dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. There are no words to describe the emotions you must be going through, but know you are not alone. We cannot begin to know what you are going through; we may have different circumstances, but our needs and wants are the same: for a child to be loved, cherished, and accepted.
Should you choose us, know that your child will be loved unconditionally. We will take them on trips, teach them about the beauty and wonder of the world they live in, and teach them to appreciate all of their blessings. We will teach them to love and embrace themselves and be accepting of others. Most importantly, we cannot wait to share your traditions and history with this child and remind them every day how blessed they are to have so many people to love them.
It takes a strong and brave individual to make the decisions you are making. Know without a doubt that whatever you choose to do, you are making the right decision. We hope you find peace along your journey to that decision. We would be honored, grateful, and blessed for you to choose us to be the next ones to love and cherish your child.
We are Douglas and Adriane, and our story began eleven years ago at a friend’s bonfire. Doug spent his time off to the side with his friends, and Adriane lured him into conversation by enticing him with chocolate chip cookies. Though at first we both played Cupid, trying to match each other with friends, we realized we were the missing pieces to our own puzzles. Speed time up, and we’ve been happily married for five years and started a home and a beautiful family with the birth of our son. We enjoy exploring parks, being outdoors, camping, traveling between all of our son’s sporting activities, and spending time with family and friends. Doug is a lead engineer in automotive engineering, and Adriane is an occupational therapist working in home care.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a cozy, ranch-style, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a finished basement and open yard in suburban Michigan. We are only 30 minutes in any direction from larger cities, with easy access to museums, sporting venues, and park systems. Our neighborhood is family friendly and has kids of all ages. Our township hosts events throughout the year, and we have good school systems in the area. Both of our families and a good part of our extended families live within 30 minutes of us.
Our Extended Family
Our family and traditions are very important to us. Our holidays and special occasions are centered around the important things: family and food. Douglas’s immediate family lives within 30 minutes of us, and we love going to see them and exploring the large metropolis they live in. Although his extended family lives on the other side of the state, we enjoy going to see them in the warmer months, when we can be outside and enjoy the lakes.
Adriane comes from a large, loud, and social family where immediate and extended family live within an hour of each other and know everything that is happening with each other. We enjoy spending Sundays at her parents’ house with her brother, sister, nieces, and nephews. It’s a blessing to be able to watch our son grow up with his cousins, just as we did when we were younger. It may be chaotic at times, but the love is strong and so is the passion for cooking!
What Led Us To Adoption
We were blessed with one beautiful baby boy before experiencing unexplained infertility. Doug is unable to have children, so we know firsthand how nature and nurture are bound by love. We’ve always known we wanted our son to have someone to grow and learn with. We have both friends and family who have adopted. Watching their stories unfold, we knew adoption was the next path in our journey too. We can’t wait to bring another little one into our tight-knit family!
|Crocheting, Reading, Volunteer work
|Swimming, hockey, football
|Favorite TV Show
|Friends, The Golden Girls
|The Lord of the Rings
|Favorite Subject in School
|Getting a Christmas tree
|Snowboarding, mountain biking, guitar, camping
|Cycling, hockey, football
|Summer holidays with a long weekend
|Favorite TV Show
|The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
|Favorite Subject in School
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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