dear expectant mother
What would it mean to us to have the privilege to adopt and raise your baby? We would be honored—honored to be blessed with such a gift and honored to be used to serve something bigger than ourselves. We are happy to help you as much as we can through your pregnancy, if you so wish. We respect you for the strength it must take to make such an emotional decision and admire your courage. Oh, what a gift you are! Not only for your child, but yes, you yourself are a gift. It takes a special kind of strength and focus to make such a difficult and selfless decision for the benefit of your child. What you are doing speaks to the person that you are and reveals the love in your heart. The gift that you are giving to another is so precious, and you are not alone!
Our goal is to raise your child with love, encouragement, opportunity, and joy to enable him or her to travel along their own unique, personal path. Your child will never lack the support or attention they need to become all they dream to be. Your child will bring so much joy and laughter into our home and will light up our lives!
We actually went to high school together and never met! Our paths did not cross again until after graduation. While out with her sister, Addie ran into John, and we were introduced. We were inseparable from then on. We dated for only a few months before we became engaged and married shortly thereafter. Our life together has never been boring or routine! We enjoy family time, travel, heading to the beach house or cabin, and swimming with family. We are often outside, John working in the barn and Addie running on the back roads. John’s parents live next door, and we think our dog is actually confused about where she lives sometimes! John’s dad and uncle are his work partners in his construction business, which allows Addie to stay home to be available to our family. Even after 20 years, we are still best friends and have a love that has only grown deeper!
Our Home & Pets
Our home is filled with love, family, and friends. Our stone house is surrounded by fields and woods. Grandparents and an uncle and aunt live nearby. Our dog is quite motherly, carrying her little stuffed toys gently, like her babies. Our Bengal cats are sisters, and we also have chickens. We fish in two nearby ponds, ride dirt bikes in the woods, and run John’s business from the barn. There is a playground and gated pool area where we love to gather, and blackberries and strawberries grow in early summer. We are near great restaurants and Amish markets. There are beautiful sunsets in the field across the street and lots of places to ride bikes and take walks.
Our Extended Family
Addie’s parents live nearby in the house she grew up in. She has two sisters and one brother. Her sisters are married with children and also live nearby. The younger kids especially enjoy getting involved in what the big kids can do, like taking (slow!) rides on dirt bikes and four wheelers and “working” in the barn. The big kids are patient teachers and always good at making the young ones laugh.
John’s parents live next door and moved in after our fifth child. John and his dad share a special relationship as they work together, and John’s dad was his best man at our wedding. John has one sister who is married with children and also lives nearby. Addie gets together regularly with John’s mom for Bible study groups.
The kids love having their grandparents next door. Their relationship is really special and a benefit to all of our lives. We get together with both families as often as we can, gathering at the beach house or pool for holidays and birthdays. “Family Night” happens often, and we spend a lot of time laughing and watching the kids play. We are all looking forward to another addition to the bunch!
What Led Us To Adoption
The desire in our hearts to adopt is all about our love of children. We are blessed to have seven children, ranging in age from 5 to 17, and we would love more! We could go on and on about them and how they have changed us for the better. We develop as they develop, learning along with them and being changed by them. We want to adopt to grow our family in a new and exciting way, where we continue to give to our children while growing alongside them. We have spoken of adopting since we met. The children in our immediate and extended family give back to us, enhancing our family and increasing the bond of love in our home.
|Favorite Food||Chocolate! Isn’t it a food group?|
|Favorite Hobby||Exercise, running, baking|
|Favorite Movie||Gone with the Wind|
|Favorite TV Show||Alvin and the Chipmunks, Don’t Be Tardy|
|Favorite Book||Wild at Heart, Captivating|
|Favorite Activity||Dinner together every night|
|Dream Vacation||Jade Mountain, St. Lucia|
|Occupation||Construction business owner|
|Favorite Hobby||Working around the house|
|Favorite Movie||Daddy’s Home 2|
|Favorite TV Show||American Pickers|
|Favorite Book||The Bible|
|Favorite Activity||Hanging out at the pool|
|Dream Vacation||St. Lucia|
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Your Baby With Confidence
As you browse our list of hopeful adoptive parents, you can feel confident in knowing that all of the adoptive families working with Angel Adoption are prepared to offer your baby a safe, stable, and loving environment along with a wealth of opportunities for a happy and fulfilling life.
Each adoptive parent has been thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. A completed home study means the family is emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby.
The home study process includes assessments of each parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.
Furthermore, Angel Adoption requires each family to be educated on adopting and parenting. After a baby has been placed with the adoptive family, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family. We go to great lengths to make sure all the families you have to choose from are going to be excellent parents for your baby!Return to Waiting Families