Hello! We are Kat, Cris and Alyx from Northern Virginia :)
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We know that this is a very important decision to consider and we want you to know that we support you. We would love to hear more about you and share more of our experience with the beauty of open adoption with you.
We’ve been blessed to experience first hand the way a family can be knit together by open adoption and hope we will get the opportunity to know you in the same way we know Alyx's birth mom.
Love certainly makes a family!
We hope that something about our profile stands out with you. If so, we would love to hear from you! You can call, text, Facebook message or email us anytime :)
We went on a memorable bike ride on our honeymoon in Sonoma, CA
Who We Are
Ever wonder if Match.com works? We are living proof that is does! After meeting online, we quickly realized that we were meant to be together. We had a beautiful backyard wedding a little over a year later surrounded by loving family and friends. It was a gorgeous day we will never forget!
Alyx joined our family in 2011 through open adoption. Being parents to Alyx has been the most joyous and fulfilling thing we have ever done. We adore her and have devoted our lives to ensuring she is happy, healthy and continues to develop into a good, responsible human being. We also have a great relationship with Alyx's birthmother.
Our family is surrounded by a lot of love and we look forward to sharing this love with another child.
Cris works for the U.S. Department of State and has enjoyed living and traveling overseas, throughout the Middle East and South Asia. After 10 years of living overseas, she is now planning to spend the rest of her career in the Washington, DC area. She looks forward to coming home for dinner each night and reading to our children before bedtime.
Kat is a STAY-AT-HOME MOM and enjoys taking care of Alyx and managing our home on a daily basis. She loves bringing Alyx to music and swim lessons and on sunny days she enjoys taking Alyx to the park to play, picnic and take pictures. Kat has always had an interest in photography and has taken many great portraits of Alyx since she was born. She cannot wait to capture more memories of our next child and dreams of the day she can photograph both children playing together.
Camping is a big part of our lives. Traveling and exploring new places has been something we have enjoyed introducing Alyx to. It has been so much fun and would be even more enjoyable sharing that with another child. We recently drove cross country from California to Virginia, camping in our RV along the way.
Spending quality time together is a priority for us, and being able to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of life by spending time outdoors under the stars really brings us closer together as a family. During our travels, Kat normally has fun taking scenic pictures of beautiful landscapes while Cris enjoys reading a book by a cozy campfire. Alyx is ready to teach a little brother or sister how to make the perfect ‘smore!
We recently learned that our adoption agency (The Independent Adoption Center or IAC) filed for bankruptcy and abruptly closed its doors on everyone after 34 years. We were devastated, angry and a bit discouraged. Hundreds of waiting families and birth families have been affected both emotionally and financially by this event. We are still hurt and recovering, but aren’t giving up just yet. We will see what the future brings and accept whatever the world presents us!
Cris and Kat
Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile
We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.
We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.