Hello! We are Austin and Crystal, thank you for considering adoption and for learning more about us. We have been praying for you since we decided to start this journey. We are so glad God has led us to adoption to grow our family, but we are not blind to your incredibly hard decision.
We met in 2010 at summer camp where we were both counselors. We immediately grew a strong friendship and by the end of the summer we began dating. In the fall of 2011 we got engaged and in August of 2012 we married at the same camp that brought us together. We have enjoyed almost 5 years getting to know each other better, adventuring and growing our love in marriage.
Austin works as the student ministries director for our church where he spends lots of time with middle and high school students. He has a Masters of Arts in religion and really enjoys studying and growing his knowledge. Austin cheers for Duke basketball and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He spends his free time reading, playing basketball, hiking, biking, or hanging out with Crystal.
Crystal works as a nanny and a swim coach. She is looking forward to being able to stay home with our growing family while continuing to coach swimming. Crystal has a Bachelors in education. She spends her free time lifting weights, hiking, biking, gardening, coloring, hanging out with Austin, and spending time with friends and family. She loves being around people.
We have a love filled home in a northeast Ohio suburb with a community that offers a lot to young families. Crystal’s family lives nearby while Austin’s family is in North Carolina.
We have seen so much good come from adoption and we are looking forward to sharing more with you.