S: Chris & Jenn's Adoption Portfolio 1-800-970-7055
BC: Chris & Jenn 1-800-970-7055 www.chrisandjenn.net Attorney Contact Jeanine Castagna, Esq. 1-800-379-0650
FC: Chris & Jenn | 1-800-970-7055 | OUR ADOPTION PROFILE
1: Sincerely yours, Chris & Jenn | Hello, We are Chris and Jenn and would like to thank you for taking the time to learn a little about us and our wish to adopt a baby. We realize this may be a very difficult time for you and we admire and respect you for this important decision you're making for the baby. We hope that you are able to find peace in this process and we would be honored to be chosen to be the adoptive parents of your child. We promise to love unconditionally and provide a warm happy and safe home for the baby. To give you an idea of who we are, we have put together this book in hopes of providing you with a glimpse into our life together, our home, family and what great parents we hope to be. | 1-800-970-7055
2: About Us | We met back in 1997 when Chris was hired to repair the electrical service at Jenn's apartment building. At the time Jenn still lived in Brooklyn with her mom and Chris had just recently moved into his first apartment in Queens. Chris had been working in Jenn's place for about a week before Jenn even met him. She happened to come home early from work one day and arrived to see Chris standing at her doorstep. We only said hello, but sparks flew all around us and our chemistry was instant. After a week went by, Chris finally asked Jenn out on date and the rest is history. A few years after dating, we decided to move in together and lived in a small apartment in Brooklyn, NY where we were able to save enough money to buy our first home. We were very excited about starting our life together and began saving right away. During our time in Brooklyn, we learned a lot about each other and added a new member to our household, our dog, Toby. In 2007 we purchased our home on the North Shore of Long Island in hopes of starting a family. We looked at school districts, safety of the community and convenience. Our house is located in a beautiful little town with a family friendly community, close to beautiful beaches, parks, top notch schools, and a quaint little village by the shore. We always find things to do around town, from going to the beaches, parks, farmer's markets and festivals in the warm months to making snowmen, decorating for Christmas or just staying home watching a movie with a bowl of freshly popped popcorn. During the winter months, we love to travel to the Caribbean and other exotic places to enjoy the warm weather. We look forward to it every year.
3: Gratefully, Christopher & Jennifer | We have now been together for approximately 15+ years and our relationship could not be stronger than it is today. Our strength as a couple comes from the commitment and dedication we have given to each other. We have loved, cared, and supported each other through the best and worst of times which has allowed us to build a strong foundation for the family we hope to have. To give you an idea of the kind of commitment and love we share, in 2007 Jenn had suffered from kidney failure and needed a kidney transplant to save her life. It was a difficult time for us because we had just bought our home, Jenn became very sick and had to stop working. Chris took on a lot of the responsibilities of caring for me and our home and even offered to give me his kidney but it was not a good match. He was wonderful, caring, understanding, and there for me when I needed him. I am now very happy to announce that in 2008, I received a kidney transplant and live a very happy and healthy life. Unfortunately because of the complications a pregnancy may have on my health, organs and risks to the baby, we can not conceive naturally. We've both shared difficult times and we know that with our love, support, and dedication we can face any challenges. We have always known we wanted to be parents and always planned on building our family through adoption and now that we have built a strong foundation for a family and are in a place in our lives where we can provide a child with the life anyone would want to give their baby, we are hoping to make our dream of becoming parents a reality by adopting. We hope that in choosing us to adopt, you will find comfort in knowing that your baby will be extremely loved, cared for and treasured always.
4: Home Sweet Home | We have lived in our happy home for a few years now. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a family room, a big fenced in backyard for safety & privacy, and a beautiful patio built by Chris for entertaining family & friends.
6: "What can I tell you about Chris, he is my soul mate, my best friend, and the love of my life. He is the most caring trusting person I have ever met not only to me but to everyone around him. He has a great sense of humor and is always making me laugh. He knows the true meaning of hard work, commitment, responsibilities, and being there for the ones he loves. I admire him so much for all he is and I could not imagine my life without him. I know he is going to be an amazing dad someday." - Jenn
7: FAVORITES ICE CREAM: Mint Chocolate Chip COLOR: Black T.V. SHOW: Survivor & Family Guy HOBBY: Fishing, Cooking HOLIDAY:: Thanksgiving WORD: schnitzel FOOD: Prime Rib & French Fries TEAMS: Yankees & Jets CAR: Black '68 Convertible Camaro | A LITTLE ABOUT ME Born: May 5th Sign: Taurus Religion: Catholic Career: Electrician | I was born on May 5th in Huntington, NY and am the younger sibling of two. I attended college, became an electrician and have had a steady career for over 15 years now. I love my job, it is stable and secure with excellent benefits and lots of vacation time. I enjoy watching baseball and football and going to games. I like working with tools, spending time with Jenn & my dog Toby, and visiting family & friends. My hobbies include fishing, woodworking, and cooking. I come from a pretty big Irish & Polish family. We are all very close and supportive of each other which allowed me to grow up in a very loving and caring environment. My most treasured and happy memories mostly involve my family either going out on fishing trips or family vacation. I believe that having a strong family foundation contributes greatly to a child’s well being. I grew up in a wonderful and loving home filled with lots of happy childhood memories and I dream of someday providing a child with a life full of wonderful moments too. | A | B | O | U | T
8: I was a city girl before I moved to Long Island; I was born on August 23 in Queens, NY and raised in Brooklyn in a Puerto Rican and Chilean family. I'm the oldest of three children and have always had a very protective and caring attitude towards my family. I grew up with a great education, good family values, lots of love and attention. Although my family does not all live in the same place or even the same country, we are all close none the less. I love doing anything that requires creativity, like baking, decorating, gardening, sewing, drawing and digital scrapbooking. I also enjoy going to museums, listening to music, and learning about new things as well as just going to the beach, the movies, or just relaxing at home. I have always been a very artistic and creative person and love to express myself in different ways. When I was growing up, I was a very active little girl. I was always involved in dance, gymnastics, piano lessons, and anything else that inspired me to express myself in any way. My parents always encouraged me to follow my dreams. Now my dream is to be a Mom and provide a child with the same support, love, and care to help make their dreams come true. | FAVORITES THINGS ICE CREAM: Chocolate Almond Chip COLOR: Hot Pink,Turquoise, Plum BOOK: Memoirs of a Geisha SINGER: Shakira, Adele BAND: Green Day, Black Eyed Peas T.V. Show: Parenthood, Grey's Anatomy, Glee, Family Guy HOBBY: Baking & Cake Decorating FOOD: Italian | A LITTLE ABOUT ME Born: August 23 Sigh: Virgo Religion: Catholic Career: Will be a Stay At Home Mom
9: "Jenn is an incredible person, she is warm, loving, affectionate, and has such a good heart. I feel so lucky to have her in my life and I love her very much. She has so many wonderful qualities it wasn't hard to fall in love with her. She's smart, caring, sensible, creative, cheerful, kind, compassionate, strong and I'm never bored when we're together. I strongly believe Jenn was meant to be a Mom, you can see it in all she is and all she does." ~Chris
10: We love to travel and have visited so many amazing places. We someday hope to share this passion with a child and help them understand and value other cultures as well as admire the beauty the world has to offer. | Our Vacations | MEXICO BELIZE CHILE BRAZIL PARIS VENEZUELA ANTIGUA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
11: JAMAICA PUERTO RICO FLORIDA LAS VEGAS MYRTLE BEACH TEXAS | Our Favorite Vacation: Belize Our Most Romantic Spot: Rhythms of the Night Tour in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Our Worst Vacation: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (our room got flooded after a rain storm. Most Beautiful Beach: Tulum in the Mayan Rivera, Mexico (picture on opposite page) Best Food on Vacation: Elvi's in Belize & a little place in Puerto Vallarta called El Bacalo Most Exhausting Vacation: Road trip from New York to Key West. Most Amazing Views: On a mountain in Antigua, Andes in Chile, and underwater in Belize.
12: Mom & Dad | My Sister & Family | Nieces & Nephews | My Cousins
13: Chris' Family
14: JENN'S FAMILY | BROTHER MOM & ME SISTER DAD | MY TOBY
15: MOM & HUSBAND | MOM & GRANDMA | MIA (MOM'S DOG) | BELLA & CHLOE (SIS'S DOGS) | COUSINS & FAMILY | AUNTS & UNCLES | MY FAMILY IN FLORIDA
16: Pictures Of...
17: ...Our Lives Together
18: We have so much love to share with a child. It is our dream to provide a child with a lifetime wonderfully happy memories over the years in hopes building our life together as a family.
19: Yummy | I love to bake & decorate for fun. Here are just a few of my desserts.
20: T H A N K Y O U | Chris & Jenn 1-800-970-7055 www.chrisandjenn.net | Attorney Contact Jeanine Castagna, Esq. 1-800-379-0650
21: We want to thank you for learning about us and | giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves to you | and show you all the love and happiness we want to | share with your child. It is our promise to always | in knowing that you made the right choice in selecting us | It was our goal to show | you hope for. We hope that when our paths finally | and allowing us to become parents to your precious gift. | A gift that will be treasured always with all our | Please call us anytime, we hope to speak with | you soon. | Always, Chris & Jenn | give the baby the love, care, devotion & chance at life | come together, you have found peace in your decision | heart and gratitude. We will be forever grateful.