Married Since: 2018

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Your child will be so very loved by us and all of our family, who will be a part of helping your child 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 and Deanne

from Tennessee

Chris

Ancestry: Scottish, German

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Sales Director

Education: Master's Degree

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

Deanne

Ancestry: English, German, Italian

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Account Manager

Education: Master's Degree

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

Hi. We are Deanne and Chris.

We hope you will feel the love we have for each other and see how excited we are to share our life with a little one.

We dream of hearing your child’s laughter fill our home. As part of our family, your baby will be so very loved and have a happy life full of nurturing, encouragement, and unconditional support.

Be encouraged that you are the best person to make the right decision for your baby. We are wishing you The Lord’s peace during this time.

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About Us

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.

Shortly after meeting, we both went through big life events. We became each other’s safe and happy place and soon realized we would be together forever.

We regularly enjoy spending time with friends and their children, feeding the ducks at our neighborhood pond, and walking at the local park. We also love our trips to the beach and long weekends in the mountains. We are so excited to share our loving home with your little one.

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Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

To love, guide, and watch a little one grow is something each of us dreamt about since before we became a couple.

Through sharing our fun childhood memories with each other, we realized just how much we wanted to be parents and provide a child with a childhood full of the same love and wonderful memories. We have been so excited to start a family ever since!

We met and married a little later in life than most.  Although we wouldn’t change a thing, we were heartbroken to learn we couldn’t have a baby on our own. We dream of hearing a child’s laughter filling our home and can’t wait to share our lives and unconditional love with your child.

We can’t wait to grow our family as loving parents.

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About Deanne, by Chris

Deanne will be such a wonderful mother to your child because she is compassionate, loving, smart, and very thoughtful.  She loves deeply and without judgment and as each day brings new challenges to life, she has the ability to adapt with a heart full of love and a smile on her face.  She has such a generous spirit and enjoys helping anyone in need.  She has many friends she has known for many years and our dog adores her and follows her every move.  I imagine her reading stories to your child, teaching them letters, numbers, and colors, taking them to Vacation Bible School, and being so excited to hear what they learned about each day.

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About Chris, by Deanne

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.  He has played in bands since he was a teenager and still loves playing the guitar and other instruments.  I know he can’t wait to share his love of music, sports, and the great outdoors with your little one.  I always wanted a man with a heart strong enough to be gentle. He is that man and will be such an amazing father to your child.

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Lifestyle

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 backyard, perfect for games and running barefoot with your child and our sweet, silly dog, Lovie.  We live near the zoo, many parks, and a children’s activity center that we can’t wait to explore with your child.

We enjoy our active lifestyle.  Deanne regularly meets friends at the park for a walk or a yoga class. Chris loves to play golf and 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 backyard. We love to attend outdoor concerts (and we imagine your child dancing on the lawn to the music) and sporting events (where we root with your child for our team to win).  We also share a love for food and enjoy finding new restaurants to visit.  Food trucks are usually the best!

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Chris and Deanne Neighborhood Pool
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Chris and Deanne Back Porch
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Chris and Deanne Neighborhood Fishing Pond
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Home & Neighborhood

Our home is a lovely 2-story house with plenty of room to have friends over for play dates and spend the night parties. We have a big, fenced backyard that is perfect for swing sets, playing games, and running barefoot to catch lightning bugs. We can’t wait to push your child on the swing, catch them at the bottom of the slide, blow bubbles with them, play in the sprinkler, and just have so much fun.

The nearby schools are rated the best in Tennessee which is why our neighborhood is so family-oriented with many children of all ages. Our neighborhood has a swimming pool, fishing pond, and many open acres for adventures. We are surrounded by green space and see sweet wildlife like deer and bunnies almost every day. Chris is excited to take your child to feed the geese at the pond.

Many parks and horseback riding are very close by. The zoo and a children’s learning center are just a short drive away. Deanne is so excited to teach your baby the names of the animals at the zoo and the sounds they make.

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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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Faith

We know Jesus to be kind, loving, and forgiving. We have found so much grace for our mistakes and peace when our hearts are heavy. God is Good. Our gratitude is beyond measure.

We are looking forward to taking your child to a church that is welcoming and with a kids’ program that is FUN. They will look forward to spending time with friends and learning about The Lord and His Son through story time, games, and crafts.

Our hearts overflow with joy to raise your baby to know a loving and merciful Jesus. We will see your child through His eyes and do our best every day to love your baby the way Jesus loves all of us.

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Our Childhoods

Deanne

I spent my childhood in activities like gymnastics, dance, and softball. One of my favorite activities as a kid was going to Vacation Bible School at my church. With all of the crafts and games, it felt like camp rather than the more important foundation building of my faith in God.  My family went to college football games on weekends in the fall and to the lake in the spring and summer. A lot of fun memories. As kids, my brother and I also spent time with my grandparents. My grandfather was a master gardener and taught me how to pick beans and berries and pull up carrots and potatoes. My grandmother taught me how to follow baking recipes and she took me to the ‘Ladies Tea Party’ with her friend group. I loved the extra attention.

Chris

My childhood was filled with wonderful outdoor activities with my parents.  We went fishing and camping most weekends during the summer.  I played baseball, football and basketball at school and rode trail bikes as I got older.  We went to church regularly and spent a lot of time with family having cookouts, dinners, and celebrating birthdays.

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Families & Friends

We are very blessed with family and friends. They are so excited to love your baby as well.

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

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. Someone is always playing baseball, pushing a doll in a toy stroller around the house, or asking for one more cookie.

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.

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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Family 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 a 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 collected from our travels.

We look forward to sharing our traditions with your child and starting new ones, such as celebrating birthdays with a party, recognizing a big win at work or a good report card with a fun dinner out, beach trips for spring break, visiting national parks in the summer, decorating cookies at Christmas, and so many more memory-making experiences.

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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 recently fulfilled a lifelong ambition to get his master’s degree. Since he graduated from college, the desire to obtain a master’s degree never left him and proves it is never too late to achieve a dream.

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What We Will Be Like As Parents

As parents, we will always support creativity and trying new things.  As a musician, Chris can nurture an interest in creating music or help your child find their passion. We have such great examples from our own parents, and we will be loving and understanding parents to your child.  They will know it’s okay to make mistakes, to learn from them, and to understand right from wrong.  We want them to be able to make their own decisions by providing them with support and guidance and encouraging their self-confidence. We will teach by example by being the best humans we can be, helping those in need, and being good stewards of the world we live in.

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Our Promise to You

We are so very excited about the possibility of bringing your baby into our home as loving parents. We support an open adoption and want to create a plan that works for all of us.

In our home, your child will grow up understanding the sacrifice you are making and know how brave you are.

We promise to love your child unconditionally. We will help them grow up to discover God’s purpose for them and make a difference in the lives of others.

Thank you for considering us and know that we would be so blessed should you choose us to love, raise, and care for your baby.

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!