close menu

contact us


« Prev FamilySearch Families» Next Family

Thank you for viewing our profile

If you would like to learn more about us, please call 1-800-ADOPTION (2367846), fill out the form at the bottom of our on-line profile page, or email us at

To revisit our on-line profile page and view our profile video at American Adoptions, simply use your mobile phone to scan the QR code on the right. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Mike & Rian

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are a fun-loving couple with so much love, adventure, and family to share. We look forward to adding a child to our lives and are confident that adoption is the right path for us. We know that you have an important decision ahead of you and we want to thank you for considering us as potential adoptive parents to your child.

About Us

US Air Force Musician
College Professor
Master's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education
Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology
Legally Married

Our Lifestyle

Rock Climbing & Eating Baguettes With Friends in France

We met about 15 years ago through mutual friends at our local rock climbing gym. We had both been introduced to the sport about a year prior and connected immediately over this shared interest. The friends we've made and the adventures we've shared from being part of the outdoor community have become a big part of our lifestyle. We typically spend several evenings a week at the gym, either climbing together or with friends. Afterward, we like to unwind at home, watching our favorite TV shows and relaxing with our dogs.

A few weekends each year we travel to locations within a weekend driving distance with great outdoor activities. Once a year, we take a 2-week long trip to somewhere in the world with camping, rock climbing, trail running, and beautiful scenery being the main factors in our decision of where to go. Our travels have introduced us to places, people, and cultures that have shaped a lot of our outlook on life and how we wish to be as parents. We want to be wholeheartedly involved in a child's life and not just cheering on the sidelines (although we'll do that too). We have seen our friends introduce their children to the community of local active outdoor families, and we wish the same for our family.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Sunrise in Acadia, Maine

Rian About Mike: Mike is patient, selfless, dedicated, and fiercely loyal to his family and friends. He is one of those people who kids and animals are instantly drawn to. When I see him interact with children, I immediately get a glimpse into what our lives as parents will look like one day. Mike has a calm energy, and I can talk to him about anything without judgment. He has an incredible sense of humor and an ability to incorporate fun into simple daily tasks. I joke to my family and friends that I live with a cartoon. One morning I woke up and he had placed googly eyes on all the food in the fridge. He is an amazing husband and I know without a doubt that he will be an outstanding parent.

Mike About Rian: As we go through our adoption journey, I'm constantly reminded of the wonderful qualities in Rian that will make her an amazing mom. She's incredibly caring, always putting family and friends at the heart of everything she does. Her dedication is unwavering, and she approaches every task, whether at work or at home, with a remarkable blend of determination and heart. Rian's also my favorite person to explore life's adventures with. She brings joy and enthusiasm to every experience, and I'm excited to see her share this love of life with our future child. In her, I see not only a loving wife but also a nurturing and inspiring parent.

Cultural Diversity

Mike is mixed race (Asian and Caucasian) and Rian is Caucasian. While we were both raised in primarily White areas, our life experiences have led us to place a high value on cultural diversity. We live in a city that celebrates diversity and was designed to emphasize accessibility to community resources. Mike's career in the US Air Force Band has given him the unique opportunity to connect with people across the country from all walks of life. This wide range of experiences has not only broadened his perspective but also influenced his views on community engagement and social responsibility. As a member of his squadron's Culture Working Group, he helps find ways for the band to reach underrepresented groups and communities. Rian is a professor at a majority-minority university in Baltimore County. She has had the opportunity to mentor students from a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and has been part of several programs designed to promote science education for underrepresented populations. These programs and the students she worked with have helped to educate her on the richness that diversity brings to education and life. We both recognize the importance of raising a child to embrace diversity and supporting the cultural heritage that an adopted child came from.


Mike Performing in Arlington National Cemetary
Mike Performing in Arlington National Cemetary
Underwater Selfie
Underwater Selfie
We Love Taking Our Nieces & Nephews to the Climbing Gym
We Love Taking Our Nieces & Nephews to the Climbing Gym
Rian Trail Running in Maryland
Rian Trail Running in Maryland
Tubing on Our Local River
Tubing on Our Local River
Playing Chess With Our Nephew
Playing Chess With Our Nephew
Glacier Hiking
Glacier Hiking
Hiking on the Appalachian Trail Near Our Home
Hiking on the Appalachian Trail Near Our Home
Enjoying a Live Concert
Enjoying a Live Concert
Rock Climbing in Switzerland
Rock Climbing in Switzerland
Fun With Our Nieces
Fun With Our Nieces
At the Beach With Gypsy
At the Beach With Gypsy
1 / 12
Mike Performing in Arlington National Cemetary
Mike Performing in Arlington National Cemetary
2 / 12
Underwater Selfie
Underwater Selfie
3 / 12
We Love Taking Our Nieces & Nephews to the Climbing Gym
We Love Taking Our Nieces & Nephews to the Climbing Gym
4 / 12
Rian Trail Running in Maryland
Rian Trail Running in Maryland
5 / 12
Tubing on Our Local River
Tubing on Our Local River
6 / 12
Playing Chess With Our Nephew
Playing Chess With Our Nephew
7 / 12
Glacier Hiking
Glacier Hiking
8 / 12
Hiking on the Appalachian Trail Near Our Home
Hiking on the Appalachian Trail Near Our Home
9 / 12
Enjoying a Live Concert
Enjoying a Live Concert
10 / 12
Rock Climbing in Switzerland
Rock Climbing in Switzerland
11 / 12
Fun With Our Nieces
Fun With Our Nieces
12 / 12
At the Beach With Gypsy
At the Beach With Gypsy

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We live in Maryland between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore in a 4-bedroom single family home. The family room and kitchen in our home are connected and we love that because it allows us to hang out with friends while cooking dinner. That's by far the most used room in the house! We also have a large backyard with a 6-ft privacy fence where our two dogs like to run around and play.

Our city is regularly voted as one of the top places to live in the country based on the walkable community design, closeness to major cities, accessibility to parks and recreation, and diversity. There are paved paths for jogging, walking, and biking, several community pools, and parks about every half mile. Each summer there are free concerts, outdoor movie nights by the lake, a free splash park downtown, and a number of family-friendly events. We live on a cul-de-sac that has other families with young children. We also have friends in the neighborhood and at our local rock climbing gym with children who would grow up with this child. Our neighborhood and community make it really easy to envision a classic childhood for any child we would be fortunate to have in our lives.

Our Extended Families

New Jersey Family

We are very close to our extended family and they're excited to help us welcome a new child to the family. Rian comes from a large family and is one of five girls. Her family is fun-loving and family parties are always filled with laughter and joy. We also have 9 nieces and nephews and we're fortunate to be an active part of their lives, watching them grow, learn, and celebrating their milestones with them. Being only a few hours away, we often spend holidays and long weekends visiting them in New Jersey and can usually be found hanging out at the beach where Rian grew up.

Mike's Family

Mike's mom, younger brother, and niece and nephew live in Ohio. We get to visit them a couple times a year and cherish those moments we get to see them. We love spending time with the kids and taking them on adventures like exploring local parks and going to the rock climbing gym, or simply having a relaxing movie night with the grandparents.

Our family ties extend beyond these visits. We regularly keep in touch through video calls and sharing photos, ensuring that we're a part of each other's daily lives despite the distance. This constant connection helps us stay updated on the little things, from new hobbies to school achievements, making our in-person gatherings even more meaningful.

From Us to You

We want to thank you for looking at our profile. We understand that you have an extremely difficult decision ahead of you. We are grateful to be considered as you are determining the best path for your future and the future of your child. There is probably nothing that can be said to reassure you fully at this point. Even so, we want you to know that we are committed to providing the best life that we can for any child we are fortunate enough to raise.

We started talking about having a family a few years ago. After some time, we were told that we would have difficulty having a biological child. Adoption has always been something we have considered and so we decided to pursue this over fertility treatments. We have so much love, adventure, and silliness to share and adoption feels like a natural choice for us.

We have been married for over 12 years. Our relationship has been built on shared values of family, adventure, empathy, and support for one another's ambitions. When we met, we immediately connected over our love of outdoor sports and traveling. Over the years, we've continued to share these interests, but we also find adventure in the day-to-day activities that have come with marriage and building a life together. We've established an amazing network of friends, have experienced the support of one another's families, raised 3 dogs together, and have created a beautiful life together that we can't wait to share. We envision life with a child spent expanding these experiences and growing our memories as a family. We have dreams of introducing a child to the sport of rock climbing (how we met), spending days at the local gym climbing as a family, and camping together at our favorite outdoor locations. We imagine summer weekends spent with family at the beach where Rian grew up, teaching a child how to swim in the ocean and celebrating when they are brave enough to jump off the diving board at the pool. When we imagine our future family, we think about big things like holidays with extended family but also find joy in envisioning regular weekdays eating dinner together and hearing about how school was, or learning about what sports or hobbies a child will introduce us to. We will do everything in our power to provide opportunity, fun, and adventure to a child who becomes part of our family.

We want you to know that you will always be a part of your child's story and a steady figure in your child's life. If given the opportunity to parent, we will make sure that this child grows up knowing their background through open communication, updates, letters, and pictures. We are drawn to adoption as a way of expanding our family and that includes you. We understand the decision you have ahead of you is emotional and incredibly difficult. We only hope that we can put some of your fears to rest by assuring these things to you.


Mike & Rian


Morgan Freeman
Robin Williams
Charlize Theron
Julia Roberts
Brandon Sanderson
Kristin Hannah
Dune series
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Candy Bar
Anything chocolate!
Bob's Burgers
Disney cartoons
Childhood Memory
Summers roaming the neighborhood with my brother
Sailing trips with my dad
Childhood Toy
Heart to Heart Bear
Children's Book
Listen to my trumpet - Elephant and Piggie
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Squamish, BC
Spring Lake, NJ
Day of Week
Ice Cream
Ice cream
Disney Movie
The Incredibles
The Fox and the Hound
Dream Car
Camper van for climbing trips
An old Ford Bronco
Dream Job
My job :)
Dream Vacation
Climbing in Spain
Visiting all the best rock climbing and trail running locations
Family Activity
Big meals
Body surfing and big family dinners
Flower / Plant
Cherry Blossom
Chicken Parm
Form of Exercise
Rock Climbing
Trail/mountain Running
DIY house projects
Holiday Song
All I want for Christmas is you
Mariah's All I want for Christmas is You
Holiday Tradition
Christmas Eve at Rian's Uncle's house
Making Apple Santas with family
Ice Cream
Ben and Jerry's The Tonight Dough
Ben and Jerry's Phish Food
Junk Food
Peanutbutter Pretzels
Lime Tostitos
Leisure Activity
Cooking for friends
Reading or watching terrible reality TV
Memory with a Child
Digging up sandcrabs on the beach with my newphews
All times spent with our twin nephews
Memory with Spouse
Trips to Squamish, BC.
Poorly planned trips turning into great adventures
Avengers movies
The Princess Bride
Movie Munchie
Popcorn and something chocolate
Chocolate/sweet mixes
Movie Type
Action and Comedy
Les Miserables
Musical Group
Snarky Puppy
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Nursery Rhyme
There Once Was a Puffin
Olympic Event
Track and Field
Track and Field
Personal Hero
Mike Libecki
My parents
Dr. Seuss
Quality about my Spouse
Her sense of adventure
His ability to always make me laugh
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.
"You're the strangest person I've ever met, he said. And I said, you too. And we decided we'd know each other for a long time"- Story People
Grilled cheese with pepperoni
Porkroll and cheese
Shopping Store
Landed by Ben Folds
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Sport to Play
Rock Climbing
Running and Rock Climbing
Sport to Watch
Rock Climbing
Any sport my nephews are playing
Sports Star
Mark Messier
Usain Bolt
Sports Team
Cleveland Browns
Subject in School
Biology and Art
Dr. Strange
Thing to Cook
Chicken Parm
Apple pie
Time of Day
Early morning
Early morning
Watching my students walk across the stage at graduation!
TV Show
30 Rock
The Office
TV Show Character
Tracey Jordan
David Rose
Type of Music
Classic Rock and Hip Hop
Vacation Spot
Squamish, BC
Squamish, British Columbia
Video Game

Get in Touch

Provide more information, so American Adoptions can connect you with this family.

Preferred method of contact:

Contact Information


*Once you have filled out this form, an American Adoptions specialist will help you get in touch with this family. You can also call 1-800-ADOPTION (236-7846) to speak with an adoption specialist immediately.