Michael: Hello! We want to thank you for considering our profile. We know this is likely not an easy time for you and we are not going to pretend we know how you feel. We can however assure you that we will support you and be with you throughout our journey together.
Pierrick: We genuinely care about who you are, what you want for your child, and promise to listen to your needs. We are already very grateful that you have taken the time to get to know about us initially through our words and photos. If you have additional questions, just let us know. We are an open book!
Michael: Pierrick and I met just a week after Pierrick had moved to the US from France, in 2018. Through the years, we have been able to build a strong and loving relationship, and we truly have become each other’s best friend. From the very beginning, we were both enthusiastic about having children one day. After getting married in the summer of 2020, we felt like it was the right time to start our journey toward expanding our family.
Pierrick: We considered surrogacy, fostering, and adoption, and meticulously researched all three options. We felt that adoption was the best match for us as we wanted to help an expectant mother navigate through what could be one of the most difficult times in her life. Being part of the birth process could ensure a wonderful relationship with you if that is your wish, and to have vital information that will benefit your child in the years to come.
Our Promises to You
Your child will be loved unconditionally and will feel secure and supported, not only by us but our extended family and friends.
We promise to really pay attention to your child’s inclination and help them develop their unique personality. We promise to create a safe and joyful environment in which they are freely able to express who they are, make friends, and discover the world around them.
We promise to treat your child with utmost respect and care. We promise to love and nurture your child so that they will grow up to become happy individuals.
About Michael – Through the Eyes of Pierrick
What I love about Michael is his constant smile and the happy energy he brings with him everywhere he goes. He is an accomplished figure skater, now a figure skating coach, and he has a lot of patience with his students (mostly kids between 5 and 13). He often comes home from a long day of work and tells me how proud he is to see his students excel so quickly. I know it’s because he is excellent with kids. He just knows how to communicate with them. But as a true Angeleno (someone from Los Angeles), he has a second career as an actor.
Michael is very creative and was inspired by his own personal experience as a second generation Japanese American to write his short film “Masaru,” depicting his relationship with his parents and their legacy. Michael spends a lot of time rehearsing, taping auditions, and going to the gym. He is also a Buddhist practitioner and truly believes that every human being has the same potential to become happy. Not only does he believe it, but Michael genuinely cares about everyone he meets, whether a close friend or a complete stranger. He is always dedicated to help fellow practitioners, friends, and family alike. He may not be as naturally adventurous as I am, but he is always willing to follow me on a hike in the mountains or on a road trip. He is also an amazing cook, specializing in Asian meals!!
I know that Michael will be an amazing father. His genuine kindness, creativity, care for others, playfulness, and the many other endearing qualities he possesses will bring such joy and comfort to a child.
About Pierrick – Through the Eyes of Michael
Pierrick will be a wonderful father! He has so much love to give a child and there is nothing he wants more. He loves to laugh, is patient, supportive, and always up for an adventure!
When I met Pierrick for the first time, I felt a genuine sense of kindness in him. As I got to know him better, I was truly touched by his character as a person. When he’d share stories about how he challenged himself to run a full marathon one year or how he faced the daunting ridges by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, I felt a deep respect for his spirit to achieve a personal accomplishment. He is goal oriented and is always pushing to complete a task.
Pierrick is an amazing journalist. The stories that he covers for French TV and the people he interviews always teach me about the unique diversity that exists around the globe. When he is not busy reporting, Pierrick loves hiking, gardening, and cooking delicious French pastries. He has a diverse and awesome group of friends that I enjoy spending time with. He has taught me the importance of traveling and taking time to see the beauty of the world. Every summer we go back to France to visit my in laws, and it has become a tradition to spend time in their summer house. We make delicious meals, play games, chat about life, and it always feels so great to see the family come together.
I cannot wait to experience fatherhood with Pierrick! I know he will make an amazing father because of his kind and patient temperament. He has so much generosity and consideration when interacting with anyone he meets. I know his big heart will touch your child’s heart!
Michael: In the summer of 2021 we moved into a charming house in a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles. Our home is cozy and we are constantly improving it to make it comfortable for our future family. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a piano, a large backyard with a pond and a fire pit. When we first visited our neighborhood, which has many families, we immediately knew this was where we wanted to raise our children. Just a block away is a wonderful elementary school. We already picture our children going to school every morning with a backpack, lunchbox in hand, and a big smile on their face.
Pierrick: There are also a lot of shops, parks, playgrounds, theatres and more, so there is always something to do and somewhere to go, including the beach! But we can just as much enjoy a Sunday in our backyard, where we grow vegetables, and love to host barbecues with friends and their children, or just relax and read a book under our orange tree.
Family and Loved Ones
Michael: Pierrick has a beautiful family in France. His parents are absolutely the sweetest and most generous people. His brother and wife, and his sister, are genuine and grounded. Each year that I go and visit them, our connection gets deeper. I’ve also come to truly appreciate Pierrick’s circle of friends in LA. It could be challenging to make new friends in a new city, and somehow, he seems to have the kind of personality that attracts people into his life. I love how a lot of his friends have children because it gives us inspiration to have our own family. Please be rest assured that we will have the support of so many friends when raising your child.
Pierrick: I really adore Michael’s two older brothers. They both live about an hour away so we get a chance to see them several times throughout the year, and every time we get together it’s always so joyful. Their pure hearts and good sense of humor always keep me smiling. It’s become a tradition to spend Thanksgiving together. Though his parents are no longer with us, I could feel that they instilled in him strong values of love and compassion. Michael has a diverse and uplifting group of friends he has made throughout his life. He too has many friends that have children and so it’s been really encouraging to see him interact so naturally with kids. He seems to be able to speak their language.
Michael and Pierrick: As we finish our profile, we find ourselves even more excited about meeting you and your baby. Please know that your happiness and comfort means everything to us. We will always be sensitive to your needs and to what matters to you most. If you want a high level of openness in your adoption, and for us to be there every step of the way, we will be 100%. We also won’t be offended if you need your personal space during this process. Whatever you prefer, you have our support. We are super grateful that you have taken the time to get to know us and consider us to adopt your child. Thank you so much!