dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for considering adoption. We cannot imagine how you are feeling, but please know you are extraordinary. Only a unique and brave person would think about their child first by exploring adoption. You are awesome, and we believe your awesomeness proves there is a higher power out there possibly connecting us forever. We may not know you specifically, but we know you and your baby are special. We are grateful you are taking the time to get to know us better. Thank you for facing what must seem impossible at times. Thank you for doing what we cannot by possibly bringing a new life into this world. Thank you for considering us. Above all, thank you for potentially making a lucky person or couple the family they have longed to become.
Alexis and Matthew
We met 11 years ago in New York City. At the time, Matthew spent his weekdays as a healthcare executive and volunteered with the NYPD on the weekends while Alexis kicked with the Radio City Rockettes and taught pilates. We quickly fell into our romance and married within the year. Over our decade of marriage, we’ve opened and sold a pilates studio, vacationed each July Fourth in South Beach, held several kitchen dance parties, and always counted down the days until college football season. Alexis has since retired from Broadway, focusing her energy on our church’s outreach programs and neighborhood community theater. Matthew remains a healthcare executive helping large hospitals around the country run efficiently. Whether we’re cleaning the gutters, cooking on Saturdays, or binging a Netflix show, above all, we enjoy spending every moment together.
Our Home & Pets
We fell in love with our Michigan neighborhood’s large trees, historical homes, and outstanding schools. A few blocks from our three-story, hundred-year-old home are shops, markets, and parks. We often walk our three small Yorkiepoos—Phoebe, Agnes, and Gertrude—to community events like Winterfest, Fourth of July fireworks, and the Thanksgiving parade. In the summer, we ride our neighborhood trolley to grab ice cream or a pizza from the local restaurants. Our tight community is also a short drive from Detroit, where we attend sporting events and visit museums.
Our Extended Family
We both grew up in the Midwest, and we moved back seven years ago to start our family. We chose Michigan because while Matthew’s parents and sister left his Wisconsin town, Alexis’s family stayed around Detroit. Although Alexis is an only child, our extended family quickly grew because of her father’s 11 siblings and their 45 children.
We meet one set of relatives each month to watch college football games, boat on the lake, or just hang out. In the summer, we have a reunion at a park, and each Christmas, we hold a party for everyone at our house. We have grown closer than we ever expected.
What Led Us To Adoption
We are planners. After three fun-filled years of marriage, we decided we were financially and emotionally ready to grow our family and knew it was time. Now, seven years later, we’ve survived six miscarriages and all the stuff infertility brings with it. Our journey has been challenging at times, but we have grown closer because of it. We cherish the bond we have today and find ourselves more ready to add a member to our family than ever before. We are excited to experience parenthood through adoption like so many of our friends and family members have. Their love and support as we begin this new journey together have been priceless, and we know they will always be close by to lean on in the future.
|Education||B.F.A. Dance & Dramatic Lit.|
|Favorite Food||Rare cheeseburger|
|Favorite Movie||Pulp Fiction|
|Favorite Sport||U of Michigan football|
|Favorite Holiday||Christmas Eve|
|Favorite Music Group||Journey|
|Favorite TV Show||Peaky Blinders|
|Favorite Food||Spicy fried rice|
|Favorite Hobby||Home improvements|
|Favorite Movie||Step Brothers|
|Favorite Sport||U of Wisconsin football|
|Favorite Music Group||Ben Folds Five|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office|
|Dream Vacation||American road trip|
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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!