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Family Type: Traditional Couple
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Location: IL
Religion: Non-Denominational

dear expectant mother

Thank you for taking the time to review our profile and read our letter. We are both very grateful that you are considering us to be parents to your child. We are very excited for this new journey in our life. We look forward to having the opportunity to raise a child and to provide that child with the experiences and traditions we had while growing up, from holidays with the family, traveling to see different parts of the world, and much more.

Every year our families get together for several different events, and we are all very excited to add your child to the family. They will be loved by so many in our family and community; we have so much support through this process. We would love the chance to get to know you more and welcome you to be part of our family as well. We wish to keep the lines of communication as open as you would like.

Our hopes are to raise your child in a loving and structured environment, giving them all the opportunities and knowledge they would want and need to become the person they wish to be as they grow into adulthood. From kindergarten to college and through their first job, relationships, and many other life events, we wish to share in their happiness.

About Us

We met at a youth center in the summer of 2009. By the fall, we were a couple. We experienced many things together, from the end of our high school years to Arriel going to college and Dillon going to California for the Marine Corps. In 2014 we got married in our small hometown so all of our family could attend our wedding. Shortly thereafter, we moved to California, where Dillon was stationed in the Marine Corps. After a year of marriage, we decided to expand our family with a Siberian husky. A few months later, Dillon went on a six-month deployment, while Arriel returned home to work. In 2016 Dillon finished his active time in the military, and we moved back to our hometown, where we have lived since. Dillon is a student pursuing a teaching degree, and Arriel is working at the family business as an administrative manager.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a three-bedroom, one-bath ranch home with a fenced-in back yard. We live in a small community where everyone knows their neighbors. We have reworked the landscaping in the front and back of our house. We frequently walk about a mile square from our house around the main part of town with our Siberian husky, Aurora. In 2015 we brought home our adorable eight-week-old Siberian husky, who was full of spunk. We spend a lot of time training and playing with Aurora. We have achieved the AKC title of Community Canine through the hours of training we have done. We also spend time in our back yard having cookouts and campfires with friends and family.

Our Extended Family

Dillon is the youngest of six. He has two half-brothers, two sisters, and one brother. His family is scattered across the U.S., but we still keep in touch with them. His sister Hannah lives the farthest away. We visit her family annually. Every holiday we meet with some of Dillon’s family to have lunch or dinner at his aunt’s house.

Arriel is an only child and the only grandchild on one side of her family; however, she comes from a very large extended family. One of her favorite memories growing up was attending the annual family reunion. This past year there were over 90 family members attending the reunion. In addition to that, her family regularly gets together for dinners, parties, and cookouts and just to talk with one another.

We love spending time with and hanging out with both of our families as well as our friends. We are very close with our friends and consider them family. They are often invited to join the family events and are just “one of the family.”

What Led Us To Adoption

From the start of our relationship, we have both talked about wanting to someday have a family. About three years ago, we started down the journey of trying to conceive. After some time, we decided to seek help and discovered that we were faced with infertility. With seeing family and friends who have experienced the joy that adoption brings to their lives, and after much discussion, we decided we were meant for this path all along. We would love the opportunity to expand our family through adoption.

Fun Facts

About Arriel
Occupation Administrative manager
Education Bachelors of Arts in photography
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Photography
Favorite Music Group Three Days Grace
Favorite TV Show Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Book The Blue Bloods series
Favorite Activity Board or card games
Favorite Tradition Decorating for the holidays
Favorite Animal Dog, turtle
Dream Vacation Italy
About Dillon
Occupation Student
Education Currently obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in history with teacher licensure
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Fishing
Favorite Music Group Creedence Clearwater Revival
Favorite TV Show That ’70s Show
Favorite Book The House of the Scorpion
Favorite Activity Cookouts and campfires
Favorite Tradition Watching fireworks with family
Favorite Animal Elephant
Dream Vacation Australia

Contact Arriel & Dillon

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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!

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