Occupation: Vice President Wealth Management Advisor
Education: BA in Finance
Fave color: Blue
Fave tv show: The Good Doctor, almost anything on The Food Network
Fave Movie: Blade Runner
Fave Food: Lasagna
Fave Sport: Soccer
Fave book: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
Fave season: Fall
Fave holiday: Halloween
Childhood memory: Playing games with my family on Christmas Eve to help us kids wait until it was time to open presents
Vacation spot/fave travel destination: Paris
Hobbies/interests: Board games, reading, cooking, running, listening to music, playing with my kids outside
Occupation: currently a stay-at-home mom, but also licensed as a Physical Therapist.
Education: BA in Dance, MFA in Dance Performance and Dancer Wellness, Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Fave color: Green
Fave tv show: Only Murders in the Building
Fave movie: The Harry Potter Series
Fave food: Ice cream
Fave sport: Anything my kids are playing
Fave book: Don’t make me choose!
Fave season: The micro-season between summer and fall when it’s 70° and sunny with low humidity
Fave Holiday: Christmas
Childhood memory: Road trips with my Grandma and mom on the way to dance competitions
Vacation spot/fave travel destination: Jamaica
Hobbies/interests: Reading, Pilates, hiking, spending time outdoors, listening to music
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We always dreamed of having a big family, but after secondary infertility and medical complications with our second pregnancy, Jamie was advised by her doctors not to have any more children. We were utterly heartbroken, and couldn’t believe that our dream had been shattered. We quickly decided on adoption as a way to grow our family because of our family’s history with adoption.
Jamie learned firsthand that blood does not define a family, because Ray and his family loved and accepted her just as she was. Mike’s paternal grandmother was abandoned on the streets of Chicago as a child and may not have survived the winter if she wasn’t adopted by a young family.
We define a family as a group of people who chose to be committed to loving each other and growing together throughout life’s adventures. Our definition of family is perhaps non traditional, but it works for us!
Ray is not related to us by blood, but he is our children’s grandfather. Our friends are our family. Mike’s family tree wouldn’t exist without the caring act of adoption. To have the chance to continue the legacy of adoption in our lives is the highest honor. We will cherish the opportunity to add your child to our family!