Christina + Dean
Dear Expectant Parent,
Thank you for considering us to be your baby's adoptive parents!!We appreciate how overwhelming this whole process must feel for you, and we'd like you to know that we are here to support you in whatever way we can! It takes a lot of courage to be an expectant parent, and we are in deep admiration for everything you are doing!We have a beautiful home in a lovely suburb of Denver, Colorado! We believe a child would have an absolutely magical childhood here, one filled with joy, wonder, adventure, community, and most importantly, unconditional love!
We wish you the best of luck on you journey, and thank you for your time and consideration!!
We have both always wanted to adopt! Our love for a child is never dependent on being biologically related, and we believe it would be a great blessing to support a new mother and child! We have reached the point in our lives where we feel we are ready, both financially and emotionally, to begin building our family. We specifically chose a big home in a wonderful suburban community with fantastic schools, lots of parks to play at, and safe streets to walk in! We truly believe any child would live a beautiful and blessed life here with us!!!
We are both scientists and work in cancer research. We first met at Christina's lunch interview in 2018, and Dean was one of the interviewers! Christina was promptly hired and began working in the same lab as Dean. This was a fantastic opportunity for us to get to know each other in a very natural and authentic way! Over time, we became good friends and began to socialize outside of work. One day, Dean professed his feelings of attraction to Christina, and was overjoyed when she expressed similar feelings! We then began dating romantically, all the while making sure that our relationship didn't negatively effect us at work. Our first dates included going on adventures into the mountains to see the aspen leaves in the fall and trying new restaurants in Denver.
Eventually, we were spending so much time together, we decided it was time to move in together into the house that Dean owns. Christina's cat Luna and Dean's cat Demi quickly overcame their apprehension and were soon best friends! We wanted to grow our family, and next adopted our beagle puppy Bessie! After a somewhat difficult process teaching Bessie to go bathroom outside in the yard instead of inside on the warm floor, we adopted our second puppy, Lady! Bessie and Lady became inseparable friends, and they live a life rotating between chasing each other outside and snuggling with each other on the couch! After several years of dating and living together, Dean proposed to Christina in 2022 at a Denver Nuggets game. Delighted, Christina said yes and we celebrated our love and commitment in June 2023 near Rocky Mountain National Park with our closes family and friends.
Our home began to feel a little cramped, and we then moved into a much bigger home across town where we currently live! After settling in to our new home with our 2 cats and 2 dogs, we felt it was again time to
grow our family through adoption, and we hope to bring a beautiful baby into our family!!!
I'm a city girl living in a mountain state. I love science, music, fashion, astronomy, and traveling.
I grew up in the Hudson valley region of New York City. My father is first generation Chinese American from the Bronx, NY and my mom was born and raised in Bergen County, NJ. I have a brother that is two years older than me who is autistic. Early on his condition caused some stress in my family but my parents always made sure I had quality time with them. I spent summers going to the mall with my mom when my brother was in summer school. My dad would always treat me to days at Six Flags with my friends and take me to see my favorite artists in concert because he knew how much I enjoy music. I was always a very active child and at my first opportunity I enrolled in gymnastics, lacrosse, and track and field. My biggest love was always for music. I didn't have any instruments growing up but I would love to sing along to all the songs I heard on CDs, the radio, and music videos on MTV. Throughout high school and college I collaborated with friends for musical performances, usually acoustic covers of pop songs. Even now i still enjoy listening to live music at concerts and singing along with Dean on the piano.
I went to the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY for college and chose to major in chemistry, something I was first exposed to from my dad who also studied chemistry in college. Once I graduated with my undergraduate degree I thought the best thing to do was to continue my education at the University of Kansas. I only spent a year there but I learned a lot about myself and how I really wanted to spend my time in my twenties. I've always had an adventurous soul so moving to Colorado right out of school felt like the best way to start my adult life. I didn't know anyone nor did I have a job when I first moved to Denver. I took it as an opportunity to break out of my comfort zone and try new things. It didn't take me long to start exploring the beautiful mountains I am lucky enough to have in my backyard. A few years later I met Dean at an interview for my current job and the rest is history!
I was born in San Francisco and raised in the suburbs. I went to the local public schools and loved to ride my bike around town and play at the park with my friends.
I fell in love with music at a young age, and began playing alto saxophone in the school band. By middle school I was playing electric guitar in rock bands, as well as playing saxophone in a small Jazz quartet at local cafes and restaurants. As tempting as a career in music was at the time, I knew it would be a hard life, and that I would ultimately prefer to continue my musical pursuits as a hobby and not a profession. These days I enjoy producing music on the computer using LogicPro!
Besides music, my other main hobby is sports. As far back as I can remember I loved playing soccer and basketball at the park with friends. As I got older, I became more involved in competitive team sports. Through high school I played basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis, and water polo. Living in Colorado, I now get to enjoy mountain sports such as snowboarding, hiking, fly fishing, boating, and camping.
I've always been very curious and love exploring, and I've been fortunate to be able to pursue a career as a scientist in cancer research. I love my job! It is amazing that if we do our job well (and get a little lucky), we can potentially save the lives of patients who are sick and dying of cancer.
I have always wanted to be a parent and to adopt. I strongly believe that any child would love to be a part of our family and community here in Colorado!!
We have a magnificent home! There are 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and over 6000 square feet of space, plenty of room for everyone! The open floor plan has lots of natural light in the kitchen, living room, and family room where we spend most of our time together. The three upstairs bedrooms have access to an ensuite bathroom and a loft with plenty of space to play. The walk out basement has a guest bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, a home gym, and even a golf simulator!! We love hosting BBQs outside on our spacious patio with views of our neighbor's farm and open space. In the mornings we sometimes hear the goats and cows being fed their breakfast!!
Our house is in a lovely community on a very quiet street. There are multiple parks a few blocks away, and we are always seeing children walking around the neighborhood! Our public schools are highly rated, and are all within walking distance without having to cross any major streets!
Our town is big enough to feel energetic and vibrant, but not so big that we feel like strangers to our neighbors. We have amazing restaurants and shopping, as well as beautiful outdoor spaces and parks! There is a huge lake 20 minutes from our house that we bring our lake boat and go tubing and water skiing!!!
We are also very close to the mountains, and the closest ski resort is only 1 hour away! In the foothills there are beautiful mountain creeks and hiking trails, and we try to explore and enjoy the beautiful outdoors as much as we can!
We have 2 cats and 2 dogs!! Dean has had his cat Demi for 12 years, and Christina has had her cat Luna for 5 years! We adopted our beagle puppy Bessie from a farm in Kansas in 2020, and we adopted our doberman puppy Lady from a family in Colorado Springs in 2022. The cats are best friends and love to snuggle in the basement and watch the dogs being silly. The dogs are inseparable and love to play and chase each other in the backyard! Both dogs sleep in the bed with us, and we couldn't imagine life without them! Between the beautiful Rocky Mountains and the very active and outdoorsy population, it's no wonder people consider Colorado to be dog Heaven!!
We absolutely love to travel!!! We live in such a big and amazing world, and every time we visit a new place we learn so much and have such a great time!!The Rocky Mountains are so beautiful, and different areas can have completely different feels! We love to regularly take road trips to explore the mountains!! From Summit County, to Telluride and Pagosa Springs, all the way to Moab and Durango, there is so much beauty to explore that's only a short drive away!Every year we try to take at least one trip by airplane. Los Cabos in Mexico is a favorite destination of ours! We also make regular trips to California and the East Coast.
We love taking big international vacations! We recently had an amazing trip to Lake Como and Sardinia in Italy! We are currently planning our next trip on the other side of the world in Tokyo! International travel can be intimidating, especially because of language and cultural barriers. However, we always find that when we are receptive to other people's culture and customs, language barriers quickly melt away and we feel like part of the family!!
We are so grateful that you have taken the time to consider us asprospective adoptive parents. We can't begin to imagine all that you've been through up to this point, and we are in admiration of your courage and resiliency.
We promise that no matter what, we are here to support YOU!!If there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to ask, we'd love to help in any way we can! We wish you the best of luck with your journey, and we hope to hear from you soon!!