Dear Expectant Mom:
We want you to know that your child will be
raised to always love you and they will know what a gift they are to our
family. Your child is God’s way of spreading more love in this world. If you
decide to choose our family to bless with your child, you will make our dreams
HOW WE MET
and I have known each other since middle school. We became best friends in the
8th grade. We took YMCA camp field trips together and enjoyed just hanging out.
We remained best friends after she got married and through the birth of her
three children. About two years after her divorce, we were just hanging out one
day when Randi told me that she loved me. Boy, did she turn my world upside
down! My dream was always to adopt. I told that to my mom even when I was
younger. Randi has given me the great opportunity of being a step-dad. I love
her children and we have grown as a great family. But the thought of having a
child call me “Dad” and raising them from the beginning will empower me to be
more than just a man, but to be a father. I will grow with this child and we
will learn together.
RANDI: Chris and I have been through a lot
together. Two years after my divorce a light bulb went off in my head when I
realized that I loved him and had to tell him. That was the scariest part, to
tell my best friend since 8th grade that I was in love with him. Did he feel
the same? Great news-he did! And we have been together since. We truly have each
married our best friend.
We have two children from Randi’s first
marriage and we also get to enjoy time with Emily (the child that Randi placed
for adoption when she was a teenager in high school) when she comes up to
visit. We are blessed to have such an amazing relationship with her and with
her parents. She once told Randi that she loves her for the choice she made to
place her with her parents. We have a big extended family and great friends who
are excited to welcome a new baby into our lives.
During the spring and summer we love to go to
the mountains and camp. We have an RV and family property less than two hours
from home. While camping we enjoying fishing, hiking and watching the stars
with a campfire at night. If we are not in the mountains, we spend time with
our extended family playing games outside or having a game night. During the
winter we also like to go tubing and sledding or we just might stay inside and
watch movies. We also enjoy being in the kitchen with the kids and teaching
them to cook and bake. A time that we both cherish is tucking the kids in at
night with a kiss and hug.
OUR HOME AND NEIGHBORHOOD
We live in a small town that was rated in the
top 10 safest towns in the state. We were fortunate to be able to build our 6
bedroom home on a corner lot with a large yard for our family to enjoy. The
neighborhood is wonderful and there are always kids outside playing, including
ours. The town is very active with many parks, great schools and lots of
Chris is a Deputy Sheriff and also enjoys
being a school resource officer. He enjoys being a volunteer firefighter and
loves more than anything spending time with his family and taking the kids
camping. He is very excited to continue to build his family with Randi. Randi works
as a banker. Her job provides her with the ability to be able to spend lots of
time with her family. She enjoys camping and spending time with family and is
so excited to continue to build and watch her family grow with Chris.
We want you to know that we love you. We hope
that we get the opportunity to have an amazing relationship with you and
cherish the thought that you too will feel the way that Randi does today about
the parents she chose to take care of her daughter.
Randi & Chris