dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
We can’t begin to imagine the difficulty of the decision you are making and respect you endlessly for weighing and determining what the best option would be for you and your baby. We are infinitely grateful you are giving us this opportunity to introduce ourselves. If we are chosen to become a part of your baby’s family, you have our promise that they will always have a loving, stable home with many friends and family to surround and love them. We are exceedingly fortunate in that we have the resources that will allow Kristen to be a stay-at-home mom. We’re excited to take our future children on vacations to experience different countries and cultures. Our priorities include providing a high-quality education for a baby and raising them in a loving environment that teaches them to be kind and respectful to everyone.
We must admit to being nervous about the process because we so want to welcome a baby into our lives but have never gone through the adoption process before. We sincerely hope to adopt at least two children so they can experience the fun of growing up with siblings and hopefully remain close into adulthood, as we are with our siblings.
Thank you for considering us as the future parents of your child. We appreciate it more than we can express, and we are happy with any type of relationship you are most comfortable with. We look forward to a partnership with you in the adoption process, and we hope you find us to be what you’re looking for.
We met through a mutual friend during college and have been inseparable ever since; we’ve been married for nearly six years. After Kristen graduated with degrees in early childhood education and special education, she spent several years teaching middle school students in a self-contained special education classroom. She took a year off from teaching while living on Maui and took a job at a Humane Society and started a program to help families in need. Kristen enjoys painting and drawing, playing the drums and piano, and woodturning. Amanda has a degree in psychology and elementary education and a master’s in special education. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and currently works with children/young adults with autism to help them live productive, independent lives. Amanda enjoys reading and volunteering. We enjoy fostering kittens together and love spending time with our family.
Our Home & Pets
We recently moved to Florida after living on Maui for the past four years. We knew we wanted to embark on our journey to start our family, and it was important to us that our children be close to their family. We bought a four-bedroom house in a lovely neighborhood. There is a park and bike trails, and the beach is only ten minutes away. Kristen’s parents and two siblings are all within 25 minutes away. We are looking forward to raising our children to be very close with their cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. We have a cat we adopted from Maui after nursing her back to health. We often also have foster kittens to prepare them for adoption.
Our Extended Family
Kristen is the oldest of four children and has a very close relationship with them, including her twin. She also has 14 cousins, all of whom share a close relationship. Her parents, twin, and little sister all live within a 20-minute drive and get together several times a week for dinners and other activities. She is also close with her cousins, who like to visit.
Amanda is also the oldest of four children, with three brothers. Her parents and brothers live in New Jersey but visit regularly.
We currently have three baby nieces and two young nephews who will become our baby’s cousins, and we hope to help them foster a close relationship as well.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always wanted children as we both come from large families that love spending time together. It only made sense we would continue our traditions by having a family of our own. Adoption has always seemed like the best choice to us as it is not important to us to be genetically related, and we just want to build a loving and supportive family for the children we will have. As the oldest children in both of our families, we spent most of our lives around young children and have always wanted to continue our family by having our own young ones.
|Occupation||Board Certified Behavior Analyst|
|Education||B.A. in Psychology M.A. in Special Education|
|Favorite Hobby||Fostering neonatal animals|
|Favorite Movie||Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone|
|Favorite Holiday||Christmas Eve, Christmas Day|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office, The Big Bang Theory|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas Eve family gathering|
|Dream Vacation||Traveling anywhere with family|
|Occupation||Soon-to-be stay-at-home mom|
|Education||B.A. in Elementary Education, Special Education|
|Favorite Hobby||Art, playing instruments, woodworking, fostering|
|Favorite Movie||Marvel movies|
|Favorite Sport||Lacrosse, volleyball, softball|
|Favorite Holiday||Christmas, Thanksgiving|
|Favorite TV Show||New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine|
|Favorite Subject in School||Music, art, science|
|Favorite Tradition||Weekly dinners with extended family|
|Dream Vacation||Touring Europe|
Contact Amanda & Kristen
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!