Choice Adoptions is incredibly thankful for our Waiting Families: couples who have decided to open up every inch of their lives to adopt and raise a child. We want to highlight some of their stories and tell you about these amazing men and women. Today, we have the privilege to share with you about one of our favorites families, Chris and Monique!

Chris and Monique FamilyChris and Monique have experienced a lot of life together: they met at a Christmas party in 2002 and instantly became friends. After college they reconnected, started dating and got married in 2010. They are both Oregon natives who love spending time outdoors; Chris loves camping, fishing, hiking and kayaking and Monique has run in half-marathons all over the United States. Monique describes Chris as “a hard worker who will go above and beyond for anyone. He is caring, creative and has a great heart.” Chris shared that Monique “is an amazing mom and wife, whose kindness and joy makes everyone around her smile.”

Their four year old daughter, Abigail, has an infectious laugh and loves going to the park, the zoo and even Trader Joe’s (since she’s now tall enough to push the kids cart). Abigail plays soccer and baseball and attends a great school; she can’t wait to welcome a new brother or sister into her family, and prays for her future sibling almost every night. They also have a “four-legged child,” their dog, Lucky!

Chris and Monique own a home, are involved in their community and are incredible parents. They can’t wait to adopt a son or daughter, and would want any mom considering adoption to know that “if you choose us as your adoptive family, your child will be loved and cared for throughout their entire life and we will always honor and appreciate you.”

If you or someone you love is pregnant and thinking about adoption as an option, know that we provide advocacy and support for women experiencing crisis pregnancies. No matter what choice you make for yourself, you won’t have to do it alone. We’re here for you!