Gladney Center for Adoption

6300 John Ryan Drive Fort Worth, TX 76132.

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Chris + Helen

We are so humbled and honored that you would consider us as part of your adoption journey. Though the paths that led us here may be different, we want to begin one path and walk it together, free of judgement or pain. Your sorrows will be our sorrows; your triumphs will be our triumphs. Your love for this little one can never be replaced or outdone. There is only one of you, and there will only ever be one of you.

Hello,

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Thank you for joining us here and allowing us to share a little bit about us through our profile! We cannot imagine the difficult decision you are facing. We don't know your pain, your uncertainty, or your fear. We don't know your journey, your heartache or your confusion. But, we do know your strength and selflessness. We see your sacrifice and unconditional love, even in the midst of an unimaginable decision.

We believe that God will lead you to make the best choice for you and your child; we know that He loves you, and has not forgotten you. He is right there beside you, holding you up along the way. Please know that we have been praying for you and your little one for quite some time. We have prayed that God gives you the strength and peace you need during this time. We have prayed that you know in your heart that you are loved and admired by us, regardless of your final decision.

Our Story

We met while both working as managers at Target. We developed a friendship over 2 years of working together before we started dating. We dated for about 10 months before getting engaged, as we both knew early on this was it. We really believe that the experience we shared at Target as coworkers and as friends contributed to the strong foundation we have in our relationship.

We've been married almost 4 years and it's been amazing. Of course, not all rainbows and butterflies like most marriages, but we sure feel blessed to have found each other. We are best friends, and being able to experience life with your best friend is the greatest adventure!

Why Adopt?

Our journey towards building our family has not been what we expected, but we know in our hearts that God has put us exactly where we are meant to be. It has not been an easy journey, but the more we've learned about adoption, the more excited and blessed we feel to grow our family in this way.

The deep respect, love and honor that comes with raising a child is one we feel blessed to encounter. We've both always dreamed of being parents and raising a child together. Our hope is to not only raise a wonderful and loving child, but to build a relationship with a new family. One that we never would've had the opportunity to know if God hadn't set us on this path.

Meet Helen

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Chris shares: Helen is incredibly thoughtful, compassionate, charming and a quick-thinker. The first time I met her, was when she was introduced to me and the rest of my co-workers as our newest peer of the Target management team. I watched her flash her beautiful smile, elegantly navigate all the meet and greet conversations, and quickly charm everyone in the room including myself. I remember feeling very disappointed, because I was certain that I would never stand a chance for promotion if she was my competition!

As time went on, I found that all of those first impressions were true, but the one thing that took a little longer for me to learn about was how much compassion Helen has. There have been a handful of times where I have seen Helen VERY upset because she had seen a person or animal in a traumatic situation that she could not make better. In situations where most people would pass by someone struggling in life, Helen stops to see what she can do to help. This is one of the things I love most about her!

Helen works as a Realtor, which is the perfect fit for her personality. She's outgoing, charismatic and people are drawn to her. She always puts her clients needs before anything else, and they have nothing but good things to say about her, which I'm very proud of! She has always wanted to be a mom, and knew from an early age that was where God was leading her. She chose real estate because it will allow her the flexibility and time-off she desires to be a mom as well.

Meet Chris

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Chris is one of the hardest working and motivated people you will ever meet. He never asks for a hand out. He is driven to succeed and finds joy in accomplishments. He's a bit competitive (I think it comes from him being a football player when he was younger) and loves bowling.

I like to say he's a man of character, which are hard to find these days! He has integrity; he's loyal; he's honest, and I wouldn't change a thing about him. Chris is confident in himself and his decisions. He loves to be silly and spontaneous and likes to take risks, whether it's in business or for fun (cue bungee jumping!). Chris cares deeply about his family, friends and coworkers and is the kind of man you'd call for help if you're stranded on the side of the road in the middle of the night.

Something special about Chris is that he knows how to make anyone smile or laugh in any situation. It's rare to find him complain and he's always quick to find the positive in most situations. Chris will make a wonderful dad, who is very attentive and encouraging while teaching our future children what life is all about!

Our Happy Place

We love our neighborhood! The homes are all unique, lovely, and well-cared for that have nice families or older couples inside. We are about a half mile from the neighborhood park where we've made many friends. We love to take our dog there a few times a week to throw the frisbee, which is one of her favorite things to do! We live close to restaurants and amenities, and are considered to be in the 'city' with the luxury of having space to relax and play!

Before You Go, We Want To Share...

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Our heart is that if you choose us to parent your child, you know your love can never be replaced. You will never be replaced!

We promise to love and cherish your sweet little one and to raise them with kindness, understanding and support. We promise to be their cheerleader, their shoulder to cry on, and their strength when they falter. We promise to build and foster a relationship with you and your little one.

We will nurture a space where we are always honest with your child as we share their story with them and tell them about you. We promise to teach them about their history and culture; to listen to their questions and seek out the answers together. Above all, we promise to love your little one with all our hearts and strive every day to live up to the honorable role of being their parents.

Love and blessings,

Helen and Chris

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