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Krystal and Neil
Krystal and Neil

Krystal and Neil
Oregon

Basic Info

Krystal

Age: 42
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: Christian

Neil

Age: 43
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: Christian

Child Preferences

Age: Infant to 4 years old
Sex: Either
Max Number of Children: 2
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian, African American, Asian, Native American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Mixed, Bi-Racial, Unknown


Special Needs the Family is Open To: Any Child (Open to Discussion), Animal Allergies, Asthma, Drug Allergies, Environmental Allergies, Food Allergies, Defiant, Difficulty Making Friends, Lying, Manipulative, Poor Social Skills, Tantrums-Severe, Wets the Bed, Drug Addicted at Birth, Failure to Thrive, Low Birth Weight or Premature, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Non-Ambulatory, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Delays - Mild, Hoarding, Overeating, Academically behind due to poor attendance, Has Behavior Problems in School, Mild Learning Disabilities, One/Both Parents Diagnosed with Depression, One/Both Parents Have Alcohol Addiction, One/Both Parents Have Drug Addiction, Exposed to Domestic Violence, One/Both Parents Have Had a Mental Diagnosis, Child has had a disrupted adoption, Multiple Placements, Parents Willing to Seek Guardianship, ADHD, Missing Limbs: May Require Prosthesis, Willing to Maintain Contact via Mail with Bio Family, Willing to Maintain Contact with Past Foster Parents, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Grandparents & Other Relatives, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Siblings

Environment

State: Oregon
Neighborhood: Suburban
Residency:
Years Together: 15
Children in the Home: 4
Pet(s): Dog(s), fish

Work

Krystal

Occupation: Homemaker

Neil

Occupation: Chimney sweep, roofer

Adoption Agency

Agency: A Family For Every Child
Worker: Megan Anderson
Worker: megan@afamilyforeverychild.org
City: Eugene
State: Oregon
Zip: 97402

Family Description

We are a loving, committed, and spontaneous family of six! We are excited to add more children to our home. Our four biological children have greatly blessed our lives and we look forward to extending our love to another child/children. On any given day rain or shine you will find us outside. Outdoor play is important to our well being and the fresh air always brings a smile. Our home is busy, but also stable, and structured. Routine helps us enjoy each other and be productive. Not only do we have our 4 kids, but most days we have at least 2 if not 6 neighborhood kids that become family for several hours a day. We live a active lifestyle and enjoy helping out in our community, and loving our neighbors.

Preference Description

We are looking to adopt a child or sibling group between the ages of 0 and 4 years old, of any ethnic background. We are willing to accept minor or medically correctable conditions.

The Box Family Profile

We would like to adopt a child or sibling group who is between 0 to 4 years old. We are looking for a child or sibling group of up to 2 kids of any gender or ethnic background. We are willing to accept minor or medically correctable conditions/disabilities.

Introduction

Our names are Neil and Krystal. We live in Springfield, Oregon with our 4 kids; Dominic, Isabelle, Hannah, and Levi. They are 13, 11, 8 and 6 years old. Oh! And a mini Aussie-doddle named Avenger! I am a stay-at-home parent and have homeschooled our children for 8 years. Neil owns a chimney and roofing business. When our school day is done we enjoy being outside riding bikes, playing in the leaves or staying inside by the cozy fire. We have dinner together as a family every night and chat about our day. If the weather permits we go fishing, play at the river, swim in our pool, jump on the trampoline, or play with neighborhood friends. Some of our favorite traditions are going to Loon lake during the summer. There we catch fish, snakes, and bull frogs. We also ride a jet ski, build forts, and play on the beach all day. We also enjoy traveling to the Bend and the coast. Other traditions we host are family gatherings during Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the Fourth of July.

Home and Community

We live in a suburban neighborhood close to the river, with bike trails and parks. Our kids are involved in soccer, violin, mountain biking, and church activities. But most of the time you will find us outside where our kids spend time playing with neighborhood friends.

Parenting Experience

I am honored to be the mom of my kids. I see everyday as a gift and a challgene. Its a challgene for me to help my kids build relationships with each other and others. I am in ongoing training as a teacher and a mother, I do this through books, conferences, mentorship, and podcasts. Experience has been my greatest teacher. I have grown a lot as a parent because nothing can substitute for the day in and day out of parenting and the joy and challenges it brings. In the past I have been a teacher at our homeschool community and currently I work with the kids at my church. Neil also works with the kids at our church and ran a local high school training camp during the summer for athletes for four years. Neil also has a youth pastor degree and did internships with middle and high school youth groups. We have educated ourselves in trauma informed parenting classes,TBRI, and prenatal exposure.

Support

We have a large group of support around us. We both have extended family who live nearby, and also a great church community, homeschool community, and neighborhood. Within these communities we have several families who have experience with foster care and adoption. Our community of friends and family are excited to be apart of our adoption journey.

Motivation to Adopt

Although we could have had more biological kids we chose to further grow our family through adoption. Neil was adopted as a young child and had a good experience from it. We have seen beautiful stories of love and sacrifice with other family members who have adopted. It is something we feel God put on our hearts to do. We see children as a blessing, and feel we have more room in our home and hearts to give love to another child. Our kids are the most excited when we talk about adopting a young child, one they can help take care of and teach.