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 with her mother, two sisters, and sister-in-law. We have a home in Mt. Lookout 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 together. Our families include many close friends who 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 and 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 love to travel!!! Together we have been to England, Holland, Luxembourg, Germany. We've also been to 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 love to play golf, swim, and have 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: 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. | 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 pharmacy. | 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.
8: Our Home We live in a beautiful neighborhood with several parks within walking distance. Our yard is large with plenty of room to run, play, and explore. Many of our neighbors have young children who love to play. It is a quiet and safe community where people enjoy running or riding bikes - or strolling down to UDF for ice cream!
9: 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.
10: 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 to welcome another child to the family through adoption.
11: 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.
12: A Glimpse of Our Life
14: Chris with a niece...giggling as usual! | Ann Marie cuddling a niece at nap time. | Family snowball fight during Sunday dinner.
15: Aunts and uncle in waiting! | Out to dinner with friends. | The annual Easter Egg Hunt | Ann Marie with a few nieces
16: 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