Hello, we are Albert & John!
We went on our first date at the Natural History Museum during the summer of 2008 and we have been together ever since. From the beginning of our relationship, we both knew we wanted to adopt a child. Now that we are married and have a home of our own, we are ready to expand our family. We live on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with our five-year-old cat, Mitsie. John’s family lives in nearby Massachusetts and we spend many holidays with them. Albert’s family lives on the West Coast and we visit them every year and speak with them frequently. Our families are excited for the adoption, especially our young niece and nephew.
Gardening, fish keeping, traveling
Moved to the USA from Hong Kong at five years old and speaks Cantonese
High School Spanish and French Teacher
Reading, traveling, and speaking in French and Spanish
Lived two years in Spain and is fluent in Spanish
We love to spend time together as a couple and with our friends and extended family. We are looking forward to including our child in all of our activities. When at home, we watch movies, read, and play with our cat. In the evening, we enjoy having dinner together and walking along the East River. On the weekends we visit the local farmers market, spend time in Central Park, and take advantage of the museums, botanical gardens and everything else New York City has to offer. During Christmas and the summer, we enjoy spending time with our family in Massachusetts.
In the summer we also enjoy traveling when possible to explore new places and learn about other cultures. We have traveled together to Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, and throughout the USA.
Both of our families raised us to value family and education and we will be sure to pass these values on to our child. Although our parents did not have the chance to go to college, they worked very hard so that we could. Albert studied biochemistry and then attended medical school, completed residency and a fellowship and is now an attending pediatric anesthesiologist. John studied Spanish and French and later completed advanced studies in Spanish literature and education and is now a Spanish and French high school teacher.
We are both very close to our families. Although they don’t live in New York City, we get to see them often and talk on the phone weekly. During holidays and vacations we are able to spend more time with our families, much of which is spent around the table having family dinners. Children are also a big part of family time, as one of John’s sisters has a young son and daughter and another sister is expecting a baby in November.
Thank you so much for considering us as adoptive parents. We can assure you that we will raise our child in a home full of love and laughter. We are excited for each phase of parenthood and for all the great memories we will create along the way. We are looking forward to meeting you and working with you along this adoption journey.