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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 to them the love of God.

About Us

We met via ChristianMingle in 2012 and have now been married for 7 years! We currently live in Florida, have a 4-year-old son, and are expecting our second son in October 2021. 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 follow their dreams and find their passions!

About Mike, written by Melissa

Mike is quick to bring wit, laughter, creativity, and depth into our home. He is a wonderful provider, encourages us to pursue our dreams, enjoys spending quality time with us, and protects our family. Mike works for two different Christian ministries, including leading the young adult group at church. Mike’s favorite interests include weight lifting, reading a variety of books, and playing his guitar. He enjoys completing projects around the house, as well as teaching our son, Isaac, how to work with his hands and build things. He’s taught our son to be a strong, upright, and mature young man. Mike and Isaac can often be found wrestling, tossing a ball, playing outside, or reading. He is a wonderful father, and I know he’s excited to share his passions 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 son, Isaac.  Working from home for a few hours every week as a Registered Nurse gives her the opportunity to teach him about new and fun things, play outside with him, help him learn the importance of chores, and be a consistent presence in his life. She loves brightening other people’s days through gifts, encouragement, attention, or quality time. Reading, calligraphy, playing piano, and creating Shutterfly books of their family pictures are interests she enjoys. She is a truly wonderful mother, and I know she is excited to share her passion for teaching and games with your child.

Our Home in Florida

We have lived in sunny Florida for almost 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. The nursery in our master bedroom will soon be set up with space for two!

Our Family

Isaac, our 4-year-old son, is active and full of silliness and laughter. He enjoys humming, singing, and reading his favorite books over and over. His recent interests include lift kit trucks, skateboarding, swords, and yo-yos. He LOVES babies and wants to hold them every chance he can get! He is so excited to “play with, live with, sing and read to” your child.
Our second son is due in October and we look forward to meeting him.

Melissa’s family is located in Wisconsin and Mike’s family resides in Michigan. While we now 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 and in a foundation of love and truth rooted in Christ, both taught and by example of how we live and love them. 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, follow their dreams and follow God. Through homeschooling, we will provide them with a solid education focused on their individual giftings. 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 Dean of Students for the ministry school and the young adults pastor; works for another Christian ministryRegistered Nurse very part-time from home; helps lead young adult ministry
Stay-At-HomeNoYes and works 10 hours per week from home
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Michael & Melissa's Favorites
Favorite HobbyWeight LiftingReading
Favorite Family ActivitySpending an evening outPlaying outside together and being spontaneously silly doing anything
Favorite DinnerBacon chickenLasagna, caesar salad and chocolate
Favorite BookDuneAny book by Lynn Austin or Francine Rivers
Favorite Bible VersePhilippians 3:12-14Depends on the season I am in, currently Jeremiah 17:7-8
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 enjoying having pizza for special occasions 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 Disney World once or twice a year with family and friends, walks through the neighborhood, eating out at restaurants, taking small vacations to relax, and spending quiet time together.

Our Ministry

We are deeply involved in ministry and providing loving counsel and mentoring to young adults as leaders of our church's young adults program. We are passionate about leading others to Christ and love coming alongside each person, encouraging them towards healing, growth to maturity, and in their full potential of God-given giftings and desires.

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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