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Meet Katrina & Chris B.
We are Katrina & Chris. We truly appreciate you taking this time to learn about us and considering the possibility of entrusting your baby to us. If chosen, we promise to love your child unconditionally, to nurture them, and to make them our number one priority.
The two of us can’t wait to welcome a child into our home and our family. We always planned to adopt, even before we met, because adoption had already been a big part of both of our lives. Katrina’s parents adopted her sister and one of her brothers when she was ten. Chris and his seven multi-cultural siblings were all adopted into a vibrant Italian family and raised with lots of extended family close by.
We are ready in every way to start a family. Our lives are settled, both professionally and personally. We are surrounded by loving family and friends, established in our home and careers, and have a growing number of nieces and nephews as well as many friends with children — so a loving community is waiting to welcome this child into our lives.
We have a beautiful life together, and look forward to sharing it with a child.
We met in graduate school in New Orleans, both working on master’s degrees in public health. We have been strongly committed to each other for 14 years. We’ve traveled and lived throughout the country, explored the world, and finally chose to settle in Dayton, Ohio, close to Katrina’s family as we start a family of our own.
We enjoy a lot of activities together, including hiking and walking in nature, completing house projects, gardening, and playing with our dogs. We love traveling to all the beautiful national parks in the United States as well as to countries throughout the world. And we always appreciate spending time with friends and extended family — especially our nieces and nephews.
On weekends, in fact, getting together with friends and family is what we love best — and we have lots of friends and family nearby! In addition to enjoying time in nature together with them, we like exploring new places, going out to eat, and playing games both indoors and outside. We have a great time with our nieces and nephews — doing sleepovers, finding fun educational activities, and playing sports. We have particularly enjoyed taking them on special outings, such as the children’s museum, sand dunes, caves, the zoo, the aquarium, and festivals.
We definitely spend as much time as we can outdoors. On Sunday afternoons we have the whole extended family over to play and just hang out. Chris makes everyone dinner, grilling out when the weather is nice. Dinner on Sunday at our place is a family tradition.
At Lake Champlain. We love the outdoors.
If you choose us to parent your baby, you would be giving us the greatest gift of our lives! Our lives will center around supporting them so that they grow up able to love themselves fully and to appreciate you and the loving decision you made for them. Your child will know where they came from and know their family history.
We would love to build a relationship with you and to support a relationship between you and your child throughout their life, to the extent that you would like.
Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking this time and for considering us as a possible family for your child. What an incredible gift it would be – lighting up our lives!
With deepest respect and appreciation,
Katrina and Chris
Please note: Although we are in a long-term committed relationship, we are not married. Legally, Katrina will be the sole adoptive parent, but in daily life Chris will be the father, and he plans to adopt the child legally afterwards.
Our Family At a Glance
We live in the Dayton, Ohio, area. We’ve been together 14 years. We both have our masters in public health. Katrina works in public health, and Chris works in business continuity. Our shared hobbies include hiking, kayaking, playing with the dogs, and spending time with family and friends. Katrina also enjoys yoga, and Chris likes gardening and cooking. We believe every child is precious and deserves the best life possible. We believe that family is made up of the people you choose to have in your life, regardless of genetics.
For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.