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Family Type: Traditional Couple
Children: Yes
Location: IL
Religion: Christian

dear expectant mother

We want to thank you for being strong and brave. We truly admire your courage in considering adoption. We would be grateful and beyond blessed to be able to love and raise your precious little one.

We are focused on family, love and making memories. We believe in the power of prayer; we have been praying for you and your baby for a long time. We like playing Uno after dinner and making monkey bread for birthdays and holidays. We like dressing goofy for Halloween and being with family on Christmas. We have dance parties often. A new baby will add so much to our family: more laughter, love and memories.

About Us

We are Austin and Ashley. We met our senior year in college. After dating for a while, we were married on New Year’s Eve 2005 and have been happily married ever since. Austin is outgoing, a hard worker, and a wonderful provider, and integrity is his strength. Ashley is caring, selfless, and highly organized. We like playing in the backyard and going on family walks. We also enjoy traveling together and serving at church and in our community. Austin owns his own advertising company, and Ashley stays home with our kids. Since Austin is his own boss, he has a flexible work schedule and is able to be at all the kids’ events.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a very family-friendly area in Illinois with lots of kids, parks, and even a school in our neighborhood. We have been in our home eleven years and have made many updates to make it our own. We have a great backyard with a swing set, rope swing, and trampoline. We also have a vegetable garden in the summer and lots of flowers. We spend hours playing in the backyard every day. Other favorite places in our town are the library and ice cream shop! We also have a two-year-old dog named Rascal, who loves running around with the kids and eating any food that falls on the floor.

Our Extended Family

We are blessed to have both sets of grandparents within 30 minutes of us. We see our parents and siblings often for birthdays, all holidays, kids sports, and babysitting. Family is important to us, so we make it a priority to support each other and see each other often.

Austin’s parents have a lake house a little under two hours from our house. We have made many wonderful memories there. We enjoy going a few times a month in the summer and love to swim, water ski, and go on the boat. Ashley’s parents come over frequently just to say “hi” and get hugs. They are only fifteen minutes away, so we see them multiple times a week. Our kids love to have sleepovers for their birthdays.

Our best friends live only five blocks away. They have four kids the same ages as our kids, and they have been our biggest motivation for wanting to adopt; they have adopted two kids whom we absolutely love!

What Led Us To Adoption

After our youngest daughter was born five years ago, we knew we wouldn’t be having anymore biological children. We also knew our family wasn’t finished growing. We did foster care for four years and had the privilege to care for 12 children of every ethnicity, we love the diversity it has brought to our family. Each goodbye was so hard. We have several close friends who have adopted, and we feel the path intended for us to grow our family is adoption. We think adoption is a beautiful process, and we cannot wait to share our love with another child.

Fun Facts

About Ashley
Occupation Stay-at-home mom
Education Bachelor’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Sandwiches
Favorite Hobby Reading
Favorite Movie Hitch
Favorite Sport Basketball
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite Book Lots!
Favorite Subject in School Math
Favorite Tradition Pizza and movie night
About Austin
Occupation Business owner
Education Bachelor’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Steak
Favorite Hobby Trampoline with the kids
Favorite Movie Gone in 60 Seconds
Favorite Sport Baseball
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite Book Anything finance related
Favorite Subject in School Math
Favorite Tradition Pizza and movie night

Contact Ashley & Austin

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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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