Tanya and Eduardo

Hello! We are Eduardo, Tanya, Leonardo and Christopher from Sunny Southern California.

We are honored that you are considering our hearts and home for your precious child and we are so grateful for the time you are taking to consider our family. We hope that through our profile you are able to understand what a fun and loving family we have built and hope to continue building through adoption. Leonardo (4) and Christopher (7) are our biological sons and while we are able to have more children biologically, we have always felt strongly that we want to grow our family through adoption. We’re all so very excited to begin our adoption journey. Having another child in our lives would be the greatest blessing God could give us.


We both grew up in Brazil and met right after high school, 19 years ago. It was love at first sight and each day that goes by we are still falling in love with each other even more. We’ve been married for 13 years and in 2009 we moved to San Diego.

During the summers in San Diego we go to the beach and ride on jet skis and paddle boards. We also love to go on boat rides or just simply build sandcastles and play in the warm water. During the winter we go to the mountains where we love playing in the snow and making a snow man as well as going sledding and tubing.

Our weekends usually begin with our kids making their own superhero pancakes, which they love. We then let them choose between going to the beach, museum, aquarium or zoo. We love cooking together as a family and we usually finish off the day by having barbecues and s’mores in our backyard. We love going on international vacation trips to Europe and the Caribbean. Spending time with family and friends is also very important to us. We attend Church every Sunday and it’s important to us as we honor the values of honesty and integrity in our family.


We live in a beautiful 6-bedroom 2 story house located up on the hillside of El Cajon, which is 10 minutes from San Diego. Our neighborhood includes many parks, outdoor play spaces and walking paths to discover all that nature has to offer. Our area is full of families with young children, so the streets are always filled with laughter and fun activities. We live nearby great elementary schools, churches and great parks. We are also a short drive from beaches, museums and aquariums.


I am 35 years old and have dual citizenship. My dad is from Ohio and my mom is from Brazil. When we moved to San Diego, we knew right away that we wanted to start a family. I own my own graphic design business and I have the ability to work from home, which I love because that way I get to spend more time with my kids. I would say that am creative and my days are usually filled with arts and crafts, science experiments and board games.


I am 37 and I manage a team of HR system analysts for a software company and work from home, which is such a blessing. I am physically active and enjoy running and practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I also enjoy cooking and on weekends you’ll typically find me on the grill, kitchen or researching the latest gadget or recipe to add to my collection. But above all I enjoy playing with the kids and hearing them laugh.


Christopher is 7 years old and Leonardo is 4 years old. They were both born on the same day and they get along with each other very well. Christopher is kind and loving, he respects others and his favorite activity is reading and taking care of his pets. We have a Bearded Dragon, Russian Tortoise and a Betta Fish. Leonardo is very active and loves playing outdoors, his favorite activity is drawing and swimming. He is also very loving, and he is beyond excited to grow our family! So, while we are blessed with two amazing boys, we won’t consider our family complete until we are able to welcome your child through our adoption journey.


We promise your child a family that will love and care for her unconditionally. We will raise her to be a strong, empowered and an independent person. We will always strive for her happiness and a secure future while encouraging her dreams and providing all support, financially and emotionally, and cherishing every precious moment.

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us! We hope that through our words you were able to feel how excited and honored we are to bring your child into our family.

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