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Chance & Kelly

This season of our lives is the beginning of a new adventure. For you, you are embarking on a selfless and courageous journey. We believe that you are strong and what you are doing is brave and powerful. For us, we are hoping to expand our family with the joy of a new child. We will love your child unconditionally. We are grateful to you for taking the time to consider us. We appreciate you.

About Us

Chance
Kelly
Job
Business Development
Teacher
Education
Master's Degree in Business Administration
Master's Degree in Education
Children
Sullivan
Relationship
Legally Married

What Makes Us Unique

Being Tourists in Peru

Our story begins back in college. Kelly and Chance met at the age of 18 and have been together ever since. During our years together we have traveled and lived all over the world. Traveling, exploring, and experiencing the world’s various cultures is a huge part of our lives. Our permanent residents have ranged from downtown cities to suburban areas. Most recently, we lived in Lima, Peru. During our time in Lima, we learned Spanish, experienced and became immersed in the Peruvian culture, and explored the beauty of South America. We were fortunate enough to see Machu Picchu in Peru, as well as travel to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Colombia. South America, especially Peru, provided the experience of a lifetime. We loved Peru, and did not want to leave, but we returned to the states in May 2020 due to the continual COVID-19 lockdowns.

When we returned to the states, we needed to be free of confined spaces, so we bought a RV and drove from Miami, Florida to San Diego, California, then turned around and continued our adventures to Disney, Oklahoma. We had the opportunity to see and explore the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, the Grand Canyon, Arches National Park in Utah, and everything else along the way. It was an unforgettable journey.

Why We Chose Adoption

Celebrating Sullivan's Birthday Curious George Style!

We believe that adoption chose us. For years, prior to having Sullivan, we tried to have children. We went to doctors and specialists only to find that there was really no reason for our infertility. Sullivan arrived as a perfect surprise that no one was expecting, and we were over the moon to welcome him to our family. After having Sullivan, we immediately started to try expanding our family, only to come up with nothing. We tried In Vitro Fertilization. After the third failed attempt of IVF, we decided that we could no longer mentally, emotionally, and physically do another round. Time passed and we realized that we still really wanted to grow our family. Thoughts of adoption came to Kelly first and then to Chance. Both of us realized that it does not matter how a child is conceived or comes into this world, but that the child is welcomed into this world with love. A love that can come from multiple sets of parents all wanting the best for the child. A love that can be shown in different forms. Together we decided that adoption would be perfect for our family. Adoption has brought joy to so many lives and we are so overjoyed with excitement to have adoption be part of our journey.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

We Love Baseball Season

Kelly About Chance: Kelly loves Chance’s passion, she admires his intelligence, and she respects him for being an equal partner in the relationship. For the past eighteen years, Chance has proven to be a true protector and confidant. He has always encouraged her to do what makes her happy and he is her biggest cheerleader. Throughout their years together, they have moved, changed jobs, and had their share of disappointments, but they have always come out stronger together.

Chance About Kelly: Chance loves Kelly’s independent spirit, he admires her patience, and he respects her for having the grace and faith to face challenges head-on to achieve her goals. For the past eighteen years, Kelly has provided unwavering support to Chance in every adventure they have embarked on. Kelly is truly Chance’s rock through all of life’s moments. Without her, Chance could only hope to be even half of who he is today.

Photos

Enjoying the Day at a Local  Pumpkin Patch in Texas
Enjoying the Day at a Local Pumpkin Patch in Texas
Hiking in Buena Vista, Colorado
Hiking in Buena Vista, Colorado
Family Photo on the Golf Course
Family Photo on the Golf Course
Loving Life at Home
Loving Life at Home
Seeing the Nutcracker
Seeing the Nutcracker
At a Bike Rally in Texas
At a Bike Rally in Texas
Enjoying and Exploring Machu Picchu in Peru
Enjoying and Exploring Machu Picchu in Peru
Enjoying the Cool Ocean Air
Enjoying the Cool Ocean Air
Breakfast with Mickey
Breakfast with Mickey
Enjoying Germanfest
Enjoying Germanfest
At the Starting Line of a 5K
At the Starting Line of a 5K
The Cousin Crew
The Cousin Crew
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Enjoying the Day at a Local  Pumpkin Patch in Texas
Enjoying the Day at a Local Pumpkin Patch in Texas
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Hiking in Buena Vista, Colorado
Hiking in Buena Vista, Colorado
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Family Photo on the Golf Course
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Loving Life at Home
Loving Life at Home
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Seeing the Nutcracker
Seeing the Nutcracker
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At a Bike Rally in Texas
At a Bike Rally in Texas
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Enjoying and Exploring Machu Picchu in Peru
Enjoying and Exploring Machu Picchu in Peru
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Enjoying the Cool Ocean Air
Enjoying the Cool Ocean Air
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Breakfast with Mickey
Breakfast with Mickey
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Enjoying Germanfest
Enjoying Germanfest
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At the Starting Line of a 5K
At the Starting Line of a 5K
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The Cousin Crew
The Cousin Crew

Our Extended Families

A Fun Night with Grandma

We both come from large families. Kelly is the youngest of four children and Chance is the oldest of four. We are incredibly grateful to have most of our family members within driving distance and we take advantage of that by seeing those close to us as often as possible. Kelly’s mom lives down the road as well as one of her sisters and her family. There are always cousins to play with. From jumping on the trampoline to having dance parties, the cousins know how to have a good time.

4 Generations

Chance’s parents live on a lake so when we visit them, we swim, fish, take the boat out, and watch fireworks from the boat dock. This is also a perfect location for Chance’s brothers to visit with their families. We are lucky to meet up with Chance’s side of the family two or more times a year. We also love to travel with our family. From yearly ski trips to New Mexico to trips to California’s beautiful beaches, we can adventure with our family wherever we go. Traveling is a huge part of our lives and we love that we can share that with our families. We also believe that sharing these experiences together strengthens Sullivan’s bond with our extended family. Life is better with family.

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Kitchen

Though our weather might change from one minute to the next, there are so many aspects of our area that we fell in love with when we moved here from Lima, Peru. Our house sits on a golf course, so our views are spectacular. We are also able to enjoy the golf course (walking, taking Sullivan’s scooter out, golfing, sledding when it snows) when it is not too busy with golfers.

Home Sweet Home

Our neighborhood has playgrounds, splash pads, a pool, and sidewalks on every street. We are very safe in our community and we love seeing kids riding their bikes and playing with their friends. The neighborhood is filled with diverse families who have children of all ages. One of Sullivan’s best friends lives two houses down, so we have playdates often.

We live in a two-story home that has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. We love the open floor plan, and we spend most of our time in the kitchen and living room. Our living room has large windows that provide views of our backyard and of the golf course. We love entertaining and this is the perfect house to host gatherings for friends and family.

From Us to You

We met 18 years ago and have been married for almost 11 years. During our time together we have traveled the world, changed jobs, lived abroad, learned a new language, welcomed a son, lost loved ones, grieved for the fact that we are unable to produce more biological children, and the list goes on. Our story makes us who we are, a combination of the good times and challenges, but we hope the next chapter of our story is a beautiful new beginning with the addition of a child.

Years ago, when we imagined growing our family, there was no doubt that it would be easy for us. No one in our family had ever dealt with infertility, so why would we? Time passed and we were not pregnant. Doctors were not able to give us specific answers and our frustration was growing. After the “we give up!” mentality hit, we miraculously became pregnant with our son, Sullivan. We felt hopeful and the world was right again. Sullivan brought immense joy to our lives. Once he was born, and we were completely smitten with this amazingly beautiful boy, we wanted to continue growing our family because we have so much more love to give. Years passed again, but this time there was no biological miracle.

Another biological child is not part of our future, but we know that there is still a miracle out there for us. A miracle that can come to us through the help of a courageous and selfless birth mother.

You are a special woman. You have been given the gift of life, and with that comes a huge amount of pressure. This is an incredibly difficult time for you but we are here to support you and provide this child with the best life that we are able to give. We want to assure you that we will work together to find the right amount of openness and contact that we all feel comfortable with. We will continue to share this child's growth and milestones with you. We look forward to building a relationship.

We promise to love and cherish this child with our hearts and souls and to provide a safe, happy home, and a life with every opportunity possible. This child is already loved more than we can write into words. He/she is joining a family with a nurturing mother, a present father, and an affectionate big brother. He/she will be surrounded by extended family that will support and care for him/her. This child will be provided with an education that extends beyond the classroom and will have opportunities to not only travel the world, but to become immersed in many diverse cultures. We believe the world is a magical place that is waiting to be explored.

We admire you for choosing life and the bravery it took to make this decision. Life not only for this child, but a new, fresh, and beautiful life that you have also built for us. Our lives are changing for the better and it is all thanks to you. We look forward to and are so excited for the day when we will meet this child for the first time. We will send monthly updates (either electronically or hard copy as per your request) which will include both photos and videos. The updates will include physical growth, doctors appointments, holiday and special events, as well as any other activity that arises. We would also like in-person visits once, possibly twice, a year. We are eternally grateful to you for the precious gift of life that you are entrusting us with in this new chapter of our adventure.

Chance & Kelly

Favorites

Chance
Kelly
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actress
Drew Barrymore
Animal
Dog
Elephant
Author
John Grisham
Janet Evanovich
Book
1776
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Candy Bar
Reese's
Reese's Pieces
Cartoon
Tailspin
Wild Kratts
Childhood Memory
Driving with my dad
Traveling to Austria and Italy with my dance group
Childhood Toy
Super Nintendo
My stuffed bunny, Heather
Children's Book
Frog & Toad
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
City
New York City or Buenos Aires
Santorini, Greece
Classic Movie
Christmas Vacation
The Great Outdoors
Color
Crimson
Pink
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Cheesecake
Cherry Cobbler
Disney Movie
Robin Hood
Toy Story
Dream Job
Adventurer
Workout instructor
Dream Vacation
Western Mediterranean
European Cruise
Family Activity
Traveling
Eating dinner together
Flower / Plant
Calla Lily
Food
Steak
Spinach salad with fruits and nuts
Form of Exercise
Cycling
Running
Fruit
Granadilla
Grapes
Game
Monopoly
The Game of Life
Hobby
Fishing
Running
Holiday
Octoberfest
St. Patrick's Day
Holiday Song
Christmas Cannon by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Holiday Tradition
The Nutcracker Live
Decorating the Christmas Tree
Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Junk Food
Salt and Vinegar chips
Goldfish
Leisure Activity
Reading
Relaxing in the pool
Magazine
Runner's World
Memory with a Child
Disney World
Our first trip to Disney World
Memory with Spouse
Trip to Santorini, Greece
Our trip to Greece
Movie
Never Been Kissed and The Wedding Date
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Reese's Pieces
Movie Quote
"I want to grow old with you." -The Wedding Singer
Movie Type
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Musical
Jersey Boys
Wicked
Musical Group
Eagles
All American Rejects
Olympic Event
Hockey
Marathon
Personal Hero
My Dad
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Poet
Rudyard Kipling
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Patience
His laugh
Quote
"So much of who we are is where we've been." -William Langewiesche
Restaurant
Del Frisco's
Texas de Brazil
Sandwich
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese
Club Sandwich with no mayo, tomato, or onion
Shopping Store
Amazon
Gap
Song
Closer to the Heart
Watch the Wind Go By by Tim McGraw
Sport to Play
Ice Hockey
Softball
Sport to Watch
College Football
College Football
Sports Team
Dallas Stars
Subject in School
Mathematics
Math
Superhero
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Steak
Cookies
Time of Day
Bed time
Early morning
Tradition
Holiday Meals
TV Show
Law and Order
Price is Right
TV Show Character
Phil from Modern Family
Type of Music
90's
Vacation Spot
Red River, New Mexico
Greece
Video Game
Mario Kart
Mario Cart

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