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Michelle & Jessy
We appreciate you taking the time to look at our profile. We feel strongly that everything happens for a reason and adoption is the path we are meant to be on. Our dream is to raise a healthy, happy child in a house full of love and laughter. While making this admirable and difficult decision, we hope you'll consider us when thinking about the future of your child.
We both have many passions and interests we would like to share and teach a child.
We love music! We both consider music to be important in our lives — R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Rock, and Folk are some of our favorite genres. Jessy has played many instruments throughout her adolescence and is currently working on the drums. Michelle began playing guitar at age 10 and still plays weekly. We even play together when possible.
Jessy is also athletic and outdoorsy. She loves hiking, running, and biking. She's currently signed up to run half-marathons. Jessy feels best when she is out moving and getting exercise. Michelle also enjoys the outdoors and loves hiking with Jessy and our dog Bella. We both find the mountain views on our local hikes to be calming and inspiring.
Michelle has a green thumb and worked many years as a gardener. Her gardening skills helped create the family garden, providing delicious summer meals. Jessy found her own love for gardening and enjoys cooking dinner made from their homegrown vegetables.
We both also have daily activities we enjoy that facilitate calmness and clarity. Michelle has been a martial artist for 20 years, practicing Tai Chi and Kung Fu daily. Jessy on the other hand, enjoys reading, yoga, and drawing.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
We have the same values and goals with complimentary personalities. We both work hard, but also take time to enjoy life. We work best as a team, setting high goals for ourselves and working together to achieve them.
Michelle feels that Jessy is the most calming, loyal, and loving person she has ever met. She feels Jessy's strengths make her a strong and successful person who would be a wonderful mother. Jessy has patience and determination allowing her to accomplish goals and allowing her to help her loved ones realize their own potential. Michelle admires Jessy's love of adventure and that she loves sharing special moments with the people in her life.
Jessy loves Michelle's sense of humor. She really appreciates that Michelle is good at making situations fun and light hearted, often making Jessy laugh. Jessy admires Michelle's desire to help people, whether physically through her job or through acts of kindness. Michelle is always helping friends and strangers in need, she really is a very thoughtful and considerate person.
We feel it is very important to raise our child with their cultural traditions always present. We plan to celebrate our child's heritage and incorporate their customs into our lifestyle. We plan to find role models within our family, social circle, and community for the child to look up to and be inspired by. It's important the child be surrounded by toys, books, and media showing diverse characters that portray our child's heritage.
If our child is of a different race, we hope to have other transracial adoptees be part of our child's life. Ultimately, we would like to have two children of the same background, to grow up together and share their experiences. Jessy's cousin Lara, is married to Jon, an African American who was immediately welcomed into our family. They now have a one-year old son, Elijah, that we hope our child will grow up with.
We understand the importance of travel and exposing our child to different cultures. We will raise our child to respect differences in people and to value who they are and where they come from. Raising a child with global awareness will help them build confidence and make them proud of who they are and what they have to offer the world.
Our House and Neighborhood
We feel lucky to be in the community where we live. We are in the mountains of western North Carolina, in an open-minded and diverse community. There are many families in our community who have adopted and fostered children. We feel our hometown would be a great place to raise a child.
Our house is located in a very walkable area. We are minutes away from playgrounds, restaurants, and stores. Our neighborhood is in a young, vibrant area, with infants and toddlers located throughout, giving us many opportunities for playdates and get-togethers. There is even a local ice cream shop within seven minutes walking distance, a spot we visit often.
We built our home three years ago and helped design the home to accommodate our future family. Our house has three upstairs bedrooms and a fourth bedroom on the main level that is used as an office (or future play room). We spend a lot of time in our kitchen that opens up into the living room, so we can cook and enjoy family interactions.
The home has three levels with a basement that opens up to a large wooded backyard. We spend a lot of our time in the summers, sitting on our covered back porch. Bordering our yard, at the small school next door, is a playground and basketball court.
Our Extended Families
We have a solid support network of family and close friends. Our parents have moved nearby to be present in our lives and both sets of our parents often spend time together, which is unique. Everyone comes together for holidays, birthdays, and summer cookouts. Our extended families live within driving distance which is nice for frequent visits. Jessica's cousin Lara has a one-year old, Elijah, who is the newest addition to the family.
Traditions are very important to us and we tend to make a big deal out of holidays. For example, we may be adults, but we still celebrate Halloween by making costumes and spending time with neighbors and friends with children. We also like to celebrate milestones and anniversaries to remind us of the importance of big events in our lives. We always host Christmas Eve at our home, making our traditional surf and turf, singing carols, and wearing paper hats.
We look forward to a child becoming part of the family and starting to share in our traditions. We also hope to honor the heritage and milestones of this child. Our families are very supportive of our plan to grow a family. Our parents are looking forward to becoming grandparents and will be over frequently to help out.
From Us to You
Hi! We are Jessy and Michelle. We appreciate you taking the time to look at our profile and all we hope to offer your child. This is probably one of the biggest decisions you'll ever have to make in your life. After reading through our profile, hopefully you will see that our biggest dream is to raise a healthy, happy child in a house surrounded by love where a child is fully aware of the possibilities for his/her life.
We met almost 10 years ago and have been married for four years. In our 10 years together, we've been having fun adventures, working on our careers, and trying to start a family. We tried for several years to conceive a child, but it was not meant to be. We are kind and compassionate people and feel strongly that things happen for a reason, and that adoption is the path we are meant to be on. We exist on our love for one another and could not be more ready to extend that love to a child.
We are big advocates of education, learning through experience, and exploring new cultures. We travel often and hope to show your child the world and all it has to offer. We love arts, music, and sports and believe that we all show our strengths and talents in different ways. It's important to us that this child try new things until they find their own passions in life. Above all, we want this child to have fun, laugh and feel how deeply loved they are.
We want you to know that your child will be surrounded by a supportive, diverse, loving family. Both of our parents and extended families are in our lives and live nearby. They've expressed their excitement and willingness to help out to make sure your child is well cared for. Our parents are fun, enthusiastic, and eager to be grandparents. We also have a great community and support network. Our friends are like family and are thrilled to be a part of our child's life.
A few years ago, we built our own home with plans to start a family. We had a big part in the design of the house and feel confident that your child and any future siblings will be very happy to grow up here. Your child will have a great environment where they have their own playroom and where they can step outside to explore and play. We have a large yard and the school, located next door, has a playground, basketball court, and walking paths. There are good schools in our neighborhood and a great ice cream shop just a five-minute walk away.
If you are open to the idea, we would like to have a relationship with you, in which we can share with you the growth and milestones of your child’s life via video, email, or visits. We want your child to know about you, and the important decision you made for the benefit of their future. If you are willing, we'd like for your child to have opportunities to meet with you as they grow.
We think you are extremely brave in considering adoption for your child. Because of your selflessness we will be able to fulfill our dreams of becoming parents. A simple thank you will never be enough. We hope that together we can give your child the best life possible.
With love and respect,
Michelle & Jessy
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