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Scott and Becky

Becky & Scott >> Dear Birthmother, We are Scott and Becky. We would like to start by saying thank you for considering us for the greatest gift that one could possibly give. Our hearts will forever be grateful, and there are no words to describe our aspirations to become parents through adoption. We truly admire your selfless choice and courage to consider adoption. We understand this is not an easy decision to make. We believe that adoption is a wonderful gift and we promise to raise your child in a home full of love, happiness, laughter, encouragement and support. We are excited to be parents and to share our love. We want to experience the world through the eyes of our child. We want to provide the kind of unconditional loving environment that our parents gave us. We are ready to provide a happy, stable environment for a child to grow up in, creating wonderful childhood memories like we both experienced growing up. We look forward to meeting you and sharing this adventure with you. Thank you for considering us as the adoptive parents of your child.   >> Here’s the Story We were introduced by a mutual friend and dated for several years before finally tying the knot in 2008 at an Old Stone Church in Harriman State Park in New York. One of Becky’s favorite moments was when Scott proposed to her on Christmas. It was the BEST present ever. Our relationship is built on shared dreams and goals but more importantly, friendship, love, respect and commitment to each other and our family. Our families’ values and upbringing made us the fun-loving couple we are today. We talked about having children but struggled with infertility the last seven years. Adoption has always been in the back of our minds. Scott’s two siblings were both adopted, and we have friends and other family members who have adopted children. We feel blessed that this is our path to become parents. Family is very important to us. We both grew up in homes filled with laughter, love and encouragement. Just like you, we want the best for your child. We promise to provide the same loving home and present many opportunities for a child to grow and succeed in life.    >> Meet Becky by Scott Getting hugs Becky is the love of my life. We have built a life together through helping each other reach shared goals and dreams. One of those dreams is to help a child to lead a great life. Her love of teaching and kids will make her a great mom. Our families have become close and support each other through both good and tough times. I know her parents and siblings will be great help for us in raising a child and they will treat our child as a member of the family, just as they have done with me. >> A little more about Becky Becky grew up in Wisconsin and Michigan. She is the oldest of four siblings and they are all excited to welcome another member to our family. Her extended family is excited to be a part of this journey.  I love celebrating the holidays and family traditions. Halloween and Christmas are two of my favorite times of year. Plus, I look forward to passing on my love of the Green Bay Packers and Michigan State Spartans to our child and of course, my adventurous spirit. I am currently an academic advisor working with college students. One of the things I love about my job is being able to work with college students on a daily basis. It’s always great to share in their trials and triumphs. There are no words to describe watching my students come in as a freshman and then, walk across the stage and receive their diplomas as seniors. My students always joke with me that I am their “second” mom. I will stay at home for a few months when our baby arrives and then plan to return to a reduced schedule at work so I can still spend lots of time with our little one.   >> Meet Scott by Becky I can honestly say that I married my best friend. Scott is loving, caring and supportive, and definitely knows how to make me laugh. It never gets old listening to his stories about some of his adventures growing up. His is personality definitely shines through when playing with our nieces and nephews, and it always brings a smile to my face. They adore him and love to be around him. I know that Scott’s ability to be patient, caring and fun are qualities that will make him an excellent father. I can see him reading books to our child, teaching him or her about life and even doing jigsaw puzzles together. Scott is fun to be around, whether we are listening to music, talking or watching sports. He is excellent at grilling food and even cleans the bathrooms! >> More about Scott Scott grew up in Northern New Jersey. He was the youngest of three siblings as both of his older siblings were adopted. He played hockey and soccer growing up and can’t wait to pass on a love of sports to our child. Scott will be outside playing catch with his son or daughter and helping them practice whatever sport they chose to play. We always joke that he came to Michigan for college and never left the state. He currently works in hockey and is proud to represent the colors of the United States as part of his job. He works with 15 to 17 year old high school boys so he has figured out all the ways that they can go out and get into trouble.     Scott & Paige - Tigers game   >> Things we love to do We definitely love to travel and explore new places, not only in the U.S. but also abroad. We are looking forward to doing more camping and hiking and visiting landmarks around the United States. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends. We have been known to have serious and competitive games of UNO.We are sport fans and spend our summers watching the Detroit Tigers and in the fall football, especially the MSU Spartans and Green Bay Packers. Scott always jokes that he married into a Packers family. One passion we plan to share with our child is our love of travel and exploring new cultures and areas. A few spots we have ventured to include: Germany, the Czech Republic and Finland. Trips to Ireland, Iceland and Norway are on our bucket list.Scott does travel abroad occasionally for work so we will have opportunities to join him. Becky was an exchange student to Germany in high school and believes in learning about other cultures.     >> Where we call home We live in a townhome in a diverse college town in Southeastern Michigan. Our house is surrounded by open space where we can hear and see lots of wildlife. It’s a great place to live and raise a family, and truly has the best of everything. Living in a college town provides all kinds of opportunities for cultural events, sporting activities and even a farmers market during the summer. We have parks and hiking trails just a short distance from our home. The public school system is one of the best in the state.  It’s a short drive to check out the Hands-on Museum, the Detroit and Toledo Zoos, Orchards and Cider Mills where we can pick our own pumpkins and apples, and the Henry Ford Museum. Plus, it’s just a few hours from the Great Lakes and beautiful Upper Michigan. We honestly have so much fun doing things together: going to sporting events, trying new foods and restaurants, hanging out with family and friends, being outdoors and traveling whenever possible. When we want to relax, we love listening to music and hanging out together. Our home and neighborhood will be a great place to grow up! Becky & Scott Finland   >> Meet our family and friends Family is very important to us. We visit our families and keep in touch regularly. We both grew up in traditional, stable and loving environments. Growing up, our parents put family and education first. We want to raise our child in the same way we were raised. Becky’s sisters and their families, her brother and his family and her parents are scattered throughout the State of Michigan. In addition, she has several aunts, uncles and cousins who live within a few hours of her. My dad’s side of the family has an extended family get-together every other year where we have close to 90 people sharing stories and memories.  Everyone is excited to welcome a new addition to our family. Scott’s mom still lives in New Jersey and we try to get out to see her every six to eight weeks. Plus, he has extended family in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. We try to get out and visit them three to four times a year. They are excited to welcome a new addition into our family.  We have a close-knit group of friends in our hometown where we celebrate special occasions, get together for meals, or to watch football, baseball or hockey. They can’t wait to have someone to spoil.     >> Our Hopes & Dreams We are excited to be parents and to share our love with a child. We want to experience the world through the eyes of our child. We want to provide the kind of unconditional loving environment that our parents gave us. We are ready to provide a happy, stable environment for a child to grow up in, creating wonderful childhood memories like we both experienced growing up. The love we have for our nieces, nephews, and friends’ children is amazing to us and we can’t wait to share this love with our child. We promise to love our child unconditionally, while providing boundaries and ensuring that he or she grows up to be a well-adjusted adult. We will work hard to provide for our child everything that he/she needs and teach him or her to be respectful, polite, grateful, and to have high morals. We will read to our child and take him/her to places to learn about the world. We will provide an environment where he/she can fulfill his/her full potential. We will be open with our child about his or her adoption. We will share milestones, birthdays and holidays with you through pictures and letters, if you wish. We hope we can build a relationship with you as well as we travel through this adoption journey. We want to be able to share with a child his or her full story and how we met you and how he or she came into this world. We appreciate the opportunity to love and raise your child. This addition to our family will be a blessing and fulfill our lives. walk - wedding   >> One Last Thank You Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better! We hope you have a better sense of who we are and how excited we are about becoming parents. We look forward to meeting you. We have so much gratitude to you for considering us to be the adoptive parents of your child. We understand this is not an easy decision to make but we hope that you will find peace with your choice of whomever you choose to parent your child.