dear expectant mother
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing adoption (and us!) for your baby. We can only imagine the emotional struggle you must be dealing with, and we want you to know that we will love this child unconditionally. Ever since we met, we knew that we wanted to be together and to start a family. Even though it turned out that we cannot conceive children of our own, this child will be undoubtedly loved and treated as if we did. Your decision will forever change our lives, and we cannot express enough the gratitude that we feel toward you.
Regardless of what directed you toward this decision, we believe that you are making a selfless choice for the best of your child and we find that incredibly humbling. Your bond with this child may never fade, as you are truly a mother, but know that this child will not want for love, attention, or care. We take this responsibility and opportunity to heart, and cannot think of anything that would bring us more joy in our lives.
Thank you, again, for giving us the opportunity to become parents. We have so much love to give and had no outlet to share that love. We hope you find comfort in knowing that this child will grow up understanding where they came from and what a strong choice you made on their behalf. Our family is ready to accept this child into our lives and watch him or her grow into whatever amazing person they want to be. This could not be possible without you, so again we are forever grateful and humbled by your amazing grace and strength to make, what we might consider, an impossible choice.
We have been together for eight years and married for almost four years. We met while working on a copper mine construction project in Africa and continued to work together for nearly seven years, traveling to different projects around the world. We are both project managers for different companies and have many shared interests. We love to travel, cook, and spend time with family and friends. Last year, Melissa took a job in Texas, and we have enjoyed getting to know a new area, meet new people, and experience different cultures.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a small town outside of Houston, TX. Our home has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a large, grassy backyard and a pool. There is a great playground area just down the street with jungle gyms, swings, and sand boxes for children to play. We have one dog, Honey, who is a Chihuahua/Terrier Mix, 6 years old and about 8 pounds. She is very loving and interacts well with children. Her favorite pastime is to chase the squirrels in the backyard as they run along the fence and jump into the large trees. She has been with us for almost 3 years now.
Our Extended Family
We both have very large families. Chris grew up in Massachusetts, mostly around Boston, with his Mom, Dad, and two younger brothers. Chris’ brothers are both married and he also has a niece and a nephew. Many of his cousins, aunts, and uncles still live around the Boston area, or visit frequently, so family gatherings are always an adventure! Melissa grew up in Florida and has four siblings, two brothers and two sisters, and is also very close to her cousins and their families. She has two nephews who she loves to spend time with and shower with love. Her family is spread out across the United States, so it is always a special treat when family comes together for special occasions. For Thanksgiving a few years ago, we hosted dinner at our house and had over 20 people from both sides of the family that travelled from 8 different states. Chris’ Mom and Dad even dressed up as pilgrims for the occasion!
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always wanted to have children. Many of our siblings have children and we would love to add to the growing number of nieces and nephews in the family. Unfortunately, we have struggled with infertility and have been unsuccessful in pregnancy over the last four years. Although we know there are medical procedures in place to improve our chances of conceiving a child, we also know that there are many children – and mothers – who are in need of help and so we turned to adoption. We knew that if we were really wanting to be the best parents possible, then we needed to not only focus on ourselves but on the child and really open our hearts and minds to other means of becoming parents.
|Education||BS - Construction Management|
|Favorite Movie||Magnificent Seven|
|Favorite TV Show||Blue Bloods|
|Favorite Book||Theodore Rex|
|Dream Vacation||Galapagos Islands|
|Education||MBA - Masters Project Management BS - Chemical Engineer|
|Favorite Food||Macaroni and Cheese|
|Favorite Movie||City of Angels|
|Favorite TV Show||NCIS|
|Favorite Book||The Giving Tree|
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As you browse our list of hopeful adoptive parents, you can feel confident in knowing that all of the adoptive families working with Angel Adoption are prepared to offer your baby a safe, stable, and loving environment along with a wealth of opportunities for a happy and fulfilling life.
Each adoptive parent has been thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. A completed home study means the family is emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby.
The home study process includes assessments of each parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.
Furthermore, Angel Adoption requires each family to be educated on adopting and parenting. After a baby has been placed with the adoptive family, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family. We go to great lengths to make sure all the families you have to choose from are going to be excellent parents for your baby!Return to Waiting Families