|Our Education||Bachelor of Science||Master of Science |
|Our Professions||Percussion Teacher (middle school, high school and college students)||Alumni Engagement Coordinator (at a large university and academic medical center)|
|Stay-At-Home||No - but has a flexible schedule||No - but has a flexible schedule and 12 weeks paid parental leave|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Chris & Amanda's Favorites
|Vacation spot||Beach or the mountains||Beach - love the salt air and sound of the waves|
|Food||Lasagna with garlic bread||Tie between mac & cheese and cheese dip|
|Holiday||Easter ||Christmas |
|Movie||Star Wars ||Steel Magnolias|
|TV Channel||The Weather Channel and ESPN||HGTV - Home and Garden|
|Cartoon Character||Penguins of Madagascar||Snoopy|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We love to explore new places - from the latest restaurant in town, to a city we have never been, to a theme park, and anything in between. We are fortunate that our jobs provide us with the opportunity to travel. Even better, we can tag on vacation time to these trips. Music is important to us as is being lifelong learners. We hope to pass along a love of learning and music starting by reading and singing together from day one. We also like to support our favorite teams by going to games. Plus, we highly value community, so we like to volunteer to help with various projects.
Christian – We believe God has a plan and path for each of us.
|Our Home |
Our home has plenty of room for a growing family and lots of space to play outside. Thanks to our time as foster parents, our house is already baby-friendly and meets all license standards. Our dogs, Barkley and Baxter, adore children and love to greet guests when they arrive.
Our family is incredible! They are thrilled we are adopting and are already planning things they want to do with and for your baby. In addition to our family in the traditional sense of the word, we both have very supportive work families. We are both truly blessed that we have the pleasure of working alongside outstanding people who not only want us to be successful in our careers but want us to have work-life balance.
|Our Musical Interest|
We love music! From pop to classical to rock, we like it all. We have Amazon music, so we are constantly telling Alexa to play songs for us. Since Chris is the drummer and music teacher in the family, there is always seems to be a piece of percussion equipment in our family room. As for Amanda, she took piano lessons for years and enjoyed being in chorus. We cannot wait to play instruments for and sing lullabies to a little one.
|We live in the state of...|
Our subdivision is quiet and our neighbors are friendly. There are many families and children of all ages and races. We live near world-renowned health care facilities (pediatrics and adult), nationally accredited childcare centers, incredible universities, and award-winning parks. Our area also provides many activities for children and families such as art, theater, music, sports, festivals, and dance.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn - 1 year
Absolutely! We have lots of love to share.
|Ethnicity of Child||We would be delighted to welcome a child of any ethnicity to our family.|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We would like to keep in touch and share letters, photos and videos with you as your child grows. We are also open to visits if you are comfortable with those.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us, and we hope to speak with you soon.
To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.