Married Since: 2018

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Thank you for considering us to raise your child. Being able to share what we have learned and help guide a child, watch them grow, and become an adult is something we have dreamt about since we met.

Chris and Deanne

from Tennessee

Chris

Ancestry: Scottish, German

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Sales Director

Education: BSM

Hobbies: Golfing, Guitar, Fishing, Grilling/Smoking meat

Deanne

Ancestry: English, German, Italian

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Account Manager

Education: MS

Hobbies: Yoga, Getting outdoors, Reading, Gardening, Baking

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: African American / Caucasian, Asian, Caucasian / Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Chris

Childhood Memory
Camping and fishing at the river. Playing sports and doing projects with my Dad.
Food
BBQ
Hobby
Golf and playing guitar
Holiday
Christmas
Sport
Watching college football. Playing golf, tennis, and basketball.
Thing to Cook
Anything on the smoker or grill
Early Bird or Night Owl
Early bird
Music
Classic Rock
Vacation Spot
Loved visiting Japan, but anywhere with a beach or lake
Scripture
"And now these three remain: Faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." I Corinthians 13:13

Deanne

Childhood Memory
Family vacations to the beach
Food
Christmas dinner and tacos
Hobby
Yoga and painting
Holiday
Christmas
Sport
Watching football or women's gymnastics
Thing to Cook
Cakes
Early Bird or Night Owl
Night owl
Music
Everything and Alternative Country
Vacation Spot
Iceland and any water or mountain view
Scripture
"For we walk by faith, not by sight." II Corinthians 5:7
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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for considering us to raise your child. We won’t pretend to understand how difficult this time is for you. Please be encouraged that you are the best person to make the right decision for your baby. Trust you are supported in your choice.

As part of our family, your child will be so very loved.  We will help your baby grow up to be strong and confident and have a happy life. Your child will receive abundant nurturing, encouragement, education, opportunities, and support to be whoever he or she wants to be.

Chris’ family lives nearby and includes 6 children, with more expected in the coming years. Your child will have many cousins to grow up with and share those special memories from Grandma’s house. The closeness we have with both our families makes for many fun weekends and wonderful holidays. Our families are as excited as we are to welcome your baby into our hearts.

We have loved our journey together as a married couple and are so hopeful and excited to share our life with a little one. Our home is filled with music and joy. We have an active and healthy lifestyle but love the occasional junk food splurge and movie nights on the sofa.  We have a big back yard, perfect for games and running barefoot with our sweet, silly dog, Lovie.  We live near the zoo, many parks, and a children’s activity center.

Our relationship started several years ago after meeting through a dating app. We were delighted to see how much we have in common, most importantly our faith in a kind and loving Jesus, but also the importance of kindness toward others, our love of local and international travel, and really yummy meals, just to name a few. Shortly after meeting, we both went through big life events. Deanne started a new job and moved into a new house. Also, Chris’ father was hospitalized for an extended period. We became each other’s safe and happy place and soon realized we would be together forever.

Deanne’s mom is a school teacher and instilled an interest in reading when she was young. This transitioned to Deanne’s strong interest in education as she advanced through school and into adulthood. Deanne is currently a volunteer reading tutor working with adults. She is eager to teach your baby letters and, when she or he is older, how to discover new things through reading.

We have a shared love of the outdoors. Chris grew up camping, fishing, playing baseball and basketball and making new bike trails with friends every summer.  He has played in bands since he was a teenager and still has a love for playing guitar and other instruments as well. Golf has become a passion of his in recent years.  He can’t wait to share his knowledge and love of sports, music and the great outdoors with your little one.  If your baby is more interested in dance or gymnastics, he is ready for new adventures!

Through sharing fun childhood memories, we realized how much we want to relive those memories as parents and have been excited to start a family ever since!

Thank you for considering us to love, raise, and care for your baby.

Wishing you peace during this time of decision,

Deanne and Chris

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About Deanne

Deanne has all the characteristics of being a wonderful Mother.  She is compassionate, loving, intelligent and very thoughtful.  She loves deeply and without judgment.  As each day brings new challenges to life, she has the ability to adapt with fortitude and love.  Her generous spirit abounds with helping those in need in the community and abroad.  A solid base of friends for many years lends to her devotion and loyalty and our rescue dog proves that by following her every move.

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About Chris

Chris has a great way of telling stories. It was so easy to get to know him. After seeing him help care for his father in the hospital for so many months, I knew I had found a wonderful man. Chris is kind, quick with a smile, freely shares laughter and has unlimited love to share with me and his family. I always wanted a man with a heart strong enough to be gentle. He is that man!

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Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

Hearing a child’s laughter and joy would warm our hearts and help our lives become complete. Through sharing fun childhood memories with each other, we realized how much we want to relive those memories as parents and have been excited to start a family ever since! We look forward to sharing our love for Jesus and each other with your little one. Being able to share what we have learned and help guide a child, watch them grow, and become an adult is something we have dreamt about since we met.

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Our Lifestyle

We enjoy our active lifestyle. Deanne regularly meets friends at the park for a walk or takes a yoga class. Chris loves to play golf. He also enjoys meeting up with his friends to brainstorm ideas for projects or just to watch sports and catch up on the latest fishing gear. Together we enjoy taking care of our lawn and flower beds, walking our dog in the neighborhood, and relaxing by a fire in the back yard. We love to attend outdoor concerts and sporting events.  We also share a love for food and enjoy finding new restaurants to visit.  Food trucks are usually the best!

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Home and Neighborhood

We have loved taking this journey together as a married couple and are so hopeful and excited to share our life with a little one. Our home is filled with music and joy. We have an active and healthy lifestyle but love the occasional junk food splurge and movie nights on the sofa.  We have a big back yard, perfect for games and running barefoot to catch lightning bugs.  We live near the zoo, numerous parks and a children’s learning center.

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Our Dog, Lovie

We have the sweetest rescue dog, Lovie. She got her name after a few days of stealing our socks and curling up with them in her new bed. Lovie follows Deanne around the house until she is told to “stay in her bed”. She barks ONLY when the doorbell rings. Our friends’ toddler and Chris’ niece, also a toddler, like to pet Lovie and give her treats. She loves the attention!

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Our Families and Friends

We are so very blessed with family and friends.

Our families are wonderful and supportive. Chris has a big family with several children. His mom is sweet, quick with the ‘I love you’s, and loves playing with all the little ones. Deanne’s mom is kind, does anything and everything to help, and is very excited to have her first grandchild!

All of our friends are warm and kind souls. Our closest friends are especially lovely with the most generous hearts – and in our hearts, very much an extension of our families. They celebrate our good days, surprise us with coffee and muffins on sad days, and just love us unconditionally.

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Our Traditions

Every year we celebrate the anniversary of the day we met by revisiting a restaurant or music venue from one of our first dates, but before we were an official couple. The tradition started on the first anniversary when Chris put together a scavenger hunt of sorts. Deanne had to solve a riddle to learn the next location. At each restaurant, we ordered an appetizer or dessert from the year before. We even took a picture in front of a favorite music venue. It was romantic and exciting! This tradition is a fun way to reminisce on the early days of our relationship.

We start every Saturday morning during college football season with “Happy Game Day” to each other and call or text our family with the same.  It is a really fun tradition and great way to reach out and share the experience with each other.  Date night each week is also very important to us.  It gives us a chance to try a new restaurant and spend some time together just talking and enjoying each other’s company. Decorating the tree together at Christmas is one of our favorite traditions each year.  We reminisce about the previous year, listen to Christmas music, and have fun discovering our memories through the ornaments passed down from family or from our travels.

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Education

Education is very important to us. Education can come in the form of life experience as well as formal education. For Deanne, education is important because of the opportunities it creates. Knowledge and education can never be taken away and always give you an advantage. Deanne’s mom is a schoolteacher and instilled the value of formal education in her at a young age. She passes this on as a volunteer tutor for adults learning to read.  Chris is currently fulfilling a lifelong ambition to get his master’s degree. It has been many years since he attended college, but the desire never left and it is never too late to achieve a dream.

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What We Will Be Like As Parents

Our home will support creativity and trying new things. As a musician, Chris can nurture an interest in creating music or expression in other ways.

With such great examples from our own childhood, we will provide your child with a loving and understanding home.  It is ok to make mistakes, but learn from them, and understand right from wrong.  He or she can make their own decisions, with supportive guidance and thoughtfulness.

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Our Promise to You

We are so excited and blessed to have the opportunity to bring your child into our home and share our love with him or her.  We support an open adoption and want to create a plan that works for all of us – your baby, you, and us. We promise to nurture, teach, love, and give your child all the opportunities to become well-rounded, self-reliant, caring, understanding, and driven to thrive and help make the world a better place.

Message Chris and Deanne

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Chris and Deanne

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!