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Andy & Christan

Hi there! We are best friends, we laugh a lot, and family is everything to us. We believe adoption is an opportunity to partner to create something beautiful and special, and we're honored to be considered in such an important decision. We hope this helps you get to know us, and learn about our life and dreams of starting a family.

About Us

Andy
Christan
Job
Manager of Electric Automation and Business Development
HR Business Partner
Education
Master's Degree in International Business
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Hiking in Italy

After both living in Texas our entire lives, Andy got a job opportunity that sent us to Germany for a while. We have really fond memories of that time, going to Christmas markets, skiing the Alps, hiking in Scotland, and eating pasta in Italy. We learned a lot about different cultures, and learned to rely on each other to navigate a new way of living. We loved traveling around Europe, and found an even greater appreciation for experiencing different cultures, which we hope to share with a child one day.

Andy and his family have a true love for skiing, so we make a ski trip at least every few years. Christan is still on the bunny slopes, but loves tubing and sledding with the kids!

We would love to do more international travel at some point, but we also love exploring the USA. One of our favorite places to travel is to the Texas Hill Country. Good barbeque, hiking trails, and cooling off in a spring-fed swimming hole is simply the best! We can't wait to start our family and share in our travels!

Why We Chose Adoption

We have been married for almost five years, and have hoped and prayed to start a family. Our first and only pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, followed by years of infertility. We sought fertility treatment, and after rounds and rounds of failed treatments, we were told that we wouldn't be able to have a biological child. Although this was a very hard experience, it grew us closer and stronger, both as a couple and individually.

We have closed that door, and spent time praying and discussing this as a couple. We believe that this is what God planned for all along, and that we were meant for this very opportunity. Adoption is something that we have always considered as an option to build our family (discussed on our first date, interestingly!). We hope that just as we pray for the right mother to match with, that we are what you've hoped and prayed for as well. We are so humbled and grateful that you would consider us.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Enjoying Nature

Christan about Andy: Andy does everything with his whole heart. Anything he puts his mind to, whether it's woodworking, a presentation, or doing a cannonball into a pool, he does it with 100% gusto. While there are times that this can end up comical, his spirit and enthusiasm is what I admire most about him, and I know that is something he will teach our children. Andy loves anything adventurous and outdoors - hunting, fishing, skiing, mountain biking, weight lifting, and even competed in the Crossfit Games a few times. I know he will teach our kids to be courageous and bold, to try new things and to not be afraid of failure. He's a big kid - he's goofy, fun, has a contagious laugh, and everyone loves him, especially our nieces and nephew! I know he will be the best daddy.

Andy about Christan: Christan is such a great nurturer and supporter. She loves to do things for me and for our families, like cooking and hosting everyone over (she's an excellent cook, by the way). She has so much faith in God and has such a gracious and giving heart. She has a fierce belief in "family first" which is a tenet for our current life and what we hope for our family in the future. She is active, vibrant, and one of the most resilient people I know. I can't wait to see her as mother.

Photos

Visiting Scotland
Visiting Scotland
Andy and Cooper on Top of the World!
Andy and Cooper on Top of the World!
Christan Gardening
Christan Gardening
Pizza with Uncle Andy
Pizza with Uncle Andy
Go Astros!
Go Astros!
Christan and Coop on a Walk
Christan and Coop on a Walk
Hugs are the Best Way to Stay Warm
Hugs are the Best Way to Stay Warm
Having Fun in Germany
Having Fun in Germany
The Climb Was Worth the View!
The Climb Was Worth the View!
Another Day, Another Hike!
Another Day, Another Hike!
Andy Scaling Walls in Italy
Andy Scaling Walls in Italy
Andy Painting His Niece's Nails
Andy Painting His Niece's Nails
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Visiting Scotland
Visiting Scotland
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Andy and Cooper on Top of the World!
Andy and Cooper on Top of the World!
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Christan Gardening
Christan Gardening
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Pizza with Uncle Andy
Pizza with Uncle Andy
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Go Astros!
Go Astros!
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Christan and Coop on a Walk
Christan and Coop on a Walk
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Hugs are the Best Way to Stay Warm
Hugs are the Best Way to Stay Warm
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Having Fun in Germany
Having Fun in Germany
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The Climb Was Worth the View!
The Climb Was Worth the View!
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Another Day, Another Hike!
Another Day, Another Hike!
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Andy Scaling Walls in Italy
Andy Scaling Walls in Italy
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Andy Painting His Niece's Nails
Andy Painting His Niece's Nails

Our Extended Families

Visiting Our Sweet Nieces

We feel blessed to have great relationships with our families, and that they are both fairly close.

Ski Trip with Andy's Family

Christan's parents (Dede and Moose to the grandkids) recently moved to be closer, which puts us, her parents, and her brother's family all within minutes of the house we are building. We love having them all close, and have "Sunday Supper" together every weekend. Christan's side of the family embraces their Cajun side and have a tradition of what we call "Cajun Christmas" with gumbo, etouffee and other goodies every year, as well as crawfish boils in the spring. They are also big on the outdoors, and we all head to the Texas hill country several times during the year to hunt, fish, and live the quiet country life. Andy's family lives about 3 hours away, so we make every effort to see them during the holidays, long weekends, and to plan family vacations together. They are such a fun bunch, high-energy, and you can always count on a living room dance party or nail painting session with Andy's nieces. Andy's family loves to ski, and we usually plan a big ski trip every few years, although Christan hasn't quite made it out of ski school!

Our parents, nieces and nephew were so excited to find out that we are adopting, and we are certain there will be no shortage of love and attention from this crew!

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Current Home

Since returning from Germany, we have been renting in a great suburb outside of Houston, while we build what we hope to be our forever home. Our current home is in a wonderful, safe neighborhood with lots of walking trails. It's 3 bedroom and 2 bath, with a big open living area and a nice back patio where we grill and plant flowers and herbs.

The house we are building is set to be complete in July 2021.We planned every detail with the vision of what we dreamed of for our family. It's less than an hour away, in a more quiet, country setting. It's set on an acre lot with big pine trees, and deer that wander around the neighborhood. The house has 4 bedrooms, a wide open living space, and a big backyard with lots of trees for a tire swing. During the framing phase of the build, we even went room to room and wrote verses on the beams, and prayed and dreamed about all the love and life we hope for this home. The area is very safe, and in a great school district. The neighborhood has a park, pool, nature trails, a fishing pond, and activities for the kids like Cocoa with Santa, golf cart Christmas parades, and Easter egg hunts. It's the kind of neighborhood where everyone knows and watches out for one another. We can't wait to move in, and for our home to be filled with even more love.

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We hope that it helped you get to know us better, and we hope to eventually get to know you as well.

We know that this must be incredibly hard, confusing, and scary. The character, strength, and selflessness to consider this for your child is so admirable. We pray for you every day, specifically that you feel supported and cared for, and that in whatever decision you make that you feel a deep sense of peace and confidence in that decision.

We promise with everything we have that this child will be loved beyond measure. In addition to bringing us here with you, one of the silver linings of our infertility journey is that we can say with 100% certainty that we won't take this child or the opportunity to be parents for granted, not for a minute. We daydream and talk about all the things we want to do and experience with this child - bedtime stories, making Christmas cookies, helping them reel in their first fish, building sandcastles, teaching them how to ski and watching them swing from a tire swing in the backyard. And we can't wait to see who they grow up to be - their personality, their interests, and watching them grow into a courageous, kind, and loving adult - like us, and like you.

We promise to talk about and celebrate their adoption story - that they would know that because of your strength, we were able to come together and create a family, and that they are so very loved. We promise to keep in contact as much as you are comfortable with, whether that is sharing photos and letters, or making visits.

We have been married for five years, and through that time we have been through a lot. We've moved 3 times, lived in another country, experienced years of infertility, and built our first home. We've encountered things very well known to test a marriage, and yet, our relationship has remained steadfast. Our faith has grown stronger as well as our marriage, and we are a team until the end. Our upbringing has taught us a lot about marriage and family, and it's incredibly important to us that our child would feel not only a sense of stability and security, but that we would be an example of a healthy and happy marriage and home. We will create a life and memories that they will cherish and take with them into adulthood and into creation of their family one day.

We have a great support system and extended families who have been praying along with us as we embark on this journey. They are are all so excited and anxiously waiting to celebrate with us, and to love on this child.

Thank you again for learning more about us. We are honored to be part of this journey and hope to get to know you. We pray that in whatever decision you make, that it is one that gives you peace.

Much love,

Andy & Christan

Favorites

Andy
Christan
Actor
Matt Damon
Kevin Costner
Actress
Jessica Biel
Julie Andrews
Animal
Dogs
Cooper
Author
Clive Cussler
Liane Moriarty
Book
Harry Potter
Lonesome Dove
Candy Bar
Snickers
Heath Bar
Cartoon
The Simpsons
Charlie Brown
Childhood Memory
Family ski trips to Wolf Creek, Colorado
Weekends at the beach with family
Childhood Toy
Bicycle
Cabbage Patch
Children's Book
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Goodnight Moon
City
Innsbruck, Austria
Wimberley, Texas
Classic Movie
Good Will Hunting
Say Anything
Color
Green
Green
Day of Week
Saturday
Friday
Dessert
Tiramisu
Anything chocolate!
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Mary Poppins
Dream Car
4x4 Pickup Truck
Vintage Land Rover
Dream Job
Ski Patrol
Being a mom!
Dream Vacation
Skiing the Matterhorn in Switzerland
Hawaii
Family Activity
Weekend beach trips
Weekend trips to the beach
Flower / Plant
Harvard Agave
Wildflowers
Food
Cheeseburger
Tex Mex
Form of Exercise
Powerlifting
Cycling
Fruit
Watermelon
Blackberries
Game
Football
Chicken Foot
Hobby
Skiing
Cooking
Holiday
July 4th
July 4th
Holiday Song
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Oh Holy Night
Holiday Tradition
Getting together with extended family at Christmas
Cajun Christmas - gumbo, etouffee, lots of family!
Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
Bluebell homemade vanilla
Junk Food
Cheeseburgers
Chips - love them all!
Leisure Activity
Surf fishing
Listening to music
Magazine
Discovery
Southern Living
Memory with a Child
Dancing and being silly with my nieces over the holidays
Taking our nephew to the trampoline park
Memory with Spouse
Road trip to Tuscany while living in Germany
Living in Germany and traveling Europe
Movie
Braveheart
Good Will Hunting
Movie Munchie
Milk Duds
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!"- Braveheart
"People call these things imperfections, but they're not. That's the good stuff." Good Will Hunting
Movie Type
Drama and Suspense
Suspense
Musical
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The Sound of Music
Musical Group
Randy Rogers Band
Fleetwood Mac
Nursery Rhyme
Jack Be Nimble
This Little Piggy
Olympic Event
Freestyle Skiing
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Mike Rowe
My grandparents
Play
Les Miserables
Poet
My Dad, Moose, as the grandkids call him :)
Quality about my Spouse
Her selflessness
His positive attitude and enthusiasm
Quote
Optimism is one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.
Wherever you are, be all there.
Restaurant
Hopdoddy
Nancy's Hustle
Sandwich
French Dip Sandwich
PBJ
Scripture
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23
Hosea 2:15
Shopping Store
Cabela's
Target
Song
Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughn
A Simple Song by Chris Stapleton
Sport to Play
Sand Volleyball
None - I like to watch :)
Sport to Watch
Winter X Games
College Football
Sports Star
Shaun White
JJ Watt
Sports Team
Texas Longhorns
Texas A&M Aggies
Subject in School
Biomechanics
Writing
Superhero
The Hulk
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Burgers
Gumbo
Time of Day
Sunset
Morning
Tradition
Pulling out our German Christmas Market mugs for spiced cider each year
Sunday Supper with my side of the family every week
TV Show
Gold Rush
The Chosen
TV Show Character
Phil Dunphy - Modern Family
Jack Pearson
Type of Music
Country
Just about all of it!
Vacation Spot
Switzerland
Italy
Video Game
Tetris

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