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Paul and Michelle

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Paul and Michelle last won the day on March 9 2013

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  • Birthday 10/15/1970

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    Green Bay, WI
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    Camping, running, biking, playing with my kids, reading

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    Corporate Finance for Executives

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  1. Paul and Michelle

    Baby Announcements 2012

    Congrats from another WI Abrazo-family!
  2. Paul and Michelle


    Lighting a candle for Samantha. Round 4 with cancer and she is 35...May God watch over her, her husband, and their little boy who they love so dearly and continue to give her strength and hope.
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    My personal opinion... I agree that the first option would be to do a full orientation. We signed with another agency after Abrazo because we were too impatient to wait for the next orientation. Paul and I could not connect with the staff at the other agency and ended up being told the process as we went. (Every agency has a different process). With Abrazo, I greatly appreciate the person to person contact before the "roller coaster" ride really takes off. I knew very clearly what the core values of Abrazo were and felt confident that my hopes and expectations matched their expectations. That being said, we were a "tweener" with our second child, Carter. We went to Camp Abrazo because of being a tweener. We would have never experienced one of the greatest weekends of our lives without it. My advice... 1) Match up the tweeners. Do a Skype call to get these people to meet and talk. 2) Talk about the core values of Abrazo verbally to ensure that the hopes and expectations are clear. 3) Perhaps increase the "waiting reading" to enhance the information sharing. Perhaps, also match them with families who have been through the process to be a sounding board and review the reading homework. (We would be happy to be one of those families). That's it... Good luck and God Bless!! Michelle
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    I too hope that the orientation weekends do not change...I am not sure how we could have made it through the experience without the wonderful people we met at orientation!! Oh how I wish we had that money tree in our back yard...every penny of it would go to Abrazo.
  5. Paul and Michelle

    Baby Announcements 2009

    Our angel is from El Paso too!! Congratulations!! Merry Christmas!!
  6. Paul and Michelle

    USA Adoption Slow-down?

    I am curious if the need for foster parents has increased or decreased during this trying economic time?
  7. Paul and Michelle

    Baby Announcements 2009

    I am here to sprinkle baby dust... Thinking off all of you who are "in waiting.." May God bless you during this, the month of giving thanks!!
  8. Paul and Michelle

    Especially for Abrazo's Againers

    I wish I could give our testimonial from afar...
  9. Paul and Michelle

    Baby Announcements 2009

    God is good! Congrats to the new families...As a mom of a BOG, things get crazy but I learned from the darkness comes the dawn. God bless the new families and the birthfamilies who love these little people so very much!
  10. Paul and Michelle

    Baby Announcements 2009

    I was thinking the same thing... I will light a candle tonight!!
  11. are very happy parents of 2 amazing children!

  12. Paul and Michelle

    Nursery Notes

    Leap of faith...I always say that adoption is not the time to listen to reason...it is time to listen to your heart and what God is saying to you..When we "signed papers" for Carter, we had not yet met him and really wasn't sure what the future was going to bring...but now we have a healthy happy incredibly active 4 year old...and wouldn't have changed a thing. The way I look at it is love can't cure everything but it sure does help.
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    Hi, we are from Wisconsin. Are you also in the Midwest? Brandy Hi! We are from WI too - Green Bay! Welcome.
  14. Paul and Michelle

    Baby Announcements 2009

    Both families beaming...God has blessed you and may he continue to all to all of the days of your lives!!
  15. Paul and Michelle

    Baby Announcements 2009

    Sounds a lot like our story! Miracles do happen - you just have to open your eyes and your hearts! Congrats - may God bless you!!