did when we were younger. We have created a beautiful home that is loving and welcoming. Our kitchen has the perfect seating area that allows us to be together while preparing dinner. Our living room is cozy and inviting for family movie nights. We have put a lot of work into making our house feel like home, and have begun working on things for the nursery. One thing in the nursery we are most excited about is repurposing Anthony’s crib from when he was a baby. We are excited to lay your baby in it one day.

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Our Families

Our families are both loving and supportive. Thankfully, both sides of our family all live within a 25 mile radius to us. Sandra comes from a very large and close Colombian family. She is the baby of her family and has three older sisters. Her parents are the true example of marriage and family. We look up to them for their love, commitment and faith. Alicia is a middle child with two brothers and two sisters. We are both very close with our families and get together with them as often as possible.

Our friends are like family to us. We truly believe in quality over quantity with friends. We frequently get together to have a barbecue at a local park or order pizza and watch Sunday football at each other’s homes. We have a tight-knit group that has been a great support group for us always.

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Our Lifestyle

We are a family who laughs together, cries together and loves unconditionally. Although our weekdays consist of work, school and sports, we definitely make time in between to get out of the house and make memories together. Whether it’s going out to a nice dinner, a spontaneous overnight local staycation, or a quick stop after basketball practice for frozen yogurt, we make sure to always stay connected. In the evenings you can find us watching a TV game show together or playing a few rounds of Uno. We have the luxury of living less than an hour from the beach. We enjoy driving down to ride bikes and catch a glimpse of the sunset as often as possible. We have also been Disney annual pass holders for years. We always make time to squeeze in a quick Disney trip on afternoons when Anthony doesn’t have homework. We are always talking about how much fun our trips will be once a baby joins our family. As much as we love the beach, Disney and getting out of the house, we also love the comfort of our home. We have a huge backyard and love to make s’mores in our fire pit and catch up while sitting around the fire. We make it a priority to balance life between work and family time.

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On a Typical 3-Day Weekend

On a typical 3 day weekend, if we aren’t cheering Anthony on at a basketball game, you can find our Alexa playing top 80’s hits while we are in the kitchen cooking and juicing for our week. Our kitchen has seating around the counter so we are all able to hang out together even if we are all doing our own things. On long weekends we enjoy gardening and home projects or getting out to our local park to play some sort of sport. If we aren’t home for a 3 day weekend we LOVE to get away for a local staycation. We love anything near a beach and a nice view. While on a staycation we like to try local restaurants and always pack our swimsuits. We also are not opposed to ordering room service and finding a movie to watch. We love doing just about anything and are always open to a new adventure together.

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Our Disney Life

Ours is a family of Disney lovers. Disney has always been our happy place. We have been annual pass holders all our lives and make time to go at least twice a month. To us, nothing beats walking down Main Street with a tasty Disney treat. We love spending time together at the parks by going on rides, trying new seasonal foods and catching all the shows Disney has to offer. Although lines can be long, we pass the time by playing games and catching up with each other. Since we grew up so close to the park, Disney has always been part of our upbringing. We can both remember going there with our families. We have enjoyed being able to now share those joys with Anthony and look forward to also sharing our love of Disney with your child.

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Family Traditions

The New Year brings a few traditions we have with our families. Alicia’s dad always had their family have a spoonful of black eyed peas for good luck in the New Year, and we have carried this on even after his passing. Sandra’s family runs around their block with open luggage at midnight of the New Year to ensure a travel-filled year. Our own established family tradition is painting our front door to the “color of the year” together as a family. Christmas is huge with Sandra’s family. They follow a Colombian tradition called Novenas which is 9 days of prayers leading up to Christmas. Each night a family will host everyone for a nice dinner, prayers and singing. These nights are so much fun and usually a theme of choice by the host such as ugly Christmas sweaters or pajama night! Christmas morning is spent at our home with Alicia’s family. We love planning matching pajamas and doing Secret Santa each year.

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Our Promise to You

We promise you that your child will be loved, supported, and heard. We will raise them to be independent, strong and loving. We will allow them to learn and grow to be who they are meant to be while supporting them every step of the way. We will celebrate all their victories and be their biggest cheerleaders. We promise to teach them about bravery through your story. We will speak highly of you and make sure they know of your love for them by making this very difficult decision. Most importantly we promise to love them as if they were our own.

Message Sandra and Alicia

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Sandra and Alicia

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!