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A Letter from Richard & Joann

Dear Birthmother,

We are so grateful for your time to learn more about us. We are Richard and Joann, and our lives are filled with love, laughter, and joy. We are in high spirits to welcome a child into our home and hearts.

We are very delighted about the opportunity to become first-time parents through adoption. We will wholeheartedly love your child and provide a secure, fun and blessed life.

Story of Us

Richard is a dentist and owns his practice. Joann works as a physical therapist assistant in a skilled nursing facility. We first met at an event in our church 14 years ago, and we’ve been married for 10 years. Our life together has been eventful and fulfilling. We have known both joy and sorrow, and these experiences have helped us grow individually and as a couple.

We are fun, loving, active members of Couples for Christ, which is a Catholic renewal community and have a very large support system of family and friends. Our faith holds dear to us. Both of us love the outdoors like going to the beach and traveling, learning about different cultures, traditions, and food! We enjoy running or walking in our neighborhood. We also like staying at home, enjoying Joann’s home-cooked meals or just being cozy on the couch while watching movies. We are very excited to share our lives and more with a child.

My Husband, Richard

I thank God every day for being married to Richard. He’s the most caring, patient, trustworthy, and most of all funny person I know. He loves to make me laugh and smile, even at my toughest moments. His love for God and his family is what attracted me to him.

Richard loves to swim, run, dance, play with his action figures, and is a black belt in taekwondo. He loves to eat and try different cuisines, one of the many things we both love to do. I have always admired his wit, calm demeanor, and heart full of love and compassion. He has always been supportive of me, is very generous and a great provider. He prioritizes faith and family over anything else.

My Wife, Joann

I’m so blessed to have Joann as my wife. God truly answered my prayer when I was searching for my lifetime partner. I am amazed at how family-oriented she is, and it shows when her family comes to visit. Her love for them is inspiring. I always look forward to coming home after work because her smile and glow takes away all the tiredness in me. Her optimism and goofiness lightens up my day.

She enjoys to cook and bake for her loved ones. I especially love her chocolate crinkle cookies. She’s superb with children and always interacts and plays with them. I call her a “Kid Magnet”; every time children see her, they easily are comfortable with her. She’s the most kind-hearted, loving, and thoughtful individual I know. Once we have a child, she plans to work part-time and is even open to being a stay-at-home mom.

Our Home in California

We have lived in our 2 story, 4 bedroom home in California. We truly enjoyed making it our home. It’s located outside of a large town in a lush community with 4 gated pools. Our neighborhood is peaceful and safe near parks and walking trails. We are close to lots of areas for children to play around and meet other parents and kids.

Our Faith

We were both raised in the Catholic faith. We both actively served and were involved in our church even before we met. Our successes and challenges that we’ve shared together made us stronger as a couple and intensified our trust in God.

After coping with two ectopic pregnancies and finding out that it would be difficult for us to conceive on our own, our faith was tested even more. This experience made us closer to God and each other. Above all, this is the moment we felt God calling us to adoption.

Our Promise to You

We promise to protect and provide your child with a warm, stable, and safe home. We promise our home will be filled with lots of laughter, unconditional love, a Christian upbringing, and every opportunity to guide and support your child to pursue his or her dreams and goals. We guarantee a good education, so your child will look at the future with hope.

We’re also open to keeping in contact with you through letters, emails, photographs, and visits if that’s what you would like to do.

To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Richard & Joann

  Richard Joann
Our EducationDoctor of Dental SurgeryB.S. Physical Therapy
Our ProfessionsDentistPhysical Therapy Assistant
Stay-At-HomeNoYes
Our Racial BackgroundAsian (Filipino)Asian (Filipino)
Some of Richard & Joann's Favorites
SongWhen I Fall in Love by Nat King ColeGreatest Story Ever Told by Oliver James
ColorBlue 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.
MoviesBeauty and the Beast, Rocky Series, and Star WarsCasper has always been my all-time fave, along with Beauty and the Beast, Hitch, Love Actually and Harry Potter
HobbiesI 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 ShowsMarvel's Agent of Shield, Supergirl, and BoxingOnce Upon a Time, Marvel's Agent of Shield, and Food Channel
Cartoon CharacterDonald DuckLittle Twin Stars and Garfield
FoodFilipino food, hotdogs, and Joann's chocolate crinkle cookiesChocolate 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...

California

Our Neighborhood

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

Twins

Yes!!! We're open to twins.

Gender

Any

Sibling Group

Yes, with the oldest up to 3 years and the youngest being newborn - 6 months old.

Ethnicity of ChildCaucasian, 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.

In Closing

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.

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