Hello. We are Michael and Jenna. We are thrilled to pursue the exciting process of adoption! Thank you for taking the time to check out our profile and learn more about us.
Our story began in 2005 when we met during college through mutual friends. We spent lots of time getting to know each other through group outings and college events. Jenna quickly fell in love with Michael’s sense of humor and thoughtful compassion for others, and Michael felt Jenna was perfect for him because of her sense of adventure and deeply caring heart. After only a few short months of dating, Michael proposed. We have been married since 2007.
Children were always part of our future plans. After several years of trying, we learned that we would not be able to have biological children. This news moved us to begin our adoption journey in 2016. A little more than a year later, at the end of 2017, we were blessed to adopt our first child, Parker, as a newborn. Now we are ready to grow our family through adoption once more! We are eager to become parents to another incredible gift of love!
From a young age, Michael excelled in sports and academics. He loved playing soccer, roller hockey, and basketball as a child. He joined the Varsity golf team in high school and started a band. His passion and talent for music led him to pursue a degree in music during college. He can’t wait to share his love of music and sports with another child.
Whether cracking jokes, listening with a sympathetic ear, or offering his help and support, Michael has a unique ability to make others feel comfortable and competent. He is outgoing, considerate, and encouraging. His warm personality makes him very successful in his career in sales and product representation for heating and cooling manufacturers.
Michael is hard-working yet loves to have fun. He still enjoys practicing his skills on the guitar and piano. He likes to golf, play with our dogs, and travel. He loves playing outside with Parker, whether it’s sledding down the neighborhood hill, running through the sprinklers in the backyard, or seeing how far they can throw a Frisbee. He is patient in teaching Parker golf, soccer, baseball, and basketball. He gives freely of his time by coaching Parker’s soccer team and volunteering to coach older kids in golf. He is an incredibly loving husband and father. He can’t wait to have another little one in the family!
When Jenna was younger, she was in high demand as the neighborhood babysitter. When she wasn’t at horseback riding lessons, ice skating with friends, or participating in student council, she could be found taking care of children. Called to a career as an elementary teacher, Jenna has a passion for making a difference in the lives of children. She is dedicated, hard-working, and kind-hearted. She is always putting the needs of others first.
Jenna loves learning! She can often be found deep in a book or behind her computer screen, researching topics of interest. She has her master’s degree in education with a focus on literacy. The book collection in our house numbers in the thousands!
Jenna is also fun-loving and adventurous. She enjoys exploring new places, traveling, and taking walks with our dogs at local parks and trails. She is always planning some type of weekend outing or short trips to zoos, museums, or nature centers. She is also a great cook and homemaker. Every year she bakes massive amounts of sugar cookies and other treats for our family’s special events. She loves to fully engage in activities with Parker, such as reading together, baking, doing science experiments, building and crafts. She is thoughtful and nurturing and a wonderful mother. She is so excited to bring another little one along on our adventures.
Parker is an active five-year-old boy! He spends most of his time being creative with his toys at home. He has huge collections of stuffed animals and Hot Wheels cars. He loves Sonic the Hedgehog and anything to do with superheroes, especially The Flash. He is sweet and caring, and curious about everything! He would spend all his time outside if he could.
Sports, running, and exploring nature are Parker’s favorite activities. He enjoys learning new things and helping others. He is into puzzles and music and wants to learn to play guitar like his dad. He is looking forward to having a little sibling to play with!