Husbands first name: Chris
Wife's first name: Jennifer
State you live in: South Carolina
Number of years married:10
Number of other children:0
|Education||High School||Bachelors of Arts - History; Masters - Library and Information Science|
Your Plans For Child Care Arrangements:We plan for our child to be cared for by Jennifer's mother who is retired elementary school teacher. In addition, we plan to provide her mother a break one day a week and allow a family friend, who is a homemaker with two young boys, to care for our child. Jennifer's mother is very excited about caring for her grandchild and is already accumulating baby items.
We were both raised to value an education, and believe an early childhood education is very important. We have looked into a Montessori program with our local school district. There is also a Charter School in our area that has been praised by our friends.
Activities Enjoyed Together: We enjoy doing a variety of activities together as a couple and with our family. Traditionally, we visit the beach with Jennifer's mother and grandmother every fall. Spring is when we go camping at the same campground that Chris visited with his family as a boy. Chris has even gotten Jennifer to take up fishing, but she still will not bait her own hook. We also enjoy visiting historic sites since we are both History Buffs. While at home, we enjoy spending as much time outside as possible working in our garden. We also enjoy hiking and talking our dog, Haley, for walks around our small community. Our only indoor activity is watching college sports. We are both big fans of football, basketball, baseball and softball.
Your Birth Mother Letter:
Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you about our family. We are grateful that you love your child so much that you are willing to consider an adoption plan for him/her. We can only imagine how difficult this decision is for you to make. It takes tremendous courage and love for you to choose adoption for your child.
We are Chris and Jennifer, and we live in a small town in South Carolina. We met twelve years ago, and will soon be celebrating eleven years of marriage. We have known both joy and sorrow in our marriage and journey to becoming parents. Oddly to say, thanks to these experiences, they have helped grow as a couple and as adults.
Christopher is the laid back one of our marriage. He was raised on a farm where he learned his gardening skills and this year has doubled the size of our garden. He is very serious and protective of friends and family, but can joke and goof off with the best of them. He is the head stockman for a national retail chain and is very hard working. After work, he'll come home and work in the yard, work in the garden, help cook, or wrestle with our dog, Haley. As much as Chris enjoys being outside he is not afraid of cooking. Our family and friends have learned not to expect traditional cuisine when Chris cooks because he loves to experiment with new ingredients and recipes.
Jennifer is the more serious one of our marriage. According to Chris, she is the brains behind the family. She is a great listener, bookworm, and Carolina Gamecock fan. Jennifer recently became branch manager of our local public library. Before that she was a children's librarian for twelve years. Reading and collecting stories for children means that there are books all around our home. Reading is Jennifer's biggest hobby, but she enjoys taking walks, watching USC football, working in the yard with Chris, playing in the yard with Haley.
Jennifer's previous position as a children's librarian brought her such joy. She has gotten to know so many children in our community, and has watched them grow into caring children and teenagers. Chris has even gotten to know many of these children and their families, as well. We find it hard not to run into a few families when we are out walking around town, or making a quick trip to the grocery store! Having these parents and their children in our lives has become such a blessing to us. Not only are they our friends, but they have become our extended family.
Please know that we will love your child with all of our hearts. Once your child becomes apart of our family, we will put his/her needs above our own. Not only will your child be loved by us, he/she will also be loved by our family and friends. We are very close with our families and spend a lot of time with them.
This is the most important letter that we will ever write, and we want to thank you for taking the time to consider us. If you choose us as parents, we promise to raise your child in a home filled with love, laughter, education, and support. We would be honored for you to choose us to parent and love your child. We promise a lifetime of unconditional love, support, and encouragement.
Chris and Jennifer