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Hello from the Sunshine State-Florida! We feel so blessed to be on this adoption journey and are so excited to expand our family through adoption. We are a loving, joyful, family of 3 and our daughter is ecstatic about becoming a big sister. Our family enjoys spending time together by having game nights, movie nights, and doing activities outdoors. Church is a big part of our lives and so is our extended family.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and we look forward to getting to know you better too! We would love to get to know you and the wishes you have for your child’s future. If you’d like, we embrace a relationship and open line of communication with you. We hope to talk soon!
We met at our first job, Publix, while we were in High School. We have now been married for 15 years. We are truly best friends and life-long partners. We have a 13-year-old daughter who we love sharing life’s adventures with. We always wanted a big family to love, but due to complications at birth we are unable to have future biological children. We knew God had a plan and we are so grateful that He has led us to grow our family through adoption.
We enjoy church, movie nights, cooking meals at home, and spending time with our extended family and friends. We love being outdoors in nature kayaking or walking on nature trails. We love to laugh! One of our favorite things to do is to wake up on Saturday mornings and cook a big breakfast, then spend time eating together in our pajamas before starting the day. We look forward to welcoming a child into our lives to love and share all of these precious moments with.
About Nikki (written by Chas)
Nikki has a kind heart and a great love for people and animals. Nikki and her family grew up strong in Christian faith. She is the one that led me to Jesus, and for that I will be forever thankful. She is always happy and loves to laugh even if it is at one of my dad jokes.
Some things Nikki enjoys:
-Being creative-DIY projects/making gifts
-Walks outdoors to be in nature
-Soaking in our hot tub in the backyard
Nikki looks forward to expanding our family like we always dreamed of. Her favorite thing in life is being a mom. She is excited to teach our child to walk, talk, ride a bike, colors, shapes, numbers, songs, and so much more. She will also teach them about Jesus and about how much He loves them.
About Chas (written by Nikki)
Chas is the most supportive, loving, caring, husband and father. He is strong in his faith and a great role model in our home. He always makes sure to be present and active in our family life. He gets along with everyone, has a great sense of humor, and is a big kid at heart. We call him the “King of Dad Jokes” because we could write a book he has so many! Chas has worked in the medical field for over 20 years as a paramedic and now as a cardiovascular tech. His medical knowledge comes in handy at home!
What Chas likes to do for fun:
He is so excited to share many everyday experiences with our child, like learning how to ride a bike, playing sports, baking and cooking, and going on outdoor adventures.
Our daughter, Jayla, is 13. Fun Fact: Jayla and Nikki share a birthday!
Jayla has the biggest heart and is kind, funny, creative, and is strong in her faith. She is a lover of all animals, volleyball, art, fashion and interior design. Jayla goes to a Christian school and plays on the volleyball team. She loves to take care of and play with our pets. We have a hound/pointer mix dog named Sadie and a bearded dragon named Reggie.
We are so blessed to have a large, loving extended family. We are very close and spend a lot of time together at family events, whether it is getting together at someone’s house or going to the park. This time together is always full of so much love and laughter. They are so excited to be on this journey with us and to welcome a child into our family.
Our Home In Sunny Florida
We live in a beautiful community close to the West coast of Florida. We are not far from beautiful beaches and the tourist attractions that Florida is known for. Our home is a 4-bedroom, 2-story home, on a cul-de-sac street surrounded by beautiful nature. It is light and bright and has the coziest feel. Most days we see deer, turkeys, hawks, birds, and turtles go by. Our community is an active family community with a clubhouse and lots of great amenities for adults and children, such as a clubhouse with a resort style pool and splash pad, dock for fishing, lakes to kayak, playground, etc. They have family focused events multiple times a month that bring the community together and keep families active. We love to take family walks and watch the sun set over one of the many lakes. We have the most amazing sunsets!
Our promise to you is that we will always provide your child with a loving and supportive home. We promise to always positively encourage your child as they learn, grow, and develop. We promise to raise your child in a Christian home where we will instill in them the values of love, kindness and guide them on the path of following Jesus. We promise to always be open about your child’s story and the adoption journey that led us all to each other. We promise to respect, cherish, and love, not only your child, but you as well.
Thank you for considering us to be a part of your child’s family.
More About Chas
Education: AA Degree
Profession: Cardiovascular Invasive Lab Specialist
Racial Background: Caucasian
What we love about Fall: Cool, refreshing weather
Dessert : Cannoli's
Movie : Saving Private Ryan
Animal : Hawk
More About Nikki
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Profession: Accounts Receivable
Stay-At-Home: Yes, once we adopt
Racial Background: Caucasian
Food: Chicken Parmesan
What we love about Fall: Start of holiday season
Dessert : Brownies with fudge icing
Movie : The Proposal
Animal : Dogs
More About Our Family
We love our pets! Our dog Sadie is a big, goofy, sweetheart. She loves to play fetch with tennis balls in the backyard. She loves to be lazy and cuddle. We enjoy taking her on walks and car rides. Our bearded dragon's name is Reggie. He is very photogenic for holiday photo shoots. Our daughter loves to take him on walks in a see-through backpack so he can soak up the sun.
Our Extended Family
Family means so much to us! Our family is large and extremely close. We are blessed that many of them live close to us and that we are able to get together often. Nikki has a very close relationship with her parents. She talks to her mom multiple times daily and we see Nikki's parents a few times a week. Nikki has 2 brothers and Chas has 3 brothers. Between us we have 5 nieces, 3 nephews and lots of cousins with children so our family loves to do kid friendly activities!
Some Family Traditions:
- Sunday church with Nikki's parents followed by lunch together every week
- Two vacations a year with extended family
- Christmas cookie baking with grandparents
- Set-up Christmas lights with grandparents
- Nikki and Jayla share a birthday! They each get their own cake of their choice to celebrate.
3 Things We Love About the Sunshine State
1. The beautiful beaches that are close by. We get plenty of sun here in the Sunshine State!
2. Fishing spots-so many lakes and rivers for fun, freshwater fishing.
3. Close to big attractions and theme parks, which make for fun-filled family days.
Our Childcare Plans
Nikki will be a stay-at-home mom once we adopt. She is looking forward to being able to stay home to nurture our child and be actively present in their daily routines and activities. Chas is off from work on weekends and one day each week, so we are excited to have ample time for family bonding and creating lasting memories together.
We want to thank you for considering us for your child. We promise to provide a safe and loving home centered around Christ. We promise to love your child unconditionally and fill their life with love, laughter, kindness, support, respect, and encouragement. Your child will always know their adoption story. They will know that God's plan brought us all together and what a blessing it is.
We welcome a relationship with you that is to everyone's comfort level and that is based on mutual respect, support, and compassion.