Christine & John

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Christine

Caregiver

Age 31
Gender Female
Status

Religion Catholicism

Education Ph.D. or higher

Profession Eye Doctor-Optometrist

Zodiac Sign Cancer

Political Affiliation Lean Right

John

Neighbor

Age 30
Gender Male
Status

Religion Catholicism

Education Master’s Degree

Profession High School Teacher

Zodiac Sign Cancer

Political Affiliation Independent

Celebrating John's 30th Birthday--Christine loves to party decorate

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The most special thing I own is...

A little booklet my Dad gave me called "Acceptance." It's about accepting God's will for your life and finding peace even if things don't seem to be going as planned.

John

Catching a fun show at Medieval Times. We are always seeking out different fun activities/events

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Golfing in Bermuda and Blue Ridge Mountains (Virginia). We love to golf with each other & family

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In five years, our relationship with you will...

Be maintained and endure in whatever capacity you prefer. We are both trustworthy and dependent and intend to honor your wishes as a birth mother. We have much respect for you.

John

At work: John welcomes his mathematican-students to his classroom, Christine prepares her exam room

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Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

proud of our family :)

Christine

If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Mac-and-cheese

Christine

Our wonderful families at Christine's 30th birthday (a lovely restaurant dinner hosted by John)

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At a wedding in Washington, DC. Christine went to college there. White House/Wash. memorial in back

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Attending Easter church service (Mass)

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If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Italian.

John

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

RV. So we could drive around and see this beautiful country and visit more National Parks.

Christine

My favorite place in the World is...

Tough to give one answer. But I think it's BERMUDA with my wife Christine. We greatly enjoy our vacations there. I also very much love our home Church where we were baptized and married.

John

My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

It is very safe, has good schools, and would be a welcome environment for all children. We frequently take walks around our neighborhood, and it's a great place to be. The people are friendly too.

John

In five years, our relationship with you will...

be whatever YOU choose! We would love to have an active relationship with you as an important member of our family. But if you prefer more privacy, we feel that we can parent well through anything

Christine

If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

Hmm, I can't really think of anyone.

John

We are the best choice because…

We are deeply committed to each other/our marriage/our family. Our family roots are uniquely strong. We realize the gift a birth parent is giving us & will honor them as an extension of our family

Christine

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

The thousands of stars I saw in the night sky in Sanibel Island, Florida was one of the most awe-inspiring sights I've seen.

Christine

My philosophy on parenting is...

Love, teach, encourage, discourage, and support. I will strive to always will what is best for any children we raise. I want to encourage them in good things and support them through challenges.

John

My best friend would describe me as......

"well-rounded, knowledgeable, loving, strong family foundation, great advisor." Her words, not mine :)

Christine

If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

St. Thomas Aquinas. He was a brilliant Christian saint who wrote many interesting books. He was also very holy. I would like to learn from his wisdom.

John

My best friend would describe me as......

Handsome, humble, and hard-working (my best friend is my wife Christine)

John

The most special thing I own is...

All of our photos. They depict so many wonderful times, memories, and opportunities we've had.

Christine

Dogs or cats?

BABIES!

Christine

I hope you are...

supported and loved.

Christine

My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

It is safe and has been voted in the Top 20 Best Towns in our state. The parks are top-notch with excellent schools, athletics, and recreational groups for children. Small-town community but near NYC

Christine

We are the best choice because…

We are very in love and deeply desire grow our family where we can share that love. Christine and I are both very hard workers, and we are excited to take on the challenges and joys that babies bring.

John

If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

No one in Hollywood is really like me. Someone short in height I guess!

Christine

I hope you are...

Happy that you have chosen to bring this child into the world. It is a brave and loving act to choose adoption, and we have much respect for mothers like you.

John

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

RV. I'm not a huge boat person. I'd be afraid of falling overboard on the sailboat. I suppose I could wear a life jacket. But RV is much safer and cozy.

John

Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

No, we have not yet been blessed with children. But our nephew/Godson (age 3) will be so excited for another cousin. He is playful, polite, so smart and has a beautiful heart

Christine

Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

Happy and well. We also hope she is at peace with her decision and joyful in learning about her child in whatever preferred arrangement she wishes.

John

Dogs or cats?

I always liked dogs growing up, but recently Christine has gotten me more interested in cats. Nonetheless, we have no plans to get a pet.

John

Favorite season and why?

Summer--my birthday, fond memories of school getting out as a child, vacations, and plenty of fun outdoor activities.

Christine

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

Yes, we are practicing Catholic Christians. Faith can provide us with a good moral foundation, give us strength to navigate the sometimes difficult/anxious world, & help us be better people to others

Christine

If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

Twitter. I would make it go away and never come back (along with many other social media platforms that I think are harming the way people think and communicate).

John

When you argue, what’s it about?

Usually issues involving our families, holidays, and in-laws. For example, how people in families are given unequal treatment or who gets to host which holidays. Sometimes we argue about infertility.

John

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

Gratitude and majesty. The heavens declare the Glory of God.

John

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

Yes. I'm a Catholic Christian and my faith has always been very important to me. I desire to follow Jesus keep his commandment to love God and others. Also, I enjoy learning about Jesus and theology.

John

Favorite season and why?

Summer! I'm a teacher and summer vacation is a time to rejuvenate, spend more time with my family, enjoy vacations with my wife, and pursue hobbies. I love to read on the beach with Christine.

John

Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

We do not have children.

John

What scares you?

My husband passing away, followed by never becoming a mother

Christine

What is the best word to describe your family?

Food-gatherings. My family is Italian and very much obsessed with food. They enjoy gathering together for a snack, dinner, and 3-course holiday meal as well as some good conversation.

John

When you argue, what’s it about?

Dividing time fairly between our extended families (we are much improved on that!) And petty jealousies I exhibit stemming from our difficulties growing our family :(

Christine

My favorite place in the World is...

Bermuda. It's beautiful, peaceful, romantic, with a touch of adventure. I'm sure my favorite destination will change once we have children

Christine

What is the best word to describe your family?

tight-knit

Christine

I would never...

Abandon my family

Christine

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

my husband! I say this at least once a week. He is my greatest joy and best friend.

Christine

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

My wife Christine. We are best friends. We love having adventures together and sharing our days with each other. We hope to share this love with a baby.

John

I would never...

Abandon my wife or my family. Christine is my treasure and any children we are blessed to adopt would be amazing additional treasures.

John

What scares you?

A bunch of things. I suppose most would involve some sort of violent death (ex. being captured and tortured). I'm also scared of heights and don't love flying, but my wife has helped me with this.

John

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