“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
Meet Guillermo & Jessica
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A Letter from Guillermo & Jessica
Gracias por tomar el tiempo para leer esta carta y considerarnos como familia para tu hijo o hija. La adopción siempre ha sido parte principal de nuestro plan de familia y llevamos años esperando con anticipación para que llegue este momento. Somos una family bilingue que es activa. Nos encanta jugar afuera, viajar, bromear, y jugar deportes juntos.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter and to consider us for your child. Adoption has always been a part of our plan as a family and we are thrilled that the time has finally come. We are an active, bilingual family of four who loves to play outdoors, travel, joke around, and play sports together. We are thrilled to grow our family and welcome your child.
Guillermo, of Mexico, and Jessica, from Colorado, met in Pamplona, Spain, at the Running of the Bulls. We were both visiting friends there. We stayed in touch until Jessica convinced Guillermo that Her local college was the best English school around. It wasn’t long after that that Guillermo moved to Colorado and that’s how it all began.
We’ve been married for over 17 years now and have two amazing boys. Humor and laughter is a huge part of our life, as is our faith. We enjoy playing outdoors, especially skiing and hiking with our German Shepard, Kuna. We are huge soccer fans, especially of Mexican teams! We look forward to sharing all of this, as well as our love of singing, listening to music, and spend time with our families, with your child. Above all, we are excited to share our love of our two cultures and languages with your child.
Family is the most important thing in life for Guillermo, and being a father is, by far, his most important accomplishment. He enjoys playing and watching soccer, especially his favorite team Las Chivas de Guadalajara, and is always so excited to share stats with our boys. Playing and joking around with our kids is one of his favorite past time. He also enjoys riding his motorcycle, scuba diving, traveling, and exploring new places. His family is Mexico is incredibly important to him, as well, which is why he talks daily with them, and he so looks forward to sharing his love of his country and language with another child!
Jessica loves children! If she could, she would spend all of her time with them, which is why she chose to become a teacher. She is also very passionate about bilingual education, equity, and about helping families to be proud of their native culture and language. She is an avid runner and loves being outdoors. She is the family planner of vacations and outings, be they near the house, in the mountains, or someplace new- such as caves in Mexico. Above all, it is obvious that she loves being a mother and sharing her time, loves, and interests with our children. She always looks forward to having the summers off with the boys, taking them to soccer practices, traveling with them to Mexico, or visiting her family’s lake house in New York. She is thrilled to do all of this with your child, as well!
Giancarlo is an active 12-year-old who loves music, dogs, and spending time with his friends. He is very proud of his Mexican heritage and loves “real” Mexican food. Soccer is his passion, and his biggest desire is to become a professional soccer player and play for a team in Mexico. He has a great sense of humor and is always joking around, he also has a huge heart and is always thinking about others. He is thrilled to become a big brother!
Alessandro is a well-rounded 14-year-old. He loves animals- especially our dog, Kuna, and his bearded dragon. He enjoys and is good at basketball, running, and soccer. He is proud to be bilingual and bi-literate, enjoys learning, and is thinking about being an engineer. He has a great sense of humor, a huge imagination, and loves to goof around with family. He is a great older brother and looks forward to spending time with his new sibling.
When we say family is very important to us, we mean our parents, brothers, sisters and their families, as well. We are very blessed to both have very supportive families that we talk to and see frequently and that we love very much. We are excited to pass our love for family on to our children.
Our home is in a great neighborhood in a small city near the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It has a spacious yard and a park at the end of the street. We love to run around with our two-year-old “puppy” Kuna, sit outside for barbecues and relax next to our new fire pit. The best things about our home, though, include the many trails we enjoy visiting frequently for walks with our dog, ride bikes, and runs, as well as the middle school just outback, where we can play basketball or soccer.
We promise that your child will be loved dearly. We will do our very best as parents and to teach your child to be an empathetic, compassionate, individual. We will be an example of God’s love, and provide them with the safety, security, and encouragement needed to become the best version of themselves. We will encourage them to follow their dreams, follow their heart and to know their story. We promise they will grow up knowing their story and knowing you. We look forward to maintaining open communication with you should you desire.
Learn More About Guillermo & Jessica
|Our Education||Post MBA||Post Graduate MA|
|Our Professions||Marketing Account Development Specialist (Sales)||Bilingual Elementary Teacher|
|Our Racial Background||Hispanic||Caucasian|
|Some of Guillermo & Jessica's Favorites|
|Favorite Bible Verse or quote||"Failure is not defeat until you quit trying."||"I can do all things through God who strengthen's me." Phil. 4:13|
|Sport||Soccer||Long Distance Running|
|Place to Visit||Any beach in Mexico||Grandparent's Lake House|
|Food||Anything authentically Mexican||Bread|
|Music||Bon Jovi and 80's Rock Ballads||Whatever the boys and I are listening to on the radio|
|Family Activity||Playing soccer together||Walking the dog together|
|Favorite thing to do for my birthday...||Eat tamales and pineapple upside-down cake with all my family around, since I was born on Christmas Day.||Treating myself to a coffee latte and getting breakfast out with the family, especially if it is for dinner.|
|More About Our Family|
We play outdoor often...and at all times of the year.
We are a family that is centered in our faith in God, and we try to live out that faith through our actions. We believe it is the way that we treat others and lead our own lives that will show others what God's love truly is. Our greatest success as parents is seeing our children grow in their faith and show a love for others and a desire to help their friends, through asking mom to make an extra sandwich for a friend who struggles with a healthy lunch and asking for advice about how to help a friend who is struggling to make good decisions.
|Our Musical Interests|
We are a family that loves music. You will often find Guillermo bribing the kids to learn the lyrics of his favorite songs in both English and Spanish. When they were young, our bedtime routine always involved singing songs and making up new ones. Now listening to the boys' favorites aid Jessica in keeping up with what is popular with her kids at school. Our musical interests range from classical to hip hop, and we love how the new trends are mixing Spanish artists with popular pop.
Alessandro and Giancarlo are both friendly, empathetic, athletic boys who love to joke around, play sports (especially soccer), hang around with their friends, and spend time with family, especially their two year old German Shepard "puppy." They are both very bilingual and biliterate, with a strong sense of equity and justice. They love to travel, especially to Mexico, to visit Abue Susy in Mexico City or anywhere there is a beach. Alessandro is 14; Giancarlo is 12 years old.
|About Our Home||We live in a small city near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. We have a comfortable home with a large backyard in a quiet, friendly neighborhood near parks and open space. Literally within minutes, we can access trails with wildlife ranging from prairie dogs to coyotes. We are close to Denver, so we get to enjoy the small city life, but also go to plays and professional sports events.|
|We live in the state of...||Colorado. Sunny all year round and never a lack of activities or places to explore outdoors. Within 30 minutes, we can be in the mountains running, camping, hiking, skiing and off-roading. Great place for families to play together!|
|Our Families||We are very close to both of our families. Jessica is lucky in that most of her family is in the Denver area. Her parents help with the kids on a weekly basis, and Jessica's mom volunteers in her classroom every Tuesday. Her dad is the one who got We also see her brother and his family often, and the boys are close to their cousins. The rest of her family, as well as her brother, is on the East Coast, and we spend a couple of weeks every other summer at the family lake house, where there is a huge family reunion every July. Guillermo's family is all in the Mexico City area, and we see them at least twice a year for several weeks. Sometimes they come to visit us, but Mexico is our children's favorite place to visit. Since Guillermo's birthday is on Christmas, we always make it for Christmas, where we are surrounded by lots of Great-Uncles, Uncles, Aunts, cousins and more from Guillermo's large family. And of course, Abue Susy, Alessandro and Giancarlo's grandmother. When the boys were young, Abue Susy would come for weeks to visit and help us out.|
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Future Contact with Birth Family||We are open to staying in contact with you in whatever way you feel most comfortable.|
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. Being parents is our greatest joy and responsibility in life and we treasure it dearly. We promise to love and care for your child unconditionally as they grow and promise to provide for them.