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Michael & Michela
We can't thank you enough for taking the time get to know us more through our profile. We have such a passion to be parents and are so excited to show your child a life full of love and happiness. You have already been in our thoughts and prayers as we know this is an emotional decision. We feel humbled and honored that you would consider us to be your child's parents.
Our Leisure Time
During the spring and summer we like to spend as much time as possible outside. We have a vegetable garden and love to make our own homemade salsa with the ingredients fresh from the garden. We often can our salsa so we can give it away for others to enjoy. We enjoy having friends and family over for cookouts and Michael loves to grill out on the back patio. Where we live we get to enjoy all four seasons and we love taking advantage of what each season has to offer. During the fall months we like to make s’mores around a fire pit in the backyard. We also like going to a local pumpkin patch and picking out pumpkins to carve. In the winter time we always go to a local tree farm and pick out a real Christmas tree to decorate. Sometimes we enjoy just spending a relaxing evening at home watching a movie together with a big bowl of popcorn.
In our down time, Michael enjoys taking in professional baseball and football sporting events in Chicago. Michela likes to refurbish old furniture or enjoy a cup of tea while reading a good book. On the weekends we love taking trips to new places. We recently were able to take our nephew on his first trip to the zoo, which was so much fun. We can't wait to enjoy these times with our child, as each weekend brings an opportunity to explore new things.
How We Met
We met in college when we both attended a meeting on campus. During the meeting we saw each other and soon afterwards we approached mutual friends who later formally introduced us. We instantly became friends and began dating. While dating we attended sporting events, traveled, and hosted a weekly game night with friends.
Two years later we became engaged on an evening horse-drawn sleigh ride through one of our favorite Colorado ski towns. We believe everyone is placed in someone's life for a reason and we feel blessed to have one another to spend our lives with. Michael is a very loyal person who cares deeply about all the people in his life. He has such an energy for life and always brings a smile to everyone he is around. Michela is a determined person who brings out the best in those around her. She is selfless and has a generous heart for helping others.
We feel that marriage and adoption are both so special. When we said our vows we made a commitment to make each other our whole lives. In the same way as adoption we are not biologically connected, however the bond that we share is more important to us than anything else. We know that the moment we meet our child we will feel that same connection and love.
We have a close-knit family who always enjoys getting together for birthdays. On birthdays we like to make a large buffet style meal, with lots of desserts. We then gather around the birthday boy/girl and watch them open their cards and presents. After that we usually sing happy birthday as a group and watch as they attempt to blow out the "trick" candles that never seem to blow out. Soon after we are usually playing frisbee or bags outside. We love playing board games inside during the colder months. It is great to have everyone there as a support group when things are going well or in times when we need a hand.
Our Extended Families
Our Families are such a big part of our lives. We live close to all of our immediate family, and are lucky enough to also live close to many of our aunts, uncles and cousins. We get together for every Holiday and spend time celebrating and enjoying big family meals together. After dinner, we often play board games or cards while we laugh and reminisce. Whenever we get together with our families there is always lots of good food, conversation and most of all love and laughter.
We both grew up in families where we were constantly surrounded with love and support. Both of our parents have been married for over 30 years. Our parents have huge hearts for being grandparents and there is nothing they want more than to help us welcome a child into all of our lives with open arms.
Michael and his sister are only two years apart. They share the same birthday and are extremely close. His sister and her husband have a little girl whom we adore and fortunately they live close. Michael has 15 first cousins that we see often. We enjoy going to Michael's grandparents farm to ride ATV's, play with pets, fly kites, and make homemade ice cream.
Michela grew up in a small town and has two brothers. We live about 15 minutes away from both of them. Her older brother has two children that we love spending time with. Some of the things we do together are grill out in the backyard and go swimming. We love to take our niece and nephew to the park and play on the playground equipment. They love going down the slides and being pushed in the swings.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a family-friendly community in the Midwest that provides access to excellent schools and caring community organizations. Our neighborhood has lots of young families with children who are always out and about playing in the yard or enjoying the clubhouse pool area. There are three parks nearby with playground equipment, sports fields, and nature trails for children to explore.
We love our home and community. We believe it is a great place to start a family. We have a nice front yard and a big fenced in back yard that is perfect for playing outside. We have a large patio outside where we like to barbeque and eat dinner in the summer months. We are fortunate to have a location that is only about 15 minutes from the center of town, yet rural enough to feel quiet and peaceful.
We have a newer home with 3 bedrooms and a large finished basement/play area with plenty of space to grow. We enjoy hosting our families and friends on the weekends for brunch or to watch ballgames. When we are inside we spend most of our time in the family room watching movies, playing games and making delicious home cooked food. We can’t wait to bring a child into our home so we can create and share memories together.
From Us to You
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We know your decision is a very difficult one, and we admire you for your strength, courage, and the selfless love you are demonstrating. We hope to give you confidence in your decision and comfort in knowing that your child will be forever loved and cared for.
We could not be more thrilled to be parents and surround your child with unconditional love and support. We feel blessed in our lives to be so close to our families. This child is never going to have a moment go by where they don’t have someone to lean on for guidance while showering them with love.
We knew from the moment we met that we were meant to be together. We have been married for 5 years and together for over 7 years. We are truly each other’s best friend. Before we were married, we talked about how much we wanted to start a family and be parents. We knew that we wanted to adopt children and also wanted to have biological children. After 3 years of infertility struggles we realized that God was calling us to adoption. We have so much love and energy to give to a child and cannot wait to be parents. We have learned to lean on each other even more through our infertility journey and after being married now for 5 years. We are able to provide a loving and stable home and give a child every opportunity in life to succeed.
Michael will be an energetic, fun-loving dad who looks forward to being very involved whether it be working on homework or coaching sports teams. Michela will be a compassionate and attentive mother who looks forward to caring for a child's every need and watching them as they develop their own personality.
We feel fortunate that our professions have provided us with financial stability and the ability to provide not only for your child's needs but to give them additional opportunities in life. Michael works as an attorney and has the flexibility to create his own schedule to be home as much as possible with our family. Michela currently works as an account manager and plans to become a stay-at-home-mom once we adopt. It is Michela's dream to become a mom and devote all her time to our child. When considering our future as parents, it is filled with a hope and joy that is hard to put into words. Your child will be raised in a home that offers lots of hugs, laughter, education, opportunity and support.
We are excited to start this journey and get to know you and your child. We want to be able to tell your child all about their adoption story. We want your child to know about you and your family tree so they fully understand where they came from. We will always embrace you as the birth mother and know that you made an important and courageous decision for your child. We'll share pictures and letters with you, to show you the joys and milestones as your child learns and grows.
Even though you can only see a small snapshot of who we are, we pray that you see our hearts for you and your child. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for choosing life for your baby. As you get closer to your decision we welcome the opportunity to meet you and get to know you more.
With gratefulness and love,
Michael & Michela
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