Chris and Stephen - Ellen Kaplan Adoptions
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Chris and Stephen

“Adoption is the perfect way for us to become dads. We are committed to providing your baby with a life filled with love and happiness.”

Location: Illinois

Ages: 34 and 36

Religion: None

Professions: Accountant/Law Professor

Other Kids: None

Preferences: Any Race, Either Gender, Newborn up to 9 months

How We Met: We met when Stephen was visiting his parents in Texas. Both Stephen and Chris were in graduate school at the time—Stephen in California and Chris in Texas. Our first date was at a Mexican restaurant. Our relationship grew through constant texting and calling. Stephen took on extra teaching jobs to afford more visits. We have now been married for a decade. We live on a quiet, tree-lined street in Illinois with our dog Coco. Our home is on the same block as a great elementary school and very close to a great park, which has miles of bike trails, beaches, and even a zoo.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other: Chris is a generous, kind, and supportive husband. He loves hosting dinner parties, planning vacations, and meeting new people. Chris recharges by spending time with friends and family. Stephen is hard-working, dedicated, organized, and family oriented. He is passionate about his work as a law professor. He multi-tasks well and always keeps our household on track. Stephen is not quite as outgoing as Chris, but he loves spending time with his close friends, family, and our dog Coco. We are both loyal people by nature. We are strongly committed to our marriage.

Our Hobbies and Interests: In the summertime, you can often find us playing volleyball at the beach with our friends or riding our bikes at the park. We both love spending time with our close friends and walking our dog around the neighborhood. Chris enjoys baking, reading, and playing video games. Stephen likes baseball, gardening, running, and weightlifting. We both have a passion for travel—something we hope to share with a future child!

Why We Want to Adopt: Adoption is the perfect way for us to become dads. We know that we can create a loving and nurturing home for a child. We are excited to provide a future child with an amazing life here with us where we live. We understand that adoption is a life-changing decision. We are committed to any level of openness that you may want in an adoption. We are committed to providing your baby with a life filled with love and happiness.

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