In the yard with our adorable dog, Paulie

In the yard with our adorable dog, Paulie

Hello!  We’re Kris & Lesley-- thank you for looking at our profile! We have so much respect for you and the love and courage it takes to consider an adoption plan for your child.  We are excited to become parents and have the opportunity to raise a child to be an awesome adult!  We see great value in open adoption and to the extent that you are comfortable, welcome you as a member of our extended family.

We have been together for fifteen years and married for ten. Our connection and love for one another was immediate-- it felt like we had known each other since forever. Over the years we weaved our families and cultures together and created a home filled with laughter and love.

Kris is a librarian at a community college, and Lesley is the director of a public health leadership institute. We own a house in Madison that we share with an adorable, pumpkin-colored Labrador.  We live near lots of parks and nature trails, close to great schools and libraries. We love spending time at home: cooking together, hanging out on our three-season porch, playing board games and watching movies. Our home is ready and waiting for a child.

We are very close with our family-- we love having everyone at our home for the holidays, and frequently travel together. We always have fun exploring new places and look forward to sharing these adventures with a child. Kris’s mom lives in town, and Lesley’s parents recently moved to Madison-- all looking forward to being doting grandparents. Lesley also has a sister who lives in Atlanta, with her husband, and they can’t wait to be an aunt and uncle.

We are honored that you took the time to read our profile and would welcome the opportunity to get to know you.

Kris & Lesley’s Profile

hiking at our favorite state park in fall

hiking at our favorite state park in fall

taking a photo with our friends’ sweet baby

taking a photo with our friends’ sweet baby

night out at a fundraiser for lgbtq youth

night out at a fundraiser for lgbtq youth

celebrating lesley’s birthday with kris’ mom

celebrating lesley’s birthday with kris’ mom

pausing for a selfie on a date at the botanical gardens

pausing for a selfie on a date at the botanical gardens

spending time with lesley’s sister in atlanta

spending time with lesley’s sister in atlanta

dressed up for halloween with lesley’s parents and family friend, david

dressed up for halloween with lesley’s parents and family friend, david

paulie in the backyard, all smiles

paulie in the backyard, all smiles

in the kitchen together

in the kitchen together