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A Letter from Michael & Melissa

Thank you for taking the time to read about our family! From playing, reading, and art crafts to family dinners, deep conversations, and beach trips, we are looking forward to including your child in everything we do and are as a family. We are especially excited to encourage them in their interests and giftings while teaching and modeling the love of God to them.

About Us

We met via ChristianMingle in 2012 and have now been married for 7 years! We currently live in Florida and have two sons, Isaac who is 5, and David who is almost 1. As a family, we enjoy spending quality time together and can often be found enjoying time outside, cooking, reading, laughing, and having deep conversations together. We truly value time spent as a family and make sure to keep family and God at the core of everything we do. Adoption has always had a special place in our hearts, and we are thrilled for it to be a part of our growing family. We look forward to sharing our lives with your child and supporting them as they learn, grow, and discover their passions and giftings!

About Mike, written by Melissa

Mike is quick to bring wit, laughter, creativity, and depth into our home. He is a caring provider, encourages us to pursue our interests, enjoys spending quality time with us, and protects and spiritually leads our family. Mike works for two different Christian ministries and is especially gifted as a teacher and mentor. His favorite interests include weight lifting, reading a variety of books, drawing, and playing his guitar. Mike completes projects around the house, as well as teaches our sons how to work with their hands and build or fix things. He’s taught our oldest son to be a strong, upright, and mature young man. Mike and our sons can often be found wrestling, building legos, reading, or playing outside. He is a consistent and loving father, and I know he’s excited to share his love with your child.

About Melissa, written by Mike

Melissa cares deeply for our family and fills our home with so much love. Her compassion and patience know no bounds and her faith in God is unwavering. She brings so much peace into our home and is a wonderfully nurturing mother to our sons.  Working from home for a few hours every week as a Registered Nurse gives her the opportunity to teach them about new and fun things, play outside with them, teach them the importance of helping our family, and be a consistent presence in their lives. She loves brightening other people’s days through gifts, encouragement, attention, or quality time. Reading, cooking, playing piano, and creating Shutterfly books of our family pictures are interests she enjoys. She is a truly wonderful mother, and I know she is excited to share her passion for teaching with your child.

Our Home in Florida

We have lived in sunny Florida for five years and feel rooted here. Our 3-bedroom brick home is located 15 minutes from the ocean and a short drive from the library and park. The neighborhood we live in is quiet with kind, loving neighbors. Being outside is common, with a playground, sandbox, and room for sports and activities! The inside of our home has lots of space with an emphasis on things we enjoy like music, reading, art, cooking, and quality time with family and friends.

Our Sons and Family

Isaac, our 5-year-old son, is active and full of silliness and laughter. His recent interests include monster trucks, helicopters, and building with legos. He LOVES babies and has stepped into the role of big brother beautifully! He is so excited to “play with, live with, sing and read to” your child. David will be 1-year-old in October 2022. He is a content baby and loves smiling, reading, and exploring.

Melissa’s family is located in Wisconsin, and Mike’s family resides in Michigan. While we live far away from immediate family, we keep in contact frequently via messaging, video chats, emails, and handmade letters or packages. Trips back home are filled with tractor rides, gardening, crafts, baking, beach trips, and lots of quality time and love. Our family and friends also enjoy visiting us and are thrilled to welcome your child into our family.

Our Promise

We promise to raise your child as our own in a foundation of love and truth rooted in Christ, both taught and by example of how we live and love. We promise to share their story with them and teach them to be proud of it. We will encourage your child to pursue their passions and follow God. We will provide them with a solid education focused on their individual gifts. We will raise them in an environment where mistakes are encouraged as a part of learning and will rejoice with them as they master new skills. We promise to protect, encourage, and fill their life with rich and rewarding moments.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Michael & Melissa

  Michael Melissa
Our EducationBachelor's degree in EnglishBachelor's degree in Nursing
Our ProfessionsWorks at our church as the Biblical Education Director; works as COO for another Christian ministryRegistered Nurse very part-time from home
Stay-At-HomeNoYes and works 10 hours per week from home
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Michael & Melissa's Favorites
Favorite HobbyWeight LiftingCreating Shutterfly Family Picture Books
Favorite Family ActivitySpending an evening outTalking and singing together while swinging
Favorite DinnerBacon chickenTacos
Favorite BookDuneAny book by Lynn Austin or Francine Rivers
Favorite Bible VersePhilippians 3:12-14Philippians 4:6
Favorite Famous FigureC.S. LewisJesus
Favorite Childhood Vacation SpotMaine with my family and best friend's familyBay Beach Amusement Park
More About Our Family
Our Home Values

Our home starts on a foundation of a love for Christ and a dedication to following Him. This radiates all of the values that our home carries. We as a household cherish and uphold love and compassion for others, obedience to the voice of the Lord, fulfilling the potential provided to us, seeking truth and honesty, and leading lives that honor God. As a family, we limit our passive intake of technology in order to spur imagination, creativity, activity, and productivity.

Our Traditions

From exploring Legoland to ensuring that family dinners are held regularly, we pride ourselves on staying close as a family. Being deeply connected to our church is a vital tradition, and we are so thankful to be involved with such a loving, caring church that is truly family to us. Our other traditions include visiting extended family and friends in Wisconsin and Michigan, going to Legoland or Disney World with family and friends, walking or biking through the neighborhood, eating out at restaurants, taking small vacations to relax, and spending quiet time together.

Our MIssion in Parenting

Our desire is to raise our children up to be mature, responsible adults who love God and others and are flourishing in their God-given talents, desires and passions. We do this by encouraging our children to have a love of learning and curiosity to explore the world. We teach them practical ways to be responsible and care not only for themselves but for others as well. We meet each child individually where they are at in their growth and learning and encourage each child's individual giftings, interests, and talents. We observe and learn about each child in order to know what they need to feel loved, valued and cherished. We model to them what a relationship with God looks like and speak His love, truth, words and healing over them every day.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 3 months

Gender

Either gender

Race

Any race

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We are excited to provide consistent, abundant love and stability in order for your child to flourish and mature in our family, home, and in society. We look forward to building a lasting relationship with you and keeping in touch through letters, pictures, and visits at your comfort level. Know that we love you, are for you, and are praying over you.

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