We are excited about the potential opportunity to raise this precious baby.
We know that the decision to create an adoption plan was not likely one that you easily came to. We are thankful for the thought you have put into the decision, and appreciate the love you have for your child. We want to mirror that love as much as possible. Through our journey to grow our family, our plan to adopt became more evident and we are excited about the potential opportunity to raise this precious baby. We have been praying for you and your baby for a long time, and are looking forward to the day we get to meet you, if and when that day comes. Love, Amber & Chris
Exploring a local park
God has been faithful through many ups and downs, and we are so grateful that He has provided this opportunity to grow our family through adoption.
While we were dating, Amber was diagnosed with a rare disease. At the time of diagnosis, we prioritized learning more about the disease process and determining the best way to move forward. We learned that it is complicated, but not life-threatening. It affects her lymphatic system usually when she has a cold or infection. We learned more about the disease and how to effectively manage symptoms. When we discussed pregnancy, the doctor suggested adoption because pregnancy has the potential to make the disease worse. We spent some time in prayer and felt that adoption was the best option for growing our family. Thankfully, Amber's symptoms are under control and we are looking forward to this next chapter as we add a little one to our family to share our lives with. We have been married for 9 years and have been best friends for 15. After meeting each other in college, we became fast friends. We love spending time together and with friends and family. We are both hardworking people that enjoy our jobs, but also love doing things on our own time. We spend many days in the summer working on our garden, exploring Chicagoland, and spending time with our family. During the rest of the year, we do much of the same, minus the gardening. Instead of exploring Chicagoland, we try to travel outside of the Midwest when possible (to avoid as much of the winter vortex as we can). Our faith is the most important thing we have, and without it, our lives would look very different. God has been faithful through many ups and downs, and we are so grateful that He has provided this opportunity to grow our family through adoption.
Reading with our nephew Lucan
Chris in Amber's Words
I have enjoyed seeing him play with our nieces and nephews and teach them how to bird watch and find excitement all around.
Chris is a thoughtful, caring person who loves to make people laugh. I love that he values family time and makes it his priority to care for me and those around him. Chris enjoys listening to and playing music as well as tinkering with his electronics. I have enjoyed seeing him play with our nieces and nephews and teach them how to bird watch and find excitement all around. I am excited to watch him do similar things as a father. Chris graduated with a bachelors degree in both Communication and Graphic Design. Most of his days are filled with high-tech problem solving in his role in the IT department at a small manufacturing company near Chicago.
I send lots of happy mail out to customers!
Amber in Chris' Words
I know that she will be the best mom she can be and I will be a proud husband to witness it.
Amber is a fun, genuine person who tells it like it is and stands up for what she believes in. She loves making things, crafting, and spending time with people she loves. Amber also has an affinity for listening to people and truly caring for them. She is more likely of the two of us to skydive or plan a spontaneous trip. I know that she will be the best mom she can be and I will be a proud husband to witness it. Amber graduated with a bachelors degree in Spanish with minors in Chemistry and Psychology. She currently works as a Professional Learning Specialist, delivering presentations to teachers and helping them hone their craft. On the side, she runs her creative online business where she sells handmade home decor and hand-lettering projects.