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Desiree & Eugene


Thank you in advance for taking the time to read about us. We hope to give you a glimpse into our lives and the life we hope to create as our family grows. We hope to learn about you and share more of ourselves as we embark upon this journey.

Our Story

About Us:

We both grew up in Evanston, Illinois & met in High School Spanish class. Since then we have been the best of friends. We were married 6 years ago, in Evanston, surrounded by family and friends. We would consider ourselves a fun couple, always laughing & making the most of every situation. We have truly grown up and have shared so many great experiences together. We enjoy traveling, hiking & playing with our two dogs, Bentley & Marley. We love to entertain & take turns picking movies and choosing restaurants.

Desiree works in Marketing & Publicity and Eugene works as a Police Officer for the U.S. Air Force. Eugene’s military career has brought us to where we currently live, at an Air Force Base in Tokyo, Japan! Being a military family has afforded us the opportunity to travel & explore the world. We are excited for our many more adventures to come & exploring the world with our child and introducing them to different cultures.


Us as Parents:

We have long desired to become parents and are excited to expand our family through adoption. We are looking forward sharing Friday night take-out and game nights & lazy Saturday mornings in bed with our child. Singing together as a family while doing weekend chores and decorating our home for upcoming birthdays & holidays. We hope to create a loving, safe & fun home for our child and take plenty of pictures along the way!



Our hope is for an open adoption and that our future child feels surrounded by love. We currently fly home at least twice a year to visit our loved ones and would hopefully include our child’s biological family in those plans. We would love to celebrate some birthdays and major milestones together. We do understand that visits may be difficult, and would respect the wishes of all parties involved.

Thank You:

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We hope to learn more about you and share more of ourselves. We wish you the best and peace in your decisions.

With Love,


Fun Facts

  • Has 5 siblings and 3 nieces & nephews.
  • Favorite family tradition is spending Christmas Eve with family & staying up until Midnight.
  • Was born in Belize & moved to Evanston, IL when she was 7 years old.
  • Favorite food is Mexican food.
  • Works on Sudoku puzzles every night but rarely ever complete them.
  • Favorite place to go as a child was Wisconsin Dells Waterparks.
  • Has had the same best friend, Ty, since he was 3 years old.
  • Likes to long distance run & tries to run at least 15 miles a week.
  • Is a die-hard Chicago Bulls fan.
  • Is an only child but has several cousins.

"Desiree & Eugene" Family Photos

  • Eugene with our 2 dogs, Bentley & Marley.
  • Date night painting party.
  • On vacation with Desiree’s family in Puerto Rico.
  • Visiting Eugene’s parents in Florida.
  • Celebrating a friend’s wedding in Puerto Rico.
  • Eugene using his height to his advantage.
  • Desiree making silly faces with our nephew.
  • Desiree with her mom & siblings.
  • Us on our wedding day.

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