Rich & Dawn

**Read Rich & Dawn’s Adoption Profile Book here.

Why we want to be parents:

We find being parents to be one of the most rewarding, challenging, and fulfilling things in our lives.  We love being parents and are hoping to expand our family through adoption.

What activities we look forward to doing with a child:

We can’t wait to play with a new little baby, exploring the world whether it be our backyard, a children’s museum, local zoo, or playground.   We believe fun and education can go hand in hand.  Dancing and sing a-longs are fun in our house.

The people/pets who make up our family:

We have one son named Andrew.   Rich has three sons from a previous marriage; the boys stay with us occasionally.   We have a black lab named Abby and three cats named Leo, Milo and Riley.

Our ethnic/cultural background:

Rich is Ukrainian/Polish and Dawn is English/German/Polish/Italian.

Family celebrations that are important to us:

We love the holidays.  We decorate our house inside and out.  At Christmas we are the brightest house in the neighborhood.   Birthdays are a big deal in our house.  Dawn tries to outdo herself each year with our son’s themed parties.

Any religious identification:

We are members of a local Lutheran church

Fun activities we like to do:

Pizza and movie Friday nights.   We love going to the zoo (have visited many of them across the country).  We go to farm markets on the weekend for local produce and breads.   In the Fall we visit local cider mills for donuts, tractor rides and pumpkin picking.   We take a big family vacation each year and then a few long weekends.  Traveling and exploring are important to us and we know it can also be educational.

Where we live:

We live in Livonia, Michigan.   We live on a tree lined street that feels as if we are actually in northern Michigan.   Our house in on a corner lot so we have a large front and back yard.

A few fun facts about each of us:

Rich- loves sports and plays golf and hockey.  I love downhill skiing in the winter.  I’m a music buff and love all sorts of music but mainly rock, pop and country.  Love outdoor concerts and Dawn’s baking.

Dawn- loves to bake and makes special homemade cakes for our son on his birthday.  I also love to make funny animal pancakes.  I hate having my picture taken and usually have a funny look on my face or my eyes closed.   I love chai tea lattes, being outdoors, and Hallmark Christmas movies.

A few fun facts about each of us:

Rich- loves sports and plays golf and hockey.  I love downhill skiing in the winter.  I’m a music buff and love all sorts of music but mainly rock, pop and country.  Love outdoor concerts and Dawn’s baking.

Dawn- loves to bake and makes special homemade cakes for our son on his birthday.  I also love to make funny animal pancakes.  I hate having my picture taken and usually have a funny look on my face or my eyes closed.   I love chai tea lattes, being outdoors, and Hallmark Christmas movies.

One thing we would like the birth family to know about us/why we would be good parents:

We are not perfect but we compliment each other and together we make a great team.   Rich is patient and strong while Dawn is loving and compassionate.   We both put family first and will make sure your child is loved each and every day.  We promise to be there for every “first” they take; for every cry; and to be their biggest cheerleader.

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