We are sincere and care deeply about the people in our lives, and about our community.
We love to travel and experience new people, places and things. We've each been to over 10 countries. We are willing to try new ideas and explore outside our comfort zone.
We love the arts! Chris plays guitar, sings, and whips-up awesome culinary creations. Karla plays piano, dances, cooks, and dabbles in collage, painting, and design.
Thank you for your willingness to learn a little about us. Although a few pictures and words can't capture everything, we hope that you get a little glimpse of our personalities, community, and big hearts through this site.
We met each other online and know that it can be a little daunting to initially connect that way; but we have been together for 13 years and married for 10, so we trust that however we connect with an expectant mother it will be right for all of us.
Our heart’s desire is to share our love with a child. We are creative and can imagine goofy skits, messy art creations, musical jam sessions, and so much more! We also want to take family vacations to California, DC, Hawaii, Europe, Australia - everywhere! We can't wait to swim, hike, bike, and camp as a family in the beautiful Arizona weather. We dream of homework, play dates, and bedtime stories...even upset moments and long sleepless nights. We’ve been ready for so long.
We have always wanted to be parents. I (Karla) had a strong feeling back in college that I would adopt one day, and we talked about adoption when we first started dating. However, I went through a time period after we got married where I really wanted to experience pregnancy; it was pretty much all I could think of. We tried and tried, but ended-up having an IVF failure that was devastating. We mourned and prayed and realized we were always meant to adopt.
We are no where near perfect, and life can definitely be challenging, but please know that we will love your child unconditionally. We will share our favorite traditions and build new ones. We will also provide experiences, opportunities, guidance, and mentoring to help them grow and thrive as they become the person they want to be.
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Chris & Karla
Photo by Karla