Lisa & Mike /adoption-family/lisa-mike 1626

Lisa & Mike

Thank you for taking time to read our profile as you consider what is best for your child. Thank you for learning about the life we lead and the hopes we have for starting a family through adoption.

Wherever your heart takes you with your decision we hope that you find some comfort and the support of the adoption community along the way. Should you choose us on this journey we look forward to learning more about you and your hopes for your child.


Our Story

We are 100% ourselves around each other and laugh a whole lot. Our relationship is very supportive, open, and honest. We really value each other's opinion and prioritize one another. 

We love bringing people together, no matter the occasion.  You can always count on us to plan a huge family dinner in under 24 hours...even if it means cooking lasagna for 15 people.

Lisa According to Mike:

Lisa is incredibly driven and passionate. She has a quick sense of humor and has no problem breaking the ice in a room full of strangers. Lisa is enthusiastic about all things--there is never a dull moment with her. She is creative and is always picking up new hobbies like photography and cooking...which I benefit greatly from.

Mike According to Lisa:

Mike is always on the go. I imagine his unlimited energy will come in handy when he is a dad. He's never too tired to seize the day. He is incredibly personable, warm, and has a large group of friends. He is full of BIG stories and can pretty much strike up a conversation with anyone.

Becoming Parents Through Adoption:

We feel like we are at a point in our life where we ready and excited for this next chapter. We have been together for 12+ years and married for over six. We have worked hard, built a home, traveled, maintained healthy routines, supported our lovable dog, pursued stable careers, loved our supportive friends and family, and have faith that our dreams of starting a family will come true.

As parents, we will be a team.  Encouraging compassion, a sense of adventure, empathy, generosity and most importantly always finding laughter in the day-to-day as much as possible. We know that each child will have their own personality, likes, and dislikes and we will always be there to listen and fully embrace what makes them unique.


Whether through phone calls, texts, social media or getting together in person, we hope that you are open to staying connected.

We will always make sure our child feels a strong sense of belonging by celebrating your family and ours--- the community of support that adoption has brought us.

Thank you:

Thank you for taking the time to review our profile. We would be honored to answer any more questions you might have and if the opportunity presents itself, we would feel privileged to learn more about you.


Fun Facts

  • I’m big on family traditions. I love holidays and any excuse to celebrate.
  • I love photography and I’m getting pretty good at using my fancy camera.
  • People want me on their trivia team based on my useless knowledge of celebrity and reality TV.
  • I can sing a 90’s tune with the best of them.
  • I can break it down on any dance floor at any time.
  • If I had it my way, I would eat Mexican food every day.
  • I could watch Harry Potter movies on repeat. I wish Hogwarts was a real place.
  • I once went skydiving over the Swiss Alps.
  • I am part Brazilian and have visited family there a few times.
  • I have a sports podcast with my two friends.
  • I ran up 103 flights of stairs of the Sears Tower to raise money for charity.
  • I have been to 8 different countries.
  • I’ve made it a point to find the best places to eat in almost EVERY Chicago neighborhood.
  • I can play the piano.
  • I am the last person in their 30’s on Earth not on social media.
  • I once drove straight through the night to New Orleans.

"Lisa & Mike" Family Photos

  • Apple Picking Tradition
  • Uncle Mike on sandcastle duty
  • Lakefront bike ride
  • Cubs W
  • Sunsets on vacation
  • Hamilton with Lisa’s sisters
  • Halloween!
  • Zoo Trips
  • Kayaking Adventures
  • Aunt Li Li On Duty
  • New Orleans Trip
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Cheering on the Bulls
  • Lisa’s Half Marathon
  • Twinning with Stan

Contact the Cradle

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