We are young, spirited, healthy and have been together for almost a decade. Together we have traveled, lived, laughed, and loved throughout the country with our black lab, Abby. Family, faith, unconditional support, and our love for one another are our cornerstones and we cannot wait to share those with a child some day soon.
We have a large extended family in Indianapolis and Culver, Indiana. We are very close with our family and enjoy visiting them multiple times per year, including over holidays and for extended vacations. We enjoy campfires with s’mores, large family dinners, swimming in or boating on the lake together, playing yard games, crafts, and local town festivals. Many of our closest childhood friends and their families also live in our area, and we enjoy getting together with them weekly and for many holidays. All of our family and friends are extremely supportive of our decision to adopt and are excited to welcome a new child into our family!
Christmas is our favorite holiday and we look forward to sharing it with a little one. We enjoy decorating our home for Christmas, baking cookies, visiting friends and family, and going to church together. We cherish our Christmas ornaments representing special memories, travels, family, and shared experiences. We always take a trip to New York City a few weeks before Christmas to see a holiday musical and dance performance. It's such a magical time to be in the city and it always puts us in the spirit.
We live in a beautiful four-story brick home in a vibrant suburb in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. Our city is charming, with plenty of children’s museums, art centers, theater and musical opportunities, scenic parks, and an extensive list of family-friendly activities. There are many excellent schools nearby and all of the excitement, culture, and history of our Nation’s Capitol right in our back yard.
Our home is a place where a child can be a child. It has lots of space, large windows, bright and cheerful décor, a beautiful kitchen and great room, multiple bedrooms, as well as plenty of space for a playroom. In our neighborhood, there are children of all ages. The parents are fantastic and have created a community where children are safe and cared for. Children are always out playing together in the parks and riding bikes along the trails. Also, there are playgrounds on each side of the neighborhood, and a gated and secure pool with a full-time lifeguard. We have frequent neighborhood festivals which the families all enjoy together. It truly is the perfect place to raise a family!
Michelle is energetic and fun, and she loves to help others. Since she was a little girl, she would volunteer with her parents through her church and community, and she has continued her passion for service throughout her life. Her interest in science and her desire to help children led to her career as a Pediatrician.
Michelle works as a doctor in a large children's hospital, caring for newborns through young adults, where she immediately puts sick children and their families at ease. She is a popular teacher and advisor for Pediatrics residents and medical students. Michelle also enjoys advocating for children's health needs in our community. As a hospital-based Pediatrician, Michelle has flexible hours and she will be able to spend lots of time at home with a child.
In her free time, Michelle loves swimming, arts and crafts, riding on bike trails by our house and exploring fun neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. Raised in Florida, she developed an early love for nature and the ocean which has continued throughout her life. She also values time at home cooking, spending time at home with friends and family, and watching movies. Michelle is imaginative, and loves using her creativity in planning fun activities for her goddaughters and nieces. She always prioritizes her family. Very importantly, she is a loving and nurturing wife, and she will make a wonderful mother who will give a child her unconditional love and support.
What has always impressed me most about Jason is his abundance of love and nurturing presence. Whether caring for his five nieces whom he calls multiple times each week or caring for our Labrador Abby - he has a heart of gold.
Jason grew up the second of three children in central Illinois. Surrounded by farms and woods, he grew up exploring the woods and enjoying camping. Jason similarly hopes to share his love of the outdoors with a child.
He is affectionately known by his nieces as “Uncle Boop” because when they were young, he would “boop” them on the nose. Now preteens, they love calling him to talk about school, dances, college ideas, and just daily life. It's so incredible to see just how much love they have for Jason.
As an attorney, Jason can work from the office or at home. When he's not working, he spends as much time as possible exploring Washington, D.C. and the surrounding state parks. He loves the mountains, the waterfalls, and especially the bike trails in the area. A real benefit of him being home so much is his cooking. Jason is always finding new recipes for us to cook or bake together. He’s already talking about child-friendly recipes where children can join the fun!