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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.

About Us

Michael
Michela
Job
Attorney
Account Manager
Education
Law Degree
Bachelor's Degree in Business Management
Children
Nora
Relationship
Legally Married

Adoption in Our Lives

Reading Together

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

Cheering On the Cubs

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

Cousin Story Time

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.

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Date Night
Date Night
Family Puzzle Time
Family Puzzle Time
Tea Party
Tea Party
Hiking on Vacation
Hiking on Vacation
Our Family
Our Family
Snowmobiling in the Mountains
Snowmobiling in the Mountains
All Smiles on Vacation
All Smiles on Vacation
Hugs For Daddy Before Work
Hugs For Daddy Before Work
Cheering On the Bears
Cheering On the Bears
Exploring the Islands
Exploring the Islands
Morning Walk at the Lake
Morning Walk at the Lake
Enjoying the Sunshine
Enjoying the Sunshine
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Enjoying the Sunshine

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

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.

Fun in the Playroom

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

Big Family Vacation

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.

Michael's Cousins & Grandparents

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

Favorites

Michael
Michela
Actor
Denzel Washington
Matt Damon
Actress
Jenifer Aniston
Julie Roberts
Animal
Dog
Dog
Author
Jocko Willink
Max Lucado
Book
Extreme Ownership
Lean in
Candy Bar
Reeses Peanut Butter Cup
Kit Kat
Cartoon
Doug
Mickey Mouse
Childhood Memory
Going to Cubs games with family
Ski Trips out west
Childhood Toy
Matchbox Cars
Dolls
Children's Book
Bernstein Bears
Brown Bear Brown Bear
City
Chicago
Scottsdale
Classic Movie
The Sandlot
Home Alone
Color
Blue
Green
Day of Week
Friday
Sunday
Dessert
Strawberry Shortcake
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Disney Movie
Fox and the Hound
Meet the Robinsons
Dream Car
Porsche Panamera
Acura MDX
Dream Job
Judge
Being a Mom
Dream Vacation
Ireland
Ireland
Family Activity
Playing Outside
Making S'mores around the campfire
Flower / Plant
Sunflower
Magnolia
Food
Mexican
Pasta
Form of Exercise
Running
Yoga
Fruit
Apple
Strawberry
Game
Yahtzee
Battleship
Hobby
Running
Gardening
Holiday
Christmas
Thanksgiving
Holiday Song
Silent Night
Joy to the World
Holiday Tradition
Decorating Christmas Tree
Decorating the Christmas Tree
Ice Cream
Butterfinger Blast
Mint Chocolate Chip
Junk Food
Reeses Cups
Chips and Dip
Leisure Activity
Watching Sports
Going on a walk
Magazine
ESPN
Real Simple
Memory with a Child
Our Daughter's Birth
Family Bike Rides
Memory with Spouse
Our Wedding
Our Engagement in Colorado
Movie
Forest Gump
Italian Job
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"You can't handle the truth"
"Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates"
Movie Type
Comedy
Action
Musical
Westside Story
The Sound of Music
Musical Group
Eagles
Third Day
Nursery Rhyme
Yankee Doodle
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Any Skiing Event
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
My Parents
My Mom and Dad
Play
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Poet
Mark Twain
Dr. Seuss
Quality about my Spouse
Honesty
His Determination
Quote
"Worrying is like paying a debt you don't owe."
"The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home"
Restaurant
Ruth Chris Steakhouse
The Cheesecake Factory
Sandwich
Reuben
Chicken Salad on a Croissant
Scripture
1 John 4:19
"Be Still and Know" Psalm 46:10
Shopping Store
Footlocker
Target
Song
Take it easy
This Little Light of Mine
Sport to Play
Golf
Volleyball
Sport to Watch
Football
Football
Sports Star
Anthony Rizzo
Phil Mickelson
Sports Team
Chicago Cubs
Bears
Subject in School
History
Sociology
Superhero
Batman
Superman
Thing to Cook
Spaghetti
Pasta
Time of Day
Morning
Late Afternoons
Tradition
Family Vacation
Giving Handwritten cards for Birthdays
TV Show
The Office
Law and Order
TV Show Character
Michael Scott
Mr. Rogers
Type of Music
Rock
Christian
Vacation Spot
Arizona
Arizona
Video Game
Madden
Mario Bros.

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