Oscar & Sandy
To Someone Special…
First and foremost, thank you for reading our letter. We would be grateful for the opportunity, if you choose us as adoptive parents. There is nothing we want more in this world than to become parents and we cannot wait to begin this journey! We feel more than honored to be giving a child a warm and loving home.
About Oscar & SandyIt seems like a fairy tale story to start off by saying that it started long ago. Back in high school there weretwo students from different schools uniting together forsummer school; one football player needing a passing grade and the other just wanting to meet new people. We were 15 and 16 years old when we met that summer. Becoming high school sweethearts, Sandy went to most of Oscar’s football and volleyball games and we each attended each other’s winter formal dance. After nine months of dating we went our separate ways. It wasn’t until social media became so popular, that Sandy was able to reconnect with Oscar through a mutual friend. Eleven years later, we found each other again, and immediately fell in love. We became exclusive on a 4th of July. A year later became engaged on 4th of July and to everyone’s shock we married the year after on 4th of July! Our wedding was intimate with our closest family and friends. Everyone enjoyed the surprise firework show that night.
After returning from our wonderful honeymoon, we purchased our home where memories would be created and where we planned to start our new family. With God’s blessing, we were able to purchase our home in a quiet gated community, in a safe neighborhood with a child friendly playground outside. Our house has three bedrooms, three baths and it is comfortable, spacious and has a nice backyard; perfect for playing outside. Together, we have completely renovated the home, making it “our own” with new flooring, fresh paint and a new kitchen. We have a comfortable master bedroom and a guest room for our friends and family. The third and final room is in fact the most exciting as we wait for the room to be completely decorated with a theme that should surely bring a smile to our new bundle of joy.
Sandy enjoys decorating and is fond of gardening, as the house is filled with palm trees and white roses. Her favorite stores are HomeGoods, Target and Home Depot. With her love of animals, Sandy dedicates some of her time to helping animals in need by feeding the homeless dogs and trying to find their owner when dogs seem lost. She has protested to end animal cruelty and donates money to charities to help animals who have been abused. Sandy is a great listener and always puts family first.
Working as a Clinical Supervisor at a mental health agency, Sandy dedicates her time to helping children, adolescents and their families with mental illness by providing individual and family therapy in the office and out in the field (home, school and in the community). She also supervises and trains newly hired staff and interns. With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, it has always been Sandy’s passion to help people and going to work every day is very rewarding for her. She loves interacing with children every day.
Oscar is the handy man who builds and fixes everything we need in the house. Already he has completed many projects around the house including rebuilding the fireplace, mounting the entertainment center and all of the televisions on the walls.
Oscar is a machinist at a metal gear shop where he makes precision parts for Space X, Boeing, and other government facilities. His main passion is being with his family. Being that his mother was a cancer survivor, he tries his best to keep his family in shape and on track health wise. Another great passion of his is learning to fix everything. When Oscar puts his mind to something he always finds a way. He is creative and hardworking and there is nothing to stop him from getting it accomplished.
Hobbies and interests:
In our spare time, we enjoy hiking with our dog Nala, a beautiful four year old Husky with a sweet personality. Whenever we take her hiking, to the dog park or dog beach, people always comment on how sweet and loving she is, especially with children. In the summertime, we enjoy barbecues at home where Oscar is known for his famous carne asada tacos. We also travel and visit new places such as Costa Rica, Mexico, The Bahamas, Maryland and Las Vegas.
When Oscar won MVP of the year at his employment, he won a free trip to Washington DC and the two of us had an amazing time visiting the Lincoln Memorial, US Capitol and the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Lucky to arrive during the cherry blossom season we enjoyed the beautiful cherry blossom trees. We hope to travel as a family soon and continue family vacations.
For the last couple of years, we have begun a family tradition of hosting holiday events such as Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. People who walk into our home always comment how our home is so welcoming, inviting and cozy. In the kitchen, we enjoy cooking turkey, pozole, tamales and Oscars mom’s famous homemade pasta. We end the night in the dining room by playing long held family loteria (Spanish bingo), where our families unite as one and gather together to converse, eat, play and laugh. On Christmas Eve, our families also enjoy conversing in the living room next to our 9-foot tree that Sandy enjoys decorating each year for the children. The two of us are proud aunt and uncle to six nieces and nephews between the ages of 1 and 7. Both of our parents live less than five minutes from one another. Because family is so important, we make time to visit each other’s parents every week and get together for brunch. Our families are excited that we are adopting and cannot wait to see our family grow.
We are honored that you have taken the time to read our letter and for that we thank you. We’d be happy to answer any questions you make have. If you would like to talk with us and know more about us, please contact us. Thank you for considering us as potential adoptive parents for your baby and we hope to hear from you soon.
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