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Anthony & Michelle

Thank you so much for reading our profile! We are extremely excited to become parents through adoption and cannot wait to share our lives with a child. We hope after learning a little about us, you will feel that we are equipped to be good parents who with the support of our friends and family, will provide a loving, nurturing home.

About Us

Anthony
Michelle
Job
Propulsion Engineer
Accounts Payable Specialist
Education
Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering
Associate's Degree in Accounting
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

A Beautiful Day in the Mountains

We are blessed to live in a beautiful part of the country. In the summer and fall we spend our weekends outdoors enjoying the sunshine and the gorgeous scenery. Living near both the ocean and mountains gives us the opportunity to go hiking, camping, and beachcombing without having to travel far. One of the things we are looking forward to most is introducing a little one to the beauty of nature and taking them out on the trails with us in a back pack.

Anthony is constantly on the go and full of energy. He likes trying new things, exploring new places, and gardening at home. Skiing is also one of his favorite things to do and he is beyond excited to share this hobby with a child, just as he loves teaching his nephew. Michelle enjoys baking all kinds of bread and desserts and is looking forward to having a little helper. When Michelle's not working on improvement projects to make our home more comfortable, she loves cuddling with our dog Peanut and relaxing at home.

Travel is important to us, and we take frequent trips to see family in states from Colorado to Georgia. We've been able to explore different areas of the U.S. and have come to appreciate how unique our country truly is. We both love traveling abroad, and we hope to include a child in our future explorations to show them all the wonderful things the world has to offer.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Sunset on the Sound

Michelle About Anthony: Anthony is such an even-keeled person! He's very patient and always wants to provide support and understanding. Whenever I have a rough day at work, he's willing to listen and provide feedback. He is also a great problem solver- whenever difficulty arises, Anthony immediately starts thinking about how we can address it. I also love that Anthony always tries to be fair minded. He doesn't rush to judgment but takes his time to consider all the information he can. I think these qualities are going to make him a very loving, gentle, and supportive father.

Anthony About Michelle: One of the things about Michelle that I love, respect, and admire, is her desire to do what's right. Michelle cares very deeply about the morality of everyday situations. While recognizing that she can never be perfect, she always tries to put the needs of others ahead of her own. Whenever she makes mistakes, as all people do, Michelle is very quick to acknowledge them, try to make amends, and do better in the future. Michelle's wish to live an honest life carries over in how she treats everyone around her. She always wants to help others to be genuinely well and have rich lives. That's how I know she will be a terrific mother who will always put the best interests and needs of a child first.

Adoption in Our Family

Adoption has already touched Anthony's life as he has five cousins who were adopted, two on his mother's side and three on his father's. Growing up, Anthony's cousins were a natural part of the family and it was never a secret that adoption was a part of their stories. He fondly remembers helping teach two of his cousins to swim in the summer and enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with his other cousins at his grandmother's house.

Anthony's family has always been very supportive of adoption and acknowledging the unique history it brings. Two of his cousins, who were adopted from Guatemala, and their parents are all learning Spanish together in recognition of their birth heritage. Anthony's experience is that gaining a member of the family, either through birth or adoption, is a cause for celebration and another opportunity to learn, love, and grow.

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Taking in the Italian Coast
Taking in the Italian Coast
Teaching Our Nephew How to Ski
Teaching Our Nephew How to Ski
Kneading Bread
Kneading Bread
North Carolina Beach Vacation
North Carolina Beach Vacation
Catching a Ride
Catching a Ride
Playing With Legos
Playing With Legos
Meeting Our New Niece
Meeting Our New Niece
Amazing Flowers at the Market
Amazing Flowers at the Market
Mountain Escape
Mountain Escape
Palouse Falls
Palouse Falls
Washington Wedding
Washington Wedding
Christmas Together
Christmas Together
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Taking in the Italian Coast
Taking in the Italian Coast
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Teaching Our Nephew How to Ski
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Kneading Bread
Kneading Bread
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North Carolina Beach Vacation
North Carolina Beach Vacation
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Catching a Ride
Catching a Ride
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Playing With Legos
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Meeting Our New Niece
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Amazing Flowers at the Market
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Mountain Escape
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Palouse Falls
Palouse Falls
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Washington Wedding
Washington Wedding
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Christmas Together
Christmas Together

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live near Puget Sound in Washington state in a quiet suburban community near a large city. Our neighborhood consists almost exclusively of families with children of all ages. When the weather is nice, we often hear the sounds of kids playing outside, shooting hoops, riding bikes, and going after the Ice Cream Truck in the summer. For the July 4th Holiday, our neighborhood hosts a bike parade for the local kids. Neighboring children decorate their bicycles and ride through the streets. There is also a large green space close to us where families set off fireworks. During Christmas, most homes are decorated with lights and displays. There is even a "Most Griswold" contest. The community we live in has two dedicated parks nearby, one less than a block away. Blackberries grow wild everywhere and we pick them in the summer to make pie.

Our Pup, Peanut

Our home is a two story with three bedrooms, a formal dining room, a family room, and a living room. We love having a dedicated dining room that allows us to have friends and family over for holiday dinners and parties. We also have a spacious backyard where we love to play and garden, and where our dog Peanut enjoys getting to stretch his legs chasing bunnies.

Our Extended Families

Fun With Family

Our families are a big part of our lives. We are both the oldest children, and each have a brother and a sister. We are fortunate to live only a few miles away from Michelle's sister and our niece and nephew. We love to get together to have dinner, play frisbee with the kids, and share holidays. The past few years, we have created a new tradition of taking everyone to visit Michelle's aunt in October to go to the pumpkin patch and petting zoo. The kids tramp through the mud, pick out pumpkins, and we all get to enjoy eating fresh apple fritters!

With Anthony's Parents

Traveling to visit the rest of our families who live all over the county is a true highlight of our vacations, and we never regret a second of it! It's given us the opportunity to explore and enjoy so many different places. Getting the chance to spend time with siblings, parents, grandparents, and our other niece and nephew is something that we love and cherish.

Both of our families have rich cultural heritage, and more importantly, good recipes! Anthony's family has German and Polish roots and his grandmothers make great Sauerbraten and sausages whenever we see them. Michelle is half Mexican and grew up making tamales at Christmas with her grandmother. We look forward to sharing these same traditions with a child, as we already do with the rest of our families.

From Us to You

Hello! Our names are Anthony and Michelle, and we appreciate you taking the time to read through our profile and get to know us. We recognize that this decision is a difficult one and that you've no doubt spent a lot of time considering the possibilities for your child's future. We want you to know that we would feel very blessed to be able to provide a loving and stable home.

We met seven years ago when Michelle's sister invited Anthony on a hike. A few months later, we began dating, and we've now been married for four and a half wonderful years. From the very beginning of our relationship, we always envisioned having children. We've both spent a lot of time thinking about how we would want to raise a family, and what things from our own childhoods we wanted to share. When we were eventually learned that we could not have children biologically, those hopes of having a family didn't vanish but instead turned into a new dream of having a family through adoption.

We are very blessed to have a strong support system of friends and family. Both our siblings and friends have small children who would love to have a new cousin to play with, and we are excited share our love with your child! We are both part of close-knit families, and even though we are all spread out among several states, we make it a priority to visit and stay in contact as often as we can. We look forward to sharing holidays, the natural beauty of our world, and a million special moments with your child.

Just as we know that this is undoubtedly a difficult decision for you, neither have we approached the decision to become parents lightly. We are involved in the lives of our nieces and nephews and know that parenting can be challenging. But we've also witnessed how rewarding it can be and are honored to have the opportunity to help shape their lives. We would be privileged to love and nurture your child, to walk with them through the good and the bad, and see them develop into a happy, healthy adult.

We believe that being present as parents is incredibly important, especially when a child is young. Both of our mothers stayed home to raise us and our siblings, and we feel that had a very positive influence on our childhoods. Following their example, Michelle is planning to stay home and parent full time. Anthony is fortunate to have a job with considerable flexibility. He will be able to work from home when needed or adjust his schedule to make sure he is present for every important moment and provide support to our family.

We know that adoption is always going to be a part of your child's story and we intend to be open and honest with them about how they came to be part of our family. We look forward to sharing our family heritage and history with your child and would be grateful to also share as much of your history as you feel comfortable with. We are excited to show your child our love as they grow, and we want you to be able to see that as well in regular letters and pictures. We also hope to have the opportunity to develop our relationship with you and meet as one family in the future. If you would like to meet us at the start of our journey together, we would welcome the opportunity to get to know each other better.

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time read our words. By the grace of God, we would be truly privileged to provide a loving home for your child. No matter what, we respect your decision.

Sincerely,

Anthony & Michelle

Favorites

Anthony
Michelle
Actor
Tom Hanks
Benedict Cumberbatch
Animal
Penguin
Dogs
Author
Brandon Sanderson
Roberto Bolano
Book
Magician
2666
Candy Bar
Three Musketeers
Peanut M&Ms
Cartoon
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Space Race
Childhood Memory
Christmas Eve dinners
Volksmarching with my family in Germany.
Childhood Toy
Stuffed duck
Children's Book
Goodnight Moon
The Giving Tree
City
Seattle
Chicago
Classic Movie
White Christmas
White Christmas
Color
Red
Blue
Day of Week
Friday
Friday
Dessert
Peach pie
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
Dream Vacation
Skiing in the Alps
A River Cruise on the Rhine River
Family Activity
Camping
Making tamales
Flower / Plant
Lilac
Peony
Food
Cheesburger
BBQ, especially ribs
Form of Exercise
Hiking
Hiking
Fruit
Grapes
Watermelon
Game
Cards
Hobby
Gardening
Baking bread
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
O Holy Night
O Holy Night
Holiday Tradition
Decorating the Christmas tree
Receiving pajamas from Anthony's parents
Ice Cream
French vanilla
Pistachio
Junk Food
Sour Cream and Onion Ruffles
Simply White Cheddar Cheetos
Leisure Activity
Reading
Reading
Magazine
Sunset
Better Homes & Gardens
Memory with a Child
Teaching my nephew to ski
Holding my first nephew right after he was born
Memory with Spouse
Our wedding
Our first Valentine's Day
Movie
Apollo 13
Shadowlands
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Chocolate Popcorn
Movie Type
Superhero
Suspense
Musical
Phantom of the Opera
Phantom of the Opera
Musical Group
Muse
Grizzly Bear
Olympic Event
Halfpipe
Personal Hero
Fred Rogers
My mom
Poet
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Her laugh
His patience
Quote
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."
Restaurant
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Sandwich
Salami and Swiss on White
Reuben
Scripture
Galations 2:20- "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
Shopping Store
Home Depot
HomeGoods
Song
Moonlight Sonata
Ready, Able
Sport to Play
Frisbee
Soccer
Subject in School
Science
Superhero
Spiderman
Captain America
Thing to Cook
Mushroom risotto
Shrimp & Grits
Time of Day
Weekend mornings
Afternoon
Tradition
Going to the pumpkin patch
Going to the pumpkin patch with my aunt before Halloween
TV Show
Star Trek: The Next Generation
The Great British Baking Show
TV Show Character
Doctor Who
Type of Music
Classic Rock
90s Pop and Alternative
Vacation Spot
Whistler, BC
English countryside
Video Game
Mass Effect 2
Super Mario Bros.

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