|Our Education||Associate's Equivalent in Graphic Design||Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership|
|Our Professions||Aftermarket Manager||Director of Human Resources|
|Stay-At-Home||No||Part-time. I work part-time (mostly from home, except I go into the office 1 day a week).|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasion||Caucasion|
|Some of John & Chaz's Favorites
|Favorite Movie||Ace Ventura Pet Detective||Elf|
|Favorite Season||Summer||Summer for sure!|
|Favorite Type of Food||All. I just like to eat out.||Thia or Seafood|
|Favorite Vacation Spot||Beach at Hilton Head, SC||Beach at Outerbanks, NC|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office||The Office|
|Favorite Place to Shop||Lowes ||Amazon|
|More About Our Family
Gazing up at the stars together on warm summer nights is amazing. Whenever we go on trips, we always make it a point to go outside after dark and look at the sky. The first time we did this together, we were still dating and Chaz saw her first shooting star. Right then, she knew she was going to marry John someday.
We like to watch good shows on TV, especially enjoy comedies. We are starting to take up golf as a family. Hanging out at home playing cards or board games is fun and its even better when family comes over. Spoons is a super fun game to play with large groups.
Our faith in God is strong. In fact, faith is what led us to this adoption journey.
We belong to a large church that has an awesome kids’ program. The Bible is a big part of lives. We know it, read it and live it out as best as we best we can. One of our favorite verses is Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation in Christ Jesus”.
|Our Musical Interest|
Chaz prefers happy music. Some favorite artists are Bob Marley, Norah Jones, Erika Badu, India Arie. Lately she’s been getting into bluegrass-inspired music like Mumford and Sons. We do a lot of dance parties in the kitchen to Pharrell William’s “Happy” or Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling”. Chaz also likes classical music and plays it in the house often.
John loves good music. He taught himself to play the guitar and he can listen to a song and figure out how to play it. His all-time favorite band is probably the Beatles. His whole family loves them. His go-to music ranges from Guru to Lynyrd Skynyrd. He just learned a Red-Hot Chili Pepper song, so he’s been playing that a lot lately. He loves so many kinds of music and if you get him started talking about it, he’ll go on forever! We both love Jack Johnson and Ben Harper.
|About Our Home|
We have remodeled most everything in our home and made it our own. This really gives us the feeling of home and comfort and peace every time we walk through its doors. There’s plenty of space for everyone and it never feels cluttered.
In our home, we treat each other with kindness and respect. Sometimes we mess up, but when we do we are quick to say, “I’m sorry”. We say grace before dinner and bedtime prayers together at night. We love one another and enjoy welcoming others to our home. Having big family gatherings in our home is tons of fun.
We have four wonderful children!
Chaz had 2 kids years before we met, so two of them are already grown adults. Jeremiah, the oldest, is an artist. He’s crazy talented and he works as a graphic designer. Elijah loves basketball and motorcycles. He’s always energetic and upbeat. Lucas and Sadie are younger. Lucas loves climbing trees and being outside. Sadie loves to bake and ride horses. They are both in elementary school and we homeschool them. We do a cool thing called Classical Conversations which means we do school at home for 4 days a week and go to school with other amazing kids 1 day a week. We love being able to teach them everything we know.
|Our state and Neighborhood|
Virginia. Chaz has deep roots in Virginia. Her family has lived in the same area for many generations.
We love our neighborhood! We are close to everything but nestled in a wooded area. Our neighborhood is safe and friendly and has tons of room for play. It's a great place to grow up in.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 2 years
Yes! With the oldest up to 6 years old
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/African American, African American/ Hispanic, Native American, Middle Eastern or East Indian |
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We're open to whatever you are comfortable with. We will seek to honor your wishes and raise an emotionally healthy child in an honest environment.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. For us, adoption is all about love. We promise to love your child unconditionally and we will support you throughout the process and beyond. One of our favorite things in life is teaching our children how to navigate life successfully. It is our mission to equip our kids to lead their best lives, support them every step of the way, and to be there for them as they grow. We promise to provide your child with an amazing life of support, adventure, and family.