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Domestic Adoption

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to read our profile and learn a little bit about us. We already know that you are brave and loving, as you are going through this process of determining the next steps for you and your child. We know that you want the best for your child, and so do we, no matter what that is. Our hope is that you feel encouraged in all of this.

Our names are Mike and Marin, and we have been married for four and a half years. We are both international school teachers, and have lived and taught in Honduras, Tanzania, Uganda, Egypt, and now the Czech Republic.  We intend to stay working abroad until we feel it is time to move back to the States; however, we will always make it back home every year to visit family and friends.  We consider working with children to be a passion of ours, as well as traveling and learning about new places and people.

Three years ago when we lived in Uganda, we adopted the most amazing little boy, Ouma, and he is the absolute center of our world. Although he is only four years old, he has seen a lot of places and experienced many different cultures. We believe that by growing up in a multi-cultural environment, our children will be strong, open-minded individuals who value diversity and see cultural differences as strengths to be proud of.

When we are traveling, we enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and touring historical and ecological places. When we are not traveling, we also enjoy forest walks, berry-picking, teaching our son how to ride his bike, photography, reading, and family movie nights.

We have always felt very strongly that we would grow our family through adoption, and in fact, it was one of the first conversations we had when we began dating. We both feel that God put a strong burden on our hearts to adopt, and we love experiencing what we believe is His call on our life together. Adopting our little boy was more wonderful than we could ever have imagined, and we are looking forward to adding to our family again, through adoption, soon! Thank you again for considering us. We wish only the best for you and your child!

Sincerely,

Mike & Marin (& Ouma) 

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