Hello…Maureen, Mike, and Declan here. Welcome to our adoption profile and thank you for taking the time to consider us as an adoptive family. This is our second time looking to expand our family with the gift of adoption. We were blessed being chosen by a wonderful birthmother and now we have a beautiful son who would love a sibling. Hopefully this will give you a glimpse into our lives and help you with deciding if we are the family for you.

About Us:

Maureen according to Mike:

Maureen is a loving, caring person who thinks of others before herself. She lives an active lifestyle and is health conscience. She has even gotten me to eat more vegetables which was a feat in itself. I have known Maureen since 1999 and the longer I am with her the happier I am.

Mike according to Maureen:

Mike is a calm, patient, hardworking man. He has a great sense of humor and really lightens the mood. He likes to stay active and is very family oriented. I thank God every day that my friend introduced us. I couldn’t imagine my life without him.

And of course we can’t leave out Declan. Declan is the joy of our lives. We are so happy to have been chosen to raise this little boy who is adventurous and full of laughter. We love watching him grow every day and he and our two dogs (Wesley and Duncan) are best of friends.

Our Home and Community:

Our home is a 4 bedroom and 2.5 bath ranch. We have a private but spacious backyard (a little over 1.5 acres) that is half open and half wooded with plenty of area to enjoy. The school district is rated excellent academically and offers many extracurricular activities and the numerous metroparks are terrific. We live in a great family-oriented community that has its own pool and park with tennis courts and playground equipment within the development (walking distance from our home). The community is actually one of the main reasons we bought our house, everyone waves as you as you walk or drive by and people know each other, it’s our other “family”. We have regularly scheduled adult and kid events where the neighborhood gets together and there are many children ranging in age from newborns to college age.

We hope that we have been able to give you a glimpse into our lives as a family. There is so much more about us than will fit in this small profile. We are so thankful for the gift of adoption with Declan and we are hopeful that another birth family will give us an opportunity to experience parenting two children. Thank you again for taking the time to read about us!