A Letter from Chad & Kristin
Hello! We’re excited to become first-time parents through adoption! We’d love to share our lives with a child and will raise him or her to be kind, loving, hardworking, and to see the positive in each day. Our home will be a safe and nurturing place to grow up. We have plans for Kristin to become a stay-at-home mom, and since Chad works from home, we’ll have a lot of time and flexibility for our family.
We will speak openly and lovingly about adoption with your child, right from the start. If you’d like, we will share updates and annual visits. We’d love to get to know you and learn about the life you want for your child.
How we met, as told by Kristin: It was love at first swipe! We met on a dating app in 2015, and our first date was at a Mariners baseball game. (I know it is the first game that Chad didn’t really watch because we talked and laughed the whole time.) Now we’ve been happily married almost 5 years!
Things we enjoy doing:
• Hosting barbecues and get-togethers
• Golfing & pickleball
• Traveling (we’ve been to Maui, the Caribbean, & Europe!)
• Visiting Major League Baseball Parks around the U.S.
• Going to football & baseball games
• Date nights trying new restaurants or dancing
• Walks or hikes
• Volunteering with our certified therapy dog, Amelia
• Road trips to small coastal or mountain towns in the Pacific Northwest
I am a Kindergarten Teacher and future stay-at-home mom.
Chad says: Kristin is loving and warm-hearted. She always sees the good in others and finds ways to make them feel heard. Her faith and loved ones are important to her. Kristin loves being a teacher and I know she’ll be an amazing mother who will help our child find the fun in learning.
Kristin likes to:
• Cook delicious and nutritious meals
• Train or walk our dog
• Volunteer at church or our local retirement center
• Go on weekend trips
I am a Regional Sales Manager for a medical supply company.
Kristin says: Chad has the biggest heart and will be the best dad! He’s good at putting his faith, family, and friends first, and has a great sense of humor. (Any child will love his silly side!) Chad is considerate, kind, and driven. He will go above and beyond for our child. Family means everything to him!
Chad likes to:
• Barbecue and make delicious chopped salads
• Play a sport each season
• Follow Washington sports (Go Mariners & Seahawks!)
• Learn about the food and history of different places we visit
We live outside of Seattle in a family friendly neighborhood with many parks and walking trails. We’re a short drive from ski slopes, hiking, lakes, and the Puget Sound. An elementary school, our church, a great public library, and children’s museums are close by. We love taking drives and exploring our beautiful state together. Western Washington is a great place to raise a family!
Highlights about our home:
• 4 bedrooms & a bonus room that will make a great playroom
• The room across from ours will be the perfect nursery for our child
• Backyard with a garden, patio, and a fire pit
We have a very close extended family. Much of our family lives within 30 minutes of us, but we also have family in Arizona, Southern California, and Montana. Our whole family is excited about our plans to adopt (our child will be the first grandchild!).
Our family enjoys:
• Attending concerts or sporting events, skiing, golfing, & hiking
• Movies & games
• Barbecues & family dinners
• Road trips or vacations
We promise to give your child a full life! We would love your child with all of our hearts. We can offer a life filled with love, experiences, family, laughter, faith, and joy. Education is important to both of us, and we’re planning to provide a good education, with opportunities to pursue any interests or goals this child may have. We will encourage them and be their biggest supporters. As parents, we want our child to know he or she can come to us about anything and that we will always be there for them.
We will be honest and open about adoption in our family. We already have adoption themed children’s books for bedtime and will help our child understand the beautiful way we were brought together, and how special you are to us. We hope our child will grow up with understanding of who they are, where they came from, and that they are incredibly loved.
With love, Chad & Kristin
Learn More About Chad & Kristin
|Our Education||Bachelor's Degree||Master's Degree|
|Our Professions||Medical Sales||Kindergarten Teacher|
|Stay-At-Home||No||Yes, after we adopt|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Chad & Kristin's Favorites|
|Food||Pizza||Anything with seafood|
|Movie||Forrest Gump||Hidden Figures|
|Type of Music||Jazz||Country|
|Holiday Tradition||Big family dinners||Driving around in our pajamas to see Christmas lights as a family|
|More About Our Family|
|Fun Facts About Us|
• We love being a part of our local Catholic church and attending our childhood churches.
|Why We Hope to Adopt|
Adoption has been on both of our hearts since we were kids. Kristin went through some health issues in the past, and doctors recommended she avoid pregnancy. Today she’s healthy and excited to become a stay-at-home mom! We know adoption is God’s plan for us. We’re committed to giving our child the best life we can!
Amelia is a Bluetick Coonhound & Bloodhound mix who is loving and sweet, and wonderful with kids. We trained her as a therapy dog because she has a great personality spreading love and smiles. It's been so fun to visit assisted living homes, schools, retirement homes with Amelia. She is loved by everyone she meets!
|Favorite Family Traditions|
• Birthday dinner parties where each person says something they love about the birthday person.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months
Either boy or girl
Yes, up to 2 years old
We are so grateful to be considered as you make plans for your child's future. If chosen, we promise to cherish, love, and provide for your child, in every way we can. You would always have a special place in our hearts too. If you'd like, we are open to staying connected with you, sharing updates and keeping in touch. Adoption has been on our hearts a long time and we're excited about growing our family this way! We'd love to talk when you're ready. Just ask Lifetime about us!