We live in the small and beautiful town of San Juan Bautista, CA., surrounded by farms and mountains!
Our favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because we get to cook, eat, and enjoy our family!
Ernesto is from Mexico City and grew up in Santa Cruz, CA. Rebecca is from Ashland, Oregon.
Cooking, reading, hiking, calling our moms, seeing friends, doing house projects, singing in the car
We are Rebecca and Ernesto from San Juan Bautista, California. We are excited to start a family, and we’re so grateful to you for the opportunity to fulfill our dream of becoming parents. We are a married couple in our mid-thirties and we have been together for ten years.
We promise that we will provide a loving home and a happy life for a child. We have always dreamed of becoming parents through adoption, and we are so appreciative to you for taking the time to learn about us!
When moving back to the United States after teaching at a French University, Rebecca joined a gym in her new town of Santa Cruz, CA. She chose this gym because it was French-themed and that’s where she met Ernesto, who was the gym Manager.
After several weeks of awkward flirting, we finally went on our first date and started to fall in love. That was ten years ago! Now, we live in a beautiful home in the country and we’re ready to start a family.
Ernesto completed his degree in Business Management and is the Grower Manager at the largest organic produce distributor on the west coast. Rebecca has a degree in French and English, and a Master’s Degree in International Education and works from home as a consultant and educational director.
Our marriage is built around communication and care, and we are both committed to providing a safe, loving, and supportive home for each other and our child.
As a couple, we value honesty, learning, connection, and wellness. Education and experience are incredibly important to us and we will be involved and offer loving support of our child at every step of their education and development.
We live in San Juan Bautista, CA which is a very safe, small town (population under 2000!) near the Bay Area. We moved here in 2015 from Santa Cruz, and bought a home. San Juan is a historic town with a California Mission and a downtown with buildings from the 1800’s. It is a friendly and welcoming community, full of parks, open spaces, and beautiful gardens! Though we are surrounded by farms and orchards, it is a quick drive to Santa Cruz or San Francisco for culture and recreation.
We have a beautiful and cozy home that is ready for our little one! We keep imagining our baby crawling around on the soft carpet of the bedroom, and reading stories together in the bright sun room! We spend a lot of time in the kitchen where we love cooking and perfecting family recipes.
We really enjoy our quiet time at home reading, cooking, and spending time together and we can’t wait to share our home with a child.
I love Rebecca. She’s the best person I know. She inspires me everyday to be the best version of myself. She has an infectious laugh, a witty sense of humor, and best of all, she is just a good person.
Rebecca has a way about her that allows people around her to feel comfortable and safe. Because people feel so open with her, they are able to be their best selves.
Rebecca is one of the friendliest people I know. She loves to live, laugh, and feel with the world around her. Everywhere Rebecca goes she makes a friend, and her smile leaves a lasting impression. In fact, her smile was the first thing I fell in love with.
As a mom I know Rebecca will be engaging, nurturing, and loving. Our child will learn from Rebecca to genuinely smile at the world and to love the world for all the beauty that surround us.
I’m excited to raise my child with Rebecca. Not only is she going to be a loving mom, she is also going to bring so much creativity into parenting. Rebecca loves to sing, dance, and play, and I can’t wait to see our child embrace that and grow into an equally thoughtful and playful person.
Ernesto’s warmth and supportive love is what first attracted me to him. When it comes to caring for those he loves, he is steadfast and serious.
Ernesto is an encouraging person who always supports me in whatever plan or project I am involved in. He shares that same enthusiasm and support in his work as a Grower Manager at an organic farm, where he helps small family farmers get their food to market. Ernesto enjoys the daily interactions he has with the farmers, and I love all of the fruit and vegetables he brings home everyday!
Ernesto is one of the smartest people I know, and I love the way he seeks knowledge and loves discussing and sharing ideas. I see our child growing up with a love of learning and a curiosity about the world, just like daddy!
I want our children to grow up feeling proud and comfortable about who they are, and I know that this will happen because Ernesto models this. He is so comfortable with who he is, and is always looking for ways to improve and learn more.
I see the way Ernesto interacts with our niece and with our friends’ kids. He is able to build a genuine connection and trust with children, and they always have so much fun together! I know that he is going to be a wonderful dad because he is kind and creative, and cares deeply.
We love to spend time with our family and friends. We are very close with our siblings and blessed that our families love each other. We have so many adventures with our family- traveling, enjoying the holidays, and celebrating each other’s big days. We also travel to see family in Mexico, Oregon, and Washington as much as possible!
We believe that family is whomever you love, and we are so lucky to have a group of incredible siblings, cousins, and friends who can’t wait to be aunts and uncles to our little one! We have so much fun with our friends’ children who often come to spend weekends or long summer breaks with us in San Juan Bautista, which is a wonderful place for kids!
Rebecca’s career allows her the flexibility to be a full-time stay-at-home-mom and continue to contribute to the financial security of the family. Ernesto works five minutes from the house and comes home almost everyday for lunch. At least one of us will always be home with our kids, and both of us will provide loving care.
As we are both dedicated to enrichment and fun experiences, it will be our joy to raise a child. We will spend our days and nights laughing, singing, reading stories, and having happy adventures.
We promise to always listen to our child, teach him or her to be kind and loving, and delight in his or her individuality.
We appreciate you taking the time to read about us and we look forward to meeting and learning more about you!
~Ernesto and Rebecca