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Meet Rick & Christina

Rick & Christina

Fun Facts

Rick’s Fun Facts

  • Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
  • My favorite color is blue. 
  • I love sports but football is #1.
  • I played several sports in high school and played basketball at the collegiate level.
  • I love learning about animals, the planet and random facts that will ensure I win if ever on Jeopardy.
  • I love laughter and making others laugh.
  • Watching Family Feud with Christina is one of my favorite pastimes.
  • I love traveling and exploring new things.
  • I enjoy outdoor walks, strength training and, most recently, gardening.
  • My favorite superhero is hands down Black Panther.

Christina’s Fun Facts

  • Christmas is my favorite holiday.
  • I love movie musicals! I can recite every line to Sister Act II on command.
  • If I had to choose, Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie.
  • I own over 15 pairs of prescription glasses.
  • I love to travel and visit local museums.
  • Laughing  until my belly hurts is one of my favorite pastimes.
  • I  love to sing off key and dance on beat.
  • Favorite superhero is Storm.
  • I’m a huge Chicago Sky fan.
  • I love cycling.


We are Rick and Christina. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We hope that by looking through our profile, you are able to capture a glimpse of the joy we share, our strong community and our commitment to grow our family with love and care.

We hope that you enjoy learning about us and we look forward to the possibility of learning about you.

Our Story

Our love story began in 2009 on a ski trip with mutual friends from our church. Starting simply as friends, our friendship developed into something beautiful. Married since 2011, we describe our relationship as a team that is truly unbreakable.

Our three pillars are faith, family and fun. These pillars shape how we do life:

Our faith in God. Our love for family/friends. Our determination to always make time for fun.


Our Journey to Adoption

Adoption is something we always agreed upon but were unsure when we would begin. Through the twists and turns of life, health challenges, and battling infertility; we both agreed that now was the right time for us to pursue adoption.


Our Belief in Openness

Whether through phone calls, texts, social media or getting together in person, we support and understand the value of staying connected. We want to honor whatever level of openness you feel comfortable with and at your desired pace.

We believe that who you are matters and is vital in raising children to create a sense of belonging and identity. We promise to include and honor the traditions and celebrations that matter to you and educate our children on the importance of them.


Thank You

While photos can only show so much, we want to say thank you for taking the time to consider our family. We know that, as excited as we are, this can be a difficult time for you. Whatever you decide, we pray you find comfort and support on your journey. If you have any further questions for us, we would be happy to talk to you.

Rick & Christina

Rick & Christina Family Photos

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