Meet Michael & Whitney
Michael and I are high school sweethearts that met when we were in middle school. We married in 2014 after we both moved to the Raleigh, NC area for jobs. Michael is an engineer at a pharmaceutical company and I am a wedding planner and training manager for a tech company. We love traveling near and far, woodworking, planting a garden in our yard, hosting gatherings at our house for family and friends, eating delicious food, and family walks through the neighborhood. We share our home with our little pup, Barley – a goldendoodle who loves everyone and can’t wait to have an addition to the pack.
We have always wanted to have a family that included little ones. We knew that adoption was part of God's plan for us, but we just didn't know how, when, or where that journey would unfold. Adoption was first planted in our hearts when we were early in our college careers. We witnessed my campus minister and his wife's adoption story unfold in real life, and it captivated us to see so much love displayed by them and the birth family. This was the first of many life experiences that led us to the decision that, if we were given the opportunity, we would grow our family through adoption.
Michael comes from a large family of six kids, and I am an only child. This little one will be the first grandchild on one side and the tenth on the other – just the right amount of spoiling! We have lots of cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, parents, grandparents, and close friends that have been praying for and eagerly waiting to meet the little one(s) that will enter our family. We are excited to begin this journey and are praying daily for the adoption story that God gives us and for the people He brings into our lives through this adoption journey.