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Andres and Tessa

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Hi There! Thank you so much for looking at our profile! It would be a true honor for you to consider us in adopting your baby. We realize this is not a small decision. We are the Cortes Family! Andres, Tessa, Tyson (our dog), Lucia, and Gabriela. Please allow us to show you where we come from, who we are, and what our life is like. We have so much love to give and we just know there is a child that needs us as much as we need it. We will love that child and it will be the blessing that completes our family. We can't wait to meet you!

Hi There! Thank you so much for looking at our profile! It would be a true honor for you to consider us in adopting your baby. We admire you for loving your child enough to even consider adoption. We want you to know that you will always be a part of our family and your baby's life, however you want that to evolve. We want to love and support you and your child. We are the Cortes Family! Andres, Tessa, Tyson (our dog), Lucia, and Gabriela. Please allow us to show you where we come from, who we are, and what our life is like. We have so much love to give and we want so badly to add to our family, which we value most in life. We would love to meet you!

Facts About Our Family

Location:Knoxville
*The location where the adoption agency’s office is.
State:Tennessee
# of Pets:1
Pets:Our dog is named Tyson. He was our first baby. We thought we would get some practice with him first. He is our 9 year old boxer. He is the best dog in the whole world. He is so patient with the kids. He has to live forever because we love him so much. I think we will always have a boxer. They are our breed for life. They are the best dogs.
Neighborhood: Suburban
Children:Biological Children

More About Our Family

We have been married ten years. We have 2 daughters who are 3 and 5. We love our family and being parents so much but are not able to have any more on our own. We feel it in our hearts that our family is not yet complete. We both (Andres and Tessa) have a close family. Tessa' parents live close by and Andres' mom lives in Georgia, but visits often. Andres is originally from Colombia, South America and is bilingual. Most of his family still lives there. He speaks Spanish to our girls. It is our hope that they will also be bilingual. Our girls are old enough to be excited about having another baby to spoil. Lucia has already made a list of names. I know they will be great big sisters. We will raise your baby openly and lovingly. We want him/her to know where they come from- their roots, and to always be able to answer their questions and talk to them. We would raise them with a love and foundation of knowing God. We would raise your baby with our values: love, inclusiveness, open-mindedness, family, and so much more. Of course we aren't perfect but we try and we love. There is so much we want to tell you about us. It's impossible to put all of us on a web page or a book. But we do want you to know that we will love you and your baby. You will always be a part of our lives and your baby's life. Whatever that may look like, we will continually pray and be grateful of the work that God is doing in our lives and for you. With love, prayers, and hope. The Cortes Family.

About Andres

Profession:other
Education:College
Age:37

More About Andres

Andres (age 36) was born in Colombia, South America and moved to East Tennessee when he was 11 with his younger sister and mom. Most of his extended family, including his father and 2 half brothers still live in Colombia. We try to visit each other when we can. Colombia is a huge part of who Andres is and he wants to share that with his wife and children. He speaks to the girls in Spanish and it is our goal that they become bilingual. He was raised with a close, large family which has instilled in him those family values. He has a bachelor's degree in IT and electronics. He currently works for a large corporation as a customer liaison in logistics. He loves dancing, music, biking, soccer, and all things active and being outside. He also is fun and adventurous and wants to travel. He is patient, considerate, smart, hard working, easy going, non-confrontational, and shy at times. He has a big heart and loves his family so much.

About Tessa

Profession:accountant
Education:College
Age:34

More About Tessa

Tessa (age 33) was born and raised in East Tennessee, although her family is from Pennsylvania. She was the first one in the family to be born in Tennessee. Naturally, She is a Vols fan, but also a Penn State fan. Raised as an only child (She does have a half brother and sister who are much older), She has come to love the chaos of having a 3 and a 5 year old. She loves the idea of a big family. She loves more than anything being a mother. She does have a fairly big extended family that mostly live in East Tennessee and are very supporting and loving. She went to college on a tennis scholarship and graduated with a double major in languages and accounting. She is currently a CPA who works full time for a Company that is flexible and understanding. She loves tennis, running, reading, sports, all things active and outside, dancing, music, and enjoying life. However, her current hobby is her kids. She enjoys being a mom and spending time with her family. She wants to travel and travel with her kids. She loves Andres' culture and aspires to become fluent in Spanish with her kids. She is stubborn, determined, hard working, patient, positive, and always striving to be the best mother, daughter, wife, and person that she can be.

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