Ken & Michelleprofile id #21594
Ken & Michelle
are hopeful adoptive parents from New Jersey waiting to adopt a baby.
If you are pregnant and considering placing your child for adoption, please read the following Dear Birthmother Letter.
OUR JOURNEY TOWARDS ADOPTION
Our names are Ken & Michelle. We have already been blessed once when we adopted our son, Jacob around 2 1/2 years ago. We are a loving family hoping to be blessed a second time through adoption.
After years of infertility treatments and three heartbreaking miscarriages, we turned to adoption to make our dream of becoming parents a reality. We always thought it sounded corny when people would say, “it was meant to be” but now we truly know what they mean. We couldn’t imagine our lives without Jacob in it. Jacob’s birthmother was amazing and we were able to be present at the hospital for his birth. Our hearts were his from the moment we laid eyes on him. Adopting Jacob has given us so much joy and we would love to open our hearts to another child. We both have siblings and we would like Jacob to experience the overwhelming bond that only siblings can experience.
About My Wife, Michelle
Michelle is the smartest person I know. She has a very rewarding career, and yet still makes time for me and family. I know a lot of people say this, but I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her after our first date. And I definitely knew she was the one, when after meeting my pretty large family, they too fell in love with her. She is loving and caring and not afraid to show emotion. She will cry during a touching part of a movie or if one of our nieces or nephews does something overly cute. She is great with the kids in that she will not think twice about helping one of them with a project or joining in with coloring or playing a board game. We will have them to our house for a sleepover and Michelle will plan things for them to do. She has only one nephew on her side of the family and I know she loves him dearly. She attends his soccer and baseball games as well as the occasional talent show. She is the more serious of the two of us, but can be very funny as well. I know in my heart that Michelle will make a great mother.
About My Husband, Ken
Ken is the kindest and most caring person I know. He is very funny (although he thinks he is funnier than he is). He is great at carpentry and has helped build family rooms in both his brother’s and sister’s houses. He is not afraid to show emotion, which I think is so touching in a man. Ken has always been unbelievable with his nieces and nephews (and all kids for that matter). He knows how to relate to kids – he takes the time to really be with them – he talks with them (and listens
to them) and plays with them. He is not afraid to be silly. He often plays donkey with them, getting down on the floor and letting them ride on his back. Or he’ll join them and do a silly dance (like Elaine on Seinfeld). Seeing him with his nieces and nephews was one of the many reasons why I fell in love with him and how I knew he would be a great father, and I was right. Jacob loves his Daddy so much and likes to play with him and imitate him. Ken takes on most of the day-to-day responsibilities with Jacob, which has allowed me to continue with my career. Not many men would take on such a challenge and do it so well.
Jacob is a fun-loving 2 1/2 year old. He is very active and has a strong personality. He LOVES anything to do with cars, trucks or trains. Everywhere we go we have to get a new car for his collection. Jacob has such a sweetness to him yet has his devilish side as well (he’s really good at being 2!). He makes us laugh every day. We are always amazed at how quickly he learns and how much he just enjoys life.
FAMILY MEANS EVERYTHING TO US
We are very close with our parents and siblings. Michelle has one sister who has two children - a step-daughter who has just graduated college and an eleven year old son. Ken has three brothers, a sister and a total of seven nieces and nephews ranging in age from two to fourteen years old. Both our families live within an hour’s drive from us so we see them often, usually at least once a month, and talk to them all the time. We consider ourselves blessed because we all get along so well that they are not only our family, but also our closest friends.
Jacob loves playing with his cousins. It seems like we are always getting together to celebrate someone’s birthday or a holiday. And with Ken’s family being so large (18 of us in total), it seems like it’s a party even when it’s not!
For some holidays we try to see both of our families which means we end up celebrating more than once, especially Christmas! We usually spend some quiet time alone Christmas morning opening presents, spend Christmas day with one of our families and then either Christmas eve or the day after Christmas with the other one’s family. We’re sure Jacob thinks Christmas is a marathon event with so many celebrations and presents.
We’ve started several traditions in our families that we enjoy sharing with Jacob. Ken’s family started a tradition many years ago of going to chop down our own Christmas trees. We make a day of it, starting with going out for breakfast, picking out and chopping down our own trees, and heading back to his sister’s house to get warm around the fire and have a bite to eat.
We go to a farm for pumpkin picking for Halloween each year with Michelle’s family. Jacob and his cousin Zachary go on rides, go through the hay maze, and then take a ride on a hay wagon to go pick our own pumpkins.
In addition to holidays and other special occasions, we also enjoy going on vacation together with our families. Even before we were blessed with Jacob we would go away with one of our families. We have been to Disney World twice – once with each of our families. We have also enjoyed a few cruises together – two with Ken’s family and one with Michelle’s. So far with Jacob we have only taken beach vacations – the first year with Ken’s family and the second with Michelle’s. This past summer we rented a big house on the Jersey shore and both grandmas stayed the week with various aunts, uncles and cousins coming for visits.
We are financially secure and bought our very first home about five years ago. It felt like we were searching for a house forever but we wanted to make sure it was the right house for us – one where we would raise our children and grow old in. Our home is a beautiful center-hall colonial and in a great neighborhood with lots of young children. We have a private park with a playground at the end of our street where our development gets together for family events.
We would like to thank you for taking the time to look at our profile and considering us as potential parents for your child. We will speak with our child lovingly about you as the birthmother and we would be happy to send you letters and pictures over the years.
Our promise and commitment to you and your child is a life filled with love, laughter, and plenty of hugs and kisses. We will love your child unconditionally
, provide security, guidance and comfort, and help your child explore all the opportunities that life has to offer.
We would love to speak with you. Please call us toll free at 1-877-440-7648
, or you can call our adoption attorney, Robin Fleischner, toll free at 1-888-582-9141
Ken & Michelle