Q: Tell us about your home and neighborhood.
A: We live in a quiet cul-de-sac, in a family-friendly, small-town neighborhood, oftentimes, seeing families spending time together outdoors going for walks or bike riding. Our home and our immediate neighbors' houses are larger compared to others the neighborhood, but cozy with lots of family space to spend time together. We have a nice yard where we garden, play and relax.
Q: When you have a 3-day weekend, what you like to do?
A: We enjoy getting out of town and going camping with friends, if we aren’t able to get out of town we typically plan BBQs and local outdoor activities such as bike rides, hikes, go to the beach.
Q: Do you have pets? If so tell us about them?
A: We have the sweetest dog named Osito, which means “Little Bear” in Spanish. Everyone who meets him instantly loves him. He loves cuddling and being near family and any visitors and is very protective over his family. He is a Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie) mixture and looks just like a little bear.
Q: What do you hope to teach your child(ren)?
A: We hope teach them kindness, courage, empathy, the importance of having values & character, staying true to oneself and the importance of helping others, amongst many things.
Q: What will you tell your child about his or her birthmom?
A: We will express her love for her child and the strength it took to make this decision. We will tell them that she wanted to give him/her the best life possibly and the selflessness it took to make the decision. Of course, anything else we learn about her that would bring her child peace, we would share.
Q: Are you active in your church? Tell us about your activities.
A: We are not regularly active in church. We celebrate Christian holidays and attend significant Christian events going to church, and on a regular basis we practice our faith at home with prayer nightly.
Q: How will a child enrich your life?
A: A child would add so much joy to our lives, another child to not only teach and nurture, but to learn from as they grow into their own. The way children see the world provides such a great reminder and clarity on what’s truly important and would open our hearts in a way unlike anything else. This new child would also give our daughter a sibling that would be such a blessing.
Q: Describe your last vacation and/or day trip.
A: Last vacation we spent going to Disneyland for our daughter's 5th birthday and visiting with family. Much of the family joined us at Disneyland and we also spent time at each Grandparent's house visiting for a few days. Last day trip was a day at a nearby river where we played on the sand and in the water, floating, having a picnic and rock hunting.
Q: Will you be a stay-at-home parent? If so, what are your day-to-day plans?
A: Pam will be a work-from-home parent. Initially, would take leave for 12 weeks, and slowly begin to incorporate work back into the daily work –from-home schedule. Day to day, stick to a schedule the child can thrive in and incorporate walks, play and quality family time.
Q: Will you be returning to work? If so, describe your day-care plans.
A: As the baby grows and becomes more active, we plan to enroll him/her into daycare part time so that I’m able to get more work done and the baby can thrive with social interaction. Eventually going to Preschool when he/she is age/developmentally prepared.
Q: When you close your eyes and see yourself holding your precious baby in your arms, what are your thoughts regarding his or her birth mother?
A: Overwhelming gratitude and emotion for the gift she has given us and the honor to raise her baby. Always keeping a thought and a prayer for the person who blessed us with this gift and responsibility.