|Our Education||Ph.D. student, Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling; Master of Divinity Degree; Bachelor of Science Degree||Certificates in Business Administration, Accounting, and Medical Administration|
|Our Professions||Air Force Wing Chaplain||Housewife|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian ||Caucasian |
|Some of Chuck & Michelle's Favorites
|Favorite activity together||Hiking in beautiful places||Travelling to new destinations|
|Favorite children's book||Oh the places you will go!||Go, Dog. Go!|
|Favorite place on Earth||Anacapri on the island of Capri, absolutely gorgeous||Our wedding destination, Ambergris Caye in San Pedro, Belize|
|What I love most about my spouse||The way Michelle selflessly, sacrificially, and naturally takes care of others with no judgement||His commitment to our marriage, our family, and our future.|
|Our passion||Learning/Education||Cooking and baking|
|More About Our Family
|Our Adventures Around the World|
We love traveling the world together. The military makes that easy and we do not waste any time. The cultural experiences this affords has been invaluable for our children. They have friends all over the world and have a wider view of the world from the perspective of various cultures and languages. We make it a priority to buy an ornament from every destination. It makes decorating our Christmas tree so much fun as we talk about the memories we have of each trip.
We are a Christian family as Chuck is a chaplain in the Air Force. As a chaplain, he is trained in all the major world religions as it is his job to ensure that all service-members and their families have the opportunity to worship in their own way as guaranteed by the Constitution. We have raised our boys in church and our daughter makes it her habit to pray before meals and bedtime. We leave religion as a choice for our boys to choose for themselves, but we have raised them with Christian values and beliefs. Most of all we treasure compassion for ourselves, others, and the Earth. We try to be good stewards of all. We practice justice and teach our children to be just and to practice compassion by defending the defenseless, providing for those in need, and providing assistance to those who need it. We are so proud of them as we see them practicing these things remembering the grace and mercy they have been provided. They understand how blessed they are and desire to share those blessings with those around them.
|The day we told our daughter we were adopting|
We had just finished eating dinner and were sitting around our table talking when we told Kora we had something important to discuss. She was all ears. We told her that we were going to adopt a baby and if it was possible maybe even a pair of siblings if available. Her eyes began to well up with tears and she covered her mouth with her hands. "Really!" she said. We had no idea, but Kora had been adoring the idea of being a big sister for some time. She spent the next hour or so in happy tears unable to contain the emotion that was bubbling within her. We spent that time talking with her and answering all of her questions. She was overwhelmed by the opportunity that she would finally get to be a big sister. She still smiles really big when we talk about it and still has that glimmer in her eye. She can't wait until she gets to hold her new baby brother.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn up to 4 years old
Yes! Two boys or a boy and a girl.
We are open to a sibling group with at least 1 boy with the oldest up to 6 years old.
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic, Native American|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to creating a personal facebook page, sending letters, photos, and visits if you would like.
Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and getting to know a little about us. We believe in unconditional love, the power of education, and the need for beauty. We believe that staying close to God and one another strengthens stability and security. We will raise our child to have strong Christian values, encourage him to pursue his dreams, and fulfill the plan God has for his life. He will be taught to act justly, love compassionately, and walk humbly with a sense of pride in who he is and where he comes from.