Kai & Christina
Kai & Christina
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: IL
Dear Expectant Mother,
We cannot imagine the range of emotions you must be feeling right now. Our hearts go out to you for the courage and strength that you must have to make this decision, and the thought of you trusting us to love and care for your child is truly humbling. Saying this would be a blessing and a dream come true sounds quite cliché, but that is truly how we feel. You will forever be this child’s mother, and we want to provide a loving and supportive home for them. We will love your baby unconditionally and support them in becoming the best version of themselves in this world. Our families did that for us, and we’d feel honored to do the same for your child.
We cannot wait to have the opportunity to include your baby in our family traditions, like putting the angel on the top of the Christmas tree every year, and we also cherish the everyday activities and all of the firsts as they grow from childhood to the beautiful adult they are destined to become.
We are so grateful for you considering us in this process. Regardless of the decision you make, we wish you the very best and hope your life is filled with peace and love.
Our relationship is best described as one full of love, playfulness, and shared values, with room for each of us to be our own unique selves. We both have an educational background in chemical engineering, which is how we met in school ten years ago. Both of us being engineers lends itself to some fun dinner conversations, especially for those non-engineers in the room! Christina is saving the world one carbon molecule at a time working as a researcher in the biofuels industry, and Kai is a safety manager at a chemical processing plant. We both care deeply about our families and friends and spend most of our free time with them, enjoying good food and friendly competition over one game or another. We also enjoy watching movies, camping, gardening, hiking, going to museums, and watching any type of sporting event.
We live in a two-story home in a quiet neighborhood on the edge of the suburbs. We have two cats, Chunks and Jaws, and a dog, Buford. Our fenced backyard overlooks a pond that attracts a lot of wildlife and is Buford’s favorite view. He loves to sit and serenade the ducks with his hound-dog howl! Christina spends much of her summer in the backyard vegetable garden, and Kai enjoys his woodworking shop in the basement. Our neighbors are very friendly, and it’s not uncommon to stop for a quick chat. During the holiday season, everyone displays their own unique decorations, and they may or may not be aware of our secret competition with them for the best display. It’s all in good fun, though!
Our Extended Family
Christina grew up with her mom, dad, younger brother, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She has a large and boisterous family that loves to spend as much time as possible with each other, which makes for some very animated and exciting get-togethers. Unfortunately, Christina’s family live out of state, so visits are often limited to the holidays.
Kai is the youngest of three kids, and his family is much smaller and not quite as loud as Christina’s. His mom, step-dad, and oldest sister live nearby, and we spend a lot of time together playing board games, eating good food, and going to plays and sporting events. His other sister and extended family live out of state, so visits require a bit more planning with them.
Family is everything to us, and we make it a priority to take care of each other and spend quality time together. Our families are excited for us and have been incredibly supportive of this journey. Christina’s brother has three children, so her parents are quite experienced at spoiling grandkids, but Kai’s parents would be first-time grandparents and can’t wait for the chance to start!
What Led Us To Adoption
For many years, we’ve talked about what it would mean to have a child and dreamed of the joy this would bring to our lives. A few years ago Christina was diagnosed with breast cancer, and while the medical treatments left her cancer-free, they also made it impossible for us to have biological children. We knew immediately adoption was the path for us. We would love the opportunity to provide a safe, loving home to a child as well as provide the reassurance to a birthmother that her child will always come first in our lives. Adoption will be a gift to us that can never be repaid.