Ready to hang out with friends at a summer BBQ
John and Chris adopt daughter Sara
At the Chinese New Year parade with nieces Lexi and Taylor
John and Chris daughter Sara laughing
Uncle John gives Taylor a swimming lesson
Chris and daughter Sara enjoy time together
Chris hiking at Sequoia National Park
Uncle Chris and Lexi, playing around on a Sunday afternoon
John and cousin Ella dyeing Easter eggs
2011 Memorial Day with Aunt Virginia and Uncle Greg!
Our cat Lucky takes a break
Hi! We are Chris and John from Atlanta, Georgia. We respect your courage as you consider adoption for your child. Sara was born December 26, 2010! We are excited to welcome a second child into our family now through open adoption and are looking forward to building a relationship with you to the degree that you are comfortable. We would love to talk to you as you consider an adoption plan for your baby. We hope you are interested in learning more about us and we welcome the opportunity to talk with you. Please don't hesitate to email us or call our adoption consultant, Tammy Davis, toll free at 1-800-466-1091 Tammy is available 24/7 to answer questions you may have or arrange for us to speak directly with each other.
We have chosen open adoption because we value honesty and want our child to know his or her birth story. We know that you are considering open adoption out of love and we want you to know that you will always be special to us and our child. Thank you for reading our letter.
With the utmost respect,
~ John Barbee and Chris de Wolff
Chris, John and daughter, Sara
We met online in 2003 and hit it off immediately. We began spending a lot of time together and we celebrated our love with a commitment ceremony with our family and friends in 2007. As best friends, we share everything.. Each day is new and exciting. We are both amazed by Sara's development. She has been growing and changing really quickly and it has been a lot of fun to watch!
Daddy John and Sara exploring at the lake
I knew when I met John that I had met someone special. I love being around him because he is so positive and supportive. He is spontaneous and is great at making people laugh. People are drawn to him and his sense of humor. John is a devoted dad to our little girl. They explore nature together and often go to the park down the street. He is an awesome parent and has been great with his two nieces, Lexi and Taylor, and nephew, Clint.
Papa Chris and Sara enjoy her first boat ride
From our first date, I felt comfortable with Chris. He is very caring, warm, and loves to have a good time. Our relationship grows stronger each year we are together. He has a deep loving capacity, knows how to have a great time and is such a great dad to Sara! He is great with Sara as he reads to her before bedtime. Chris is both responsible and fun-loving and always has a good balance of work and play.
Our town is the perfect place to raise our children. We live on a quiet and friendly street in the family-oriented city of Decatur, Georgia. It has a small-town feel and provides award-winning schools and a diverse population. The kids in our community grow up respecting all walks of life and are exposed to the arts.
Decatur is a fun place to live. There is a community garden and there are many year-round activities, such as Jazz Nights, the Barbecue & Blues Festival and the Oakhurst Art and Music Festival. Our street has a large playground and pool where we can hear children splashing around and playing every afternoon. We look forward to hearing our children laughing as they play tag with their friends and eat hamburgers and hot dogs at the neighborhood 4th of July party.
Celebrating Grandpa G's 70th birthday in Vail
John and Chris with Friends
We have great relationships with our families and they are excited about our growing family! Since we both have family nearby, we are looking forward to taking them with us on trips with our children to see the dolphins and beluga whales at the Georgia Aquarium or to share Thanksgiving dinner. We also look forward to family trips to Grandpa G's beach house in Florida where he can't wait to teach his grandchildren how to build sand castles. Grandma Nina lives on a farm in the country and is excited to teach our children about horses. Her farm is a great place to learn all about animals!
Cousins Lexi and Taylor can't wait to play kickball with their cousins when they come over for Sunday afternoon barbeques. We are lucky to have great neighbors who are also our friends. We share an organic garden between our homes so there will be many opportunities for our children to learn about growing food such as squash or tomatoes.
Uncle Chris gets ready to help our friends Katie and Graham down the slide
Chris is a corporate real estate manager, and John owns a home-based real estate company. John has a flexible schedule and is looking forward to teaching both children how to ride a bike and attending school meetings.
Chris enjoys playing water polo and likes all types of sports and music. He can't wait to take our children to their first music concert. John stays active and enjoys jogging around the neighborhood. We both like to ski and can't wait to hear our children's laughter as we ski down a bunny slope while visiting Colorado. We also like eating organic and fresh foods and are getting better at buying our food from local farmers.
We love Camping and we can't wait to hop in the car with our children and head up to the north Georgia mountains for a family trip. We are world travelers but also think there is a lot to see in the USA. We've been to many National Parks and look forward to going back again with our children.