Mike LOVES Christmas. Jeff prefers Thanksgiving (all the togetherness of Christmas without all the shopping)
Traveling anywhere! We love to see the world.
Italy and Greece, summer 2016 (and not just because we got engaged)
Jeff works in public transportation.
Mike is a high school music teacher.
Hello! We are Mike and Jeff. We have been together 12 years and married for 5 and we cannot wait to start a family through adoption! Mike will be a stay-at-home dad in our home in the suburbs of Sacramento and we are both so excited to share our love with a new baby. We wish you all the best in your search for the right match for you and your child.
We met online in January of 2010. Jeff was Mike’s first online date. Mike knew pretty quickly after meeting Jeff that he could close his account. After about 6 months we moved in together into a small studio apartment in the Mission district of San Francisco, and in 2011 we bought our first house together. In the summer of 2016 we traveled to Italy and Greece and while there Jeff managed one of the most romantic proposals ever on a Santorini cliff side at sunset. We had an amazing wedding in April of 2017 surrounded by friends and family and celebrated our love and commitment to one another. In the fall of 2018, we bought a new home in the suburbs of Sacramento; a beautiful home perfect for raising a family.
Jeff has been my best friend, my greatest joy, and my biggest supporter since we met 12 years ago. I cannot imagine my life without him now. Jeff doesn’t do anything on a whim and thinks through almost every detail of every decision. That is why I never hesitated when he asked me to marry him and why I know he means it when he says “let’s start a family.” Our kid is going to feel so much love and support throughout their life and Jeff is going to make the most amazing daddy. Even though I will be the stay-at-home parent in our family, Jeff has a lot of flexibility with his job and I know he’ll be around showing our child his love constantly. He is going to be the type of dad that is very hands on; the type of dad that takes our kids outside to play catch or fly kites every chance he gets and will tuck in our little one and read a bedtime story every night.
When I met Mike for the first time, I noticed how sweet and caring he is. He honestly cares and loves those around him and this shows in the way he interacts with his students as a high school band teacher.
Mike loves to travel and that’s something that he’s inspired in me. Thanks to Mike, we’ve traveled more than I would have on my own. He’s always wanted a family, something we have in common. I can just imagine how wonderful it will be to come home and find Mike, a stay-at-home dad, sitting on the floor and playing with our little one! Mike is my rock. He reminds me not to be so serious and has taught me a lot about enjoying life, friends, and family. I imagine he will do the same as my co-parenting partner.
Our home is a warm and welcoming 3-bedroom house in the suburbs of Sacramento. It is the perfect home to start our family with a bedroom next to ours all ready to become the nursery, and a bedroom down the hall perfect for visiting grandparents. It is here that we’ll welcome our little one, where Mike will experience being a stay-at-home dad, where our baby will learn to crawl, where they’ll take their first steps. We love to cook together and make a point of having dinner at the table together every night, a tradition we will keep with our child. We love hosting Thanksgiving with our extended families and all the love that brings. With plenty of room to laugh and play, and full of enough love to last a lifetime, we can’t wait to start a family inside this home.
Family is very important to us. We recently became uncles (and Godparents) to Jeff’s sister’s children, Dane and Dalton (the cousins of our future child). Mike’s mom moved to Sacramento at the end of 2021 to be closer to her future grandchild, and Jeff’s whole family still live close by in the Bay Area.
Growing up we both spent lots of time around grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, and we will strive to give our child that same family dynamic. Big family celebrations, holidays spent around the table, and an annual extended family vacation in the mountains will all be made even more special with our new family of 3. Our child will be surrounded by that same love and support both in our home and by our extended family and friends.
We understand this must be an overwhelming decision, and we thank you for taking the time to read about us. As you consider all your options, we hope that you find one that feels right for you.
We promise to raise your child with so much love. To give your child everything they could possibly need to have a good, warm, and successful life. We plan to have Mike be a stay-at home dad so that we can provide around the clock care in the first years of life. Most of all though, we promise to love your child every minute, and tell them every day that they are loved, including by you!
Jeff & Mike