Chris & Jasen
Chris & Jasen
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: WA
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our profile and to learn more about us. We can’t imagine what a difficult and important decision this is for you.
In thinking about what to write to you, we wanted to try to imagine what we would want someone to write to us if we were in your shoes. Reassurances, such as a good home, a solid and happy marriage, a loving and nurturing spirit, a love of kids, and a good support system, come to mind.
Ultimately, it comes down to finding the right fit for you. All we can do is invite you to get to know us. Chris is a university administrator from Georgia who loves to raise chickens and garden. Jasen is an adventurous, Disney-loving realtor from Hawaii.
If you choose us, we will always put your child first. His or her childhood will be one filled with family, laughter, and love (and probably baked goods – Chris likes to bake!). We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know us and that you’ll find us to be a good fit. But regardless of what you decide, we sincerely wish you the best – you have our complete support.
Jasen and Chris first met on a snowy November day over seven years ago. Our first date was dinner out for sushi, which is our favorite food. We quickly realized how much we had in common, and we have been pretty much inseparable ever since. We are both big Disney fans, so when it came time to get married, Disney naturally played a big part. With the help of some of our friends, Jasen proposed while on the Splash Mountain ride at Disneyland, and we actually got married in the big Ferris Wheel at sunset.
Jasen is definitely the active one in the family. He loves being outdoors, especially doing water activities such as swimming and outrigger paddling. He loves going for long walks around a nearby lake with our dogs. Chris, on the other hand, is the handy one. He could easily spend hours at the Home Depot and loves any excuse to build something or use his power tools.
We live in a house on a quiet suburban street in western Washington. Our home is less than a block away from a brand new elementary and middle school. It is also within walking distance of a zoo, playground, and a lake with a walking trail. Our house has a large, fully fenced-in backyard, which is great for having BBQs with family and friends. It is also the perfect place for our two dogs, Nalu (a Black Lab) and Cooper (a Beagle/Shiba Inu mix), to run and play. Our backyard is also home to our five chickens (Rachel, Phoebe, Waffle, Princess, and Mrs. Cleo), which we raise for eggs, but are mostly just fun pets.
Our Extended Family
Jasen grew up in Hawaii and lived there with his family until leaving to attend the University of Washington. He has one sister, who lives with her husband and two children in Indiana. His parents still live in Hawaii, along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Hawaiian culture is very family-oriented, so it’s no surprise that Jasen has a close relationship with his family and visits them as often as possible.
Chris grew up on the complete opposite side of the country, in a small town in Georgia. He has one younger brother who lives in Maryland and a younger sister who lives in Georgia with her husband. His parents are currently separated and both also live in Georgia.
Even though our families are far away geographically, they are all thrilled for us to begin this journey of adoption together. Our parents couldn’t be more excited to become new grandparents. Family is really important to us, so we are very thankful for their support, as well as for all of the support of our friends nearby.
What Led Us To Adoption
From an early age, we both knew that we wanted to be parents. We’ve been talking about adoption for as long as we can remember, and we are both excited to start this new adventure together. We know it’s not going to be easy — parenthood is sure to have its challenges and ups and downs. But we are a strong team (we really complement each other well), and we both have such big hearts. We are confident that we can give a child a really great and loving home.