Chris & Noel
Hey! We are Chris and Noel - friends for 14 years, married for ten, and partners for life! Chris is originally from NJ but found his southern sweetheart and decided SC was the place to lay down roots. We have a smart, energetic son, Colton, who cannot wait to be a big brother. We value education, mutual respect, and helping others. We enjoy staying active and spending quality time together. We are a loving and faithful family, and we are open to sharing our life’s journey with you through pictures and visits. We know God has a plan for us, and we would be honored for you to be part of our family’s story.
When we first met, we both knew it was something special. By the end of the first date, we were planning our next one, and by the end of the first year, we were engaged! We were married in 2012 and welcomed our son, Colton, into our world six years ago after struggling with infertility. We enjoy many outdoor family activities such as riding bikes, golfing, boating, or building sandcastles at the beach. Playing board games and watching Hallmark movies are always a hit when staying indoors. We are excited to continue making memories as our family grows, and we look forward to sharing these special moments with you along the way.
About Chris, by Noel
Chris is an amazing partner, dad, and provider for our family. Chris grew up in a loving family surrounded by siblings and extended family. He played lacrosse in college while majoring in journalism and is now the head of a digital marketing agency.
Chris is an avid golfer who loves vintage muscle cars (especially Mustangs), cooking, and spending time with family. He is an amazing cook and enjoys trying new recipes or coming up with dishes of his own. Chris is truly a hands-on dad. Whether it’s playing T-ball in the backyard or swimming in the community pool, he is first to jump right into whatever activity it may be! He is always finding teachable moments in everyday life activities so that Colton will be a well-rounded and well-mannered kiddo, prepared for anything life may throw his way. Chris is thrilled to continue to share these values with our next child.
About Noel, by Chris
Noel keeps us organized and on track. A registered nurse by education, she has a compassionate heart coupled with a little southern grit. She grew up in a loving, Christian family, with one older sister who is her best friend. She was blessed a few years ago with a career opportunity that allows her to work from home, which gives her the flexibility to keep her parenting priorities at the forefront.
Noel enjoys being outdoors, family bike rides, jogging, and gardening. She loves the water and is always planning the next family trip to the beach! She dabbles with essential oils and loves coming up with new combinations to diffuse around the house. She enjoys baking on occasion, and her chocolate chip cookies are a family favorite. Noel is a natural-minded momma whose caregiving approach is holistic and filled with love. Noel looks forward to loving and nurturing our next little one too!
About big brother, Colton
Colton is our sweet six-year-old kiddo and brings so much joy into our lives. He loves hot wheels, construction trucks, bike riding, playing his drums, and telling silly jokes. He makes us laugh every single day!
Colton is looking forward to being a big brother and helping Mom and Dad care for another little one. He is at the perfect age to help guide a younger sibling in the ways of the world, and we know he will not only be a great big brother but an amazing friend and protector.
Our Lowcountry South Carolina Home
With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, our home is the perfect size for our needs with room to grow. Not far from family and in a great school district, our neighborhood was designed for nature lovers. There are hiking trails, fishing ponds, a community pool, and oversized sidewalks for family bike rides.
Our hometown has all of the conveniences we enjoy with a small-town feel. Living near the coast, we love boating with friends or day trips to the beach. We enjoy dining out at one of the amazing restaurants nearby or going to the farmer's market for fresh, local goods. We love where we live!
We promise to love your child unconditionally, giving him/her the best of ourselves as parents and providing all the support needed for him/her to thrive. We promise to raise your baby with a foundation in faith and the ability to confidently move through life with a joyful heart. We will provide a safe and secure home environment filled with love, laughter, and mutual respect. We look forward to making special memories as a family, whether it's watching movies at home or enjoying family vacations away from home. We honor your decision and we promise to shine a positive light on you to foster a healthy, open adoption relationship. We would love to keep in touch at your comfort level.
More About Chris
Education: Bachelors Degree
Profession: President, Digital Marketing Agency
Racial Background: Caucasian
Foods: Pizza, Beef Wellington, Prime Rib
Color: Any shade of blue
Movies: Caddyshack, Tin Cup, Anything Pixar
Ice Cream Flavor: Moose Tracks
Time of the Year: Fall (college football season)
Vacation Destination: Mountain resort with golf
Hobbies: Golf, Skeet shooting
More About Noel
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Profession: Clinical Data Reviewer
Stay-At-Home: No, but work from home
Racial Background: Caucasian
Foods: Pizza, Filet Mignon, Sushi
Color: Light blue or yellow
Movies: Elf, Princess Bride, Anything Hallmark
Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies and Cream
Time of the Year: Thanksgiving through Christmas (holiday season)
Vacation Destination: Beach resort with spa
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Anything on/at the beach
More About Our Family
We have two adorable and sweet, small breed dogs that are part of our family. Rosie was rescued around 11 years ago and stole our hearts at first sight. Although she is close to 13 years old, she still has spunk and enjoys fetching squeaky toys, belly rubs, and lots of treats. Jake is 12 years old, also a rescue, and joined our family in 2019. He is the ultimate lap dog who just wants to be with his people. Both are non-shedding, mixed breeds that are gentle and lovable around adults and kiddos alike!
Our Musical Interest
We love most all music and genres, from jazz to country to alternative to hip hop, it just depends on the mood of the day or activity at hand. Music moves the body and the soul, and we hope to foster a love of music within our children, expanding into learning to play instruments in the years to come.
Our Extended Family
Our family thrives on spending time together. We are lucky to live near Noel’s parents (Granny and Grandpa) and grandmother (Gigi) and try to visit with them as often as possible. We take a trip to middle Tennessee to visit Noel’s sister’s farm once a year, where we love feeding the animals and relaxing on the porch. Chris’ sister and brother live in different areas of the US, so we cherish our time with them when we are able to coordinate a visit. We were blessed to live near Chris’ parents before their passing. We know they are looking over us from Heaven and will live in our hearts forever!
We feel so blessed to be on this adoption journey and know that God has a plan for our family. We look forward to welcoming your child into our family and showing them all of the wonders our beautiful world has to offer. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you so we can get to know one another better. We would be honored to be chosen as adoptive parents and would love to continue this special journey together with you.
Chris and Noel