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 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.
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!
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
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.
Chris and Britta