Who We Are
We met in the fifth grade when Marcus moved to Emily's hometown in Michigan. We shared many of the same friends throughout middle and high school and often spent time hanging out together on evenings and weekends. We began dating the summer before our Junior year and the rest is history!
We attended the same college, were engaged during our final year, and married just after Marcus returned from his deployment to Iraq. We've now been together for over 20 years!
Becoming parents has always been a dream of ours. We knew from early in our relationship that adoption would be part of our story; we always imagined a big family with children both adopted and biological. We have faced some disappointment as we've struggled with infertility, but decided not to wait another day to begin growing our family. We're now home study approved and on the path to open adoption.
We treasure our life together - it's been filled with ups and downs, lots of adventure, and tons of laughter and love. We feel very lucky and cannot wait to share our lives with a very special child!
Since we first announced our plan to adopt, several friends and family have shared loving and supportive messages for our home study and on social media. We’d love to share some!
“From the moment I met them, and saw their love for children, their calm demeanor, I’ve been waiting for these two incredible people to take on their role as parents. They will be a blessing to any child.”
“It’s simple. They are kind, fun, loving, beautiful inside and out.”
“...They have a love that most people only dream about. They have such a fun and adventurous life together, they love to travel, explore and learn, and most of all, they are always laughing or making those around them laugh…I am thrilled for them and eagerly awaiting to be part of their adoption journey.”