BC: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.
FC: Frank & Julie
1: Dear Friends, As you begin the journey of finding just the right family for your child we pray that God will provide you with the answers you are searching for. We have so much admiration for your strength, selflessness and courage. The love you have for your child is forever. We will continue to pray for you and your family during this time. We hope you will turn to God during this time as He will be guiding all of us through this journey. We look forward to building a relationship with our child's birth-parents and their families. We feel it's important to build a strong trusting relationship with you and a bond that will last forever. We are excited to begin our family. We have a lot of love to offer a little bundle of joy and are looking forward to the laughter and pitter-patter of little feet in our home. Our entire family is beyond excited and ready to welcome you and your family into ours. We hope this profile provides you a glimpse into who we are. Our friends and family are praying for you also and we look forward to meeting and getting to know you. " Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans." Proverbs 16:3
2: Age 35 Caucasian Christian Faith 5'1"/117 lbs/Brown Hair/Brown Eyes Occupation: Police Clerk II Education: College Courses/Certificates | A LITTLE ABOUT JULIE | Some of my interests are traveling, scrapbooks, spending time with my husband, family, & friends, going to baseball games, concerts, wakeboarding, riding quads, and spending time in our beautiful home. I'm an Auntie to 9 gorgeous nieces and 3 amazing nephews. I have 1 older brother and a large extended family. I am a mommy to 3 fur-babies Jaeda, Justice and K9 Fritz | A fun fact about me! I'm a hugger, and have a goofy silly side! | About my husband: Frank or Frankie as he is known to most everyone is an amazing hard working loyal husband. He is a godfather to two of our nieces and one cousin and they love him. He is a great role mode! He is a great uncle and will be an amazing loving father to our children. He is responsible, treats myself and others with respect and is well respected at work by his co-workers. His family is very important to him. He is patient and understanding and I am blessed to be married to my best friend and such a wonderful man, I love him very much!
3: A LITTLE ABOUT FRANK | Age 35 Caucasian/Portuguese Christian Faith 5'6"/160 lbs/Brown Hair/Hazel Eyes Occupation: Police Officer/K9 Officer Education: B.A. in Criminal Justice | Some of my interests are spending time with my wife, family and friends, home improvements, traveling, riding quads, sports. animals, and work, Prior to becoming a police officer, I was in the United States Marine Corps. I am a middle child and have one older and one younger sister. I am a godfather to one cousin and two nieces. | About my wife: Julie, "Jules", as she is known to friends, and "Babez", as she is known to me, is an awesome all-around person. I knew when I met her, 9 years ago, she would be a wonderful wife, best of friends and an amazing mother. She is encouraging, kind, thoughtful, respectful and just an amazing role model. I can't forget to mention that she loves to go to sports games and is my lil baseball S.F. Giants fanatic. I am definitely a lucky man and love her dearly! | A fun fact about me! I enjoy laughing and being silly!
4: Live well, laugh often, love much | Home/Community: In 2006, we purchased our home where we wanted to raise our family. We chose a smaller town that had a gated residential community, great schools, a neighborhood filled with kids, a community pool, several parks and a family fun atmosphere. A typical day in our community is filled with kids riding bicycles/skateboards, families walking their pets, people jogging, people barbecuing, swimming and playing in the parks. Our community is patrolled not only by our local law enforcement agency but also by private security. We are fortunate to live only 20 minutes from work. | Reasons we're adopting: We have always been excited to start the next stage of our lives and raise a family. We discussed adoption plans early within our marriage and made it known to each other that children were a definite in our future family planning. After several unsuccessful years of trying to have a child as well as several unsuccessful infertility treatments, we realized that God's plan for us was to pursue adoption all along. We are extremely excited to be given the opportunity to provide our unconditional love for a child and raise a family. | Finances: Our finances are secure. We are blessed to both have secure employment. Frankie has been a police officer for over 10 years and Julie has been a Police Clerk in law enforcement for 11 years. Over the course of our relationship, we have planned for future goals to include being financially responsible to raise a family. We know the importance of saving for the unexpected occurrences that seem to happen to all of us. We also make sure to spend within our means and set finances aside for the family fun days. | Childcare Plans: Our work and financial security will allow us to take as much time off as needed. Our 4 days on and 4 days off work schedule is unique and can be arranged to allow at least one of us to be home each day to care for our son or daughter. Our parents and some of our extended family also live about 15 minutes away and will likely be babysitting if/when then need arises. The grandparents are always looking forward to spoiling the grandchildren. | Our thoughts on Open Adoption: We are very excited to open our hearts and lives to having an open relationship with you. We are flexible with decisions made in regards to visits, exchanging letters, pictures, and phone calls. You and your family will be welcomed into our family. We look forward to meeting and getting to know you. | Our faith: | Our Christian faith is important to us. As we continue to educate ourselves about God's word we look forward to raising our children with strong Christian values. We attend regular church services and look forward to the day when our children will be active in church with us. Our church has an exceptional youth to adult ministry.
6: ____________________________________________________________ | Frank's Family | Frank's family consists of his mother, Lena, and father, Frank Sr. Frank has two sisters, his older sister, Christine, is married to her husband, Frank, and have 3 daughters and his younger sister, Denise, is married to her husband, Mike, and they have 2 daughters. Frank's parents are a wonderful example of what a life time of love looks like. They love their grandchildren and enjoy spending a lot of time with them. They set a great example of how to be great parents while keeping God #1 and their marriage strong! We enjoy spending time with them. Frank also has a large extended family who are a lot of fun to visit with. There seems to always be a family get together due to birthdays and the holidays.. | Christmas at our house | Frank's parents | Being silly with the family | Frank and Julie with their Goddaughter Gabrielle | Julie made blankets for our nieces for Christmas
7: Julie's Family | Julie's family consists of her Mother Charlene. and an older brother Jason who is married with 7 children. Julie also has a large extended family that we are close with. They are very excited for us to adopt and are also very supportive. Adoption is already familiar to Julie's family and like Frank's family they would love our children unconditionally. | Julie's niece Morgan | Being Silly with cousin Miley | Brother with nephew Chase | My mom | With my mom, aunts, and cousins | With brother Jason, nephew Justin, niece Morgan | Brother Jason, wife Jessica, and Chase
8: We met in 2004 through a mutual friend while Frank was stationed in southern California serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Shortly after he returned home from active duty we began spending time together and began dating. It didn't take long to realize that we had become inseparable. We dated for 4 years building an amazing friendship and strong relationship, as we continued moving forward into our careers and saving to build our first home. In 2006, we purchased our home and the building of it started shortly after.. We were excited to moved in on Valentines Day 2007. Though we knew we would spend our lives together we continued moving forward with new goals in sight. On Christmas Day, 2007, Frank proposed and Julie said, "Yes." In 2008, we married and will be celebrating yet another wedding anniversary in the coming months. We have had 8 great years and continue to build a strong foundation in our relationship with God and each other. We continue to set goals for our future while we focus on starting our family. We strive to be awesome parents and role models. We can't wait to start this new chapter with a son or daughter and have the opportunity to be a mom and dad. We feel blessed to have discussed adoption early on in our relationship prior to knowing God's plan, as if it was some way God was preparing us for this journey. Family, friends, co-workers and people we had never met began praying for us and providing amazing support! Adoption is not unfamiliar to us as Julie's cousin was adopted from Alaska as an infant and has been a blessing in our family for 21 years and counting! We have several friends who have also adopted children and they have been a great source of support to us. We look forward to this new exciting chapter in our lives. Frank & Julie | OUR STORY.....
9: Our Fur-Babies | FRITZ | JUSTICE | JAEDA | Are Part Of The Family Too! | K9 | Mr. | Miss | "Pets are our close companions because they provide love, comfort, safety. warmth. happiness, levity, wonder, laughter, and friendship. Pets teach us to have patience with life and to enjoy the simple things."
10: FAMILIES ARE FOREVER | Our goddaughter's 5th birthday | goddaughter Gabi | cousins Barrett & Miley | Gabi & Elena | Mike, Denise, Alexa, & Hadley | Christine, Lucy, Elena, & Gabi | Julie's cousins Megan & Courtney with nephew Justin | Nephew Chase | Frankie & Julie with our nieces | cousins | Our niece's baptism
12: Adventures &Favorite places | Maui, Hawaii | Disneyland | Lake Tahoe, | San Francisco Giants Game
13: It's the moments I spend with you that build the memories which last a lifetime. -M Gutierrez