About Us and Our Hopes to Adopt

Having fun dancing at our wedding
Hi! We are Jason and Michelle. Thank you for looking at our profile. We hope you’re able to learn more about us.

We dream of the day that we can bring a precious child into our lives and share with them all of the love we have in our hearts.

And hopefully, we’ll get to learn more about you, too!

We first met on E-harmony while both living in Chicago. Michelle was completing her training as a Pediatrician and Jason was working downtown. From our second date when Jason arrived to pick up Michelle with his chocolate Labrador, Moosie, in the passenger seat of his truck, we knew we were onto something very special. Jason proposed at his family’s lake house in Indiana during a snowy night after struggling to build the perfect fire in the fireplace. We are married in Florida, near Michelle’s home, with all of our family and friends present at a beautiful church wedding with an ocean-side reception.

After spending a couple of years enjoying our marriage, we started trying to grow our family. However, we soon found out that we wouldn’t be able to get pregnant. While that is tough news to handle, we knew that something special was in store for our family. Choosing adoption was an easy choice for us, as we know many people who have adopted or have been adopted. We dream of the day that we can bring a precious child into our lives and share with them all of the love we have in our hearts.
Abby cuddling on the ferry ride from Nantucket

Abby cuddling on the ferry ride from Nantucket

About Jason and Michelle

About Jason (by Michelle):

What has always impressed me most about Jason is his abundance of love and nurturing presence. Whether caring for his five nieces whom he calls multiple times each week or caring for our Labrador Abby – he has a heart of gold.

Jason grew up the second of three children in central Illinois.

We consider ourselves fortunate to have lots of close friends nearby, many of whom have young children. It’s so much fun to watch the kids grow up and develop their passions, and we can’t wait to encourage a child we are raising to do the same.

Surrounded by farms and woods, he grew up exploring the woods and enjoying camping. Jason similarly hopes to share his love of the outdoors with a child.

He is affectionately known by his nieces as “Uncle Boop” because when they were young, he would “boop” them on the nose. Now preteens, they love calling him to talk about school, dances, college ideas, and just daily life. It’s so incredible to see just how much love they have for Jason.

As an attorney, Jason can work from the office or at home. When he’s not working, he spends as much time as possible exploring Washington, D.C. and the surrounding state parks. He loves the mountains, the waterfalls, and especially the bike trails in the area. A real benefit of him being home so much is his cooking. Jason is always finding new recipes for us to cook or bake together. He’s already talking about child-friendly recipes where children can join the fun!

About Michelle (by Jason):

Michelle is energetic and fun, and she loves to help others. Since she was a little girl, she would volunteer with her parents through her church and community, and she has continued her passion for service throughout her life. Her interest in science and her desire to help children led to her career as a Pediatrician.

Michelle works as a doctor in a large children’s hospital, caring for newborns through young adults, where she immediately puts sick children and their families at ease. She is a popular teacher and advisor for Pediatrics residents and medical students. Michelle also enjoys advocating for children’s health needs in our community. As a hospital-based Pediatrician, Michelle has flexible hours and she will be able to spend lots of time at home with a child.

In her free time, Michelle loves swimming, arts and crafts, riding on bike trails by our house and exploring fun neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. Raised in South Florida, she developed an early love for nature and the ocean which has continued throughout her life. She also values time at home cooking, spending time at home with friends and family, and watching movies. Michelle is imaginative, and loves using her creativity in planning fun activities for her goddaughters and nieces. She always prioritizes her family. Very importantly, she is a loving and nurturing wife, and she will make a wonderful mother who will give a child her unconditional love and support.

Our Shared Hobbies, Travels, and Interests:

We love being outdoors! On the weekends, we go for bicycle rides together along the river and around the national monuments. We love seeing the pandas at the National Zoo, exploring the museums, attending Nationals baseball games, as well as many downtown festivals. We also enjoy sitting outside and listening to local bands together. We attend church regularly and are active in our parish community.

We also love to travel. We frequently travel to South Florida and Culver, Indiana where we have family vacation homes. We enjoy family trips to Cape Cod, the Outer Banks, San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, Maine, and occasional cruises. We especially love sharing the beauty of nature and being on or near the water.

We consider ourselves fortunate to have lots of close friends nearby, many of whom have young children. We enjoy weekly cookouts or game nights, and attending the sporting events and performances of their children. It’s so much fun to watch the kids grow up and develop their passions, and we can’t wait to encourage a child we are raising to do the same.
Family celebrations are so much fun!

Family celebrations are so much fun!

Our Home and Our Family

Our Home:

We live in a beautiful four-story brick home in a vibrant suburb in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. Our city is charming, with plenty of children’s museums, art centers, theatre and musical opportunities, scenic parks, and an extensive list of family-friendly activities.

Family, faith, unconditional support, and our love for one another are our cornerstones and we cannot wait to share those with a child some day soon.

There are many excellent schools nearby and all of the excitement, culture, and history of our Nation’s Capitol right in our back yard.

Our home is a place where a child can be a child. It has lots of space, large windows, bright and cheerful décor, a beautiful kitchen and great room, multiple bedrooms, as well as plenty of space for a playroom. In our neighborhood, there are children of all ages. The parents are fantastic and have created a community where children are safe and cared for. Children are always out playing together in the parks and riding bikes along the trails. Also, there are playgrounds on each side of the neighborhood, and a gated and secure pool with a full-time lifeguard. We have frequent neighborhood festivals which the families all enjoy together. It truly is the perfect place to raise a family!

Our Family:

We are young, spirited, healthy, and have been together for almost a decade. Together we have traveled, lived, laughed, and loved throughout the country with our black lab, Abby. Family, faith, unconditional support, and our love for one another are our cornerstones and we cannot wait to share those with a child some day soon.

We have a large extended family in Indianapolis and Culver, Indiana. We are very close with our family and enjoy visiting them multiple times per year, including over holidays and for extended vacations. We enjoy campfires with s’mores, large family dinners, swimming in or boating on the lake together, playing yard games, crafts, and local town festivals. Many of our closest childhood friends and their families also live in our area, and we enjoy getting together with them weekly and for many holidays. All of our family and friends are extremely supportive of our decision to adopt and are excited to welcome a new child into our family!

Christmas is our favorite holiday and we look forward to sharing it with a little one. We enjoy decorating our home for Christmas, baking cookies, visiting friends and family, and going to church together. We cherish our Christmas ornaments representing special memories, travels, family, and shared experiences. We always take a trip to New York City a few weeks before Christmas to see a holiday musical and dance performance. It’s such a magical time to be in the city and it always puts us in the spirit.
We thank you for taking time to view our profile

We thank you for taking time to view our profile

Thank You

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us and to read our profile. In our minds and hearts, there is no greater calling in our lives than to someday share the love in our hearts with a child.

There are so many things beyond this profile that we would love to share with you.

Please know that we will always remind this child of the tremendous love and sacrifice you showed in placing him or her for adoption. You will always be loved and will remain a special part of our family.

We genuinely welcome the opportunity to learn from you about your hopes and wishes for your child’s future, and how together, hopefully we can make those come true. Please know that we are here for you and we hope we can get to know you further as you consider your options.

We have had many joys, and some loss, in our lives over the years, but we believe that even during the difficult times, God has a plan for us all and is with us on our journey. We pray for you as you make this difficult decision, that you know that we sincerely care about you, what you are going through, and the tremendous love you are showing in considering an adoption plan for your child.

If you’d like, we would love to maintain at least a semi-open adoption plan with you through frequent letters and photographs, with perhaps more openness over time as we get to know each other. Regardless of the level of openness that you’d prefer, please know that we will always remind this child of the tremendous love and sacrifice you showed in placing him or her for adoption. You will always be loved and will remain a special part of our family.
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