Amanda and Andrew

Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for reading our profile! We are excited to have a chance to possibly get to know you and have you become a very important part of how we become a family.

Choosing to adopt was a natural decision for us since we both have extended family members who were adopted internationally, domestically, and through foster care. Once we learned about adoption, we knew in our hearts that this was the way we were meant to build our family. Before you get to know a little bit about us, we just want to recognize your love and the sacrifices you are making for your child. We would like to be there for you, every step of the way, and have you be a part of this family if that is something you choose.

Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for reading our profile! We are excited to have a chance to possibly get to know you and have you become a very important part of how we become a family.

Choosing to adopt was a natural decision for us since we both have extended family members who were adopted internationally, domestically, and through foster care. Once we learned about adoption, we knew in our hearts that this was the way we were meant to build our family. Before you get to know a little bit about us, we just want to recognize your love and the sacrifices you are making for your child. We would like to be there for you, every step of the way, and have you be a part of this family if that is something you choose.
About Us
We are Andrew (28) and Amanda (30). We have been married for three years and together for ten. We lived down the block from each other our whole lives and circled the same groups of friends but weren’t close to each other until right after high school. We don’t really have one of those “when we first met stories” because we grew up knowing each other. One day we were at a friend’s house and started walking home together, and we bonded over mutual interests that night. We talked about some of our favorite TV shows such as The Office, as well as our shared love of reading sci-fi and fantasy novels. That walk turned into nightly walks and our friendship quickly turned into a relationship. After seven years together, we finally got married at the Morton Arboretum, one of our favorite special places. It was a small, intimate ceremony with only our immediate families, but it was absolutely perfect!
About Us
We are Andrew (28) and Amanda (30). We have been married for three years and together for ten. We lived down the block from each other our whole lives and circled the same groups of friends but weren’t close to each other until right after high school. We don’t really have one of those “when we first met stories” because we grew up knowing each other. One day we were at a friend’s house and started walking home together, and we bonded over mutual interests that night. We talked about some of our favorite TV shows such as The Office, as well as our shared love of reading sci-fi and fantasy novels. That walk turned into nightly walks and our friendship quickly turned into a relationship. After seven years together, we finally got married at the Morton Arboretum, one of our favorite special places. It was a small, intimate ceremony with only our immediate families, but it was absolutely perfect!
Andrew Written by Amanda
One of the first things that I really noticed about Andrew was how incredibly patient is he. He never lets the hard times get to him and he takes life’s difficult situations and breaks them down logically. Andrew is very adventurous and loves to be in nature. We try to go hiking a few times every summer and Andrew always picks the less traveled trails or goes off trail entirely. He cares deeply about our impact on the earth. At home you can usually catch him reading environmental science articles if he isn’t playing video games.

Andrew is one of the most understanding people I have ever met. He has this uncanny way of looking at the world, people, and situations without judgment. He inspires me to want to do the same. He is extremely loyal and devoted to his family, friends, and interests. I wouldn’t want to go through the ups and downs of life with anyone else.
Andrew Written by Amanda
One of the first things that I really noticed about Andrew was how incredibly patient is he. He never lets the hard times get to him and he takes life’s difficult situations and breaks them down logically. Andrew is very adventurous and loves to be in nature. We try to go hiking a few times every summer and Andrew always picks the less traveled trails or goes off trail entirely. He cares deeply about our impact on the earth. At home you can usually catch him reading environmental science articles if he isn’t playing video games.

Andrew is one of the most understanding people I have ever met. He has this uncanny way of looking at the world, people, and situations without judgment. He inspires me to want to do the same. He is extremely loyal and devoted to his family, friends, and interests. I wouldn’t want to go through the ups and downs of life with anyone else.
Amanda Written by Andrew

Amanda is easily the most compassionate, empathetic, and selfless person I have ever met. She always acts with others best interests at heart and thinks of everyone else first. She is constantly trying to learn new things or find something new to get into. She’s also extremely determined and can achieve anything she sets her mind to. Amanda is also super creative and artistic. She loves painting, although she dabbles in a variety of mediums, from drawing, to watercolor, to digital art and everything in between. She also loves crafts, so we usually end up doing a little project every holiday. Amanda loves getting out in nature, so we try to go hiking as often as we can and enjoy the sun and fresh air. Amanda often takes dozens of pictures of the trees and flowers, which she always uses as inspiration in her artwork. She also has an intense passion for reading, which she does every chance she gets. She likes playing games, so we often enjoy playing chess or cards, especially when spending time with her family. She also loves to cook and is constantly trying new delicious recipes.

Amanda Written by Andrew

Amanda is easily the most compassionate, empathetic, and selfless person I have ever met. She always acts with others best interests at heart and thinks of everyone else first. She is constantly trying to learn new things or find something new to get into. She’s also extremely determined and can achieve anything she sets her mind to. Amanda is also super creative and artistic. She loves painting, although she dabbles in a variety of mediums, from drawing, to watercolor, to digital art and everything in between. She also loves crafts, so we usually end up doing a little project every holiday. Amanda loves getting out in nature, so we try to go hiking as often as we can and enjoy the sun and fresh air. Amanda often takes dozens of pictures of the trees and flowers, which she always uses as inspiration in her artwork. She also has an intense passion for reading, which she does every chance she gets. She likes playing games, so we often enjoy playing chess or cards, especially when spending time with her family. She also loves to cook and is constantly trying new delicious recipes.

Home and Family

We live in the south suburbs of Chicago in a two-bedroom condo. We live a block away from an elementary school and two playgrounds. Every Saturday or Sunday we visit Andrew’s mom who lives only a few blocks away, or Amanda’s parents who are only 30 minutes away. Andrew has a younger sister and Amanda has a younger sister and brother. We both come from big extended families who are all very supportive and excited to meet the newest member of the family!

Home and Family

We live in the south suburbs of Chicago in a two-bedroom condo. We live a block away from an elementary school and two playgrounds. Every Saturday or Sunday we visit Andrew’s mom who lives only a few blocks away, or Amanda’s parents who are only 30 minutes away.

Andrew has a younger sister and Amanda has a younger sister and brother. We both come from big extended families who are all very supportive and excited to meet the newest member of the family!

We have a senior rabbit named Helix. If you’re wondering what having a rabbit is like, it’s kind of like having a lazy old cat. He sleeps a lot and only wants attention when he wants it. If he doesn’t want attention, he’ll usually hide in his home or sit a few feet away from you pretending you don’t exist.
Our Hope/Promise

We promise to love and cherish your child, to give them a childhood full of love and security of family so they always know they have people they can rely on and somewhere they belong, to nurture their creativity and interests so they can fulfill their passions, and to give them the self-confidence to take on life and become a person they can be proud of.

Thank you for reading our profile. If you want to learn more about us you can email us directly at AndrewandAmandaACFB@gmail.com or contact our adoption counselor, La’Shea Gibson, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can contact her by email: Lashea@centerforfamily.com, or text/call: 708-320-8630.

With gratitude,
Amanda and Andrew
Our Hope/Promise

We promise to love and cherish your child, to give them a childhood full of love and security of family so they always know they have people they can rely on and somewhere they belong, to nurture their creativity and interests so they can fulfill their passions, and to give them the self-confidence to take on life and become a person they can be proud of.

Thank you for reading our profile. If you want to learn more about us you can email us directly at AndrewandAmandaACFB@gmail.com or contact our adoption counselor, La’Shea Gibson, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can contact her by email: Lashea@centerforfamily.com, or text/call: 708-320-8630.

With gratitude,
Amanda and Andrew