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Johnny & Susan

We feel blessed to be on this journey with you! With all our heart, we appreciate the consideration you will make when reading our profile. We have so much love between us and look forward to the opportunity of giving that love to a child. If you choose us to be your child's parents, we will provide a home filled with laughter, compassion, support and love.

About Us

Johnny
Susan
Job
Account Manager
Owner - Sales and Marketing Consulting
Education
Some College - Studied AutoCAD Design
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Family Dream

we Love Exploring New Places!

Our dream is to provide a loving and stable home where this child can live a life true to him or herself and know how much they’re loved and valued. We will commit to this child that we will be a living example of what they should strive for in their adult life. Our dream for this child is to live a life of innocence and exploration knowing every time he or she opens those little eyes we will be there to experience the wonders of that day.

The greatest gift we can give this child is to see how much love we have for each other. Both our parents have been married for more than 30 years and we come from watching that same loving environment between our parents. We know this instilled in us the understanding of how important a strong family unit is as a child.

This child will know their worth and that anything can be accomplished as they grow into adulthood. Living in the present moment, smelling the roses, making mistakes, learning from them and gaining strength from that lesson and knowing at the end of the day it’s going to be OK. Our dream for this child is to live an authentic life and know that they have special gifts within that the world would be blessed to experience. This child will know they make the world a better place.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Malibu Sunset

It’s amazing how you just know when you meet this person will be your partner in life. When we met we both knew instinctively due to the qualities we each possess.

Johnny About Susan: Susan has such a big heart and loves unconditionally. Everyone calls her “Sunshine” because we all feel good around her. She has that ability to light up the room with her smile and calming presence. Everyone she works with says the same thing, that she can make the most tense situation calm and everyone feel that all is well. I really admire her ability to provide unconditional love to others. I don’t think a day has gone by where we didn’t see her beautiful smile and hear her infectious laugh. I love how she lives life to the fullest and appreciates everything and everyone.

Susan About Johnny: Johnny has such a beautiful soul. He loves his family and provides support to anyone when needed. He’s your best friend and guidance who will always provide an inspirational thought to guide you thru life’s challenges. Johnny has the ability to view life’s experiences as a pathway to a greater purpose. His vision and unconditional love for everyone in his life is a priceless quality to have and I know our child will be so blessed to have his love, guidance and support.

Our Family Traditions

Sunday BBQ With Family

One of our family traditions is getting together every Sunday after church at our parent’s house for an afternoon BBQ. All of the extended family comes over including aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, nieces and nephews. It’s a large family gathering of every age group from infants to seniors. Perfectly grilled carne asada is always on the menu while the kids play together in the yard and the adults gather and talk about our week and upcoming plans. It’s a great time to be with family and remind us of the importance of that bond. What is really special about our family is that we have become best friends. The kids are involved in each other’s lives and we plan family trips together. We look forward to our family Sunday as it sets the tone for the week, reminding us the importance of family. The love of a family really is life’s greatest blessing.

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Weekend Drive to Nevada
Weekend Drive to Nevada
Fun With Our Nephew
Fun With Our Nephew
Just Another Beach Day - We Love Living in California!
Just Another Beach Day - We Love Living in California!
Johnny & Jack
Johnny & Jack
Go Yankees!
Go Yankees!
Christmas in New York
Christmas in New York
Exploring the Malibu Canyons with Susan's Parents
Exploring the Malibu Canyons with Susan's Parents
Boating With the Family
Boating With the Family
Weekend in Napa
Weekend in Napa
Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
Taking in the Sights on a Cruise Around the Hawaiian Islands
Taking in the Sights on a Cruise Around the Hawaiian Islands
Visiting Boston - Johnny Loves History
Visiting Boston - Johnny Loves History
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Weekend Drive to Nevada
Weekend Drive to Nevada
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Fun With Our Nephew
Fun With Our Nephew
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Just Another Beach Day - We Love Living in California!
Just Another Beach Day - We Love Living in California!
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Johnny & Jack
Johnny & Jack
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Go Yankees!
Go Yankees!
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Christmas in New York
Christmas in New York
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Exploring the Malibu Canyons with Susan's Parents
Exploring the Malibu Canyons with Susan's Parents
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Boating With the Family
Boating With the Family
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Weekend in Napa
Weekend in Napa
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Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
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Taking in the Sights on a Cruise Around the Hawaiian Islands
Taking in the Sights on a Cruise Around the Hawaiian Islands
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Visiting Boston - Johnny Loves History
Visiting Boston - Johnny Loves History

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in Southern California near the beach. We love our community, it’s a new city that has been built for families. We have an abundance of parks and beaches to visit. Our favorite moment is walking our dog around the harbor in the morning looking at the boats glistening in the ocean. We can’t wait to experience that moment with a child.

We live two hours from the mountains, 1.5 hours from the desert and 15 minutes from the beach. What we love about our home is how we can experience all the wonders of nature in one day! We can drive to the beach and see snowcapped mountains in the horizon. It’s really spectacular! It’s a great place to enjoy the outdoors where you can surf and snowboard in the same day.

Our community is filled with families and it’s very safe and quaint. We have a village market, community swimming pools, cabanas, tennis courts, play grounds and bike parks. We live in a 2 story home that we love to decorate with each holiday season. We really love our community!

Our Extended Families

East Coat Family Pic

We can’t wait to introduce your child to our extended families.

Boating With Our Nephew

Susan is from the East Coast and most of her family resides there however, you wouldn’t think they were with how many times we see each other during the year! Susan’s parents live on the same street as her brother Jon, wife Nancy, sister Lori and her husband Rob and their two boys Aidan and David. We visit with them a few times a year and love those moments. They live on the Maryland Shore with their boats parked behind their homes. We swim, BBQ, boating and spend days filled with laughter. They visit in California a few times including Christmas. We look forward to spend the week blending both our families together.

Johnny’s family lives nearby and is filled with a lot of siblings and cousins! Johnny’s parents live 30 minutes away. His brother, wife and their two boys and his sister, her fiancé and their baby boy also live nearby. You can be sure there will never be an empty date on the calendar with all the birthdays and events we celebrate with his aunts/uncles and cousins. We feel blessed to both come from great families!

From Us to You

Our names are Susan and Johnny and we live in Southern California. We married almost 5 years ago in a beachside wedding in Santa Monica. We will never forget that day, the beautiful sunset, sand between our toes, the tears of joy, love all around us. What we didn’t know on that beautiful day is that almost 5 years later we wouldn’t have children. Just like you, our life path took a detour in an unexpected direction. But what we believe is that even though an unexpected direction happened it doesn’t mean it won’t be any less purposeful and blessed than any other direction in life. We hope you know this too ... You and your child are gifts to this world. You both have life paths ahead of you. Your life’s situation might not be ideal to have a child at this time and that’s OK. The decision you are considering making is the most selfless and loving gift you can give your child.

We understand that this is a very difficult time for you and you must be experiencing a wide range of emotions and will continue to do so during this process and after. We hope that once you make your decision you can find comfort and peace. We would like to be that comfort for you. We know in our hearts that your child will have blessed life in our home. A childhood full of unconditional love, innocence and wonder. A feeling of safety and support thru all of life’s experiences. Your child will know how valued they are and how much love you had to make this decision to provide them with loving parents in the best upbringing possible.

We’re bursting with excitement over becoming parents. It’s a dream come true for us to share our special moments with a child. Our walks around the harbor on the weekends as a family even including our dog Jack- a Jack Russell Terrier. Watching the boats coast along the water, the occasional dolphin flip in and out of the surf and the kids playing in the sand. I don’t think a day has gone by when we didn’t say as we walked around that we can’t wait to share these moments with our child. It’s those simple moments that are the most important in life, spending time together as a family ... these moments are the building blocks for a life filled with a sense of belonging, security, safety and love. These are all the ingredients we will provide for a strong sense of well being into adulthood. Family is very important to us as we have tight bonds with our parents and siblings. We look forward to Sunday dinners with the Ortega family, all the cousins, aunts and uncles and then spending Holidays and summer vacations on the east coast with Susan’s family. Regardless of what the day will hold your child will be loved.

When we realized that fertility was going to be a challenge for us, we both knew in our hearts that adoption was a path we were destined for. At no time did we say, "Is this for us?" We know this is for us and we can’t wait to be blessed with a child and we hope you believe that child would be yours.

We know this is difficult and we make this promise to you to love your child and provide the best life we can and in return we will honor you and provide the updates with pictures and letters about how your child is evolving into a wonderful little person. We want you to be proud and have that sense of peace. We want to be that comfort for you knowing the decision you made was the most loving gift you could give your child.

Thank you for the gift of considering us.

Johnny & Susan

Favorites

Johnny
Susan
Actor
Leonardo Dicaprio
Bradley Cooper
Actress
Sandra Bullock
Kate Hudson
Animal
Dogs
Dogs
Author
Joel Olsteen
Eckart Tolle
Book
Joel Olsteen
The Power of Now
Candy Bar
Hershey Bar
Hershey Bar with Almonds
Cartoon
Tom & Jerry
As a child I loved watching the Jetsons with the flying cars and the imagination of the future
Childhood Memory
Camping with my family
Going on our annual family summer boat trip, spending time together, long days at the beach, bbq and swimming.
Childhood Toy
He Man Toy
Cabbage Patch Kids, I loved those dolls and still have them packed in a box full of warm childhood memories.
Children's Book
Dr. Seuss
Amelia Bedilia
City
New York City
New York
Classic Movie
Bronx Tale
Breakfast At Tiffany's
Color
Blue
Blue
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Moulton Cake
Disney Movie
Toy Story
Cinderella
Dream Car
Tesla
Porsche SUV
Dream Job
Own a restaurant
I'm blessed to be living out my dream of owning my business.
Dream Vacation
To visit Italy
I would love to visit Italy and tour the countryside, the coast and take in the culture.
Family Activity
Family Beach Day
Spending a day at the beach. We live only 15minutes from Laguna Beach but we love to drive down to San Diego and go to Fiesta Island. It's an unspoiled beach where you can drive on it and set up camp for the day. It's on the bay side so it's warm and
Flower / Plant
Plumeria Plant
Wild Rose Bushes
Food
Mexican Food
I Love Seafood!
Form of Exercise
Treadmill
Eliptical and Walking
Fruit
Banana
Banana
Game
Monopoly
Charades
Hobby
Painting
Painting
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas
"Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
Holiday Tradition
Waking up and opening gifts in our pajamas and staying in them all day watching movies
Family Christmas with everyone, wake up in PJ's and open gifts together with the fireplace on followed by watching Christmas Vacation, The Christmas Story and many other classics. Then a big family dinner together!
Ice Cream
Vanilla
Cookie Dough
Junk Food
Chips & Salsa
Nachos
Leisure Activity
Gardening
Walking on the beach
Magazine
GQ Magazine
People
Memory with a Child
When my nephew would spend the night at my house and we would play games and watch movies together.
Taking my nephew/Godson David to the beach, building sand castles and helping him wade in the water navigating the waves. His giggles and excitement for that day live inside of me.
Memory with Spouse
The day we got married
Our wedding day on the beach in Santa Monica
Movie
Home Alone
Pretty Woman...I have watched this movie a dozen times and still love it!
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"You Guys Give Up or You Thirsty For More"- Home Alone
"You Had Me At Hello"- Jerry Maguire
Movie Type
Comedy
Comedy
Musical
Grease
Get on Your Feet. My mother and I went to see it on our annual broadway trip and it was amazing!!
Musical Group
New Edition
Maroon 5
Nursery Rhyme
Three Blind Mice
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Gymnastics
Women's Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Joel Olsteen
Oprah Winfrey
Play
I haven't been to a play, I prefer musicals
West Side Story
Poet
I'm not really into poetry
Edgar Allan Poe
Quality about my Spouse
Her Kindness
He's So Sweet & Loving With Everyone
Quote
Just Do It- Nike
"Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come"
Restaurant
Mastros Steakhouse
Ruth Chris Steakhouse
Sandwich
BLT
Turkey
Scripture
"Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid" John 14:27
Be still and know that I am God- Psalm 46:10
Shopping Store
Nordstroms
TJX/Marshalls/Home Goods...I always find something great!
Song
Dance With My Father- Luther Vandross
Home by Daughtry
Sport to Play
Basketball
Tennis
Sport to Watch
Football
Baseball
Sports Star
Michael Jordan
Derrick Jeter
Sports Team
Dallas Cowboys
NY Yankees
Subject in School
History
Spanish
Superhero
Superman
Robin
Thing to Cook
Mexican Food
Baked Ziti
Time of Day
Morning
I love the early morning! Especially when the sun rises.
Tradition
Walking to the Weekend Farmer's Market with Family
Walking My Dog Around the Harbor to Watch the Sunrise
TV Show
This Is Us
Scandal
TV Show Character
Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Rachel from Friends- Jennifer Anniston
Type of Music
Pop Country
Pop & Country
Vacation Spot
Hawaii
Hawaii
Video Game
Donkey Kong
I love a good Pacman session...and I get very excited when I see an old machine to play!

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