Michael & Jessica

We are Mike, Jessica, and Lizzy. But before we were three, there were just two. We first met as college lab partners in Physics 101 and immediately became friends. Even though we lost touch for a bit after college we were lucky enough to be brought back together through a mutual friend. Several camping and river rafting trips later we began dating and are now married with an amazing little girl.

We love spending our time together as a family outdoors hiking, gardening, and apple picking. We have known for a while that we want to grow our family through adoption and are excited to welcome a new member to our family.

About Michael

Web Developer

Michael loves hiking, camping, video games, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Fun Fact
Two of Michael’s names are Michael because he chose Michael as his confirmation name!

About Jessica

Stay-at-home parent while going to school for a Masters in Data Science

Jessica enjoys hiking, camping, crocheting, baking, and gardening

Fun Fact
After graduating from college, Jessica spent the summer driving tour buses in Juneau, Alaska

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth likes hiking, swimming, video games, and helping mom in the kitchen and garden.

Fun Fact
Elizabeth is brave and loves new challenges. This summer, she learned how to swim for the first time and by the end of summer was able to go off the big diving board at the pool.

Our Lives

We spend a lot of our time together outdoors as a family. In the spring and fall we can be found hiking locally at least once a week, outside in the garden, or at a local playground. During the summer we join the town pool and spend almost every day there, though sometimes we make the trip out to Rockaway Beach to visit the grandparents. In the winter we are out sledding and are excited to introduce Lizzy to skiing this year. In the evenings we love to cuddle together on the couch and watch movies or play video games together. And we can’t forget story time before bed! Lizzy is excited to be learning how to read and bet she’ll be reading us a bedtime story in no time!

Our Family

We are lucky that we live close to both of our parents as well as our siblings. Even better, our families immediately hit it off and we share most holidays with all of them together. We are a fun and lively bunch, especially now that Lizzy and her little cousin who is two years younger than her have joined the family. Lizzy has been lucky to experience the love of all four of her grandparents and sees them quite often, including spending the occasional overnight which she loves. We also have a close group of friends that come over often for board game nights and just to sit around the fire pit in the backyard catching up with each other. Many of our friends have young children as well whom Lizzy adore. She is so excited about each new addition to our family and can’t wait to be a big sister.

Final Thoughts

“Thank you for considering us while you make this difficult decision. We are a family full of love and adventure and are thrilled to welcome another child into our lives. We want you to make the best possible decision for you and your child and are thankful you considered us no matter what you decide. Wishing you all the best in life wherever it may take you from here.”

-Michael & Jessica

To learn more about this Waiting Family or the adoption planning process, call us at 800-321-5683 or email us at helpline@spence-chapin.org.