dear expectant mother
The amount of gratitude we feel toward you cannot be put in words, but thank you for considering us to raise your precious child. We imagine the process of looking through multiple profiles can be very overwhelming, exhausting, and repetitive. You taking time to do so to find the best fit for you and your child is a selfless act of love. The journey of finding yourself here may have been challenging but also shows tremendous bravery and courage. To entrust your child to a family like us is truly a blessing we have been waiting for, and you could be fulfilling our longing to start a family of our own.
We are excited to start our adoption journey. When we think about the future that lies ahead of us, we are looking forward to all the stages and adventures of life our future family will bring: to finally get to hold our future child, play, nurture, clean spit up, change dirty diapers, and calm fussiness. We are most excited to show immense amounts of unconditional love and support. To watch a child learn, grow, and be surrounded by family and friends is something we have always dreamed of. We are truly grateful for you and the gift of this child you have blessed the world with, a gift of joy that, if you choose us, would make our dreams come true. Thank you is simply not enough, but thank you again for your time, your bravery, your courage, and your gracious heart.
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We are an adventurous and active couple. We both work in health fields, Allison as a physical therapist and John Michael as a physical education teacher for kindergarten through fifth grade. We love to play volleyball together, go for hikes, exercise (CrossFit, weightlifting, bike riding, and running), relax by watching TV and reading, go to church, and spend time with friends and family. We also enjoy exploring different coffee shops and trying different coffee beans together. We try to go on a trip every year with our close friends or just ourselves, whether the trip is big or small. We are very open and honest with each other in our relationship. We do our best to be patient and kind and like to have fun. Laughter is very present in our lives. We have a close-knit, faith-based friend group we see as family. We are surrounded by love and are truly grateful for it.
We live in a small neighborhood at the end of town. Our house is an open-concept ranch style with a basement. We have a quarter of an acre backyard. We have very kind, trustworthy neighbors. Our neighborhood has a variety of children at different ages. Our hometown is a small town feel that offers community, safety, and support. Our school district offers a dual language program from kindergarten until eighth grade. We have a recreational center through the park district that hosts various events, from karate, volleyball, and basketball to swimming and tournaments.
Our Extended Family
We come from two supportive families. Allison has a mom and dad who are married, an older sister who is married and has two daughters of her own (ages six and three), and a 12-year-old cousin who lives with her parents. Her family always had dogs growing up, and her parents currently own a nine-year-old boxer. Her dad comes from a large family of nine brothers and sisters, and her mom comes from a family of one brother and one sister. She has two living grandmothers and one grandfather. Her family enjoys going out to dinner together and spending time at her parents’ or sister’s house. When the weather is nice, they enjoy bike rides, walks, and cookouts.
John Michael’s family consists of his mom and dad, who are married, and two older sisters. His oldest sister is married and has two boys (ages 12 and 7) and one girl (age 8), and his other sister has two girls (ages 8 and 6). We enjoy going for hikes and riding bikes together and hanging out with his nieces and nephews. Recently he has been playing pickleball with his mother and father. He has one living grandmother.
What Led Us To Adoption
We always wanted to adopt a child. Our original plan was to adopt our second or maybe third child; however, our plans changed when we dealt with infertility and became unable to conceive, ongoing for four years now. We had the option of IVF but felt called to go forward with adoption to love a child who was already in existence waiting for his or her future home. We are so excited to become parents and share our love and the love that surrounds us with our future child.
|Favorite Hobby||Art, fitness, volleyball|
|Favorite Movie||Harry Potter|
|Favorite Music Group||Needtobreathe, Mayday Parade, Manchester Orchestra|
|Favorite TV Show||Friends|
|Favorite Book||Hunger Games series, Harry Potter series|
|Favorite Subject in School||Art|
About John Michael
|Occupation||Physical Education Teacher|
|Favorite Food||Orange chicken|
|Favorite Hobby||Volleyball, fitness, tennis|
|Favorite Movie||Dragon Ball Super Broly|
|Favorite Music Group||Manchester Orchestra (rock band)|
|Favorite TV Show||Dragon Ball Z|
|Favorite Book||Eragon series|
|Favorite Subject in School||Physical education|
|Dream Vacation||Iceland again|
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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!
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!