Chris & Tosha
Hello from sunny Arizona! We would first like to say thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We are a fun-loving and adventurous couple looking to share our happy home with your child. We love to travel in and out of the country making fond loving memories with family and friends. We can't wait to start our little family through adoption!
We are extremely excited to become first-time parents through adoption!
We have been married for about 5 years. We enjoy spending time with family and friends, salt river tubing, hiking, kayaking, skiing, hanging out by the pool, relaxing at the beach, and traveling. Our usual week consists of us working out at our local gym, going to jobs we absolutely love, and floating in our pool before we have dinner together. We can't wait to share our life with a new member of the family by going on family vacations, taking walks through the park and neighborhood, visiting the zoo, and so much more. Our family and friends are so supportive and caring. They can't wait to see our family grow!
Tosha is by far the most passionate person I know. When she puts her mind to something she pursues it wholeheartedly. She is an incredibly driven person, setting goals for herself and our family to achieve. Being a first-grade teacher, Tosha has always had a big heart for children. As an educator, seeing her in the classroom and how she interacts with her students has always amazed me. She is the life of any social gathering making everyone laugh, including herself. She loves to dance. If the tune carries a good beat, you better believe she will be out there busting a move. She also likes reading by the pool and doing crafts for her classroom. Tosha is excited to read bedtime stories to our child and eventually teach them how to read. She also looks forward to teaching them about God and the love of the Christian faith.
Chris is one of the most caring people I know. He is always willing to help others and has a heart of gold. He is so smart, compassionate, and very driven. Chris is a natural leader, as he has developed in his career as an operations manager. He is also extremely good at word working. It definitely comes in handy when I need to add more stuff to my classroom or around the house! He loves to be outdoors and enjoys camping, fishing, off-roading in our jeep, skiing, kayaking, and hiking. Chris being the outdoorsman that he is, can't wait to teach our child about the joys of spending time with mother nature. He will make an outstanding father and I can't wait to see him with our child.
We have always had an incredible group of family. Chris has a younger sister and Tosha has 3 brothers. We have 1 niece and 1 nephew. Being no stranger to the adoption process (Chris's younger sister was adopted!), we hold the utmost respect and love for birth parents. Every year we go on multiple vacations to different destinations. Aside from traveling, everyone also loves getting together and having a game or movie night to enjoy each other's company.
Being originally from Indiana, the majority of our family is still in the Midwest. Throughout the year we all make great efforts to stay connected with one another through regular visits and phone calls. Our families are extremely supportive of the steps we have taken to start a family through adoption. We have been consistently surrounded by loved ones encouraging us and showering us with their love.
Our Home in sunny Arizona
We absolutely love living in Arizona. It is always sunny and warm. There is also so much to do out here. We live in a 3-bedroom house with a pool. We love soaking up the sun with our two dogs, Max and Duchess. Our backyard has a brick wall surrounding it to provide us with a great privacy and security. We are about 5 minutes from the school where Tosha works too! our neighborhood has a recreational center just a couple minutes away, with a fitness center and a swimming area with a splash pad. They offer many programs, such as swimming lessons, and has soccer and baseball fields. Nearby there is also a pond where we can relax, have picnics, or even fish. The city we live in is surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges and nature preserves where we hike and enjoy the great outdoors.
We promise to love unconditionally, show compassion, and give encouragement. We will provide a strong education, a strong faith in God, and teach the importance of spending time with family. We value good morals and the understanding that communication is extremely important. We will give the utmost dedication and support in all aspects of life. We look forward to reading bedtime stories every night, having dinners at the dinner table, swimming in the pool, and taking trips to Disney World.
We are open to sending you letters, pictures, and annual visits, if you'd like ongoing contact after the adoption. We’d love to talk or answer any of your questions! To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.
More About Chris
Education: M.B.A in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Profession: Operations Manager
Racial Background: Caucasian
Vacation Spot: Florida
Hobby: Woodworking, off-roading, kayaking, hiking, fishing, and camping
Things to do with family and friends: Hanging out by the pool and playing games
Music: 90's to now country music
More About Tosha
Education: B.A in Early Childhood Education
Profession: Elementary School Teacher
Stay-At-Home: Yes, after the adoption
Racial Background: Caucasian
Vacation Spot: Dominican Republic
Food: Pasta and pizza
Hobby: Traveling, hiking, skiing, kayaking, and hanging by the pool
Things to do with family and friends: Playing games, movie nights, and beach
Music: 80's pop, 90's to now country, pop, r&b (anything to dance to)
More About Our Family
Adoption in our family
We have such a heart for adoption! Chris' sister was adopted into his family at 4 years old. We've seen first-hand the love and gift adoption can be for a family! Chris and his sister grew up with such a close bond (she even asked him to be her "man of honor" at her wedding!). We are truly grateful adoption brought her into our lives, and we will have the same gratitude for you and your child, if chosen as adoptive parents for him or her. Our whole family is excited to welcome and cherish the child we adopt!
We have 2 dogs: Max our boxer, and Duchess our chihuahua and dachshund mix. They love cuddles and walks in our neighborhood.
We are looking forward to.....
- Reading bedtime stories
- Playing games
- Eating family dinners at the kitchen table
- Celebrating holidays and birthdays
- Seeing the animals at the zoo
- Going to Disney
- Playing in the pool
- Building sandcastles at the beach
-Chris has been sky diving before!
-Once Tosha was in her school play "Annie."
-While at a golf course we were able to meet the author of "The Vow."
-We have summited 3 mountains in the state of Arizona.
We are so excited to start this journey of becoming parents. When we found out early in our marriage that we had fertility issues, we knew adoption would be an amazing path for us to build our family. Adoption is already a big part of our family, and we've seen first-hand how adoption makes a family grow in love. The child we adopt will have an aunt who was adopted too! You would always hold a special place in our hearts, and in our family. If you have questions or want to connect, just ask Lifetime about us. We'd love to get to know you!