We don't know each other but you would be amazed at how many people are genuinely praying for you and your child. We are humbled by the weight of your decision and are so thankful that you choose to give LIFE!
This very happy and exciting time in our lives is probably the most difficult and painful time you will ever face and we sincerely feel with you. We hope that we can combine our stories to create a happy ending for your child.
We were High School Sweethearts and married early - almost 20 years ago in Germany, where Sandra was born and raised. After living overseas for several years, we moved to the U.S. and made Southern California our home so Chris could finish college. Chris is a CAD Drafter and studying to become a surveyor. Sandra works mostly from home as a Transaction Coordinator at a real estate investment firm.
Becoming a family through adoption is a choice we decided to pursue after trying to conceive for several years. Further, more invasive infertility treatments could be done, but we decided to follow God's calling to love on your little blessing instead. Our first daughter, Wendy, joined us through adoption and we wouldn't have it any other way. We know that God has a perfect plan for your child and are excited to help him/her get to know God and live out his/her own story. We will raise our child in a Christ-centered home and vow to love this chosen child with all of our heart. Sandra's German heritage will also play a role, not only will he/she grow up bilingual, but we hope that frequent visits to Europe to be with Sandra's family will open his/her eyes about different cultures.
Although we enjoy spending time outdoors, especially the local beaches, mountains and parks - God, our family and close friends are what is most important to us. Our Christian faith plays a big role in our lives and the church we attend offers special services for kids, weekly kids activities and special events all the time. Chris volunteers in Sunday school and we both attend small group bible studies. Our family here in Southern California and in Germany offers a really strong support system, as well as friends and fellow believers, some of who have also adopted from all over the world and are eager to support our growing family.
Chris & Sandra