Christopher and Britta

Married Since: 2003

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: Yes

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

Our prayers are that you will have peace in your life. We are excited about adoption and want nothing more than to expand our family.

Christopher and Britta

from International

Christopher

Ancestry: English, Irish, Scottish

Religion: LDS-Mormon

Occupation: Army

Education: MA

Hobbies: Painting figurines, Woodwork, Sketching

Britta

Ancestry: English, Norwegian, Irish

Religion: LDS-Mormon

Occupation: Stay-at-home Mom

Education: AA, BA In Progress

Hobbies: Poetry, Reading, Watercolor

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Female

Religion Child To Be Raised: LDS-Mormon

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Dear Expectant Parent,

Greetings from Italy. We hope that this letter gives you some insight as to what we are like. We can’t claim to understand your situation, and our hearts go out to you at this time as you are faced with difficult decisions and the emotional challenges that accompany those decisions. Our prayers are that you will have peace in your life. We are excited about adoption and want nothing more than to expand our family.

Now, for a little bit about us. We met while we were both in the Army, studying the Chinese language for our future careers. Chris is still in the military, while Britta stays home with the children. We dated for about 8 months before we decided to get engaged. We were married on a beautiful July morning in Britta’s grandparent’s backyard, 16 years ago.

We both stay active with work and leisure activities. Chris has the good fortune of working in his dream job as a Foreign Area Officer for the US Army, and Britta gets the amazing job of being a stay-at-home, home schooling mom. She also takes college classes in her spare time, ongoing education is a passion of hers. We are currently stationed in Italy, and when Chris retires in a few years, we will settle down somewhere with lots of trees and nature for our family to enjoy.

We love to spend time together doing anything we can, from a family movie night to our many hiking adventures in the outdoors. We travel every chance we get and have explored much of our country as well as many nations abroad.

We definitely love boys, we love our three boys so much! We just really want a girl this time! Our daughter has been the only girl in the entire extended family. She is the only granddaughter, as such she has been so spoiled by the grandparents! She wants a sister so badly and we want another daughter so much! And so do the grandparents!

About our Taiten, Kaia, Kekoa and Callum:

Taiten is fifteen years old. He was a honeymoon baby, born to us when we were 22 and 23. He is a whiz kid at science and loves to study Astronomy in particular. His hobbies include reading, legos, and being outdoors. Taiten has had a few struggles to overcome in his life. He was born with an eye that didn’t work quite right and was only able to learn to read at age 10 after doing a few months of vision therapy to correct his vision. He surpassed his grade’s reading level only weeks after learning to read! He is a very helpful boy and very loving to his baby brother.

Kaia is twelve years old. She came to us after struggling with infertility for two years. We were thrilled to have a little daughter to add to our family! She is a horse fanatic and has been learning to ride horses for the last 5 years. She loves crafting, reading, and playing with her dolls. Until her aunt and uncle had a baby girl in 2019, she was the only granddaughter on both sides of the family!

Kekoa is eleven years old. We adopted him from China after six more years of infertility. He was almost five years old when we brought him home. He is so smart in school and is the best at drawing dragons. He is a happy child who loves to make people laugh. He has a couple dozen jokes memorized. He is a social butterfly and loves his siblings, cousins, and friends!

Callum is our little boy born in May 2019, 12 years after our last bio baby arrived. He is such a miracle and is doted on by his siblings! He loves being snuggled and also being outdoors. We can’t wait to give him a little sister so he will have a best friend after his older siblings grow up.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better. We pray that you will feel peace and comfort at this difficult time. We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions that you may have for us.

Thank you,
Chris and Britta

Q&A

When you have a 3-day weekend, what you like to do?

Sometimes we have a board game weekend; sometimes we take a trip in our RV. We love going hiking and being outdoors too. Our area has a lot to offer and we are often found at a farmer’s market or local festival.

Do you have pets? If so tell us about them?

We have a 9-year-old dog who is very sweet. He is intelligent and has learned many commands and even gives high 5s!

What will you tell your child about his or her birthmom?

If she is comfortable doing so, we hope that she will help us decide what we should tell the child. Having adopted before, we know that honesty is important, as is knowing where you came from. We would love to craft a story together that honors her place in the child’s life.

Are you active in your church? Tell us about your activities.

We attend church and Sunday School every Sunday. We also attend weekly activities like youth group. Chris teaches a gospel study class to the youth three days a week. Church is very important to us.

How will a child enrich your life?

We have been blessed by parenthood through having our bio-babies and through adoption from China. This adoption will be our last baby, and our family will finally feel complete! We are so excited to bring another sweet baby home.

Describe your last vacation and/or day trip

We took a long trip over the winter break down to Florida. We spent time at the Gulf coast as well as the Atlantic coast. Those were such fun days; we love the beach! We also visited Disney World and a family friend who lives down there. Chris grew up in Florida for part of his childhood and it’s a special place that he loves to share with our children.

Will you be a stay-at-home parent? If so, what are your day-to-day plans?

We are fortunate that Chris’ income is enough to support our family’s wants and needs. Because of this, Britta is able to stay home with the children. Britta has been a stay-at home-mom since our first baby was born almost 16 years ago and she loves it. We eat breakfast together as a family, then do the daily chores, and then we dive into homeschooling. I read aloud to the children every day as well as teach fun lessons about science, history, writing, and anything else we want to learn about. There is a lot of time for free play, the kids usually pick playing outside, playing with Legos, reading for fun and board games. When Chris comes home from work we have dinner together and then do a family activity which is sometimes watching TV together, sometimes games, or going to a park.

When you close your eyes and see yourself holding your precious baby in your arms, what are your thoughts regarding his or her birth mother?

So much gratitude and love!

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