★ his birth name is gilbert allen. his mother never married; she had the child as a young woman, perhaps not ready to take care of a kid on her own. his biological father is never mentioned. he grows up in a dingy one-room apartment. most of the time his mother's gone to work to scrounge enough money for the both of them. gilbert is left with his neighbors quite often.
★ gilbert enters the foster care system when he's five. he stays at a group home for children for several months before a family picks him. his first foster family gets the brunt of his turmoil as he comes to terms with his mother's abandonment. it takes many months of therapy and family counseling for gilbert to adjust. in the end his case is plead for transfer, and he is taken away from another home.
★ gilbert is seven when he is brought into james and marc deluca's home in peachtree city, california. they have a daughter several years older than gil. james works as a civil engineer while marc is the owner of his own bakery, girasol.
★ again, gil has to adjust and he counts down the days when he might be transferred again. some days he wishes he could leave so kids won't bully him for being an orphan and/or having gay parents. some days he wishes he could stay forever. he continues going to therapy; james and marc are much more responsive and receptive to gil's needs. gilbert is ten when he is officially adopted. now he is gilbert deluca.
★ his dad and papá have an agreement that they'll respect whatever gil's decisions are if his mother ever decides to come back into his life. gilbert has no intention of meeting her yet.
★ along the years his parents decide to foster and adopt another child, a young girl. and while gil now has two sisters to annoy and bother him, he loves them dearly. his eldest sister is currently a teacher at ridgeview and his youngest sister is a sophomore.
★ he starts helping out at the bakery and eventually learns to take on baking as a hobby. he's far from being as skillful as his papá but gil has a few specialties he's quite proud of.
★ gilbert has always dreamed of being a doctor, but it isn't until he enters high school that gilbert is definitive that he wants to work with children. he hopes to be a pediatrician one day, but for now he's taking his time to maintain his grades and extracurricular activities. college is just ahead since he is a senior now, so he's hoping to get into John Hopkins or USF with an emphasis in pediatrics.
★ on his down time, he enjoys exercising since a healthy body leads to a healthy mind! gil also enjoys blogs and podcasts and video games. he hopes that he can stream a game one day or have a podcast channel. reading is also a favorite of his. gil enjoys comics and graphic novels as well. he can play a liiittle bit of piano, but it's mostly self-taught and not very good lol.