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Kris & Jaynie

Family means everything to us and adoption means that our long held dream of having a family will come true. We believe we will be wonderful parents and we are committed to providing our child a loving environment to grow up in. Our hope is that if you choose us, you are confident that you are making a good choice for your baby. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for considering us.

About Us

Portfolio Analyst
School Librarian
Master's Degree in Finance
Master's Degree in Library and Information Science
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Exploring Historical Sites With Kris' Dad

Both of our families are supportive of our decision to adopt. Kris' parents are very familiar with adoption because they adopted him as an infant. They know how it feels to desire a family for many years and have experienced the joy of finally having those dreams come true. Kris knows first-hand the importance of having supportive parents and a loving family. His dad taught him to appreciate nature and how to cook, while he credits his mom for his love of baseball and ability to tell funny stories just like her. Because of Kris' background he will be able to form a special connection with our child and be a role model as he or she gets older. Kris went through a closed adoption which means that, in his case, he has no known family medical history. This proves difficult even today when medical professionals ask about his medical history or others ask about his heritage. For this reason and the benefits of forming a relationship with birth parents, we are willing to have an open adoption if that is what you desire.

Our Leisure Time

Volunteering at the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Walk

In our free time we enjoy cooking, playing with our dog, and hiking. We like exploring the area we live and supporting local restaurants.

Individually, Jaynie enjoys reading and running while Kris mainly enjoys spending time outdoors during hunting season.

Our home is our happy place. In the summer you can often find us spending time in our backyard playing games, grilling, and having campfires.

We both enjoy going to baseball games and watching movies. We have plans to visit as many MLB stadiums across the United States as we can.

We often vacation in Jamaica and have traveled to places like Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Sonoma, and Canada.

Volunteering is another important part of our lives. Kris sits on the board of the local Big Brothers, Big Sisters chapter and Jaynie is on the local Take Steps committee for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation. Every year we fundraise for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and the Crohns and Colitis Foundation and participate in local events.

What It Means to Become Parents

We Can't Wait to Add to Our Family!

When we have children, we plan to model how our parents raised us. We both felt loved, safe, and free to express ourselves. We would like to provide our children as many opportunities we can including experiences we did not have. For example, neither of us had the opportunity to travel outside the country to explore other cultures until we were adults. We hope to travel to many places across the country together and plan to allow our child to participate in any activity they are interested in, regardless of whether we personally enjoy the activity or not. We would like our child to be open-minded, educated, and kind to others. In order for a child to grow, we believe he or she needs a safe and nurturing environment where he or she is not afraid to make mistakes and learn. We plan for our children to form close relationships with our parents and extended families.


Sunset in Jamaica
Sunset in Jamaica
Enjoying a Fall Concert Together
Enjoying a Fall Concert Together
Exploring New Places
Exploring New Places
Raising Money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Raising Money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Enjoying the View on a Hike
Enjoying the View on a Hike
Kris Will Grill Anything - Even Pizza!
Kris Will Grill Anything - Even Pizza!
Acting Silly With Our Oldest Family Friends
Acting Silly With Our Oldest Family Friends
We Love Watching Baseball
We Love Watching Baseball
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
Exploring a Waterfall on a Hike With Wrigley
Exploring a Waterfall on a Hike With Wrigley
Soaking in the Beautiful Scenery of Sonoma
Soaking in the Beautiful Scenery of Sonoma
Celebrating Life & Love Together
Celebrating Life & Love Together
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Sunset in Jamaica
Sunset in Jamaica
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Enjoying a Fall Concert Together
Enjoying a Fall Concert Together
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Exploring New Places
Exploring New Places
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Raising Money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Raising Money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters
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Enjoying the View on a Hike
Enjoying the View on a Hike
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Kris Will Grill Anything - Even Pizza!
Kris Will Grill Anything - Even Pizza!
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Acting Silly With Our Oldest Family Friends
Acting Silly With Our Oldest Family Friends
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We Love Watching Baseball
We Love Watching Baseball
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Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!
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Exploring a Waterfall on a Hike With Wrigley
Exploring a Waterfall on a Hike With Wrigley
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Soaking in the Beautiful Scenery of Sonoma
Soaking in the Beautiful Scenery of Sonoma
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Celebrating Life & Love Together
Celebrating Life & Love Together

Our House and Neighborhood

We Love Living Here in Our Friendly Community!

We reside in suburban Pennsylvania in a four-bedroom, three-bathroom house with a large fenced in yard. We take pride in maintaining our house ourselves and have recently enjoyed spending time watching movies in our finished basement. Our favorite room is our kitchen because we have a large island big enough to prep healthy meals for the week or cook new dinner recipes together. In the summer you will often find us outside in our backyard reading, grilling or playing fetch with our dog.

Our neighborhood has rallied together during the pandemic, providing a safe scavenger hunt for the neighborhood children, planning distanced graduation parties, and hosting weekly food trucks. There are many children in our neighborhood that often ride bikes on the sidewalks and plenty of dogs to pet when we take our evening walks. There are soccer fields and a playground connected to our neighborhood, as well as a nearby nature preserve with walking paths and creek access. The public library, elementary schools, and the local market are a short, ten-minute drive from our house. Our community often holds chicken barbecue fundraisers, 5K's to support various causes, and events like the annual ice festival with parades and live ice carvings.

Our Extended Families

Jaynie's Family

We enjoy spending quality time and making memories with our families. You will often find us cooking meals, hiking, and playing board games or cards together. Although our immediate families live two hours away, they visit often and we make an effort to see them. We also have extended family that live locally that we see on a regular basis. Jaynie's sister lives across the country but they still talk on the phone almost every day and are best friends. We enjoy small gatherings at the family cabin, exploring cuisine at local restaurants, and riding roller coasters at the local theme park. One of our favorite traditions is a Christmas Eve gift exchange with Jaynie's extended family who live all around the United States. We can spend hours talking with Kris' Dad about Pennsylvania history, his garden, or the meals he has found in old cookbooks and has prepared from scratch. Our parents get along very well and we often spend holidays together playing board games or watching football. Kris was adopted as an infant and has always felt loved and supported by his family and community. Our families are thrilled to welcome a new member of the family and have expressed a strong desire to be involved in our child's life.

Thanksgiving With Family

From Us to You

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for considering us as your child's adoptive parents. We admire that you were able to make the difficult decision to choose adoption for your baby. We can only imagine the strength it took to make this decision and we want to make sure you are comfortable with choosing us.

We have known each other for fourteen years and have been married for six. We have been best friends and life partners for many years. We have come to terms with infertility and recognize adoption as a special and equally fulfilling way to grow our family. As an adoptee himself, Kris will be able to form a special connection with our child. We have struggled through hard times and truly appreciate what it means to commit to another person through good times and in bad. We want you to know that we will make the same commitment to our child.

We promise to be good role models, provide encouragement, and raise our child with devotion and compassion. We know first-hand the positive impact a supportive environment has on the growth of a child, so we promise to surround him or her with a loving family. Kris knows how important it is for adoptive parents to be loving, compassionate, and caring. We value education and resilience, therefore we hope to provide our child with many opportunities to take risks and follow his or her passions. We intend to be honest and open about our child's adoptive journey from the time he or she is young. If you desire, we would love for you to talk with our child about your adoption journey when he or she grows older and has questions.

When we dream of our family, we think of cozy winter movie nights, bedtime stories, and playing catch in the backyard. We can envision homework sprawled across our dining room table and cheering on our child from the stands. Our hearts will be full as we watch our child hit milestones. It is our intention to teach our child the morals we hold dear and we hope he or she grows into a kind, generous, and compassionate adult. Our parents are absolutely thrilled to become grandparents and teach their grandchild everything they know. Choosing us will mean that our dreams of family will finally come true.

We want to assure you that we are committed to having an open adoption if you desire. Although we may live far apart, we can send emails, letters and pictures to you on a regular basis. We will make every effort to ensure our child feels accepted and loved. We want you to be pleased with the life you have chosen for your baby and be proud of the person he or she becomes.

Although we are so happy with the life we have built as a married couple, we are so excited to start this next chapter in our lives with our son or daughter. We would be honored if you consider us.


Kris & Jaynie


Chris Pratt
Daniel Craig
Natalie Portman
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
George R.R. Martin
J. R. R. Tolkien
Game of Thrones
Harry Potter
Candy Bar
Milky Way
Crunch Bar
Scooby Doo
Childhood Memory
Playing Sports
Sled Riding
Childhood Toy
Winnie the Pooh
Children's Book
Harry Potter
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Classic Movie
Dr. No
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Day of Week
Triple Chocolate Cake
Gob/Whoopie pie
Disney Movie
Star Wars
101 Dalmations
Dream Car
My Dad's 1967 Chevelle
Mini Cooper
Dream Job
Baseball Analyst
Professional Organizer
Dream Vacation
New Zealand
Family Activity
Playing Cards
Flower / Plant
Form of Exercise
Holiday Song
Holly Jolly Christmas
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Holiday Tradition
Making Perogies on New Year's Day
Christmas Eve Dinner
Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
Junk Food
Salt and Vinegar Chips
Leisure Activity
Field and Stream
Memory with a Child
Playing catch with my younger cousin
Reading aloud to Kindergarten students
Memory with Spouse
Honeymoon in Jamaica
Niagara Falls
Batman: The Dark Knight
Remember the Titans
Movie Munchie
Watermelon Sour Patch Kids
Milk Duds
Movie Quote
It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me. -Bruce Wayne
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -Albus Dumbledore
Movie Type
Jersey Boys
Spring Awakening
Musical Group
Nursery Rhyme
The Wheels on the Bus
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Personal Hero
My Dad
My Dad
Quality about my Spouse
Work Ethic
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. -Babe Ruth
A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. -Neil Gaiman
Rizzo's of Windber
Checkers Bistro
Barbecue Chicken
Do to others as you would have them do to you. -Matthew 7:12
For you are my rock and my fortress; for your name's sake you will lead me and guide me. -Psalm 31:3
Shopping Store
Bass Pro Shop
Country Roads
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Sport to Play
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Javier Baez
Simone Biles
Sports Team
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
Subject in School
Thing to Cook
Fish Tacos
Time of Day
Family Girls Weekends
TV Show
Band of Brothers
TV Show Character
Jon Snow
Type of Music
Vacation Spot
Video Game
Call of Duty

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