Hi, and thank you for taking the time to learn a little about our lives. We are so excited at the possibility of growing our family through adoption again. We feel blessed to have found our son's birthmother. Without her, we would not be parents to our amazing son. He adds so much love and laughter to our lives, we can't wait to include another child.
Our home is a place of comfort, fun, guidance, and security with unconditional love. We will continue to shower our children with love, attention, and experiences of all kinds. We will always accept them just as they are and celebrate their unique identities. Having previously adopted, we understand how unpredictable the process may be. We expect this experience will be just as unique and wonderful as the first!
While we may not have all the answers, we will provide you with as much support as we can along the way. We will follow your lead on the level of communication you would like to have and maintain with us. While it's hard to communicate all the emotions that come along with adoption, just know our hearts are full when we think of our son’s birthmother, now and always, and we will feel the same way about you. We will forever be thankful for your strength in pursuing adoption, and we hope to be in contact with you soon.
We met at a family friend’s party in 2010, and we knew shortly after that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. We are both numbers people working in the financial field, so we had that in common first. We then realized we both had the same values of hard work and a simple, yet positive outlook on life. Michelle will tell you it was Tim’s ability to connect with people and make them laugh out loud (especially her!). Tim will tell you it was Michelle’s warm and playful personality. We are each other’s best friend and have fun doing the simple things together, like cooking and watching TV.
We got married in Florida and lived there for two years for Tim’s job. It was hard to be away from family and friends as we were born and raised in Illinois, but we knew it was only short term. We did make some lifelong friends in Florida, and have great people to visit on vacation! Happily, we live in Illinois now. We stay very active by walking the dogs or going for bike rides. Michelle enjoys running, going to yoga, and working out. Tim loves cooking, sports, and playing guitar. We both love playing with our son Jack, having our families over for dinner, going to the movies, and traveling to warm places.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a three-bedroom house in the suburbs with a large wooded yard. There are many kids in the neighborhood, so casual play dates outside happen a lot. In our block alone, there is a great network of families, and if we need anything there are several friends just doors away. Walking downtown, parks, or the pool are activities our family enjoys each week. Playing in our backyard is a favorite summer activity! We set up a water table and a sandbox, and our dogs love hanging out and playing with us out there. Both of our dogs are older rescue dogs that are very calm and great with kids of all ages. We enjoy being active and exploring new places as a family.
Our Extended Family
Family is a huge part of our lives. We are fortunate to live within 45 minutes of the majority of our extended family. Both of our parents have been married for more than 30 years and are great examples for us. Michelle grew up on a small farm riding horses with her mom, which gave them a close relationship that continues today. Tim grew up in the suburbs and was surrounded by a large group of friends and family that always found time to get together. Tim’s side of the family is large with both his parents having at least six siblings. There is never a dull moment around the holidays! Michelle’s side is smaller as her parents didn’t have more than one sibling, but one thing they all have in common: they can’t wait to be grandparents again! They all know how our desire to grow our family led us to adoption again, and they are very excited and fully support us as we continue our journey.
Our Adoption Story
Angel Adoption connected us with our son’s birthmother, who was delivering in less than a week! We talked with her and so many emotions were present right away: mostly shock, excitement, and compassion. After a wait of more than two years, we were going to become parents in just a few days! We talked with her more over the next few days and learned many things that made the connection feel like a perfect fit. A few days later, we flew out to meet her and be there for the delivery. We met in the hospital right before the delivery, and we had a surprisingly easy conversation. Of course, we were all nervous, but we all talked about not knowing what to do in this situation, which helped lighten the mood. We cherish that conversation that allowed all of us to open up. We visited each other a few times in the hospital after the delivery, and there were tearful goodbyes. We have a semi-open adoption, which our son’s birthmother chose, and we fully honor that. If she is ever ready for it to be more open someday, we would welcome that.
|Education||BS in Math|
|Favorite Hobby||Playing Guitar|
|Favorite Movie||A Few Good Men|
|Favorite Sport||Baseball with Jack|
|Favorite Holiday||4th of July|
|Favorite TV Show||Friday Night Lights|
|Favorite Activity||Family walks|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas Eve in our red PJ’s|
|Education||BS in Accounting|
|Favorite Sport||Soccer with Jack|
|Favorite Holiday||Mother’s Day|
|Favorite TV Show||Dexter|
|Favorite Activity||Playing in the park|
|Favorite Tradition||Jack decorating the Christmas tree|
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