Bernadette and Mike on their wedding day.
We thank you for taking the time to learn about us and for your consideration.
We would like to express our love, support and appreciation for this tough decision you have made. We know how much you love your child, and it shows. We thank you for taking the time to learn about us and for your consideration. We hope that we can show you the love we have to give. We have prayed for our child whomever that may be. We pray for them to be strong, courageous, compassionate and kind. We have prayed for you as well and that throughout this process you feel nothing but love, strength and an overwhelming amount of peace. We want you to know how much respect and love we have for you. We cannot imagine the strength and courage it has taken for you to get here. We pray for you daily. We hope that you can see us as being part of your child’s journey. We know that you want the best for your baby, and we respect whatever decision you make. Thank you again for the time and consideration.
Bernadette and Mike pause on a walk to take a photo.
We started looking into the adoption process after our wedding and the idea of welcoming a child into our lives has grown with excitement since then.
We started looking into the adoption process after our wedding and the idea of welcoming a child into our lives has grown with excitement since then. Mike has always felt that it was a blessing that he was adopted and thinks it will create a special bond with a future child. Bernadette has known that for medical reasons, she would not be able to carry her own child. To any woman that is a gut wrenching realization but we never looked at it as a negative. We saw it as an amazing opportunity that would be OUR family’s story.
Bernadette and Mike in their home.
We met in the fall of 2018 and fell in love instantly.
We met in the fall of 2018 and fell in love instantly. We spent as much time together as we could and soon started talking about where we wanted to live. We decided quickly on Texas. We moved in the fall of 2019 to a tiny apartment with our dog and two cats. Mike proposed on our one year anniversary when we were out walking at a sweet little park. We knew we wanted a small wedding and then the pandemic hit. With everything shutting down we planned it as quickly as we could and had our ceremony on April 4th at a beautiful nature preserve near the city. Soon after we found a home outside of the city and moved again in June. Now we live a little country life with some land and a bunch of chickens and ducks. After we got settled in our home we started talking about adoption and knew we wanted to start the process as soon as we could.
Bernadette and Mike on an adventure.
Bernadette and Mike have regular date nights and love to order in dinner and binge some of their favorite shows and movies.
Bernadette and Mike have regular date nights and love to order in dinner and binge some of their favorite shows and movies. Bernadette loves to read and is a bit of a Harry Potter nerd. She also loves interior design and is often moving things around and starting new DIY projects inside the house. Bernadette has always loved horses and has started taking riding lessons with the hopes of having a couple of her own someday. Mike has a woodworking shop in a barn on the property where he makes anything from unique pens and cutting boards to small furniture. During baseball season, when Mike is watching the game, Bernadette is working on a craft like painting or crocheting. Mike has always been interested in piloting his own plane and is working on becoming licensed. They love to go to the rodeo on the weekends and explore other parts of Texas. They also regularly get together with their friends for dinner and game nights.