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My husband Frank or Frankie as he is affectionately known, is an amazing hard working loyal husband. He is a great role model and a fun, patient, understanding, and loving, “daddy” to our daughter. He is a Godfather to one of our nieces and one cousin. He is responsible and treats me and others with respect and is well respected in return. He is passionate about his career in law enforcement and enjoys community engagement and helping to keep our city safe. He is dedicated to providing for his family and always makes sure our needs are met. He truly is our family hero and we love him dearly. Our daughter is blessed to have this man as her daddy and I am blessed to be married to him.
My wife Julie or Jules as she is known to friends is an all-around awesome person. I knew when I met her almost 18 years ago, that she would be a wonderful wife, my best friend, and an amazing mother. She is encouraging, kind, thoughtful, respectful, patient, and an amazing role model to our daughter and our nieces and nephews. I can’t forget that she is a big San Francisco Giants fan and loves to go to baseball games. I am definitely a lucky man and love her dearly. She works hard in her professional career, takes amazing care of our family and our home. I love seeing her as a mother and I am excited for our family to grow and to see her nurture and love a new addition and to see our daughter be a big sister.
We decided 3 years after we married to start a family by year 4 when it had not happened yet we decided to find out why and pursued other avenues to conceive. Infertility treatments were unsuccessful and after much heartbreak, we decided being parents was more important than continuing to try via medical intervention and potentially suffering more heartbreak and physical pain. Adoption is not unfamiliar to either of us, so naturally, it was the next choice in our journey to become parents. We reached out to a Christian adoption agency in our local area and started the process. When our daughter was 5 1/2 we decided it was a great time to begin the process to adopt again. It was important for us to be financially ready to adopt and that took a little while to save up before we were fully ready to submit everything needed to begin the journey to adopt. We have a more detailed adoption profile book available through our adoption agency.
In 2006 we had our home built with the dream of raising our family in a quiet, safe, and small gated community. Our daughter attends a wonderful small public school nearby. Our community is filled with kids riding skateboards, bicycles, and going to the community pool in the summer months. We also have a community park that is always a hit with the kids and a place for neighbors to hang out and visit while the kids play. Our community is not only patrolled by local law enforcement but we also have private security. We are fortunate to be just 20-25 minutes from family, friends, and shopping! We enjoy being close to family and visiting as often as we can.
Frank or Frankie as most know him is a wonderful father to our daughter and an amazing, supportive and hardworking husband. Frank enjoys landscaping and remodeling projects in his off-time and is jokingly called the "jack of all trades'' because there isn't anything he can't remodel, repair, build, or work on. Frank is patient and a great role model. He is funny with a silly sense of humor and a big kid at heart at times. His favorite time of year is Halloween. Our house is transformed every year and is a highlight to visit by the neighbors. Julie is a great mommy to our daughter and a hard-working, thoughtful, supportive wife. She is fun and makes the holidays and family time very special. Julie enjoys making crafts and custom tumblers as a hobby for people when time permits. Our daughter is always decked out in custom-made t-shirts.
We met through a friend while Frankie was stationed in the Marine Corps in San Diego. We actually worked at the same place but never knew each other until we were introduced. We were friends for a while before we started dating.
Always put God first. Strive to always do your best in school and find a career you are passionate about. Always be honest, trusting, and show integrity. Be a good person and always say I love you to those you love.
Open adoption is not new to us. When we met our daughter's birthmother and birthfather through our adoption agency, we had an instant connection. We spent the better part of 3 months before our daughter was born getting to know both of them and their extended families. We all became very close and to this day we see each other every year and exchange photos, videos, and phone calls several times a year. This is so important for our daughter to know her adoption story, to know her biological family, and to know she is loved by so many people. We feel it is an important piece of her life and a blessing for all of us to have an open adoption. Our daughter understands adoption because it is something we have talked about since she was a baby and we shared photo books of her birth family so she never feels insecure or questions her life.