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Hello from Pennsylvania!! We are so excited you have taken the time to learn more about us! We are a Jesus-loving family of four full of fun, energy, and laughter. We are all about creating memories and continuing family traditions. Adoption has been on our hearts for many years now. We are excited to talk with you and begin this journey together!

About Us

We first met when we were both counselors at a Christian summer camp and have been together ever since.  We have now been married for 10 years and enjoy spending time together every day. We are parents to two daughters; Brynlee who is 7 and Aryanna who is 3.  Our girls are extremely excited to add a sibling to our family.  We were foster parents for many years and now feel God leading us to adoption.  We are excited to add a child into our family in which we can share our family adventures; like going to the zoo, libraries, parks, museums, vacations and other fun memory making moments.

More About Michael

Michael is a loving, supportive and hardworking husband and father.  He works hard supporting his family as a High School Principal. He has a huge heart to see kids grow and reach their fullest potential. Michael is a great father to our children as well as to the foster children that have been in the home and is a father figure to many kids in his life. He is a godly man who strives most of all to live a life pleasing to the Lord. He spends time daily reading and studying the Word of God so that he can be better equipped to love those around him! Michael enjoys playing the drums, watching sports (mainly the Pittsburgh teams), and enjoys spending time with his family.  He teaches our children about the Lord and reads to them every night.  He is excited to add your child to this tradition. 

More About Bethany

Bethany is a compassionate, inspiring and motivated wife and mother. She is outgoing and very aware of people and her surroundings.  Bethany is an amazing stay-at-home mom. She cares for and educates our children day to day through hands-on lessons and activities. The education our children receive from Bethany comes from books, going to local libraries, visiting senior citizens, and making baked goods weekly for the staff of Michael’s school. Bethany loves to create, whether baking and cooking in the kitchen, or using her skills with a sewing machine. She is excited to teach your child all about crafting, baking, and serving others.

Faith and Family

Our faith plays a major part in our lives. We believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We try to live our lives honoring God and obeying His Word. We attend church and small groups on a weekly basis.

Our two girls, Brynlee and Aryanna, are excited to welcome home a little sibling and are looking forward to teaching your child how to swing, dance and play games.  They are both very creative and energetic and eager to spend time with a new sibling.

Our extended family is extremely close-knit and supportive.  Both our families live within a day’s drive from us and we see them often.  We love making memories together through holidays, family dinners and vacations. Everyone is very excited to welcome another child into the family.

Hello From Pennsylvania

We live in a large brick home that has been fully remodeled. We have three bedrooms, a big playroom, swings in the backyard as well as a playhouse and a merry-go-round for the kids to enjoy. Our house is colorful inside with many photos and kids’ artwork on the walls. We also have a large front porch that we utilize in the warmer months for play and picnics.

We live in a small town with a library, two parks, and stores all within walking distance. Our neighborhood is very safe and we have family who live a few blocks away, which makes getting together very easy.

Our Promise

We promise to make memories with your child, encourage them to reach their fullest potential, to build a lifetime of memories and to sing “Amazing Grace” every night at bedtime.  Above all else, we promise that your child will be loved unconditionally, will be taught how to love the Lord, and will always know that they are loved by you.

To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Michael & Bethany

  Michael Bethany
Our EducationMaster's degree in Human Services and Christian LeadershipMaster's degree in Counseling
Our ProfessionsJr./Sr. High principalStay At Home Mom
Stay-At-HomeMike is home evenings and weekendsBethany is a stay at home mom
Our Racial BackgroundAfrican AmericanCaucasian
Some of Michael & Bethany's Favorites
What is your favorite time of the year?Summer timeThe Christmas season!
What is your favorite animal?The king of the jungle-the lionAn otter, they are so cute and playful
What is your favorite vacation?I like to visit places rich with historyI love spending time with family, but zoos and museums are my favorite
What is your favorite food?Pasta of every formStrawberry and banana crepes with whip cream
What is your favorite Bible verse?Psalm 51:10, "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me!"Romans 8:39, "Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord!"
What is your favorite color?Carolina blueTeal green
What is one thing you hope to teach your children?That God is real and that He desires a personal relationship with themTo wholeheartedly love God and love others
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We enjoy spending time as a family most of all. We are a homeschooling family and put a great value on learning in unique and creative ways. We like to visit zoos, museums, historical cities, and attend musicals. Bethany enjoys music and musicals, cooking, baking, and crafting. Mike enjoys sports, playing the drums, and making Saturday morning breakfasts.

Our Faith

Our faith plays a major part in our lives. We believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We try to live our lives honoring God and obeying His Word. We attend church and small groups on a weekly basis. We have a wonderful and supportive church family in which we are very connected.

Our Musical Interest

We love a variety of music. We dance to and sing toddler songs, Disney soundtracks, and worship songs on a daily basis.

About Our Home

We live in a large brick home that was originally built over 100 years ago, but it has been fully remodeled. We have three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a finished playroom in our third story. Our house has a large porch in the front that we utilize in the warmer months for play and picnics. We have swings, a playhouse, and a merry-go-round for the kids to enjoy.

Our Children

We have two energetic and creative daughters who are very excited to add more children to our home. Brynlee is 7 and loves all things animal and nature. Aryanna is 3 and loves to play with her barbies and be silly!

We live in the state of...

Pennsylvania

Our Neighborhood

We live in a small town in Pennsylvania with a library, two parks, and stores all within walking distance. Our neighborhood is very safe and we know and get along with all our neighbors. We have family that lives a few blocks away which makes getting together very easy.

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

Newborn to 2 years old

Twins

Yes, we would welcome twin!

Gender

Either!

Sibling Group

Yes, with the oldest up to 2 years old.

Ethnicity of ChildAny Ethnicity
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are looking to have an open adoption with you.

We are open to creating memories together by pictures, updates, and future visits. Your child will know that they are loved greatly by a multitude of people including their birth family!!

In Closing

Thank you so much for taking time to learn more about us. If you desire, we would like to hear from you and learn more about your hopes and desires for your child!! We pray that the Lord gives you wisdom as to what is best for your child.

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