Mike & Jayne
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. Before we begin to tell you about us, we would like to tell you how much we admire the loving and selfless decision you have made to create an adoption plan for your child. Your decision to share the gift of life is the most courageous act of love. We can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through, but with God’s will, we know you will make the best choices for your child. When we decided to start a family, we were very excited. When it was discovered we couldn’t conceive, we were heartbroken, but we knew all was not lost. We turned to adoption. Not only were we excited about the journey, so were our friends and family who showered us with love and support. It was through adoption four years ago that we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy. Now we are excited to begin the journey again to grow our family. As you continue to read our story, please know that we promise to provide the most loving, healthy, stable home for a child and nurture him/her with unconditional love.
We have been married for ten years, but our friendship goes back even farther. We met in college through mutual friends. Over the years, our friendship flourished and turned into love. Not only are we husband and wife, but we are best friends. Our relationship is built on love, respect, trust, teamwork, and most of all, laughter. We have many of the same interests. We love to travel and we enjoy playing golf and spending time outdoors. Some of our favorite places to travel are Northern Michigan and Walt Disney World, any place that is warm and has water.
Nothing is more important to us than family! Jayne comes from a very close and loving family. She is the youngest of three girls who are now the best of friends. Jayne’s parents were high school sweethearts and have been married for over 45 years. Jayne’s oldest sister, Ann, and her husband, Tom, have been married for over 20 years. Both relationships are centered on love and commitment and have been models for the values we place on family and our relationship together. We live close to all of Jayne’s family members, so we spend a lot of time together. Holidays are always fun gatherings with Jayne’s parents, her sisters, her brother-in-law, and three teenage nephews with whom we are very close. They love to spend time with our four-year-old son, Charley, and look forward to playing with a new cousin.
Mike is the older of two sons. Although there is a ten year age difference, Mike and his brother, Toby, are very close. We spend a lot of time with Toby, his wife, Katie, and their sweet baby, Robert. Mike and his brother grew up in a small town in the Upper Peninsula, where Mike’s parents still live. Mike was an active child growing up, participating in football and basketball, but his favorite sport has always been golf. Mike’s love for golf turned into his profession for more than 15 years. Now Mike spends a lot of time playing golf with Jayne’s Dad, brother -in-law, Tom, and he is even teaching our four-year-old to play!
When we married ten years ago, we couldn’t wait to start a family. Our son, Charley, has been the biggest blessing in our lives so far. We were matched with him through Adoption Associates four years ago.
Jayne graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in broadcasting. Today she manages a television news room. Her schedule is very flexible, and she plans to take 12 weeks off when we are blessed with a new baby. Jayne is the planner for the family. She is active and loves to run. She has completed one full marathon and three half marathons to date. Mike says about Jayne, “She is a wonderful mother and wife. She loves our son with every ounce of her heart. Her constant love and friendship as a wife and mother is a testament to her commitment with her family.”
Mike is a customer service manager with a local recycling company. He loves his job which allows him a lot of flexibility in his schedule, and he often works from home. Mike loves kids and loves sports. You can often find him playing basketball with the neighborhood kids or coaching our son’s soccer team. He is a big kid at heart! Mike is also committed to getting his college degree. He takes classes on-line and is very close to achieving this goal. Jayne says about Mike, “He is the best father any child could ask for. He is loving, kind, patient, and generous. All of his free time is devoted to our son and family.”
We live in a three bedroom ranch home in a quiet suburban subdivision. We are ten miles from our city’s downtown, but across the street is farmland. Our community is in one of the best school districts in the state. Our neighbors are more like family to us. The kids play together often and during the summer we often get together for barbecues, bonfires or to watch the children play in the front yard.
We hope this profile has given you insight into the values we share as a couple and a family. It is our deepest desire to grow our family through adoption. We feel we have so much to offer—a loving and close knit family, an opportunity for the finest education, and the unconditional love to help a child achieve whatever it is in life that he/she wants to be. We wish you the best as you continue to explore the best adoption plan for your child. Thank you again for taking the time to learn about us.
God Bless, Jayne & Mike