Vladimir & Katie

Dear Expecting Mother,

Your selfless act is the most wonderful gift our family could wish for. We have
always discussed adoption in our life plan and we promise to raise this child in a
warm, nurturing and loving environment with lots of laughter and joy. This child
will have a wonderful family with supportive parents and extended family that
will provide a solid foundation for their growth as a good human being.

About Vladimir & Katie

We met in 1998 at a friend’s birthday party at Vladimir’s parents’ house and immediately became great friends. We spent time together buying records, going to Venice Beach and going dancing. We have been together since 2000 and it’s been wonderful! We got married in 2006 in Palm Springs, California at The Tennis Club in an intimate setting with family and our closest friends. It was beautiful! We feel that our friendship created a solid foundation for our marriage. We truly enjoy spending time together, balance each other out, laugh together A LOT but have also cried ourselves to sleep. Our lives are nearly perfect and we can’t wait to open our hearts and home to another soul! We have so much love to give!!

About Katie :
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Education: Bachelor’s
of Science in Business
Occupation: Nursing Home
Assistant Administrator

I was raised in the Lake Arrowhead Mountains by my
amazing parents. My parents don’t live nearby like
Vladimir’s parents but we are very close and talk on
the phone frequently. I see them as much as I can.
I have one brother, a step brother and a step sister.
We celebrate holidays together and do our best to see
eachother often. I have extended family in Tennessee,
Australia and Belgium. I love working with the elderly
population and am grateful to work close to home.

About Vladimir:
Ethnicity: Bulgarian
Education: Bachelor’s
of Science in Business
Information Systems
Occupation: Technical

I was raised in Bulgaria for half my life and moved
to the U.S. in 1991 with my father, mother and older
brother. My parents live about a mile from Katie
and me. My brother, his wife and three beautiful
daughters live about forty minutes from us. We are
all extremely close and spend a lot of time together.
My extended family all live in Bulgaria. We have
been back to visit many times and hope to continue
in the future.

Our Home :

Vladimir and I live together with our two loving Rat Terriers,
Toby & Timo in a warm and welcoming three bedroom house
in Long Beach, California. We have been in the house for five
years and have done a lot of renovations. Most of our furniture
has been hand made by Vladimir! We have two family rooms,
a music room, two bathrooms and a bright and spacious
spare bedroom perfect for sleeping and playtime.
We have a lovely outside patio with a cozy backyard lined
with lilies, roses and a lemon tree. Our yard backs up to a small
school and church that has a fundraising carnival every year.
Our street has beautiful, large shady trees and a small park
around the corner called Birdcage Park surrounded
by beautiful Jacaranda trees!
Long Beach has one of the best and biggest park and
recreation systems in the U.S. and we plan to take full
advantage of what our city has to offer. Walking through
Heartwell Park in the evenings and on the weekends, dog parks,
music in the park and movies on the beach during the summer.
There is a large boat that is considered public transportation
that we often take to the Aquarium. It is so much fun!
Love Makes a Family

What We Do For Fun:

Katie and I enjoy spending time outdoors. We love a good hike, long walks
with Toby and Timo at the beach, gardening, camping, and bike riding…
everywhere. We love a good puzzle and a game of dominoes. We also
have fun spend time with family whether it is at the park or on a boat in
Big Bear. We love the holiday traditions, cooking, baking and spending
time with family, friends and their children. Vladimir is a DJ, makes
music and furniture out of reclaimed wood. Katie likes to make air plants
terrariums, is learning Spanish and loves a manicure and pedicure.


Our Values and Thoughts on Parenting :

We were both raised by honest, hard working parents that taught us the values of respect and patience.
Positive reinforcement was a staple in our childhoods and we plan use that as the foundation of raising a
child. We plan to be very open with our child’s story and answer all questions honestly to paint a positive
association with how our family was formed. We believe in a good education, being social and involved in
activities and we hope to encourage independence all while providing a loving and joyful home.
We plan to raise our child with a bilingual approach in mind. Vladimir and his parents speak Bulgarian
fluently and frequently. In addition to that, we live in a school district that has a”Dual Immersion”
program with English and Spanish. All classes are taught in both languages from Kindergarten through
fifth grade. We hope that our child will be have a broad understanding of cultures while growing up.

To learn more about a family,
Call Vista Del Mar

(310) 836-1223 ext 281