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Michael & Michela
We can't thank you enough for taking the time to get to know us more through our profile. Being parents brings us so much joy and we are 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.
Adoption in Our Lives
Before we were married we talked about how much we wanted to start a family and be parents. We had a desire early on in our marriage to grow our family through adoption. After years of trying to get pregnant and going through unsuccessful fertility treatments we choose to pursue adoption.
In 2018 we adopted our daughter Nora. From the moment she came into our lives she has been our light. She brings so much joy to our family. In the months leading up to Nora being born we were able to build a relationship with her birth mom. We met in person, exchanged pictures, emails and had frequent phone calls together. We were able to attend a doctors appointment with her and be present in the delivery room when our daughter was born. Since that time our bond has grown stronger. We continue to have frequent contact with her birth mom through phone calls and by sending pictures and videos to one another. Through this Nora is able to see and hear from her birth mom and know how much she is loved. We are grateful to have such a special connection with her and for her to be able to share in the joys as our daughter grows.
We feel so blessed to have been able to adopt Nora. Our love for her is unconditional and we could not be more excited to adopt another child into our family.
Our Leisure Time
Where we live we get to enjoy all four seasons and we love taking advantage of what each season has to offer. 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 to others to enjoy. We enjoy having friends and family over for cookouts and Michael loves to grill out on the back patio. During the fall months we like to make s'mores around a fire pit in the backyard. In the winter time we always go to a local tree farm and pick out a real Christmas tree to decorate.
As a family we like to go on walks around the neighborhood. We also like to read books together and often take weekend trips to new places. Some of the best times are when our nieces and nephews come over for a big sleepover at our house. All the kids get to have tea parties, create art projects, and do science experiments. Then we wake up in the morning and cook a big breakfast together.
Michael enjoys attending professional baseball and football sporting events. Michela likes to explore the local garden shops or enjoy a cup of tea while reading a good book. Sometimes we just spend a relaxing evening at home playing a board game together as a family with a big bowl of popcorn.
Our Life Priorities
We put family first in our lives. It is incredibly important to us that we are there to support our family members. We know that they will be there to support us and rejoice in the daily victories. Our family chooses to find the joy in life and stay positive no matter what life brings. We will put our children's interests ahead of our own, just as our parents did for us. We will make sure they have every opportunity to succeed in whatever path they choose in life. We look forward to providing a safe, fun-loving environment for our children, in which they can love life and enjoy being a kid.
Faith guides our daily lives. We feel that it is very important to show God's love through our actions. We want to teach our children to be kind and always seek opportunities to love and care for others.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in a family friendly community in the Midwest. Our community provides access to excellent schools with small town values. We have a newer home with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. Our home has a large finished basement and play area with plenty of space to grow. We have a big front yard and nice fenced in back yard that is perfect for playing outside. We have a relaxing outdoor patio where we like to barbecue and eat outside.
We are conveniently located only about five minutes from the center of town yet our neighborhood is quiet and filled with young families that often play together. There are four parks that we can walk to that have playground equipment, sports fields, splash pads, and nature trails for children to explore.
During the fall we go to the local pumpkin patch where all the kids pick out their own pumpkins, feed the farm animals at the petting zoo, and ride the train through the park. One of our favorite places to visit is the local children's museum that is rated one of the top in our state.
We love our home and community, It is a great place for children to grow up.
We can't wait to continue to create memories as a family.
Our Extended Families
Our families are such a big part of our lives. We live near 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, we spend time celebrating and enjoying big family meals together. After dinner, we often play board games or cards while we laugh and reminisce. We also get together as a family on Michael's grandparents farm where we ride ATV's, fly kites and make homemade ice cream along with his 15 first cousins. Whenever we get together with our families there is always a lot 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 35 years. Our parents have huge hearts for being grandparents and there is nothing they want more than to help us welcome another child into our lives with open arms.
On weekends we enjoy getting together with our siblings and their families. We like to grill out in the backyard, go swimming, or take a bike rides. Every year we go on a long vacation together as a big family. Whether we travel to the mountains or to a beach, it is so much fun being able to discover a new place with our family and make lasting memories.
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 knew from the moment we met that we were meant to be together. We have been married for 7 years and together for over 10 years and 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 had a desire to have biological children, after years of infertility struggles we realized that God was calling us to adoption.
We could not be more thrilled to add to our family and surround your child with unconditional love and support. We feel blessed to be so close to our families. This child will always have someone to lean on for guidance while showering them with love. We were blessed to be able to adopt our daughter 2 years ago and she has truly changed our lives. We feel that having siblings who are both adopted allows for a special bond between them as they can share and appreciate their adoption stories.
Michael is an energetic, fun-loving dad who is very involved. He often makes dinner and looks forward to being able to help with homework and coach sports teams in the future. Michela is a compassionate and attentive mother. She is always looking for opportunities to teach and encourage.
Michael works as an attorney and has the flexibility to create his own schedule and be home as much as possible with our family. Michela currently works for a company that provides a flexible schedule so she is able to spend much of her time at home allowing her to be responsive to our children's needs.
Being parents has given us a life full of 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, opportunities 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 will always embrace you as the birth mother and know that you made an important and courageous decision for your child. We are open to sending pictures, letters, and videos with you to share together in 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. 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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