Ryann and Waleska

Hello!

- WE ARE -

WALESKA &

RYANN

from Texas

We want to start by thanking you for taking the time to getting to know us

We are very happy and excited about the opportunity of meeting you.

We consider ourselves as very honest, hardworking, and like to think we are fun people. We love spending quality time with our loved ones, travel different countries and try to enjoy life to its fullest. Though we can never begin to imagine what you’re feeling, we are grateful you are considering adoption.

WHY ADOPTION? (by Waleska)

We have been going through fertility treatments since 2014. 8 years, 3 IUIs, 4 IVF cycles, 7 fresh/frozen transfers, and countless medications and injections later, we decided it was enough trying. Infertility not only took a toll on my body but also on my mental health, social life and performance at work. We feel it is the right time to fully embrace the dream of adopting with openness and excitement! I’m very grateful that there is still hope for people like me.

Exploring Canada

a little

about us

Ryann (pronounced Ryan) was born and raised in a very small town in New Mexico. Waleska (pronounced Wa-les-ka) was born and raised in Puerto Rico.

About 11 years ago, Waleska moved to New Mexico to pursue her career. During this time, Waleska worked with Ryann’s relative who introduced us. Our first meeting was at a horse race when she joined her coworkers for an evening out. She had never been there before, but fate brought us together!

- our life together -

by Waleska

We got married in 2014. I have become very close to Ryann’s family and enjoyed living nearby. He has 3 older kids and 4 grandkids. I have been unable to have children and we would love to raise a child together. We have blended our families, cultures and even our culinary tastes. My family lives in Puerto Rico and Florida. In 2018 we moved to Texas to pursue new career opportunities but never miss an opportunity to go back and visit family, whether it is a road trip to New Mexico, a flight to Florida or Puerto Rico, or to have them over to our house. We love being surrounded by our families and enjoy creating memories together.

A little about

Waleska

BY RYANN

Waleska is the kindest person I have ever met with an open loving heart and an adventurous spirit. I love to make her laugh and see her unbelievable smile. It is amazing the way she has built such a great relationship with my 3 children; they call her their “bonus mom.” Also seeing the kiddos in our life run to her screaming WALLY! WALLY! To give her a big hug. Her favorite times are having family and friends together, playing games, coloring or in the pool with the kids.

Having her in my life has opened the door for me to do things I would have not done on my own. We have traveled numerous places, tried different food and hiked in some beautiful places I never imagined.

MY HISPANIC HERITAGE:

Caribbean people are characterized by our food, fun, expressive people, and music. There is never a dull moment when family is around for holidays, cooking our traditional Puerto Rican dishes, while listening to a combination of American and Puerto Rican Christmas carols and playing dominoes with the elder family members. I’m excited to share these traditions including my native language with our future child.

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

I’m very fortunate to work in the same field, oil and gas as Ryann. Even though we work in different departments, we are working for the same company and share the same schedule. My company will allow me to take time off to bond with our new child. We love what we do and the people we share a workplace with. Over the years we have developed great relationship with coworkers and some had become an extension of our family.

Trying a new recipe
Summer vacation with my nephew

A little about

Ryann

Ryann with his granddaughter and niece

BY WALESKA

Ryann is my big kid. I love how he enjoys himself around kids. He is silly and really spends the time to get on their level and play with them (whether it be Legos or hide and seek!) I have a 10-year-old nephew who pretty much grew up with Ryann as a father figure. We visit him or he and his mom spend summers with us, and my favorite memories are watching the two of them play. Watching him around kids makes me want kids even more.

Ryann has a great relationship with his 3 children. He adores them, and they are crazy about their dad. Now with the grandkids I can see why they love him so much. Ryann is very kind and always puts others needs in front of his own. He is the most honest person I know and I admire that. He is also very hardworking and very responsible with his duties at both his workplace and our home.

At the Spurs game together

DO WHAT YOU LOVE,

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

I enjoy my work and the flexibility that it offers me. My current position in the oil and gas industry. It’s very dynamic and offers several perks: I am able to work from just about anywhere. I am able work from home when I need to or even out of state. Both Waleska and I will be able to be home and take care of our future child as well as make a rewarding living at the same time.

Ryann fishing with in-law

OUR

HOME

WE LIVE IN A GREAT AND SAFE GATER COMMUNITY IN TEXAS WITH AMAZING AMENITIES

Our neighborhood is very active and engaged, with lots of people walking their pets and exercising in the afternoon and kids playing on the street. Holidays are a big community event, neighbors gather outside with chairs in their front yards to either enjoy fireworks or hand out candy to kids on Halloween.

We have developed a very close relationship with our neighbors next door. They have a 3-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son. Our niece, her husband and their 2-year-old daughter are also moving to the community next to ours. Our school district has one of the highest scores in the city.

Our backyard porch

MEET OUR DOGS

PETEY & ROBI

They are about 12 and 10 years old. Ryann and I rescued Robi together when we first met back in 2012 and Petey was rescued by Ryann’s youngest daughter. They are beloved members of our family! They are well-behaved around humans, especially kids. We trust both around every kids in our family.

Christmas Eve with our pups & nephew

- A FEW OF OUR -

hobbies

OUR FAVORITE THING TO DO TOGETHER ARE HOME PROJECTS.

Waleska picks up ideas from HGTV and Pinterest, and Ryann makes them happen. Our biggest project is our back wooded porch, which we built together. It’s very relaxing and rewarding for us. We also love traveling to other countries. We like to hike, go on raft excursions, deep sea fishing, skydiving, etc.

We enjoy playing golf with coworkers and we enjoy going to watch our local basketball NBA team play. Waleska loves going to concerts and dancing. Ryann enjoys his weekend of watching ANY sport, from Nascar, NFL to cornhole and curling competitions.

Mini golf with our nephew
Vacation in Puerto Rico

- OUR -

FAVORITES

HOBBY

WALESKA: Home decorating
RYANN: Wood working

HOLIDAY

WALESKA: Halloween
RYANN: Thanksgiving

VACATION SPOT

WALESKA: Anywhere by the ocean
RYANN: Hawaii

PLACE TO TAKE A CHILD

WALESKA: Parks and movies
RYANN: The beach

TV SHOW

WALESKA: HGTV
RYANN: Football

SEASONAL ACTIVITY

WALESKA: Going to the beach
RYANN: Floating down the river

Hiking Kalalau Trail in Hawaii
Sand + Salt + Vitamin D = Our happy place

Family

& FRIENDS

We spend most of our time off and holidays with family. Our families visit often and when they visit spend about a week at our house or vice versa. During this time we have a great time, playing with the kids, cooking and grilling together and at times we go out to try different places around the city. We love to entertain, we love to sit at our dining table all together and play cards, or dominoes or just jump in the pool and grill.

On Waleska’s side of the family there is only one child, which is her 10-year-old nephew. Her parents and sisters are ecstatic about having another kid in the family!

Our niece, her husband and 2-year-old, just moved to Texas to be close to us. We are very close and spend a lot of time together. Our niece’s husband is adopted and he has shared his life experiences with us. When they first moved, they stayed at our house for a few months and now we do everything together. Like to go on road trips back to New Mexico, or go to the beach and rent a house for the weekend.

Ryann’s grandson’s birthday (aka “Tommy Boy”)
Waleska with her family
Mini golfing adventures with Waleska’s side of the family
Thanksgiving dinner with both of our families

- OUR -

THOUGHTS

- ON -

PARENTING

Meeting Ryann’s granddaughter Wren
4th of July vacation with our niece
Ryann’s granddaughter’s smile brightens our day

We have had an opportunity to cultivate a parenting style while spending time with our family and friends’ children. Ryann has raised 3 young individuals that we are very proud of.

It is our desire to build relationships with our children that are built out of mutual respect, and we greatly value open communication. We will discipline out of love and respect rather than fear.

We feel that we will make a strong parenting team and will highlight plans to consult with each other and discipline together. We both feel that discipline should be individualized for each child’s age and personality.

After 40+ years, Waleska’s parents are still married. They are one of our greatest role models. They will make great, loving grandparents and they are so excited to welcome a child into our family!

Thank

YOU!

We hope that with this brief introduction you can see the love and excitement in our hearts to raise a child. We are open to share this experience with you as much as you wish to be involved. We are very easy-going people and can’t wait to finally give all this love to our future child.

We would care, love and provide a safe heaven for your child and will always remind them of your love. We have created a stable home environment and a strong support system of family and friends, including lots of little ones that would make great cousins, a few stepsisters/brothers, great loving grandparents and lots of aunties, uncles, and siblings!

Waleska & Ryann

WE WOULD LOVE TO

HEAR FROM YOU!

If you have additional questions for us or would like to speak to us, please contact The Adoption Alliance by calling 1-800-626-4324.