|Our Education||B.S. Chemical Engineering , Emphasis on Petroleum Engineering||B.S. Chemical Engineering , Emphasis on Polymer Science Engineering|
|Our Professions||Petroleum Reservoir Engineer||Science Tutor |
|Our Racial Background||African American||Hispanic|
|Some of Tandre & Carmen 's Favorites
|Favorite Summer Outing||The beach||Road trips through California|
|Favorite Food||Sushi||Sushi and Dessert|
|Favorite season of the Year||Christmas||Christmas and Easter|
|Favorite Musical Instrument||Trumpet, Piano||Piano, Violin|
|Favorite Color ||Any||Sea green|
|More About Our Family
|Our love for science and learning|
We love getting our kids involved in learning science through outdoor activities. There is much to explore in the backyard! Our boys delight themselves on making water fountains with pots and pans as well as collecting little "rollie pollies" outside to look at them under a magnifying glass. It is truly a blessing to see how simple things spark their imagination and creativity.
We are a Christian Evangelical family who loves to participate in church ministries, such as Childcare, Adult Bible School and Vacation Bible School. For instance, Tandre as a Bible study teacher for adults and Carmen enjoys teaching Bible to preschoolers every Sunday. Grandma Maria also serves in the nursery and takes every opportunity to cook for her Spanish congregation. We strongly believe that our faith should be reinforced in school too. So, we have chosen private Christian education for our kids.
|Our Musical Interest|
We love music, anything from Reggae, Jazz, and Blues to upbeat Latin music and tropical rhythms. Our kids also love the hits from movies like Moana, Sing, and Rio. There is always a song that is being hummed at home! We especially love good old hymns and worship songs in both Spanish and English.
|About Our Extended Family and Friends|
We have very supportive and loving relatives who live near us in California and some not so near by, in Central America. Tandre's mom, our sweet grandma Shirley, for instance is minutes away from us . She loves to entertain for Thanksgiving with a homemade Thanksgiving Feast every year. She is over the moon and cannot wait to meet the new "sweetie pumpkin" as she calls her beloved grandchildren. Tandre's sister, Zapora and Carmen's family in Central America, which includes her 91 year old grandma, are also rejoicing over our adoption decision.
We are also have many friends from different cultural backgrounds, specially at church. Our family is part of a very large group of adoptive and foster care parents who have been a blessing to us and we know, will bless our new baby as well.
Hezekiah is a very studious boy, he would like to be an astronaut when he grows up. He reads the Bible in both English and Spanish and loves to help his grandma with English homework from her ESL class.
Elijah is loving and caring, he is a brilliant kid who always knows what to say to brighten your day. He is a helpful and attentive kindergartner who loves going to school. His favorite toys are cars and big trash trucks.
Both of them are so excited about adoption.
|We live in the state of...|
Sunny California! A short drive away from home, there are several nice hiking trails and state parks. We have enjoyed many of them. We are minutes away from the beach and amusement parks too. We are so very excited to take out next child to the beach for the first time!
|Our Neighborhood and City|
We live in a quiet, friendly, and safe neighborhood that is just a few blocks from the civic center and the sheriff station. All the neighbors are friendly and have lived here for many years. Our city also has very nice amenities like shopping malls and restaurants. We love Sunday meals after church because we get to go to our favorite spots around town. Parks are modern and safe, with appropriate playground equipment and plenty of space to play sports; but still, our favorite part of the city is the library which includes an awesome children's section and wonderful programs for the children to participate.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
We are so excited to adopt a newborn to 3 months old.
We are so open to adopting twins
We will be delighted to receive either gender!
|Ethnicity of Child||Any ethnic background |
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to and excited about having contact with our birth family through pictures, letters, and visits.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and for getting to know more about us. We promise to love, nurture, and cherish your child in a home build on love and the Lord. Your baby will be loved in this family, and we are excited to see all the blessings that will unfold as we walk this path together. We hope to speak with you soon.