Dear Expectant Mother

Chris, Christy & Alex
Thank you for reading our profile, but more importantly thank you for considering an adoption plan for your child. No matter your ultimate decision, we recognize your deep love for this baby. We hope that you are able to get a feeling of who we are as a family through this profile.

Please let us first take an opportunity to say thank you.

After you have finished learning about us, we know that there will still be many questions. Please consider this our commitment to working towards answering those questions with you.

We routinely envision our family's lives days, weeks, and years into this relationship and how our bonds with one another through adoption grow and mature. Though we have not yet met, please know that we keep you and your child in our prayers. As you get to know us we hope that you might come to see us as the people you would want to build this lifelong connection with.
Chris, Christy, Alex, Bourquey & Maxie

Chris, Christy, Alex, Bourquey & Maxie

Our Family

Our names are Chris and Christy, and we have a wonderful son, Alex, through an open adoption. We met at our high school jobs at a car dealership, started dating 4 years later, and got married 4 years after that. We will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary this year, three days after Alex's 2nd birthday.

As a family, we love to experience new things.

Together we have celebrated amazing accomplishments and weathered our share of challenges, but our guiding principle is always to manage it together.

As a couple, we think we strike the perfect balance. Chris is patient and soft spoken while Christy is spontaneous and can be a bit excitable. Our strengths complement each other and provide the foundation to our lives. We believe communication is the most important aspect of our partnership, and we have expanded that belief to our parenting style with Alex. Alex lives his life with an open heart, he is very outgoing, sweet, and smart. He loves singing, swimming, reading books, running outside, and snuggling in a rocking chair.

As a family, we love to experience new things. Sharing excitement and wonder has proven to be the guiding force in our lives. We also love to laugh, and we definitely don't take ourselves too seriously. We are so glad to be passing that down to Alex; his laughter is the best sound we've ever heard!
Christy

Christy

Christy

If you were to ask anybody who has ever met Christy what stands out most about her, they would say her laugh. She has an incredibly infectious laugh and wants nothing more than to share her joy with everyone around her. She is smart, fun loving, generous, thoughtful, and the most caring person I have ever met.

She has an abundance of love to give

She has an abundance of love to give and never hesitates to share that love with the world.

When Christy and I first started dating, I realized quickly that she loves absolutely and will go to incredible lengths for those that are lucky enough to call her a friend. Whether it is one-day trip to visit family 300 miles away, or flying cross country for the Christening of our twin Goddaughters, she will always make time for those she loves. There is never a higher priority.

This endearing quality has grown ten-fold with Alex.

Whenever Alex or I have any stumbles or setbacks, her unwavering support will always be the driving force behind our success. We would be nowhere without her.

Christy's tenderness and caring nature are what make her an unbelievable mother. When I see her face light up when Alex comes into the room, or her head whip around when he starts to giggle, you can so clearly see in her eyes that her love for him is unconditional and true. Her patience and loving demeanor shine anytime Alex is involved. No matter the circumstances or Alex’s mood that day, you can just see the joy in her eyes and heart to be his mom, and she has much more love to give.
Chris

Chris

Chris

Chris is the most determined person I have ever met, and he has an overwhelmingly positive influence over everyone he interacts with. He chooses to conduct himself with integrity in all he does and never cuts corners for speed or ease if it might jeopardize doing the right thing.

His sincerity is felt by everyone who knows him.

He has an overwhelmingly positive influence

As a son, a brother, an uncle, and a son-in-law, he prioritizes family, makes time and travels for visits, and leaves making sure his family feels supported and loved. As a friend, Chris is fierce in his devotion, quick to make sacrifices for the people closest to him. And as a husband, he facilitates an openness and equality in our partnership that is nurtured through love and respect.

But what makes me the most happy is to watch Chris be a dad.

As a father, Chris makes unconditional love look easy. He is able to get down on Alex’s level and has just as much fun playing in a playhouse or with trucks as Alex does.

He has shown more sweetness than I could ever have imagined, craving those times when he gets to live in the warmth of a long snuggle.

I try to catch secret glimpses of Chris with Alex and store them in my memory. The love Chris has in his eyes while he looks at Alex as they sit together on the couch, reading a book. How he turns his head at the dinner table to hide his laughter after Alex throws a handful of dinner to the dogs. His unwavering devotion through his serious approach to setting boundaries for Alex’s safety.

I am looking forward to watching Chris's love grow as our family expands. He does and will continue to love our family unconditionally. He will make a place in this second child's life for silliness, support, and structure.
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