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

Lisa & Mike

Thank you for taking the time to review our profile. We are grateful that you are considering adoption but know that this process is incredibly challenging.  Wherever your heart takes you with your decision we hope you find support and comfort along the way.

Our Story

Our family is a strong support system, and we laugh a lot. We love bringing people together no matter the occasion. Our front sidewalk is always covered in chalk art, and we are always a little extra around the holidays. We love a good road trip, splash pad, pizza night or day at the zoo.  And while life can get busy the most important thing to us is sticking together and making memories as a family both big and small. 

The joy of our lives has been becoming parents to our incredible daughter Sienna (Sisi) through adoption. We know we have so much more love to give and are ready to grow our family.

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.

Mike According to Lisa:

Mike is always on the go. His unlimited energy has come in handy as a dad. Before breakfast Mike and Sisi have walked Stanley our dog, read books, played in the yard and I know they are ready to grow their crew.

All About Big Sis Sienna:

Sienna loves animals, especially giraffes and our dog, Stanley! Her favorite thing to do is take wagon rides around our block and wave at the neighbors.  On the weekend you catch her at the park down the street or playing with her mini kitchen (she makes a fantastic plastic pizza!). 

Thank you

Should you choose our family on this journey we look forward to learning more about you and your hopes for your child.

Fun Facts

  • Holidays are my favorite. A spider web covers our lawn for Halloween, and I give my family matching pj's on Christmas.
  • I perfected apple pancakes for Sisi during the pandemic.
  • I love photography and I’m getting pretty good at using my fancy camera.
  • People want me on their trivia team based on my knowledge of celebrity news.
  • If I had it my way, I would eat Mexican food every day.
  • 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 love drawing cartoons with Sisi on her art easel.  
  • I’ve made it a point to find the best places to eat in almost EVERY Chicago neighborhood.
  • I can play the piano. Sisi loves our piano.
  • I once drove straight through the night to New Orleans.

"Lisa & Mike" Family Photos

  • Apple picking with family
  • Harry Potter and Wild Thing
  • New Orleans Trip
  • Bulls game with our best friends
  • First time at the beach
  • Summer = ice cream
  • Strawberry picking
  • Arboretum with our nephews
  • Enjoying a Saturday in the city
  • Morning coffee and books
  • Twinning at lunch

Contact the Cradle

If you’re interested in learning about options counseling or adoption for your child, we can help. We’re available 24/7. All of your information is confidential.

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