Chris and Melissa will be married six years in November. They live in the vacationland of the north with their
labradoodle, Wrigley. Chris and Melissa enjoy going out to eat, camping, spending time with Wrigley, their family, friends, and being on a bowling league together.
Chris attended a few years of post-education at UW-Marinette and UW-Oshkosh to earn credits towards his teaching
degree in Physical Education before pursuing another direction for his life. He works as a Shipfitter for a local shipbuilding company. Melissa earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education-Social Studies from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. She's a Kindergarten Teacher in their hometown.
Chris and Melissa have unexplained infertility, and they have had the experience of carrying their little miracle for
exactly nine weeks before they had to sadly say goodbye. After struggling with years of infertility and different approaches to expanding their family, Chris and Melissa's hearts have been led to adoption. Family is very important to both Chris and Melissa, and they want to give their child a wonderful life filled with amazing experiences. They have family and friends that have adopted through Catholic Charities. Open adoption is a beautiful and memorable experience, and they are excited to welcome you and your little miracle into their family.
Chris enjoys baseball and the Chicago Cubs, football and the Green Bay Packers, being the assistant baseball coach of their hometown's high school varsity baseball team, hunting, golfing, and being part of two bowling leagues. Melissa enjoys teaching, supporting her family and friend's small businesses, benefits, and fundraisers, and making fun memories with her family and friends. They often go shopping, camping, to craft shows, fairs, and on road trips together. She also enjoys being part of a bowling league with Chris, her brother-in-law, and her sister-in-law. Even though Chris and Melissa knew each other in school, they consider bowling as the activity that brought them together.