Married Since: 2012

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We want to assure you with all our heart, that we are not only deeply honored but also so grateful to you. Loving your child will be our entire world, our pride, and joy.

Adam and Michelle

from Illinois

Adam

Ancestry: German, Polish

Religion: Lutheran

Occupation: Executive Account Manager

Education: Some College

Hobbies: Sports, Fitness, Music

Michelle

Ancestry: Italian, Swedish, English

Religion: Lutheran

Occupation: Fitness Coach

Education: Some College

Hobbies: Working out

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Caucasian

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Lutheran

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From Us to You

Dear Expectant Mama,

We are so incredibly grateful for the love and sacrifice that you are considering.  The adoption journey is full of so many stages and emotions for all of us, however, we cannot fathom what it must be like for you. We want to assure you with all our heart that we are not only deeply honored but also so grateful to you. We appreciate all that you have endured as it has brought us together as the family we’ve been longing to become. We truly believe in fate and that everything happens for a reason. We want you to know that loving your child will be our entire world, our pride, and joy. Your baby will be the biggest blessing to us and will complete our lives together. You will be fulfilling a missing piece of our hearts that we have been searching to fill for so long.

We have been preparing our nursery with loving and warm little things, and we are growing even more excited to see it filled with tiny clothes and toys. Family pictures will be put up on the wall, books will fill the bookshelf, and way too many stuffed animals for your baby to love on.  We look forward to nurturing your baby with singing songs and playing music, drying tears from his/her eyes, endless snuggles and kisses, warm baths, rocking him/her to sleep in the wee hours of the night and anything under the moon she or he could need or want.

We look forward to the days of teaching him/her how to ride a bike and play ball in the yard. Running through the sprinkler, watching fireworks from our backyard on the fourth of July, having campfires, sleepovers with cousins and friends, playing hide and seek. We cannot wait for Grandma Val to show him/her all the pretty birds and animals that visit her yard.  Or for Grandpa Frank to have sleepovers and watch movies while Grandma Helene cooks the best mac and cheese in the world. We have a 6 year old niece and a newborn nephew who cannot wait to meet your baby. We can’t wait to watch them grow up together and create great memories with our family on holidays, birthdays and family time. Our family is SO eager and excited to meet you, little one, and welcome you into our loving family.

Thank you, again, with all our heart.

With love,
Adam and Michelle

 

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Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

First and most importantly, we are beyond grateful for your sacrifice. We have been talking about making all these beautiful new memories as a family for about 10 years now. It’s been a very long, and incredibly difficult journey for us, and we feel that there has never been a better time for us to finally become parents. We have the utmost respect for you in making the absolute sacrifice so that we can finally become the family we’ve been longing to be all this time.

We are so fortunate for so many reasons. We have a great marriage, a healthy family, and an awesome group of friends. We are very lucky to have such a nice and comfortable home, successful careers, and our loving fur babies. We have worked hard to grow our family during our marriage, and a child would not only add so much joy to our lives, but grandmas and grandpas are eagerly waiting as well! We have watched all our friends fall in love, get married and start their families. We have watched younger siblings get married and start their families. We can’t wait to be able to do the same and raise a child with all the love we have to offer.

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About Michelle, by Adam

Michelle is my little fireball. I met Michelle when I was only 22 and was instantly attracted to her.  She is small but powerful, soft but hard, beautiful and strong.  The first thing I saw was her smile.  She has a smile that can absolutely melt your heart.  Her eyes are radiant and will grab you and not let go. She was everything to me and I fell instantly.  We were young and living our best life and although neither of us expected it, it was almost instant that two became one.  We spent almost every day together, hanging with our friends, listening to music and going to concerts.  We burned each other CDs of our favorite songs that reminded us of each other.  We wore our hearts on our sleeves and constantly shared our love with kisses and hugs.

As we became older, we learned and grew together.  We sometimes stumbled but learned to solve our differences and strengthen our bond so we had a foundation that would last our lifetimes.  Now we have a house that Michelle has made into an amazing and loving home, full of warmth and comfort.  We love to spend nights at home, watching our favorite shows and movies, playing games together, and loving our dogs who are truly our first children and family.

Michelle makes me a better person, even when it isn’t the easiest thing to do!  She keeps me honest and humble, and there’s never a doubt that Michelle always wants me to be the best version of myself.  I know that she will love and protect your baby.  She will shower them with kisses and hugs just as she did with me.  I cannot wait to share the rest of my life as a father with my wife, my love, my best friend.

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About Adam, by Michelle

Adam is literally the guy everyone loves, including myself of course! He is THE life of the party. He’s funny, goofy, optimistic, smart, energetic, and he loves opening our home to absolutely anyone and everyone. Adam has a way of keeping everyone comfortable even in the most awkward moment. He knows how to make someone laugh or smile at any given time. Adam is the kind of person who will go out of his way to help ANYONE, including perfect strangers. And I have always loved that about him.

Because Adam works so hard, he’s become very successful in his career. There is not a doubt in my mind that he will forever be able to provide for our family in the best way possible. The life we have created together is the life we dreamed of having together when we first met. I can’t wait to complete our dreams of being parents together.

Adam is my everything, he always was, and he always will be.

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Lifestyle

We are both very active in health and fitness.  We love to get outside and enjoy nice summer days and enjoy ourselves. We really enjoy runs in the park, bike rides through the trails, tennis near our neighborhood pool, and taking our 3 fur babies for walks. We have a lot of friends and plan a lot of social events so when we have an extra day for ourselves, we love to spend it together.  Aside from socializing and exercise, we enjoy being home and spending time with our dogs and in our yard.  Adam thinks he’s a good gardener and he gets better every day.

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Home & Neighborhood

We love our neighborhood! We started looking for our first home just before our wedding.  We really wanted to find a home in this area because it was central to our parents and the rest of our family. We have some of the highest rated schools in Illinois, which was very important to us when looking for a permanent home. We have so many great parks and nature preserves, and the elementary school is right down the street from our home within a very short walking distance. Our neighborhood is filled with young families! It is large but cozy, and everyone is friendly around here. We have a huge park in our neighborhood right across from a big golf course. In the summer there is music in the park every Tuesday night, and there are all kinds of activities for families. On the fourth of July, we don’t even have to leave our home to watch the firework show that they put on for the town. We get fireworks right in our backyard! There’s a nice pool in the park as well, and it is great for little ones! We are very friendly with our surrounding neighbors. There are two families right next to us and right across from us who have two little ones each, and we cannot wait for your little one to make all kinds of friends and memories like we did when we were kids!

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Our Dogs

Our dogs have been our entire lives.  Adam got Sugar in 2006 and we began dating that same year.  In 2007 we got Rocky as our first dog together and in 2009 we added little Skye to our pack.  Sugar and Rocky are American Pit Bulls and were born from the same parents.  They are so smart and loving, they have been extensions of our family since day one.  Today they are 13 and 14 years old and have enjoyed wonderful healthy lives, adding so much love and joy to us.

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Our Families & Friends

We are so grateful to have such an awesome circle of friends in our life.  We have close friends with young families, and they all live near our home. A few of them are even growing their families which is exciting for us because your child will have friends close in age, as well as family cousins. Most of our friends are just as physically active as we are, so your baby will be surrounded by a healthy lifestyle filled with all kinds of sports and hobby activities. We also have friends who have adopted siblings, nieces, and nephews, so we have a really good support system.

All of our immediate family members live in the same surrounding suburbs and city, so we are very fortunate to be able to spend a ton of time with our families on both sides. When we get together with family, not only do we spend the entire day together, but we actually have fun! Holidays are filled with tons of family and festivities, and everyone loves coming to our house for Christmas! Our families on both sides love music, rent boats in the summer, family vacations, cooking, playing games, going to fests/concerts, hockey games, watching movies on a Sunday night, and more. All 3 grandmas LOVE to cook, and man can they cook!

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Travel

Our last vacation was in beautiful Marco Island, Florida. One of the great things about this trip was that we were able to spend it with two of our favorite people, Kim and Kevin. Kevin has been Adam’s work partner for the last 9 years and has become a very special friend and mentor to Adam. Especially since Adam’s father passed away almost 9 years ago. On our vacation, we would sleep in, walk the beach, enjoy great food, sit and talk about life, and just enjoy the time together. In our beginning years together, we were unable to afford vacations. However, we have been very fortunate in the past few years to be able to make it a priority and take time for us to get away.

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What We Will Share

We will tell your child about the amazing sacrifice that you made for them.  That one of the biggest moments of their life came from your pure unselfish sacrifice.  That you wanted to provide a life for them that you could not at the time. That you put your love, faith, and trust in our family.

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What We Will Teach

Our family as a whole values kindness, love, and compassion. We also want your child to be strong and independent. Growing up, family was a very significant part of our childhood, and we want to instill just how important having a solid family foundation is. Cherishing close relationships with grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles is what molds us. Adam couldn’t imagine his childhood without his grandparents, and all the wonderful memories they created for him. We want your child to learn those same beliefs. Michelle is also a very big animal lover, and it is very important to us that your child knows and understands the importance of appreciation and respect for all creatures.

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Our Promise to You

We have made a commitment to love your child as though he or she has been our own from day one. We will fully embrace the journey as adoptive parents, wholeheartedly, with endless affection, gratitude and devotion. We promise to set a solid foundation where your child will feel confident and supported. Your child will have what he or she needs in order to grow into a healthy and happy individual. We promise to support your child, to be honest about where he or she came from, to teach him or her to have compassion and the importance of valuing family.

Message Adam and Michelle

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Adam and Michelle

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!