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Michael & Dru

Michael & Dru

Michael & Dru
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Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference

Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference

State we live in: MT

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Michael & Dru

Dear Birthmother,

Thank you for taking the time to review our profile and to consider us as potential parents to the little one, you now carry. This is an incredibly difficult letter to write, and more than anything we want it to be understood that we care; we care for the baby, and we care for you - it’s kind of crazy to admit that, but it’s true, even though we’ve never met.

Dr. Brené Brown once said “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity.” We bring this up because we know the position you are in requires you to be vulnerable and we hope to offer you a relationship built on trust and openness.

We honor you for the bravery you have shown in looking toward adoption. The unique awesomeness that is pregnancy and your willingness to share it with us is a gift that I’m not sure a simple “thank you” can encompass. We promise that through this journey together, we will be steadfast with open minds, open hearts, love, and support.

Thank you again for taking the time to consider us as adoptive parents.


About Us

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We first met eleven years ago. In that time we have traveled, Michael has built a paralegal business, and Dru has taught around the world. Our hobbies and interests are as unified as they are separate. We both love all things outdoors from skiing to canoeing to (most recently) bird watching. Michael is (in Dru’s opinion) one of the greatest fiddle players known, and Dru’s skills in the kitchen (from Michael’s experience) are incomparable.


Our Home

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We live in a small farming community that is celebrated for its hot water springs. The town backs right into Forest Service land, so wildlife is abundant. We share our two-bedroom home with a precocious Alaskan Husky - Si Morg, and a doting Brittany Spaniel - Reddy.


Our Extended Family

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Both our families have deep roots in Montana, and we all reflect the “live and let live” mentality passed down through generations. Dru is the oldest of three children and has tight connections with his brother and sister, their spouses and children, as well as with his parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Michael lost his mother when he was young. When his dad remarried, Mike acquired a stepbrother sharing the same name. He also maintains a close relationship to a great-uncle, and his aunts, uncles, and cousins.

To us, the idea of family is great, and we have many friends whom we consider our close, personal family. We have aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews the world over. An emerging tradition we have started is enjoying Easter/Spring holiday at a special aunt’s house in the German countryside with family from both sides of the pond. Regardless of the location of a family get-together, it is sure to be a time full of laughter, impromptu Indiana Jones re-enactments, probably soup, and plenty of supportive love.


What Led Us To Adoption

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Being a parent has been both of our intentions for a long time. Sharing the motivation to raise a child together these past three years has been an exciting ride in-and-of itself. Having strong ties to West Africa, Tibetan refugees, and Blackfeet/Cree society in Montana, adoption has always felt like the natural method to grow our family. We both have long family histories that celebrate adopted relationships. We find this form of family creation not only beautiful but a true honor and reward in which to partake.


Fun Facts
About Michael
About Dru
Occupation:
Business Owner
Language Teacher
Religion:
Agnostic
Agnostic
Race:
Prussian-French
Italian-French
Education:
B.A. - Philosophy & M.A. - Environmental Ethics
B.A. - French & TESOL, M.Ed. - Curriculum & Instruction
Favorite Food:
Any Soup
Ice Cream & Tacos
Favorite Hobby:
Gardening & Fly Fishing
Baking & Cairn Building
Favorite Movie:
March Of Penguins
Kirikou Et La Sorciere
Favorite Sport:
Dog Sledding & Cross Country Skiing
Yoga & Cross Country Skiing
Favorite Holiday:
Groundhog's Day
April Fools Day
Favorite Music Group:
Cleveland Symphony
Michael Willing & Amadou & Mariam
Favorite TV Show:
Game Of Thrones
Deadwood
Favorite Book:
Hope For The Flowers
The Great Gatsby & And To Think That I Saw H On Mulberry Street
Favorite Subject in School:
Orchestra
Art
Dream Vacation Spot:
Alaskan Iditarod
Madagascar

Fun Facts

About Michael

Occupation:
Business Owner
Religion:
Agnostic
Race:
Prussian-French
Education:
B.A. - Philosophy & M.A. - Environmental Ethics
Favorite Food:
Any Soup
Favorite Hobby:
Gardening & Fly Fishing
Favorite Movie:
March Of Penguins
Favorite Sport:
Dog Sledding & Cross Country Skiing
Favorite Holiday:
Groundhog's Day
Favorite Music Group:
Cleveland Symphony
Favorite TV Show:
Game Of Thrones
Favorite Book:
Hope For The Flowers
Favorite Subject in School:
Orchestra
Dream Vacation Spot:
Alaskan Iditarod

About Dru

Occupation:
Language Teacher
Religion:
Agnostic
Race:
Italian-French
Education:
B.A. - French & TESOL, M.Ed. - Curriculum & Instruction
Favorite Food:
Ice Cream & Tacos
Favorite Hobby:
Baking & Cairn Building
Favorite Movie:
Kirikou Et La Sorciere
Favorite Sport:
Yoga & Cross Country Skiing
Favorite Holiday:
April Fools Day
Favorite Music Group:
Michael Willing & Amadou & Mariam
Favorite TV Show:
Deadwood
Favorite Book:
The Great Gatsby & And To Think That I Saw H On Mulberry Street
Favorite Subject in School:
Art
Dream Vacation Spot:
Madagascar

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