Alvin

Portrait of Alvin dressed for colder weather.

Dear Expectant Mother,

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and my family! I’m a happily single, gay man with a tight-knit family of friends living in San Francisco. I am super eager to welcome a child into my life and making them the center of my world. They will be endlessly loved and embraced by my family and friends. We are all so excited!

I’m a designer and a builder. I love renovating homes, building stages, and making things. I grew up playing a lot of music and learned to draw at a very young age. I’m very thankful to have supportive parents who encourage me to pursue my creative passions while guiding me on how to be a successful adult. I’m very fortunate to learn from the best and will always listen to my child and present them with every opportunity to embrace and achieve what they love. Happiness is the key to life.

My Life

I’ve traveled to more than 48 counties and would love to see even more. I have friends all over the world and fly to see them frequently in their home country or meet them somewhere foreign to explore together. I have a second home on the island of Maui and have plenty of family and friends waiting with open hearts, welcoming me and my child worldwide.

More About Me

I work in tech as a design engineer building applications to manage lots of data. I am fortunate to have complete flexibility at work so I can spend a lot of time with my child. Outside of work, I love making art, playing music, and cooking with friends. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such creative and caring people in my life.

Home is Where the Heart is

My house is within a 10-minute walk to many of my close friends (who happen to all have babies). We regularly drop by each other’s homes for a quick chat which usually turns into an evening dinner and movie night. We have plenty of parks and cute eateries around us. My neighbors and I started an annual street fair in our neighborhood nearly 10 years ago and still continue the tradition up to this day!

When it Comes to Holidays...

Christmas & Thanksgiving seasons are my favorite times of the year. My friends and I go all out with decorations and will cook for days on end. I am famous for my decadent mashed potatoes, chicken pot pies, and French macarons šŸ™‚ I learned to cook from Julia Child so butter is a staple in my cooking!

We like to spend Christmas holidays in a snowy place like Tahoe, Toronto, or Paris all cuddled up in front of the fireplace. December in Paris is extra heavenly with all the beautiful holiday displays in the store windows and amazing artisan craft pop-up markets.

It warms my heart just thinking of it. As an added bonus, my cousins live in the center of Paris so I get family time as well. We generally break bread over some home-cooked dishes and I get to brush up my conversational French and play with my niece.

Work Design

It is a huge part of my life. I like to make pretty things. For this reason, many of my friends are makers and builders. My best friend Lola is a successful jewelry designer/fabricator and my other bestie, John, is a metal smith. He builds large-scale metal things with huge cranes and crazy heavy machines. Every year my friends and I throw a big, kid-friendly campout where we hire professional musicians to come perform. I build stages for it šŸ™‚

My Family

My family and I are close but they are scattered around the globe so I feel truly blessed to have reliable and supportive friends who consider me family. We are an ambitious quirky crowd who believe in building community and the arts. We have been very fortunate in our careers and it has allowed us to focus on the things that make us happiest in life. I make it a point to visit my brother and extended family at least once a year. They are currently living in Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto and Hong Kong.

My Life

I’ve traveled to more than 48 counties and would love to see even more. I have friends all over the world and fly to see them frequently in their home country or meet them somewhere foreign to explore together. I have a second home on the island of Maui and have plenty of family and friends waiting with open hearts, welcoming me and my child worldwide.

More About Me

I work in tech as a design engineer building applications to manage lots of data. I am fortunate to have complete flexibility at work so I can spend a lot of time with my child. Outside of work, I love making art, playing music, and cooking with friends. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such creative and caring people in my life.

Home is Where the Heart Is

My house is within a 10-minute walk to many of my close friends (who happen to all have babies). We regularly drop by each other’s homes for a quick chat which usually turns into an evening dinner and movie night. We have plenty of parks and cute eateries around us. My neighbors and I started an annual street fair in our neighborhood nearly 10 years ago and still continue the tradition up to this day!

Picture of Alvin's bright, spacious kitchen.
My kitchen
Picture of Alvin's bright and minimalist living room.
My front living room

When it Comes to Holidays…

Alvin and friends outside while on a vacation to Japan
Recent trip to Japan with close friends

Christmas & Thanksgiving seasons are my favorite times of the year. My friends and I go all out with decorations and will cook for days on end. I am famous for my decadent mashed potatoes, chicken pot pies, and French macarons šŸ™‚ I learned to cook from Julia Child so butter is a staple in my cooking!

We like to spend Christmas holidays in a snowy place like Tahoe, Toronto, or Paris all cuddled up in front of the fireplace. December in Paris is extra heavenly with all the beautiful holiday displays in the store windows and amazing artisan craft pop-up markets.

It warms my heart just thinking of it. As an added bonus, my cousins live in the center of Paris so I get family time as well. We generally break bread over some home-cooked dishes and I get to brush up my conversational French and play with my niece.

Work Design

It is a huge part of my life. I like to make pretty things. For this reason, many of my friends are makers and builders. My best friend Lola is a successful jewelry designer/fabricator and my other bestie, John, is a metal smith. He builds large-scale metal things with huge cranes and crazy heavy machines. Every year my friends and I throw a big, kid-friendly campout where we hire professional musicians to come perform. I build stages for it šŸ™‚

My Family

My family and I are close but they are scattered around the globe so I feel truly blessed to have reliable and supportive friends who consider me family. We are an ambitious quirky crowd who believe in building community and the arts. We have been very fortunate in our careers and it has allowed us to focus on the things that make us happiest in life. I make it a point to visit my brother and extended family at least once a year. They are currently living in Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto and Hong Kong.

Picture of Ratatouille, made with veggies from Alvin's friend's garden.
Cooking summer veggies from my friend’s garden

More Information

Thank You

Please reach out! I want to learn more about you! This is a big decision for both you and your child. I hope to share many adventures and build a life with them! My family, community of friends, and I are waiting with open arms.

Iā€™d love to hear from you! Email me at ChooseAlvin@gmail.com or call/text me at (510) 338-7996. You can also reach my warm and helpful adoption attorneys, Karin Stoeckenius and Holly Wotherspoon at 1-800-U-Adopt-US (1-800-823-6788) or email them at: info@adamsromer.com. You can also visit their website at www.adamsromer.com.