Welcome!

Welcome to Our Adoption Website and Blog!Chris and Jessica at a Family Wedding

We are Chris and Jessica, a married couple looking to adopt an infant domestically. Our home study was approved, and we are certified as prospective adoptive parents.

No two families are made with the same recipe, and we are excited ours will include adoption. We are looking forward to sharing our love with a child and his/her birth family. If you or someone you know are considering adoption for a child, we invite you to explore our profile and our website to learn more about us. Otherwise, we hope that you’ll tag along for our journey and help us share our desire to adopt.

Here’s a short video to introduce ourselves!

If you have any questions or want to chat about adoption, feel free to contact us directly at 361-236-7812 or recipe4family@gmail.com. Our adoption social worker, Alicia, is also available toll-free at 800-690-4206.

We look forward to hearing from you!

BW Chris and Jess Heart Signature

To the Beach We Go

We celebrated our anniversary last weekend by going to the beach! And, we took Continue reading

Month 24

Today marks 24 months as a waiting family. It also happens to be our Goddaughter’s 1st birthday. Happy Birthday, T! We are looking forward to celebrating her next weekend at her birthday party. Today, we are staying busy around the house which includes a glimpse at our new profile. Profiles are given to expectant parents who have chosen adoption for their child. Imagine choosing a family for your child based on a few pictures and a few pages of words! We are still waiting on Jessica’s background check, but after that, we should quickly be approved. 

Number 9

It’s been 9 years. Or 15. Depends on how you count. What are we talking about?!? Our Continue reading

Season of Celebrations

May seems to be turning into a big month. Anniversaries, birthdays, graduations…lot’s in store this month! Continue reading

April Recipes & Adoption Update

We only managed to get one recipe done last month.  We had hoped we would do more in a month, but with Continue reading

Month 23

One room in our home we are really proud of is the playroom. We have tons of toys, books, and games in it. Our cousins love to play dress up and read books when they sleepover. We’re looking forward to having a little one we can play with in here. We have faith that after 23 months of being a waiting family that we are closer to becoming parents. 

What does a home study update look like?

A home study update is sort of an abstract idea if you are not familiar with adoption and the home study process. So, our initial home study was 100% soup to nuts Continue reading