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Chip & Rocki

We are honored and grateful that you are considering us as adoptive parents for your precious child. We are open to the level of openness you are comfortable with and, if you select us, we look forward to meeting you. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.

About Us

Personal Financial Counselor
Associate Director of Research and Evaluation
Master of Business Administration
Ph.D. in Communication Studies
Legally Married

Our Promise to You

Ready to Start a Bike Ride in D.C.

Chip is excited to be a dad – and he will do everything possible to provide amazing experiences for your child. He likes to say that he is already preparing his "dad-a-base" with dad jokes. Corny, right? When your child is old enough, he can't wait to share his love of Legos with them. He also looks forward to taking them on biking trips (he is already researching biking trailers for toddlers and balance bikes for when your child is old enough).

Rocki will no doubt be a loving mother. She has so many plans to teach and educate her kids, give them opportunities to broaden them and be successful. Chip can't imagine a better mother-to-be.

We have always encouraged each other to pursue her goals, and we will do the same for your child. If they want to be an astronaut, we will make sure that our next vacation includes a trip to NASA. If they want to be an artist, we will sign them up for art classes and take them to the art museum. No matter what your child wants to do in life, we will help them achieve their dreams.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

At a Wedding

Rocki About Chip: What drew me to Chip was his personality. He is hardworking, goal-oriented, yet also funny and easy to be around. He loves his family and is one of the most loyal friends you'll ever meet. As a Certified Financial PlannerTM, he is really good at keeping our finances in order, saving money for a rainy-day, and helping us plan for our retirement. He enjoys spending time running half-marathons, working on his bicycle, and traveling.

Chip About Rocki: Rocki has been successful at everything she puts her hand to. Building on her education, she has become an accomplished researcher, crunching statistics. Everywhere she has worked, her co-workers have loved her – not just as a professional, but a true genuine person and friend. Her work has taken us to lots of great and interesting places, including Michigan and the Washington DC area. We always say that we never know where the next adventure will take us. She enjoys crafting activities, riding her bike, and exploring where we live.

Our Adventures

Cruising in Bermuda

We can't wait to share our love for adventures with your child.

On the weekends we enjoy going on bike rides around Alexandria and into the city of Washington, D.C.

Each year we also love going on vacations, and when your child is old enough, we can't wait to have them help us plan where we go each year.

One of our favorite vacation spots is Hilton Head. Chip grew up going on vacation there every year. Chip enjoys early morning runs on the beach, while Rocki walks and looks for shells. In the evenings we always enjoy walking on the beach after dark.

We also enjoy going on cruises. Our favorite cruise has been going to Bermuda. We had fun exploring the island, swimming, and kayaking on the ocean. We love meeting new friends on the ship and look forward to dinners each night.

Some of our other memorable adventures have been to New York City, Niagara Falls, the Bahamas, Port Canaveral, and skiing in Pennsylvania.

We want to show your child the world - and we can't wait for the adventure to begin!


We Can't Wait to Become Parents!
We Can't Wait to Become Parents!
Kayaking in Bermuda
Kayaking in Bermuda
Skiing in Pennsylvania
Skiing in Pennsylvania
In Hilton Head
In Hilton Head
Rocki in New York City
Rocki in New York City
With a Starfish on Vacation
With a Starfish on Vacation
Our Wedding
Our Wedding
Date Night at Christmastime
Date Night at Christmastime
In D.C. With the Cherry Blossoms
In D.C. With the Cherry Blossoms
At the Zoo With the Lions
At the Zoo With the Lions
A Night Out
A Night Out
In New York City
In New York City
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We Can't Wait to Become Parents!
We Can't Wait to Become Parents!
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Kayaking in Bermuda
Kayaking in Bermuda
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Skiing in Pennsylvania
Skiing in Pennsylvania
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In Hilton Head
In Hilton Head
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Rocki in New York City
Rocki in New York City
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With a Starfish on Vacation
With a Starfish on Vacation
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Our Wedding
Our Wedding
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Date Night at Christmastime
Date Night at Christmastime
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In D.C. With the Cherry Blossoms
In D.C. With the Cherry Blossoms
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At the Zoo With the Lions
At the Zoo With the Lions
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A Night Out
A Night Out
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In New York City
In New York City

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Apartment

We live in a luxury apartment that is nestled in the city of Alexandria, Virginia. With two bedrooms, a dining room, living room, and large kitchen, we have plenty of space to add to our family. Our apartment building has a beautiful pool, an herb garden, and a club room. It also has concierge with controlled access.

Although we live in a city, within walking distance of our apartment, we have preschools, playgrounds, parks, walking trails, a splash pad, plus shopping and restaurants.

One of our favorite things about living in Alexandria is that we are just 10 miles away from Washington, D.C. A quick metro ride into the city gives us the opportunity to explore our nation's capital, from the national monuments to the Smithsonian museums. We can't wait to share the history and culture with your child.

When we moved to this area a few years ago, we decided to rent an apartment. As we learn more about the area, we are trying to decide where we want to buy a home. Once we bring our child home, we plan on beginning the process of purchasing our forever home.

Our Extended Families

Chip & His Mom Dancing Together

Your child will experience so much love and support from their future grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Our immediate families live in Ohio, but we have extended family from the west coast to the east coast.

Chip grew up as an only child but has a very large extended family. We see Chip's parents multiple times a year, and enjoy spending holidays together. When we visit Chip's parents we like going out to eat and sitting around the kitchen table playing cards. Chip's parents enjoy going to basketball and baseball games to cheer on some of the younger kids in our extended family.

With Rocki's Family

We also see Chip's extended family every year at a family reunion in Pennsylvania. The reunion always involves golf, eating lots of good food, and plenty of stories and jokes.

We enjoy spending time with Chip's cousins, Ryan, Shannon, and Shannon's husband, Jon. Jon and Shannon recently adopted a baby girl, and we are so excited for our children to grow up together.

Rocki's immediate family, who also live in Ohio can't wait to expand the family. Her family, which includes her parents, siblings, their partners, and nieces and nephews enjoy visits multiple times a year.

When we visit Rocki's family, we usually get together to have a meal. Sometimes we go out to dinner and sometimes we have a BBQ. We love getting together for Christmas and opening presents on Christmas Eve.

From Us to You

Dear Friend,

Thank you for taking the time to consider us as part of your adoption plan. We have so much respect for you and your journey, and we want to acknowledge your strength and selflessness. Please know that we will give your child a life full of love, support, and opportunities.

We have been married since 2011 and over the past 10+ years, we have been preparing to become parents. We have established a solid foundation for our marriage, where our love and respect for each other grows every single day. Also, since we got married, we have become established in our careers, Rocki finished her PhD, and Chip became a Certified Financial Planner. We have a happy marriage, satisfying careers, and financial stability. We are now ready to grow our family.

We live in the Washington, D.C. area, and we can't wait to explore the area with a child. We strongly believe that education is important - but we also believe that education can happen both formally in the classroom and informally by exploring the world. We live near museums, the zoo, and national monuments. We are so excited to teach your child about the world and share our experiences - and we can't wait to see what your child teaches us!

We have family and friends that have adopted, so your child will grow up in an environment where adoption is not just normal, but also celebrated. Your child will be a part of a family and network of support, love, and opportunity.

We promise you that we will love your baby unconditionally. We will provide a safe home for your child to grow up where they can be themselves. We want to give them every opportunity to achieve their hopes and dreams as they grow up. We will also share their birth story with them because we understand the importance of family and understanding their identity. We want them to know about you and we want you to be as much a part of their life as you would like to be. We hope to stay connected with you. We are open to emails, phone calls, exchanging pictures, and we are willing to travel to you, so that you can spend time with your child. If you have other children, or if you have more children in the future, we want your child to know his or her siblings.

We can't wait to share our life with your child - we look forward to baking cookies, going on bike rides, reading stories, traveling, family vacations and traditions, and so much more. Your child will have a good education, a supportive community of family and friends, and most importantly, so much love.

Thank you for taking the time to consider us as potential parents for you child. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about us. Please know that we recognize that this is not always an easy journey, but we are here to help provide as much love, grace, and respect towards this decision you are weighing.

Chip & Rocki


It's hard to pick just one. I love seeing all animals!
Clive Cussler and Ken Follett
Jodi Picoult
I'm not sure I have a favorite - I love reading all books!
Candy Bar
Twix, Milky Ways, 3 Musketeers... Really any candy bar
If I have to pick just one, it would be Caramello
Anything Disney
Childhood Memory
Summers at my grandma's house
Going on vacations with my family
Childhood Toy
Children's Book
Green Eggs and Ham, The Little Old Man Who Could Not Read, Let's Go Shopping
Cleveland, Ohio
Any city that is near a beach
Classic Movie
It's a Wonderful Life
Dirty Dancing
Day of Week
The weekend
Friday or Saturday
There is a lot of those - ice cream, cake, Oreos, milkshakes...
Disney Movie
Herbie the Love Bug
Cinderella, The Lion King, and Aladdin
Dream Car
Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer
Dream Job
Financial Planner
COO of a non-profit
Dream Vacation
Traveling anywhere I can ride my bike or run a half marathon
Family Activity
Eating dinner and talking
Riding bikes
Flower / Plant
Any vegetables you find in our garden - zucchini, green beans, cucumber
Petunias and marigolds
My mom's beef stew or chicken and dumplings
Form of Exercise
Biking and running
Biking or yoga
Running and biking
Holiday Song
Baby it's Cold Outside
I love all the Christmas music
Holiday Tradition
Seeing family
We celebrate 12 months of Christmas - and my husband and I exchange a Christmas gift on the first day of every month.
Ice Cream
Oreo ice cream
Junk Food
Any kind of junk food!
Leisure Activity
Reading and watching movies
Memory with a Child
Playing in the snow with my nephew
Meeting my nephew for the first time
Memory with Spouse
Meeting my wife
Cruise vacation to Bermuda
80's comedies
Movie Munchie
Ice cream
Movie Type
80's comedies
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Chicago and Hamilton
Musical Group
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Olympic Event
Pole Vault
Figure Skating
Personal Hero
My parents
My parents
Quality about my Spouse
She is smart
His humor and his ability to see the good in everyone
Be good, and if you can't be good, be careful
Whoever said winning isn't everything never won anything
The Riber
The Scioto Ribber
Philly cheese steak
Song of Solomon
Shopping Store
Bike shops or running stores
Does Amazon count?
Tennessee Waltz
Sport to Play
Twirling baton
Sport to Watch
Sports Star
Bernie Kosar
Sports Team
Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
Subject in School
History or Science
Thing to Cook
My grandmother's jelly
Chicken cordon bleau and Christmas cookies
Time of Day
Christmas traditions
Opening Christmas presents on Christmas eve
TV Show
Allo Allo
Grey's Anatomy, Mad Men
Type of Music
Classical and Big Band
Vacation Spot
Grandma's house and Hilton Head
Anyplace with a beach
Video Game
Mario Kart

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