Chris & Jeff
Chris & Jeff
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: WA
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’ll be right there with a hug to help him or her learn from experience. We will be there to encourage your child to “dust him- or herself off and try again” (yes, we just quoted an Aaliyah song).
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.
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.
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. Another huge 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
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!). 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.
What Led Us To Adoption
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.