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Chris & Rob
We are so appreciative and excited that you chose to read our profile! We believe it is a gift to be able to raise a child, and we have so much love to share. It would be an honor and a blessing if you choose us to be your child's parents. We look forward to beginning our journey and hope you will consider us, as we will be amazing parents.
How We Met
We met during the summer of 2002 through a mutual friend and quickly began to spend a lot of time together. Our mutual interests in music, movies, travel, history and culture helped solidify a strong friendship that gradually became more.
By the end of 2002, we became an official couple and it became apparent that we both had met our soulmate and that we were the luckiest men in the world. We married in April 2014 in New York after being engaged for several years. A few months later we held a reception and celebration with our friends and family. It had been a dream of ours for a long time to start a family.
One of our most memorable events as a couple was when Rob proposed during our trip to London in 2011, while touring Westminster Abbey. It was a huge surprise when Rob popped the question in the very spot that Queen Elizabeth II sat when Prince William and Kate married the year before. Ever since, we have enjoyed traveling the world together and embarking on new adventures.
We plan on discussing adoption with the child and will provide whatever resources necessary to support them through any adoption questions. We realize that adoption is a lifelong process, and are committed to learning and growing in our understanding of adoption as the child grows and develops.
Our goal is to be very transparent with the child from the beginning and celebrate the fact that we were chosen to raise, nurture, and love them. We know that the child will have questions and we are prepared to answer them as needed. It is very important to us for the child to know where they came from.
We are very thankful for this blessing and will be sensitive to the child’s feelings about their birth family. We feel a great honor and respect for the child’s birth parents and feel more than comfortable with sharing their story and our adoption journey with the child. We understand that the child may experience feelings of grief and loss because of the adoption. We plan to encourage the child to talk about those feelings and to help them work through it.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Over the last 16 years, we have grown individually and as a couple and have truly become best friends. If there was ever a relationship that defined the term “soulmates,” this would be it. We complement each other perfectly and our deep bond and unconditional love for one another has made us a strong couple.
We support each other and tackle the challenges life brings as one. This can be evidenced in the times we lost those that were near and dear to us such as our grandparents and close friends. Rob is an incredible husband and every moment with him is cherished. He is intelligent, kind, thoughtful, compassionate, loving and genuine. Chris is responsible, loving, intelligent and fun to be around. There is nothing better than enjoying a quiet evening at home with each other.
We both love children and enjoy spending time with family and friends. There is no doubt that we will be great fathers and will provide the very best life for the child we are blessed with.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live alone together in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Our home is located in a safe, quiet, and diverse neighborhood with a wonderful elementary school just two blocks away. There is also a huge park nearby with a fishing pond, bike trails, walking paths, playgrounds and sports facilities. Our neighborhood consists of families with children of all ages and we often get together for neighborhood events and community pool parties.
Our home is a beautiful three story townhome on a tree-lined street. The first floor contains a two-car garage, a bedroom, an office, a bathroom, and a cozy fenced-in backyard. The second floor contains two living areas (formal and den), the kitchen, a formal dining room, a half bath, and a wooden deck overlooking the backyard. The third floor has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a laundry room. Chris’ favorite room is the formal living room which has lots of light and is great for reading, playing the piano, and visiting with friends and family. Rob's favorite room is the family room/den where everyone can watch movies, listen to music and play games together.
North Texas is a great place to raise a family and has a wide variety of entertainment, cultural events, and educational opportunities. The Dallas area is very diverse and has a vibrant cultural scene with many resources for families of varying backgrounds.
Our Extended Families
Our family is very loving and supportive and excited to be a part of our adoption journey. We have several family members that live nearby and others that are out of state.
Rob has two brothers, Mark and Danny, who live on the East and West Coasts of the United States. Mark and his wife Kim have two girls, Emma and Lauren. Rob and Mark have a close relationship and we often talk with him and the girls over the phone or FaceTime and look for opportunities to spend time together in person.
Danny lives with his husband Jimmy and their three dogs. Rob and Danny are also very close and talk with each other on the phone daily. Each year we look forward to traveling to see Danny and Jimmy for quality time together. Rob’s cousin Courtney lives nearby with her husband Nelson and their three kids Matt, Shayna and Vivi. Courtney is like a sister to us and we cherish the time we spend with her and the children.
Chris is an only child, but is very close with his parents whom he sees often for lunches, dinners and quality time. Rob is very close with his mom and dad, Harriet and Arty, and enjoys visiting with them on a regular basis. The close relationship we have with Rob’s parents and the love they give us brings us all closer together. Chris’ parents, Donna, Robert and George, provide that same love and support which is comforting and encouraging.
From Us to You
Howdy! We are Chris and Rob from Dallas, Texas. Thank you very much for taking the time to look at our profile. Considering adoption for a baby can be one of the most difficult choices a parent can make and we can only imagine how difficult this must be for you. We are so grateful and honored to be considered. You have a very special place in our hearts. Should you choose us, we promise to honor and respect you by sharing your story with your child and ensuring they know where they come from and how much you love them. Please know that we are here for you and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Since the very beginning of our relationship, we knew we wanted to be parents. After marrying in 2014, we decided to pursue adoption. We want nothing more than to provide a safe and loving home for a child and to share with them the deep love and affection that we have for each other. We look forward to the opportunity to bring a little one into our family and provide them with a life full of happiness. It is our promise to you that we will love your child unconditionally and provide them with a life full of opportunities and joy. We promise to teach them to be kind, compassionate, and giving towards others. We will provide your child with a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment surrounded by loving family and friends. They will be encouraged to pursue their dreams and be the very best version of themselves. We will be there for them whenever they are in need, protect them from danger, and support them through whatever challenges life presents.
With over 16 years a couple, we have developed a strong marriage built on trust, respect, friendship and unconditional love. We truly consider each other a soulmate and intend on spending the rest of our lives together. Rob is incredibly smart and funny and many people find him very charming. He is a natural leader and has positively impacted the lives of many children throughout his career. Chris is also very smart and is fun to be around. He is easy to talk to, a good listener and helping others is his passion. We live in a quiet and diverse neighborhood in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas. There are many families that live in the neighborhood where you can see children playing on the street and at the community pool. Nearby are schools and a beautiful park with bike trails, playgrounds, and sports facilities, which we enjoy. There is always something to do such as picnics, music festivals and fairs. We love going to concerts, watching musicals, and seeing “Shakespeare in the Park.” Our home is a three story townhome with plenty of space and a huge room for the baby. We have several areas where the baby can play and where the family can spend time together.
Family is extremely important to us and we value spending as much quality time as we can with our loved ones. Every week we look forward to family lunches, dinners and outings. We are very close to our family and they are extremely supportive of us. Rob has two brothers that live with their families on both the East and West Coasts. This presents us with the opportunity to travel, which is one of our favorite things to do. As educators, we both enjoy school hours, holidays with summers off, and paternal leave. After returning to work, we will have the support of our parents and extended family to assist us with childcare. We value education and will do everything to ensure your child has the best opportunities for a bright future. Thank you again for taking the time to read more about us. You are an important part of this child’s life. Should you choose us, we promise to send letters and pictures regularly and arrange additional contact. If you need any additional information about us, our family or our home, please do not hesitate to ask. We hope to hear from you soon!
Chris & Rob
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