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Meet Craig & Michelle M.
Dear Birth Parents,
Thank you for taking the time to read about our family and please know that we are praying for you and your baby during this time. It is our sincere hope that you find the right loving home for your child. If that is us, you can trust that our family will love your child beyond measure.
Our Journey. Our story began seven years ago when we first met as teachers working at the same school where we instantly connected over our passion for teaching. In 2015, we had a Fourth of July wedding at the church where we still attend every Sunday. We built our forever home in a small rural town with a caring, family-centered community. Michelle is a teacher at the school that our future children will attend. We love hosting family and friends on our back patio or in our huge family room for game nights or cheering on Ohio State football. Most importantly, both of us believe that the love of family and God is the key to true happiness in life.
Summer Adventures. Although we are super passionate about our teaching careers, we love to take full advantage of our two months off to seek adventure. We set a goal to see all 50 states and snap a photo at the state line next to the “Welcome Sign.” So far, we’ve been blessed to make it to 44 states! We especially love hiking and soaking up the beauty at National Parks. We can’t wait to bring our future child along on our summer adventures and make amazing family memories!
Here is where you’ll find us all year round:
- Craig coaching 8th grade volleyball
- Watching football- Go Bucks!
- Preparing for the holidays
- Watching Survivor & American Ninja Warrior
- Michelle coaching varsity softball
- Together prepping our Get REAL (Responsible Enough About Life) program for our students
- Craig performing his juggling show at local festivals for kids and adults
- Leading at various kids camps: Camp Invention & STEM Camp
- Playing in local volleyball tournaments, kayaking & hiking
More about Michelle by Craig. Michelle is my rock! I am truly blessed to have found such a caring, supportive, and beautiful person to spend my life with. She supports me in many ways, from working on new juggling tricks to chasing after life goals. She is such a selfless and giving person who makes this world a better place. Michelle puts her whole heart into individually helping her students, promoting giving back through service learning projects, and emphasizing the importance of kindness. The endless love she gives our seven nieces and nephews by reading books or playing games is amazing to watch. All of this makes me excited to see Michelle be an incredible mom!
More about Craig by Michelle. Craig is the kind of person who brings joy, laughter, and encouragement to so many lives, and most especially mine. His adventurous spirit, giving soul and genuine kindness towards everyone are just a few of the reasons I fell in love with him. Craig is incredibly talented and often uses his talents to inspire others with his motivational speaking & juggling show, his beautiful woodworking projects, and, of course, his love of sharing his homemade American Ninja Warrior gym with many kids. Over the years, I’ve seen him love and support our seven nieces, nephews and even our friends’ kids. Without a doubt, Craig will be a fantastic dad someday!
The Blessing of Adoption. We have been a witness to the blessing of adoption, for we have a niece, a nephew and two cousins who are adopted, and we honestly couldn’t imagine our lives without them. We have long prayed for a child and feel blessed that adoption is the path God has chosen for us to grow our family. Without a doubt, we are more than ready to pour our hearts into nurturing, supporting, and providing for your child in a home where hard work, unconditional love and having fun are at the center. Most importantly, we are open to you being a part of your child’s life, so that he or she can have an understanding of the tremendous amount of love present in his or her life. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your story.
With deepest respect,
Craig and Michelle
Our Family at a Glance
We live in Russia, Ohio. We both work as teachers at local schools. Our hobbies include hiking, playing volleyball, traveling and being with friends and family. We’ve been happily married since July 2015. We believe God has the perfect plan and that open adoption is the best way to show how much our child is loved by our family and yours.
For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.