close menu

contact us


« Prev FamilySearch Families» Next Family

Thank you for viewing our profile

If you would like to learn more about us, please call 1-800-ADOPTION (2367846), fill out the form at the bottom of our on-line profile page, or email us at

To revisit our on-line profile page and view our profile video at American Adoptions, simply use your mobile phone to scan the QR code on the right. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Sean & Janella

Thank you for considering us and getting to know us. We are a fun, loving, and adventurous couple that have always known we wanted to be parents. We've chosen adoption because we want to share the wonderful life we have built together that is filled with support, compassion, and happiness with a child. We can't wait to have a little one become a part of our family!

About Us

Regional Sales Manager
Principal Right of Way Agent
Bachelor's Degree in International Studies
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Legally Married

Our Cultural Heritage

Out to Dinner on Vacation

We are a multi-cultural family celebrating our Mexican and Filipino heritages. Sean is Filipino-American and Janella is Mexican-American. We both have large extended families and there is always a family birthday or celebration to attend. We both grew up in a culturally diverse area and have been immersed in many ethnic cultures. We have found that our Mexican and Filipino backgrounds have many things in common which has given us so much to celebrate together. We grew up similarly with strong family values of respect and honesty.

The way we celebrate our cultures is mainly through food. We share traditional foods such as albóndigas (meat ball and vegetable soup) and Adobo (a traditional filipino pork dish) but also blend our American culture by preparing a mean cowboy chili and grilling hot dogs and hamburgers for Fourth of July. We also celebrate our cultures by attending various local cultural events and dressing in traditional clothing for special occasions and family gatherings.

Our Leisure Time

At the Beach

We have always enjoyed the outdoors the most. Ever since we met, the beach has been a place for us to relax and spend our time together. We enjoy being in the water and look forward to teaching our child to swim and be comfortable in the ocean water playing in the calm waves with us. Being under our umbrella making shapes or finding that sweet nap under the sun makes each beach day perfect. Near our home are a few great hiking trails that we enjoy regularly. There's one that has a waterfall in the spring after all the rain. Most mornings we try to go for an easy walk to start our day.

Sean grew up playing golf with his brother and dad, and Janella started playing a couple years ago and we've been enjoying the game together on a couple different vacations. Janella enjoys doing yoga regularly both at home and in a studio. On warm days we go on bike rides. There are several bike only paths in our community that make it pleasant to ride. We would introduce our child to these activities and encourage and provide opportunities for them to explore activities or hobbies they like.

We enjoy having movie nights at home with fresh popcorn and our favorite snacks. We usually have a book we are reading together and enjoy painting or drawing.

Adoption in Our Family

Both of us have been blessed with adoption in our extended families. Sean has an aunt that was adopted and Janella has a cousin and most recently a niece. In addition, Janella's best friend has recently adopted their children. We will lean on their experience for guidance and support. We see the joy and great love that is shared first hand through these relationships. We see how they bond, make special moments and work together as a family unit. We have immediate and direct representation of how beautiful adoption is. We see and feel our family's support of adoption and know that they will share in loving this child.

We hope to continue the example set for us and we see adoption as a great family building experience that is both giving the gift of parenthood and providing a safe and loving home for a child.


Paris, France
Paris, France
Janella Baking With Her Godson
Janella Baking With Her Godson
Sean Gofling
Sean Gofling
Attending Women's Soccer Gold Cup Final 2024
Attending Women's Soccer Gold Cup Final 2024
Hiking in Maui
Hiking in Maui
Horseback in Denali, Alaska
Horseback in Denali, Alaska
Taking a Ski Break
Taking a Ski Break
Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs
Helicopter Ride
Helicopter Ride
Janella hiking in Sierra de Quila, Mexico
Janella hiking in Sierra de Quila, Mexico
Sean Surfing
Sean Surfing
At a Family Wedding
At a Family Wedding
1 / 12
Paris, France
Paris, France
2 / 12
Janella Baking With Her Godson
Janella Baking With Her Godson
3 / 12
Sean Gofling
Sean Gofling
4 / 12
Attending Women's Soccer Gold Cup Final 2024
Attending Women's Soccer Gold Cup Final 2024
5 / 12
Hiking in Maui
Hiking in Maui
6 / 12
Horseback in Denali, Alaska
Horseback in Denali, Alaska
7 / 12
Taking a Ski Break
Taking a Ski Break
8 / 12
Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs
9 / 12
Helicopter Ride
Helicopter Ride
10 / 12
Janella hiking in Sierra de Quila, Mexico
Janella hiking in Sierra de Quila, Mexico
11 / 12
Sean Surfing
Sean Surfing
12 / 12
At a Family Wedding
At a Family Wedding

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in California in a tight knit, culturally diverse community with restaurants, markets and a community center within walking distance from our home. There are monthly and annual events; some of the notable events are the semi-annual art studio walk, field day, Easter egg hunt, summer concerts, pancake breakfast fireman fundraiser, and a Christmas Parade. The community center has a nice playground, open grass area, asphalt basketball/tennis court and an outdoor stage. Nearby we have community parks, schools, libraries, churches, theaters, sporting venues, amusement parks and attractions, airports, hospitals, several shopping centers and the beach! Many of our neighbors are young families that will often have play dates at our community park. There is a local nature preschool and traditional preschool that our neighbor's children attend.

Our home is in a suburban-foresty area, surrounded by trees with many walking and hiking trails, a beautiful creek, and charming stores. Our home has three bedrooms and two baths, but it's the loft overlooking the living room that all the kids enjoy checking out or hanging out by the big stone fireplace in the living room. Our favorite place in our home is our living room because of the fireplace, the natural light that comes in from the sky lights and it's where we spend most of our time together. We have an enclosed backyard with a garden and plenty of space for a child to play and explore.

Our Extended Families

Janella's Family

Janella's mother lives 15 minutes from us and will be a huge support to us. Sean's extended family all live 30-40 minutes away and we get together frequently. Nearby we have plenty of aunties, uncles, cousins and friends to support us. Our parents enjoy being grandparents and can't wait to welcome a beautiful grandchild into our family. We have cousins and a recent niece that are adopted and we feel our child would share a close kinship with them.

Sean's Family

We have several nieces, nephews and a godson who frequently visit and love to spend time at our home. Most recently, we had our niece, who is adopted, over and we played games, read books and baked cookies with her. At night, we gathered around the fire pit outside told stories and reminisced while our niece slowly fell asleep in our arms. You could see the amusement on her face to hear us share funny stories of her parents.

This Easter weekend we spent it with our godson molding clay into small figurines, eating fresh baked bread and blood oranges from the tree. We had a great time being creative and catching up during our godson's spring break.

Our favorite tradition is Sunday Dinner, we make a big family meal and talk about our upcoming week.

From Us to You

Hello, we first want to say that we admire your strength and have been with you in prayer and thought. Rest assured your child will always know the difficult decision their birth mother made and how much she loves them. We have strong values of communicating with honest open minds, showing respect and kindness, and leading with love. We hope to share our lives with a child and provide them with every opportunity we can. We will provide an encouraging environment for a child to thrive. The area we live in is full of diversity and opportunity for a child to grow. We have access to great schools and top universities, art, and year round sports. We both grew up near our home and had great childhoods, filled with sports; such as soccer, cross-county, track and field, swimming and golf. We had access to art and educational camps such as writing camps and nature camps. We hope to provide a child with all of these opportunities and more.

We enjoy being outdoors, hiking and bicycling and being at the beach. We have active lifestyles but also enjoy our chill time to play games, watch movies and spend a whole day indoors. We are a fun loving and playful family that wants to give all we can by showering a child with love. People would describe us as a happy, youthful and imaginative couple. We can see the Opera one day and Saturday morning cartoons the next day.

We feel the love of the children around us. Our nieces, nephews and friend's kids are constantly asking to come over to our house and we can't wait for the day that our kids will get to play with them. When they visit we spend the day immersed in activities or on an adventure outside. The days go by fast as we get lost in what we are doing. We hope to share our attention, playfulness, imagination and love with a child.

We have been together since 2010 and married in 2018. We are committed to each other and have loved being able to grow so much in front of each other. We have been successful in our lives, building a beautiful home, thriving careers and a steady emotional support system of family and friends. We love each other deeply and our favorite thing to do is to spend time with each other.

We respect and welcome the amount of contact you desire. Whether it's exchanging emails or annual updates sharing letters and pictures, we promise to keep the communication open to you for as long as you wish. We know you have a tough decision to make and we have wanted to be parents for quite some time. We would be honored to be in contact with you and to carry on raising a beautiful child.

We share with you our deepest promise to care for your child with all of our being. Truly we feel immensely blessed to be considered. Thank you.

Sean & Janella


Jim Carey
Pedro Pascal
Margot Robbie
Viola Davis
Brian Kilmeade
The Giver
The Odyssey
Candy Bar
Tom and Jerry
Childhood Memory
Grandpa teaching us Tennis
Playing in a fort made of sheets under the warm Summer sun
Childhood Toy
Building Blocks
Children's Book
White Fang
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Paris, France
Paris, France
Classic Movie
Day of Week
Key lime pie
Creme Brulee
Disney Movie
Lion King
Inside Out
Dream Car
Aston Martin
Vintage Porsche
Dream Job
Safari photographer
Film Director
Dream Vacation
A trip around the world
African Safari
Family Activity
Flower / Plant
Steak & Fries or Sushi
Form of Exercise
Holiday Song
Little drummer boy
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Holiday Tradition
New Years Day golf and brunch
Cooking with Family, Tamales
Ice Cream
Banana & Oreo
Junk Food
Buffalo Wings
Leisure Activity
watching movies
Watching Movies
Memory with a Child
Swimming with my nephew and niece
Baking cookies with my Godson
Memory with Spouse
Our first night in Paris
Snorkeling in the Ocean
The Sandlot
Movie Munchie
Gummy Bears
Movie Quote
Life is not the amount of breaths you take. Its the moments that take your breath away -Hitch
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience. A process that cannot be understood by stopping it. We must move with the flow of the process. We must join it. We must flow with it. -Dune
Movie Type
Lion King
Lion King
Musical Group
Beach Boys
Kings of Leon
Nursery Rhyme
Im a little teapot
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Swimming/ Bobsled
Running and Swimming
Personal Hero
My Dad
My Mommy
The King and I
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Mos Def
Edgar Allen Poe
Quality about my Spouse
Love her but leave her wild
One of the greatest freedoms in life is how we react to things
Petit Crenn
Hondaya (Japanese )
1 John 4:8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Psalm 46:5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.
Shopping Store
Banana Republic
The Way You Make Me Feel
Claire de Lune
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Formula 1 Racing
Sports Star
Kobe Bryant
Serena Williams
Sports Team
LA Kings (Hockey)
Angel City Football Club
Subject in School
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Steak, Fries and Ceaser Salad
Time of Day
Mid afternoon
Early Morning
New Years Day Golf and Brunch
Family Dinners on Sunday
TV Show
Modern Family
TV Show Character
Ted Lasso
Phil, from Modern Family
Type of Music
Hip Hop
Vacation Spot
Paris, France
Video Game
Ratchet & Clank

Get in Touch

Provide more information, so American Adoptions can connect you with this family.

Preferred method of contact:

Contact Information


*Once you have filled out this form, an American Adoptions specialist will help you get in touch with this family. You can also call 1-800-ADOPTION (236-7846) to speak with an adoption specialist immediately.