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Chris and Dan (plus Tim)

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us!  We can imagine what a confusing and difficult time this is for you as you try to figure out the best option for you and your precious baby. We hope that you feel supported and loved no matter where you are in your journey. We admire you so much for choosing life, and for considering adoption.

If you decide to make an adoption plan, we want to assure you that we promise to respect you and the level of openness and contact you want to have with your child. We are open to anything from text messages/letters, picture updates, and in-person visits. We promise to cherish and love your child with all of our hearts and souls. We vow to provide a safe happy home, and a life with every opportunity possible.

We are Christine and Dan

We are a fun-loving couple from NW Indiana. We met during the summer of 2011. Dan’s father and Christine were neighbors at the time. One summer day, while Christine was outside mowing the back lawn, Dan peeked through the blinds to check her out. The rest is history. 

We have been married for seven years now. We share a deep love and respect for each other. In October of 2013, we were married and eager to start our family. Unfortunately, we were unable to conceive, so after a few years of a challenging fertility journey, we realized that adoption would be our best (and only) path to becoming parents.  In 2017, our dreams came true as we became adoptive parents to our amazing son, Timothy, through an open adoption. We continue to enjoy having an open adoption with Timothy’s birth mother and birth grandmother through text messaging.  We are now looking to complete our family and want Timothy to be a big brother. 

When we adopted Timothy, we decided that Dan would work and I would quit my job as a paralegal and become a stay-at-home mom. I love being at home soaking up all the little moments in Tim's life. Our days consist of Play-Doh, blocks, cars, spending time in the playroom and watching videos. We go to my parents' house once or twice a week so Tim can spend time with some of his cousins that Nana watches. I enjoy crocheting blankets during the winter months and tending to our huge vegetable garden in the summer. 

Dan works as a pipefitter and currently works for a union. His workday starts at 7am and he is usually home by 4:30. After I get home from work, and get cleaned up, I enjoy spending time with Christine and Tim. Tim and I spend time in his playroom or go outside to play in the yard if the weather permitts. I also enjoy fishing with Chrstine's father and the outdoors. My large size may intimidate others, but I'm really just a big kid at heart! 

Showing our love for one another is important, espeically during the day when Dan is at work. Our text messages always end with "I love you," with Dan always ending his message with "I love you most." Tim now takes after his father, and says this at bedtime. Dan will say, "I love you," and Tim's response is "I love you more and most," to which Dan replies, "I love you always.  

About Timothy

Timothy is an inquisitive 3 year old boy. He's asking questions about everything!  He loves anything with wheels and spending time outdoors. He loves being around other kids and people. He's a boy with a big heart and an infectious smile, laugh, and one dimple that melts everyone's heart. We know he will make an amazing big brother!

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Christine is the second oldest of six kids. She has four sisters and one brother. Only two of her siblings are married and have children. One sister has four children ages 11-5, while the other has one stepson who is 11 and three other children ages 9-5.

The Catholic Church plays a big part in our family. Pre-pandemic we would gather at church taking up two pews and now we haven't been able to gather in person. We are both very close to our siblings and families.  We enjoy going to family gatherings whether it is for holidays, birthdays or just because.  There always seem to be a birthday or other celebration to attend, due to the number of people on both sides of our family.  Our families can’t wait to welcome another child into their hearts.This past year, we have been creative with birthday parties and socially distanced get togethers.

Dan's mom passed away in December of 2010 and moved home to be with his Dad. His Dad has remarried. He has one sister and gained two twin sisters. His sister is married and has two children aged 17 and 13. Both twins are married. One twin has two children ages 5 and 2 and the other twin is married and they reside in Chicago. 

During the warmer months, we spend a lot of time outside. Two years ago we installed a swing and slide playset in our backyard. We also have fence visits with our neighbor. We enjoy going for walks, visiting with the children who live on our cul-de-sac, and going to the park to play. Our dog , Eva, loves to play with her toys and investigate the backyard.

Our Promise

We can promise that your baby will always know of your love and desire to give him or her the best life possible.  We promise that our home will be filled with love and laughter and that you will always have a place in our hearts and family.  We would love to talk with you about your hopes and dreams for the future.  We look forward to learning more about you.

You can reach us through email at christineanddan.acfb@gmail.com or contact our Adoption Counselor, Linda at 773-919-5702 (text) or email her at Linda@centerforfamily.com

Our Warmest Wishes,

Christine, Dan and Tim

 

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