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Pat & Molly

We are very excited to be on this adoption journey and very thankful for the opportunity to be adoptive parents for your child. We have a lot of love to share and know we could be great parents. We would be honored to be chosen as your child's adoptive parents. Thank you for reading our profile.

About Us

Security & Systems Administrator
Chief Financial Officer
Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications
Masters of Business Administration
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

We Can't Wait to Share Our Lives With a Child!

We both always envisioned having kids of our own one day. Early on in our relationship we talked about how being parents was something we wanted to do. Because we met in our late 30s, we knew the odds were already against us for having a biological child, so whenever we talked about having kids, adoption was already part of that conversation as one of the paths for becoming parents.

The fact that Patrick's mother was adopted and it was a very positive experience also made the idea of adoption familiar. She has been a great resource throughout this journey as we learned more about it and could ask her what things were like from her perspective.

In many ways it feels like we were always meant to do this. We both have a lot of love in our hearts and we know there is a child out there that is meant to come find us someday.

Fun Facts About Us:

Tubing With Our Nephews

  • We both went to the same college at the same time, worked as lifeguards at the same time (different pools though), lived in the same dorm at the same time, yet didn't meet each other while in college. We probably passed each other dozens of times in the cafeteria!
  • Pat has a passion for collecting old and current comic books, especially Spider-man comics.
  • Both of our parents live on small lakes, so we have lots of experience on the water. We have gone on countless pontoon rides, kayak trips, and jumping on the speed boat to pull kids tubing. Of course swimming is also a major activity.
  • Cooking food and making desserts is one of our favorite things to do. Our favorite meal is either beef stew or grilling salmon.
  • Molly has a passion/obsession for Christmas and everything that comes along with it. (Decorating, baking cookies, snow, Hallmark movies)
  • Pat has slowly been going to all the Major League Baseball parks with his friends over the years. Only about 7 left!
  • Molly lived in Alaska for a little over five years.
  • Molly plays piano, violin and is learning guitar. She also loves to sing.
  • What It Means to Become Parents

    Reading With Our Nephews

    We both know that choosing to adopt and become parents is the most important thing we will ever do with our lives. Being a parent to us means we will be responsible for helping a child learn about the world and teach a child to grow into an adult that has a good moral compass and strong sense of self. We have had the benefit of learning how to be parents through great examples of our grandparents, parents, and siblings and even gotten in some real-life practice from being an aunt and an uncle. What we know is that patience and understanding is key and even sometimes a bit of humor is warranted as well. While it is not always an easy path as a parent, the love you get to share makes it worth all the while. In many ways we already see ourselves as parents we just haven't found our child yet.


    Enjoying an Outdoor Concert
    Enjoying an Outdoor Concert
    Music With Aunt Molly
    Music With Aunt Molly
    Palma de Majorca, Spain
    Palma de Majorca, Spain
    Cheering On Michigan State Football
    Cheering On Michigan State Football
    Hiking With Our Nephew
    Hiking With Our Nephew
    A Day at the Zoo With Uncle Pat
    A Day at the Zoo With Uncle Pat
    Hiking at Acadia National Park
    Hiking at Acadia National Park
    At the Colosseum in Rome
    At the Colosseum in Rome
    At a Family Wedding
    At a Family Wedding
    Fun at a Cubs Game
    Fun at a Cubs Game
    Pat Making Pretzels With the Kids
    Pat Making Pretzels With the Kids
    Molly Skating With Our Niece
    Molly Skating With Our Niece
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    Enjoying an Outdoor Concert
    Enjoying an Outdoor Concert
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    Music With Aunt Molly
    Music With Aunt Molly
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    Palma de Majorca, Spain
    Palma de Majorca, Spain
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    Cheering On Michigan State Football
    Cheering On Michigan State Football
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    Hiking With Our Nephew
    Hiking With Our Nephew
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    A Day at the Zoo With Uncle Pat
    A Day at the Zoo With Uncle Pat
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    Hiking at Acadia National Park
    Hiking at Acadia National Park
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    At the Colosseum in Rome
    At the Colosseum in Rome
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    At a Family Wedding
    At a Family Wedding
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    Fun at a Cubs Game
    Fun at a Cubs Game
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    Pat Making Pretzels With the Kids
    Pat Making Pretzels With the Kids
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    Molly Skating With Our Niece
    Molly Skating With Our Niece

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    We live in west Michigan within a neighborhood that has a lot of young children so we assume there will be a lot of potential playmates for our adoptive child. There is also an elementary school that is a very short walk away that has a great playground and sledding hill. We have friends that live nearby that often stop by on bike rides to say hello or at least wave at our doorbell camera.

    Our neighborhood offers a lot of great amenities like biking and hiking paths. There is also a community center nearby that has a pool we anticipate using even more once we have a child.

    As for our home, we live in a 4-bedroom house with a large finished basement that also opens up to a very large backyard with plenty of room to play and a great sledding hill in the winter. We have a little garden in the back where we grow some fruits and vegetables in the summer but often have to compete with the deer if we don't go harvest it soon enough!

    Our Extended Families

    Christmas With Family

    We both come from large families which include lots of siblings and a bunch of nieces and nephews.

    All Smiles With Our Nephew

    We are fortunate that most of our family lives nearby so we get to see them often be it to attend the kid's activities like sporting events or plays, celebrate birthdays, and of course holidays. Sometimes getting together is as simple as Pat's mother calling to say she is making a pot of chili so we should come on over! Both of our parents live on inland lakes so family get togethers are often centered around swimming, fishing, tubing behind boats or if it is too cold we play cards or find a board game that everyone can play regardless of age.

    Regardless of where we are at, there always seems to be a plethora of great food at our family gatherings. The best part in our opinion is sitting around the table with everyone at meal time sharing stories and a lot of laughter.

    Our family has been very supportive on our quest to become parents. When we told our families that we were planning to adopt, they couldn't have been happier and eager to know more about it. They are very excited to meet this potential new grandchild, niece/nephew, and cousin.

    From Us to You

    Thank you for choosing to make the courageous decision to consider an adoption plan for your child. We can only imagine the difficult, if not overwhelming decision, this is. We appreciate you taking the time to see our profile and possibly considering us to be the adoptive parents for your child.

    We (Pat and Molly) met in 2018. We actually attended Michigan State University at the same time. We lived in the same dorm and worked in the pool system but never met so we joke to this day that we should have met 19 years before we did. We immediately knew this was it and got married just a year later. We are a fun-loving couple. We have a lot in common that includes things like a love for the outdoors and traveling. We complement each other well. Pat is very curious and patient. Molly is driven and very nurturing. We have a lot of fun together and would argue that our favorite past time of all is making each other laugh. We also are very close with our families and often see them for birthday parties, games, and sometime just because it sounds good to get together for dinner. Holidays are always spent running between both sides of the family for various events and activities and we make every attempt to make it to everything because it is so nice to be together and make memories.

    We always wanted to build a family of our own and tried unsuccessfully for a short time. Because there was a slim chance of us being able to have biological children, we explored adoption very early on. As we started down this path, we already felt drawn to pursuing adoption because we believed it was something we were meant to do. Pat's mother is adopted so having learned how it had been a positive experience for her, the idea of us doing it seemed familiar.

    We hope to meet with you either in person or on the phone to get to know you and learn what you are comfortable with as far as what kind of relationship you would like to have with us should you choose us as your child's adoptive parents. We see our relationship with you as a partnership where you will always be a very important person in our child's life. We want to know what you would like your child to know about you and if we could share a picture of you to show him or her when questions about their adoption are asked. We promise to always explain their adoption as being a very thoughtful act where their mom and/or dad loved them dearly and choose the very best people to take care of them and raise them.

    For us, we would be open to sharing pictures and sending you letters about how your child is doing and what they are currently interested in. Beyond that, we would also like to know if you are open to ongoing contact with us. We are open to emailing or possibly bringing him or her to visit you as well.

    We know we are meant to be parents. If you choose us, please know that your child will always be the most important thing in our lives. All children are gifts and by giving us your child you would be giving us the greatest gift imaginable, making us parents. We hope we can share this journey with you and wish you the best in making your decision.

    Pat & Molly


    Tom Hanks
    Daniel Day Lewis
    Amy Adams
    Kate Winslet
    Michael Crichton
    Neil Gaiman
    Jurassic Park
    Candy Bar
    Milky Way
    Childhood Memory
    Playing in lake we grew up on with family & friends.
    Walks in the woods at my Grandparents house
    Childhood Toy
    Small stuffed giraffe
    Children's Book
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Oh the Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss
    Classic Movie
    Singing in the Rain
    Day of Week
    Chocolate malts
    Chocolate Cake
    Disney Movie
    The Lion King
    Lion King
    Dream Car
    Dream Job
    Movie reviewer
    National Geographic Photographer
    Dream Vacation
    Cruise around the world
    St. Lucia
    Family Activity
    Playing board games together
    Dinner - love just sitting around the table talking and having good food
    Flower / Plant
    Form of Exercise
    Trivial Pursuit
    Collecting comic books
    Playing Piano
    Holiday Song
    White Christmas
    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    Holiday Tradition
    The food! :-)
    Putting up the Christmas tree
    Ice Cream
    Junk Food
    Cheese and crackers
    Chocolate chip cookies
    Leisure Activity
    Lazy college football Saturday on the couch.
    Golf digest
    Better Homes and Gardens
    Memory with a Child
    Having my nieces & nephews over for sleepovers.
    Teaching my 9 month old niece how to play peak-a-boo
    Memory with Spouse
    Our wedding day
    Going out to the lighthouse in Grand Haven (one of our first dates)
    Field of Dreams
    Princess Bride
    Movie Munchie
    Buttery popcorn
    Movie Quote
    "We're gonna need a bigger boat"
    As You Wish
    Movie Type
    Super heros
    Singing in the Rain
    Musical Group
    The Beatles
    Nursery Rhyme
    Humpty Dumpty :-)
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    Olympic Event
    Personal Hero
    My parents
    Much Ado About Nothing
    Robert Frost
    Quality about my Spouse
    Her smile and infectious personality.
    His kindness
    A wise man speaks because he has something to say. A fool speaks because he has to say something.
    Doesn't matter what happens to you in life, its how you take it. Keep you eyes open, keep them shining.
    Chop house
    The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck
    Ham & cheese
    California Ruben
    Matthew 6:25-34
    Shopping Store
    Banana Republic
    It Had to be You
    Sport to Play
    Sport to Watch
    Baseball & Formula 1 ;-)
    Sports Star
    Michael Jordan
    Tommy Moe
    Sports Team
    Chicago Cubs
    MSU Spartans
    Subject in School
    Thing to Cook
    Time of Day
    Holiday get togethers
    Being with family on holiday
    TV Show
    Breaking Bad
    TV Show Character
    Homer Simpson
    Elaine Venice
    Type of Music
    Classic rock
    Vacation Spot
    Anywhere warm and relaxing
    Sleeping Bear Dunes
    Video Game
    Mario Kart

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