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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.

About Us

Chris
Christine
Job
Financial Analyst
Future Stay-at-Home Mom
Education
Master's Degree of Business Administration & Public Policy
Associate's Degree - Medical Assistant
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Pretty Flowers in D.C.

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

Hugs with Our Niece

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.

Proud Uncle Chris

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.

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At an Art Museum
At an Art Museum
A Great Day for Kayaking
A Great Day for Kayaking
Ice Skating
Ice Skating
Chris Playing Guitar
Chris Playing Guitar
All Smiles on Vacation
All Smiles on Vacation
Potomac River
Potomac River
Chris Surfing
Chris Surfing
Christine Practicing Yoga
Christine Practicing Yoga
All Dressed Up
All Dressed Up
Funny Faces
Funny Faces
Hawaiian Sunrise
Hawaiian Sunrise
Cherry Blossoms Festival
Cherry Blossoms Festival
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Potomac River
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Chris Surfing
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Christine Practicing Yoga
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Hawaiian Sunrise
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Cherry Blossoms Festival

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

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

Chris's Family

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 with Her Sister, Niece & Nephew

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

Favorites

Chris
Christine
Actor
Leonard DiCaprio
Ryan Gosling
Actress
Jessica Chastain
Reese Witherspoon
Animal
Snake
panda
Author
George R. R. Martin
Sandra Brown
Book
The Bone Clocks
Friction
Candy Bar
Snickers
Snickers
Cartoon
Family Guy
Minnie Mouse
Childhood Memory
Too many
Going to the jersey shore with family
Childhood Toy
G.I Joe
care bears
Children's Book
Horton Hears a Who
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
City
Honolulu
New York City
Classic Movie
The Godfather
Blue Lagoon
Color
Blue
Blue
Day of Week
Friday
Friday
Dessert
Key Lime
Brownies
Disney Movie
Alladin
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Dream Car
Bentley
Honda Civic
Dream Job
Rock Star
Artist
Dream Vacation
Hawaii
Hawaii
Family Activity
Movies
Going to the beach
Flower / Plant
Sunflower
Food
Sushi
Pizza
Form of Exercise
lifting weights
Yoga
Fruit
Banana
Grapes
Game
Scrabble
Hobby
Playing Guitar
Reading
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Silent Night
Holiday Tradition
laying wreaths at Arlington cemetary
Caroling
Ice Cream
Chunky Monkey
Mint Chocolate
Junk Food
Chips
Twizzlers
Leisure Activity
surfing
Walking In the park
Magazine
Rolling Stone
People
Memory with a Child
Swimming with my niece
Babysitting
Memory with Spouse
wedding
Proposal
Movie
Think Like A Man
Movie Munchie
Swedish fish
Popcorn
Movie Quote
You Had Me At Hello
Movie Type
Action
Romantic Comedy
Musical
Tommy
Wicked
Musical Group
Gaslight Anthem
N'synch
Nursery Rhyme
Mary had a Little Lamb
Olympic Event
Hockey
Ice Skating
Personal Hero
Father
Husband
Play
Death of a Salesman
Wizard of Oz
Poet
Pablo Neruda
Walt Whitman
Quality about my Spouse
Her Sense of Humor
His Affection
Restaurant
Cuba Libre
Chilies
Sandwich
Monte Cristo
turkey and cheese
Shopping Store
REI
Express
Song
Bad Blood
Sport to Play
Hockey
Tennis
Sport to Watch
baseball
Football
Sports Star
Derek Jeter
Eli Manning
Sports Team
NY Giants
NY Giants
Subject in School
Military History
Science
Superhero
Batman
Super girl
Thing to Cook
Lobster
pasta
Time of Day
Evening
12 noon
Tradition
Military "Wetting Down"
Sunday Dinner
TV Show
Breaking Bad
General Hospital
TV Show Character
Dwight "The Office"
Olivia Pope
Type of Music
Punk Rock
Pop
Vacation Spot
Hawaii
Florida
Video Game
Call of Duty

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