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Blake & Vida

We are on our journey to adopt because it is our greatest desire to be parents, and this is the path fate has chosen for us. We balance each other out so well, and the only piece missing to complete our lives is a child. All we want to do is give a child the best life he or she could have; one filled with love, knowledge, adventure, and laughter.

About Us

Blake
Vida
Job
Pilot
Air Force Officer
Education
Master's Degree in Humanities
Master's Degree in Human Relations
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

What it Means to be Parents

We Can't Wait to be Parents!

Being a parent is one of the biggest responsibilities a human can undertake. You are responsible for raising and shaping the heart and mind of another human. For us, this is the most rewarding job you can have.

Many of our friends and family have children, so we have been exposed to the good and the bad. We know it won't always be smiles and playtime. There will be boo-boos and tantrums, sleepless nights and moody teenagers, but they will be far outweighed by the good times.

What we are most excited for are the everlasting bonds and the memories we will make with our child. Our fondest memories involve events with our parents. Blake and his dad going on golf trips. Vida's dad (the ironman) crying at her graduation from the Air Force Officer Training School.

We know there will be good times and bad, but we are 100% ready to accept all that comes with parenthood, and we look forward to the challenge.

Cultural Diversity

We believe cultural diversity is vital to a civilized society. We will explain to our child the importance of not judging someone by the color of his or her skin, but by a person's actions. Also, people fear what they do not know or understand. It is important to us to educate the child. We truly believe knowledge is power, and a well-educated child is more likely to understand cultural diversity.

We are of different races, but met and fell hopelessly in love. We enjoy interacting with each other's families and their different cultures and traditions. We respect our cultural differences and we make each other better people.

Why We Chose Adoption

So in Love

When we met 12 years ago we were both young Air Force officers. We were focused on our careers. As our marriage and relationship has matured, our stance on having children started to sway the other way. A couple years ago we decided we were finally ready, and wanted to take the big step of having a child. Unfortunately, we were unable to conceive.

After much soul searching, we decided there were so many children in this world who needed a good home, and we wanted to provide it. We want to take care of a child, and give him or her a life filled with love, knowledge, and joy. Our most treasured memories are with our parents. We want to be someone's parents and provide those memories.

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Beautiful Gardens in Portland
Beautiful Gardens in Portland
We Had a Blast Hiking with Our Friends' Son
We Had a Blast Hiking with Our Friends' Son
At the Aquarium in Japan
At the Aquarium in Japan
Ready to Run a 10k
Ready to Run a 10k
Visiting UC Santa Cruz
Visiting UC Santa Cruz
Lovely View in Santa Cruz
Lovely View in Santa Cruz
Blake Loves to Golf
Blake Loves to Golf
Visiting Monterey, CA with Friends
Visiting Monterey, CA with Friends
Hitting the Slopes in Colorado
Hitting the Slopes in Colorado
Girls Night
Girls Night
Hiking in Colorado
Hiking in Colorado
Best Friends
Best Friends
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Beautiful Gardens in Portland
Beautiful Gardens in Portland
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We Had a Blast Hiking with Our Friends' Son
We Had a Blast Hiking with Our Friends' Son
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At the Aquarium in Japan
At the Aquarium in Japan
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Ready to Run a 10k
Ready to Run a 10k
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Visiting UC Santa Cruz
Visiting UC Santa Cruz
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Lovely View in Santa Cruz
Lovely View in Santa Cruz
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Blake Loves to Golf
Blake Loves to Golf
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Visiting Monterey, CA with Friends
Visiting Monterey, CA with Friends
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Hitting the Slopes in Colorado
Hitting the Slopes in Colorado
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Girls Night
Girls Night
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Hiking in Colorado
Hiking in Colorado
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Best Friends
Best Friends

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We currently live in Georgia where Vida is stationed at the nearby Air Force base. We live in a very nice suburb with rolling hills with plenty of trees, birds, and even a few deer running around. The neighborhood is small and pretty quiet, but you can always find kids playing outside, riding their bikes or skateboards. We look forward to teaching our child to ride a bike through the neighborhood. Also, there are some peaceful and tranquil trails nearby where we look forward to long walks as a family.

Our house has 3 bedrooms and a bonus room above the garage. We currently use that room as a gym where we work out at least 3-4 times a week. Our favorite part of the house is the family room and kitchen combination. The kitchen is open to the family room and is great for having guests over and keeping an eye on the little ones. The space combines two of the things we love most: cooking good food and watching sports/movies on the big-screen television.

We envision cooking meals together as a family, and settling in on the giant couch after dinner to watch a movie or game. We also have a screened in porch in the back patio, keeping us protected from bugs while we eat breakfast or dinner outside. Our backyard is completely private as it backs up to a small wooded area. Our home is a great place for a child to grow up in and we can’t wait for a child’s laughter to fill the halls.

Our Extended Families

Blake's Family

Blake comes from a somewhat small family. His Mom, Dad, and sister currently live in Chesapeake, VA. We typically visit them at Christmas time because his family really gets into the Christmas/Holiday spirit. Whenever we're around, there's always great food to be had. Normally we'll watch some football games together, play board games, and Blake and his dad will go play a little golf if the weather is nice. We also enjoy going down to the local YMCA together and working up a sweat in the gym. Blake's parents were deliriously happy at the idea of becoming grandparents. They plan to relocate near us to help with raising the child.

Vida's Family

Vida comes from a larger family. She has two brothers, one sister, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Vida grew up with at least 2-5 households full of extended family nearby. Vida's mother now lives with Vida's oldest sister since her father past away in 2010. All Vida's brothers and sisters have 2-3 kids. We typically visit her family at Thanksgiving in California, because they can cook like you wouldn't believe. We usually watch some football, try to keep up with the kids during the day playing outside, and the adults playing cards at night. The family is a light-hearted group of jokesters, and they never forget family is most important.

From Us to You

We have been saving this letter for last. It's a very daunting letter to write, and we know it's even harder for you to sift through all your options and decisions. We have friends and family who have adopted children and who have put their children up for adoption. One of Blake's best friend's was adopted. We say all of the above to let you know we can sympathize with this extremely difficult decision you are going through, and we hope you choose us to raise your child.

First, and foremost, if you choose us, we want you to know we will do everything in our power to care of the life you have created. We make the solemn vow to cherish the life you have created, raise him or her to the absolute best of our abilities, and love him/her to our last dying breath.

We have been together for 12 years, and married for almost 10 years. Blake was 23 and Vida was 28 when we met in the Fall of 2005. Neither of us were looking for our soulmate at the time, but we found each other. We simply clicked and got along very well in the beginning of our relationship. We balance each other out so well. Blake is the passionate, outspoken, gregarious one. Vida, on the other hand, is the quiet, level-headed, patient one. Furthermore, Blake is from a small, nuclear family and grew up in east Virginia while Vida was born in the Philippines and grew up in central California in a large, extended family. We take pride in our family histories and look forward to share them with you and your baby.

We worked hard and focused on our careers when we were younger. We always thought if and when we were ready to have a baby, it would be easy to conceive. We were sadly mistaken; we were unable to conceive. After a lot of soul searching, we realized that there were children in this world who needed a good home, and we could provide it 100%. So, we decided to pursue adoption as our sole course of action in enlarging our family. We are so excited to be on this journey and can’t wait to welcome a child into our home.

We are so looking forward to first steps, first words, first sports, first dates, college visits, and one day watching a little child grow up and get married. We can’t wait for family vacations to destinations around the world, and Saturday peewee sporting events. We envision raising a child like our parents raised us. We had help with homework from mom and dad. Dad picking us up from basketball practice, teaching us how to drive, and teaching us solid values for life. We intend to raise our child with the solid values that sports, education, and (most importantly) family foster.

Thank you for taking time to read and review our profile. We appreciate that you might even consider us for allowing us to take care of your child. We are absolutely on board with sending you letters and pictures as the child grows. It is the least we can do. We owe it to you. You created this life. This life that will complete our family and bring us the most joy we have experienced in our lives. You deserve to know how your child is maturing and growing. We are open to more contact than the traditional "semi-open" adoption. We are also open to the idea of more emails, phone calls, etc. if you so desire.

Sincerely,

Blake & Vida

Favorites

Blake
Vida
Actor
Denzel Washington
Robert DeNiro
Actress
Sigourney Weaver
Meryl Streep
Animal
Bears
Panda
Author
I can't pick just one
Jane Austen
Book
World War Z
Pride and Prejudice
Candy Bar
Reeses
Anything dark chocolate
Cartoon
Road Runner
Family Guy
Childhood Memory
Boating on Smith Mountain Lake
Playing outside in the Philippines
Childhood Toy
Curious George
Skateboard
Children's Book
Curious George
Alice in Wonderland
City
Fort Lauderdale, FL
San Diego
Classic Movie
The Godfather
The Godfather
Color
Blue
Red
Day of Week
Saturday
Sunday
Dessert
Ice Cream
Anything with dark chocolate
Disney Movie
Aladdin
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
Ferrari
BMW M5
Dream Job
Pro Golfer
Squadron Commander
Dream Vacation
Seeing all the Hawaiian islands by boat
Bali or Tahiti
Family Activity
Hiking
Going to the Beach
Flower / Plant
Roses
Orchid
Food
Steak
Filipino Food - pancit
Form of Exercise
Running
P90X
Fruit
Dragon Fruit
Mango
Game
Golf
Football
Hobby
Golf
Reading
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
Holiday Song
Jingle Bells
All I want for Xmas (Mariah Carey version)
Holiday Tradition
Thanksgiving dinner with my in-laws in CA
Thanksgiving dinner
Ice Cream
Cookie dough
Chocolate
Junk Food
Sea salt and pepper potato chips
Chips and salsa
Leisure Activity
Golf
Going to the beach, lounging in the beach, wading at the beach
Magazine
Golf Digest
ESPN The Magazine
Memory with a Child
Hiking with Our Friends & Their 3-Year-Old
Potty Training My Niece
Memory with Spouse
Vacation to Oahu in 2011
Unofficical honeymoon in St. Martin
Movie
The Godfather
Pan's Labyrinth (Spanish movie)
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"Are you not entertained?!"
"Nobody puts baby in a corner."
Movie Type
Action
Independent
Musical
Miss Saigon
Musical Group
Journey
The Eagles
Nursery Rhyme
Isty Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Wrestling
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Robin Olds
My dad
Play
A Street Car Named Desire
Poet
Shakespeare
Toni Morrison
Quality about my Spouse
Her Patience
He is Very Kind
Quote
"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
Restaurant
Mahogoneys
Korea House
Sandwich
French Dip
Caprese (tomato, basil, mozzarella)
Scripture
John 3:16
Shopping Store
Golf Galaxy
Pier One
Song
Don't Stop Believing
Anything by Prince
Sport to Play
Golf
Beach Volleyball
Sport to Watch
Football
Football
Sports Star
Roger Federer
Serena Williams
Sports Team
Dallas Cowboys
Oakland Raiders
Subject in School
Military History
Biology
Superhero
Superman
Superman
Thing to Cook
Steak
Rigatoni with marinara and sausage
Time of Day
Dinner time
Late Afternoon
Tradition
Spening time with family during the holidays
Thanksgiving dinner
TV Show
Breaking Bad
Glee
TV Show Character
Peter Griffin
Daenerys Targaryen
Type of Music
Top 40
Dance
Vacation Spot
Southern California
St. Martin or Keystone, CO
Video Game
Super Mario

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