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A Letter from Chuck & Michelle

We are an Air Force family currently living in Italy. We welcome you to take the time to learn more about us and want to thank you for trusting us to raise your child. Children are the biggest blessing one can be entrusted with and we count it an honor for you to consider us. Together, we have raised 2 young men and are now raising our daughter.  We have so much love to share with your child and are thrilled to be growing our family through adoption.

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Our Story

We met through a running group in Texas. Being long-distance trail runners, we spent countless hours running, sharing experiences, talking, and planning how we wanted to spend the rest of our life together. We feel blessed to have a very healthy marriage. Communication is a key piece of this and our secret is simply being kind to one another. We love just being together, sharing moments, traveling the world, learning about new cultures and making memories. We are excited to continue building our family and sharing these gifts with your baby boy at the center of our lives.

About Chuck

I’m proud to call Chuck my husband. His genuine, passionate concern for others, is evident in his work as an Air Force Chaplain. Chuck is a lifetime learner working on his Ph.D. in Psychology. He’s outgoing, quick-witted, and has a great sense of humor. Hiking, fishing, and watching movies are some of his favorite activities. He’s continually loved, invested in, and shaped our children’s lives and he inspires them to attain their fullest potential. He is excited to continue passing on Godly values of compassion and justice to our next child. His example of positive productive masculinity will provide our son with a strong foundation to discover his purpose in this world.

About Michelle

Michelle is the most flexible, hospitable, and selfless person I know. She loves doing for others and will put their needs before her own. Her passion is cooking and baking. She is regularly baking cupcakes or other sweet desserts for our Airmen, friends, and neighbors. She enjoys having friends over and hosting unit dinners in our home. Her love of cooking and nutrition ensures we have the most delicious and nutritious meals.  She loves being a stay-at-home mom. She possesses a generous, forgiving spirit and unconditional love and is so excited to pass on these qualities to our son.

Our Children

We each have children from previous marriages. Together we raised Michelle’s two boys, Kevin and Kole, and they have grown into fine young men. We are currently raising Chuck’s 10-year-old daughter, Kora, who visits us often and whom we love calling and video chatting with between visits.

Our children are fortunate to have been exposed to many cultures and have a bigger vision of the world than most children their age. Kora is fun-loving and always looking for ways to be helpful. Kevin likes to play golf and lacrosse and is preparing to enlist in the Air Force. Kole will graduate from college in December and will then commission in the Air Force. Our children are excited to welcome their new brother! They are excited to enjoy family dinners and game nights around the table together as a family.

Our Home in Italy

Our beautiful 3-story home is located in the foothills of the mountains and has a view that overlooks the picturesque countryside. We have a large private fenced yard perfect for outdoor play, exploration, and discovery of the wonders of nature, a patio where we BBQ, and ample space to enjoy visiting friends and family. With many nature parks, hiking trails, and playgrounds nearby we can be out exploring and playing within minutes.

Our Promise

We understand what it means to raise a child and can earnestly say that your child will enjoy a home that is stable, loving, and focused on the values of compassion and justice. He’ll be given every resource to mature into the person he was born to become. We’ll ensure that he grows up knowing his story and your love. Our home will be full of wonder, curiosity, joy, and commitment. We promise to raise your child to be a confident, kind, and productive man. We would cherish the opportunity to send pictures either by mail, email, or social media of his many travels as he learns about world cultures and grows into the man he will become. We are also open to sharing phone calls and visits if you would like.

Learn More About Chuck & Michelle

  Chuck Michelle
Our EducationPh.D. student, Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling; Master of Divinity Degree; Bachelor of Science DegreeCertificates in Business Administration, Accounting, and Medical Administration
Our ProfessionsAir Force Wing ChaplainHousewife
Stay-At-HomeNoYes
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasian Caucasian
Some of Chuck & Michelle's Favorites
Favorite activity togetherHiking in beautiful placesTravelling to new destinations
Favorite children's bookOh the places you will go!Go, Dog. Go!
Favorite place on EarthAnacapri on the island of Capri, absolutely gorgeousOur wedding destination, Ambergris Caye in San Pedro, Belize
What I love most about my spouseThe way Michelle selflessly, sacrificially, and naturally takes care of others with no judgementHis commitment to our marriage, our family, and our future.
Our passionLearning/EducationCooking and baking
More About Our Family
Our Adventures Around the World

We love traveling the world together. The military makes that easy and we do not waste any time. The cultural experiences this affords has been invaluable for our children. They have friends all over the world and have a wider view of the world from the perspective of various cultures and languages. We make it a priority to buy an ornament from every destination. It makes decorating our Christmas tree so much fun as we talk about the memories we have of each trip.

Our Faith

We are a Christian family as Chuck is a chaplain in the Air Force. As a chaplain, he is trained in all the major world religions as it is his job to ensure that all service-members and their families have the opportunity to worship in their own way as guaranteed by the Constitution. We have raised our boys in church and our daughter makes it her habit to pray before meals and bedtime. We leave religion as a choice for our boys to choose for themselves, but we have raised them with Christian values and beliefs. Most of all we treasure compassion for ourselves, others, and the Earth. We try to be good stewards of all. We practice justice and teach our children to be just and to practice compassion by defending the defenseless, providing for those in need, and providing assistance to those who need it. We are so proud of them as we see them practicing these things remembering the grace and mercy they have been provided. They understand how blessed they are and desire to share those blessings with those around them.

The day we told our daughter we were adopting

We had just finished eating dinner and were sitting around our table talking when we told Kora we had something important to discuss. She was all ears. We told her that we were going to adopt a baby and if it was possible maybe even a pair of siblings if available. Her eyes began to well up with tears and she covered her mouth with her hands. "Really!" she said. We had no idea, but Kora had been adoring the idea of being a big sister for some time. She spent the next hour or so in happy tears unable to contain the emotion that was bubbling within her. We spent that time talking with her and answering all of her questions. She was overwhelmed by the opportunity that she would finally get to be a big sister. She still smiles really big when we talk about it and still has that glimmer in her eye. She can't wait until she gets to hold her new baby brother.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn up to 4 years old

Twins

Yes! Two boys or a boy and a girl.

Gender

Male

Sibling Group

We are open to a sibling group with at least 1 boy with the oldest up to 6 years old.

Ethnicity of ChildCaucasian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Hispanic, Native American
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to creating a personal facebook page, sending letters, photos, and visits if you would like.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and getting to know a little about us. We believe in unconditional love, the power of education, and the need for beauty. We believe that staying close to God and one another strengthens stability and security. We will raise our child to have strong Christian values, encourage him to pursue his dreams, and fulfill the plan God has for his life. He will be taught to act justly, love compassionately, and walk humbly with a sense of pride in who he is and where he comes from.

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