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A Letter from Michael & Richlyn

Thank you for viewing our profile and taking the time to get to know us. We’re a family oriented couple that is looking forward to becoming first-time parents and sharing our home, our family and above all, our love with our first child. We believe that adoption is God’s path for us and are very excited to tell you about ourselves.

About Us

We’ve been together for over thirteen years and have been happily married for seven years now. We grew up three miles away from each other have known each other for the majority of our life. We were involved in a lot of the same school organizations and soon became best friends. That friendship grew into love and we have been together ever since.

We always spoke about adoption being a part of our family plan, after much prayer, we believe the Lord has led us to this moment to grow our family.

We’re looking forward to making family traditions and memories together. Living on a farm with grain and livestock we both look forward to teaching them about hard work, nature and how farming works.


About Michael

Michael is one of the kindest, silliest, and most caring people I have ever met. He would do anything for those in need. He’s also a hard worker and, after a long day at work, he helps on our families’ farms and is still always willing to help around the house, cook and do dishes, which means a lot to me! He’s a wonderful uncle and is at every school program, there to celebrate every milestone, and loves teaching our nephews about woodworking, sports, and farming.

Michael loves to play football and basketball, go fishing, hunting and to help on our families’ farms. I know that he is looking forward to sharing his passions and teaching your child how to do woodworking and work on vehicles in his shop. He will be an amazing hands-on dad.


About Richlyn

Richlyn is my best friend and the most caring person I know. She has a personality that brings out the best of a person and is always willing to put the needs of someone else before her own. She is amazing with children and has worked in many youth-oriented programs and always jumps at the chance to help. She is a loving aunt that always brings a smile to our nephew and niece’s faces. She loves to bake and has even made every one of their birthday cakes. She truly loves spending time with and playing alongside out nieces and nephews.

Richlyn is excited to have a little helper to cook and bake within the kitchen, share the secret family cookie recipe and decorate Christmas cookies with them.


Our Family

We both come from loving families. Michael is the oldest of four, and Richlyn is one of five siblings. Our families live within three miles of each other so we spend a lot of time with them. Every holiday we get together, have a big meal and spend time playing games with one another. During the summer there are lots of cookouts at our parents too.

Our families are extremely supportive of us adopting. Our parents are looking forward to being grandparents again while our nephews and niece are very excited to welcome them into the family and teach them how to play games.

We have a five-year-old Golden Retriever, Laci, that LOVES kids. She will be a wonderful companion to your child and will love having a little one in the house to give her treats.


Our Home in Illinois

We live in a spacious four bedroom home that’s located in a rural area. We have a large yard with plenty of room for kids to play in. Our neighborhood is safe and the people have great relationships with one another. The closest small town is eight miles away and is a great community with plenty of small restaurants and great parks with play equipment for kids of all ages.


Our Promise

We promise to love and care for your child unconditionally. We will provide them with a loving and caring family filled with laughter and countless hours of fun. There will never be a day that goes by that they will wonder if they are loved.

We promise to provide a home where he or she will thrive and always be supported, loved and cheered for. We promise to stand by them and teach them all about what life has to offer and to always look to God. To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.


Learn More About Michael & Richlyn

  Michael Richlyn
Our EducationBachelor's in Agricultural Science and Minor in Construction ManagementBachelor's in Agricultural Business and Minors in Accounting and Finance
Our ProfessionsFabrication TechnicianCredit Analyst and Loan Assistant
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Michael & Richlyn's Favorites
HobbiesWoodworking, Fishing, HuntingBaking, Crafting, Fishing, Hunting
DessertCheesecakeIce cream, anything Chocolate, or fruit Pies
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

Michael really enjoys doing woodworking in his shop where he has built numerous beautiful pieces. Richlyn loves cooking and baking, she makes birthday cakes for all of our nephews and niece. Together we enjoy doing outdoor activities like fishing and gardening.

Our Faith

We are Christians that believe in our Heavenly Father. We attend our small church weekly and love leading and volunteering in church activities.

We live in the state of...

Illinois, so we get to experience all four seasons!

Our Pets

We have two sweet and super-friendly dogs named Laci and Dolly. Laci is 6 and Dolly is 1. Dolly does a great job making sure that Laci stays a puppy at heart. They love children and can't wait to have a little one to give them some extra treats!

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn up to one year old.


We would love twins!!! A blessing times two!!


Open to any gender.

Sibling Group

Yes, with the oldest up to 2 years old.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to read through our website and getting to know us. Please know that your child will be loved fully and completely in our home. We look forward to building a beautiful relationship through an open adoption if desired. We are more than ready to be first-time parents and our hearts look forward to loving your child. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us!

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