Michelle and Osvaldo
Age: Infant to 9 years old
Max Number of Children: 1
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian, African American, Asian, Native American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander
Special Needs the Family is Open To: Mild Physical/Medical Disability, Animal Allergies, Asthma, Drug Allergies, Environmental Allergies, Food Allergies, Defiant, Difficulty Making Friends, Lying, Wets the Bed, Drug Addicted at Birth, Low Birth Weight or Premature, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Occupational Therapy, Physically Disabled-Mild, Speech Delays - Mild, Academically behind due to poor attendance, Mild Learning Disabilities, Speech or Language Impairment, Suspension(s), One/Both Parents Diagnosed with Depression, One/Both Parents Have Alcohol Addiction, One/Both Parents Have Drug Addiction, Exposed to Domestic Violence, Child has had a disrupted adoption, Multiple Placements, Adjustment Disorder, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Willing to Maintain Contact via Mail with Bio Family, Willing to Maintain Contact with Past Foster Parents, Sexually Abused in the Past
Years Together: 16
Children in the Home: 2
Pet(s): Dog(s), fish
Occupation: Business Developer
OsvaldoOccupation: Helicopter Mechanic
Adoption AgencyAgency: Eckerd / Directions for LIving
Worker: Melissa Behrmann
Family DescriptionWe are the Torres family from Clearwater, FL. We have been married for 16 years; we enjoy spending time with family and get together as often as possible. We love outdoor activities; cookouts, the beach, camping, hiking, bicycling, kayaking you name it! If it’s fun sign us up! We love going to places we’ve never been to before even if it means the town up the road, always looking to have fun… always together. When we are home we enjoy movies, we curl up on the couch and watch anything from cartoons to action to comedy.
Osvaldo is 40-year-old. He was born in Puerto Rico. After separating from the US ARMY he obtained his associate degree and has continued working as a helicopter mechanic for the last 15 years. He loves music, working out and sports.
Michelle is 41 years old from Venezuela, she’s very fortunate to be able to work from home for a telecommunication company as a web based sales manager. She enjoys cooking, baking, photography and the beach. Both our places of employment are flexible enough that when personal time off is need it we are able to schedule it.
Kenneth is 14-year-old 8th grader who loves going on bicycle rides, kayaking, video games and everything that has to do with Star Wars.
Kevin is an 12-year-old 6th grader, he is our little Picasso, you will often find him drawing, coloring, creating his own comics or curled up with his toy story toys reading, he also likes to play on the iPad and it's just now starting to show interest for video games.
Meg is our 4-year-old French bulldog; she loves going to the backyard and find sticks to chew on, and she is always around the boys, loves to play with her toys specially her basketball and taking naps.
in 2015 we adopted a terrier and named him Maximus, he is now 2 years old and finally is fast enough to keep up with Meg.
We live in a four bedroom two bath townhouse. We choose this location to be closer to our family, and because it provides superior schools choices for our children than the previous county. We have several parks, the beach and the Clearwater Long Center near by.
Preference DescriptionWe are hoping to adopt a girl of any race under seven years old. We are open to discussion to age up to 10 years old, on a case by case scenario. We are comfortable to care for mild medical needs but can discuss specifics needs.