Nicole & Chris
Hello, we’re Chris and Nicole. Thank you for taking the time to look through our portfolio. Although these pages are about us and our life we want you to know this process is about you and your child. It is our hope that learning a little about us will aid you through this incredible act of love.
We met over 15 years ago and have been married for almost 12 years. We have a marriage based on the foundation that we are a team no matter what. Our life together is happy and funny and full of love. We genuinely enjoy being together and always say coming home is the best part of the day. We love living in Fort Collins and the sense of community we find here. Even though we don’t live in the same town as our immediate families we have created an amazing support network of very close friends who are our family here.
We both grew up in the same hometown of Pueblo, CO but never really knew each other. Nicole came to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University and after graduation and a move to Denver to be near Chris we both decided we wanted to come back so Chris could pursue his dream of a college education. We both love our work helping people in our community. Chris is a social worker and Nicole works for the Health Department. Our jobs encourage a healthy work life balance that allows us to step away and enjoy time off to travel, spend time with our families or just enjoy being at home relaxing on the deck with our dog, Gus.
We have strong faith in God and believe in the power of prayer. Although we don’t spend every Sunday inside the walls of a church, we do actively pray and it is through this faith we find joy in the wonderful moments and comfort in times of hardship. We have not witnessed any good come from watching people push their beliefs on others and have vowed never to do that. Everyone’s walk with their faith is very personal and should be respected. If people want to ask us about the God we believe in, we’ll gladly talk to them.
The best part of our relationship is that we have always felt we were enough for the other, which was good because we also knew it was going to be a hard road to have a baby ourselves. However, we were both raised by not only our wonderful biological parents but by incredible stepparents so we know all too well parental love comes in many different forms. Once we made the decision to go forward with adoption we felt so at peace. We know this is the path we were always meant to take.
We are excited about the idea of open adoption because we believe it is important for a person to understand where they come from. Because we have learned family isn’t just the people who share your genes but those you choose to have around you it is our intention to nurture the relationship of birth parent/child/adoptive parents to the betterment of everyone involved. Your child will grow in a supportive, patient and fun household where they will never question our devotion to them and our family as a whole. Further they will always know the magnitude of the love you have for them and how your difficult choice was a reflection of that love.
We wish you strength and all the best as you go through this journey. We have so much respect and admiration for you for even considering adoption. Thank you again for taking the time to learn about us. We hope you find the best parents for your child and if you feel that might be us we would love to get to know you too!