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Chris and Kelly

Hello! We are Chris and Kelly from Northern California.

Dear Birthmother,

We have an enormous amount of respect for you and the courageous decision you are making.  We understand that selecting a family is challenging, as you want to find the best possible adoptive family for your child. We hope that our story demonstrates who we are and the amount of love we have to give. We are grateful and excited to be considered as adoptive parents to your child. We have been married for 8 years and are eager to expand our family. Your child will be showered with an abundance of love and laughter each and every day. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to tell you a little about us. We look forward to meeting you.

Our Life Together

We met over 15 years ago and are high school sweethearts. We fell in love with each other’s fun, goal-oriented personalities quite quickly! All of our big life events have been together; we graduated college, landed successful careers, had a beautiful wedding and bought a house together. We deeply enjoy each other’s company. A common evening for us is cooking dinner together, dancing in the kitchen and singing along to the radio. We live our daily life to its fullest. We have a love for sunshine and sports. On the weekends we can be found hiking along the river, at a baseball game, walking our dog, Roxy, or enjoying a BBQ with friends and family. We are close with both sides of our family and have always talked about building our own family together. After several years of trying and learning that having biological children was not easy for us, we were led to adoption and are thrilled to welcome your child into our loving home.A Little About Chris

Chris is hard working and outgoing. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 2008 and along the way found a love for helping others. He works as a Benefit Administrator for one of the largest medical providers in California. He has the ability to work half time in the office and half time in our home office. This provides a very flexible schedule, which will allow him to go to all school functions and extracurricular activities. Chris loves sports and being outdoors with his family and friends. On the weekends, he can be found on the golf course or manning the grill, where he prepares his famous tri-tip, bacon wrapped dogs, or baby-back ribs. Deep-sea fishing is one of Chris’ favorite activities when vacationing in Mexico, Hawaii and Jamaica. He is looking forward to taking his son or daughter fishing on future vacations. Chris loves all kinds of music. He enjoys listening to music around the house, by the pool and at local live music events. Chris is going to be a great dad because he is extremely patient, loving and kindhearted. He will be a dad who plays catch, rides bikes and builds castles with Legos during the day and reads stories before going to bed each night.A Little About Kelly

Kelly is positive and driven. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development in 2009 and is a Kindergarten Teacher! She absolutely loves going to work and seeing the bright smiles on her students’ faces. It is the most rewarding job she could ever imagine having. Her career has helped her to be an extremely patient person, which will be beneficial when raising a child. She will have summers and holiday breaks off to spend even more time with her son or daughter. Kelly enjoys gardening, baking and being surrounded by friends and family. She can often be found admiring her flowers or tending her citrus trees in the yard or in the kitchen baking delicious cookies, brownies, or pumpkin pie during the holidays. The beach is Kelly’s favorite place to vacation. She loves planning family trips, being outside in the sunshine, taking walks along the beach and swimming in the ocean. She is excited to begin making lasting memories with a child in the near future. She is in a book club with her friends and loves all kinds of books.  She enjoys reading outside by the pool or in a cozy chair with a blanket at home. Kelly is going to be a great mom because she is caring, selfless and compassionate. She will be a mom who cheers loudly along the soccer field, visits the zoo and plays on the swings during the day and reads stories before falling asleep each night.Things We Love to do Together:

  • Spending time outdoors hiking and camping
  • Early morning yoga
  • Watching and rooting on our favorite sports teams
  • Playing board and card games
  • Vacationing at the beach
  • Visiting family in Kauai, Hawaii
  • Walking our dog
  • Watching movies

 

Home Sweet Home

We live in a spacious four-bedroom house in a quiet Northern California neighborhood. We turned our house into a home by renovating it from top to bottom. Our home is located in the ideal area to raise kids. Our community is very family-friendly. We live close to excellent elementary schools, many parks, a large lake and The American River. There are always kids outside playing ball, riding bikes and running around in our neighborhood. We are excited to include a child in our daily walk with our dog, Roxy. We have a great yard where we like to have friends and family over for BBQs and roasting marshmallows in the fire pit. We imagine a play structure going up in the backyard in the near future.

The People We Love

One of the most important parts of our lives is our family. Chris has two wonderful parents that live close. We spend a lot of time doing cannon balls and flips in their pool, watching football games, and vacationing together. His grandparents live about fifteen minutes away and we see them often for holidays and family gatherings. Kelly’s mom also lives very close to our home. We spend a lot of time together going on weekend morning walks, sporting events and dinners followed by swimming in her backyard. Kelly has one brother who is in the United States Air Force and lives with his family in New Jersey. We love when we visit one another because we get to play with blocks, swim and make memories with our nephew. We have an extraordinary group of friends that are like family to us. We host an annual New Year’s Eve party, backyard BBQs and game nights. Our friends are extremely supportive, loving and eager to meet the new member of our family.Our Promises to You

  • We promise your child will be loved unconditionally
  • We promise they will understand the importance of education
  • We promise to expose them to a wide range of music, food and cultures
  • We promise to allow them to explore their interests in sports, art or music
  • We promise to provide constant support for their goals and aspirations
  • We promise each day will end with bedtime stories and kisses goodnight
  • We promise there will always be home-cooked meals
  • We promise huge smiles and laughter will happen daily
  • We promise they will know your story of selflessness and bravery

 

A Special Message to You

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for reading our profile and considering us to be your child’s adoptive parents. We hope that you were able to get a glimpse of what our daily life looks like. We admire your courage and strength, as it takes a very special person to do what you are doing. We are beyond excited to become parents and we hope to meet you soon.

Chris and Kelly