dear expectant mother
To Our Hero:
Heroes aren't just for the movies. Heroes are around all of us, if we’re lucky. They are the special, incredible people who put others before themselves and who make the world a better place through their generosity, compassion, selflessness, and courage. You are our hero.
It must be incredibly difficult to think through something like this, to consider an adoption plan and to consider who may receive the biggest gift and blessing that could ever be given to grow their family.
We are humbled and honored you are considering us as the family for your precious baby. We can promise you with all of our hearts that your baby will be loved unconditionally; welcomed with open arms by three affectionate, silly, sweet siblings; provided for in every way possible for a lifetime; and encouraged and guided to be their own unique little person.
We can’t imagine how much is on your heart and mind right now. But please know that if we are chosen, we will not let you or your little one down. We will work our entire lifetimes to ensure your little one has the best life has to offer. We will stop at nothing to assure you that you’ve made the right choice for your baby.
We are in awe of your bravery. The world needs more people like you.
With our deepest respect,
Amy and Patrick
Our first date was supposed to last an hour. It lasted four! We laughed the whole time and have been best friends ever since. We are a couple who keeps things light and fun as much as we can. We try to see the best in each situation, find a way to be optimistic no matter what, and look for joy every day. Patrick is a school teacher and track coach. Amy is a learning architect. Patrick is pursuing his Certified Financial Planner licensing, and Amy is finishing her doctorate in education. Patrick is an avid runner and is incredibly handy. He built a tiny house in our backyard for Amy’s office! Amy is a playwright and screenwriter. She also loves baking! We have been together ten years and still laugh every day. We are happy, loyal, good-hearted people who try to make each day better than the one before.
We live in a three-bedroom, two-story home in a very safe, beautiful neighborhood. We moved here to be closer to great schools, and we enjoy our neighborhood full of children! We purchased the empty lot next to our home as an extended backyard for our kids. We built a tiny house on the back of the empty lot to serve as an office and guest house. The backyard is our favorite spot. We have multiple swings, a mud kitchen, and a “secret fort” built by our sons. Our sons learned to ride their bikes in this yard! We are within walking distance of a fantastic elementary school, three parks, a greenbelt, and Patrick’s dad! We ride our bikes to Gramp’s house every Sunday.
Our Extended Family
We are both from really large extended families! Amy has over sixty cousins, and Patrick has nearly thirty cousins. We both grew up alongside our aunts, uncles, and cousins in close-knit families that got together often. Family is very important to us and part of our daily life. We live near many of our siblings, cousins, and grandparents and we see everyone regularly! Every birthday gets a celebration, and every holiday brings us together.
One of Amy’s favorite traditions is a yearly family reunion that occurs every August at a nearby lake. There is swimming, fishing, group dinners every night, games for the kids, and cards for the adults. We laugh so much at these reunions! One of Patrick’s favorite traditions is a yearly July 4th trip to Michigan with his family. We stay near the lake and watch fireworks from the beach alongside his cousins and their children.
Our family is so thrilled for us in this journey toward adoption! We have several cousins who are adopted, so adoption is seen as such a gift and blessing to the whole group. We are so excited to bring a new little one into this very loving family!
What Led Us To Adoption
From the time Amy was very young, she always hoped to adopt a child. It was simply in her heart! When Amy was diagnosed with a blood disorder that causes high-risk pregnancies, she realized she may get the chance to adopt a child to start her family! After getting married, we decided to attempt pregnancy under the supervision of a high-risk doctor. We were blessed to have a successful pregnancy in 2014. To our surprise, we were able to have two more children in 2017 and 2019! We all feel, though, that someone is missing from our family! We are missing our baby of the family. Amy’s doctors have recommended she not attempt pregnancy again, so we knew this was our time to explore adoption.
|Favorite Food||New York pizza|
|Favorite Hobby||Baking any and all desserts|
|Favorite Movie||Something’s Gotta Give|
|Favorite Sport||Basketball (Go Spurs!)|
|Favorite Music Group||Pearl Jam|
|Favorite TV Show||30 Rock|
|Favorite Book||Any dessert cookbook|
|Dream Vacation||Italy, Croatia|
|Favorite Hobby||Anything outdoors|
|Favorite Sport||The Olympics|
|Favorite Music Group||The Killers|
|Favorite TV Show||Sports|
|Favorite Book||Nothing Like It in the World|
|Dream Vacation||African safari|
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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