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Family Type: Traditional Couple
Children: No
Location: TN
Religion: Non-Denominational

dear expectant mother

We want to thank you for taking the time to read our profile. The selflessness and courageousness you have to consider adoption is truly an amazing gift and blessing. This is a very vulnerable and emotional process, and we will take your decision in choosing us very seriously as we are so deeply committed to providing a meaningful and fulfilled life for your baby. Our intention as adoptive parents is to share your story of the amazing and strong woman you are, how all of our paths came to be connected, and how loved they are by so many people.

As a couple, we are emotionally, physically, and financially ready to give the best life we can, full of opportunities for growth and fun adventures, while raising them in our community, which values the importance of faith and family. We want to raise them with examples of how to be a kind and confident person, living a life of goodness toward others.

We are so very thankful to you for your consideration and for the little one we may be blessed to meet one day through your openness to adoption. We wish you all positivity in this journey, no matter what decision you may make.

About Us

We are Chris and Ummie! We met on an online dating website in 2008 and had a great first date bonding over our love of hockey (although we like rival teams). Our love has grown every day since then as best friends and teammates. We were married in 2013. Ummie is a kind, outgoing, detail-oriented, and self-proclaimed nerd who loves musicals. Chris is humorous, caring, and intelligent and enjoys fishing on his bass boat. Ummie is a global team leader, and Chris heads information technology for a bank. We enjoy cooking, watching movies at home, and outdoor activities. We have a lot of fun going to hockey and baseball games. We are at our happiest by lakes or oceans and enjoy traveling to them. We would love to share our happiness with a child and surround them with the love that comes so naturally to us.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a large four-bedroom house in a new subdivision with many young families. Our neighborhood hosts block parties and food trucks every month and also has a pool where all the kids hang out in the summers. Our house has a great open floor plan and a large backyard looking out onto a tranquil wooded area. Our kitchen is our favorite place to spend our time. We are in the best school district in our state, and our community has family-centered events every weekend, including holiday parades and seasonal festivals. We also belong to a recreation center that has playgrounds and many activities. We have a cat named Zelos and will be adding a puppy to our family.

Our Extended Family

A value we have always shared is the importance of family. We are extremely close with our families, and over the years, our families have also become very close, sharing holidays and celebrations together.

Chris was born in New Jersey; his mom and two older sisters and their families still live there. He has three nephews whom we love spending time with and a large extended family with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Ummie is an only child, born and raised in Philadelphia, where her parents still reside. Her dad has siblings with families, including four younger cousins she is close with. She also has best friends from college whom she considers family and loves being Aunt Ummie to their children.

A family tradition we cherish began in 1942. Chris’s extended family all joins together for a week at the beach. The last time there were 91 family members in 17 houses! This includes old and young generations and many kids who play all day at the beach together. Ummie’s parents and cousins have also joined in over the past, and we plan to keep this tradition going with our own family.

What Led Us To Adoption

We both have family members who have adopted children, along with friends who have been adopted themselves, and so our hearts have always been open to it for our own family. Our shared perspective is that love, kindness, and respect is what forms bonds between people and families, whether they are biological or not. For the past five years, we have struggled with infertility, including years of failed fertility treatments and a miscarriage. Our challenges have truly led to us knowing how much we want to be parents, and we have decided together that through adopting, we can grow our family. We are very excited for this next special chapter to come in our life.

Fun Facts

About Ummie
Occupation Product management
Education College degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Avocados
Favorite Hobby Gardening, painting, yoga
Favorite Movie Roman Holiday, Clueless
Favorite Sport Hockey, figure skating
Favorite Book The Fault in Our Stars, A Wrinkle in Time
Favorite Activity Seeing Broadway shows
Favorite Tradition Secret Santa exchanges
Favorite Animal Rabbits
About Chris
Occupation Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President
Education Technical degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Fried chicken
Favorite Hobby Tournament fishing, cooking
Favorite Movie Jaws
Favorite Sport Hockey, baseball
Favorite Book The Goldfinch
Favorite Activity Annual beach trips
Favorite Tradition Cooking holiday meals
Favorite Animal Dogs

Contact Ummie & Chris

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Choose a Family for
Your Baby With Confidence

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!

Not sure how to start? See our How to Choose an Adoptive Family resource page.
If you need more help, you’re always welcome to contact us any time!

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