We are Mitch & Tisha along with our sons Carter & Max. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us! We dream of adding to our family, but another pregnancy would be considered high-risk for Tisha. That's why we are so very grateful for you and your consideration. We hope that reading about us and seeing our photos helps you understand the immense love we have for each other, and how much more we have to give to another child. You can be certain your baby will grow up in a safe, happy home, full of love, encouragement, and endless support—and two older brothers who are beyond excited to grow our family through adoption!
How We Met
We both grew up in Texas, just 10 minutes away from each other. We met at school in 7th grade, and Mitch always tells people he developed an instant crush. In the middle of the school year, Mitch transferred to a different school and we both went about life as typical 13-year-olds. The next year, we met again in once-a-week church classes and our friendship blossomed. The turning point in our relationship happened when we were 15 years old. Sadly, Mitch’s sister passed away unexpectedly. Tisha noticed Mitch's absence from church classes, and when she found out the sad news, she immediately wrote him a heartfelt letter, which touched Mitch greatly. Mitch responded with a letter of his own, and we began exchanging letters frequently throughout the week. It was the highlight of our days to get home from school and race to the mailbox to look for a letter! Eventually we began to talk on the phone between church classes, but the letters continued throughout high school. We both still have those letters tucked away safely. We had developed such a strong connection during this time that it was only natural for us to start dating when we were old enough to drive. And we’ve been going strong ever since, without a single breakup!
Meet Tisha, By Tisha
I grew up in Texas, in the same house for my entire childhood, which is the same house my dad grew up in! I was active in dance and sports from an early age, but school was always the priority. I also spent plenty of time with friends, and I have many great memories and friendships from those years.
After high school, I left home to attend college with Mitch. Although we’d grown up together and been high school sweethearts, this was the first time we’d actually been at the same school (besides a few months in middle school), so we were thrilled! I loved college, especially the variety of classes and how learning opens your eyes to other ways of thinking. But my favorite time in college was the six months Mitch and I studied abroad in England. We really made the most of our time there, creating wonderful lifelong friendships, and traveling every chance we got (including backpacking around Europe for an entire month!). We returned home from that amazing experience engaged and with a great love for travel.
After graduating from college, I worked in the field of education until we started our family. Mitch and I both knew, for us and the goals we had for our family, it was important for me to stay home to raise our children. I treasure this time, and I’m thankful to be able to spend each day teaching, guiding, encouraging, listening to, playing with, and enjoying our children. I look forward to growing our family and spending this same quality time with our next child.
More About Tisha, By Mitch
Tish is an amazing mom and wonderful wife. I knew I wanted to marry her the first time I met her in 7th grade! She is beautiful, compassionate, caring and fiercely loyal and protective of those she cares about. She is an advocate for her children, always seeking the best answers to life’s most challenging questions. She keeps it light and fun but is serious when it's appropriate. She has a great sense of humor and the men of the house talk about how lucky we are to have this amazing woman in our lives!
Meet Mitch, By Mitch
I grew up in Texas, where I enjoyed a childhood full of sports and time with friends. I also worked hard and did well in school. After high school, I completed college and then Tish and I moved out to San Diego to start our adventure together!
Once in San Diego, I began building my own financial advising practice from the ground up. I am very aware of the need to spend time—both quality and quantity—with family, and my business makes that possible. I’m able to wake up with the kids, take them to school, and pick them up to enjoy the afternoon and evening together. I also have the flexibility in my schedule to attend school functions and be present for doctor’s appointments or anything else that comes up.
I think it's important to share my interests with my children, too. I like to take them to play golf and to baseball games. I also encourage them to explore their own interests. We take frequent trips to the beach, parks, and to explore San Diego, Southern California, and the rest of the world to help them experience a variety of activities and environments. We all have a great time on our adventures, and I especially love seeing the world anew through the eyes of my kids!
More About Mitch, By Tisha
I still remember seeing Mitch for the first time. Even before talking to him, I was struck by his kind eyes. As we became friends, I was drawn to his calm, patient personality. He’s always been very steady and rational, even in difficult times. He provides a sense of security to our family that I love and appreciate beyond words.
Something else I love about Mitch? How much he loves being a father! He enjoys having fun and going on adventures with Carter and Max, but he also understands the importance of structure and boundaries. It warms my heart to see how interested he is in them and their lives. He truly treasures his role of father, and I can't wait to see him share his love with another child.
Where We Live
We live in a very family-oriented neighborhood in San Diego that is well-known for its quality schools. Our home, which has 4 bedrooms, is on a quiet cul-de-sac. We know all of our neighbors and even have block parties throughout the year to hang out and check in with what’s going on in all of our lives. We also have a great new park right around the corner. It’s nice to walk there and talk with other parents and kids from the neighborhood.
When we’re looking for more to do outside of our neighborhood, we don’t have to look very far. San Diego has so many fun things to do as a family! There are plenty of kid-friendly museums, theaters, and parks. And we live just 20 minutes from the beach! We feel very fortunate to live in a city with so much to offer.
Meet Our Sons Carter and Max
Carter and Max are happy, smart, curious, energetic boys! They love trash trucks, music, books, and swim lessons. Even though they have so much in common, they shine in different ways, too. Carter tends to be quieter and more reserved, while Max jumps into a new situation faster. Carter is pretty calm, while Max is more excitable. We’ve said from the beginning that we believe their differences will bring a balance to their lives, and so far, that’s exactly what we’ve seen.
One important thing they share is their desire for a younger sibling! They are so excited to have another sibling, and they talk about it all the time. They have loved helping out with their younger cousin on our trips to visit family in Texas, and they can’t wait to help with a new baby at home. Carter especially has been a great helper with feedings and playing with their cousin, but he loves just to hold him and watch him as much as his cousin will let him!
Our Family and Friends
Although we moved from Texas after college, both of our families are still there. Despite the distance, we keep in constant contact! We talk and send text messages throughout the week, and Carter and Max have video phone chats with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins often. We usually travel to Texas twice a year, and our parents come out for long weekends throughout the year. It’s nice to see each other so often and feel so connected even though we don’t live in the same state.
One Last Thank You
We are so thankful for you, and that you have taken the time to learn more about us. We are excited to share our love with another child, and you are what makes that possible. Thank you!