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A Letter from Mike & Jen

Hello! We are Mike and Jen and we live in the wonderful state of Nevada! We are a biracial, Christian family who enjoys traveling, exploring the great outdoors with our dogs and learning about other cultures. We love music and are excited to share our love of singing, piano and guitar with your child. We are open to adopting a boy or girl of any race, and we look forward to building a relationship with you over the years, through letters, pictures, and visits. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us.

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About Us

We first started dating in high school and have now been married for seven wonderful years! We own a leadership and development business and we have the freedom to design our life with the flexibility to set our own schedules. We will both be future stay-at-home parents! We mentor and coach hundreds of families all over the US how to build businesses and achieve success in all areas of life. We are huge foodies and love to try new types of foods when we travel. We enjoy going on hikes with our dogs, Pepper and Penny, bike riding by the local lake, and taking gym classes together. We also enjoy playing board games with our family and friends and watching our favorite comedians.

After the challenging loss of our daughter, we struggled with infertility for several years. We feel adoption is the path God has chosen for our family and is the answer to our prayers.

We are most looking forward to exploring nature with our child, sharing our love of travel with them, and teaching them how to be a successful entrepreneur as they grow and learn. 

About Mike

Mike is a goofy, fun-loving guy. He’s been my best friend for over 14 years and loves to dance, sing, play the piano, mountain bike, and play with our dogs. He loves to cook, experiment with new recipes, and is the most disciplined and hard-working man I’ve ever known. I love how much time he spends building his relationship with God and it’s evident in how he chooses to lead our family. I know he is most excited to teach and play the piano with our child.

About Jen

Jen is an incredible wife and my best friend. She loves children and is the most affectionate person I know. She loves to sing, dance, play with our dogs, play board games, and take walks in the park. She is caring, generous, loyal, and devoted to her friends and family. It’s easy to see why so many people fall in love with her spirit. I know that Jen will make an amazing mother and that she is most looking forward to including your child in her daily walks around the neighborhood, teaching them how to sing and dance, and best of all, showing them, by example, how to be an entrepreneur.

Our Family

We are very blessed to be a 10-minute drive from both of our extended families. Every Sunday, we attend church with Mike’s mom and usually go to lunch with his parents and brother. His family is most excited for your child to be a part of family gatherings, and to experience the best homemade Filipino cuisine. Traditional holiday dishes include a huge lechon (roasted pig), lumpia, chicken adobo and lots and lots of rice. Jen and her mom love to go on shopping sprees and to play card games together by the lake every week. Her family is most looking forward to arts and crafts projects and reading books with your child. Both sides of the family are looking forward to having another grandchild!

Our Home in Nevada

We live in a family-friendly community with lakes, biking and walking trails, a beach lagoon, and a picnic area. There are also several parks with playgrounds within a 5-minute drive. Our home is a two-story, four-bedroom home, and our future child’s nursery is already in progress. Our backyard has a large covered patio with grass and several fruit trees. Our neighbors are very friendly and many of them have small children that your child could play with. 

 We have two dogs, Pepper and Penny. We rescued them as puppies and love to take them on outdoor and off-roading adventures in the desert. They are very affectionate and always love to give kisses and snuggles.

Our Promise to You

We promise to love your child unconditionally and to instill in them a love for Christ and for people. We will teach them how to ride a bike, swim, dance, sing, and play the piano. We will travel with them and give them the opportunity to experience other cultures all over the world. We value education and plan to homeschool. We look forward to teaching our child the importance of discipline, hard work ethic, and personal responsibility. Your child will grow up knowing how much you mean to our family, and we promise to maintain contact with you as much as you are comfortable with. Most of all, we promise to love and support you through this journey.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Mike & Jen

  Mike Jen
Our EducationBS, Comprehensive Medical ImagingBS, Communication Studies, MA Communication Studies
Our ProfessionsBusiness OwnerBusiness Owner
Stay-At-HomeYes, full-timeYes, full-time
Our Racial BackgroundFilipino/AsianCaucasian
Some of Mike & Jen's Favorites
HobbyRunning, Mountain BikingWalking and playing with the pups
FoodSushi and tacosKorean BBQ and chicken wings
Place to goAnywhere by the waterThe lake or the beach
BookThe BibleA Woman After God's Own Heart
GameMonopolyScooby Doo Clue, Five Crowns
Morning routineReading my Bible, early morning mountain biking with my brother, cooking breakfast Coffee, cuddles with the pups, reading a devotional study and personal growth book
Person to spend time withJenMike
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We LOVE to travel, go on adventures, and share experiences with each other and with our best friends! Some of our favorite places so far have been Tampa FL, Salt Lake City UT, San Diego CA, Dallas TX, Nashville TN, Portland OR, and Minneapolis MN. We enjoy having fun and creating memories with our favorite people!

Our Faith

Our faith is a big part of our life. We pray together daily and do a Bible study together once a week. We attend our local church every Sunday and plan to share our love for Jesus with your child.

Our Musical Interest

We have a soft spot for choral music, as our love of singing brought us together 14 years ago. We enjoy most types of music, but some of our favorites are Worship music, Christian pop, and Country. Mike loves to play Classical music on the piano and plans to share this passion with your child.

About Our Home

Love and laughter are the themes of our home! On a typical day, you'll usually find Mike preparing a delicious new recipe in the kitchen while dancing goofily to swing music and find Jen snuggling with the pups while reading a good book. We usually spend 24/7 together and love to create inside jokes and talk about our dreams and plans for the future. We are big dreamers and plan to share that passion with your child.

Special Holiday Family Traditions

We love Thanksgiving, it's our favorite holiday! Festivities usually includes a big Filipino-style feast for lunch at Mike's parents house. Instead of turkey, the main dish is a huge roasted pig called a lechon, complete with lumpia (eggrolls), pancet (noodles), and lots of rice. Then it's off to feast round two for dinner at Jen's parent's house for a more traditional American-style meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, carrots, stuffing and pumpkin pie. The rest of the evening is then spent doing arts and crafts projects with our neice, and playing board games with the family until we all get too sleepy from the turkey. We are excited to include our child in these family traditions.

We live in the state of...

Nevada! While we do have a lot of desert landscape, we are just a 20-minute drive from the mountains where it snows every winter season and about 30-minutes from the lake where we like to go in the summertime to cool off with the pups.

Our Business

We own a leadership and development business and, as entrepreneurs, we have the freedom to design our life and the flexibility to set our own schedules and both be future stay-at-home parents. We mentor and coach hundreds of families of all different races, faiths and backgrounds from all over the US to build businesses and achieve success in all areas of life. Occasionally we are asked to speak at conferences all over the country which gives us a chance to fulfill our love of travel. What we love most about what we do is that we get to give back to our community by serving and helping others to succeed, and that we can work together, side-by-side as partners to build a legacy for our future family.

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

Newborn to 3 months

Twins

Yes, definitely!

Gender

Boy or Girl

Ethnicity of ChildAny ethnicity
Future Contact with Birth Family

We are open to pictures, letters, and visits. We are open to whatever level of communication you are most comfortable with.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to take a look at our website and to learn more about us! We are so excited to welcome your child into our lives, to raise them with Christian values, and to share with them what it means to prosper in all areas in life. We look forward to developing a friendship with you and to sharing pictures, letters, and visits with you! Hope to hear from you soon!

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