dear expectant mother
We are overjoyed you would consider us to love your child. We are sure making an adoption plan for your baby has been a very emotional journey, and we commend you for this act of selflessness. You would be giving us the greatest treasure imaginable, and we would forever be grateful. We promise to honor you in this process and respect your wishes, whether you choose an open or closed adoption. Should you choose an open adoption, we look forward to experiencing this journey with you and offer you our support system if you feel alone in this journey. You have already proven yourself to be so strong and resilient when others might have chosen an easier path.
We promise to paint you in this light to your child and will only speak in ways that honor you. We will raise your child in a home filled with grace, where they will learn we all make mistakes and we each deserve forgiveness. They will be taught that kindness, generosity, and caring for others are the greatest gifts you can give someone. They will be taught to put their talents and gifts to use for the greater good and not simply a paycheck. But most importantly, your child will be shown they are loved beyond measure.
We both have continued in our families’ footsteps with a passion for agriculture. Brad is employed as a seed advisor, and he works with his customers to create successful business plans. Ashley is employed as a fourth-generation grain merchant at her family’s grain elevator, where she enjoys working alongside her father. We met on a dating website and dated for two and a half years before getting married. We are fortunate to be surrounded by many friends and family with strong, godly marriages, and we believe that is one reason why our marriage is so strong. We have great examples! In our marriage, we strive to be selfless and honest and to offer one another grace. In our free time, we enjoy having outdoor movie nights and campfires, riding our motorcycle, geocaching, taking our nieces and nephews to the zoo, and hosting board game nights.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a four-bedroom, three-bath home on three country acres with our three dogs: Sheeba, Axel, and Louie. We love our property and cannot wait to raise our family here. In the winter, we enjoy sitting by the fireplace or having a movie night in the media room. Summer is spent picking fruit from our orchard or pushing foster children on the swings on our playset. Living in the country allows us to have a large, safe environment for children to grow and explore. Our community offers a great library, YMCA, live theater, and numerous county parks. We have a great public school and private universities nearby offering many educational opportunities.
Our Extended Family
We both come from very tight-knit families. Brad is the middle child, with a brother and sister, and Ashley is the oldest child, with two younger sisters. We are very fortunate all of our immediate family lives fairly close so we can play an active part in everyone’s lives. We both realize how important family is and cannot wait to see the outpouring of love your child will receive from all of them. Both of our mothers stay at home and provide our siblings with childcare, which will allow your child to form strong, unbreakable bonds with his or her grandparents and cousins while we're at work.
Brad’s family traditionally vacations in Florida every other Christmas and has a highly competitive gingerbread house-making competition each year for Thanksgiving. We cannot wait for your child to experience this! Ashley’s family loves to have bagel-making days where we spend the entire day making delicious bagels from scratch. You will learn very quickly that both of our families have a love for good food and family kitchen time. Most of Ashley’s fondest memories are of spending time in the kitchen with her grandmother and mother.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always dreamed of having a large blended family of biological and adoptive children. After struggling with infertility for many years, we realized that our adoption journey would begin earlier than we originally planned. We then felt the call to become foster parents and since have been fortunate enough to welcome multiple children into our home, providing them with a safe and loving environment. We have not yet adopted through foster care but welcome the opportunity in the future. We have seen many friends and family be blessed through foster, domestic, and international adoption and are anxiously waiting to see our adoption story unfold.
|Education||B.A. in psychology|
|Favorite Hobby||Crocheting, collecting teapots|
|Favorite Movie||Little Women, Anastasia|
|Favorite Sport||Kayaking, bicycling|
|Favorite TV Show||Call the Midwife|
|Favorite Book||Anne of Green Gables, The Giving Tree|
|Favorite Subject in School||Chemistry, anatomy|
|Favorite Activity||Camping, boat rides, puzzles|
|Education||B.S. in agriculture|
|Favorite Hobby||Collecting toy tractors|
|Favorite Movie||Dumb and Dumber|
|Favorite Sport||Basketball, football|
|Favorite TV Show||Friends|
|Favorite Book||Wild at Heart|
|Favorite Subject in School||History|
|Favorite Activity||Campfires, boat rides|
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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