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Christopher and Shannon

We are Christopher and Shannon from Wisconsin

Stay-At-Home Parent? No

Adopted Children at home? Yes

Biological Children at Home? No

Pets? Yes

Gender Preference? Either

Ethnic Preferences? African American, African American/Asian, African American/Caucasian, African American/Hispanic, Asian, Asian/Caucasian, Asian/Hispanic, Biracial (African American + any other), Caucasian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/Indian, Caucasian/Middle Eastern, Caucasian/Native American, Caucasian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Hispanic/Middle Eastern, Hispanic/Native American, Hispanic/Pacific Islander, Indian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander

Christopher

Occupation: Archaeologist

Education: BS

Religion: Spiritual

Hobbies: Baking, Running Marathons, Writing, Music

Shannon

Occupation: Wildlife Biologist Manager

Education: PhD

Religion: Lutheran

Hobbies: Hiking, Gardening, Canning, Fishing, Kayaking

We think about you often. 

We can envision you studying profiles of smiling people eager to love a child they cannot conceive themselves. We can imagine you feel heavy with the weight of responsibility for the life growing inside you. You may have sleepless nights. To consider putting the life growing in your womb in the arms of others may cause stress and so many questions. How will you choose the right parents from pictures and words? What do your friends and family think of this decision?  While we do not yet know you, we admire your selflessness for considering such an option.

We are Christopher and Shannon, and we have experienced sleepless nights. Several years of trying to conceive only resulted in miscarriages. We didn't come to the decision of adoption lightly. But, once we made the decision, peace filled our hearts. We adopted our son, Winston, and are ready to continue growing our family. So, here we are, one of the hopeful, smiling couples waiting for the phone to ring with good news.

What can we offer the child that grows within you?

We can offer a loving, safe environment. We can offer the stability of a two parent home with a loving extended family eager to accept your child unconditionally. We can offer camping trips, hikes in the woods, kayaking, frogs to catch, dog kisses, hugs, healthy home-cooked meals, bed-time stories, swim lessons, bike rides, and vacations to see aunts, uncles, and grandparents. We can offer our love for knowledge and our passion for curiosity. And, we will provide your child lessons in how to have respect for himself or herself, for others, and for life and the world as a whole. 

We know that the adoption process will be tough for all involved. All of us may experience doubt regarding this decision. We want to gain your trust and want to trust you in return.

What can we offer you?

With us, you will have peace of mind that you put the life you brought into the world in good, honest, loving hands. We know this choice will affect you for the rest of your life, and we want you to have comfort in making this monumental decision.  We hope that this choice provides you with the ability to pursue a life you may not have thought was possible otherwise.

We cannot share your experience, whatever that may be. We can only be eternally grateful for a chance to be a part of it in this way. We value life and love, above all else, and yearn for the privilege to provide that for a child. We do not know you, but we think of you often and we are humbled.



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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!
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