Julius and Chiriga

Life has no guarantees.  There are no obligations on this adoption journey.  A crossroads where the lives of perfect strangers meet and none of us will ever be the same.  Thank You…….For taking a few minutes to consider us.  We know selecting a family to place your precious child with is overwhelming.  We want to present a snapshot of our lives so you can understand who we are and connect with the heart of who we are.  It is our heart’s desire to have a home that resembles heaven; a multi-cultural adopted family made possible by the sacrifice of love. Whatever reflections you see in the mirror, our hearts and minds are open and we want the opportunity to start a conversation as you consider options for your child’s destiny.

Like a moth to a flame or bees to honey; people are naturally drawn to Julius.  He emits a warm welcoming glow that friends, family, and strangers find easy to approach.  He frequently finds himself listening to the problems and concerns of his coworkers because they see him as a wise confidant.  Julius holds a BA in Criminal Justice and currently works for a logistics company. People who know him publicly would describe him as easy-going, fun-loving. And people-loving.  However, those who know him intimately understand that he is an introvert who loves quiet evenings at home and is most in his element around his wife, core family, and trusted friends.  As a parent, Julius would give limitless attention and devotion to a child because his family is only next to God.  He is also the fun in the family. His purpose in life is to provide for his family’s security, emotional, and physical needs. 

You know that person whom you can always depend on.  The one who is able to help you walk through the tough parts of life.  The person who communicates truth with compassion.  That is how I would describe Chiriga.  She is the rock of her immediate and extended family.  A constant in the ever-changing ebb and flow of life. People who know her publicly describe her as kind, fun-loving, and an excellent empathetic communicator.  Chiriga holds a BA in Speech Language Pathology and a Masters in School Counseling and works for the local public school system.  She has worked with children of all ages for the past 23 years.  As a Speech Pathologist, she has worked with children with intellectual delays, children who were deaf and hard of hearing, and children with autism.  As a school counselor, She has worked with elementary age, middle school and high school students helping them work through the maze of social emotional challenges.  Her friends and family know her to be loyal, trustworthy, and loving. As a parent, she would provide stability and compassionate guidance.

 Julius and I are a fun-loving couple who do not take ourselves too seriously.  Our spare time is filled with reading, going to the local drive-in movie, hiking, walking and working out.  As coffee snobs, we enjoy visiting the local coffee houses.  For the past seven years we have owned several pet centered business ed which include pet sitting and pet grooming.  Currently we groom pets as a professional hobby.  While we have nothing against cats, Julius and I are dog people residing with a Belgium Malinois and a Chiweenie. We both have large families and enjoy the opportunity we have to come together. It is a time of laughter, crazy  antics, and dancing.  Currently we celebrate Christmas, Resurrection Sunday, and Thanksgiving with family dinners, but we look forward to starting our own traditions with the child we adopt. 

We live in a quaint cottage-style home in a sleepy country area that is within a 10-minute drive of two major coastal cities.  Our neighborhood and city is culturally diverse.  Living in and near other port cities gives us access to a vast influx on people from different backgrounds and as a result the cities in which we live and visit are very accepting of diversity of thought and culture. Both of us have worked in our fulfilling careers for over 15 years. We enjoy vacationing in warm climate destinations and the mountains. We both have large close-knit families and were raised in two-parent homes. Both of our parents are eager grandparents.

Adoption will be a part of our vocabulary from the moment we bring the child home. Our intention to have frequent age appropriate discussions with the child about adoption and his adoption journey.  We are will share your love and story with the child.  Celebrating adoption in the child’s life will be highlighted by recognizing his birth day, his adoption day, and National Adoption Day.  National Adoption Day will be a day we pay tribute to his biological family and their part in developing our family. There is room in our lives for the child we will raise and openness with the biological family.  Our lives are full of fun and love.  Out of that fullness, we want to pour into the life of the child that we adopt so that his life, like ours, will be full of devotion, fun, tenderness, and love.

Hey, I am willing to bet that considering adoption is not your plan A.  We can identify with you.  Yet, this is an opportunity to make a plan b, c, d, or e the best decision of our lives.