System Operator / Homemaker
Pacific Islander / Asian
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and for considering your options. We can’t imagine what you are going through, but we want you to know that we support whatever decision that you choose is best for you and your sweet baby. We are just thankful that we have this opportunity to share with you a little bit about who we are.
We were both born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. We met at a mutual college job back in 2006, and have been in love ever since. We officially tied the knot in March of 2017, and have now been happily together for 17 years.
Over the past 17 years, we have both grown so much individually and as a couple. We have endured many challenges that life has thrown our way, but we have always managed to get through life’s ups and downs together. We are proud to say that we were able to maintain a healthy long-distance relationship for two years while Isaac completed college, supported one another through the loss of a parent and other close loved ones, bought a home in Hawaii, stood by each other during a very high risk and complicated pregnancy, welcomed our amazing miracle son into this world, navigated our infertility struggles together, and decided as a family to pursue our adoption journey.
Through all the peaks and valleys of life, we stood by one another and always came out stronger. Although our personalities may be complete opposites, we believe that is what makes our marriage work. They say opposites attract, and that has been true for us.
Isaac would most likely be described as a quiet, laid back, loyal, easy going, go with the flow, adventurous kind of guy. Whereas Ashley would typically be described as talkative, social, empathic, creative, organized, planner, type A personality.
Despite our differences in character, when it comes to our values and vision for our family we are completely aligned. From our religious beliefs, to how we choose to raise our son and future child, to our hopes and dreams for our future, and just about everything in between. We complement each other well, and in honesty make a great team.
We are proud of the life we’ve built with one another over the past 17 years and would not change a thing. We have a beautiful home, an amazing son, two spoiled fur pups, and a hope in our hearts to grow our family through adoption.
We both have always wanted children, and thankfully we were very fortunate to have our amazing son. However, our journey to becoming parents was not easy. Our pregnancy was high-risk from the very beginning, thus resulting in our son being born two months early. The doctors recommended that we wait at least 2-3 years before trying to get pregnant again.
Years went by and the desire to grow our family greatly deepened. From the time our son turned 4, he constantly asked for a sibling. He would tell everyone….” When God’s ready my mommy will get pregnant.” Pregnancy never came, but we are all at peace with it. Now our son proudly says…” We are hoping to adopt a baby one day.”
We have always been open to adoption, even prior to having our son. It was something that we talked about for many years, especially after being blessed with our beautiful niece through adoption. Now more than ever, we truly believe our hearts and lives have been guided towards this path for a reason. We are certain that adoption is the best way to grow our family, and we couldn’t be more excited! We are hopeful that God will lead us to those who are meant to be on this journey with us.
We are blessed to call Hawaii home!!! We live on the beautiful Windward side of Oahu, with the most breathtaking views. We bought our home over 10 years ago, and since then have made some incredible memories. Over the years we have had countless backyard BBQs, kid playdates, birthday parties, holiday gatherings, and casual hangouts with friends, family, and neighbors. We love that we have a yard that we can host birthday parties, blow up a bounce house for the kids, be able to set-up a tent and camp out for fun, or just simply set-up the pool to cool off on hot summer days. Our pups also love that they can run around freely in our gated yard.
Our home is not grand in any way, but it is perfect for our family. We live in a 3-bedroom home, with the potential and plan to expand in the future. We absolutely love our home and neighborhood and feel extremely blessed to be able to raise our family here.
We live down a private lane, and we love that it provides a safe place for our son and the neighborhood kids to play and ride their bikes. We feel safe and fortunate to live where we do. Our neighborhood is very close knit, and we all look out for one another.
We also love that the location of our home is the perfect distance away from the busy city, yet close to everything we need. The proximity to stores, schools, parks, the beach, a fire station, the mall, movie theaters, etc. are all conveniently nearby. We even live extremely close to friends and family, which makes living where we do the perfect place to raise our family.
ABOUT ASHLEY BY ISAAC
“Ashley is the most loving, caring, and selfless person. She is also the strongest person that I know.
She is an amazing mother. While I am working, she is constantly juggling multiple responsibilities at home. She takes pride in keeping our home clean and organized. Not only has she embraced her role as a Stay-at-home-mom, but also recently chose to be a Homeschool Mama at this time too.
Ashley is an awesome planner, and typically plans all our activities that we do together as a family. She not only makes the plans but she is the one behind the camera making sure that we capture and keep those moments and memories for life.
She is an incredible mom, wife, and friend and I’m blessed to have her.”
ABOUT ISAAC BY ASHLEY
“Isaac is the most patient, loving, hardworking, and supportive father and husband. He works hard to provide for our family, and in doing so allows me the option to be a Stay-at-home Mama.
Isaac will do whatever it takes to ensure that our family is happy and well taken cared of. He always makes time for us, no matter what. Family time is important to him, so he chooses to always be present and involved as much as possible. He will even rearrange his work schedule when he can, so that he is able to attend all important events and activities. When our son was enrolled in Preschool and Kindergarten, Isaac and I were both present for many field trips and school functions together.
Isaac is also extremely supportive. No matter what our passion or interest is, he is our #1 supporter. He even makes sure that we visit train museums while on vacation because of our son’s love for trains. He provides and loves us unconditionally; and is truly an amazing husband and father.”
We met during our college years in 2006 at a job checking passengers on and off the NCL cruise ships. After a few short months of hanging out together with mutual friends, we went on our very first date. On March 11, 2006 we became a couple, and for the past 17 years have been happily in love.
Always remember how loved, wanted, and worthy you truly are. God made you perfect just the way you are. Have confidence in yourself and your story, and never forget…You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you will ever know! Know that you can do anything you desire; as long as you are willing to work hard, stay positive, stay consistent, be kind, be true to yourself, and never give up. And when life gets challenging always remember that you can trust and lean on God, your faith and our Ohana (family) to carry you through. You are loved today, tomorrow, and forever!
We believe that families can grow not only through adopting a child, but by opening their heart to that child’s family as well. Having our son, we know the depth of the love a parent has for their child and vice versa. We would love to have an open adoption, if that is something that you are open to. Whatever decision you make, we will respect your choice. Regardless of what you should choose, we promise that your child will always know who you are and the tremendous sacrifice that you made out of love.
We understand the importance of open and honest communication, and so we promise to update and communicate with you if that is something you are comfortable with. We are open to meet ups and would love to build a healthy relationship based on trust, respect, and love. And most importantly, we promise that your baby will always know how special and loved they truly are.