Adoptive Family Profile for Brent & Michelle
Hello & welcome to our profile page! We are Brent & Michelle and we are so excited to become parents and welcome a child into our home. We want to thank you for taking the time to read about us as you make this courageous decision. We hope to tell you a little about ourselves and give you a glimpse of the parents we aspire to be…
Our Family & A Little About Us:
We first met 9 years ago when we were introduced by Michelle's sister. Although our journey began as friends it wasn't long before we started dating. We quickly learned how much we had in common and knew we were meant to be together. After about 2 years of dating, Brent proposed and we were married on June 7, 2014.
We both come from families with older siblings and have been looking forward to the opportunity to expand our own family. We are very close to family and love spending time together regularly with aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. Everyone is anxiously awaiting and supportive of our hope to welcome a little one into our family. We have lots of fun family traditions we will share and expand upon with our little one. We love doing anything together as a family, especially having BBQ’s in the backyard, cutting down a Christmas tree, taking day trips, and spending holidays together.
What Michelle has to say about Brent:
"Brent will be an amazing dad! He is always ready to play & makes life fun. He is patient, thoughtful, kind, & loyal. He is never afraid to get down on the floor & play. Brent is active & loves sports. He can often be found enjoying the outdoors. He is smart & loves to create & build things. I know that he will support & love our kids through all the moments of life."
What Brent has to say about Michelle:
"Michelle will be an amazing mom! She loves kids, is creative & has been waiting eagerly for many years to have a child. Michelle loves throwing parties, baking, crafting, photography, and being outside. Michelle is strong, warm, compassionate, and is never afraid to try new things. People around her love her sense of humor & authenticity. Michelle is deeply committed to her family & will always sacrifice, love, and care for her children."
Prior to pursuing adoption we became certified as foster/adoptive parents in hopes of building our family. As part of becoming foster parents we had the opportunity to gain training specific to foster care/adoption and parenting as well as hands on experience.
Our friends tell us we have an abundance of love in our personalities and skills to share with a child. Although we were unable to find a permanent placement through the foster care system, we loved every minute of being foster parents. This experience affirmed to us that adoption is the right path for us! We feel the hallmarks of parenting are healthy role-modeling, listening, and being honest, loving, and respectful.
We live in a quiet neighborhood in Central New York. We purchased our home over 5 years ago and have enjoyed renovating it ever since. We have a large fenced in backyard with a swing set, sand box, and lots of room to romp and play. Friends and family are always welcome and we love hosting gatherings and holidays throughout the year.
Our neighborhood is peaceful and child-friendly with a park and playground we walk to often. Our community has many local libraries, parks including a splash park, and other child friendly activities such as museums, local bounce houses, zoos, and lakes.
Brent is a structural engineer at a local firm in our community. Michelle works for a non-profit as a trauma therapist helping children and families. Michelle looks forward to decreasing her work hours once they are placed with a child.
We are a very active couple & love spending time outdoors. We enjoy day trips and all things water. Some of our favorite activities include hiking, going to the beach, kayaking, gardening, playing tennis, and mini golfing. Most weekends in the summer we can be found hanging out at Michelle’s parent’s pool with food, family, and friends.
More than anything we want you to know that if you choose us to adopt your child we will love them with all the love, safety & security, and joy we can provide. Thank you again for taking the time to learn more about us and considering our family. We hope this profile gave you a glimpse of us and how your child would become a part of our family.
We wish you all the best in everything you do,
Brent & Michelle