Hello! We believe adoption is an amazing gift and we feel thankful that you are considering us to parent your child. We have spent the last 15 years loving our role as aunt and uncle, all the while dreaming of the day we become parents for the first time. Our home is full of love and laughter and we cannot wait to share this beautiful life with a child.

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Michael Lisa
job description
Retired From U.S. Army Art & Design Student
Associate of Arts Degree Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Barbershop Singing
The Princess Bride
The Harry Potter Series
Personal Hero
My Dad
Personal Hero
My Mom
Vacation Spot
The Woods
Vacation Spot
The Caribbean
Dream Vacation
Dream Vacation
A Month in Ireland
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time
Majestic Views at the Grand Canyon

Our leisure time is spent in a variety of different ways. We like to travel or go camping whenever we get the chance. We both like movies so our date of choice usually involves sharing a bucket of buttery popcorn. There are always different musicians, concerts and plays on several local stages. We also like to show our support for family and have seen our nieces and nephews perform on baseball diamonds, basketball courts, soccer fields and in theaters. We are sure the entire family will delight in watching another child perform on their stage of choice!

Michael loves performing and has done so from a young age. He rehearses with the local barbershop chorus once a week, and competes with them in district and international vocal competitions. Lisa enjoys singing, usually only in the car or shower, and is slowly teaching herself to play the ukulele.

We are both makers and like to create things. Lisa grew up doing various crafts with her mom and sisters and they still get together for craft days where she pursues a variety of creative outlets such as sewing, quilting, and painting. Michael has been working with metal, wood and plastics and you will often find us at home working on our respective craft projects. We also like to have friends over for dinner, take walks down our street, play board games or just relax on the couch with Netflix and a book.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
More Thankful for Each Other Every Year

Michael About Lisa: Lisa is a beautiful person inside and out. I find her intelligence very attractive. She also has a shyness about her that is appealing. I respect that she is definitely an introvert and enjoys sitting down with a good book. I look forward to listening to her read with a child. I love that Lisa enjoys challenging the nieces and nephews with games. She is a master planner and likes to involve everyone in the fun. She has the ability to see the good in everyone. Lisa also enjoys crafting with children and can multi-task with great skill. Being a Mom will allow her skills to shine!

Lisa About Michael: Michael has a great sense of humor and I love that we are able to make each other laugh. He likes to meet new people and I admire his ability to carry on a conversation with almost anyone. He is laid back and helps me stay calm in new situations. I appreciate that he encourages me to try new things and expand my comfort zone. I love to watch him interact with children because he is very attentive and patient with them, even when they are getting in trouble. All of our nieces and nephews and our friends’ children love their Uncle Michael and I am excited to see him in the role of Daddy!

What it Means to Become Parents
Enjoying Every Moment Cruising With Our Nieces

It would mean so much to both of us to become parents. We love all of our nieces and nephews and our friends’ children. We love interacting with them; whether it be teaching them how to play a board game, sitting down to color, having tickle fights or eating dinner. We can’t wait to do these things with the child who joins our family.

We are both looking forward to those special moments like holding them for the first time, the first smile, first laugh and first word. We can’t wait to see what kind of personality they will have and watch it develop as they grow. Adding a child to our family will add a richness that cannot be achieved any other way. Everything will change. Simple routines like bedtime will mean so much more as we read bedtime stories and tuck them in tight. Lisa is especially looking forward to family meals and watching them experience new things. Michael is looking forward to being the kind of Dad our child can talk to about anything and share hobbies with.

We see being a parent as a gift, a very important gift with an incredible sense of responsibility. We can’t wait to love this child every day, talk to them about their dreams, and encourage them to pursue those dreams. To be a parent means being present for it all: the victories gained, the lessons learned and the adventures to come.

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