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We’ve been talking about adoption since our 3rd date, so we’re pretty excited to finally be here with you! Being parents has always been a priority for us, and we’ve built a life to support that dream. We want your child to grow confidently, knowing who they are and where they come from. We will give them abundant opportunities, and they will be surrounded by our loving community of friends and family, all of whom are very eager to meet them.

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We’ve been talking about adoption since our 3rd date, so we’re pretty excited to finally be here with you! Being parents has always been a priority for us, and we’ve built a life to support that dream. We want your child to grow confidently, knowing who they are and where they come from. We will give them abundant opportunities, and they will be surrounded by our loving community of friends and family, all of whom are very eager to meet them.

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We’ve been talking about adoption since our 3rd date, so we’re pretty excited to finally be here with you! Being parents has always been a priority for us, and we’ve built a life to support that dream. We want your child to grow confidently, knowing who they are and where they come from. We will give them abundant opportunities, and they will be surrounded by our loving community of friends and family, all of whom are very eager to meet them.

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We’ve been talking about adoption since our 3rd date, so we’re pretty excited to finally be here with you! Being parents has always been a priority for us, and we’ve built a life to support that dream. We want your child to grow confidently, knowing who they are and where they come from. We will give them abundant opportunities, and they will be surrounded by our loving community of friends and family, all of whom are very eager to meet them.

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We’ve been talking about adoption since our 3rd date, so we’re pretty excited to finally be here with you! Being parents has always been a priority for us, and we’ve built a life to support that dream. We want your child to grow confidently, knowing who they are and where they come from. We will give them abundant opportunities, and they will be surrounded by our loving community of friends and family, all of whom are very eager to meet them.

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We’ve been talking about adoption since our 3rd date, so we’re pretty excited to finally be here with you! Being parents has always been a priority for us, and we’ve built a life to support that dream. We want your child to grow confidently, knowing who they are and where they come from. We will give them abundant opportunities, and they will be surrounded by our loving community of friends and family, all of whom are very eager to meet them.

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We’ve been talking about adoption since our 3rd date, so we’re pretty excited to finally be here with you! Being parents has always been a priority for us, and we’ve built a life to support that dream. We want your child to grow confidently, knowing who they are and where they come from. We will give them abundant opportunities, and they will be surrounded by our loving community of friends and family, all of whom are very eager to meet them.

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We’ve been talking about adoption since our 3rd date, so we’re pretty excited to finally be here with you! Being parents has always been a priority for us, and we’ve built a life to support that dream. We want your child to grow confidently, knowing who they are and where they come from. We will give them abundant opportunities, and they will be surrounded by our loving community of friends and family, all of whom are very eager to meet them.

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We’ve been talking about adoption since our 3rd date, so we’re pretty excited to finally be here with you! Being parents has always been a priority for us, and we’ve built a life to support that dream. We want your child to grow confidently, knowing who they are and where they come from. We will give them abundant opportunities, and they will be surrounded by our loving community of friends and family, all of whom are very eager to meet them.

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We’ve been talking about adoption since our 3rd date, so we’re pretty excited to finally be here with you! Being parents has always been a priority for us, and we’ve built a life to support that dream. We want your child to grow confidently, knowing who they are and where they come from. We will give them abundant opportunities, and they will be surrounded by our loving community of friends and family, all of whom are very eager to meet them.

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We’ve been talking about adoption since our 3rd date, so we’re pretty excited to finally be here with you! Being parents has always been a priority for us, and we’ve built a life to support that dream. We want your child to grow confidently, knowing who they are and where they come from. We will give them abundant opportunities, and they will be surrounded by our loving community of friends and family, all of whom are very eager to meet them.

Family Profile Picture

We’ve been talking about adoption since our 3rd date, so we’re pretty excited to finally be here with you! Being parents has always been a priority for us, and we’ve built a life to support that dream. We want your child to grow confidently, knowing who they are and where they come from. We will give them abundant opportunities, and they will be surrounded by our loving community of friends and family, all of whom are very eager to meet them.

About Us

Favorite Hobbies

We find calm in creativity. We spend our evenings knitting, embroidering, writing, or building LEGO sets.

Languages

Gabrielle speaks Spanish and French; Joe is learning Spanish and ASL.

Interests

Joe is a self-taught chef, and Gabrielle enjoys watching live dance and theater.

Careers

Joe is an attorney. Gabrielle is a public health consultant. We both love our work!

Furry Friend

Ollie is our 45lb bundle of canine love. He’s very snuggly and has lots of practice with kids.

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Our Friends Say...

“Gabrielle and Joe are not only incredible godparents to our children, they are also trusted allies in our own lives. We consult with them on tough parenting decisions and share with them in life’s many joys.” – Gabrielle’s brother & sister-in-law

“Gabrielle and Joe’s home is always filled with lots of joy and laughter, good food, great friends, and family. They are both wonderful with children, often jumping in to help out reading a story or bouncing a baby to sleep.” – Lifelong friend

“Joe and Gabrielle are two of the most reliable, thoughtful, and caring people I know – and I have no doubt those qualities will translate to their future as parents. Any child of theirs will be so incredibly lucky to be a part of a family that is community-minded and filled with selfless love.” – Lifelong friend

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Meet Gabrielle, by Joe

Gabrielle has a warmth and a calm about her that puts people at ease. It’s hard not to smile when you’re around her. In fact, she regularly makes me laugh so hard I cry.

Her humor comes from her perceptiveness. She often senses what I’m feeling even before I do. Combined with her patience, this is part of what makes her so great with kids. She sees what they need and adjusts accordingly.

Gabrielle is also there for the good and the bad. I have seen her find extra hours in the day both to care for her dying mom and to create glittery fairy wings for her niece’s costume.

Gabrielle works in public health and has spent her career serving communities of color, primarily Latina/o families. She has traveled to 13 countries, including several in Latin America. In her work and travels, she’s most interested in learning how other people live and what’s important to them. Her openness to new experiences and ideas means she’s constantly reflecting. She frequently engages me in conversations about what kids need to thrive and how to support their growth.

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Meet Joe, by Gabrielle

We can’t go to a gathering without Joe ending up with a baby sleeping in his arms or a child crawling around with him. He has become “Uncle Joe” to many of our friends’ kids because he makes a priority of getting to know each of them.

He is also deeply thoughtful, often thinking of the perfect gift or reaching out when someone is having a tough time. I love his goofiness and his sharp wit. He can help me think through a complex problem I’m having at work all while being dressed up in a wig and necklaces by my niece.

Joe is also highly responsible. If he says he’s going to do something, you can consider it done. Joe has worked as an attorney for the same law firm for over a decade. In addition to working full time, he also volunteers for his college’s alumni board, is a leader of the county’s legal association, and raises money every year for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. I am deeply grateful for the stability and love he brings our family.

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Our Home

We live in Pacifica, California, a small coastal town just south of San Francisco. We love that we get to enjoy all the opportunities and culture San Francisco provides from a calmer beach town. We own our home, and we created a backyard perfect for kids and dogs — lots of open play space, flower gardens, and a patio for afternoons spent grilling with family. Our neighborhood is in a good school district and very safe, made up mostly of young families and older adults. Every day Gabrielle and our dog Ollie walk along local trails in the eucalyptus forest or the coastline.

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Our Extended Family

Most of our extended family lives within a 2 hour drive of our home. Our parents and siblings live in Sacramento, Stockton, and Reno. We get together often and prioritize spending time with our nieces (ages 1 and 5) and nephew (newborn). Having everyone so close by means we get to celebrate holidays with both sides of our family all together.

We also treasure our local friends, many of whom we’ve known for decades. One of Gabrielle’s childhood friends even lives up the street.

We feel strongly that family is about love, not genetics, as our eldest niece is not biologically related to us. We love her unconditionally and have SO much fun with her! Gabrielle recently wrote her a book called, “The Feelings Fairy,” illustrated by Joe’s brother. It tells the story of a fairy who visits her in the park and helps her process her big emotions.

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Our Wish for You

Thank you so very much for considering us. We promise that we will raise your child to know they are deeply loved. They will have tons of opportunities for education, enrichment, and fun. Most importantly, they will be embraced by a loving and devoted community. They will know how much you love them, and you will know them in whatever way feels right to you.

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