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Nate & Michelle


Nate & Michelle
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A Fun-Loving Christian Family


We are Nate and Michelle from Hampton Roads, VA. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. Even though we do not know you yet, we have a huge amount of respect and admiration for you. We cannot truly understand everything you are going through, but please know that we offer our sincere support and prayers to you. We can only try to understand the difficult decisions that lie ahead of you. It is obvious from the fact that you are here, right now, reading this that the plan you are making is being made out of love, courage, and selflessness, and that you are trying to make the best decision for your child. We hope by looking at our photos and reading about our lives that you will find comfort in knowing how much we want to give our unconditional love and acceptance and expand our family through the blessing of adoption! May you find the perfect loving family you seek.

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Who We Are

Our Story
We met each other at a church event in 2001: Michelle was a professional nanny for a family and Nate had just graduated from college and gotten a new job. Michelle was almost immediately smitten, but it took Nate about two years to notice her attention… whoops! We dated for about six months, but neither of us was mature enough for marriage, so we broke up; Michelle moved to India for about 5 years to work with orphans and street-children, and Nate remained in the States. When Michelle came back to the USA for a break, we reconnected and got to know each other (again), and when she left again for India a few weeks later, Nate knew that he finally loved Michelle and wanted to marry her… and he desperately hoped that she felt the same way! Thankfully, she did: Michelle came back to the USA in January 2009 so that Nate could man-up and pursue her romantically. We got engaged in September 2009, and were married in January 2010.

Why We Are Choosing Adoption:
Since we were kids, we have both wanted to have a large family (about 5 kids), and we’ve both always wanted to “make” one or two of those kids and to adopt the rest, so once we were married we got to work trying to make some babies! Because of some fertility problems that we found out we had, it took a long time, a lot of effort, and a lot of prayers before we finally got pregnant with our biological son, Parker. Since his birth in 2015, we’ve tried to get pregnant again without success, and we understand now that God wants the rest of our kids to be adopted.

We believe that adoption is a beautiful gift from God to the child, the birth parents, and the adoptive parents. In fact, adoption is precisely what Christian faith is all about: the Bible says that each of us is cut off from God because of the wrong things that we do, but that God will adopt us as his children and bring us to live with Him in Heaven when we die if we accept the forgiveness that His son, Jesus Christ, offers us. We’re so glad that God wanted to adopt us, and we’re eager to respond in kind by adopting children who can’t stay with their birth parents.

Our Faith:
We are both Christians and we will raise our children in our faith. We want our children to know that God has a wonderful plan for their lives, and we want to help them learn how to be followers of Jesus Christ. We want to teach our children that God loves them unconditionally, and we love them unconditionally, as well.

Our faith in Jesus Christ is the foundation on which we live our lives, and we hope to be positive role models for our children by teaching them to be kind and respect others. We want our relationship with our children to be strong and open, and we pray that they will feel comfortable coming to us with any questions, problems, concerns, or worries that they may have. We will always be there for them, no matter what, and will always give them our unconditional love and support.

Adoption Diary

Not so picture perfect

I think this picture speaks to the imperfection of life. We are often messy, we all have meltdowns, and we most definitely don’t have it all together. But we do have each other. We get the opportunity to love each other through the mess, through the difficult days when nothing seems to be going well (not even a simple family photo).

Sneaky Moments

A few weeks ago I told Parker to go wash his hands, which he is really good about doing. After some time I noticed it was really quiet in the house and that Parker still hadn’t come out of the bathroom, so I went to check & found him happily playing in the sink. I had to try hard not to laugh at the scene of water dripping everywhere and soap suds covering his arms and overflowing the sink. Fun times!

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.


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