dear expectant mother
As you continue to make this difficult decision, know that you are not alone in the challenges to decide what the â€śrightâ€ť or â€śwrongâ€ť choice is. The challenges in our own lives of miscarriages and infertility, have led us to similar choices. We know there are no words that can assuage the pain you experience, but we want you to know we admire your courage and strength. Know that we will be filled with gratitude to be given the opportunity by you to fulfill our dreams of becoming parents.
We are filled with a variety of emotions, mostly excitement, eagerness, and anticipation. We are excited to fulfill our lifeâ€™s purpose of molding and loving a child. We are eager to sit down with your child at the dining room table and help them with their homework, play sports and games in the backyard, go on hikes with the dogs, and have dance parties in the kitchen as we cook and listen to music. We are anticipating their first steps and even their first heartbreak.
We, like you, want them to know that regardless of the challenges they face or choices they make, they will be loved and supported. Your child will be raised in a family where they will be adored and treasured not only by us but by grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. We believe a home is built on love, support, and acceptance, not biology. This is the home your amazing child will be raised in. We know you will not take this decision lightly, and we thank you for reading this letter and considering our family.
We met when we were both hired within days of each other at our first teaching jobs. We worked together at a private school in the town where we now reside. We quickly became great friends. Our bond grew, and although we were with other people at the time, we knew we belonged together. We had to make difficult decisions but did so because we couldnâ€™t bear the thought of not living our lives together. Now, over two years later, we are happily married, thriving in our professions, and ready to expand our family. Ashley is hardworking, enthusiastic, thoughtful, and loving. She loves painting and pastels, photography, and exercising. Jonathan is hardworking, loyal, intelligent, and loving. He loves reading, exercising, and playing soccer. Together, we enjoy finding coffee shops; Jonathan loves coffee, Ashley loves tea, and the dogs love the car ride.
Our Home & Pets
Our home is in a quiet suburban neighborhood. It is a three-bedroom, one-bathroom conventional-style home with a fenced-in, newly landscaped backyard that is perfect for our dogs and soon-to-be child. Just a short walk from our home is a beautiful public park with a playground, farm, animal shelter, bike path, carousel, sports fields, and dog park. We are less than 10 minutes from the major city in our state, with lots to do, and only 30 minutes from state beaches. In addition to the two of us, we have two wonderful rescue pups. Koda (3.5 years old) and Finn (2 years old), both Whippet-Lab mixes, are loving and fun and have perfect temperaments and personalities for a family.
Our Extended Family
We are both close with our families. Ashley grew up as a middle child with two sisters, the youngest having Down syndrome. Her parents and younger sister live just ten minutes away. Her older sister has two children, six and four years old, who are very excited about having a new cousin!
Jonathan also grew up as a middle child, with two brothers. His parents and younger brother live about 40 minutes away. His older brother lives in Michigan with two children (seven and five years old), but they visit often during the summer months and holidays. They are also excited to have a baby cousin! Weekends are often spent visiting and spending quality time with our families. We celebrate birthdays and holidays with both sides of our family.
What Led Us To Adoption
After two years of miscarriages, exams, procedures, and medications, we were told we had â€śunexplained infertility.â€ť With zero hesitation, we knew adoption was right for us. We have so much love to give and are so excited to welcome an amazing baby into our lives. As teachers, we have devoted our professional lives to help shape otherâ€™s children, but the desire of raising a child is where our fulfillment really lies. We both feel the parent/child dynamic isnâ€™t limited to the biological makeup we possess. Instead, a family is one where a child is molded and supported and where they can see firsthand a model of love, friendship, support, teamwork, and thoughtfulness.
|Occupation||Elementary teacher (special)|
|Education||Bachelor of Science in Elementary Ed.|
|Favorite Food||Chicken parm, linguine|
|Favorite Hobby||Arts & crafts|
|Favorite Movie||Harry Potter|
|Favorite Music Group||Lord Huron|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Tradition||Sunday night dinner|
|Dream Vacation||Backpacking across Europe|
|Occupation||Secondary teacher (science)|
|Education||Master of Science in Criminology|
|Favorite Food||Anything Italian|
|Favorite Sport||Soccer, hockey, football|
|Favorite Music Group||Soundgarden|
|Favorite Subject in School||Sociology|
|Favorite Tradition||Family & friends Xmas Eve|
|Dream Vacation||A month in Europe|
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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 parentâ€™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 familyâ€™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