Hello, we are happy to meet you! We are Michael and Ashlee, and are so happy you have taken the time to review our profile and learn more about us as prospective parents.

Our story began when we were both visiting the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, when, through a mutual acquaintance, we were introduced. Although Ashlee was living in Texas at that time, we were dedicated to each other, and after spending about ten months in a long-distance relationship, Ashlee moved to Michigan.

We have been together since 2017 and were married in 2021. Growing up witnessing the benefits of adoption through family friends, Ashlee has always known adoption was the path she wanted to journey to build a family. We wholeheartedly believe that there is more than one way to create a family, and this is our path.

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Financial Support

Expectant mothers who choose to make an adoption plan may qualify for some level of financial assistance during their pregnancy. However, each person's situation and specific needs are different. Your adoption social worker can help you determine what level of assistance you qualify for and deserve. Many expectant mothers qualify for financial assistance to cover basic pregnancy and living expenses, including but not limited to - transportation reimbursement, utility assistance for phone, water, and electricity/gas, maternity clothing and supplements, etc.


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FAQ’s about placing a baby for Adoption

I'm considering giving my baby up for adoption. How much does that cost?

It won't cost you anything. If you choose to place your baby for adoption, all of your medical and legal fees will be covered and you may be eligible for financial assistance with other pregnancy-related expenses.

I'm experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and don't know who the birth father is. Can I still place my baby for adoption?

Yes. Even if you don’t know the identity of the birth father, you can still choose to make an adoption plan. However, every adoption situation is different. The adoption social worker you’re assigned to will get to know you and your story first, and then guide you through the process accordingly.

When is the right time to talk with an adoption professional?

You can make an adoption plan at any point in your pregnancy, even after the baby has been born. But, it's important to start the process as early in your pregnancy as possible. Connecting with those resources will allow you to gain access to important medical services, including prenatal care, to help ensure a healthy pregnancy.

When I create an adoption plan, will I get to choose who is in the room with me during delivery?

One aspect of your adoption plan is the "Hospital Plan" an outline of how you'd like your hospital stay and delivery to go. You can craft this on your own or with the help of your adoption social worker. But everything is up to you. You’ll be able to choose who comes to the hospital with you, who is in the room with you during delivery, and how much time you’d like to spend with the baby before signing the final papers.

How much contact will I have with the adoptive family after I place my baby with them?

As part of your adoption plan, you'll determine whether or not you’d like to have an open or closed adoption or something in between. Open adoptions may include phone calls, messaging (via social media, email, or text), and/or periodic visits each year. Closed adoptions may include no contact at all or annual updates provided to the birth parent(s) by the adoptive family. Each post-adoption relationship is different and can vary based on what an expectant mother chooses in her adoption plan.

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Baby Shower Fun


This weekend, Ashlee was able to attend a baby shower honoring Michaels' sister, Shannon. This was a great time to catch up with family and celebrate baby girl as she prepares to make her entrance into the big, wonderful world. Auntie Ashlee and Uncle Michael cannot wait to meet you!

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Hiking Trip


Last week we made a trip down to Ohio to go hiking through Hocking hills. Getting outdoors to hike, explore, and travel is one of our favorite pastimes and we were able to take in some great sites. We can't wait to keep exploring the world and sharing our love of nature with a child. 

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Holiday Fun


This holiday season we made a trip to downtown Detroit to celebrate the holiday season. We took a stroll through the small business vendors at Cadillac Square and of course had to stop and take a picture with the tree at Campus Martius. 🎄 Taking time to appreciate the decorative lights around this time of year is a tradition that cannot be missed- even if there is a little rain. 

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Mothers Day Baseball ⚾️


Last weekend, we celebrated Mother's Day with a Tigers game with Michaels mother and sister. While the Tigers didn't win this one, it was a great time to watch together. 

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