Alvin

Profile image of Alvin smiling while crouching on a rock in the middle of a shallow river

Dear Expectant Mother,

Hello from the Golden State! I’m Alvin. Thank you for taking 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 everyone in my family. 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 for my parents: always supporting me in my playful interests at the same time guiding me on how to be a successful adult. I’m very fortunate to learn from the best and will always listen to your 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 loved living abroad. I have friends all over the world and fly often to see them 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 a child worldwide.

More About Me: I love working as a design engineer in tech and also enjoy being a Realtor. I own multiple rental properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and am fortunate to have complete flexibility to spend as much time as possible with my child.

Did I mention I love food? I love cooking with friends and visiting excellent restaurants 🙂 I have to admit I’m terrible at the gym but I love dancing and being active!

More About Me

I love working as a design engineer in tech and also enjoy being a Realtor. I own multiple rental properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and am fortunate to have complete flexibility to spend as much time as possible with my child.

Did I mention I love food? I love cooking with friends and visiting excellent restaurants 🙂 I have to admit I’m terrible at the gym but I love dancing and being active!

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 camp out where we hire professional musicians to come perform. I build stages for it 🙂

Home is Where the Heart is

My house is within a mile from 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 ’til this day! I am super fortunate to be surrounded by lovely people.

My Family

My family and I are close but they are scattered around the globe so I feel truly blessed having 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 parents, brother and cousins at least once a year. They are currently living in Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto and Hong Kong. We can’t wait to share the smiles, laughter, & memories!

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 🙂 I learned to cook from Julia Child so butter is a staple in my cooking!

It warms my heart 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.

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.

My Life

I’ve traveled to more than 48 counties and loved living abroad. I have friends all over the world and fly often to see them 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 a child worldwide.

Alvin playing an acoustic guitar
Picking at the guitar

More About Me

I love working as a design engineer in tech and also enjoy being a Realtor. I own multiple rental properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and am fortunate to have complete flexibility to spend as much time as possible with my child.

Did I mention I love food? I love cooking with friends and visiting excellent restaurants 🙂 I have to admit I’m terrible at the gym but I love dancing and being active!

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 camp out where we hire professional musicians to come perform. I build stages for it 🙂

Alvin in a blacksmith shop hammering a project on an anvil
Hammering on anvil

Home is Where the Heart Is

My house is within a mile from 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 ’til this day! I am super fortunate to be surrounded by lovely people.

Alvin in winter clothing holding a sleepy puppy
One of the puppies on my friend’s farm

My Family

Alvin and family together and smiling while in a building in Thailand
Family trip to Thailand

My family and I are close but they are scattered around the globe so I feel truly blessed having 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 parents, brother and cousins at least once a year. They are currently living in Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto and Hong Kong. We can’t wait to share the smiles, laughter, & memories! 

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 🙂 I learned to cook from Julia Child so butter is a staple in my cooking! 

It warms my heart 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.

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.

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Thank You

I’m so grateful, thank you! 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.

I’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.