Hello! We are Adam and Kris
In our heart of hearts, we cannot imagine how you must be feeling right now. This must be an incredibly difficult decision to make, one of the most important and life altering that you will ever face. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us as you consider your future plans.
FUN FACTS ABOUT US
Facts About Adam
- Loves spicy food and once won a spicy food eating contest dressed as Darth Vader.
- Works as a music teacher and writes music for film in his spare time.
- There are very few instruments he can’t play
- Is a great driver and excellent parallel parker!
- Was an extra in a Hollywood movie
- Loves to garden
- Performed at Carnegie Hall once
- Makes his own hot sauce
Facts About Kris
- Grew up in New York
- The kitchen is her happy place.
- Is a bit of a Star Trek nerd and once met William Shatner
- Loves establishing new traditions as ways to celebrate life
- Can wiggle her ears
- Adores Christmas movies, but will only watch them during the Christmas season
- Collects and loves listening to vinyl records
- Loves to travel and have new experiences – like kayaking around a castle in Sweden or riding an elephant in Thailand
Dear Expectant Parents,
We are Adam and Kris and want to start by letting you know that we are fully committed to an open adoption and want your child to know they were loved unconditionally from the beginning. Your child should be raised feeling proud of who they are, always knowing that the decisions you made were ones of love. Know that we would spend the rest of our lives making your child feel loved, given the freedom to become the person they choose to be – always honoring the courageous choices you made.
As you continue reading, we hope you will get a better idea of who we are, our love for each other, the fun things we like to do together, and the parents we are and intend to be. You may also find that we are a bit goofy and love to laugh. Above all, we hope you can see the love your child would know as a part of our family.
A little about Adam
Adam grew up in Oregon as the youngest of three children. His older brother, Tom lives with his family in Eugene, OR and we get together with them frequently for holidays, camping trips and football games. His sister Shannon and her family live in central Oregon and we love visiting them whenever we can. Adam’s mother lives only a few miles away and we get together regularly for family dinners.
Growing up, Adam was given the freedom to be creative and to “just be a kid” – riding bikes in the neighborhood, playing at the playground, building forts in the trees behind his house, and hanging out with friends.
He considers himself to be a bit music nerd, having degrees in both Music and Education. Adam has been a music teacher at the same K-12 school for over 20 years. He genuinely loves his work and often helps out with extra-curricular activities like school plays and class trips.
He recently started composing music for short films and commercials and has been enjoying the new creative challenge. There’s always a song or beat playing inside his head and he’s very much looking forward to making some noise together with a little one.
A little about Kris
Kris grew up in western New York as the oldest of three children. Her parents, grandmother and younger brother and sister still live in New York with their families and we travel to see them at least once a year. Kris is still very close with her family despite living on the opposite coast and keeps in touch with frequent phone calls. She is always looking forward to the next time she can video chat with her nieces and nephew.
Her favorite childhood memories are from summers at the lake where days were spent swimming, boating, exploring, playing games, and roasting marshmallows around the fire. These were magical summers and something that she has always wanted to recreate with her own family.
Her degree is in English and she works in Procurement for a small, family run company. She has flexible work days and the ability to work from home which will allow her time to be involved in activities and volunteer for school events.
Through the years, she has cultivated a love of photography and is often snapping pictures. You can feel confident your child will have an abundance of photos taken to be shared with you. Kris also enjoys reading and has collected a small library of children’s books that can be read together as a family.
A little about us
We were married surrounded by our closest family and friends in a small ceremony where we became a blended family of four. Adam has two children, Ella and Grayson that are 15 years old (yes twins!)
We have so much love for each other and our children that growing our family through adoption has always been a part of our conversations together.
We are a pretty active family and love being outdoors. We are blessed to live in an area with the expansive beauty of the mountains, lakes, and the coast close by and we take any chance we can to explore the world around us. We love to go on hikes, hang out with family and friends, go camping, walk around our neighborhood, tend to our garden, have picnics in the park, and spend time at local community events. There are so many amazing things to see in our world and each year brings new adventures for our family!
It’s also important to us to be active members of our community, so we make it a priority to volunteer together as a family. Once a month, we volunteer our time making lunch and serving it to the homeless in our community, we also work with an organization that provides needed items to foster children and their families. We love animals and can often be found working with local animal sanctuaries as well.
We love to play board and card games and some of our favorites are Sorry, Clue, Parcheesi, Skip-Bo, and Exploding Kittens. We also enjoy playing video games together as well and often have mini-tournaments on rainy Saturday afternoons where Ella is the usual champion.
We love our home. It’s filled with lots of light, music and love. The kitchen is at the heart of our house and we cook together most evenings – exchanging stories of our day, making dinner and dancing around to music while the food simmers away. We very much look forward to the day when we have a little one hanging out in the kitchen and sharing this ritual with us.
Being hospitable and having friends and family over is something we love to do. We think our home is cozy and joyful.
The area we live in was recently named one of the 100 best communities for young people and we live in a great neighborhood within walking distance of two parks, a community garden, and an elementary school. Adam is close enough to bike to work on occasion.
We’d like to leave you with this…
We have much love to share and have created a life filled with laughter, music, silliness, good food, and impromptu kitchen dance parties.
If you decide that adoption is the best decision for you and your baby, we would be so pleased to get to you know you – and we hope that our silly, fun and adventurous family is one that you can see your baby being raised in. If you were to choose to have us as a part of your family, we look forward to sharing the milestones and smiles that are to come in the months and years ahead.
We wish you the most success in life and ease in making your decision. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to tell you a little about ourselves. .
Love and Respect,
Adam & Kris