We met working at a resort on Pensacola Beach, FL. We both attended the University of West Florida where I was in studying marine biology and my husband was earning his degree in theater. We worked every day together in the summer until school started back and my seasonal position ended. Fast forward a year, my boss asked me to return for the summer. After working together again for a few months, we started dating. We were together in Pensacola for a year before I moved to Rhode Island to obtain my M.S. During that year and a half Christian and I did virtual movie dates and tried to visit each other whenever we could. After he finished his B.A. he moved to Rhode Island with me where I finished my M.S. and we decided to move to Charlotte, NC. The day before we left, he surprised me and proposed in beautiful Newport, RI. After we moved, we were engaged for a year and got married at St. Therese Catholic Church and had our reception on a nature preserve nearby. We do not have any children and recently moved to our current home where we are starting to build our local community in our neighborhood and church.
As a family, we enjoy watching movies together, going to the lake, attending concerts & live performances, and going to the local theme park. We are very close with our extended family and are constantly visiting with one another! It is a big group, with even bigger heart, and plenty of love and fun to go around!
I have wanted to adopt for as long as I can remember and Christian has seen firsthand the benefits of adoption in his family through his cousin’s adoption. I found out I have some health issues that increase my risk for miscarriages as well as birth defects so adoption just feels right for us. We began this journey as we have done everything in our relationship lots of talking about our options and checking in with each other to make sure our decision is built on a solid foundation. We have been trying to save every penny to get to our goal, but it is a huge financial undertaking and while we are doing everything we can, AdoptionBridge seems like a wonderful tool to help us reach our end goal.
You don't know me, but I ran across your information after reviewing the page of another couple who just completed an adoption to China. My family has a wonderful adoption success story that is full of miracles and answers to prayers. Our journey started with very little money and a giant leap of faith. With a small amount in savings, we signed the papers to start the adoption process - not knowing where the rest would come from. People on the outside looking in will often say how blessed the child is to be adopted, and I'm sure that's true, but my husband and I have been blessed beyond measure with our son. He is the kindest, most compassionate human being I have ever met. His generosity of spirit humbles me at times. It was he who suggested that I log onto this site to begin with. I hope you are encouraged to move forward - sometimes we simply have to believe and move forward, even when we can't see clearly the path ahead.