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Chad & Abbey

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State We Live in: Illinois
Our Religion: Christian
Stay At Home Parent: Yes
Our Age Preferences: Newborn-3 Months
Our Gender Preferences: Either Gender
Our Race Preferences: Any Race, African American, African American/Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, East Indian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Native American
Open to Twins: Yes

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We are so happy you are looking at our profile! Our family is very excited to be on this adventure and can’t wait to see what the future holds.  We are a family of five that loves God and the lives he has given us. Ever since God opened our hearts to adoption, we have been excitedly preparing to share our lives with another little one! We look forward to keeping in touch with you at your comfort level through pictures, letters, and visits. Our family is very active and we love to do things together especially playing outside, playing games, creating art, and of course, reading!

Our Story

We are high school sweethearts that have now been married ten-years. We have three wonderful daughters, Piper, Suzanne, and Wren, and are thrilled to now grow our family through adoption.

Together we love: playing mini-golf, doing puzzles, and taking trips either just the two of us or as a family. And, of course, we love being parents! We are excited to welcome your child into our family and look forward to teaching him/her to love books and how to play games and fish. We are also excited to teach them how to paint, express themselves, and look forward to supporting them as they grow. We can’t wait to love them and have that life join our family.

Chad (by Abbey)

Chad is such a good man! He is driven and focused and always has goals and dreams that he works hard to make happen. Chad is a wonderful dad and husband who puts me and our girls first and loves us fiercely. He is a Firefighter/paramedic, a job that he LOVES. He is very handy and loves to work on our house and yard and especially his vintage JEEP. He is super active, a morning person, and he loves to do things like rock-climb and fish (especially with our girls). Chad is a fantastic cook and is our family grill master! He will be a fantastic adoptive father and is so excited to teach our next child how to fix things and how to ride a bike. He is looking forward to all of the adventures and escapades we will have together!

Abbey (by Chad)

Abbey is one of the kindest people I know, and I am so blessed that I get to share my life with her.  Abbey is a spontaneous free spirit with a zest for life! I love watching Abbey interact with our girls: she is so loving and never misses an opportunity to teach them something new.  Abbey is living her dream as a stay-at-home mom; she homeschools our kids and keeps our family running smoothly. Abbey loves to create art of all kinds especially drawing and painting. She is plant crazy – she has things growing everywhere. Abbey is excited to read to our next child and teach them to love books. She is so excited to see our family grow and to love our next child!

Our Family

Our three daughters are excited to welcome their new sibling to the family; they will love them completely! Piper (8), Suzanne (Zuzu) (6), and Wren (4) are amazing little girls and SO different from each other. Our family loves to dance and watch movies and play outside, and our favorite family game is hide-and-seek (seriously you should see Chad!).

Our extended family is so supportive of us. Chad’s side mostly lives in Texas on a farm and we talk on the phone and video call them often. Between them coming up to see us and us going down to visit them we see them a few times a year.

Abbey’s family mostly lives within ten miles of us! Her brother and his wife live in Ohio, but we see her parents, sisters, and nephew multiple times a week. We love going over to “Mam and Grandpa’s house” and Sunday dinner is a wonderful event that we all spend together.

Our Home

We live in a beautiful old house in the same little town Abbey grew up in! It is the perfect place to raise children, with lots of parks and safe roads to ride bikes on and plenty of friendly neighbors. We have a wonderful library that we walk to often. Chad especially loves having his own home, and he always has some house projects going on. We have a big back yard, and we are outside as much as possible.

Our Promise

We promise to be good, happy, loving parents who will be honored to raise your child. Family is something that we are passionate about and that we know God has called us to. We promise that we will raise your child to thrive and meet their fullest potential. We will love them unconditionally and will raise him/her to be caring, thoughtful, and kind. We promise to help your child find interests that they are passionate about and we promise to raise them to be the best person they can be.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

More About Chad

Education: Firefighter/Paramedic Certification
Profession: Firefighter/Paramedic
Stay-At-Home: Chad's Job lets him be home two out of three days
Racial Background: Caucasian

His Favorites:

The thing I can't live without: Coffee
Favorite thing to do with our children: Take them fishing
Favorite children's book: Pickles the Fire Cat or Grumpy Monkey (I can relate to that one)
Favorite vacation place: The beach. Any beach! Lake or ocean, as long as there is sun and sand
Favorite hobby: Working on my vintage JEEP
Favorite holiday: Christmas-I love waking up early and watching our kids open presents and playing games with our siblings
Always wanted to try: Skydiving

More About Abbey

Education: Some College
Profession: Homemaker
Stay-At-Home: Full time
Racial Background: Caucasian

Her Favorites:

The thing I can't live without: Air Conditioning
Favorite thing to do with our children: Paint rocks and hide them around town
Favorite children's book: Miss Maple's Seeds
Favorite vacation place: Lake Geneva in the winter time
Favorite hobby: Anything creative (paint, draw, sew, sing etc.)
Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving-family time and delicious food, what could be better!?
Always wanted to try: Surfing

More About Our Family

Our Children

Piper, loves art and anything crafty, especially drawing. Our loving firstborn is a typical oldest who likes to be in charge! She is a super big sister and cousin. She is especially excited for our newest addition since she is really big enough to help out and remember it all.

Suzanne (Zuzu) is our little spitfire! She is vibrant and funny and very outgoing. She lives life to the fullest! Zu loves anything that involves moving, most of all dance. Out of all of our children she is the most tender hearted and empathetic, though she is never holding still she will stop to love on you for a moment before running off on her next adventure!

Wren is ornery and spunky and definitely has a mind of her own! She is a people person and loves to chat with ANYONE, which can make for interesting trips to the grocery store. If she wasn't clearly the smallest I think people would think she were the oldest from how much she tries to boss her big sisters. She is always keeping us on our toes!

Our Faith

God and church are a huge part of our family. Both of us were raised in Christian homes and we are trying to raise our kids up to have a deep relationship with Christ to the best of our abilities.

We have been going to the same church for over 13 years and we love our church family immensely! We have always felt love and support from them but going through the adoption process has made us really realize just how much we value them. The children look forward to going to Sunday school every week and we are just as excited to see our small group and worship.

Our Musical Interest

Our taste in music could not be more different. Between the two of us we listen to just about everything!
Chad likes pop rock and new music. Some of his favorite bands are 5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low and Our Last Night.
And Abbey likes classic rock, smooth jazz and indie pop. Abbey's favorites include Harry Connic Jr., Ingrid Michaelson, and any classic rock artists (especially The Who and Queen).

About Our Home

We live in a small but happy home. It's a three bedroom that we moved into in summer of 2013. It has an open plan kitchen-dinning room-living room and a small play room. Our favorite part of our house is the big backyard! There is hardly a day that we don't play in the backyard and hardly a night that we don't sit on our front porch after dinner.

In Closing

We are a good team and love parenting together and we are so looking forward to this next adventure as a family. We are ready. Our Homestudy is done. Our funds are there. Our house is ready. Our children are ready. Our hearts are READY! We are praying for you as you make this decision and hope to hear from you.

God destined us for adoption as His children through Jesus Christ according to the good pleasure of His will
Ephesians 1:5

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