Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! Our hearts are filled with excitement and emotion as we begin the journey to add a child to our family through adoption! We have always planned on being parents and while we have many kids in our lives who think we are the "most fun" of all the adults, we have longed for our own sleepless nights, dirty diapers, first steps, Tooth Fairies, and all the moments and memories that come with raising a child.
We wish you all the best as you consider an adoption plan for your son or daughter. We have so much love to share with a child and are excited to have the opportunity to expand our family through adoption. If we are given this privilege to adopt your baby, always know we will unconditionally love and cherish your child and they will forever know the sacrifices you have made out of love.
You are looking for a safe and happy home and future for your child. We are looking to share our love and lives with a child. Perhaps we are looking for each other! If anything in our story resonates with you or you would just like to hear more, we would love the have the chance to talk with you further.
Love, Michele & Tom
206-696-1292 (call or text)
Is Tom the teacher or student in this picture? We love having our little friends over for visits!
We love taking our friends (even our little friends) on adventures. Here is Michele with her goddaughter and her brother off for a day skiing!
We love exploring neighborhood festivals, especially the yummy food! Here is Michele with her Mom and niece and nephew.
We love our cousins...and our cousins kiddos! Lots of kids in the family make for great vacations together.
Christmas time in Chicago with Michele's brother and family.
Who We Are
We are Midwesterners who now call the Pacific Northwest home. After college, Michele traveled all over the country hiking, camping, climbing, and just exploring the outdoors. She climbed Mt Rainier one summer and after that decided to move out to Seattle to experience living in the Northwest. Who knew the move would be so permanent!
After college, Tom taught math and science in the Peace Corps in West Africa. After the Peace Corps and moving back to the Midwest, Tom started his career with a large company in Minneapolis. Tom had the opportunity to travel the world and even live overseas. An opportunity to work for a startup in Seattle came his way and he jumped at the chance to experience the Northwest and the excitement of a new company.
We met at work at the startup company that brought Tom out to Seattle. It was an intense and exciting time in our careers and what started as a great friendship, turned into love and a life where we didn't want to be apart. While we no longer work together, our lives are inseparable and Seattle has remained our home.
Adoption is something we have talked about from the beginning of our relationship. We have many friends and family who are adopted, have had a child through adoption, and even a close friend who is a birth mom and found a wonderful couple to adopt her daughter.
While we first started with the traditional methods of having a baby, a successful pregnancy was not part of the plan. Infertility was a surprise and disappointment for us, but rather than continuing with fertility treatments, we knew the right path for us was to grow our family through adoption