Meet Chriss & Colleen
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better. When you start planning a family, you rarely think about what you should say to your child's first parent. I (Colleen) am a planner, and it never occurred to me that our journey toward parenthood would be so different than my carefully laid scenarios. While we would never have chosen the heartbreak of infertility, we have encountered so much grace and love through the experience. Here, on this incredible adventure, I found something so beautiful and precious in the process. Adoption is not our backup plan. It is God's plan for our family. We have a home full of love and laughter, and we can't wait to share it.
Our child will grow up surrounded by a love of books, music, theatre, and art; an extended family that's already praying for them; and a tribe of friends and loved ones who can be counted on through thick and thin. They will have five aunts and five uncles, eight cousins (all boys), and three incredible grandparents. We have family from California to Virginia, so many memories will be made all over the country.
Here in our our community, we have a set of grandparents on the same street, seven houses away. In our quiet neighborhood, there are always families out walking, playing basketball, or riding bikes. Twenty minutes away, in the closest large town, there is a children's museum, a beautiful park, and a thriving arts scene with half a dozen theatres. Less than an hour away are the mountains—a favorite day trip for all seasons—but especially during the fall for apple picking.
We cannot promise the most exciting life, but what we can promise is love. We know that what brought you to this choice is love, and we are so grateful for that. Our child will grow up in full knowledge of the incredible love you have shown. You will be a part of their life and a part of our story as a family. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.
Chriss and Colleen