S: Chris and Ann Marie
1: Chris and Ann Marie
2: Hello We are Chris and Ann Marie and we are excited about the opportunity to give a child a life full of love, family and happiness. We have something in common with you – we all want what is best for your baby. Our hope is that after looking through our profile you will feel that we are the best choice to give your baby a wonderful life. Love is the foundation of our marriage and we are waiting for a baby boy or girl to share our love. Chris is an attorney and also serves as a member of the Air Force Reserves. Ann is a nurse who works in a family business. We have a home in Cincinnati with a big backyard and friendly neighbors with young children. Education, laughter, and togetherness are very important to us and we are ready to take care of a child. In addition we have two large, loving families waiting to welcome a new baby. Together, we have 18 nieces and nephews who range in age from six months to 15 years – including a 9 year old niece who came into our family through adoption! Our calendar is full of family birthday parties, holidays, and vacations. Our families also include close friends we have known for many years. There is always room for more and we are willing to consider an open adoption arrangement.
3: Our lives are very happy and we want to share that happiness with a child. Chris works from home and will be able to spend much of the week at home with a new baby - Grandma has already volunteered to step in when he has to go to work! In our spare time we love to do activities that a child could participate in – gardening, cooking, and short walks around our quiet neighborhood. In the summertime, we spend many weekends at our small cottage on a lake with family where the children love to hike, swim, and fish. We know that you have many difficult decisions ahead of you. But we hope that as you look through the next several pages of our profile you will get a sense of who we are and how much love and happiness we have to share with a child. We also hope that you will feel comfortable with us and choose to help us realize the one dream that we cannot achieve on our own – expanding our family. Sincerely, Chris and Ann Marie
4: We met five years ago and knew we had something special right away! Our birthdays are only 12 days apart, we grew up only a few miles from each other, and Ann Marie worked with several members of Chris' family! As we dated, we realized that we were falling in love and becoming best friends. That is what our relationship is built on...friendship and love. After 3 years of marriage, we are still best friends and just as much in love as on our wedding day.
5: We also love to travel!!! Together we have been to England, Holland, Luxembourg, Germany, Alaska and the beach! | We love to relax after a hard day at work with a nice dinner at home. On our days off we enjoy playing golf, gardening, and having friends over for casual dinners. In the summer we love to spend weekends at our lake house in Kentucky. But really, it doesn't matter what we do as long as we can do it together!
6: Chris By Ann Marie Chris is my best friend. He is an Attorney and an officer in the Air Force Reserves. He is funny, caring, and smart. He is easy going and kind. | Chris has many hobbies. He loves to cook all of our meals especially when it is a new recipe. He also enjoys running, reading, hiking and playing golf. | Chris enjoys spending time with our nieces and nephews. They love him and his funny stories and jokes. Chris will be a Dad who guides, teaches, plays, protects and loves!
7: His positive attitude in any situation and always seeing the glass as half full, makes even the most difficult situations easier for us. It has also made the adventures in our life, a whole lot of fun. | Chris is a motivating force for me. He motivates me to give 110% effort to everything I do. He is supportive no matter what the situation or the outcome. | We have made some great friends together. We really enjoy spending time with them and their children. When we get together, the activities are always centered around the kids.
8: Trained as a Nurse, Ann Marie works as a manager with her mother, three of her sisters, one sister-in-law, and one brother-in-law in the family-owned business. | Ann Marie has many talents and hobbies. She is an unbelievable gardener and our yard bursts with beautiful flowers every spring. Ann Marie is also an excellent photographer and scrapbooker. | Ann Marie by Chris Ann Marie is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. She has a big heart and truly cares about the people in her life. Ann Marie will be a wonderful, caring mother.
9: Ann Marie loves to spend time with our families. At family get-togethers, Ann Marie will sit and "girl talk" with her older nieces for hours. | We spent our honeymoon driving through Europe. Ann is up for any adventure and loved seeing the sights, meeting people, and learning about different cultures. It was a wonderful trip! | One trait I admire most about Ann Marie is her ability to talk to anyone. She is very open and sincere and can easily start a conversation with any stranger she meets!
10: Our Home We live in a beautiful neighborhood in Cincinnati with several parks nearby. It is a safe community where people enjoy running, riding bikes, and quiet walks down the street for ice cream! Our backyard is large with plenty of room to play with the many young children who live in the area. | Our Lake House Chris dreamed of owning a small cottage on a lake since he was a child. That dream came true a few years ago! We love to spend relaxing weekends at the lake. There are plenty of ways to have fun - fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, and S'mores by the campfire!
11: Our Pets We have a Golden Retriever named Dixie who loves to play (especially with kids). Maggie is our cat. She is shy at first but loves to be around the people in our family.
12: Ann Marie's Family Ann Marie's Family is very close. We get together for every occasion possible - birthdays, holidays, recitals, and family dinners on Sundays. Everyone is very excited about adding another child to the family through adoption.
13: Chris' Family Although smaller than Ann Marie's family, Chris' family is a big part of our lives. Some of his siblings live out of town but we still see them often. They are also excited to add a child to the family through adoption.
14: A Glimpse of Our Life
16: Chris with a niece...giggling as usual! | Cuddling a niece at nap time. | Family snowball fight during Sunday dinner.
17: Aunts and uncle in waiting! | Out with friends. | Lots of kids and lots of fun!!! | Ann Marie with two of her God-daughters
18: Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better. We are so excited about the opportunity to welcome a child into our family and would love the opportunity to share even more about ourselves with you. We wish you all the best. Chris and Ann Marie