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Chip & Rocki

We are honored and grateful that you are considering us as adoptive parents for your precious child. We are open to the level of openness you are comfortable with and, if you select us, we look forward to meeting you. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.

About Us

Personal Financial Counselor
Director of Research
Master of Business Administration
Ph.D. in Communication Studies
Legally Married

Our Promise to You

Ready to Start a Bike Ride in D.C.

Chip is excited to be a dad – and he will do everything possible to provide amazing experiences for your child. He likes to say that he is already preparing his "dad-a-base" with dad jokes. Corny, right? When your child is old enough, he can't wait to share his love of Legos with them. He also looks forward to taking them on biking trips (he is already researching biking trailers for toddlers and balance bikes for when your child is old enough).

Rocki will no doubt be a loving mother. She has so many plans to teach and educate her kids, give them opportunities to broaden them and be successful. Chip can't imagine a better mother-to-be.

We have always encouraged each other to pursue our goals, and we will do the same for your child. If they want to be an astronaut, we will make sure that our next vacation includes a trip to NASA. If they want to be an artist, we will sign them up for art classes and take them to the art museum. No matter what your child wants to do in life, we will help them achieve their dreams.

Our Adventures

On a Cruise

We can't wait to share our love for adventures with your child.

On the weekends we enjoy going on bike rides around Alexandria and into the city of Washington, D.C.

Each year we also love going on vacations, and when your child is old enough, we can't wait to have them help us plan where we go each year.

One of our favorite vacation spots is Hilton Head. Chip grew up going on vacation there every year. Chip enjoys early morning runs on the beach, while Rocki walks and looks for shells. In the evenings we always enjoy walking on the beach after dark.

We also enjoy going on cruises. Our favorite cruise destination is Bermuda. We had fun exploring the island, swimming, and kayaking on the ocean. We love meeting new friends on the ship and look forward to dinners each night.

Some of our other memorable adventures have been to New York City, Niagara Falls, the Bahamas, Port Canaveral, and skiing in Pennsylvania.

We want to show your child the world - and we can't wait for the adventure to begin!

Fun Facts About Us:

Chip After an Exciting Plane Ride


  • He loves building with Legos.
  • He is training to participate in a triathlon – swimming, biking, and running!
  • He loves wearing crazy colored socks.
  • He makes the best omelets.
  • He enjoys everything aviation – watching planes take off and land, riding in them, and touring them.
  • Rocki:

  • She enjoys baking – cakes, cookies, anything sweet!
  • She was a camp director for a Girl Scout camp for many years.
  • She plays Wordle and Connections everyday with her Mom.
  • She enjoys riding her bike and can't wait to buy an e-bike.
  • She loves a good cup of coffee in the morning.
  • Together:

  • We love drinking chai tea lattes and eating donuts on a Saturday or Sunday morning.
  • We are always going on adventures in our city – from art tours to hot chocolate tours – We are always looking for fun local things to do.
  • Dinner is an important part of our day – we sit at our table, talk about our day, and take the time to connect with each other.
  • We enjoy gardening and doing yard work together – we can't wait to purchase our next home with a large yard to plant flowers and vegetable gardens.
  • We love to celebrate Christmas – all year round. Every year we pick a gift theme, and then we exchange gifts on the first day of every month. Some of our themes have included puzzles, board games, and crazy socks.
  • Photos

    We Can't Wait to Become Parents!
    We Can't Wait to Become Parents!
    Kayaking in Bermuda
    Kayaking in Bermuda
    With a Starfish on Vacation
    With a Starfish on Vacation
    Being Silly on Vacation
    Being Silly on Vacation
    Rocki in New York City
    Rocki in New York City
    Skiing in Pennsylvania
    Skiing in Pennsylvania
    Our Wedding
    Our Wedding
    Date Night at Christmastime
    Date Night at Christmastime
    In Hilton Head
    In Hilton Head
    On Vacation at the Beach
    On Vacation at the Beach
    We LOVE Donuts!
    We LOVE Donuts!
    At a Wedding
    At a Wedding
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    We Can't Wait to Become Parents!
    We Can't Wait to Become Parents!
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    Kayaking in Bermuda
    Kayaking in Bermuda
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    With a Starfish on Vacation
    With a Starfish on Vacation
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    Being Silly on Vacation
    Being Silly on Vacation
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    Rocki in New York City
    Rocki in New York City
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    Skiing in Pennsylvania
    Skiing in Pennsylvania
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    Our Wedding
    Our Wedding
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    Date Night at Christmastime
    Date Night at Christmastime
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    In Hilton Head
    In Hilton Head
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    On Vacation at the Beach
    On Vacation at the Beach
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    We LOVE Donuts!
    We LOVE Donuts!
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    At a Wedding
    At a Wedding

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Apartment

    We live in a luxury apartment that is nestled in the city of Alexandria, Virginia. With two bedrooms, a dining room, living room, and large kitchen, we have plenty of space to add to our family. Our apartment building has a beautiful pool, an herb garden, and a club room. It also has concierge with controlled access.

    Within walking distance of our apartment, we have preschools, playgrounds, parks, walking trails, and a splash pad. We love hopping on the trolley and riding into Old Town where there are restaurants, cafes, and ice cream!

    One of our favorite things about living in Alexandria is that we are just 10 miles away from Washington, D.C. A quick metro ride into the city gives us the opportunity to explore our nation's capital, from the national monuments to the Smithsonian museums. We can't wait to share the history and culture with your child.

    When we moved to this area a few years ago, we decided to rent an apartment. As we learn more about the area, we are trying to decide where we want to buy a home. Once we bring our child home, we plan on beginning the process of purchasing our forever home.

    Our Extended Families

    Chip & His Mom Dancing Together

    Your child will experience so much love and support from their future grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Our immediate families live in Ohio, but we have extended family from the west coast to the east coast.

    Chip grew up as an only child but has a very large extended family. We see Chip's parents multiple times a year, and enjoy spending holidays together. When we visit Chip's parents we like going out to eat and sitting around the kitchen table playing cards. Chip's parents enjoy going to basketball and baseball games to cheer on some of the younger kids in our extended family.

    With Rocki's Family

    We also see Chip's extended family every year at a family reunion in Pennsylvania. The reunion always involves golf, eating lots of good food, and plenty of stories and jokes.

    We enjoy spending time with Chip's cousins, Ryan, Shannon, and Shannon's husband, Jon. Jon and Shannon recently adopted a baby girl, and we are so excited for our children to grow up together.

    Rocki's immediate family, who also live in Ohio can't wait to expand the family. Her family, which includes her parents, siblings, their partners, and nieces and nephews enjoy visits multiple times a year.

    When we visit Rocki's family, we usually get together to have a meal. Sometimes we go out to dinner and sometimes we have a BBQ. We love getting together for Christmas and opening presents on Christmas Eve.

    From Us to You

    Hello! Nice to meet you!

    Thank you for taking the time to consider us as part of your adoption plan. We have so much respect for you and your journey, and we want to acknowledge your strength and selflessness. Please know that we will give your child a life full of love, support, and opportunities.

    We have been married since 2011 and over the past 10+ years, we have been preparing to become parents. We have established a solid foundation for our marriage, where our love and respect for each other grows every single day. Also, since we got married, we have become established in our careers, Rocki finished her PhD, and Chip became a Certified Financial Planner. We have a happy marriage, satisfying careers, and financial stability. We are now ready to grow our family.

    We live in the Washington, D.C. area, and we can't wait to explore the area with a child. We strongly believe that education is important - but we also believe that education can happen both formally in the classroom and informally by exploring the world. We live near museums, the zoo, and national monuments. We are so excited to teach your child about the world and share our experiences - and we can't wait to see what your child teaches us!

    We have family and friends that have adopted, so your child will grow up in an environment where adoption is not just normal, but also celebrated. Your child will be a part of a family and network of support, love, and opportunity.

    We promise you that we will love your child unconditionally. We will provide a safe home for your child to grow up where they can be themselves. We want to give them every opportunity to achieve their hopes and dreams as they grow up. We will also share their birth story with them because we understand the importance of family and understanding their identity. We want them to know about you and we want you to be as much a part of their life as you would like to be. We hope to stay connected with you. We are open to emails, phone calls, exchanging pictures, and we are willing to travel to you, so that you can spend time with your child. If you have other children, or if you have more children in the future, we want your child to know his or her siblings.

    We can't wait to share our life with your child - we look forward to baking cookies, going on bike rides, reading stories, traveling, family vacations and traditions, and so much more. Your child will have a good education, a supportive community of family and friends, and most importantly, so much love.

    Thank you for taking the time to consider us as potential parents for you child. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about us. Please know that we recognize that this is not always an easy journey, but we are here to help provide as much love, grace, and respect towards this decision you are weighing.

    Chip & Rocki


    Any cute animal
    It's hard to pick just one. I love seeing all animals!
    Clive Cussler and Ken Follett
    Jodi Picoult
    Any good action-adventure book
    I'm not sure I have a favorite - I love reading all books!
    Candy Bar
    Twix, Milky Ways, 3 Musketeers... Really any candy bar
    If I have to pick just one, it would be Caramello
    Childhood Memory
    Summers at my grandma's house
    Going on vacations with my family
    Childhood Toy
    Children's Book
    The Busy Town books
    Green Eggs and Ham, The Little Old Man Who Could Not Read, Let's Go Shopping
    Hilton Head, SC
    Any city that is near a beach
    Classic Movie
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Dirty Dancing
    Day of Week
    The weekend
    Friday or Saturday
    There is a lot of those - ice cream, cake, Oreos, milkshakes...
    Disney Movie
    Herbie the Love Bug
    Cinderella, The Lion King, and Aladdin
    Dream Car
    Ford Explorer
    Ford Explorer
    Dream Job
    Financial Planner
    Stay-at-home mom
    Dream Vacation
    Traveling anywhere that I can ride my bike, run a race, ski, and be active
    Family Activity
    Eating dinner and talking
    Riding bikes
    Flower / Plant
    Any vegetables you find in our garden - zucchini, green beans, cucumber
    Petunias and marigolds
    There is just too many good meals to select from!
    My mom's beef stew or chicken and dumplings
    Form of Exercise
    Biking and running
    Biking or yoga
    Running and biking
    Holiday Song
    Baby it's Cold Outside
    White Christmas
    Holiday Tradition
    Seeing family
    We celebrate 12 months of Christmas - and my husband and I exchange a Christmas gift on the first day of every month.
    Ice Cream
    Oreo ice cream
    Junk Food
    Any kind of junk food!
    Leisure Activity
    Reading, relaxing, or being active
    Reading and watching movies
    Memory with a Child
    Playing in the snow with my nephew
    Meeting my nephew for the first time
    Memory with Spouse
    Meeting my wife
    Cruise vacation to Bermuda
    80's comedies
    I love watching any Christmas movie
    Movie Munchie
    Ice cream
    Movie Type
    80's comedies
    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    Chicago and Hamilton
    Musical Group
    Brian Setzer Orchestra
    Matchbox 20
    Olympic Event
    Pole Vault
    Figure Skating
    Personal Hero
    My parents
    My parents
    Quality about my Spouse
    She is smart
    His humor and his ability to see the good in everyone
    Be good, and if you can't be good, be careful
    Whoever said winning isn't everything never won anything
    Scioto Ribber
    Olive Garden and Outback Steakhouse
    Salami sandwich
    Philly cheese steak
    Song of Solomon
    1 Corinthians 13:4-5
    Shopping Store
    Bike shops or running stores
    Does Amazon count?
    Tennessee Waltz
    You are My Sunshine
    Sport to Play
    Twirling baton
    Sport to Watch
    Sports Star
    Bernie Kosar
    Bernie Kosar
    Sports Team
    Cleveland Browns
    Cleveland Browns
    Subject in School
    History or Science
    Thing to Cook
    My grandmother's jelly and puppy chow (muddy buddies)
    Chicken cordon bleau and Christmas cookies
    Time of Day
    Christmas traditions
    Opening Christmas presents on Christmas eve
    TV Show
    Allo Allo
    Grey's Anatomy, Mad Men
    Type of Music
    Classical and Big Band
    Pop music
    Vacation Spot
    Grandma's house and Hilton Head
    Anyplace with a beach
    Video Game
    Mario Kart

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