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Michelle and Jeremy

Introduction

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We admire your decision to consider placing your child for adoption. We understand that you have a lot to think about and we respect your feelings. We will be sure that your child will always know his or her special adoption story and how important you are. We are open to whatever level of communication and involvement you choose.

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Our Promise

We are committed to providing a warm and loving family for your child. We will give your child all the support and resources needed to be happy. We’ll also share with him orher our love for the world, and help our child to lead a complete, fulfilling life. We also promise to teach our child to embrace his or her adoption story. We hope to talk with you and share more about our lives, our history, and our dreams for the future. We would be excited to get to know you and your family as well. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.

We would love to hear from you!

Our Story

We first met ten years ago playing ultimate frisbee on a warm summer night. We both knew right away that we were in love and wanted to share everything with each other. After sharing lots of exciting adventures with each other, we decided to get married six years ago. We’re still madly in love and enjoy spending time together from hiking to visiting museums to traveling around the world. We’ve always wanted children and growing our family through adoption is a perfect fit. Michelle and her brother were adopted, so our family is very supportive of and comfortable with adoption. We are excited to begin this amazing journey with you. We look forward to becoming parents again and sharing our love and our lives with our children.

Our Favorite Things

We both love adventures, big and small. We like to travel and have done so all over the country, as well as overseas to other countries. We enjoy seeing different areas of the world and experiencing different landscapes, food, and people in each place. We are looking forward to our children seeing the Eiffel Tower in France for the first time! We’ve driven across the United States four times and have taken a different route each time. We have also visited thirty-five national parks so far and can’t wait to visit more exciting places with our children! We enjoy spending time outdoors, reading, movies, and cooking when we’re hanging out at home. We can’t wait to share new adventures and all of our interests with our children someday!

Our Neighborhood And Home

We live in a quiet, suburban neighborhood in lovely Portland, Oregon, just twenty minutes from gorgeous Mount Hood. Our home is in a terrific area to raise kids and our neighborhood is very diverse and family-friendly. We can’t wait to stroll through the neighborhood with our children! There are always kids outside playing and families cooking out. We are within walking distance of the neighborhood park and elementary and middle school. It will be great to walk our children to school in the mornings. We share our house with a very active Australian Cattle Dog, named Sidney. On most days, we walk Sidney through a nearby park that has a lovely trail around a quiet neighborhood. Sidney will be so excited to have another friend to play with! We live just fifteen minutes away from the Oregon Zoo, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. We’re also just a short drive away from the coast and can’t wait to explore new beaches and adventures along the water. We look forward to being so close to several National Parks and teaching our children to ski!

Our Careers

Michelle is a project management coordinator for a local business. Jeremy is an Assistant Professor at a nearby university. He studies the role that genetics play in human health. We both have very flexible schedules. We often make time during the day to walk with our dog or make a delicious dinner together. We can hardly wait to take our children for fun walks and bike rides around the neighborhood after school! We look forward to having family dinners and reading our little ones magical bedtime stories. We also both plan to work from home regularly so that we can spend more time with our children.

About Jeremy by Michelle

Jeremy has a very positive outlook on life and is intelligent, patient, giving and understanding. He wakes up in a good mood every day and I love that – he gets the most out of each and every day. He loves to cook and we enjoy being in the kitchen together making dinner each night. He is passionate about his work, ambitious and always learning, always pushing himself and me in the process. He loves to play ultimate frisbee, hike, travel, spend time with family and friends as well as spending time with our pets. Our daughter loves playing with her dad and he is wonderful with her, whether he is making her laugh, teaching her how to swim, reading to her, or just being silly. He is a fantastic father who shares his love of the outdoors, the environment, a nd the pursuit of knowledge with her.

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About Michelle by Jeremy

Michelle is a warm, caring person who loves to laugh and is committed to making the world a better place. She is a thoughtful friend who is always able to make others feel better, either by listening to them or laughing with them. She has a passion for volunteering and her favorite activities are planting trees and being a Big Sister in the Big Brother/Big Sister program. She is in constant motion, continually doing something fun with family or friends or planning the next adventure. She loves spending time with our daughter, whether she is putting together a puzzle, playing sports, or just having fun at the beach. Michelle is an amazing mother, teaching our daughter to read, helping her learn about animals and the outdoors, showing her how to be kind to others, and introducing her to fun travel experiences as well as new cultures and places.

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Our Family And Friends

We have a large circle of family and friends that bring us great joy. We are lucky to have several friends with children, and they are eager to be involved in our child’s life. Michelle is from Florida and most of her extended family still lives there. We visit her parents at their home near the beach often. Papa Wayne and Grandma Gigi are looking forward to taking their newest grandchild to the beach for some fun in the sun! Michelle’s brother and his family live close by in Salt Lake City, Utah. We usually see them during holidays and organize other outings as well, and they can’t wait to meet their new cousin. Jeremy’s family lives in Wisconsin and we visit them at least twice a year. When we visit, we often have family fun nights. We hope our children will enjoy all of the great food and exciting games we all play together. We also often take day trips around Wisconsin to visit state parks and hike. “Our families are so excited about us adopting again. They can’t wait to meet our new addition!”

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Fun Facts About Us

  • WE LOVE PLAYING SPORTS
  • WE’VE VISITED 14 COUNTRIES
  • WE LOVE TO HIKE AND HAVE BEEN TO 35 NATIONAL PARKS
  • WE MET PLAYING ULTIMATE FRISBEE
  • WE ARE LEARNING SPANISH
  • WE LOVE ACTION MOVIES AND DOCUMENTARIES

Fun Facts About Michelle

  • I HAVE BEEN ON TWO WEEK LONG HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TRIPS
  • I LOVE 80’s MUSIC and FRANK SINATRA
  • I HAVE A MASTER’s DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • MY GUILTY PLEASURE IS DOWNTON ABBEY
  • I HAVE VISITED 49 STATES + PUERTO RICO
  • I’M LEARNING HOW TO PLAY THE GUITAR
  • I’VE BEEN TO NATIONALS IN VOLLEYBALL AND ULTIMATE FRISBEE
  • I LOVE GOING TO CONCERTS, COMEDY SHOWS AND IMPROV
  • I LOVE ZUMBA!

Fun Facts About Jeremy

  • I’VE BEEN TO NATIONALS IN ULTIMATE FRISBEE 10 TIMES
  • I HAVE VISITED 47 STATES + PUERTO RICO
  • I HAVE A PHD IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
  • I WAS THE COACH/PLAYER OF THE GEORGIA TECH ULTIMATE
  • FRISBEE TEAM
  • I LOVE TO PLAY POKER AND CHESS
  • I’M A GREAT COOK AND LOVE TO TRY NEW RECIPES
  • I HAVE LIVED IN SEVEN DIFFERENT STATES (GA, WI, VA, MN, IL, CA, WA)
  • I’VE SEEN BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN FOUR TIMES IN CONCERT
  • I CAN JUGGLE

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CALLOUTS

I know that I picked the most wonderful father for our children and I couldn’t be prouder to have him as a partner in life – Michelle

She makes me laugh every day and is a terrific mom and I look forward to our adventures and journey together – Jeremy

Meet Summer!

Summer is two years old and a ball of energy. There are some days where she is just so busy that she doesn’t even have time to stop for a nap. She loves to be OUTSIDE all of the time, and that was one of her first words – outside, outside! She loves to laugh and loves music. She is also a big fan of dancing, playing with Legos and reading! She also loves playing with our Australian Cattle Dog, Sidney!

In Conclusion

We promise to provide your child with what we believe matters most: unconditional love from us and our extended family, plenty of laughter, a loving sibling, fun adventures and vacations, a college education if they want one, and support no matter what challenges he or she might face. Through our example, we hope our children will grow up to learn the joy of helping others and savor all of the variety that life has to offer. To be chosen as your child’s family would be an honor and a gift. We want to assure you with all our hearts that your beautiful son or daughter will be loved and cared for as our own, forever.

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If you would like to speak with us about adopting your child or have any questions for us,please contact your caseworker at AdoptHelp by calling 1-800-637-7999.