Dear Expectant Mom,
As we begin to write this letter, we are excited and emotional, knowing how much lives change because of adoption.
Hi, we're Kelly & Mike
Hello, and thank you very much for taking the time to read the story of us. As we begin to write this letter, we are excited and emotional, knowing how much lives change because of adoption. I can't tell you how much we appreciate that you, as an expectant mother, are considering adoption to ensure that your baby is given a safe, loving, and nurturing home. The sacrifices that you are willing to endure to allow for the happiness of the new family that will be created do not go unacknowledged. Our Story We met while working together. We knew each other for about 2 years before we started dating, so we began our relationship as friends. The more we talked, we realized we had a lot in common and really enjoyed each other's company. We dated for three years before getting engaged in October 2002. After a year and a half engagement, we got married. We were married in the Catholic church surrounded by family and friends. Our parents both stood up with us as our witnesses, rather than having a large wedding party. We both felt that the having the support of our parents and us following their lead with lasting marriages was the best example we could follow. It was in February 2004, and there was a beautiful dusting of snow that occurred while we were in church.
Kelly is dedicated, patient, and affectionate.
Kelly has a boisterous laugh and a contagious smile.
Written by Mike Kelly has a boisterous laugh and a contagious smile. She loves to be a good host and shows it by cooking great food and making people feel welcome. Her sense of humor is sharp, her work ethic is unparalleled, and her heart is full of love for her family and friends. She was an excellent student and has her MBA which helps her in her role as a Senior Accounting Manager for a large international company. She has always wanted to raise a family, and she would make an amazing Mom. She likes to garden and to decorate the space around us to feel homey and welcoming. From Kelly I grew up in a small Midwest town with a large extended family. We spent a lot of time together (weddings, graduations, birthdays, holidays, etc.). I grew in a very family-centric environment. I had always imagined that as an adult I would raise a few kids of my own. I enjoy cooking and baking. I'm an animal lover (especially dogs) and think that a home isn't complete without a pet. I would much rather read a book than watch television. I also enjoy home decorating projects, both inside the house and in the yard. I've refinished multiple pieces of furniture and planted many flowers and trees.
Mike is outgoing, smart, and patient.
I am a mixture of competitive, sensitive, animated, and non-confrontational.
By Kelly Mike is about the smartest guy I know. He is very charismatic and funny. He really enjoys any level of competition, ranging from board games to golf to poker. He should be every team's first choice when putting together a trivia night team. He remembers the most random and useless things, and it's pretty awesome. He's not the handiest of handymen, but he finds a way to eventually got the job done. He's been my best friend for 20 years, and I can't imagine anyone else with whom I'd rather spend every day or raise a family. From Mike I enjoy making people laugh and feel comfortable and able to relax in any environment. I am a mixture of competitive, sensitive, animated, and non-confrontational. I also like helping people learn, which is why I am a Training Designer. This allows me to ensure that people are doing their jobs safely and correctly, which is very rewarding. I look forward to applying this passion for learning to teaching my child everything he/she needs to know to grow into an educated, caring, respectful, and successful person.
No matter if it's dance recitals, ball games, music recitals, quiz bowl, or science fairs, we will be there every step of the way to experience all the ups and downs with him/her.
Thank you for reading about us!
We want to thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about us. We would also be eternally grateful to you for making our dreams of having our own family come true. We will speak highly of you and your role in growing our family, as well as to maintain the relationship and communication that best suits you. We promise to do everything in our power to ensure that he/she is provided every opportunity for happiness and success. We will provide an encouraging and supportive environment for your child as we teach him/her everything necessary to grow into a high-achieving person. No matter if it's dance recitals, ball games, music recitals, quiz bowl, or science fairs, we will be there every step of the way to experience all the ups and downs with him/her. We would forever cherish the opportunity to provide your child with a lifetime of love, comfort, laughter, and support. Love, Mike & Kelly