Chante and Abraham

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Chante and Abraham

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Hello! Thanks for visiting our page.

We're native Utahans living temporarily in California for work. We used to say we could never live without the mountains, but now that we've lived by the ocean, we're changing that phrase a bit. "Mountains OR oceans, please!" Which do you prefer?

We have three thoughts on adoption we'd like to share. Here are the highlights:

1. ADOPTION GOES BOTH WAYS:
We realize that expectant parents adopt us first. They choose to share OUR family with THEIR child.

2. WE CELEBRATE THE TWO GIFTS OF ADOPTION
We think of adoption as linking arms with others in parenthood because this symbolizes equals in importance. One set of parents gives the gift of life to a little one. The other gives a life to raising a little one.

3. YOUR PEACE IS PARAMOUNT
Yes, we want be considered as adoptive parents for your child, but what we want more is for you to find moments of peace in your journey - Peace in knowing you have the resources, support, options, and information you need to make a decision that is right for you and your little one.

If you'd like to learn more, we have so much more to share! We love your questions and so we tried to anticipate some of them...

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Who We Are

HOW DID YOU MEET?

We like to say that the angels arranged our marriage using the internet, but we "met" in California. Abraham was in military training, so Chanté conveniently visited her brother who lived nearby. It was love at first date and we said "I do" one year later to the day.

Fast forward six years through four moves, two graduate degrees, and one adopted son, and we'll both tell you that love takes on new meaning with trials and with time. When nurtured in the right way (and we're constantly learning more what that means) love becomes even more beautiful than we ever could have imagined when we first met.

DESCRIBE SOME COMMON GROUND

If you ask us to name our best friends (besides each other) we will both say, "My siblings." This similarity helps us be more supportive of each other's desire to stay connected to family. We also share religious beliefs and encourage each other in our discipleship of Jesus Christ.

WHAT IS A DIFFERENCE THAT CHALLENGES YOU?

Chanté: I'm a time optimist. I always think there's time to do one more thing before I leave, and I'm usually wrong.
Abraham: In the military, if you're not 15 minutes early, you're late.
Chanté: Good thing I'm not in the military. (But I am trying to improve!)

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We know you're riveted by our Q&A so far, *winks* but to spare you a million words on this screen we'll save the rest for our adoption profile book. Let us know if you'd like a copy.

Adoption Diary

What We Enjoy Doing Together

We both like to travel and spend time outdoors. Often Chanté will ride her bike while Abraham chooses to run beside her. It’s our “different methods, same path” approach.

Chanté taught Abraham how to enjoy thrift stores and he reintroduced her to the joy of Disneyland. At home, we watch comedies or documentaries - always with two bowls of popcorn because Abraham thinks Chanté adds too much butter.

Decorating with Daddy

Last year at Christmas, we had to zip tie the ornaments to the tree so our toddler wouldn’t take them off. This year, he wanted to put them on - all of them! The tree is dripping in ornaments now and is beautiful thanks to the boys!

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.

Sincerely,

Chante and Abraham

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