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Family Type: LGBT
Children: No
Location: IL
Religion: Christian/None

dear expectant mother

What a selfless act you have chosen to explore. Your adoption plan and considering us to raise your beautiful child has filled our hearts with joy. Boundless love, care, and laughter are a few ways in which we plan to raise this baby. We will stop at nothing to make sure our future son or daughter has every opportunity this world can provide. Jared’s more than ten years as a teacher have allowed him to be more than ready to take on this challenge.

In every moment of our lives, we have already begun to envision what our new family will look like. When shopping for a new dining room table, we talked about putting a high chair at the end of it, watching the baby laugh as he or she drops Cheerios down to Arizona and she races for them. We think about teaching our baby the joy of cooking and our two different families’ shared appreciation of food as a way to bring people together. We imagine teaching our child to read using some of the same books we read as children, as well as some new ones to help our baby learn about his or her place in our and your hearts.

We know the road ahead of you is not an easy one, but we are in awe of your courage and your love. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering helping us complete our family.

About Us

We are both hard working individuals, but also enjoy having fun. Jared, a former elementary teacher, is now in sales, while Ahmed is a District Manager of Sales. In our friends, we seek out those who are honest, are sincere, and share our values. Down time? Music is on! We enjoy filling our home with tunes, whether it’s Christmas music or top 40 hits. We love making time for exercise and outdoor fun. Jared is passionate about board games and puzzles, while Ahmed is an avid techie. You will often find us on a Saturday night bowling or barbecuing with friends or sometimes just having a quiet night in checking out a movie. (Jared prefers action, while Ahmed likes drama—playful disagreements abound.) We love cooking together. Jared is the chef and Ahmed his happy helper.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a cozy two-bedroom townhome tucked away in suburban Illinois. Our community has a swimming pool, long walking and biking paths, and spacious green areas, all located in a top-rated school district. The kitchen is the heart of our home, where we prepare meals together and we gather friends for dinner and games. We have two gorgeous dogs, one tiny but excitable Boston terrier (Arizona) and one large but gentle bullmastiff (Lily). We are already building a library of children’s books to help our child grow and learn.The kids in our neighborhood take advantage of the basketball courts in the warm months, and in the winter you will find us cuddled by the fire—although the dogs usually happily claim the warmest spots!

Our Extended Family

Our families could not be more thrilled about our adoption plans. They cannot wait to share their lives and homes with a new addition to the family. We are looking forward to all the milestones such as birthdays, first Christmases and all the family traditions we hope to pass on, from early morning Christmas wake-up calls with coffee, hot chocolate and presents to raucous Thanksgiving parties with Ghanian music and dancing.

Jared’s large and extremely close family is located mostly in Georgia, and they love getting together often for food and fellowship. Ahmed’s family is from Ghana originally, and he now has relatives all over the world, from Georgia to Australia to Sweden. Both families make food the centerpiece of family gatherings, although the cuisine is markedly different!

Books were an important part of Jared’s childhood, and he looks forward to raising an avid reader, while Ahmed’s childhood was filled with travel and unique cultural experiences, which he hopes to pass on.

What Led Us To Adoption

We are thrilled at the opportunity to welcome a child into our home and family. Ahmed has always known he wanted to be a parent. Jared knew he wanted to be a dad and raise a family when he met Ahmed. Now that our careers have taken off and we have settled in one place, we feel the time is right to begin the journey into parenthood. Together we will bring Jared’s parents their first and Ahmed’s parents their second grandchild, a prospect that has them very excited.

Fun Facts

About Ahmed
Occupation Sales district manager
Education High school and some college
Race African American
Favorite Food Wings
Favorite Hobby Exercise
Favorite Movie Waiting to Exhale
Favorite Music Group Whitney Houston
Favorite TV Show Derry Girls
Favorite Book To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Tradition Summer vacation trips
Dream Vacation Patagonia
About Jared
Occupation Sales manager
Education Bachelor’s in language and linguistics, Master in Education with a focus on elementary literacy
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Chicken pot pie
Favorite Hobby Board games, reading
Favorite Movie The Lord of the Rings
Favorite Music Group Dolly Parton
Favorite TV Show Arrested Development
Favorite Book The Expanse series
Favorite Tradition Summer BBQ and pool days
Dream Vacation Vietnam

Contact Ahmed & Jared

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Choose a Family for
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!

Not sure how to start? See our How to Choose an Adoptive Family resource page.
If you need more help, you’re always welcome to contact us any time!

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