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Chris & Brittany

We believe adoption is a gift we are blessed to pursue in our path to parenthood. To be chosen as parents to your child would be a dream come true. We're more than ready to share lots of love (and a little bit of magic)! We're excited to see what the next chapter brings in our adoption journey and are truly grateful you have taken the time to view our profile.

About Us

Chris
Brittany
Job
Business Office Manager
Senior Living Executive Director
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management
Bachelor's Degree in English Literature
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married
State
Rhode Island

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Happy Halloween From the Magic Kingdom

Our favorite vacation spot has to be Walt Disney World. We both grew up traveling to the sunshine state at least once per year and have more than a little nostalgia for the resort. There is something to be said to walk through the gates of Magic Kingdom and see Cinderella's Castle at the end of Main Street. Not only is it a way to feel like a child again, but also gives us the opportunity to relish in the simple things in life. A trip to Disney (ironically enough) forces us to slow down, appreciate a delicious meal, and enjoy the scenery.

We Love Disney World!

Each of us favors a different park for different reasons. Chris prefers EPCOT that focuses on art, food, and the future. It is an ever-changing utopia that always promises "a great, big, beautiful tomorrow." Brittany prefers Animal Kingdom that focuses on wildlife conservation and immersing you in this "big, blue world."

To be able to share the love we feel for Disney with a child and see the magic through their eyes would be the greatest gift.

Our Leisure Time

Gathering With Friends to Watch a Bruins Playoff Game

Brittany's favorite hobby includes getting lost in a book as often as possible. On the deck, relaxing with the dogs after work or just lying in bed are all times that are usually accompanied with a good book. With friends and family members who are also bookworms, it's easy for Brittany to find new ideas on what books to read next and the dangerous part is starting a series with multiple entries because it'll mean multiple trips to our local sprawling library to finish each series.

Chris enjoys the musical aspect of life. He's been self-teaching himself to play guitar since Middle School and has goals of setting up an acoustic guitar for the nursery one day to expand his skills and share his love of music with their child. Sports are also a huge part of his life, especially football and hockey, and being able to attend games and travel to different areas with friends and family to watch their favorite teams.

As a couple, we also love spending time with our group of friends. We've taken vacations together, traveled together, get together for dinners/celebrations and other events like concerts as much as we possibly can together as a group.

Together, we find time to do as much as possible with our dogs, Zero and Kenobi. Traveling to local events and outdoor pop-ups like restaurants and breweries that allow dogs to give them exposure to the sights and sounds of a bustling environment.

Our Family Traditions

When we first bought our house, we knew it would be important for us to host at least one or two holiday events to guarantee we would see extended family members. Both of us have fond memories as we grew up where family would gather to celebrate for many reasons, so it seemed only natural.

One of our favorite traditions is our annual Fourth of July cookout. Since we have so much room to entertain, we invite our friends, immediate and extended families to take advantage of the nice weather. It turns into a pot luck where everyone brings a dish to share over good conversation and an evening fire.

Another family tradition relates to Christmas. The day after Halloween, all our decorations go up except for the centerpiece: the Christmas tree. The weekend after Thanksgiving, we drive to a local tree farm with our dogs and walk up and down the aisles to find the perfect, fresh cut Christmas tree. Once we pick one, we tie it to the roof of the car and walk back toward the gift shop. There is a photo opportunity with a giant, fresh pine wreath you can stand inside. We take a family picture and buy fried Oreos and hot chocolate from a local vendor to share in the car before heading home to decorate. All of this is in preparation to host Christmas dinner, which we do each year.

Photos

Just Down the Street is a Beautiful Lake
Just Down the Street is a Beautiful Lake
Hi Neighbor! Welcome to Our Home!
Hi Neighbor! Welcome to Our Home!
Running the Annual Turkey Trot
Running the Annual Turkey Trot
Chris Playing Guitar
Chris Playing Guitar
Reading With Our Goddaughter, River
Reading With Our Goddaughter, River
Visiting the Famous Hocus Pocus House
Visiting the Famous Hocus Pocus House
A Night Out With Friends Full of Laughs & Memories
A Night Out With Friends Full of Laughs & Memories
Checking Off a Bucket List Concert for Brittany to See Harry Styles
Checking Off a Bucket List Concert for Brittany to See Harry Styles
The Happiest Day of Our Lives Thus Far
The Happiest Day of Our Lives Thus Far
Enjoying the Grand Opening of the Narragansett Brewery With Kenobi
Enjoying the Grand Opening of the Narragansett Brewery With Kenobi
At a Wedding
At a Wedding
Halloween With Friends
Halloween With Friends
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Just Down the Street is a Beautiful Lake
Just Down the Street is a Beautiful Lake
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Hi Neighbor! Welcome to Our Home!
Hi Neighbor! Welcome to Our Home!
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Running the Annual Turkey Trot
Running the Annual Turkey Trot
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Chris Playing Guitar
Chris Playing Guitar
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Reading With Our Goddaughter, River
Reading With Our Goddaughter, River
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Visiting the Famous Hocus Pocus House
Visiting the Famous Hocus Pocus House
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A Night Out With Friends Full of Laughs & Memories
A Night Out With Friends Full of Laughs & Memories
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Checking Off a Bucket List Concert for Brittany to See Harry Styles
Checking Off a Bucket List Concert for Brittany to See Harry Styles
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The Happiest Day of Our Lives Thus Far
The Happiest Day of Our Lives Thus Far
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Enjoying the Grand Opening of the Narragansett Brewery With Kenobi
Enjoying the Grand Opening of the Narragansett Brewery With Kenobi
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At a Wedding
At a Wedding
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Halloween With Friends
Halloween With Friends

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home Comes With a Wonderful Backdrop of the Sky When the Sun & Clouds Hit Just Right

We currently live in a small village of our state. As a close-knit community, it's easy to bump into familiar faces and become regulars at local coffee shops and small businesses. The community is also always posting events for fairs, food truck events, farmers markets, etc and even more so in other communities nearby that offer a slice of Americana with a Main Street lined with mom and pop shops, antique stores and small restaurants. Living here and seeing familiar faces all the time makes you a part of the community family by association.

Our street is a long, quiet one, but we come across families with kids in their yards quite frequently as we walk our dogs. Everyone always waves when they see you.

Our home is a raised ranch, built in 1996 on five acres of open land. With three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, we envisioned this house as the perfect home to raise a family with plenty of space to expand as needed. With a horse ranch next door, it's as close to living in the "country" as possible for Rhode Island.

Our community has multiple parks across the area. A walking path for bikes and strolls with the dogs along a scenic route is also nearby. We're currently about a 2-5 minute drive from all these locations to spend time with our family, a few turns away from a beautiful, peaceful lake with a boat launch and even a small beach is nearby.

Our Extended Families

Hopeful Soon-to-Be Grandmas

We both have close relationships with our families. We are quite lucky that both live within 30 minutes of us, so it makes staying in touch quite easy. We enjoy hosting an annual Fourth of July cookout to bring our friends and families together to share food, enjoy music, and spend quality time with those we love. We also love to have smaller family gatherings, whether it be going to Brittany's mom's house to make dinner, play board games with Chris's parents and sister, or go to a nice restaurant with Brittany's dad.

Disney With Family

What makes our family unique is our shared love of all things Disney both as a couple and on both sides of the family. Both of us spent many vacations in Disney as children, and now that we're adults, we take family vacations with Chris' parents and hope to eventually do the same with Brittany's.

Our families are very supportive of our adoption journey. Both Chris and Brittany's families are eager to watch and be a part of extending our little family. Our parents are especially super excited to enter into the role of grandparents, in general.

From Us to You

As of April of 2022, we have been married for over 10 years, though we have been together for almost 15 years. We met in 2007/2008 while working together at a combination Hollywood Video/Game Crazy store. Once we started dating, it quickly became clear we were "simply meant to be" and that the rest would be history, so we began planning our future. It seemed like the obvious next step, now that we each had found the perfect partner that next we needed the perfect dog. After a little bit of research on PetFinder, we were able to rescue Zero at nine weeks old just a few months after our marriage, and he has been with us through our entire journey.

From there, we knew we were ready to find the perfect home for our growing family and that is how we ended up in a raised ranch house on a five-acre plot on which we currently reside. We purchased this as our first home together as a launching point to growing our family knowing we'd have all the room to grow with the spare bedrooms, second bathroom and massive plot of land to expand should we ever need to. We added our second dog, Kenobi, back in 2020 after years of fertility treatments and trying naturally. Now, we are ready to expand even further and hope to be the perfect family for any child who is given to us to bless our home.

Becoming parents is the last thing we're looking for to fully complete our hearts and our home. We both know we are wonderful partners to one another and are meant to be amazing parents. We want to obtain our dream of raising a child with each other, our pups, and our loving support system consisting of family and friends who have grown into family. Each of us grew up in "Disney" families, so we know the importance of spreading magic to the life of a child and being there for those moments and share with them in their excitement and wonder of the world.

We understand this isn't an easy decision for any birth parent, and we want them to know that we are also here to help support them in their decision to entrust her child's life into ours. Sending letters, pictures, updates and the like are all very important to us in keeping an open relationship with the birth family. We're even open to further communications such as calls, emails, visits, or anything that would help the birth family in this process as again, we cannot begin to imagine how difficult the adoption process is for them. By giving us the greatest gift we can ask for and allowing us to achieve our dream of becoming wonderful, loving parents, we want to reciprocate as much as we can to make sure the birth family is at ease with their decision knowing they made the right choice by selecting us to raise their child.

Sincerely,

Chris & Brittany

Favorites

Chris
Brittany
Actor
Edward Norton
Johnny Depp
Actress
Helena Bonham Carter
Blake Lively
Animal
Dog
Dog
Author
Michael Crichton
Ruth Ware, Liane Moriarty, JK Rowling
Book
Jurassic Park
The Harry Potter Series, Big Little Lies
Candy Bar
Krackel
Nestle Crunch
Cartoon
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rugrats
Childhood Memory
Family trips to Disney; Holiday's at grandparents with all the cousins
Disney with my family
Childhood Toy
My entire TMNT collection of action figures
"Lovey" - Baby Doll
Children's Book
If You Give A Moose a Muffin
The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day
City
Charlotte, NC
Orlando
Classic Movie
Empire Strikes Back
Gone With the Wind
Color
Green
Yellow
Day of Week
Friday night
Saturday
Dessert
Cheesecake
Anything chocolate
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Aladdin
Dream Car
Ford Bronco
Jeep Wrangler
Dream Job
Management / Imagineering for the Walt Disney Company
Exec for Disney
Dream Vacation
Tokyo Disney resorts, Japan in general.
Disney around the world; Concierge at WDW
Family Activity
Relaxing on the deck with the dogs, going on adventures with them.
Vacations, spending time outside
Flower / Plant
Blue Spruce trees, pine trees
Lilies
Food
Chinese food
Pizza; Greek food
Form of Exercise
Running
Walking
Fruit
Grapes
Banana
Game
We play a lot of Disney-related board games as a family during game nights
Villainous
Hobby
Guitar, Video Games, Time with the dogs
Reading
Holiday
Halloween through Christmas, I just love the Fall season.
Christmas
Holiday Song
Carol of the Bells
Chesnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, O Holy Night
Holiday Tradition
Hosting Christmas every year for our families
Going to the tree farm and picking out a Christmas tree
Ice Cream
Ben and Jerry's Half Baked
Forbidden chocolate
Junk Food
Wendy's
Snack mix, cheese puffs, Oreos
Leisure Activity
Playing video games with friends online, playing guitar
Sitting on the deck in the sun with the dogs
Magazine
Game Informer
People
Memory with a Child
Holding our goddaughter, River, for the first time
Watching my little cousin grow into a successful young man, meeting my goddaughter for the first time
Memory with Spouse
Engagement trip to Disneyland, all vacations together to Disney World
Our engagement trip in 2010
Movie
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Swing Kids, Dead Poets Society, Cry Baby
Movie Munchie
Reese Pieces
M&Ms or Buncha Crunch
Movie Quote
"Pizza dude's got 30 seconds" - TMNT
"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it."
Movie Type
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
Horror, rom-com, drama
Musical
Lion King on Broadway
Chicago, Rent, Les Miserables
Musical Group
Avenged Sevenfold
One Direction
Nursery Rhyme
If You're Happy and You Know It
Little Red Riding Hood
Olympic Event
Ice Hockey
Figure skating, hockey
Personal Hero
Sam Mills
Walt Disney
Play
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Anything Shakespeare
Poet
Edgar Allen Poe
Shakespeare
Quality about my Spouse
Her relentless ability to take care of everyone around her, and put their needs as a priority.
His humor
Quote
"I could quit, or keep pounding. I'm a fighter. I kept pounding" Sam Mills
Life is too short to be anything but happy
Restaurant
Le Cellier; Canada Pavilion in EPCOT
Wrights Farm, Pats Italian
Sandwich
Graduate from J's Deli
Steak and cheese or gyro
Shopping Store
World of Disney; Emporium; Memento Mori
TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Target
Song
"Second Heartbeat" by Avenged Sevenfold or "Fear of the Dark" by Iron Maiden
Anything Harry Styles
Sport to Play
Hockey
Sport to Watch
Hockey or Football
Hockey
Sports Star
Luke Kuechly / Patrice Bergeron
Patrice Bergeron; David Pastrnak
Sports Team
Carolina Panthers / Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
Subject in School
Any Gifted Arts courses I took in High School
English Literature
Superhero
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Thor
Thing to Cook
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
Ravioli, lasagna
Time of Day
Early evening, sunset
Early afternoon
Tradition
Weekend Dunkin' runs w/ the dogs; Taking them to pick out our annual Christmas Tree
Picking out a fresh Christmas tree each year
TV Show
The Office
Gossip Girl
TV Show Character
Shoresy (Letterkenny / Shoresy series)
Basically every Gossip Girl character
Type of Music
Rock and Roll, 80's pop/one hit wonders
Pretty much anything
Vacation Spot
Walt Disney World, Disneyland
Disney
Video Game
Kingdom Hearts ; God of War series
Mario Kart

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