We met in 2000 (we like to say that we've known each other for the whole century!) when Darron's ex-girlfriend introduced us. We both still laugh at the way we met, and it is a constant reminder to us to stay open to possibility, no matter the twists and turns that life takes. We got married a few years later, and we were blessed to welcome our first child, Charlotte in 20l6 through adoption. Becoming parents was simultaneously the most wonderful, humbling, and bewildering experience of our lives. Charlotte is an amazing kid with buckets of personality and intelligence. She is just as excited about growing our family as we are, and she is constantly coming up with new ways to get ready for "her baby". We know she will be a wonderful big sister, and we are thrilled that she will be able to share her adoption story with a sibling, and they will be able to share with her.
We love our neighborhood, which is located just a few miles from downtown San Diego and the beach! Many of our neighbors have young children, and Charlotte has developed some wonderful friendships. We take our dogs for walks every evening, and there is a nice park down the street for Charlotte to play and run around. San Diego is a great place to raise a family, and the wonderful weather makes it easy for us to do outdoor activities like spending a day at the park, the beach, or the San Diego Zoo.
Darron: "I love Christina’s adventurous spirit and her quiet thoughtfulness. She is a wonderful listener, and people always feel that they could tell her anything without fear of judgment. It has been such a joy watching Christina become a mom through our first adoption. She and Charlotte have a very close relationship and they're often doing fun activities at home or around town. From the minute Charlotte was born, Christina has read to her and sung lullabies at bedtime. She constantly puts others' needs before her own, and our children will definitely be her first priority."
Christina: "Darron is one of the funniest, most creative people I've ever met! Early in our relationship, he started a tradition of making memory books for me (in a sort of claymation-style), which are both hilarious and sentimental, just like him. Even more impressive to me, though, is Darron's character, especially his loyalty and honesty. He is truly a man of his word, and his friends and family know they can always count on him. Most importantly, Charlotte knows she can always count on him. They have great times playing with Legos, swinging on the swing set, and playing hide and seek."