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Chris & Christine
We are extremely excited you are reading this and considering helping us become first time parents. We both are very loving and supporting of each other and hope to pass that same love, affection, and support to a child. We understand this is a very difficult decision and wish you strength, luck, and support as you search for the perfect family.
Our Leisure Time
We are very fortunate living near the nation’s capital. Washington, D.C. is exciting and also educational. There are museums, monuments and festivals to go see. We also like going to the National Zoo and baseball games.
When we're not out and about exploring the city, sometimes a weekend can be as simple as taking a walk in the park next to our home or just enjoying some of our favorite movies or TV shows on the couch.We’re also fairly active. Christine takes several yoga and pilates classes a week to stay in shape and be social. In the winter Chris likes to snowboard while Christine likes to read by the fire. We love the beach in the summer, whether it’s down in Florida with Chris’s aunt and uncle, at the New Jersey shore with family, or even somewhere more exotic like Hawaii or the Dominican Republic. Chris can normally be found surfing and Christine enjoys getting some sun. After a busy day, we also love sharing a scoop of ice cream or piece of chocolate cake!
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Chris About Christine: Christine is caring, warm, and generous. I love that we complement one another so well and strengthen the areas where the other might be weaker making us both better rounded. Christine and I are truly best friends. Even hobbies that are more my own seem more enjoyable because I get to share them with her. She’s also great at making me a better person by encouraging me to challenge myself and showing me how proud she is at what I’ve already achieved.
Christine About Chris: Chris is a caring, affectionate person who makes me laugh. He’s my best friend and the love of my life. He’s going to be an incredible father and is an amazing uncle. He loves spending time with my niece Julia and nephew Vincent. Additionally he enjoys hanging out and playing guitar and drums with them. Chris loves to babysit his nephews and niece. To watch him bond with our niece and nephew puts a smile on my face. I can’t wait to start our own family together.
How We Met
We met 4 years ago when introduced through our parents. We both grew up in the same area of New Jersey and our parents knew each other because of mutual friends. After talking a couple times over the phone and email Chris took Christine out on their first date at a restaurant both liked. We hit it off and every time Chris went home to visit his family or friends they got together. Chris was immediately struck by how outgoing, kind, and generous Christine was. Christine loved that he seemed to be an affectionate person and made her laugh. Eventually she even started taking trips of her own to visit and before you know it we were engaged and she had moved to Virginia.Plans changed unexpected while Chris was still in the military. We had to put the big wedding we were planning on hold and get married quickly in front of just our parents before Chris got deployed to Afghanistan. When he returned safe and sound Christine had a beautiful wedding planned for all their family and friends. We renewed our vows on a beautiful day in April and the rest as they say is history.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a new three bedroom townhouse right across the river from Washington, D.C. in Northern Virginia. What we love about our home and area is how close we are to numerous things. Not only are we a short car ride from the nation’s capital we can walk to a number of the area’s famous bike trails and beautiful national wetlands park that's home to birds, turtles, beavers, and deer.
The elementary and middle school our child would attend is walking distance from our home and is ranked in the top quarter of public schools for our area. Schools in our area also place within the top 10% nationwide.Our development is small but tight knit. We’re close with our neighbors most of whom have at least one or two children. The community is gated so with the light automobile traffic the neighbors' children can often be seen playing together in the neighborhoods common areas. Our area is home to many young working professional parents like ourselves.
Our Extended Families
We both come from very loving, normal size families. The majority of our immediate and extended families live in New Jersey. While we don’t live in the same town anymore, it’s still nice to have our families within a short drive. Chris’s parents have been married for 41 years and still live in the house he grew up in.
Christine’s sister Allison, brother-in-law Stan, their daughter (Julia) and sons (Vincent, Joseph) all live close to Chris's parents house. Christine’s mother Rose lives with them as well. We are truly blessed that the members of our immediate and extended families get along so well. Our families will get together with one another even when we are not visiting because they just have such a good time together and enjoy each our’s company.
We’re also close with cousins our own age on each side of our families. Chris’s cousin Michael and his wife Maria come to D.C. often to hang out and see the city. We also love to spend the summer’s at the beach with Christine’s cousins.
From Us to You
Thank you for taking a look at our profile and considering us as adoptive parents. We realize this is a hard decision and thank you for considering adoption.
If you were to choose us your child would have a truly blessed life. We live in a beautiful spacious home in one of the prettiest, most exciting spots in the country. Our neighborhood perfectly blends the best parts of the outdoors like rivers, parks, and wildlife sanctuaries, with the most entertaining parts of the city, such as great shopping, dining, shows, events, and cultural diversity. We already made plenty of lasting memories here but are absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to expand on that with a child of own.
We have been married for three years however have known each other for five years. We are truly blessed to have found a soul mate. Over time our bond has only strengthened not weakened. We both come from families and parents with strong loving partnerships and know what a pivotal role this has played in the success of our marriage.
Your child would also have three of the most excited and doting grandparents ever; not to mention numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins of all ages. We both have lots of family on each of our sides and both sides are close with each other, not just with us. Family time like holidays and traditions are so important to us. We can already imagine family Christmases; opening presents under the tree, family ski trips, boating, and meals together. Christine is looking forward to “Mommy and me” classes, trips to the playground, and playdates. Chris is looking forward to sharing his love for sports and music. We can’t wait to spend days together at the waterpark or kayaking along the Potomac. Regardless of what we are doing our days will be filled with laughter, love, and smiles.
We believe that education, strong ethics, and morals are fundamental to a child’s development. Communication between the two of us is one of the high points of our relationship and we hope to teach our child through example how important it is to openly share their feelings as well as being receptive to others. Regardless of their successes or failures we want any child of ours to realize that they didn’t do it on their own and life is about how you treat others.
This is our first adoption. If we are fortunate enough we hope your child will be joined by other siblings through adoption as well. If you were to choose us we hope to stay in contact with you as much as you’re comfortable with. It’s important to us that any child of ours understands their story and never feels the place they came from is a mystery. We not only want him/her to feel comfortable with how our family came to be but you to also rest assured that you made the right decision and your child is loved and well cared for. We love to take pictures (especially Christine!) and write. We hope you’ll enjoy receiving them as much as we’ll enjoy making them.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We hope this gives you a sense of understanding about our commitment to becoming parents. Adoption is one of the most selfless and loving gifts that can be chosen by all involved. We’re appreciative of your strength, courage, and love and wish you the best in your decision.Sincerely,
Chris & Christine
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