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Mike & Leanne

We are thrilled for the opportunity to provide you with a glimpse into our lives and are thankful you are taking time to get to know us. We admire the strength and courage it must take to make this difficult decision. Please have faith that if chosen, we will provide a safe home full of love and laughter for your child.

About Us

Mike
Leanne
Job
Wellness Program Manager
Physical Therapist
Education
Master's Degree in Kinesiology
Master's Degree in Physical therapy
Children
Luke
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Adoption Story

Ready to Grow Our Family

Three years ago we decided to embark on a life-changing journey to grow our family through adoption. A year and half ago, one phone call changed our lives for the better. We met Luke’s birth mom the day before he was born and began a relationship with the woman who would forever hold a special place in our hearts. We spent time talking and getting to know each other, including hopes and dreams for this little guy. As we sat waiting to hear the lullaby over the hospital loudspeaker indicating a baby, our baby, was born, we prayed, hoped, dreamed about our new family. When the nurse brought him in, our hearts were immediately filled with joy! We have been in love with him ever since.

We still communicate with Luke’s birth mother through updates and pictures to let her know what a happy, healthy and loving boy he is. We admire Luke’s birth mother for the courageous decision she made and know it was with great love that she made that choice. We will be forever grateful for her role in bringing us our son and making us so happy.

We are excited about adopting again. We hope that our children will share a special bond because of their shared adoption experience. Siblings are a blessing to us and we pray our children will also be abundantly blessed by having one another.

Our Leisure Time

Testing the Water

We enjoy spending time at the beach, biking all over the island, visiting the local farmers market, taking part in festivals in our town (there’s at least 2-3 a month), spending time with friends and family, attending church and volunteering our time in our community. One of our son’s first words was ‘outside’ and boy, have we spent some time outside! Fortunately, there are a multitude of outdoor activities available to choose from!

Boating with Family

On the days we choose indoor activities, we are content with reading a good book, playing games of all varieties, having dance parties and just goofing off. Leanne enjoys cooking while Mike enjoys eating what she has prepared.

We moved in to our current home about 5 years ago and have enjoyed working inside and out to make it our paradise and our perfect family home. And while Mike takes pleasure in working in the yard, Leanne enjoys relaxing in the peaceful oasis he’s created. Luke is content to be with Mom and Dad, trying to ‘help’ in any way he can.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Peaceful Sunrise Walks

Leanne loves that Mike can make her laugh at any time. He never meets a stranger and shows compassion like no other. He is humble and always puts others before himself. Mike admires that Leanne is so caring, unselfish and thoughtful. The needs of others always come first, and she gives of herself completely. Her sense of humor can make any situation better, and her smile and laughter light up the room. These qualities have never been more pronounced than when we became parents. Whether it’s in raising our child or watching him develop his own personality, we are more confident daily that God put us together for a greater purpose. While we have similarities, we believe what makes us a strong couple is our differences. While Mike is more spontaneous and easy going, Leanne likes to plan ahead and be organized. Both qualities combine to make us a well-rounded couple as well as parents.

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We Really Enjoy Being Near the Beach
We Really Enjoy Being Near the Beach
Story Time - Our Favorite Time!
Story Time - Our Favorite Time!
Goofing Off
Goofing Off
Go Team!
Go Team!
We Love to Read
We Love to Read
Ice Skating with Our Niece
Ice Skating with Our Niece
Enjoying Each Other
Enjoying Each Other
Smooches
Smooches
Hiking Trips with Friends
Hiking Trips with Friends
Cruising Down the Street
Cruising Down the Street
Date Night
Date Night
1-2-3 Swing!
1-2-3 Swing!
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Go Team!
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We Love to Read
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Ice Skating with Our Niece
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Enjoying Each Other
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Smooches
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Hiking Trips with Friends
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Cruising Down the Street
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Date Night
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1-2-3 Swing!

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in an idyllic small beach town in Florida. Our house is situated on a large lot in a great and safe neighborhood surrounded by mature oak trees, azaleas and camellias. It has 4 bedrooms and plenty of space to play both inside and out. We enjoy sitting outside on one of our three shaded decks or at our family size picnic table enjoying the beautiful sunshine.

We are within walking distance to the beach, numerous parks, a recreational center that includes a swimming pool and kids play area, and a quaint historic downtown area with multiple shops, restaurants and a marina. Often times, we walk or bike to the beach or downtown area for one of the many festivals and events that are offered year round. We are also within minutes of local A-rated schools, shopping and the area hospital.

Our town is filled with numerous young families, many of them we call friends. We are active in our local church just minutes away and often participate in activities for children and adults alike. The sense of community is noticed everywhere from the grocery to the gas station and everywhere in between. And everyone is so friendly; you rarely encounter someone without a smile.

Our Extended Families

Leanne's Family

Family has always been important to us. Leanne grew up in a small, but close-knit family who remain an active part of our lives. We are fortunate to have Leanne’s parents nearby and they can’t wait to babysit. Mike, on the other hand, experienced the joy of growing up in a larger family, who we enjoy visiting all over the country throughout the year.

Cousin Time!

You can rest assured your child will be immediately welcomed into the family with open arms, complete with two sets of grandparents, multiple aunts, uncles and cousins who are already anxious to meet the little one. We have a great cast of characters within our family as well, from the sports minded to the artistic, from the loud to the quiet, and from the serious to the hilarious. One thing we all have in common is our love for and support of each other and each of our differences.

From Us to You

Hi! We are Mike and Leanne and we are grateful for you taking time to read a little about us and hear our story. We hope this gives you a small glimpse into our lives and answers some questions you may have about us. While we can’t begin to imagine what you must be thinking and feeling right now, we do know that you will ultimately make the right decision, and we fully support that decision. We hope you are able to find peace and solace during this challenging time. And if you do choose to pursue the path of adoption, we hope and pray part of that decision includes considering us to raise your child.

We have been happily married for 11 years now and have known each other for 14. God has blessed us in many ways and we are truly grateful. One of those blessings arrived through adoption almost 2 years ago. After struggling with infertility for 6 years, we went on an adoption journey, which led us to our son, Luke. We were confident God had designed us to be parents and were overjoyed upon receiving the call. Both being raised in loving families who instilled great qualities in us, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to extend those qualities on our Luke. It has been amazing to watch Luke grow each day, physically, intellectually and emotionally. But we’ve also seen ourselves grow. We’ve grown through patience, humility, self control and abundant love. He has made an enormous impact on our lives. Our positive adoption experience has led us to consider growing our family through adoption again.

Please know, that if you choose us, we promise to love this child wholeheartedly, provide for them unselfishly, guide them in life’s hard decisions, celebrate their accomplishments, teach them about God’s love and grace and provide opportunity for them to discover all the joy life has to offer. They will not know a day without immense love surrounding them. Ultimately, our promise is to provide a secure home full of laughter, love, respect and compassion. We are fully committed to welcoming your child with open arms.

We appreciate that you have taken the time to read our profile and are thankful for the chance to be considered. We have the utmost respect for you and your courage for considering adoption for your child. If you choose adoption, please know that your child will know about the sacrifice you made. We intend to be very open with discussing our path to adoption and plan to share letters, pictures and stories with you. In addition, your child will know their birth story from the beginning and always know of your selfless courage and love for them which enabled you to give your child the best life possible. We have complete faith that you will make the right decision for you and for the baby. And we pray that whatever your decision, you may find comfort and peace. We cannot wait to hear from and about you.

With respect and admiration,

Mike & Leanne

Favorites

Mike
Leanne
Actor
Clint Eastwood
Tom Hanks
Actress
Amy Adams
Reese Witherspoon
Animal
Dogs
Elephant
Author
Laura Hillenbrand
Liane Moriarty
Book
Unbroken
The Hiding Place
Candy Bar
Three Musketeers
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Cartoon
Looney Tunes
Doc McStuffins
Childhood Memory
Summer trips to the lake with my family
Putting on plays with dances with my sister
Childhood Toy
Basketball
Bike
Children's Book
Dr Suess
The Little Engine That Could
City
Asheville
Asheville, NC
Classic Movie
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Sound of Music
Color
Green
Blue
Day of Week
Sunday
Friday
Dessert
Chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream
Warm chocolate chip cookies
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Cinderella
Dream Job
Professional Golfer
Author
Dream Vacation
Golf tour of Ireland
European vacation to all historical sites
Family Activity
Beach Day
Picnics on the Beach
Flower / Plant
Camellias
Peonies/hydrangeas
Food
Pizza
My Mom's Chicken Tetrazzini
Form of Exercise
Running
Walking on the beach
Fruit
Berries
Grapes/plums
Game
Catchphrase
Scrabble
Hobby
Reading/Gardening
Cooking
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Silent Night
Silent Night
Holiday Tradition
Saying what we are thankful for at Thanksgiving
Opening gifts Christmas morning with family and a big breakfast, all around a fire
Ice Cream
Rainbow sherbet
Mint chocolate chip
Junk Food
Goldfish
Pizza
Leisure Activity
Golf
Reading
Magazine
Sports Illustrated
Cooking Light
Memory with a Child
Every time my son says Da Da
The first time Luke said 'Mama' and ran to me
Memory with Spouse
Wedding day
Wedding day
Movie
A River Runs Through It
Pollyanna
Movie Munchie
Butter popcorn
White cheddar popcorn
Movie Quote
If you look for the bad in people, expecting you'll find it, you surely will (Pollyanna)
Movie Type
Mystery
Historical drama
Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Chicago
Musical Group
Jimmy Buffett
Dave Matthews Band
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
I love you
Olympic Event
Swimming
Gymnastics
Poet
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Her sense of humor and caring nature
His sense of humor and compassion
Quote
That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Restaurant
Gino's East
All local restaurants with a cool ambiance
Sandwich
French Dip
Grilled cheese
Scripture
Phillipians 4:13
Phillipians 4:6-7
Shopping Store
Dick's Sporting Goods
Target
Song
Amazing Grace
Over the Rainbow
Sport to Play
Golf
Dance
Sport to Watch
College football
College football
Sports Star
Michael Jordan
Tim Tebow
Sports Team
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Florida Gators
Subject in School
History
Math
Superhero
Batman
Thing to Cook
Anything on the grill
Soup
Time of Day
Early morning
Late morning
Tradition
Prayers before meals
TV Show
Seinfeld
Big Bang Theory/Gilmore Girls
TV Show Character
Cosmo Kramer
Lorelei Gilmore
Type of Music
Country
Jazz
Vacation Spot
Caribbean/Napa Valley
Anywhere with friends and family
Video Game
Old Nintendo games
Old Nintendo

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