dear expectant mother
Hello birth mother! We know that this is the most difficult decision you've ever faced, and we can't begin to imagine what you're going through during this process. As an adopted child myself, I can share that your unborn child will be forever grateful for your decision to place them in a loving and caring home. They will love you for your courage and for wanting to give them a chance at a long, healthy, happy life. As they grow up, you will be celebrated as they learn about their strong, amazing birth mother. If you choose us, we promise to provide a loving and comfortable environment in which he or she can thrive. We will always put your child first and be there to support you should you need it.
One other personal note. I was adopted from another country and the adoption was closed. The laws changed recently and adoption records were opened. I have received a copy of my original birth certificate and a letter from my birth mother (an amazing feeling). I am now in the process of registering for the adoption network to hopefully be matched with my birth mother. This experience has helped me realize the importance of an open adoption for us.
Bob and I met through his roommate - who was also my soccer teammate. The first time I met Bob, I knew I would marry and spend my life with him. The day of our first date, Bob was offered his first full time job (he’s a city planner) in another state. I am a CPA and had a good job at the time. We dated long distance for 8 months until I moved to follow him. We married less than two years later and moved back to the city we met in - where we've lived ever since.
I now work as a group finance manager for a large technology company and Bob is a partner for a local architecture and city planning firm, where he has been blessed to work his entire career. As far as free time goes, we played on coed soccer teams together for several years but eventually switched over to tennis - which is now a big part of our lives. Through tennis, we've met a large network of friends. Bob loves to garden, hike, bike, and listen to music. I love decorating the house, walking in the neighborhood, visiting farmers markets, and reading. We both love to watch movies, play board games/cards, cook, ski, and travel!
Our Home & Pets
Our home is located in a tranquil spot, on a cul-de-sac in a great neighborhood, and within walking distance of a school, parks, trails, and a big lake. Our house was a modest rambler, built in the 1950's with a beautiful yard. While we liked our house, Joanna had long wanted to remodel and reconfigure the downstairs to a more open floor plan with large kitchen & family area along with a master bedroom. About four years ago, we decided to take on the task. We hired my good friend and former co-worker to be our architect. After a year of developing the plans and another year of construction, we moved back in to our completely remodeled house. We are enjoying and appreciating the house every day with our two spoiled black cats, Remi and Lorna (we call them "the bears").
Our Extended Family
Bob comes from a large extended family, with two brothers, one sister, and over 40 cousins. He is the youngest and he enjoyed being the "favorite uncle" to five nieces and nephews. Both of his parents passed away three years ago. I was adopted with my twin brother. We grew up with my mom in a great neighborhood surrounded by good friends. The most influential people growing up were my grandpa and grandma, two-selfless people who loved me unconditionally and taught me the value of treating people fairly and kindly. Unfortunately, my twin brother passed away suddenly a few years ago, just after getting married. We continue to have fun holidays and weekends with my mom, as she lives 90 minutes away, while Bob’s family has a rambunctious get together once or twice a year.
What Led Us To Adoption
We both always desired to have a family. I personally hoped for a biological child of my own and to experience being pregnant. It became more challenging as our friends were starting to extend their families. I loved experiencing this with them, though inside I was sad, since I knew carrying a child was not possible. Bob has always been the most supportive husband. He suggested adoption, which was amazing. We started exploring this but then some family members became ill and we experienced multiple personal losses on both sides over a three-year period. The experience reinforced the importance of family, and how blessed we were for the time we had spent with our lost loved ones. It refocused us on continuing the adoption journey.
|Education||Cal Poly San Luis Obispo|
|Favorite Food||Homemade Pizza|
|Favorite Hobby||Gardening, Hiking & Exploring|
|Favorite Music Group||R.E.M.|
|Favorite TV Show||Friday Night Lights|
|Favorite Subject in School||Geography|
|Occupation||CPA/Group Financial Manager|
|Education||B.A. - Accounting|
|Favorite Food||Seafood & Cheese|
|Favorite Hobby||Baking & Traveling|
|Favorite Movie||Love Actually|
|Favorite Music Group||Country, U2 & Dixie Chicks|
|Favorite TV Show||Friday Night Lights & Homeland|
|Favorite Subject in School||History|
|Dream Vacation||Meditterean Cruise|
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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