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Paolo & Candice

Thank you for considering us as parents for your child. We believe nothing is more important than the love of family. We would be truly humbled and blessed to adopt your child. We can think of no greater joy than providing all the love, care, and support a child could ever need. We are excited at the chance to create a lifetime's worth of happy memories and hope that you join us on this journey.

About Us

Paolo
Candice
Job
Federal Investigator
Retirement Plan Administrator
Education
Master's Degree in Accounting
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Cultural Heritage

After Easter Brunch

We are both Filipino. As Filipinos, we come from a culture that is a mixture of Spanish, American, and Asian influences. These influences can be seen in our faith, families, and food. Spain, in particular, plays a large role in Filipino culture because the Philippines was a Spanish colony for almost 400 years. Spain’s influence can be seen in our language, as we use many Spanish words; in our food, as we have adaptations of many Spanish dishes; and in religion, as 80% of the Philippines is Roman Catholic.

Family holds a very important place in Filipino culture. It is safe to say that family is everything! As a family, we support each other through thick and thin; and show love during happy times and also sad times.

As adoptive parents, we look forward to sharing our culture with your child while also respecting the child's birth culture. We would be very excited to have a multi-cultural and diverse family!

Qualities We Admire in Each Other

With Our Pup, Rocky

Candice admires Paolo for how caring he is. Candice noticed this quality just a few months into their relationship when she got sick and had to go to the emergency room. When Paolo learned that Candice was in the hospital, he left work right away to be by her side. Paolo provided Candice with company and support through a very scary situation. Paolo even cried when he learned Candice was going to be OK! That’s the moment Candice knew how truly caring Paolo is. Even after 6 years of marriage, Candice still sees this in their daily lives - when Paolo makes Candice breakfast in the morning, when Paolo plays with his baby niece, or when Paolo helps out Candice’s parents with things around their house. Paolo will make a wonderful father and Candice looks forward to raising a child with him.

Paolo loves Candice’s kindness and generosity. Candice believes in treating others as you would yourself and in giving others the benefit of the doubt. Paolo remembers when Candice donated several days of paid-time-off to a coworker who got sick. Candice didn’t know the coworker very well but she donated the hours anyway. That act of kindness inspired Paolo to do the same for a coworker of his that also got sick. When Paolo looks at Candice, he sees a person who will be a warm and loving mother. Paolo feels truly blessed to be married to Candice and is hopeful to one day raise a child with her.

Why We Chose Adoption

We’ve known for a while that there was a possibility that we would not be able to have biological children. When Candice was in high school, she was diagnosed with an overactive immune system which requires her to take certain medications to keep her immune system calm. Unfortunately, the medications have dangerous side effects on an unborn baby. Not wanting to risk the health of the baby or Candice, we explored in-vitro fertilization (IVF) with a surrogate, but the doctors did not know for certain whether Candice’s medications would have dangerous side-effects on a baby conceived through IVF. After about two months of reflection, we decided that adoption was the best way to expand our family. Through adoption, we’ll be able to share our love and create a lifetime’s worth of memories with a child. To be blessed with a child through adoption would be a dream come true for us.

Photos

Skiing in Tahoe
Skiing in Tahoe
At the Pool With Our Nephew
At the Pool With Our Nephew
Candice Tubing in Hawaii
Candice Tubing in Hawaii
Glamping
Glamping
A Day at Disneyland
A Day at Disneyland
Babysitting Our Niece
Babysitting Our Niece
Paolo Playing Basketball
Paolo Playing Basketball
Date Night in Maui
Date Night in Maui
Hagrid's Wild Ride at Universal Studios
Hagrid's Wild Ride at Universal Studios
Checking Out the Tide Pools
Checking Out the Tide Pools
Summer BBQ With Family
Summer BBQ With Family
Enjoying the Outdoors
Enjoying the Outdoors
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Skiing in Tahoe
Skiing in Tahoe
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At the Pool With Our Nephew
At the Pool With Our Nephew
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Candice Tubing in Hawaii
Candice Tubing in Hawaii
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Glamping
Glamping
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A Day at Disneyland
A Day at Disneyland
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Babysitting Our Niece
Babysitting Our Niece
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Paolo Playing Basketball
Paolo Playing Basketball
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Date Night in Maui
Date Night in Maui
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Hagrid's Wild Ride at Universal Studios
Hagrid's Wild Ride at Universal Studios
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Checking Out the Tide Pools
Checking Out the Tide Pools
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Summer BBQ With Family
Summer BBQ With Family
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Enjoying the Outdoors
Enjoying the Outdoors

Our House and Neighborhood

Inside Our Home

We own a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in Northern California. We intend to rent out the condo and purchase a house soon after the adoption.

Our home is right next to a charming golf course. In sunny weather, we like watching golfers play from our balcony. Our condo complex is well maintained and surrounded by trees and pretty flowers. We have a private pool, gym, tennis court and lounge.

There are many families with young children living in our community. We can hear the kids laughing and playing when we work from home. Within walking distance from our home is our church and a large park where people can go for a stroll, have a picnic, skate or play soccer. The park also has a children’s playground, flower garden, dog park, and equestrian center. The park is connected to a nice trail that we like to hike or ride our bikes through in the morning. About a ten-minute drive from our home is downtown where there are a lot of nice restaurants and outdoor shopping.

Our city is very diverse and supportive of families. Every year there is a festival with games and rides at the park. There is also a performing arts center downtown where families can watch live performances. In the summer, families can watch movies outdoors at the park. In the winter, families can ice skate at the outdoor ice skating rink downtown. Our city also has several good public and private schools.

Our Extended Families

Candice's Family

Family has always been very important to us. We both come from tight-knit families and we visit each other regularly. Candice comes from a family of four: her mom (Mimmy), dad (Diddy), and younger sister (Little). Paolo comes from a family of seven: his mom, dad, three brothers and sister. Paolo is the oldest among his siblings and is 18 years apart from the youngest!

Our families were very excited when we told them about our adoption plan. Our parents are already planning the babysitting schedule!

Paolo's Family

We’re very lucky that both of our families live only a short drive away. This makes it easy for us to get together and hang out. As a family, we like having barbecues, watching sporting events, celebrating holidays, and going on vacations together. On a recent trip, we went to Florida and spent four days at Universal Studios! Other places we’ve traveled to as a family are: the Bahamas, New York City, Dallas, New Orleans, Lake Tahoe, Disneyland, and Hawaii. On these family trips, we like to go snorkeling, rafting, visiting museums, sight-seeing, and trying the local cuisine. The entire family is excited to have your child join us in our family activities!

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to consider us. We realize that a difficult decision for you lies ahead as you consider adoption for your child. We hope that after learning a little bit more about us, you feel confident that we can provide a safe, stable, happy, and loving home for your child.

Our desire to become parents comes from our childhood, where we were shown unconditional love by our parents. As adults, we now wish to share this same love with a child and create lifelong memories.

When we learned that conceiving a biological child was not in our future, we must admit, we were very sad. Moving on was difficult and painful. It took a lot of prayer and reflection to understand that God simply had a different plan for us. Once we accepted this truth and started looking into adoption, the more excited and hopeful we became because we have so much love to share!

We have had many wonderful experiences during our 6 years of marriage. Now we long to expand our family and share these experiences with a child. Both of our families are tight knit and remain involved in our lives. They are very excited that we have decided to adopt and look forward to having another child enjoy the many activities we did together as a family like camping, traveling, sports, and music.

Growing up, the foundation of our families was our Christian faith and our love for each other. This is the foundation we commit to as future parents. On top of this foundation, we commit to establishing the values of integrity, respect for others, and a strong work ethic. Our parents worked very hard to ensure we developed our strengths and achieved our full potential. As future parents, we commit to doing the same by encouraging and being present in all of the child’s interests and endeavors.

Our hope and dream for a future child is that they grow into a kind-hearted, confident, and intelligent person capable of succeeding in each and every endeavor. Whether they wish to be a doctor, artist, singer, or even President of the United States, we feel that our job is to ensure the child has everything they need physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.

If you entrust your child to us, they will know and feel that they have been loved from day one. But not just by us. The child will know that you, their birth mother, loved them and will always love them. As the child grows, we will share with you your child’s growth through email updates, letters, pictures, and videos. If you are open to it, we can arrange for visits when the time comes. We want your child to know you and about your courageous decision.

Thank you again for taking the time to consider us. We have been looking to grow our family for some time. Adopting your child will be a dream come true for us. We know in our hearts that we can provide all the love, care, and devotion a child or parent could ask for. Please know that you are in our prayers as you go through your decision.

Sincerely,

Paolo & Candice

Favorites

Paolo
Candice
Actor
Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Actress
Natalie Portman
Anne Hathaway
Animal
Dog (French Bulldog)
French bulldog
Author
JK Rowling
J.K. Rowling
Book
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Candy Bar
Twix
Kitkat
Cartoon
The Simpsons
Ducktales
Childhood Memory
First family trip to Universal Studios Hollywood.
Riding my first roller coaster with my dad.
Childhood Toy
Ninja Turtles (Raphael)
Cabbage Patch Doll named Judy Jacklyn
Children's Book
Berenstain Bears
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
City
Manhattan
Monterey, CA
Classic Movie
Star Wars: A New Hope
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Color
Green
Blue
Day of Week
Friday
Friday
Dessert
Ice Cream
Funfetti cake
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Frozen
Dream Car
Range Rover
Porsche
Dream Job
Comic Book Writer
Astronaut
Dream Vacation
Italy
Greece
Family Activity
Barbecue
Driving to Lake Tahoe to play in the snow
Flower / Plant
Sunflower
Orchid
Food
Pizza
French Fries
Form of Exercise
Jogging and hiking
Hiking/walking
Fruit
Strawberries
Strawberry
Game
Football
Taboo
Hobby
Golf
Jigsaw puzzles
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
O Holy Night (by Josh Groban)
All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey
Holiday Tradition
Singing 12 Days of Christmas on Christmas Eve with family
Opening presents from Santa on Christmas morning
Ice Cream
Pistachio Almond
Cookies and Cream
Junk Food
McDonald's
Chips
Leisure Activity
Going to the movies
Just Dance for Xbox
Magazine
Golf Digest
Elle
Memory with a Child
Fist time I held my newborn niece
My nephew dancing around while I played the piano keyboard
Memory with Spouse
Getting lost in Central Park, NY
Walking through Time Square
Movie
Fellowship of the Ring
Pitch Perfect
Movie Munchie
Buncha Crunch
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"May the Force be with you."
"Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!" from Independence Day
Movie Type
Summer Blockbuster
Action
Musical
Jersey Boys
Hamilton
Musical Group
Incubus
NSYNC
Nursery Rhyme
Winken, Blinken, and Nod
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
USA Basketball
Figure Skating
Personal Hero
My mom
Dad
Play
Othello
Much Ado About Nothing
Poet
Shel Silverstein
Shel Sylverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Kind and Generous
Caring
Quote
Do unto others as you would have done unto you
Play as it lies.
Restaurant
Texas Roadhouse
Benihana
Sandwich
Philly Cheesesteak
Roast Beef
Scripture
James 2:14 "What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has not works?"
Psalm 23:1-4 The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. In green pastures you let me graze; to safe waters you lead me; you restore my strength. You guide me along the right path for the sake of your name. Even when I walk through a dark valley, I
Shopping Store
The Golfmart
Target
Song
Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli
Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader
Sport to Play
Golf
Tennis
Sport to Watch
Football
Basketball
Sports Star
Steph Curry
Stephen Curry
Sports Team
San Francisco 49ers
San Jose Sharks
Subject in School
History
History
Superhero
Superman
Black Widow
Thing to Cook
Arroz Caldo (Filipino dish)
Spaghetti
Time of Day
Morning
Nighttime
Tradition
Barbecue for NFL Week 1
Family gatherings/eating big meals
TV Show
Big Bang Theory
The Amazing Race
TV Show Character
Michael Scott from The Office
Jack Bauer from 24
Type of Music
Everything
All
Vacation Spot
Hawaii
Maui
Video Game
NFL John Madden
Super Mario Brothers 3

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