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Chris & Jeff

Chris & Jeff

Chris & Jeff
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Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference

Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference

State we live in: WA

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Chris & Jeff

Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We have not experienced the feelings you are likely having but we hope to offer reassurance and relief by conveying our commitment to you and to caring for your child if you should choose us.

We will give our all to ensure that your child (and you) feel safe, supported, and comfortable. We will work to provide the tools your child needs to be successful, and the freedom to decide what that means for him or her. We promise to lead by example with love, honesty, understanding, a strong work ethic, education, and humor. When your child falls (literally with scraped knees to being grounded as a teen) we will be right there with a hug, a reminder that it is okay to make mistakes and when they are ready, a conversation to help him or her learn from their experience.

If you were to select us, we want you to know that we are open to any level of relationship you are comfortable with, and if you don’t know what that means or looks like, we can figure it out together. We are here for you and for your child.

Thank you again for taking the time to learn more about us and we hope to hear from you.


About Us

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Our first date was in 2010, and we married in 2013. It is amazing how well we complement each other. Jeff is a calm introvert, and Chris is an energetic extrovert. Jeff is a morning person who likes to cook and work in quiet, while Chris is a night owl who enjoys cleaning and listening to music while doing just about everything.This balance makes for a relationship where we can rely on one another’s strengths, view situations from different perspectives, and try new things. Of course, we have plenty of shared interests, such as traveling, camping, movies, video games, and spending time with our son Reed, as well as friends and family.

Jeff works for a large software company as a software engineer. When we adopted our son Reed, Chris became a stay-at-home dad. Prior to that, Chris was a wish coordinator with a national wish-granting organization. Chris plans to return to work once the kids are in school full time.


Our Home

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We live in a three-bedroom home in a suburb of Seattle. Our neighborhood is very family oriented and has an excellent school district. Everything you need to run errands or have a fun family night out is just down the street. There is a cool playground right behind our house and we built a gate in our fence for easy access. Another perk is that we live close to friends and our families are just a short drive away.

We also have two awesome cats. Helo is a bit shy but will warm up to anyone after he has time to check them out, and Leo has no boundaries. He will even try to get attention from the pizza delivery guy.


Our Extended Family

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Both of us have family in the area and enjoy visiting to celebrate holidays, basketball tournaments, graduations, birthdays, and just because. We also have family throughout the country and enjoy traveling to visit or hosting at our place. Each of our families has traditions, and one of our favorites takes place every summer when we celebrate Jeff’s grandpa's birthday. The best seat in the house is always next to his grandma as she says whatever is on her mind and is guaranteed to make you laugh. We are also very excited to start new traditions, from holidays (especially Halloween as Chris runs to the door every time trick-or-treaters ring the doorbell) to simple family dinners.

We are each very close to our cousins. Chris’ cousins grew up babysitting him, and once they started their families, he babysat their kids (very circle-of-life like). Jeff has a large number of cousins. Many have young kids, and we enjoy visiting and playing as well as taking the opportunity to ask a million questions about parenting.


Our Adoption Story

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We would like to adopt a second child and once again open our hearts and home to a child and their birth family. In 2017 we were chosen to parent our son Reed. Reed is a playful and curious little guy, and we look forward to growing our family to include a little brother or sister. We both grew up with siblings and would love for Reed and the child that joins our family to experience the same love, support, and fun that comes with having a sibling, especially one close in age.


Fun Facts
About Chris
About Jeff
Occupation:
Stay-at-Home Dad
Software Engineer
Race:
Caucasian
Caucasian
Education:
B.A. in Sociology and Communication
B.S. in Computer Science
Favorite Food:
Breakfast foods
Pasta
Favorite Hobby:
Movies
Gaming
Favorite Movie:
The Incredibles
Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
Favorite Sport:
Swimming
Swimming
Favorite Holiday:
Halloween
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
Podcasts
Disney Soundtracks
Favorite TV Show:
The Office
Game of Thrones
Favorite Book:
Anything by David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Favorite Subject in School:
English
Astronomy
Dream Vacation Spot:
Amusement Park Road Trip
Backpacking through Europe

Fun Facts

About Chris

Occupation:
Stay-at-Home Dad
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
B.A. in Sociology and Communication
Favorite Food:
Breakfast foods
Favorite Hobby:
Movies
Favorite Movie:
The Incredibles
Favorite Sport:
Swimming
Favorite Holiday:
Halloween
Favorite Music Group:
Podcasts
Favorite TV Show:
The Office
Favorite Book:
Anything by David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs
Favorite Subject in School:
English
Dream Vacation Spot:
Amusement Park Road Trip

About Jeff

Occupation:
Software Engineer
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
B.S. in Computer Science
Favorite Food:
Pasta
Favorite Hobby:
Gaming
Favorite Movie:
Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
Favorite Sport:
Swimming
Favorite Holiday:
Christmas
Favorite Music Group:
Disney Soundtracks
Favorite TV Show:
Game of Thrones
Favorite Book:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Favorite Subject in School:
Astronomy
Dream Vacation Spot:
Backpacking through Europe

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