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Chris & Angela

You may be uncertain about our profile. You may even be uncertain about adoption. But we want to assure you that we are certain about your child. We are certain we will love them, and provide for them, and guide them through all of life's adventures. And we are certain we will honor you and your love for them along the way. We welcome you to read our profile and get to know us better.

About Us

Chris
Angela
Job
Financial Crime Compliance
Researcher
Education
Law Degree
Law Degree & Ph.D.
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Little Friend Aurora & Baby Burro are Totally Cute in Mexico!

Valle de Bravo, a beautiful town in Mexico, is our favorite vacation spot. We discovered this gem several years ago while living in Mexico City. Its charm surprised us. Boats cruising a gorgeous lake in the valley of green mountains. A mix of colorful cottages and modern homes dotting the hillsides. Paragliders sailing the winds into the valley. In the nearby forest is a butterfly preserve—the place to which all monarch butterflies migrate. On horseback we rode through swirling clouds of butterflies as they came out of hibernation. No wonder the area is designated a puebla mágica—a magical village. We enjoy strolling the cobble-stoned streets, stopping in shops and art galleries, cafés and restaurants. Families gather at the town square in the late afternoons. Children play as their parents snack on street food and visit well into the evening. The square is the center of all community life, and that’s what we really love about Valle de Bravo. Families spending quality time together, connecting with their friends and neighbors, and living in the moment. We look forward to sharing the magic of Valle de Bravo with a child.

Education We Will Provide

Angela Takes a Fun, Innovative & Experiential Approach to Education

We both went to law school after college, and later Angela got her Ph.D. and became a college professor. Needless to say, we think formal education is very important. We’ll give your child the same education that our parents generously gave to us—attendance at the best schools in our community, and as much college as they want.

Informal education is just as valuable. That’s why Angela will be a stay-at-home mom, giving her full attention to a child. Early childhood is a critical time for learning, and your child will benefit from Angela’s cuddling, play, and story time. We’ll also introduce them to foreign languages. When your child is older, they can expect trips to the library, science museums, and aquariums. They’ll go to summer camps, and we’ll travel as a family to interesting places, near and far. We’ll provide all the learning experiences a child needs to become a well-rounded, interesting, and successful adult.

Our Cultural Heritage

Chris's Grandparents' School in Colombia

Chris’s grandfather was born and raised in Colombia to missionaries who founded schools in Bogotá and Baranquilla. This heritage led Chris to a life of service across the Spanish-speaking world—from repairing churches in Cuba, to representing Mexican migrant farm workers, to volunteering at a home for severely handicapped children in Spain. We visited the Colombian schools recently to honor Chris’s grandparents. What we learned from these experiences is to cherish and promote cultural diversity, and to strive to build a legacy, regardless of one’s origins. We’ll bring your child into our bilingual home, and encourage additional languages, as we know firsthand how they enrich our work and personal lives. We’ll travel to other countries to experience and understand other cultures. And we’ll raise them in an open-minded home, where everyone is treated equally and respectfully.

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Strolling Through the Neighborhood Roof Garden
Strolling Through the Neighborhood Roof Garden
Laughing at Chris's Corny Jokes!
Laughing at Chris's Corny Jokes!
Kiss Me in the Morning
Kiss Me in the Morning
Gorgeous Eiffel Tower at Sunset
Gorgeous Eiffel Tower at Sunset
Awesome View of Rio de Janeiro
Awesome View of Rio de Janeiro
Chris Carries Both Backpacks on the Hiking Trail
Chris Carries Both Backpacks on the Hiking Trail
Best Friends Enjoying Food & Family in Mexico
Best Friends Enjoying Food & Family in Mexico
Chris & Little Friend Aurora Take a Break Outside a Charming Shop in Mexico
Chris & Little Friend Aurora Take a Break Outside a Charming Shop in Mexico
Look Who's Babysitting Tonight
Look Who's Babysitting Tonight
Big Fans Chris & Nephew Dave Cheer for West Ham at a Soccer Match in London
Big Fans Chris & Nephew Dave Cheer for West Ham at a Soccer Match in London
Angela's Volleyball Team Wins the Rally
Angela's Volleyball Team Wins the Rally
Backstage Pass With Niece Jenna - Destined for Broadway!
Backstage Pass With Niece Jenna - Destined for Broadway!
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Strolling Through the Neighborhood Roof Garden
Strolling Through the Neighborhood Roof Garden
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Laughing at Chris's Corny Jokes!
Laughing at Chris's Corny Jokes!
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Kiss Me in the Morning
Kiss Me in the Morning
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Gorgeous Eiffel Tower at Sunset
Gorgeous Eiffel Tower at Sunset
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Awesome View of Rio de Janeiro
Awesome View of Rio de Janeiro
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Chris Carries Both Backpacks on the Hiking Trail
Chris Carries Both Backpacks on the Hiking Trail
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Best Friends Enjoying Food & Family in Mexico
Best Friends Enjoying Food & Family in Mexico
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Chris & Little Friend Aurora Take a Break Outside a Charming Shop in Mexico
Chris & Little Friend Aurora Take a Break Outside a Charming Shop in Mexico
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Look Who's Babysitting Tonight
Look Who's Babysitting Tonight
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Big Fans Chris & Nephew Dave Cheer for West Ham at a Soccer Match in London
Big Fans Chris & Nephew Dave Cheer for West Ham at a Soccer Match in London
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Angela's Volleyball Team Wins the Rally
Angela's Volleyball Team Wins the Rally
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Backstage Pass With Niece Jenna - Destined for Broadway!
Backstage Pass With Niece Jenna - Destined for Broadway!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Neighborhood Park Shows Wimbledon, Horse Races & Family Movies in the Summer

We live in London, one of the world’s most exciting, historical, and multicultural cities. We love all of the parks, castles, and museums, and traveling to continental Europe is so easy. Because there are so many young families here in our new neighborhood, the community plans all kinds of family events—like the ice skating rink and gingerbread cookie decorating contests in the winter, and children’s treasure hunts and family movies in the park in the summer.

Our riverside apartment is in a gated community. We have beautiful gardens with lots of grass and trees and flowers, where kids and pets play, as well as a fitness center and indoor swimming pool. Our home is quite spacious by London standards, with three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Plenty of room for a child!

There are lots of things we really love about our home. First, we have a fantastic view of the Thames River, all the boats, and the downtown skyline. Second, the walkability of our neighborhood cannot be beat, especially inside the nearby shopping mall where all the moms meet up with their baby strollers. But the best thing is we are very close to Chris’s work. He has only a 10-minute walk to his office, which means more free time for fun and family!

Our Extended Families

Cheesy Family Photos at Christmas

Although we live in London, geography does not stop us from seeing the most important people in our lives. We have big families, and we are all very close. We visit the US several times a year, our families come to see us, too, and we Skype a lot!

Chris & Niece Jenna

We frequently choose vacation spots for our family holiday celebrations. We spent Christmas at Disney World with Chris’s entire extended family to celebrate his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Angela’s family likes to have Thanksgiving adventures. One year we had crab legs on the beach for Thanksgiving dinner; the next year we had a turkey dinner at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. We also love Cedar Point, an amusement park on Lake Erie. We went every summer as kids, loving the roller coasters, games, and junk food! Now we go as often as we can with our families.

When we’re just hanging out with family in our hometowns, we still have a ton of fun, especially with our 19 nieces and nephews. Whether it’s playing board games or cheering at sporting events, going to the movies or to the theater, snow tubing in the winter or cooking out by the pool in the summer, our family gatherings are playful, lively, and loud. Our families can’t wait for us to add another child to the fun!

From Us to You

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 & Angela

Favorites

Chris
Angela
Actor
Matt Damon
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actress
Jennifer Lawrence
Rachel McAdams
Animal
Penguin
Giraffe
Author
Carlos Fuentes
John Irving
Book
Anna Karenina
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Candy Bar
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
Snickers
Cartoon
Scooby Doo
Scooby Doo
Childhood Memory
Wilderness Camp
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Childhood Toy
Football
Barbie
Children's Book
Green Eggs and Ham
Harold and the Purple Crayon
City
Mexico City
Mexico City
Classic Movie
Casablanca
The Wizard of Oz
Color
Blue
Purple
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Panna Cotta
Adam's Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple Cheesecake
Disney Movie
Toy Story
Beauty and the Beast
Dream Car
Tesla
Jaguar F-Type Coupe
Dream Job
Philanthropist
US Supreme Court Justice
Dream Vacation
Hiking the Appalachian Trail
A Cruise Around the World
Family Activity
Family walks or hikes
Long family walks after Sunday roast
Flower / Plant
Hydrangea
Tulips
Food
Sushi
Roasted Chicken
Form of Exercise
Hiking
Water Aerobics
Fruit
Cherry
Apple
Game
Telestrations
Clue
Hobby
Travel
Travel
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Holiday Song
"All I Want for Christmas Is You"
"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer"
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Eve Dinners
Party on Christmas Eve
Ice Cream
Graeter's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Graeter's Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip
Junk Food
Boston cream donut
Nachos
Leisure Activity
Watching movies
Movies
Magazine
The Economist
The Atlantic
Memory with a Child
Teaching my nieces how to ice skate
First time I held my eldest niece
Memory with Spouse
Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains
First time we traveled to Europe together
Movie
The Shawshank Redemption
World War Z
Movie Munchie
Caramel Corn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." Dead Poet's Society
"You can't handle the truth!" A Few Good Men
Movie Type
Drama
Action/Disaster
Musical
1776
1776
Musical Group
OK Go
Maroon 5
Nursery Rhyme
"I'm a Little Teapot"
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
Olympic Event
10,000-meter run
Women's Gymnastics
Personal Hero
John Glenn
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Play
Hamlet
Fair and Tender Ladies
Poet
William Shakespeare
Walt Whitman
Quality about my Spouse
Her Sense of Humor
His Integrity
Quote
"This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man." Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3
"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." Eleanor Roosevelt
Restaurant
Hacienda de los Morales, Mexico City
La Hacienda de los Morales, Mexico City
Sandwich
Reuben
Pizzaburger
Scripture
"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" Mark 8:36
"The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion." Proverbs 28:1
Shopping Store
Amazon
Amazon
Song
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams
"Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves
Sport to Play
Basketball
Volleyball
Sport to Watch
College Football
Baseball
Sports Star
LeBron James
Laurie Hernandez
Sports Team
Ohio State Buckeyes
Washington Nationals
Subject in School
Spanish
Algebra
Superhero
Hulk
Storm
Thing to Cook
Tortilla Espanola
Soups
Time of Day
Evening
The golden hour before sunset
Tradition
Destination Thanksgiving
Keeping our anniversary journal
TV Show
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
TV Show Character
Sheldon Cooper
Veronica Mars
Type of Music
Classical
Classical Guitar
Vacation Spot
Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Valle de Bravo, Mexico
Video Game
Super Mario
Just Dance

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