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Dear Birthmother,

We are Krista and Russell Bridges and are extremely grateful and delighted that you have chosen to review our profile. Before we begin to tell you all about us, we want to take a moment to express our appreciation and gratitude that you are considering adoption. We know that we cannot begin to understand what you're feeling or the weight of the decision you are making, but it is a testament to your strength of character and love. We admire your courage, and we thank you.

Our Story

We met in October 2011 while serving in the military and were married in December 2012. We immediately embraced our newly formed family with Emma (Russ’s daughter, Krista’s Step-daughter); who is extremely excited to be a big sister. We knew instantly that we wanted to grow our family. Growing our family is a dream for us and unfortunately we have not been able to have our own children together due to infertility. After many prayers, we knew we wanted to adopt. We were blessed in December 2016 when we were able to adopt our son Zade and we hope to expand our family through adoption again and giving Emma and Zade another little sibling.

Part of what makes our relationship so strong is the fact that our personalities really compliment one another. Russ is laid back, has a sense of humor and just goes with the flow. He has that silent strength where just being around him, you know you are protected. Krista is the planner, the organizer, and the person who gets everyone to try new things at least once. She loves the Ohio State Buckeyes and Russ loves the Chicago Bears. We are both determined, hard working, and goal oriented; which is balanced well with the importance of family, and making time to joke around, have fun, and try new adventures or create new traditions. We love keeping active, and watching football. There are so many things that we enjoy doing together. In the summer we enjoy riding bikes, hiking, working in the yard, and having cookouts with friends and family. In colder weather, we love to get together with friends for dinner, board game nights, movie nights, or just being with our kids. We also enjoy taking road trips and exploring new places either on our own or with friends or family. Each of us has our own hobbies that we are passionate about as well. Russ loves to cook, watch baseball and football, and build cars. Krista loves to read, photography, go on long walks with friends, and watch Hallmark movies. ☺ Russ is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and now works for a major tire company, in product development, and Krista is a Risk Business Analyst for a financial company, and just retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a Captain.

Our Family

We both come from loving families. Krista is the oldest sibling of her younger sister and younger brother, and Russ is the middle sibling: he has an older sister and a younger sister. Russ grew up in a small town in Illinois where most of his family still lives. Krista grew up in a small town here in Ohio, close to where we live now. Emma, Zade, and our dog Bella have started our immediate family and we have lots of extended family in Ohio, Illinois, and Oklahoma. The entire family cannot wait to welcome a new baby into our family.

Our Promise

God has a plan for all of us and we know that He has a perfect plan for you and the life of your baby. We are honored that He has prompted you to even consider us in your life’s plan. From the day that we met we have been dreaming of the family that we would one day build together. For us becoming Mommy and Daddy to your precious little one would be the most cherished gift that we have ever received. We promise that your child will grow up knowing of the selfless and loving gift that you gave them, and how it made our dreams of expanding our family come true.

In closing, we want to sincerely thank you for taking the time to consider us, and we hope for the best for you.

Very Respectfully,

Krista & Russell Bridges