Lukas & Mitch
Lukas & Mitch
Race of child interested in adopting: Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic or South/Central American
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: MN
We cannot begin to imagine everything that led up to this moment, you viewing our profile and reading our letter, but we are so grateful for you and incredibly inspired by your bravery in considering this choice. Both of us are so ready and eager to be parents. The mere thought of receiving this gift of love is beyond words.
While we have not met, we know we already have something in common: we all want the best for the child you will bring into this world. Together, we want this baby to thrive, laugh, grow up happily, and be loved.
We are honored at the prospect of meeting you and starting a beautiful bond between three adults who all want this baby to experience life to the fullest.
We are a happily married couple who have been together for almost ten years. We grew up in a wonderfully diverse and open community in Minnesota that you often find at the top of national lists naming it the “happiest state” or the “best place in which to raise a family.” Most recently, we married in Barcelona, Spain, in spring of 2017. We have planted our roots here in Minnesota, and are ready to begin our family.
Mitch has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in business administration. Lukas has undergraduate degrees in psychology and Spanish and a master’s degree in family counseling psychology. We both work for a large healthcare company. Mitch leads a supportive care business to help patients facing serious illnesses live life to the fullest and Lukas is a human resources partner. Lukas is fluent in Spanish and has a great interest in Latino/a and Hispanic cultures. Lukas looks forward to speaking Spanish in the household with your child, and Mitch is excited to learn too!
We have a loving, playful dog named Willow, who is a two-and-a-half-year-old Samoyed. Her breed is known to be extremely friendly with babies and children and is often called the “smiling Sammy.” You can see her kind nature from the photos! Willow loves our infant niece and toddler nephew and we know she will be overjoyed as our family grows.
We bought our first house together in 2015. It’s a beautiful 1928 Mediterranean-style home that we have been renovating in phases. Our neighborhood is full of families with children of all ages and the school systems are highly-rated. We love taking walks and biking around the area. Regardless of the season, you can find parents and children playing outside and enjoying all our community has to offer.
Our Extended Family
Family is the most important thing in our lives. Mitch’s immediate family includes his two parents, an older brother, and his identical twin brother. His elder brother married an amazing woman who has become extremely helpful with our adoption journey because she was adopted as an infant. She also leads an online community of birthmothers, adoptive parents, foster parents, and adult-aged adoptees. Together, she and Mitch’s brother have a son through adoption who is two-and-a-half. Our sister-in-law has been a wonderful resource and will continue to support us as we build our family.
Lukas’ immediate family consists of his two parents and younger brother. His extended family is larger than life. With lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins, family gatherings around birthdays, Christmas, weddings, and everything in between are always filled with singing, dancing, and laughing. Lukas has a cousin ten months his senior who has been his best friend since birth. From playing together in diapers to being each other’s man and maid of honor at their respective weddings, he cherishes their relationship deeply.
What Led Us To Adoption
As a young child, Lukas cared for and watched after his younger cousins as often as possible. At family gatherings, he could often be found holding the babies or playing with the toddlers. Before he could put the words together, he knew he wanted to be a parent. Mitch has also always known he wanted to have children and build a beautiful, loving family. On our first date almost ten years ago, one of the first things we talked about was our dreams of raising children.
As a couple with love to give a child and our inability to have biological children, we considered our options. After seeing how happy our in-laws are and how incredible their bond with their son’s birth parents is, reading success stories from families through adoption, and watching movies on the matter, we realized adoption was the right path for us. We are so grateful you are here and excited to go on this journey together.