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Michael & Alexis
Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to read our profile! We are so thankful for the opportunity to share a quick look into our lives with you and are so excited to become parents through adoption. Choosing us to be your child's parents would be our dream come true - we hope you consider giving us that gift!
Our lifestyle is rooted in relationships. We spend as much time with each other and our loved ones as we can. We both enjoy attending sporting events, whether professional or our nieces or nephew's games. We also enjoy music and listening to live music; Michael has even learned how to play the guitar. We love our city and like to be out and about exploring new things and finding new ways to have fun. We both work jobs outside of the home, so we make the most of the time we have together when we aren't working. No matter what's going on, we have dinner together at the table every night. It's important to us to stay connected and this is one time we use daily to talk about our day and anything else that may be on our mind that might tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of a busy life. Michael enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and pretty much anything outdoors. Alexis enjoys being creative and party/vacation planning. We also try to slow things down with camping trips or weekends at the lake, just enjoying each other's company.
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Alexis About Michael: Michael and I started dating in our early twenties and have in a sense grown up together, and I am so proud of the man he is today. He is the strongest person I know, and truly supports me in every way. He is hardworking and driven and would do anything for anyone, especially his family and friends. For the past two and a half years he has sacrificed his own comfort to work on the road to be able to provide the means to ensure we had the home and land we have dreamt of. The lengths he is willing to go to support us and our dreams means so much. Seeing him interact over the years with our nieces, nephews and other children close to us makes me even more excited to see him as a father, I know he is going to be the best dad!
Michael About Alexis: Alexis has so many qualities that I love and admire it's hard to pick just a few, but one I admire the most is her fierce loyalty. Whether it's family or our group of friends, everyone knows if they need anything they can count on Alexis, day or night and she will always be there for you no matter what. I also love how honest she is. I feel the core of any person with good character is honesty and Alexis embodies that. If I had to say the one thing I respect the most about Alexis is her loving and compassionate nature. She has a genuine heart, and a real love for the people she is loyal to. I believe any child would be lucky to be loved by her. I know I am. And I know she will be a world-class momma!
Our Family Traditions
We love creating traditions with our families and friends and feel this is a very important part of our lives that will only grow to be more special once we have a child. From weekly dinners, holiday candy making and movie nights with family, to travel and lake weekends with friends and their families, we hold these memories close to our hearts.
One of Alexis' favorite family traditions is Christmas Eve, Eve. Every year we get together with Michael's parents and sister's family at their house to have dinner, watch Christmas movies and play games. It's such a fun night filled with laughter and excitement and something we look forward to every year.
Michael's favorite tradition is our annual 4th of July party. Every year we host our family and friends at our home. We have a BBQ, play yard games, and shoot off fireworks. We spend a lot of time with our families and friends separately, but this is the one time a year we are all together and it really is special.
Our House and Neighborhood
We very recently built a custom home on 10 acres just outside of the city. We love the small town atmosphere, but are happy to be just minute from everything the city has to offer too.
It was important to us to have a space that we could enjoy with our families as we love to entertain, so we designed an open floor plan, with the living, kitchen and dining room all in one area. The house has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a finished basement with a rec room. Aside from the living area, our favorite room in the house is our screened in back patio; its perfect for cool movie nights in front of the fireplace or just taking in the peacefulness of the country!
Our street only has a few homes, but most are young families. Its common in our community to see families out and about on UTVs exploring the area or out playing in the front yard. Since we don't live in a subdivision, we don't have a community pool, but Michael's parents have a great back yard pool and a pond for fishing within 10 minutes from us and we love spending time there.
Our Extended Families
Family is very important to us. Both of our extended families live within 30 miles of us and we see them often. Michael's parents host family dinner every Sunday where we get together with his sister's family and play board games or swim or just spend time together as a family and then share a meal. We also get together weekly with Alexis' family to watch movies and have dinner or do fun things like go to air shows or rodeos. We have nieces and nephews on both sides of the family that we try to spend as much time with as we can.
Tradition is important to us and holidays are a big part of that. We both have large extended families and holidays tend to center around them. Alexis's grandparents and uncle's family live in the area and she also has an aunt in Virginia and aunts in Florida. Out of town family members tend to visit often, but we also love to travel to visit them. Michael's aunts, uncles and cousins live within a few hours away and while we don't see them as often as we'd like, we enjoy the time we do spend together.
Both of our families have been so supportive throughout our journey to become parents and are so excited for us to grow our family through adoption.
From Us to You
First, we would like to say thank you for taking the time to look over our profile and for giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves. We are Michael and Alexis and we have been married for almost 11 years. We have gone through a lot trying to become parents and the wait has been long and heartbreaking, but we wouldn't trade any of it because it has led us here. We are so grateful that adoption exists and are hopeful for the future and the chance to finally become parents.
Being parents is not something we take lightly, and we will never take it for granted. We know parenting isn't easy, and we are committed to being fully present for all parts of it. We are far from perfect, but if there is one thing we can promise, it is to love with all we have.
We have built a great life together; we have good secure jobs, we live in our dream home on land, and are fortunate enough to be able to travel and experience new things. We have a large family and a solid group of friends whom we are very close with but what we want more than anything is a child and family of our own to share all of that with. There is no question, this child will be loved and supported by so many people. We look forward to teaching our child not only through traditional education, but also through life experiences, spending weekends together camping or at the lake, taking them to Disney World, and raising them to be good people with kind hearts and solid values. Most of all, they will grow up knowing that they are a gift from a very special, loving mother who wanted the very best for them.
We look forward to the opportunity to get to you know you and your story, too. We know this must be such a confusing and difficult time for you, with a lot of mixed emotions. Even though we don't know you yet, we want you to know how much we admire you, and how courageous and strong we think you are for considering adoption. We hope that you feel loved and supported on your journey, and we would love the opportunity to be a part of that support system if you would like for us to be.
If you decide to make an adoption plan, we want to assure you that we promise to respect you and whatever level of openness and contact that you want to have with us throughout your pregnancy and after with your child. At the very least, if you choose us to be your child's parents, we promise to send pictures and letters regularly, but we want you to know that we are also open to phone calls, emails and future visits should you decide that is something you want.
We hope to take this adoption journey with you, with the goal of establishing a life-long connection through love for your child. But, please know that no matter what, we are thinking of you and your baby throughout your pregnancy, and hope you are filled with peace in whatever decision you make.
Michael & Alexis
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