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Meet John & Chaz

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A Letter from John & Chaz

Our close-knit, rambunctious household is a great place to grow up in. We’re energetic parents who love to travel, learn new things, and have fun. We are thrilled to grow our family through adoption and will love your child unconditionally. Our kids are excited to have a sibling and our entire extended family is delighted to welcome your child!

A Little About Us

We’ve been married for 13 years and have two children in the home, Lucas (12) and Sadie (10), and two adult sons, Elijah and Jeremiah, living on their own nearby. We love spending time together – be it the two, four, or all six of us! We enjoy going camping, hiking, snowboarding, and more! We belong to a private pool that’s a great place to enjoy summer. During the winter, we like to curl up on the couch and watch movies in front of the fireplace. In the evenings, we read good books aloud to Lucas and Sadie and are excited to read bedtime stories to our next child. We are so excited to grow our family through adoption and look forward to sharing our lives with your child!

Meet John (written by Chaz)

John is gentle and kind. He’s a wonderful father and husband who cares deeply about his family. John is dependable, honest, and trustworthy. He’s got a great sense of humor and loves cracking silly jokes. His favorite thing to do is to sing and play the guitar. When he’s not working, he enjoys wrestling with the kids and cooking delicious meals. Everyone loves his gourmet quesadillas. During family movie nights, he pops us a giant bowl of popcorn the old fashion way on the stovetop.

He’s an expert at building things, loves playing with Legos, and is excited to teach our next child how to put toys together. He also looks forward to teaching them how to draw, build a campfire, roast the perfect marshmallow, and how to play the guitar.

Meet Chaz (written by John)

Chaz loves every part of being a mother. She’s a wonderful wife and homemaker who is full of energy. Chaz is adventurous and is always looking for new ways to have fun. She laughs often and does her best to make everyone feel loved and happy. She devotes herself to her family all year long but really goes all out to make the holidays feel special.

Chaz is passionate about giving her children the best possible education and is excited to teach our next child the joy of reading as well! She enjoys working in the garden to grow her own organic food. Chaz cooks healthy meals for her family. While cooking, she keeps music playing and enjoys dancing with the kids! She is looking forward to teaching your child to cook too. She loves seeing her kids thrive and will make sure they have the opportunity to do whatever makes their heart happy. Most importantly, she’s excited to teach another little one to love Jesus.

Our Home in Virginia

Our spacious, 4 bedroom home is in a safe, quiet neighborhood. The house is big, so we are able to have our huge, extended family over often. In the evenings, we enjoy our outdoor firepit. We have remodeled almost everything in our home and made it our own. This really gives us the feeling of home and comfort and peace every time we walk through its doors.

Our next-door neighbors have three wonderfully friendly dogs and well-trained, so our kids play with them often. We have over an acre of land with woods and a shallow creek in our backyard. Our front yard has an awesome hill for sledding.

Our Family

We have 4 wonderful children! Jeremiah (26), is a talented musician and artist. He enjoys coming over and teaching the kids how to draw and paint. Elijah (24), spends his free time riding his motorcycle and playing basketball. Our daughter, Sadie (10) enjoys baking in the kitchen with mom, drawing, and writing stories. Lucas (12), is a happy, kind little boy who loves to run and play outside. Our kids are all so excited to welcome your child into the family!

John’s family lives all over the United States, so it gives us the opportunity to travel across the country. Chaz has a large, close-knit family and we get together often. Going on vacations together is so fun! We spend all the holidays together. We have pool parties every 4th of July, have Pumpkin Painting parties around Halloween, and family Gingerbread House parties during Christmas. Growing up with cousins is so much fun! Going to church with Chaz’s parents and eating brunch together is one of our favorite weekly traditions.

Our Promise to You

We promise to provide your child with a safe, stable home, and to love them always. We will teach them about God and provide them with a good education, so they have every opportunity to reach their full potential. We look forward to teaching them how to ride a bike, catch a ball, and to swim. We will be laugh and be silly together and give them lots of cuddles and attention. Adoption runs throughout our families in many ways, so you’ll always be spoken of with respect and honor. We are open to visits, calls, or texts.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About John & Chaz

  John Chaz
Our EducationAssociate's Equivalent in Graphic DesignBachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership
Our ProfessionsAftermarket ManagerDirector of Human Resources
Stay-At-HomeNoPart-time. I work part-time (mostly from home, except I go into the office 1 day a week).
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasionCaucasion
Some of John & Chaz's Favorites
Favorite MovieAce Ventura Pet DetectiveElf
Favorite SeasonSummerSummer for sure!
Favorite Type of FoodAll. I just like to eat out.Thia or Seafood
Favorite CoastWestEast
Favorite Vacation SpotBeach at Hilton Head, SCBeach at Outerbanks, NC
Favorite TV ShowThe OfficeThe Office
Favorite Place to ShopLowes Amazon
More About Our Family
Our Interests

Gazing up at the stars together on warm summer nights is amazing. Whenever we go on trips, we always make it a point to go outside after dark and look at the sky. The first time we did this together, we were still dating and Chaz saw her first shooting star. Right then, she knew she was going to marry John someday.
We like to watch good shows on TV, especially enjoy comedies. We are starting to take up golf as a family. Hanging out at home playing cards or board games is fun and its even better when family comes over. Spoons is a super fun game to play with large groups.

Our Faith

Our faith in God is strong. In fact, faith is what led us to this adoption journey.

We belong to a large church that has an awesome kids’ program. The Bible is a big part of lives. We know it, read it and live it out as best as we best we can. One of our favorite verses is Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation in Christ Jesus”.

Our Musical Interest

Chaz prefers happy music. Some favorite artists are Bob Marley, Norah Jones, Erika Badu, India Arie. Lately she’s been getting into bluegrass-inspired music like Mumford and Sons. We do a lot of dance parties in the kitchen to Pharrell William’s “Happy” or Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling”. Chaz also likes classical music and plays it in the house often.
John loves good music. He taught himself to play the guitar and he can listen to a song and figure out how to play it. His all-time favorite band is probably the Beatles. His whole family loves them. His go-to music ranges from Guru to Lynyrd Skynyrd. He just learned a Red-Hot Chili Pepper song, so he’s been playing that a lot lately. He loves so many kinds of music and if you get him started talking about it, he’ll go on forever! We both love Jack Johnson and Ben Harper.

About Our Home

We have remodeled most everything in our home and made it our own. This really gives us the feeling of home and comfort and peace every time we walk through its doors. There’s plenty of space for everyone and it never feels cluttered.
In our home, we treat each other with kindness and respect. Sometimes we mess up, but when we do we are quick to say, “I’m sorry”. We say grace before dinner and bedtime prayers together at night. We love one another and enjoy welcoming others to our home. Having big family gatherings in our home is tons of fun.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 2 years

Twins

Of Course!

Gender

Either

Sibling Group

Yes! With the oldest up to 6 years old

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. For us, adoption is all about love. We promise to love your child unconditionally and we will support you throughout the process and beyond. One of our favorite things in life is teaching our children how to navigate life successfully. It is our mission to equip our kids to lead their best lives, support them every step of the way, and to be there for them as they grow. We promise to provide your child with an amazing life of support, adventure, and family.

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