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Mike & Sara

We are excited and hopeful about growing our family through adoption! Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and consider us for this important decision. We know that this is a tough decision and hope that, by learning about us, you will decide that we are the best choice for you and your child.

About Us

Mike
Sara
Job
Attorney
Attorney
Education
Law Degree
Law Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Backyard BBQ in Maine

Mike's parents live on the coast of Maine, where we go for vacations during the summer—usually joining up with his sister and brother-in-law and their three young children. The house overlooks a bay filled with incredible wildlife. We wake up with the sun (and kids) in the morning and go to sleep with a sky filled with bright stars.

Mike keeps his nephews occupied, playing with Lincoln logs and Matchbox cars in the sunroom, water toys in the backyard, and whiffleball batting practice out front. We go sightseeing, take boat trips, or head to the beach or playground. Mike's mom leads hikes through the woods, where the kids build fairy houses out of sticks, rocks, moss, and seashells they've collected. In recent years, we've taken a lobster fishing boat tour, where the children get to learn about—and touch!—lobsters.

In the evening, we enjoy beautiful sunsets from the deck before cramming around the dinner table to eat together. The nephews watch movies and eat popcorn while the adults chat.

It has been an absolute joy to fill the house with our family, to spend time together in a picturesque location. We are incredibly excited to share this experience with a child, to have them play, learn, and grow in this environment surrounded by family and good times.

Our Leisure Time

Mountain Hiking

We love to keep busy and have variety in our leisure time. On a weekend, we might go to a museum or a historical site near our home, or go hiking or kayaking with Sara's dad. There are lots of great outdoor sites within an hour of our home where we enjoy walking trails, looking for wildlife, taking photos, and just enjoying the fresh air.

If we are staying inside on the weekend, then we enjoy watching movies together, reading, or playing video games. Sara is an avid crafter and knitter, and enjoys making a wide variety of art projects which she can't wait to share with a child. We both enjoy music and play multiple musical instruments, including guitar, ukulele, and piano.

When we travel, our favorite city to visit is New York City, which is an easy train ride away. Mike has family near the city who we often spend time with, and we also enjoy going to museums, taking a harbor cruise, and seeing a show.

Education We Will Provide

Mike & His Hockey Team

We have benefited from a love of learning and from families that encouraged us to pursue our educational dreams, providing us with the opportunity for success--and that is precisely what we plan to extend to a child. We both pursued our education through to a law degree, but along the way took the time to explore many subjects, fields of interest, and vocations. Growing up, we were also encouraged by our families to try extracurricular activities--art, music, theater, and sports--and to make the most out of each phase of education. Sara spent years training in ballet alongside her studies; Mike played hockey through school and continues to play today.

We don't believe that a child should be forced into any particular form of education, course of study, sport, or art. But we believe that the child should be given every opportunity to see what's out there, to try their hand at whatever they think looks interesting, and explore all that life has to offer at every stage. We want to nourish the child's sense of wonder and sense of self, encourage them to try new things, and to find what excites them. We will offer the child all the windows that we can through school, museums, travel, theater, and sports. We found success comes from learning, creating, and doing what we love--and that's precisely what we hope to instill in a child.

Photos

Exploring a Cavern
Exploring a Cavern
Hiking at White Sands
Hiking at White Sands
Kayaking
Kayaking
Visiting a Historical Site
Visiting a Historical Site
Skating With Our Nephew
Skating With Our Nephew
Horseback Riding in Aruba
Horseback Riding in Aruba
Plane Ride to a Glacier
Plane Ride to a Glacier
One of Our Favorite Vacation Spots is San Juan, Puerto Rico
One of Our Favorite Vacation Spots is San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hiked to the Top of a Volcano!
Hiked to the Top of a Volcano!
At the U.S. Open
At the U.S. Open
Hiking on a Glacier
Hiking on a Glacier
Hiking on a Rainy Day
Hiking on a Rainy Day
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Exploring a Cavern
Exploring a Cavern
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Hiking at White Sands
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Kayaking
Kayaking
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Visiting a Historical Site
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Skating With Our Nephew
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Horseback Riding in Aruba
Horseback Riding in Aruba
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Plane Ride to a Glacier
Plane Ride to a Glacier
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One of Our Favorite Vacation Spots is San Juan, Puerto Rico
One of Our Favorite Vacation Spots is San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Hiked to the Top of a Volcano!
Hiked to the Top of a Volcano!
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At the U.S. Open
At the U.S. Open
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Hiking on a Glacier
Hiking on a Glacier
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Hiking on a Rainy Day
Hiking on a Rainy Day

Our House and Neighborhood

Out for a Walk in D.C.

We live in Virginia, right across the river from Washington, D.C. There is an incredible amount of fun stuff around us for kids and adults of every age. We love the ability to walk to the National Mall to tour the monuments or go through one of the many museums D.C. has to offer. It is a quick drive to the zoo, which has a ton of activities for kids. There are also lots of sporting events in the area; we particularly love going to a tennis tournament every summer.

Our neighborhood has a children's park with a jungle gym and there is a wooded area right next door with a great snow-sledding hill that fills up with children after every snow fall. There are plenty of biking and walking trails all around us, filled with families pushing strollers or riding bikes together. Our town has one of the best school districts in the state, with bilingual schooling available.

We live in a large two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo with lots of space for a child to grow and play, including a large family room and a dining room with a perfect arts and crafts table. We have a porch with floor-to-ceiling windows that's great for playing, reading, and napping with our two kitties. (It's also a great place to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July!) Our building has many families with young children, and organizes regular activities like arts-and-crafts, movie events, and trick or treating throughout the building at Halloween.

Our Extended Families

Sara's Extended Family

Sara is an only child and is very close with her dad. (Sara's mom passed away last year.) Her dad lives nearby and we see him regularly to go hiking, have dinner, or just hang out at the house. He is very excited about becoming a grandparent and can't wait to meet this child! Sara also has a large extended family and we go to a family reunion with them every other summer. The last reunion included a double decker bus tour of an old pirate village in North Carolina, along with some beach time and a big backyard barbecue.

Mike & Our Nephews

Mike's sister has three young boys and an older step-son; she lives within driving distance, and we usually spend Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays at her house. His brother-in-law has a boisterous, warm, and incredibly welcoming extended family, who make for memorable holiday celebrations. Mike's parents live within driving distance for half of the year, and spend the other half at their house in Maine, where they welcome family throughout the summer. Mike's sister is extremely excited to welcome a child to the family and for her sons to have a cousin to play with. Mike's parents are looking forward to sharing their lives and love with a new grandchild.

From Us to You

We are so happy that you have taken the time to read about us and consider us to be the parents of your child. We can't wait to be parents and want you to know how much we will love and treasure your child. We are so thankful to you for considering adoption and for considering us.

We both grew up in Pennsylvania, but moved away to separate parts of the country; we returned years later at the same time and to the same place, meeting in August 2006 at a Student Orientation event for first-year law students. Sara was coming to law school after spending seven years working as a waitress, an accountant, and an office manager in Houston, TX. Mike had just spent four years working in advertising in the New York City area. So, we were coming from two very different worlds! But, from the moment we met, we were best friends. We had the same taste in movies, the same sense of humor, and the same dedication to hard work. We started dating a month later and, after nine years together, we got married in 2015.

Over the last decade and a half, we have both worked to establish ourselves in our careers and to create a life for ourselves and our future family in which we would be stable and happy. Mike is an attorney working in the United States government, where he gets to continually learn new things and go to meetings at exciting places like the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol, and even, sometimes, the White House. Sara has focused on a career in litigation, where she argues cases in both state and federal courts. While we love our jobs and find our work very fulfilling, we have also taken the time to engage in some wonderful adventures. We visited Alaska and hiked on a glacier. We visited the deserts of New Mexico and hiked through the dunes of White Sands. We visited Puerto Rico and ate lots of mofongo and piragua. We have gone on cruises through the Caribbean and to the Bahamas with friends and family. We've found success, joy, and continued opportunities to learn and grow in our lives. And now we are ready to share with a child our adventures, our lives, and our love.

There are so many things that we are excited to do as a family. We are looking forward to summer vacations, weekend visits to the zoo and museums, and afternoons making family art projects in the dining room. We are also excited to see what hobbies and activities the child will enjoy as they grow and learn about new things. Most importantly, we want to help raise a child who is happy, healthy, and full of wonder and love.

We can promise you that we will send pictures and written letters to you every year about your child. We are also open to telephone calls, video calls, emails, and future visits, if that is something you would like to do. The child will never wonder about their birth families and we will share the story of their adoption with them from the beginning. We want our child to feel safe and loved and to know that both their biological parents and their adoptive parents value and cherish them. Both of our families are fully supportive of our decision to grow our family through adoption and are very excited to welcome this child to our family.

Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know a little about us. We look forward to getting to know you. We would be grateful and honored if you chose us to be adoptive parents to your child.

Mike & Sara

Favorites

Mike
Sara
Actor
Timothy Olyphant
Nicolas Cage
Actress
Kate McKinnon
Lucy Liu
Animal
Cheetah
Birds
Author
Cormac McCarthy
John Irving
Book
The Great Gatsby
The Revolution of Little Girls
Candy Bar
Kit Kat
Kit Kat
Cartoon
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Looney Tunes
Childhood Memory
Summer vacations in Maine with my family
Making puzzles with my dad on a snow day
Childhood Toy
Legos
Matchbox cars
Children's Book
Harold and the Purple Crayon
The Foot Book
City
New York City
New York City
Classic Movie
It's a Wonderful Life
Singing in the Rain
Color
Blue
Purple
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Cookie cake
Brownies
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Sleeping Beauty
Dream Car
Aston Martin
Porsche Cayenne
Dream Job
Attorney
Lawyer
Dream Vacation
France
Paris
Family Activity
Sightseeing
Sightseeing
Flower / Plant
Rose
Violets
Food
Steak Au Poivre
Potatoes
Form of Exercise
Long walks
Hiking
Fruit
Watermelon
Pineapple
Game
Clue
Monopoly
Hobby
Guitar (learning guitar, that is)
Knitting
Holiday
Christmas
Halloween
Holiday Song
O Holy Night
The Monster Mash
Holiday Tradition
Watching holiday movies on Christmas Eve
Going to the movies on Christmas Day
Ice Cream
Double Chocolate
Strawberry
Junk Food
M&Ms
Potato chips
Leisure Activity
Video games
Reading
Magazine
The Atlantic
Vogue
Memory with a Child
Building legos with my nephew
Playing dress up with my friend's daughter
Memory with Spouse
Visiting Denali National Park in Alaska
Hiking in White Sands, NM
Movie
Ghostbusters
Moonstruck
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Peanut M&Ms
Movie Quote
"Where do these stairs go?" "They go up!" (Ghostbusters)
I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen. (Say Anything)
Movie Type
Superhero/Action Adventure
Science Fiction/Adventure
Musical
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Musical Group
The Who
The Beatles
Nursery Rhyme
Mares eat oats (Mairzy Doats)
Little Boy Blue
Olympic Event
Snowboard Cross
Track & Field
Personal Hero
Robert F Kennedy
Sonia Sotomayor
Play
Richard III
Strange Interlude
Poet
Langston Hughes
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Quality about my Spouse
Her intellect
His sense of humor
Quote
Some men see things as they are and say "why"; I dream things that never were and say "why not."
Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it. (Marie Curie)
Restaurant
Mon Ami Gabi
Wildfire (Steakhouse)
Sandwich
Tuna Melt
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Scripture
1 John 4:16 (God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.)
Micah 7:7
Shopping Store
Lego Store
Macy's
Song
Baba O'Riley
Lady in Red (Chris de Burgh)
Sport to Play
Ice Hockey
Ballet
Sport to Watch
Ice Hockey
Tennis
Sports Star
Mario Lemieux
Serena Williams
Sports Team
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Steelers
Subject in School
History
English
Superhero
Wolverine
Batman
Thing to Cook
Pasta
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Time of Day
Noon
Morning
Tradition
Decorating the Christmas Tree
Heart Shaped Cookies on Valentine's Day
TV Show
Arrested Development
Grey's Anatomy
TV Show Character
Raylan Givens (Justified)
Cristina Yang
Type of Music
Electropop
American Folk
Vacation Spot
The coast of Maine
Puerto Rico
Video Game
Fallout
Mystery Case Files

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