Featured Family – Dave and Christina
From time to time, we like to spotlight Bi-Racial adoptive families. We’d like you to meet Dave and Christina, a hopeful adoptive couple living in New Jersey. We encourage you to read about their life in their own words. Here is what they have to say:
We are a fun, active couple who have built a warm, stable, nurturing home here in New Jersey. We have been best friends and partners in life for over nine years. Together we’ve cultivated a loving marriage, enriched by family, friends, and laughter.
Although we are unable to have children of our own, we are thrilled at the chance to provide a loving, nurturing home to a child through adoption. Afternoons at the park, quality time spent at home, and travel to new vacation destinations are all things that we enjoy together. We are excited to embark on every family adventure with our child!
Meet Christina (by Dave)
Cristy has the biggest heart of any person I have ever known. She’s devoted the past 20 years to her first love: early childhood education. She’s been a successful long-term nanny for two families and now works as the Lead Infant Teacher at one of the top child care centers. In her free time, she can be found as an active participant in her church, playing one of many musical instruments, or planning her next delicious recipe!
Whether it’s board games with friends, arts and crafts, or enjoying a quiet nature walk – Cristy has a true gift for finding and creating joy in moments big and small. She is a gardening enthusiast, and I know that she is excited to share her green thumb with our child. Should our child wish to learn a musical instrument, they will have an amazing teacher. Cristy will be an incredible mother.
Meet Dave (by Christina)
Dave is my ultimate cheerleader and supporter. He is dependable, loving in big and small ways, and has a great sense of humor! Dave has a love for sports that he shares with our niece and nephew, and he can always be found playing with them at family hangouts.
Dave is a Senior Presales Manager and enjoys his work mentoring individuals early in their IT careers. He also loves to coach ASA softball and has been enjoying this hobby for over 12 years!
Dave takes pride in being a provider and is going to make a wonderful dad! I am so excited to see him share all of his laughter and love, and I know he is excited to share his love of sports with our child- particularly how to play softball!
We have a very close-knit family. Cristy has one sister who has two kids and Dave has one sister who was adopted at birth. That experience gave us and our family a deep appreciation for the positive things that come from open adoption. Both of our families are extremely supportive and excited about us adopting!
We often have family over for board game nights, movie nights and barbecues in the backyard. We host for the holidays every year and enjoy several family traditions: Christmas Pollyanna, Easter egg dyeing, pumpkin carving, local Christmas tree lighting, baking cinnamon rolls on Thanksgiving morning, and many more!
Our Adoption Promise
Our promise to you is to always keep your child’s best interests in the forefront. We will give your child the tools, support, and guidance needed to succeed in life, while also allowing them the freedom to choose their path. We promise to share all aspects of our interests, faith, and community with your child and help guide them to be confident in their culture and their ancestry. We look forward to sharing our values with your child and sharing letters pictures and visits as they grow!
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