Meet James & Crystal...
- About Us:
Hi! We are James and Crystal and we have known each other for 22+ years. We started dating in 7th grade and have basically been together since. Our relationship over the years has been an amazing journey evolving from a junior high crush, to best friends, to husband and wife.
- Qualities We See in Each Other
Crystal about James:
James is one of the most balanced people I know. He is silly, yet focused. He can be spontaneous, yet practical. He loves a good adventure, but is also structured and stable. James is genuine and kind and, without a doubt, the most generous person I know. I love our silly banter and, having known each other since middle school, we really “get” one another. He’s my rock during the tough times and the one who makes the good times great. He’s a natural caregiver and a compassionate person.
James about Crystal:
Crystal inspires me to stand up for what I believe in every single day. I have never met anyone with a stronger conviction in doing the right thing or someone who would fight harder to right a wrong than Crystal. Through the years, I have seen her in so many roles with kids, a toddler teacher, guidance counselor, tutor, aunt, and in every single one she holds their best interest at heart.
- Our Adoption Story
Adoption has always been in the plan for us; it was definitely more of a “when” than an “if”. After moving back home from living abroad, gaining stability in our careers, and purchasing a new home, we decided we were ready to start building our family. While having biological children has not worked out for us, it has only fast forwarded our plans to build our family through adoption.
- Special Activities We Look Forward to Doing with Our Child
We can’t wait to share holidays and traditions, introduce them to Santa, go apple picking, carve pumpkins and dress up for Halloween, bring them to amusement parks, snuggle up for movie night, build forts in the living room, and go to the park. Going to Disney World has been an annual tradition and we are excited to give our child the same experience. James grew up going to a Lake every Summer with his cousins who have continued the tradition with their kids (50+ people) and can’t wait to bring ours. Mostly, we are excited to teach them something new at every turn and give them opportunities to explore and grow.
- Our Home & Neighborhood
We recently purchased a sunlit condo in a family and pet friendly neighborhood of Boston where we live with our cat. Our neighborhood is full of families with young children, a waterfront playground across the street with several schools just a few minutes walk from our home. Our small community within the larger city often hosts family events for the holidays including parades and celebrations throughout the year. We are minutes from some of the best medical facilities and educational institutions in the country. We also have museums, an aquarium, an ice rink, and several sports fields within minutes from our home.
There’s lots more to learn about this family!
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