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Christine and Gerald

Status: Qualified for Adoption

About Christine

  • Christine
  • 51
  • CC
  • Christian
  • Post College
  • University professor
  • Christine adores biking outside, baking (especially banana muffins), riding horses, and getting totally lost in nature. She has a beautiful voice and sings lullabies in French.
  • Christine loves hosting potlucks at our house, visiting national parks and other outdoor places, and voluntarily photographing weddings for friends and family.
  • Christine looks forward to plan playdates with friends at our house and at parks in our community, goes to activities like concerts in the park to hear music or holiday events like going to pick pumpkins at nearby farms, camping at local and national parks, and learns foreign languages.
  • adventurous, holiday-loving, athletic
Christine speaks French and English and grew up on a farm in rural Wisconsin where she loves to ride horses and be with family and friends. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines for two years and travelled to France for a year abroad. She is a teacher and has a commitment to children, education, and promoting peace and harmony. She believes in creating a future for children to develop friendships and connections to place. In partnership with Gerald, she hopes their children will find ways to make the world a better place in their own ways.

About Gerald

  • Gerald
  • 49
  • CC/HI
  • Christian
  • Post College
  • University professor
  • Gerald enjoys browsing through used bookstores, working in the photography darkroom, and playing volleyball and tennis.
  • Gerald loves reading, taking pictures, and going to the movies.
  • Gerald likes to travel to visit new places as well as visit family in the southeastern United States, Costa Rica and Paraguay and is working on some children's books.
  • funny, committed, loyal
Gerald speaks Spanish and English and moved all over South America and the United States growing up. He grew up in big cities and is happy to be rooted in one place now. Gerald has an older brother and sister and four nephews all in college on his side of the family. He is a teacher and enjoys working with youth around community organizing.

Dear Birthmother

Hi. Hola. Salut! We are Christine, Gerald, and Sebastian. We are a trilingual (English-French-Spanish) couple. We enjoy learning foreign languages, playing guitar, hiking, photography, and traveling to explore new places. These similar interests have helped us form a strong partnership - as best friends. Family is important to us. We plan to visit family internationally in Paraguay, Costa Rica an Argentina, as well as visit Christine's family at their family farm in Wisconsin and Gerald's family at his brother's lake house outside of Atlanta, GA. We are incredibly lucky to live in the southwest where, in the fall, aspen trees turn golden yellow and, in the winter, we wake up to snow-capped mountains. Our house is in a quiet neighborhood full of families with children of all ages and a park within walking distance. Our home library is filled with children's books and all kinds of art supplies. During summers, we enjoy local music in the park and family movie nights in the town square. Close family friends are pregnant with their second child, so Sebastian keeps asking us when he will have a new baby brother or baby sister. He is looking forward to have a younger sibling because he loves to share and play with other children. We are both teachers and want great educational opportunities for our children. We admire and respect your courage and strength. We recognize the important decisions you are considering, offer our support, and wish all the best for you and your child. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us.

Reason to Adopt

We have grown up as teachers with children all around us every day and knew we wanted children of our own. We pursued several ways to conceive a child, and then decided to pursue adoption, particularly when we learned about open adoption. On April 4, 2016, our lives were forever changed: Sebastian became our son through the gift of open adoption. We were blessed to welcome him into our lives as he surrounds us daily with light and love. We are now looking forward to continuing to expand our family and have a sibling for Sebastian.

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