dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
Did you ever imagine that you could mean so much to someone you’ve never met? You don’t know us, but we have something in common: love for a child. We are thankful you’re considering us to be the ones to love your child as much as you do. We believe everything happens for a reason. The challenges we’ve faced with starting a family have been hard, but we wouldn’t wish them away, because they’ve brought us to where we are today. We are stronger, more stable, and more determined than ever to share our lives with a child we can raise to be a kind, capable, responsible, confident person who chases their dreams. We’re guessing your situation has been imperfect in its own way, but we hope we can help you turn it into something wonderful. You have an amazing gift to give, and we’d like to give you the gift of peace of mind in return.
We’ve been together since 2012. Anthony popped the question on Michelle’s 30th birthday while on vacation in Italy, and we married the following year in a small ceremony at Michelle’s parents’ home. We are different in a lot of ways, but we both have our strengths and balance each other’s weaknesses, which makes us a great team. We love working on DIY home projects together, kayaking, playing board games, and spending time with our pets. Anthony is quiet, has a dry sense of humor, and is endlessly patient. Michelle is caring, is a little goofy sometimes, and loves taking care of people.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a beautiful four-bedroom, three-bath home on 48 acres on a dead-end road. We’re surrounded by preservation land full of hiking trails but still only a few minutes outside of town, where you can find a beach, a library, and a charming downtown full of cute local shops and restaurants. We’re also in a great school district. Our property gives us ample room for our critters. We have two horses (Ari and Stina), two pet pigs (Skinny and Bacon, names courtesy of Anthony), 35ish free-range chickens, and our dog/furbaby Luna. We also get plenty of wildlife that comes to visit. We love doing DIY home projects, and we’ve slowly been reclaiming the pastures, wooded trails, and landscaping. It’s our little piece of heaven!
Our Extended Family
Michelle is an only child, and Anthony has an older brother who lives a few hours away, though we still manage to get together a few times a year. Michelle works in her family’s business with both parents, and they live just a few miles away. Anthony’s mom lives a mile away and is eager to be on call for grandma duties! His dad lives about an hour away, and we get together for holidays and special occasions. Anthony has one aunt, and Michelle has several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Both of our families are very supportive of our decision to adopt and excited for us to start our own family. We always spend Christmas Eve with family and friends at Michelle’s parents’ and rotate between Anthony’s mom’s house, his brother’s house, or our house for Christmas, where we all decorate the tree together. We have apple cider making parties each year, where assorted family members get together to help pick and press the apples from our little orchard. We usually spend the Fourth of July with Michelle’s parents at their camp on the lake. We host our parents for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and birthdays, and Michelle always tries out a new dessert recipe!
What Led Us To Adoption
We decided years ago that we wanted to start our own family. Unfortunately, that has been more of a challenge than we anticipated, which brought us to the discussion about adoption. Not being able to have biological children has been emotional, to say the least, but once we accepted it, we decided that it didn’t change the fact that we still want to share our love and experience with a child. Anthony’s father and aunt are both adopted and Michelle has a close family friend who is adopted, so we’ve seen how adoption can create amazing families. Being a family isn’t about blood; it’s about connection, and we want to create a connection of our own.
|Favorite Food||Pad Thai|
|Favorite Movie||The Departed|
|Favorite Sport||Martial arts|
|Favorite Holiday||Indigenous Peoples Day|
|Favorite TV Show||Deadliest Catch|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Tradition||Summer trips to Eagle Island|
|Favorite Sport||Horseback riding|
|Favorite TV Show||Grey’s Anatomy|
|Favorite Subject in School||Anatomy and physiology|
|Favorite Tradition||Family dinners on holidays|
|Dream Vacation||Road trip around the U.S.|
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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!