Our adoption profile

Chris & Lizzy

Family Type: Heterosexual Couple
State We live in: Ohio

dear expectant mother

You must be feeling a lot of different emotions as you try to make the best decisions for you and your baby. We look forward to the possibility of connecting with you and sharing in this journey. We want the best for you and your baby, and we are grateful you have taken the time to get to know a little about us.

Whatever challenges you may be facing, our family is a loving, ready option for you and your child. We’ve dreamed of filling our house with the sounds of bedtime stories and silly songs, but even in the moments of temper tantrums and sleepless nights, our love will not waver. We will love your child completely, and we will always cherish you and your love for them as well.

While we cannot truly know your experience, we fully relate to the love of another human being and wanting the best for those you love. We wish you the best and are here for you in whatever capacity you need, whether that is an open adoption or closed. We want you to find peace in the process and to know that we will always feel a special connection and unspeakable gratitude toward you. We will raise our child knowing we’ll never replace your love but expand upon it in the most authentic way we can.

We want you to find peace in the process and to know that we will always feel a special connection and unspeakable gratitude toward you.

-Chris & Lizzy

About Us

We’re active people who are always up for making new friends and sharing laughs. We both love to run, explore the outdoors, go to new places, and make new foods. We often do these things with family and friends, whom we see just about every day since many of them live so close. Lizzy loves animals and currently has a handsome cat, Wenckebach. She dreams of getting goats and ponies. Chris loves to play music and speak Spanish, which Lizzy has been learning. Both of us are teachers. Lizzy is an elementary physical education teacher and works as a physician assistant, while Chris is a high school Spanish teacher. We like to travel in the summer and have visited México, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, France, Spain, and many U.S. states. We both really value time spent with our families and look forward to starting a family of our own!

Our Home & Pets

We live in Ohio in a family-friendly town full of parks, people of diverse backgrounds, and many children’s museums and attractions. We’re next door to Lizzy’s parents and across town from many of our future children’s uncles, aunts, and cousins. We teach and look forward to spending a lot of time with our kids and doing a lot of fun summer activities on break. Chris teaches at a high-quality, diverse public school, where we will enroll our children. During the school year, Lizzy’s parents will help care for our kids during the school day. Our home is warm and welcoming, with lots of trees and open spaces and an affectionate, playful cat, Winky. We have many acres with woods, a stream, and a playset.

Our Extended Family

We grew up making memories with siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and many cousins, which has made us who we are. Lizzy has two older siblings who are close in age to her. Chris has an older brother, a twin brother, and a younger sister. We both love to spend time with our siblings. Lizzy’s sister, brother-in-law, and their daughter; Chris’s twin, sister-in-law, and their daughters; and Lizzy’s parents all live nearby and get together often. We frequently visit our other siblings in Alabama, California, and Virginia.

Our close-knit families are always ready to help one another. Whether it's last-minute babysitting or home projects, everyone pitches in. Besides Lizzy, we have many other medical professionals in our family.

Our families love to explore new places and visit friends and family in other countries, including México, where Chris made close friends while teaching, and France, where Lizzy’s mom has cousins. Besides travel, we love to hike, run, and play music and games together. One of our favorite activities is gathering for holidays, including trick-or-treating with nieces, celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah with Lizzy’s family, and our famous New Year’s Olympics, when we spend hours playing games with Chris’s extended family.

What Led Us To Adoption

We want you to know adoption is our first choice, not a last resort. We've been called to adopt since before we ever met, having personal connections to adoption: Chris’s great-uncle was adopted during the Great Depression, and Lizzy’s close friend was adopted. While this is our first time adopting, we have been planning for this for years by helping to take care of our nieces for extended periods of time and moving to a beautiful, family-friendly home with lots of space for our kids to be kids and spend time with their cousins and family!

more about Chris

more about Chris

Occupation:
HS Spanish teacher
Religion:
Agnostic, Raised Catholic
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master’s degree
Food:
Vegetarian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Indian
Hobby:
Music, reading, home improvement
Movie:
Princess Bride, The Martian
Favorite Tradition:
Board games, sports, camping, hiking
Sport:
Running, pickleball, soccer
Holiday:
Christmas
Music Group:
Billy Strings, Sierra Hull, Monsieur Periné
TV Show:
Stranger Things, Money Heist
Book:
The Lord of the Rings, The Grapes of Wrath
Subject in School:
Spanish, history, math
Dream Vacation:
Spanish-speaking countries

more about Lizzy

more about Lizzy

Occupation:
Elem. phys ed. teacher, physician assistant
Religion:
Catholic
Race:
Caucasian
Education:
Master’s degree
Food:
Fruits, veggies, lots of coffee
Hobby:
Hiking, running, exploring new local places
Movie:
Saint Ralph, The Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Favorite Tradition:
Getting the last ice cream of summer, cutting down a Christmas tree
Sport:
Running, soccer, pickleball
Holiday:
Halloween, Christmas
Music Group:
Pink Floyd, Modest Mouse, The Avett Brothers
TV Show:
Modern Family, Destination Truth
Book:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Sports Gene
Subject in School:
Gym class
Dream Vacation:
Brazil

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