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Ree & Jennifer

We eagerly welcome you to explore our profile, recognizing that we understand the challenges involved in this journey. For us, family is everything, and the opportunity to welcome a child into our home would be truly precious. We envision a life filled with genuine moments, joyful experiences, and new adventures. These are just a few of the countless experiences we aspire to share as a loving family.

About Us

Culinary Food Scientist
Bachelor's Degree in Food Science
Master's Degree in Social Work
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Biking Tahoe

Ree enjoys cooking and feeding others, most often it's more of an excuse to invite family and friends over so their bellies can get fed. Depending on the season will be subject to what activities we will engage in. We like snowshoeing in the winter and hiking and long walks in the summer. Seldomly, we ski and snowboard while bicycling outdoors when weather permits. Our longest bike ride was 72 miles around Lake Tahoe for a Leukemia charity event. Often times we cherish our quiet quality times together by cooking a nice meal and relaxing with a TV series or movie while cuddling with our cat Perla. Camping is a favorite activity we really enjoy as well because it allows us to get away and be one with nature. We feel as if we have a good balance with being at home and going out exploring surrounding areas seeing what's new.

Our Cultural Heritage

Engagement Photo in Traditional Khmer Dress

Ree's family is from Cambodia with a little bit of Chinese origin. His paternal grandmother is half Chinese and half Cambodian. He speaks fluent Cambodian (Khmer). Most of his family members fled the Khmer Rouge war in the late 1970's, however some of them unfortunately did not survive. They made the trek to the Philippines where Ree was born and 6 months post birth, we were sponsored to start a new life in America.

Jennifer's family is of Caucasian descent. Her dad is Norwegian, German, and Welsh. Her mom is Irish with little Chinese stemming from her great grandparents. Attending Sunday church services and celebrating common Christian/Lutheran holidays is a tradition she participated during her entire life.

We feel culture and food go hand in hand as we enjoy making dishes and sharing it with friends and family. Ree's culture dish includes items such as banana wrapped sticky rice desserts and noodle curries while Jennifer's culture includes things like Jello salad and bratwurst. Exploring other cultures through food is one of the many ways we like to connect with people giving them a sense of comfort and love.

Our Family Dream

Like all parents, we want the very best in everything possible for their child. We hope for our child to be resilient, independent, kind, compassionate and above all, be caring. Our dream for this child is happiness and fulfillment to find joy in their pursuits, whatever they may be. We hope to teach strong character morals and values to guide this child to make ethical decisions and contribute positively to society. We understand that this child is not be a carbon copy of us and we will attempt to make sure they acknowledge their biological mother if agreed upon. They will be a part of our immediate family, and with their extended and biological family as well. Being surrounded by extended family and friends provide a large network of additional support, cheering them on in all they do. Our job as parents is give the best life as possible and to become a responsible adult in society.


Hiking in Yellowstone
Hiking in Yellowstone
Jennifer Diamond Painting
Jennifer Diamond Painting
Ree Snowmobiling
Ree Snowmobiling
Jennifer Paddleboarding
Jennifer Paddleboarding
Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach
Enjoying the View in Sedona
Enjoying the View in Sedona
Aces Baseball Game
Aces Baseball Game
Chicago Dinner Cruise
Chicago Dinner Cruise
Family Tahoe Boat Cruise
Family Tahoe Boat Cruise
At the Reno Balloon Races
At the Reno Balloon Races
Snowshoeing at Night
Snowshoeing at Night
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Hiking in Yellowstone
Hiking in Yellowstone
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Jennifer Diamond Painting
Jennifer Diamond Painting
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Ree Snowmobiling
Ree Snowmobiling
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Jennifer Paddleboarding
Jennifer Paddleboarding
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Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach
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Enjoying the View in Sedona
Enjoying the View in Sedona
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Aces Baseball Game
Aces Baseball Game
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Chicago Dinner Cruise
Chicago Dinner Cruise
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Family Tahoe Boat Cruise
Family Tahoe Boat Cruise
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At the Reno Balloon Races
At the Reno Balloon Races
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Snowshoeing at Night
Snowshoeing at Night

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We take great pride in our house, a charming one-story single-family home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The fenced backyard provides an ideal space for hosting gatherings with our family and friends. Its size is perfect, striking a balance between not being too large or small, creating a cozy atmosphere. Our family includes an adorable adopted kitten named Perla, who particularly loves playing with her cat Dad. Together, they enjoy constructing indoor blanket tents, while cat Mom takes pleasure in cuddling with our feline companion. Maintaining both our front and back lawns during the summer and tending to a small garden in the backyard is entertaining and relaxing. Our neighborhood is fairly flat with a few gentle hills. We frequently explore the area on our bicycles, often ending our rides at Jennifer's parents' residence, which is approximately three miles away.

Ree & Perla

Residing only an hour from Lake Tahoe gives us the option for many outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, or just relaxing on the beach staring at the crystal blue water.

Our Extended Families

Family Gathering

The size of our families varies significantly, with Ree's family being large and Jennifer's family relatively small. Jennifer is an only child, and her parents live just a short distance away, making it convenient for us to visit them by foot, bike, or car. They are semi-retired and we make it a point to gather for a sit-down Sunday dinner at least once a week.

Jennifer's Mother's Birthday

On the other hand, Ree's family resides on the east coast, specifically in Virginia and Maryland. Every year, we plan trips to Virginia to reconnect with them through shared meals and various activities. Ree has an older brother and two younger brothers. Additionally, he has numerous first cousins, who we consider the second generation American, as his father was one of eight siblings, making them Ree's aunts and uncles.

During Ree's childhood weekends, and sometimes even on weekdays, it was common for a family member to join us for dinner, as there were always open seats. Food played a central role in our lives, as it brought us together and influenced our activities. In fact, Uncle Sontho owns a farm where we would spend our summers camping with around 30 family members. These gatherings involved enjoyable activities such as grilling, watching movies on a projector screen, and playing games. This outing eventually turned into a family reunion tradition.

From Us to You

It is impossible to fully express the difficulty one may feel when making the decision to consider adoption. Choosing a family based solely on a video and written profile requires a great deal of faith and trust, and we can't imagine the weight of that decision. We want you to know that if you choose us, your child will be loved and supported through all of life's challenges. They will always be our top priority, and we will strive to provide them with the best life possible.

Our own journey began in 2015 when we met online through After three years of getting to know each other, we got married with the hope of expanding our family with a biological child. One advantage of meeting online is the ability to filter the qualities we were looking for in a partner. As we got to know each other, we discovered that we had both attended the same culinary University, just a year apart. Our loving and quirky personalities weren't captured in our dating profiles but became evident once we met in person. Our love for each other has only grown stronger over time. We mention this because we believe being chosen as parents based on our profile alone; is a similar situation.

Fast forward to 2018, we tied the knot and made many attempts to get pregnant and grow our family. It has been an emotional rollercoaster with many ups and downs during the process. Still to this day, we have no living children even after going through IVF. Since we have been unsuccessful in our attempts to conceive, we are moving towards adoption as a natural progression.

We purchased our home in Northern Nevada with family in mind. A few years ago, a new Elementary School and Middle School was built into our community. With the many parks that are within walking distance from our home, we feel like this area is the perfect place to raise a child. Going out for walks around the block or bike riding and playing outdoors are just a few routines we hope to engage in. Jennifer can't wait to read bed time stories and Ree is excited to teach them how to cook while being creative. The memories captured will always be special and your child will live a very happy life.

In regards to contacts, we are open to what you're most comfortable with. Who knows what the world will be like in a few years with social media apps and such. But right now, we're ready to send letters, emails, pictures, or occasional meet-ups too if that's preferred. Your child will always remember you and how you brought him/her into this world. Our duty as parents will be to raise them into the best human possible and to someday better shape the world, we all live in today.

Thank you for opening your heart and reading our profile. As you consider us to raise your little one and wish to know more about us, please reach out.


Ree & Jennifer


Tom Hanks
Robin Williams
Angelina Jolie
Meryl Streep
Snow Monkey
Anthony Bourdain
Marie Forleo
No Reservations
Everything Is Figureoutable
Candy Bar
Take 5
Dennis the Menace
Finding Nemo
Childhood Memory
Yearly family road trips to Disneyland
Swimming in Summer
Childhood Toy
Remote control cars
Stuffed Dog
Children's Book
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Where The Sidewalk Ends
Chicago IL
Atlantic City
Classic Movie
A Christmas Story
The Wizard of Oz
Light Blue
Day of Week
Boston Cream Pie
Magic Cookie Bars
Disney Movie
Lion King
Dream Car
Porche 911 GT3
VW Bus
Dream Job
Restaurant critic
Mermaid in a giant fish tank
Dream Vacation
Cruise around the world for a year
New England at a lake in the summer
Family Activity
Road trips
Flower / Plant
Peking Duck
Form of Exercise
Spinning Cycling Class
Mandarin Oranges
Hide and seek
Animal Crossing
Diamond Painting
Independence Day
Holiday Song
Christmas in Hollis
Holiday Tradition
Eating noodles for good luck on New Year
Family Time
Ice Cream
Butter pecan
Mint Chocolate Chip
Junk Food
Potato chips
Leisure Activity
Bird watching
Car and Driver
Martha Stewart Living
Memory with a Child
Making my little brother shrimp tempura from scratch when I was 16 and he was 5.
Memory with Spouse
When I gifted Jennifer a replica of her childhood stuffed animal.
Vacation in Hawaii
Fast and the Furious
The Goonies
Movie Munchie
Nachos with cheese
Movie Quote
I'll be back
You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself
Movie Type
Musical Group
The Righteous Brothers
Beastie Boys
Nursery Rhyme
Five little monkeys
Ants go Marching
Olympic Event
Track and field
Figure Skating
Personal Hero
Jose Andres
Dr. Suess
Emly Dickinson
Quality about my Spouse
Having a big heart
Don't waste it, taste it
Hope is the Thing with feathers
Chinese dim sum
Del Taco
Hot Pastrami
Turkey Sandwich with mayo, mustard, lettuce, white bread, extra pickles
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Shopping Store
Whole Foods
At Last by Etta James
Hold On My Heart- Genesis
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Ice Hockey
Sports Star
Michael Jordan
Diana Nyad
Sports Team
Washington Commanders
Vegas Golden Knights
Subject in School
Home Economics
Cat Woman
Thing to Cook
Time of Day
Going out for pizza on anniversaries
Church on Christmas Eve
TV Show
Big Brother
Saturday Night Live
TV Show Character
Type of Music
Vacation Spot
Video Game
Super Mario
Animal Crossing

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