|Our Education||Military Training / Education ||Bachelors in Psychology|
|Our Professions||Analyst||Sales/Marketing |
|Our Racial Background||Asian - Filipino||Caucasian |
|Some of Noel & Caitlin's Favorites
|Holiday:||Christmas- the Holiday parties at our house ||Halloween- driveway bonfires with the neighbors |
|Tradition:||Going to play games/arcades on our anniversary ||Candlelight service on Christmas Eve|
|Vacation spot: ||The Philippines||So far, the Philippines|
|New traditions we are excited for: ||Our child's birthday celebration! ||Visits with our child's bio family (if desired by Birth Mama) |
|Fun Fact about me: ||I can fix anything with YouTube||I would love to be on Broadway or be a comedian|
|We're excited to teach our child:||About other cultures||A second language|
|Unpopular opinions:||I love Spam! ||I love real paperbacks, not e-books|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We love to travel, hang out with our friends and family, and give back to our community. Each year we try to go on at least two trips; one to see family, and one to see someplace new. We are lucky enough to have family in many different cities which allows us to explore new places, foods, and cultures all while experiencing it with those closest to us. While at home, we like to go to local festivals, concerts, and art and craft fairs. In our free time, we also volunteer with local animal shelters, the aquarium, and support local businesses.
|Our Faith |
We attend a medium-sized Christian Church that is just in the neighboring town. They have an awesome Sunday School program that our nephews LOVE and an AMAZING worship team! They also have summer sports programs, activities, plays, etc., for the kids to be involved with over the Summer and Winter months. We feel we have a great community there and would love to have our child be a part of our Church Family as well.
|Our Musical Interest|
We may not be good at it, but we absolutely love to sing and dance! Noel was on a hip-hop dance team in high school and Caitlin danced since the age of 5. We listen to all types of music and typically have it playing in the kitchen while we're cooking or cleaning. Caitlin's Mom taught her a little on the piano and eventually she would like to learn more. We also appreciate the benefits music and instruments have on learning and would love to incorporate that into our child's education.
|About Our Home & Neighborhood|
Our home is a place of peace, acceptance, love, and support. We offer no judgment and our doors are always open to anyone in need. Whether it be a bed to sleep in or a cup of sugar, we will do what we can to help. We appreciate that we are both so giving and hope to instill this character trait in our kiddo as well.
The neighborhood is family-friendly, walking distance to school, and close to parks and biking trails. There are always kiddos playing outside and families taking their dogs for a walk. Since Noel has lived in the neighborhood since he was a kid, we know almost everyone on the surrounding blocks. It is a tight-knit, quiet, and safe community where everyone looks out for each other. We also live in the top-rated school district in the area so it's pretty popular for young families like ourselves.
|Our 'Plus Two'|
Currently, we have two dogs- Pogi and Sunshine. Pogi is a Yorkie mix and loves to snuggle, chase rabbits in the yard, and long naps in our bed. Sunshine is a Chihuahua that enjoys sunbathing on the deck, eating snacks, and sleeping in her 'house'. They are both great with kids and would welcome a new cuddle buddy.
|We live in the state of...|
ILLINOIS! We love traveling, but there truly is no place like home. Sometimes when we are on the East or West Coasts visiting, we notice how 'fast-paced' it is and how everyone always seems to be in a rush. We cannot say enough how much we appreciate our family-friendly, Midwest hospitality here at home. Everyone is so nice and welcoming and really goes out of their way to help each other. We can honestly say we feel it's the perfect place to raise a family! Locally, we also have tons of awesome hiking spots, swimming holes, drive-in movie theaters (yes they still exist!), sports complexes, and more. And we are just a few hours away from some amazing long weekend vacation spots (Chicago, Nashville, Kansas City, etc.) that allow us to get some different scenery or activities whenever we want. We are proud to call Illinois home :)
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
newborn to 2 years old
We would happily welcome twins!
Yes! With the oldest up to two years old.
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Caucasian/Asian , Caucasian/ Hispanic, Caucasian/ African American, African American/ Hispanic|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
Yes, we are open to sharing in touch with you and your family through pictures, letters, and visits if you are comfortable.
Thank you for learning more about us! We look forward to growing our family and learning more about your vision for your baby's future. We will honor your wishes for however much contact you would like in the future and hope to help write the pages of your baby's beautiful story with you.