|Our Education||Doctor of Dental Surgery||B.S. Physical Therapy|
|Our Professions||Dentist||Physical Therapy Assistant|
|Our Racial Background||Asian (Filipino)||Asian (Filipino)|
|Some of Richard & Joann's Favorites
|Song||When I Fall in Love by Nat King Cole||Greatest Story Ever Told by Oliver James|
|Color||Blue and Pink (Yes, you read it right!). I find it's freshness and radiance appealing.||Lilac/Purple. I think it's very pristine and royal.|
|Movies||Beauty and the Beast, Rocky Series, and Star Wars||Casper has always been my all-time fave, along with Beauty and the Beast, Hitch, Love Actually and Harry Potter|
|Hobbies||I like spending time with my wife in almost all I'm doing. I also like going for a run, swimming, and practicing taekwondo.||I like to travel, learning about other cultures and traditions, and trying different food. I also enjoy serving in our Church and spending time with family.|
|TV Shows||Marvel's Agent of Shield, Supergirl, and Boxing||Once Upon a Time, Marvel's Agent of Shield, and Food Channel|
|Cartoon Character||Donald Duck||Little Twin Stars and Garfield|
|Food||Filipino food, hotdogs, and Joann's chocolate crinkle cookies||Chocolate ice cream and anything chocolate|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We both like to go to the movies, watch theatrical plays, travel and try out different cuisines. Richard is a black belt in taekwondo and sometimes teaches little kids at the studio he goes to. Joann joins Richard in his taekwondo practices but enjoys cooking/baking and arranging our home more. Most of our days are spent at our full-time jobs, but we make time to serve in our church/community, travel, and spend time with family.
|Our Musical Interest|
Richard loves to listen and dance to Michael Jackson. Even if Joann is not gifted with an amazing voice, she loves to sing anyway. Joann likes a bit of everything but mostly enjoys Broadway and Christian music.
|Our Extended Family|
We both come from big families. Richard is the youngest in his family and Joann is the eldest in hers, both among 5 siblings that we maintain close relationships with. They are all in different parts of the world, but most of them are in the Philippines. Although we are miles apart from each other, we make sure we often visit each other as much as we can and keep communication lines open (thanks to technology!). Everybody is supportive of our adoption journey and excited to see our family grow.
|We live in the state of...|
We live in a safe and friendly neighborhood located outside of town away from busy streets. Our community has lots of trees, grassy areas, playgrounds, and gated pools. We are also near great schools, parks, and hiking trails.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 6 months
Yes!!! We're open to twins.
Yes, with the oldest up to 3 years and the youngest being newborn - 6 months old.
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Hispanic, East Indian, Middle Eastern Asian, Asian/Caucasian, Hispanic/Caucasian, Native American, Native American/Caucasian|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
Yes, through letters, emails, photos, and visits if you wish.
We praise God every day for bringing us all together in this wonderful journey. Rest assured that we will love and raise your child in a healthy and safe environment. We will teach him or her to be compassionate, persevering and kind, loving God first above all. We hope to provide you with peace of mind that your child will grow to reach his or her full potential and have a beautiful life.