Michael and Christina

Married Since: 2007

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

The first thing we want you to know is that we are praying for you daily. We want you to be at peace with your decision, and know that there is no way we can adequately express how grateful we are for YOU. This consideration is one of the toughest any person can make…

Michael and Christina

from Missouri


Ancestry: Prussian, French

Religion: Methodist

Occupation: Railroad Conductor

Education: HS

Hobbies: Computers, Farming, Welding


Ancestry: English, French

Religion: Methodist

Occupation: Commercial Dog Breeder

Education: BS

Hobbies: Reading, Volleyball, Cooking


Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Methodist


Dear Expectant Mother,

The first thing we want you to know is that we are praying for you daily. We want you to be at peace with your decision, and know that there is no way we can adequately express how grateful we are for YOU. This consideration is one of the toughest any person can make, and we hope that you know how precious and strong you are.

We live in a small town, somewhere that has enough stores and restaurants to keep things interesting, but small enough that you run into someone you know nearly every time you go into one. We are part of a supportive, loving community that is even now helping us accomplish our dream of adopting a baby. We’re also only a couple hours away in several directions from big cities that offer a variety of events to enjoy.

Michael is a hard-working, loving, sweet and funny man who loves his family with all his heart. He enjoys being outdoors, working with our cattle, horses, or dogs and tinkering on his tractors and trucks. He can be counted on to help anyone who needs an extra hand and gives generously of his time and knowledge. He can be a quiet but strong leader, whether helping with youth ministry and scouts or playing in the praise band. He is a man of many talents and continues to be open to learning new things whenever he can.

Christy is a thoughtful and purpose driven individual, with an astounding and loving heart. She is focused on her family and wants nothing but the best for them. She is very knowledgeable and is willing to learn new things to help minimize the gaps between those she cares for. She has many talents that include cooking and baking, horses and animal husbandry, relearning to play the piano and being extremely crafty by making/ designing many of the items that we offer in our small business. She has, over the years given of herself to many groups within our church to help the youth of all ages. Christy loves to spend time reading her books, even if she has read them several times! She helps me any time I ask regardless of what it is I may need, and is willing to help me and others try to improve our processes to make things easier for us.

We live within just a few miles of both our immediate families, and have a large extended family as well. We belong to a church that feels like an even bigger family that provides many opportunities for us as well as for the children of the congregation to grow in love. We have both been honored to find ways we can serve in our church that bring us joy.

We will celebrate our tenth anniversary this summer, and look forward to many more years to come. We enjoy the simple pleasures life has to offer, and hope to be able to share those with your child as he or she grows.

We truly believe that God will open the right doors for us to adopt a child, and that you are part of His plan for our family. We have so much love to give, and want you to know the baby that comes into our lives will be treasured as a long-awaited gift.

With love,
Christy & Michael

A poem by Michael:

Little Heart

To the litle heart that has yet to be formed in God’s hands to be placed in our arms,
There is an abundance of love waiting for you.
For the little body that will wrap around your little heart,
There is an abundance of hugs and snuggles waiting for you.

For the little child that will brighten our lives,
There is an abundance of Family waiting to encourage you.
For the soul that is in the new member of our Family,
There is an abundance of Grace and God waiting for you.

For our Little Baby that we are waiting on,
There is a Mother and Father waiting for You,
To love You,
To hold You,
To raise You,

And most of all to open up our big hearts and give them to You.
Until we meet, we pray for you and your journey into our lives,
With an abundance of God waiting for Us.


Tell us about your home and neighborhood.

We live about 8 miles south of town and have several close neighbors. We have 40 acres, raise dogs and cattle, and have horses and a farm cat. We live just about a mile from one set of grandparents and about four miles from one sibling with several children.

When you have a 3-day weekend, what you like to do?

We enjoy using our camper to take weekend trips. We like to visit theme parks and amusement parks.

Do you have pets? If so tell us about them?

We have several dogs in the house that have all been around kids and love the attention.

What do you hope to teach your child(ren)?

Family is about love not just DNA; respect for others is the cornerstone of healthy relationships; quality time with people we love is priceless; hard work and dedication to what you love to do; to do things that make you happy makes life a happier place.

What will you tell your child about his or her birthmom?

As much as she wants us to share, we’ll give that information to the baby as it is appropriate.

Are you active in your church? Tell us about your activities.

We attend a Methodist church almost every week, and try to help with any other activities and groups that we are able. Christy enjoys baking and volunteers to provide cookies once a month for weekend services. Michael has played in the praise band. We help with the youth and kids’ ministry.

How will a child enrich your life?

Because each child has different strengths, interests, and hopes they teach you new things and introduce you to new perspectives.

Describe your last vacation and/or day trip

We went on an early family Christmas trip to Branson and Silver Dollar City. We spent parts of a couple days at the park, and shared several meals and events with other family members.

Will you be a stay-at-home parent? If so, what are your day-to-day plans?

Christy works from home and will be able to stay home with the baby.

What are your hobbies?

Adoptive Dad: Welding, woodworking, watching movies, working on farm machinery and automobiles, and working on the farm. Adoptive Mom: baking, reading, horseback riding, crafts.

Share some of your family traditions.

We get together for birthdays and holidays, even if it’s just a quick meal. Major holidays we spend as much of the day together as we can, usually playing cards or other games as we visit and catch up on each others’ lives. For Christmas, we adopt a family in need or give to other charities that support families and kids for the holidays.

When you close your eyes and see yourself holding your precious baby in your arms, what are your thoughts regarding his or her birth mother?

Thank you doesn’t seem like a big enough sentiment for the gift and privilege that she will provide us.

What attracted you to each other?

Adoptive Dad: Her smile and love of life; her love of family and friends; family values. Adoptive Mom: sense of humor, similar lifestyle, family values.

What is your favorite food?

Adoptive Dad: Cheese and homemade ice cream; lots of old family recipes, some of which are very simple. Adoptive Mom: Italian is the best, Mexican is a close second.

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