"You know those people who will drop everything at a moment's notice to put you first? That's Mandy and Chris, without a doubt; a quality that will make them incredible parents. Stephen and I were lucky enough to become the best of friends with Mandy during college, when she and I were roommates. From the moment I met Mandy it was obvious she had one of the kindest hearts I've ever known. Mandy’s warmth and fun-loving nature are matched perfectly by Chris, who can seemingly always be found with a smile on his face. Although we lived far apart, when I met Chris, he felt like one of those people who I had been friends with my whole life. Together, Mandy and Chris have demonstrated an incredible level of responsibility and drive. I saw these qualities in Mandy as she excelled through our college Honors program, while still finding time to participate in community activities like Big Brother Big Sister. Both she and Chris bring this same combination of ability and compassion to their professional endeavors as they’ve solidified successful careers that will allow them to support the financial needs of their family. Through these qualities, Chris and Mandy have built a home filled with smiles, laughs, and security. They are surrounded by family and friends who are so excited to support them through their parenthood journey. Any child would be truly blessed to call them “Mom” and “Dad.”"

"Chris and Amanda are one of the kindest people I know. They both are always full of joy and love to smile. Both always light up the room when they walk-in. I know they will both be amazing parents and give all their love to their child every day."

"My husband and I have known Mandy and Chris for 7 years! We love that they are we shared so many laughs with them over the years! Chris is easy-going and patient and Mandy has one of the kindest hearts I’ve ever known. Perhaps one of my favorite things about Chris and Mandy is how well they love our 2 year old daughter. We can’t recommend this couple enough to be parents."

"I'm sure you read this a lot, but in full honesty, I can't think of anyone else more deserving of a family then Mandy & Chris. My sister has always wanted children and has known for quite some time she'd never be able to have biological children of her own. That would make some people bitter, jealous, hardened...not my sister. When I struggled to start a family of my own, she was there supporting me through it - through thick & thin. She is supportive, highly attune to others emotions/needs but also knows when to enjoy & just have fun. When I first met Chris, I couldn't believe how kind he was. Like ;give the shirt off my back' kind of kind. At first I just thought it was the 'meet the older sister' routine, but as I got to know Chris, that's just genuinely who he is. He loves my sister dearly and I love that family is one of the biggest values he has (which is the same for our family too). They compliment each other well and are both just really good, considerate people. For example, Mandy & Chris got married on my daughter's first birthday. They made sure to incorporate small things throughout their wedding weekend & day to let people know it was her birthday as well. That was completely unnecessary, but they didn't even think twice incorporating her in. I know Chris & Mandy will make excellent parents because they are amazing with my daughters. In fact, my youngest is quite shy and very observant. It takes her a long time to warm up to people. The ONLY person I've ever seen her immediately take a liking to is Chris. Everyone else, it takes some time. But we have to routinely Facetime so that my youngest can see Uncle Chris. My oldest is spirited and very independent. Mandy has been immensely helpful in walking me through techniques she learned in her teaching programs to help me connect more deeply with my oldest. I could go on & on about what will make Mandy & Chris excellent parents. But at the heart of their relationship, they both really care about family. And to me, that's everything that matters. They will love your child unconditionally, and so will our family. We cannot wait to meet our new niece or nephew! "

"Miles and I are excited to write this recommendation, as we know how much adopting a child would mean to both Mandy and Chris. Miles and I have known Mandy for 14 years. We met at the University of Maryland at College Park and Mandy and I became roommates and close friends for all four of our undergraduate years. Mandy has always been known amongst our circle of friends as the “mom” of the group, easily the most reliable friend and the one you can always depend on. She is thoughtful, caring, easy to talk to, selfless, and one of the kindest people you will ever meet. She goes far out of her way to help her friends and family in need. After spending several years in a job she enjoyed, Mandy opted to go back to school to earn a degree in education to pursue teaching. I know that her experience as a teacher will help tremendously in parenthood. Despite the physical distance that separates us today, Mandy and I remain close friends even after all these years; I can always count on her to be there for me. She will make an outstanding mother. It’s no surprise that Mandy found Chris. He is her perfect complement; he is friendly, patient, easy going, intelligent, and constantly beams happiness and positivity. It is evident that they have a strong marriage that can withstand any obstacle that life may throw at them. Mandy and Chris lead healthy lives with stable career paths and have the support of their families and circle of friends, us included. They are more than able to provide a safe and happy home for the lucky child who will have them as parents. We cannot think of a more deserving couple to become adoptive parents. "

"Mandy and Chris are two great persons that are even better together. They are giving and loving to their nieces and nephews."

"I am thrilled to recommend Mandy and Christopher as adoptive parents. I first met them playing kickball in the Dallas Sport and Social Club. We started as acquaintances, became fast friends, and now I think of them as part of my extended family. I served as a groomsman at their wedding in 2017 and we have lived close to each other for years. Children naturally gravitate toward them. Mandy is warm and kind and will be a nurturing mother. She teaches PreK in the Dallas school system which allows her to engage in activities with children on a regular basis. Chris is a the most positive person that I have ever met. I don't think I've ever seen him without a smile on his face. He is the first person to volunteer to help with a project. He loves the outdoors and spending time on the lake and will be a great father. They are both hardworking and dependable. They work together to solve problems and they are incredibly personable. Their home is warm and comfortable and has views of the water from the front rooms. When they entertain, you are immediately part of the family. Mandy and Chris, along with their extended family, always make me feel like I am an unofficial family member when I am with them. Between their siblings, parents, cousins, and grandparents, their familial support system in Dallas is unrivaled."

"Amanda and Chris are warm and loving people who will be amazing parents. The whole family can not wait to welcome a new member."

"Ive known Chris and Mandy for about 7 years now and Im so happy to have them in my life. As a couple they are incredibly loving generous and outgoing. They go out of their way to help and support their family and friends. If you need help moving to a new home or you want to spend the evening laughing and playing games Chris and Mandy are the ones to reach out to. Im so excited for them to grow their family because I think they would make excellent parents. Their kids will grow up in a compassionate active and fun environment where they will be loved and cherished. "

"Mandy and Chris are some of the most caring and loving people I have been fortunate enough to know. They live their lives to fullest and it is always filled with love laughter and thoughtfulness. Mandy is easily the most selfless person I have ever met. She has been with me through some of the happiest times of my life but she has also been right by my side through some of the hardest. She is someone everyone can always count on no matter what. I consider her friendship one of the greatest gifts in my life. The love between Mandy and Chris is amazing to witness and I cannot wait for them to welcome a child into their family. "

"Chris and Mandy are the most helpful and responsible people we know. Whenever we need anything we ask them first because they are so trustworthy and always happy to lend a hand. Chris and Mandy are basically family to us and love on our child like he is their own. It is their turn to have their own baby to love and make their family complete. We cannot wait to embark on this journey by their side. "

"Mandy and Chris are one of the most caring couples I know. They are both warm and welcoming people. Amanda is selfless and compassionate. She always knows what to say or do to make a friend feel special and loved. When you are having a bad day she will be right there to cheer you up. Chris is the most fun loving and goofy in the best way. He is always smiling or trying to make others smile. I cannot think of a better couple to welcome a child into their lives. "

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