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David & Paula

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We are ready and excited to have a child to raise in a loving home. We have so much love to share for this child, and we know we will do our best to be loving parents. To be chosen as your child's parents would be the best thing that has ever happened to us. We look forward to the life long journey ahead.

About Us

Accounting Director
Master's Degree in Accounting
Law Degree
Legally Married

Our Promise to You

We Can't Wait to Share Our Adventures With a Child!

Our promise to you is to raise a happy, healthy, and kind child. We believe in providing our child with the resources needed to ensure that they will have a successful future. We promise to support our child with any activities they choose to partake in whether it be music, sports, art, or anything that draws their interests. We promise to share our love of exploring new places and cultures with our child. We promise to provide a happy childhood that is filled with special memories with family. We want our child to look back and say they had a great childhood.

We also promise to teach our child right from wrong. We will teach our child to be respectful and considerate of others. We promise to share what we learned in life with our child to not only help them succeed in life but to be a good person. We promise to be loving parents.

We promise to document the development and growth of our child and share it with the birth mother and will send letters and photos to the birth parents. We are open to emails and text messages as a way of communication.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Enjoying the Sunset

Paula About David: David is truly my best friend in life. He is a wonderful husband and partner. David has a big heart, and is very generous with his time with his family and friends. David is also very fun-loving and he likes to have a good time. He also enjoys making people laugh with his humor and practical jokes. David has always been very supportive in my education and career. I have no doubt in my mind David would make a fun-loving, supportive, and wonderful father.

David About Paula: Paula is an amazing person. She encourages me to be the best version of myself. She is strong, intelligent, and determined. One of Paula's best qualities is encouraging people when they need it the most, and helping them see the beauty and power they possess inside. I think she would be a great role model for any young child. I also think she is very beautiful. There is no other person I would want to be with for my life journey, and I look forward to watching her become a wonderful mother.

Our Pets

David & Poppy

Our dogs are one of the most important parts of our family. We have 2 dogs, and most people would say we spoil our dogs. Clinton is a very loyal 16-year-old harrier hound whose nose gets him into trouble. The baby of the family is Poppy who is an 11-month-old mini goldendoodle who knows she can get away with anything. Our pets accompany us on family vacations. We take our dogs on hiking adventures on the weekend. Our mini goldendoodle loves to go to the dog beaches on the weekends. Our pets are incorporated in every part of our daily lives. Most importantly, they give us unconditional love and joy. Poppy will be a great companion for our child as they grow up together because she is a very fun and loving dog. We also have celebrated our dogs birthdays with homemade doggie cakes that Paula bakes at home. Paula also makes them homemade biscuits and doggie popsicles.


Exploring Bali
Exploring Bali
Paula & Clinton
Paula & Clinton
Paula in Japan
Paula in Japan
Fun With Our Nephew
Fun With Our Nephew
A Night Out Together
A Night Out Together
A Day on the Slopes
A Day on the Slopes
At Mt. Laguna
At Mt. Laguna
Paula & Our Niece
Paula & Our Niece
All Smiles With Our Nephew
All Smiles With Our Nephew
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Exploring Bali
Exploring Bali
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Paula & Clinton
Paula & Clinton
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Paula in Japan
Paula in Japan
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Fun With Our Nephew
Fun With Our Nephew
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A Night Out Together
A Night Out Together
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A Day on the Slopes
A Day on the Slopes
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At Mt. Laguna
At Mt. Laguna
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Paula & Our Niece
Paula & Our Niece
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All Smiles With Our Nephew
All Smiles With Our Nephew

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in San Diego, California and have access to beautiful weather year-round.

Our home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 sunroom, and a large backyard that sits on a hilltop overlooking other homes and Mission Valley. We share our home with 2 loving spoiled dogs.

In Our Garden

We live in a quiet and peaceful community with several large parks nearby. There are plenty of play areas and open grassy areas for children. We live within 15 minutes to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, numerous museums, SeaWorld, and beautiful beaches.

There are a lot of children in our community. The new city park is always filled with kids playing on the playground. Every weekend the park is filled with families celebrating children's birthdays. Any outdoor sport a child can participate in is available in San Diego as there is a great diversity of things to do here. There is a new elementary school opening in Fall of 2022 that is 5 minutes from our home.

Our Extended Families

David's Family

We both have relatively small families. David has two sisters who are both married with children and live locally in San Diego. Our nieces and nephews range in age from 19 years old to 16 months. David's parents live within 5 minutes from our home.

Paula's Family

Paula has a brother who is married with a 16-month-old baby. Paula's brother and parents all live in Phoenix, AZ. We travel to Arizona at least once or twice a year to visit Paula's family, and they also visit us in San Diego.

We typically spend Thanksgiving with Paula's family and celebrate Christmas with David's family. We have a yearly family White Elephant gift exchange, and usually select a new board game to play with the family on Christmas. David's family cooks traditional Vietnamese foods, so we are able to enjoy this cuisine throughout the year.

From Us to You

We want to thank you for taking the time to read our letter and look through our profile. We have been married for 17 years and have a very loving and supportive relationship. We hope to share the love that we have for each and pour it into raising a child.

Our family is unique in that it is a blend of different cultures. David was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States when he was 2 years old. David's family maintains their culture through food, traditions, and language. Paula is multicultural and is Korean, Mexican, and Irish. We have a unique mix of celebrating the Vietnamese, Mexican, and Korean cultures through food and traditions. We plan to share our cultures with a child and also look forward to incorporating the culture of our future child into our family.

We met in college while Paula was pursuing her undergraduate degree and David was pursuing his master's degree. We were invited to a game night at a friend's house. We were playing Trivial Pursuit and teamed up in pairs. We were not on the same team, but David could tell Paula really wanted to win. We do not remember who won, but it wasn't Paula's team. Paula left quite the impression on David. Later that December, a group of us decided to go to Disneyland. David was the driver and Paula volunteered to ride in front and keep him company. We talked the entire way there and back. We really got to know each other. David keeps a picture of us from that trip on his work desk. It was magic from that point on ... we have been together ever since.

We looked into adoption over 5 years ago in Arizona, but then we moved to San Diego, and we had an opportunity to be closer to our nieces and nephews. We have been able to see them grow up and be a part of their lives. We have chosen adoption because deep down in our hearts we had a sense that it would be our journey in life. In a way, we think adoption has chosen us too since we are unable to naturally have children without significant medical intervention. We have been on our current adoption journey for a little over 2 years now, and we are ready to become loving and caring parents to a child.

We have a strong belief in education and will instill the values of hard work, persistence, and doing your best in a child. We would like to travel to different parts of the world to expand on our child's education outside of the classroom. We will set up a college fund when the child is born and contribute to it annually. We also believe that real world experience is a critical part of education, so we will embrace giving back to the community through volunteering or other community activities.

We would love to share letters, emails, photos and texts with you, if that is something you would like.


David & Paula


Denzel Washington
Leonardo DiCaprio
Charlize Theron
Emma Stone/Awkafina
Stephen King
Celeste Ng
Harry Potter Series
Little Fires Everywhere
Candy Bar
Kit Kat
Childhood Memory
Fishing on Dad's boat
Fishing at a lake
Childhood Toy
Business Barbie
Children's Book
Any Dr Seuss
Babysitter's Club
San Diego
Classic Movie
The Godfather
Wizard of Oz
Day of Week
Creme Brulee
Disney Movie
Dream Car
An Electric Truck
Dream Job
Stay-at-Home Dad
Dream Vacation
Deserted Island
African Safari
Family Activity
Dinner together
Board Games
Flower / Plant
Stargazer Lily
Pho Beef Noodle Soup
Form of Exercise
Trival Pursuit
Lunar New Year
Holiday Song
Jingle Bells
All I want for Christmas
Holiday Tradition
Dressing in matching clothes
Afternoon Tea
Ice Cream
Rainbow Sherbert
Junk Food
Leisure Activity
Sports Illustrated
San Diego Magazine
Memory with a Child
Pokemon Hunting with niece and nephews
Easter Egg Hunts
Memory with Spouse
First Trip to Disneyland
Remember the Titans
Wizard of Oz
Movie Munchie
Nachos with Jalapenos
Movie Quote
You can't handle the truth - A Few Good Men
There's no place like home. -Wizard of Oz
Movie Type
Boyz II Men
Musical Group
The Book of Mormon
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
This Little Piggy
Olympic Event
Track and Field
Personal Hero
Phantom of the Opera
Edgar Allen Poe
Amanda Gorman
Quality about my Spouse
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Wayne Gretzky
I'm not going to miss my shot. -Hamilton
Little Miss BBQ
French Dip
Grilled Cheese
Shopping Store
Trader Joe's
See You Again
Over the Rainbow
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Kobe Bryant
Naomi Osaka
Sports Team
LA Lakers
Arizona Cardinals
Subject in School
Social Studies
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Anything on the grill
Braised Short Rib
Time of Day
Early morning before sunrise
Hike to a mountain top on birthday
Annual Family Vacation
TV Show
The Big Bang Theory
Grey's Anatomy
TV Show Character
Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory
Christina Yang
Type of Music
Vacation Spot
Any beach destination
Video Game
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros

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