Hi, we are Chuck and Celina! Thank you for choosing to hear our story and learn more about us and how we could be prospective parents.
We grew up just five minutes from one another and did not meet until later in life through Chuck’s brother. As you can imagine, we knew some of the same people and crossed paths a few times over the following years. We started talking on the phone and learned that we had so many things in common, even our grandparents were friends and would go dancing together!
Soon after we began talking, we started sharing some of our biggest dreams: we both love to travel, go camping, hike, ride our bikes, and cook meals that we grew up eating in New Orleans but most of all we wanted to marry and have children. We dated for over two years until we became engaged and married in the fall of 2009.
Shortly after, we were blessed with a son, then two years later he was blessed with a little brother. We have always dreamed of having three children, but we were advised by our doctor that we would not be able to conceive again. We spent the next year praying and God continued to put the desire for a third blessing on our hearts. We have so much love to give and are so excited to welcome a third child into our family through adoption.
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