Ray and Trisha
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and our dreams for a growing family! We are Ray and Trisha, two people who are completely in love and ready to take the next step in our journey to starting a family. We have always been interested in adoption, even prior to learning we are unable to have biological children. We have so much love in our hearts and our lives and cannot wait to share that love with a child as they become part of our family.
We have been married 9 years and together for 13 years. We met through friends up in San Francisco, California. We lived together in the city for 8 years and then moved down the coast to a small beach town where Trisha grew up. One of the greatest values in our life is our family. We have an amazing support system of family and friends who light up our lives constantly. It is such a blessing to have all of our family close by (within driving distance) and are able to spend tons of time together including traveling, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and anytime we have the opportunity to be together. We are a family that celebrates diversity, culture and inclusiveness. Both of our families have always taught us the importance of values such as honesty, hard work, compassion, and respect, those of which we look forward to passing along to our children.
Ray was born and raised in Tracy, California, the only child of two loving parents. Ray was fortunate to grow up down the street from his cousins and loved playing sports, fishing with his dad and spending time with his beloved grandfather. Ray graduated from San Francisco State University with bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Policy. He has built an amazing career in non-profit services for children, seniors & families- beginning as a volunteer and now runs the largest non-profit agency in our county. Ray has an amazing heart and so much compassion for others which will no doubt make him an incredible father.
Trisha was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. She is fortunate to have an amazing family including her mom, dad, stepdad, 2 sisters and a brother. Trisha’s mom is her best friend and she loves spending as much time with family as she can. Trisha went to San Jose State University and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising before starting her career in corporate retail. Trisha currently works in marketing for a large ecommerce company. She has a strong group of girlfriends who she spends time with, all of which are amazing mothers and friends. Her life-long dream has always been to be a mother and she could not be more excited for her dream to finally come true.
OUR LIFE AT HOME
We love spending time at home with each other watching movies, walking along the beach, enjoying the weekend farmers markets, cooking and attending community events. We also love cuddling and playing with Apollo, our cat that we rescued 7 years ago. He is the apple of our eye and the sweetest little kitty. We are proud auntie, uncle, godmother and godfather to the children of multiple dear friends and love to spend time with them as much as we can. Trisha can usually be found on her weekly Starbucks date with her best friend and her 2 year old daughter.
We live in a wonderful home about 9 blocks from the beautiful Monterey Bay. We have a lawn out front as well as a finished backyard which Ray re-did himself after we moved in. We have loved being homeowners and making this space our own through multiple home projects combining Ray’s attention to detail and Trisha’s love of interior design. Our neighborhood is very safe with a wonderful community of neighbors, children and friends.
Thank you again for the time to read about us and our lives. We wish you peace, compassion and strength as you make this important decision for you and your child’s future.
Ray & Trisha