dear expectant mother
Thank you for taking the time to view our profile and considering placing your child with us. We can only imagine how difficult this decision must be for you, and we hope you are able to find peace as you choose what is best for you and your child. As parents, we do our best to put our children’s needs ahead of our own, and we have so much respect for those who are able to do that even if the answer involves placing that child for adoption.
Adoption has been so important in our lives as it has allowed us the privilege of raising our oldest daughter. Every day we see her first mother in her face, and we are thankful for the role we have been allowed to play in her life. Our children are the most important people in our lives. We try to keep our lives full of laughter and happiness while also ensuring access to a good education. We teach our children to be caring and considerate of others.
We wish you the best in making this decision. We are open to an open adoption if you are comfortable with that, and we welcome and look forward to talking with you if you decide our family would be a good fit for your child.
We met back when we were just 16 and working at Target. We've been together ever since. Brandon has a degree in elementary education and taught fifth grade before deciding to stay home with our girls. Leah is a pediatrician. As a family, we love dancing and listening to music, playing with Legos and puzzles, and reading together. After the girls go to bed, we enjoy relaxing and watching TV or playing board and card games. We love the outdoors and enjoy snowboarding and sledding in the winter and hiking or going to Six Flags in the summer. Lucy is five and loves unicorns, princesses, fairies, rainbows, and Harry Potter. She loves school and has a lot of friends. Emma is three. She loves animals, both real and stuffed, and everything Elsa. She is in preschool and loves going to school.
Our Home & Pets
We recently moved into our dream home. We live on three fenced-in acres, which gives the kids plenty of room to play and explore. It's the perfect mix of having quiet space but also a neighborhood with many neighbors nearby. We have quite a few pets, including Lola, a small, 2.5-year-old lab mix; three cats (Oreo, a black and white tuxedo cat that is 12; Bosley, a gray and white cat that is eight; and Moana, a tabby cat that is two years old and loves her human kids); and two bunnies (Aurora and Isabella Flowers) that are about eight months old. The girls love their little menagerie of four-legged friends.
Our Extended Family
Leah is the middle child of three kids. Her parents and siblings all live about an hour away. We get together with them frequently, probably at least once a month. Her older sister and her husband have two girls, who are seven and four. Leah's grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins live throughout Wisconsin, and we get together at least a few times per year. Many of Leah's cousins also have kids around the same age as our girls, so it’s always fun and noisy when we get together.
Brandon is the second oldest of four kids. He and his brother are pretty close and play video games together online. We don't see his family in person as often; other than his brother and sister-in-law,1 the rest of his family lives out of state.
Our families have been very supportive of our adoption journey. One of Leah’s brothers-in-law was also adopted as a child, so he definitely has had an understanding of what it is like to be raised in a family created through adoption.
Our Adoption Story
Adoption was something we considered long before realizing the path to starting our family wouldn’t be as easy as we had thought. We were thrilled to find out our daughter’s biological mom chose us to adopt her. We send her frequent updates. We share everything we know with our daughter about her first family and listen whenever she needs to talk about her feelings regarding adoption. We can’t wait to expand our family again.
|Education||BA in elementary education|
|Favorite Hobby||Video games|
|Favorite Movie||The Nightmare Before Christmas|
|Favorite Music Group||Journey|
|Favorite TV Show||Black-ish|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Tradition||Making Christmas cookies|
|Favorite Hobby||Running, knitting|
|Favorite Music Group||Rooney|
|Favorite TV Show||Buffy the Vampire Slayer|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Tradition||Picking out a Christmas tree|
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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