Fernando and Dairin
Age: Infant to 8 years old
Max Number of Children: 2
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian, African American, Asian, Native American, Hispanic
Special Needs the Family is Open To: Mild Physical/Medical Disability, Asthma, Drug Allergies, Food Allergies, Difficulty in Attaching, Difficulty Making Friends, Drug Addicted at Birth, Low Birth Weight or Premature, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Academically behind due to poor attendance, Mild Learning Disabilities, One/Both Parents Have Alcohol Addiction, One/Both Parents Have Drug Addiction, Exposed to Domestic Violence, ADHD, Requires Medication For Psychiatric Condition/Mental Health Diagnosis, Requires Counseling/Therapy, Willing to Maintain Contact via Mail with Bio Family, Willing to Maintain Contact with Past Foster Parents, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Grandparents & Other Relatives, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Siblings
Years Together: 11
Children in the Home: 1
Pet(s): Dog(s), fish
Occupation: Lead Utility Worker
Adoption AgencyAgency: Gulf coast Jewish family and a community services
Worker: Tania Johnson
Family DescriptionWe are the Fontanez family. We live in beautiful Kissimmee Florida in a single home beautiful neighborhood. We are very close to beautiful parks. We are currently a family of 3.Fernando is the head of the house hold. He is 35 years old. He works for the city of Kissimmee. He has been at his job which he really enjoys for a little over 10 years. I Dairin am his wife and I am 31 years old. We have a daughter who is the only child as of now. Her name is Jairin and she is 11. We are wanting to adopt a girl or boy anywhere from age 0-10.
We are a family that loves to be outdoors. As the "small things" in life can sometimes make people forget the importance of family, we love to take a minimum of 30 minutes a day to go outside and do an active activity as a family. This at times includes hiking on the trails we have around us, riding bike, roller blading, swimming or on weekends going to the beach, waterparks(when the weather is warm) or camping. Jairin is on a soccer team and loves the sport. She is a very happy, outgoing sporty girl who is not afarid to get dirty. She loves playing with lego's, doing arts and crafts, drawing, playing musical instruments and building anything with her hands. We love going to the beach and enjoy the water parks that Orlando has to offer us. We go to church and are a family with a strong faith.
I Dairin am a paraprofessional and have plenty of experience with kids. I work with kinder through fifth grade on a daily basis and the age range is always different. As well as the children's ability to learn since I also deal with children with different learning conditions. We had custody of Fernandos niece for a year to help her do better in life. We showed her how she is able to do anything she believes in doing and helped her to finally pass the thrid grade after 2 failed attempts. We needed plenty of patience for her since she comes from a rough background setting. We gave her all the love and patience that our hearts poured out. We showed her what the life of a child should really be like. After our custody agreement of a year she was sent back to Puerto Rico. Jairin really enjoyed having her live with us and they still facetime each other to keep a relationship.
We are very family oriented and have a great support system. We would love to be able to adopt a child and also have that childs family as our family if the child still has connections with and bio relatives. The more love for the to have a better support system. Because the child will grow up to see how everyone loves that child and has come together for them.
Preference DescriptionLooking to adopt a child from the age of 0-8 years of age. We are willing to accept minor or medically correctable conditions. Will discuss any condition any child might come with. But with no serious permanent disability. Experience with ADHD children.