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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.
Our Family Dream
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
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
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.
Our House and Neighborhood
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
We can’t wait to introduce your child to our extended families.
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
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