Adoptive Family Chris and Angela
We don’t know you yet, or what’s going on in your life, or how you’re feeling about adoption. We only know that you have a decision to make. Before you make your choice, we think there are a few things you should know about us. First, we have a happy, stable marriage, and we have wanted to be parents for many years. Second, we like to live our lives globally, having worked and traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Europe. Third, we are hoping for a truly open adoption.

A Beautiful Beginning. We eloped to New York City in February 2006. As dog lovers, we had tickets to the Westminster Dog Show, so we planned the ceremony between show events. But a blizzard hit?"over 26 inches of snow! Flexibility is our strong suit, and we were married at City Hall in Manhattan two days later than planned, with our parents by our sides. It couldn’t have been more special. We’ve weathered a few “blizzards” during our marriage, not least of which was our infertility. Still, our marriage is solid and strong, thanks to communication, teamwork, and a whole lot of laughter. We keep a loving and happy home, and a happy home means a happy child.

Oh, the Places We’ll Go. For us, travel is not about taking vacations; travel is a way of life. During our marriage, we’ve lived in six states and three countries, and we’ve traveled to many dozens more. We are neither nomads nor jet setters, but rather we enjoy the experience of international living. Even though we plan to return to the US after our time in London, it’s likely our family will live out of the country again in the future. We are excited to take your child to new and interesting places and to foster in them an appreciation of cultural diversity. We look forward to giving your child the opportunity to live overseas and to raising them as a global citizen. Travel will always be a part of our life, and home will always be where we are.

Welcome with Open Arms. Not only do we welcome your child into our hearts, but we also welcome you into our life. This child will always be your child, and that’s why we’ll consider you family. We’ll discuss the adoption openly and honestly with your child from the beginning, and your child will always know how much they are loved by you and by us. We’re more than happy to update you on your child’s progress through letters and pictures. But we ask you to consider a more open adoption. We imagine video and phone calls, regular visits, and celebrating your child’s birthdays together. You may have additional ideas for our open adoption, and we are eager to hear your thoughts.

You may be feeling uncertain about the decisions you’re about to make. You may or may not choose adoption. You may or may not choose us. But we are certain you will make the best decision for you and your child. We wish you well.

Chris and Angela

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