Photograph of adoptive Family

Melissa

Caregiver

Gender:

Female

Status:

Home study has been approved

State:

New Jersey

Religion:

Catholicism

Education:

Some College

Profession:

Stay at home mom

Political Affiliation:

Prefer not to say

Michael

Hero

Gender:

Male

Status:

Home study has been approved

State:

New Jersey

Religion:

Catholicism

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Profession:

Manager for a Utility Company

Political Affiliation:

Prefer not to say

Thank you for your time and consideration. We appreciate your love courage and strength during this time. We hope our profile gives you an idea of who we are our story and what kind of parents we could potentially be for your sweet child. Where ever your journey takes you we wish you all the best. We are Mike and Melissa and have been married for 11 years. We have a very strong marital relationship and are a loving and stable couple. We struggled with infertility for a few years and decided to grow our family through adoption. We were so grateful to become first time parents when we were chosen to adopt our daughter Arianna. We love being parents and it's been our biggest blessing. We have a wonderful relationship with our daughters first mama. We text call send photos and have visits. We are hoping we can grow our family once again through adoption, and Arianna is very excited and hopeful to become a big sister. We live in a very safe family oriented neighborhood with amazing schools. We have a very warm safe and loving home, with an extra bedroom we are hoping to make into a nursery. I'm a full time stay at home mom and would continue to do so if we adopt. Mike works full time as a manager at a utility company but luckily gets to work from home most days. We enjoy taking fun family vacations, playing outdoors, and spending quality time with our family and friends. If given the opportunity we would love to provide a safe stable and loving home to a child. We have so much love fun and opportunities we wish to share. We promise to be kind understanding and supportive to you during this time. We hope to hear from you soon. You can message us or email: mikeandmelissahope2adopt@gmail.com Phone: 212-365-8527 Thank you again for taking the time to get to know us a little. Feel free to reach out to us anytime.

Melissa & Michael

My philosophy on parenting is...

to always come from a place of love patience and understanding.

-Michael

My favorite place in the World is...

Disney World, everyone in the family can feel like a kid again. There is endless fun excitement and magical moments.

-Melissa

The most special thing I own is...

a piece of meteorite my grandpa gave to me before he passed away. A friend of his worked for NASA and had given it to him. He gave it to me because of my interest in astronomy.

-Melissa

If I could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be:

sushi.

-Melissa

We had so much fun on our family vacation to Disney World this summer.

We had so much fun on our family vacation to Disney World this summer.

Mike's a Mets fan and we took our daughter to her first game, and she had a lot of fun!

Mike's a Mets fan and we took our daughter to her first game, and she had a lot of fun!

Do I have kids? How do they feel about a sibling?

We have an amazing four year old daughter. She is excited and looking forward to becoming a caring big sister. She was adopted and would love to have a adopted brother or sister to love and have fun with.

-Melissa

Favorite season and why?

Fall. The trees look so beautiful as they change colors and rhe weather is perfect.

-Melissa

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

my family. Mike and Arianna are my whole world, and I look forward to hopefully having another child to care for and love.

-Melissa

Dogs or cats?

I have always loved dogs. My sister has two cats and they are adorable.

-Melissa

I'm super competitive when it comes to...

ping pong, air hockey, volleyball and trivia games.

-Melissa

My best friend would describe me as...

funny, reliable and trust worthy. I am always the first person that friends call when they need advice or a helping hand, because they know I will always be happy to help.

-Michael

My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

it’s so safe and very family oriented. We have a wonderful community where we all look out for one another. It also is one of the best school district in our state , and it shows.

-Melissa

We got married in 2013 and really loved having all our family and friends with us to celebrate.

We got married in 2013 and really loved having all our family and friends with us to celebrate.

New Years Eve is another fun family holiday. We have family come over and enjoy ringing in the new year all together.

New Years Eve is another fun family holiday. We have family come over and enjoy ringing in the new year all together.

We took a family vacation to Disney world with Mikes mom sister and niece. We all had an amazing time!

We took a family vacation to Disney world with Mikes mom sister and niece. We all had an amazing time!

What is the best word to describe our family?

Kind

-Melissa

My philosophy on parenting is...

to provide love safety nourishment guidance and endless amounts of fun.

-Melissa

We are the best choice because…

We have a strong stable loving family, that would love to provide a child with endless love happiness and opportunities. We live in a very safe and family oriented neighborhood. we have so many fun and exciting activities available for children so close to home. Just to name a few there are beautiful parks, indoor play areas, mommy and me classes and children museums.

-Melissa

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

I am both. I was raised Catholic and pray every night.

-Melissa

We recently went to Great Adventure for their beautiful holiday lights.lights

We recently went to Great Adventure for their beautiful holiday lights.lights

We enjoy our family tradition of going to the farm to meet Santa and pick out a beautiful fresh cut tree for Christmas.

We enjoy our family tradition of going to the farm to meet Santa and pick out a beautiful fresh cut tree for Christmas.

We love finding new fun family activities, and this indoor snow park was perfect. We all loved the snow tubing.

We love finding new fun family activities, and this indoor snow park was perfect. We all loved the snow tubing.

My best friend would describe me as...

thoughtful, nurturing, energetic, smart, and kind.

-Melissa

What is the best word to describe our family?

Nurturing.

-Michael

Familt photo at Arianna's  Pre-School holiday show.

Familt photo at Arianna's Pre-School holiday show.