First of all – thank you! We truly appreciate you taking the time to get to know us and for considering us to be parents to your child. We know that you are dealing with one of the toughest decisions of your life right now. Although we can’t begin to understand what you are currently going through, we hope that by learning our story you will be able to see the love we have for each other and those around us.
Our story began like so many others in the 21st century. We met on eHarmony.com! And so began our many conversations over dinners, hikes in nature, and nights of listening and dancing to music. We quickly realized our lives would be better together and were married with friends and family surrounding us.
Even though we come from very different places, Chris from Montana and Cecilia from Sweden, our values are quite similar. We both have a strong sense of community and have chosen jobs that provide us with an opportunity to give back, Chris as a legislative director at the Wisconsin Legislature and Cecilia as a financial analyst for the Wisconsin pension fund. Love, loyalty, commitment and family are paramount in our lives, and we will share these values with your child to help give them the most loving, supportive home possible.
Our road to expanding our family has made us stronger as a couple. When we first started talking about having a family, adoption was something we both believed strongly in and we agreed it was a path we both hoped to pursue at some point in our lives. After having weathered infertility and the rollercoaster ride called IVF, we quickly came to realize that adoption was the right decision for us.
Let me tell you a little bit about Chris. Chris is the man that makes we feel loved every day. He not only tells me he loves me, but also how beautiful I am on a daily basis (even first thing in the morning with terrible bed-head!). He is the person I share my tears and joy with. I know that all of the qualities that I admire and adore in him will make him a wonderful father.
Cecilia is one of the most positive, encouraging people I have ever known. No matter what is going on in my life, I always know that she loves me and will be in my corner to fight for me and our relationship. Her laugh draws others to her and her smile always lights up a room. She is tough when she needs to be and never backs down from a challenge. I know that all of these traits will make her a wonderful mother and role model for a child.
We live in a fun and family-oriented neighborhood in Madison with great schools. We have spent a lot of time working on our home to make it the perfect place to raise our family. It is important to us to have a home filled with love, laughter and music, and we want to share that environment with a child. We have a park around the block from us with a playground and an ice skating rink in the winter! Our neighborhood even organizes a summer picnic, a fall block party, and a Halloween parade.
Our family also includes our lovable pup, Akira. Cecilia rescued Akira 11 years ago. Akira is great with kids and she is very excited about having another family member to love!
When not enjoying our home and neighborhood, you can find us out and about in our community. We love living in a neighborhood that is close to downtown Madison so that we can enjoy all that the city has to offer including concerts, musicals, and of course, Badger games. Madison also has the added benefit of being very close to nature, which gives us the opportunity to run, hike, bike, and ski a short distance from our house!
Spending time with friends and family is also very important to us. Cecilia’s parents live in Milwaukee and we see them often for family dinners and other Swedish events. Chris’s parents live in Montana and we see them quite frequently considering the distance between us! Family traditions are important to us, and just as our parents and grandparents shared those traditions with us, we would in turn like to share them with a child of our own.
We would like to thank you again for taking the time to get to know us. Should you choose us to parent your child, we promise to give your child our all, and you and your story will remain an integral part of your child and the person they become.
Cecilia & Chris
March 19, 2018
Beautiful day to go for a long run! We can’t wait to bring our little one along in the baby jogger in the future!
Cecilia & Chris