First, we would like to begin by expressing our appreciation for viewing our profile. The decision to allow someone to adopt your child is a courageous and selfless one, and we are honored to be considered as a potential family for your child.

Relationship/Journey

We met through mutual friends in college. Chris was enrolled in graduate school for English, and a friend of his (who knew me) asked him to help her analyze a Shakespearean sonnet. She took me with her, and when we met, Chris realized that I was the kind of person he wanted to date (and maybe even marry one day). The rest, as they say, is history. One night, after dating four years, I thought we were going to dinner when Chris pulled the car off the road at the lakefront, opened the trunk, pulled out a blanket and picnic basket, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! We got married outside a beautiful estate home. All our friends and family were there. It was a wonderful and memorable celebration. And it was a beautiful beginning to our lifelong journey as husband and wife.

Why Adoption?

We have been married for 23 years and have been together for over 27 years. We spent the first ten years of our marriage traveling, spending quality time together, and furthering our education. As our relationship matured and professional lives became further established, we gradually decided to expand our family. Initially, we tried to conceive naturally, but when that became impossible, our doctor recommended we see a fertility doctor. Upon the doctor’s advice, we attempted fertility treatments, and we finally became pregnant with identical twins. Unfortunately, after twelve and a half weeks, we lost our babies and were told that pregnancy was no longer a safe option for us. Almost four years ago, we chose to adopt, and we now have a lovely son, named Ezra. Though we are sincerely grateful for our family, we still genuinely long to have another child. In short, it is our hope that you are viewing our profile for a special reason. We are praying for you and your sweet child and that God will comfort you with peace in whatever decision you make.

Home

Our home has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. It is located in a historic district. It was built in 1938 and has been completely restored. We have a small fenced front yard and a larger fenced backyard that is perfect for expanding the imagination, running and playing. We are proud of our house and enjoy making updates. Our community is very diverse. We live in a college town, which prompts diversity. We regularly attend community celebrations (including craft fairs, block parties, parades, and art festivals). We have a wonderful park system in our area and visit the community dog parks and tennis courts often. Since the St. Patrick’s Day Parade passes in front of our house, we annually host a parade party to celebrate the occasion.

Travel

We love to travel. We hope in the future to own an RV and travel the United States. One of Pam’s dreams is to travel to many historic areas around the US and beyond with her family.

Hobbies

Chris loves to read and write fiction. He is currently interested in crypto and is learning and educating others about what he learns. Pam loves to play guitar & sing, make and decorate cookies, create things with Ezra, and dance in parades with her dance krewe, The Flamingeauxs.

Pets

We LOVE animals and will always have one. We currently have three dogs. They have been and will always be our children. Our two 11-year- old long-haired Chihuahuas tolerate Ezra and our approximately 6-year-old mixed breed (adopted pup) loves to run and play with Ezra. Ezra recently got two hermit crabs which we walk nightly (named Hermie and Permie).

School & Work

We both teach at the university level and feel that education is vital. We plan to promote ongoing education and will support our children in the pursuit of their educational dreams.

Pam's Family

My dad, sisters, brother-in-law, and nephews live about 15-20 minutes away, and we spend a lot of time together. My brother-in-law was adopted about 40 years ago. He has a close relationship with both his biological family and his adopted family (and so do we).

Chris' Family

My mom and stepdad live about an hour away, and we are extremely close. We usually see them at least once a week. My brother, sister-in-law, and nephews live about 4 hours away, and we usually see them about 2-3 times a year. We make use of technology and stay in contact that way. My other brother lives 12 hours away and works in the military. He was a foster child who lived with my family since he was three years old.

Family Traditions & Holidays

Every Thanksgiving, we have dinner with Chris’ family, then leave early the next morning for the beach to spend a weekend with my family. This has been a tradition for the last 13 years. We go to a place where they light up the “city”, and Santa comes to greet the kids. For Christmas, we usually go to my family’s house on Christmas Eve and spend the day with them. We have a special Christmas lunch, then exchange gifts. Early evening, we go to the candlelight Christmas service together, then head home. Chris’ family will usually join us, and we all spend the day together. That evening Chris’ family usually spends the night at our house and we exchange gifts.

Find Out More

Would you like to learn more about this family or the other families waiting to adopt a baby? Contact the caring counselors at St. Elizabeth. There’s no pressure—we’re just here to help you decide what’s best for you and your baby.