|Our Education||Bachelors Degree in Health, Fitness, and Sociology ||Bachelors Degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology and Masters Degree in Special Education |
|Our Professions||Group Life Coordinator at a Youth Correctional Facility ||Learning Resource Center Teacher at an Oregon High School |
|Stay-At-Home||No ||Every summer and all holidays |
|Our Racial Background||Asian/Pacific Islander ||Caucasian |
|Some of David & Mikayla 's Favorites
|Hobby||Weight lifting ||Running|
|Vacation||Hawaii ||Hawaii, Scotland |
|Food ||Sushi ||Thai, Hawaiian |
|Movie||Sandlot ||The Goonies |
|Thing to shop for ||Nike Shoes ||Shoes |
|Favorite animal ||Gorilla ||Highland Cow |
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We love sports! We both grew up playing sports competitively and still love to play and watch sporting events together. David played baseball through college and even went and played professionally in Canada for a year. He coached high school baseball for three years before helping out at a local community college team for another three years. He is currently in his second season as a volunteer baseball coach at George Fox University.
Mikayla played soccer through college and coached our local high school girls soccer team.
We also both love fitness. David is also a certified personal trainer and enjoys creating new workouts for Mikayla and him to do together. We also are both very close to our families and enjoy spending free time with family playing games, going to concerts, watching sports, and just being together.
Our parents are our biggest supporters. They are just as excited as us for this addition to the family. David is an only child. His father is retired, and his mother works for Nike. They too are avid gym-goers and sports enthusiasts. They enjoy spending their free time on their boat at their lake house in Washington. Mikayla has a younger brother working to become an electrician. Her mother is a real estate agent and her father is in sales. Much like us, they enjoy their free time being spent together at home with their dogs. Mikayla's mother loves to host social gatherings and her father is an artist when it comes to barbecue. One aspect we hold dear to us is that our parents love spending time with each other as well. Our family unit will undoubtedly provide the love and support a child needs and craves.
|Our Musical Interest|
Music is a big part of our lives! We have been to many concerts together and also enjoy going to shows with family and friends. We also crave music during our workouts, whether its hip hop or rock, music keeps us going in the gym! We often listen to reggae and acoustic genres for our more laid back times during the day. David enjoys finding new artists and songs for us to listen to. David has always been interested in music and played the guitar growing up. He still plays the ukulele and teaches himself new songs regularly.
|About Our Home and Neighborhood |
Our home in Oregon has 4 bedrooms and a nice fenced in backyard. We have plenty of space for hosting social gatherings with friends and family. We live one block from the local elementary and middle school. There is also a park and baseball field one block away from our home as well. We live one mile away from Mikayla's family's house and often will walk up to visit them, or they will come to our house. We love our home. We love spending quality time at our house with our two dogs. We enjoy taking them for walks around our neighborhood and playing fetch in the backyard.
|Our Friends |
We have an amazing friend group. Our friends are supportive, caring, and fun! We have a tight knit friend group that loves to get together for dinners, game nights, concerts, and holidays. Our friends are also excited to welcome a new addition to the group.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 12 months old
|Ethnicity of Child||African America, African American/Caucasian, Hispanic/African American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, African American/Asian|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We would like to have an open adoption with you and share pictures, emails, phone calls, and visits. We want to share to whatever degree you are most comfortable with.
Thank you for considering us for your child. We are so very excited to become parents. We promise to love your baby unconditionally and teach them to be kind. We will create special memories together by going to sporting events, concerts, playing with our dogs, and just being together with family. We will encourage them and be there every step of the way while they chase their dreams. We look forward to speaking with you and getting to know you!