Hayward, CA, also known as the "Heart of the Bay" ❤️
Traveling to Hawaii & Disneyland because it brings us comfort and pure joy
Hawaii (for their beaches, food & relaxation)
Japan, Italy and France (for their food & culture)
Cindy & Oliver were inducted into the "The Knots Wedding Hall of Fame" as top Planner & Photographer ✌🏽
Hello! We are Cindy and Oliver and we are deeply grateful for your consideration. We admire your courage and strength as you consider and navigate this difficult decision. Our hearts are filled with so much love and if we are chosen to partner with you on this journey know that your child will be unconditionally loved and supported and raised in a safe and stable home. We hope you enjoy learning about us and we hope to get to know you.
Hello! We are Cindy and Oliver and we are very grateful that you are taking the time to learn more about us.
We have been happily married for 10 years strong and we have tried to have our own children, but it has been difficult to conceive. Though the years of trying have been challenging it has strengthened our love and marriage stronger than ever and has prepared us for the next beautiful chapter of adoption. Adoption was always a part of our future plan, but we didn’t know it would be the only way for us to build our family. We embrace the fact that not all families look alike and that is what makes this journey so beautiful!
Cindy is smart, has an amazing sense of humor, a kind, and big heart, and a nurturing personality. She always takes care of and puts others ahead of herself. She was born and raised in San Francisco and graduated from UC Berkeley. She loves to travel so she is always planning trips and getaways. When Cindy is not planning travels or managing our household, she works as an Executive Assistant at a cyber-security company. She loves her work because she enjoys the challenges of the fast-paced and often unpredictable agenda of her Executive and team. And if that wasn’t enough just managing her full-time job she is also a wedding planner. Her couples love her personality and her passion shows through her work, her love, and dedication. She brings reason to every situation and knows how to be the calming force in any storm. She balances all the work with lots of fun in our lives and she definitely brings life to everything. There are many traits about Cindy but if there is one thing I love about her is how she takes care of me and everything for us. Her loving nature is pure and genuine.
Oliver is simply fun-loving and easy-going. His playful personality makes for an instant connection with all of his nieces and nephews. He grew up surrounded by a large family with two older brothers and a younger sister. They are his core and support system and the reason why Oliver is so energetic and fun. He grew up going on many family trips and has a great love and appreciation for the great outdoors. He enjoys camping, spontaneous road trips, and mountain biking. When he’s not outdoors hiking or biking, he is a graphic designer at GAP Inc. headquarters and a professional wedding photographer. He loves both of his jobs because he gets to do what he loves the most, which is photography. At home, Oliver is the chef and loves to cook up all types of dishes, especially traditional Filipino dishes. He loves to BBQ! Oliver has a warm heart, a gentle and calm demeanor, but is also quite entertaining with his big kid-at-heart silliness and humor. He will break into all sorts of dance moves just to make me laugh.
We live in a gated townhome community in Downtown Hayward. We have a 3 level townhome with 3 bedrooms and we love that we have made this house into a cozy home. We are walking distance from a large supermarket, small local shops and restaurants, the post office, a newly built city library, a beautiful park, and a Farmer’s market on Saturdays. Our community of neighbors is a mix of couples, small families – old and young, lots of kids, and very diverse. It is an active and friendly community where you will find families taking their daily walks, walking their dogs, and kids riding their bikes. We have a neighborhood watch program and we all keep vigilant of our homes and each other to keep the community safe.
We have an amazing support system from both sides of our families. We both have a strong bond with our immediate and extended family members.
Oliver’s immediate family consists of his Mom and Dad, two older brothers, and a younger sister. They are all very close and have weekly to monthly calls and family gatherings. Oliver has such a huge extended family with lots of aunties, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews from both sides it is hard to keep track!
Cindy’s immediate family consists of her Mom and Dad and older brother. She has weekly calls with her parents and has monthly gatherings and dinners with them.
We have an adorable 12 year old dog named Bear. Bear is a Puggle – half Pug and half Beagle. He is gentle, loves to cuddle, and plays well with kids. His favorite pastime is eating and sleeping. He is the light and joy of our lives.
Both of our families cannot wait to shower this child with so much love and are so excited for a new addition to our growing extended family.
More than anything we want you to know your child will be loved unconditionally. We promise to provide an upbringing in which family is a central focus with values such as generosity, kindness, and respect for each other are taught every day. We will encourage and support your child’s hopes and dreams and have a lot of fun along the way.
We welcome your continued engagement in your child’s life. We are happy to send email updates, text messages, and letters. We are open to share major milestones and are more than happy to to set up a private shared social media page or website where we can post photos and videos online.
Your child will know where he or she came from so that he or she can have an understanding and appreciation for the tremendous sacrifice that you made out of love. We understand you have a difficult decision ahead of you and we are committed to honoring your selfless act through our actions and words and are devoted to always speaking highly of you and your brave decision in the stories we tell the child.