Michael & Dawn
Michael & Dawn
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
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: IL
Dear Expectant Mother,
Dear friend, thank you for taking the time to review our profile. We are both honored and humbled that you would consider us to raise your child. While this is an incredibly difficult decision for you, we are hopeful you will feel confident that your child will be raised in a home filled with love, laughter, honesty, and family support. Adoption is a highly sensitive decision, and we are proud you have considered such an honorable decision.
We are a stable couple with a great interest in sharing world travel, our family’s annual summer baseball outing, holidays and birthdays, just-because days, and time spent with our nieces and nephew. We value education, fun, learning through direct experiences, and growing through social exposure, and we are prepared to provide your child with the best life and love that we can provide. We are excited to spend time with your child making handmade crafts at home, making new recipes, playing in the yard, going to local events, and seeing the world and our community. We hope to include your child into our daily experience of the forever-changing and energizing world! We hope to give your child both experience and exposure you approve of if you grant us the gift of life and a family of our own. Adoption is something we both were interested in, discussed, and agreed upon prior to marriage, and it’s a concept and action we admire deeply. Thank you for your time and consideration. We are graciously thankful.
Dawn is a firefighter/paramedic and veterinary technician, and Mike is a fire prevention laborer. Dawn is an intelligent, goal-oriented, driven person who achieves anything she puts her mind to—while having a silly dance party around the house! Mike is a funny, smart, and hardworking man who accomplishes his goals while singing his favorite tunes. Together we conquer much and have great fun while doing so. We met at Dawn’s veterinary clinic when Mike brought in Emma, his Jack Russell. Dawn treated Emma and gained Mike’s interest at the same time. Mike shares Dawn’s love of animals and her strong desire to help them. One night Mike alerted Dawn that Emma was again sick, not for real this time, went in with the engagement ring secured to Emma’s collar, and proposed!
We live in an open and inviting home that has plenty of room with a fenced-in yard, a raised garden, a safe and diverse family-orientated community full of parks, and plenty of local children. There is lots of love and laughter in our home. We have many local schools to choose from, and we are surrounded by great neighbors with families. Our neighborhood offers access to many activities and sports year round. We are very close to zoos, theme parks, museums, and galleries. Our home is also the site of most family parties, holidays, and events. We currently have two dogs, Emma and Liko. They are energetic and sweet. Mike loves to give them voices and talk for them; it is quite comical!
Our Extended Family
It takes a village, right? I can assure you, we have that village! Our parents are both close by, as well as our aunts, uncles, siblings, nieces, nephew, and cousins. We value family and see them regularly. You can often find someone stopping by on a nearly daily basis. Dawn has four siblings, 16 cousins—some with children—and many aunts and uncles. We also have Dawn’s unrelated large fire family, which is a huge support system for us as well.
Mike has two siblings, both with children, and five cousins—most with children—as well as several aunts and uncles. Together we have many large family outings such as sports events or water parks, boating, just-because gatherings, everyday dinners, birthday parties, and holiday celebrations. We value our families and know they are excited to share this experience with us.
What Led Us To Adoption
Our first exposure to adoption was when Dawn’s aunt and uncle adopted a child from China. Watching them go through the success of adopting and being exposed to it led us to admire the culture of adoption. Our second was when Mike’s brother and his wife were certified to foster to adopt; they have fostered several children. Prior to getting married, adoption was something that was discussed and agreed upon as a must. We have talked about it through the years and believed we would have both biological and adopted children. After some years of trying to have a biological child unsuccessfully, we knew exactly what we were going to do—the very thing we discussed and agreed upon nearly ten years ago: We would adopt! We are excited to welcome a child into our family through adoption.