Greetings from Clint and Michelle!
One of Michelle’s favorite literary characters, Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, wisely said “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” While Atticus’s words are valuable guidance, they fall short when discussing adoption. You see, try as we might to gain insight into the life-changing decisions you are in the midst of making, we can never fully understand your perspective because we are not truly living it. We are simply in awe of, and humbled by, your courage and selflessness. We can only imagine the emotions that are bombarding you right now. And in the middle of it all, you have taken the time to view our profile? We are beyond grateful.
We are Clint and Michelle from Kentucky. We like to think that the story of our meeting would rival the best romantic comedy Hollywood has to offer! We met thirteen years ago when we were both attending college. In need of a fourth roommate, Michelle and her roommates placed an ad in the local paper. Our love story began when Clint answered the ad and moved in upstairs. We strongly believe that God was hoping we would find each other when he put that ad in front of Clint. We married three years later on a beautiful, but chilly, fall day, surrounded by the people we love most.
We live in a cozy ranch-style home with our toddler Wyatt, adopted in 2015. Clint’s love of numbers and logistics serve him well as materials manager at a local manufacturing company. Michelle has been teaching English to 9th and 10th graders for 11 years and loves seeing the impact she can make in the lives of young people, especially those who have the odds stacked against them. While we enjoy our careers and hobbies, our favorite way to spend our time is with Wyatt. Wyatt is 2 and he loves trains, trucks, reading, feeding the ducks at the pond near our home, and taking walks with Daddy.
We’ve always known we wanted children. Early in our journey to start a family, we were drawn to the idea of adoption. God planted a seed in our hearts and we were intrigued, but decided to first try for a biological child, with the hopes of adding to our family through adoption later. After four years of trying to conceive, God called us once again to adoption. We now believe we were always meant to take this path to parenthood. Adoption gives us the opportunity to do two things in which we believe strongly: grow our family and show compassion.
In December of 2015 we welcomed Wyatt, a beautiful dark-haired boy who answered our prayers. One of the most rewarding parts of adopting Wyatt was getting to know his birth mother. We were able to spend time with her before and after Wyatt’s birth and still communicate with her now. She has become a beloved part of our family and we talk about her often with our little man.
If chosen, we will unconditionally love and treasure your child. We are so excited to share our blessings with a child and we can’t wait to welcome him/her, and you, into our family. We imagine the choices you have ahead of you are complicated and difficult, and as you explore your options know that we are praying that God will give you wisdom, clarity, and peace with whatever option you decide is best. Thank you again for getting to know our family!
Clint & Michelle