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Chad and Jenni

Fun Facts!

  • Favorite Hobby

    C: Fishing

    J: Boating

  • Favorite Movie

    C: Grumpy Old Men

    J: Grease

  • Favorite Actor

    C: Clint Eastwood

    J: Julia Roberts

  • Favorite Food

    C: BBQ Chicken

    J: Tacos

  • Favorite Animal

    C: Marley, our puppy

    J: Marley, our puppy

  • Favorite TV Show

    C: Fishing

    J: Parenthood

  • Favorite Holiday

    C: Thanksgiving

    J: Christmas

  • Favorite Vacation

    C: Colorado

    J: Colorado

  • Favorite Musician

    C: George Jones

    J: Adele

THANK YOU for taking the time to read a little about us!

We are beyond excited to be given an opportunity as beautiful as this one. We have longed to become parents and hope that soon our dream will come true! We think you are the bravest of souls. Your choice for your child whether it be to allow us the privilege of raising him/her, or another family is incredibly brave and we will be sure your child knows about your selfless act.

Again, thank you for giving us an opportunity to tell you more about us. May you have peace in your decision and know that you will make the right choice.

A LITTLE  BIT ABOUT US…

Our story began 7 years ago, on a cold stormy night in Michigan! Chad, a native Michigander, and Jenni a wannabe, we met through mutual friends, friends we are forever grateful to for introducing us! Our love connection didn’t take long to spark! We soon became inseparable, we soon became best friends. Some might say we were quite different when we met, Chad lived on 4 acres of land in the country and Jenni on the 13th floor of a High Rise in downtown Chicago…but that was just what you saw on the outside. On the inside, we were one in the same.

WE ARE TWO PEOPLE WHO LOVE WITH OUR WHOLE SELVES. WE ARE LOYAL, KIND, AND GENEROUS. AND ABOVE ALL ELSE, WE LOVE EACH OTHER, UNCONDITIONALLY.

We are also lucky enough to have more than just each other, we have an entire support system full of family and friends. They have showered us with love and support as we have walked the path towards adoption. While our journey to this point wasn’t always easy, the one thing we tell each other, even on our worst days is, we always have each other!

 

JUST FOR FUN!

HANDS DOWN OUR FAVORITE THING TO DO FOR FUN IS SPENDING TIME ON THE WATER! Jenni’s family has a summer home on a nearby lake and we spend countless hours during the summer enjoying all sorts of lake activities! Chad’s parents have a pool in their backyard so when we tire of the lake, it’s onto Backyard BBQ’s and lounging in the pool!

A few years ago, we discovered Colorado summers and we are smitten with them! We have been twice already and plan to go many more times! Our favorite things to do there are biking through the mountains, Fly Fishing and Gondola rides!

While summer is full of activities, we make sure to have fun all year long! The Fall in Michigan is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year! Together we love long drives through the changing trees, but separately Jenni is always on the lookout for new shops and Chad, in October can be found on the river fly fishing for steelhead and in a tree stand, come November, scouting for big Bucks!

“WE LONG TO BE ABLE TO SHOW OUR CHILD ALL OF THE THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT THIS WORLD AND WE PROMISE TO GIVE THEM THE ABSOLUTE BEST LIFE POSSIBLE!”

Marley became a part of our family in June of last year, just in time for Father’s Day! Marley’s spunky personality helps fill our home with love and laughter. Marley is kind, silly and LOVES all people, young or old.

ABOUT JENNI by Chad

Jenni is one of a kind, my best friend and the love of my life. The thing I love most about Jenni is her generous and loving heart. She is always putting everyone else first, something I know will make her a great Mom.

Jenni is fun to be around, always planning the next adventure, especially for our nieces and nephews! They frequently stay over for slumber parties and Aunt Jenni always has something new up her sleeve. Whether it’s making monsters out of Mason Jars, Lava Lamps out of water bottles, or baking cookies from scratch, the kids always have a great time at our house!

I don’t know how I ever did it without her, she is my number one gal!

Jenni can be best described as…

  • NURTURING
  • OPTIMISTIC
  • STRONG
  • GENUINE
  • COMMITTED

 

ABOUT CHAD  by Jenni

Chad is my best friend and the absolute love of my life! He always puts my happiness and our marriage first before anything else, except maybe fishing! Just kidding, not even fishing! Chad is the best listener, (and good thing too because I talk a lot!) He is always telling me stories about the guy he met

while fishing, but he doesn’t just know the person’s name, he knows their whole life story because he cares enough to listen! Chad’s generous heart is always on display. This Christmas he asked that we buy presents for a family who couldn’t afford to give their kids gifts. Last year after our friends lost their home in a fire he told them our home was theirs for as long as they needed! Chad is my number one guy and I don’t know what I did without him!

Chad can be best described as…

  • LOYAL
  • KIND HEARTED
  • DEPENDABLE
  • COMMITTED
  • THOUGHTFUL

 

OUR HOME

Nestled between two growing communities, our home sits in a neighborhood full of families. During the summer months our streets and yards are full of kids, dogs and families walking, running and biking. In the winter it’s over to the local neighborhood sledding hill we go! Our home is warm, welcoming and

comfortable. We built the house just a few years ago and chose the neighborhood that we are in so that

our children would someday be able to ride their bike to their friends, join the neighborhood kids in a game of capture the flag or hop on the school bus to head to one of the many award-winning school districts the area has to offer.

 

OUR VILLAGE

Someone recently told us that part of what makes us special bare the families we come from and the support they offer to us! Jenni’s parents just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, Chad’s parents are coming up on 38 years of wedded bliss, and our grandparents, well they were together all their lives. We are lucky enough to still have all four of our grandmothers and one grandfather around to enjoy many memories to come.

Chad and Jenni both work for Jenni’s family’s business, alongside her 3 brothers, a sister-in-law, both parents and an uncle; it really is a family affair! Even though we all work together we still love spending time together doing the fun stuff: an annual family weekend in Florida in the winter, lake weekends in the summer, and a whole lot of shopping, BBQ’s, fishing and golfing in between. Our village extends far beyond our immediate family and into a large extended family and lots of friends!

 All our family and friends are beyond excited about the idea of us growing our family through adoption and they cannot wait to meet the new little one.

WHAT OUR FRIENDS SAY ABOUT US

~Written by, Cousin/friend of Jenni

Some of my earliest memories are of Jenni babysitting me, my brother and sister and, often times, a handful of my cousins. From an early age Jenni displayed the care you’d want in anyone watching your child. She was nurturing and kind yet not afraid to discipline. She knew the rules, but also engaged with us and had fun. She’s always been a caretaker, always looking out for others and tending to their needs first. It’s why Jenni was the babysitter of choice for many, many families during her teenage years.

~Written by, Sister-in-Law of Jenni

Jenni is responsible, loving and the best gift giver! She is a very fun aunt, planning over the top, memory making sleep overs for my children. She has even “given” my kids their own room to make them feel more welcome.

~Written by, Cousin of Jenni’s

Chad is not just a person that says he’ll do anything for those he loves, he actually does them. Jenni

and I talk on the phone a lot and I’ll often ask what Chad is up to. It’s almost always doing something

for someone else. Anything from cooking dinner for Jenni or fixing his nephew’s fishing rod, helping a

neighbor build something, or visiting a friend going through a rough time.

 

~Written by, Chad’s brother in law

Chad is a reliable, caring, and thoughtful individual. We have seen these qualities in both family and

business settings. He is extremely dependable and always willing to help others. Chad also takes

initiative to be a positive role model, specifically planning fishing trips with friend’s children.

 

ONE LAST THANK YOU

Trying to put into words just how grateful we are is nearly impossible. We are so inspired by your choice to grant someone like us, the opportunity to grow our family through adoption. We hope that you were able to get a sense of who we are and can see that along with our family and friends we will nurture, support and love a child unconditionally.

We can’t wait to start making memories with a child of our own. So, again, one last time, THANK YOU. Thank you for being the bravest of souls.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

We will be there to raise them up when they succeed and help them to rise above when they don’t!  Show them the never-ending support and love that our parents, grandparents and whole family have always shown to us!

 Traditions are an important part of our life today: 4th of Julys at the lake, Christmas celebrations with family, and BIG Thanksgiving dinners. It is our promise to always share in these traditions with our child and to help build new ones too!  And most importantly it is our promise to always show unconditional love!