Michael & Dru
Michael & Dru
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: MT
Dear Expectant Mother,
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.
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.
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
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
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.