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Location: MO
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dear expectant mother

We’re not going to pretend that we understand how you are feeling and that we know all the right things to say to you. We just want to tell you that we would honor your choice, if you were to choose us, by giving your baby the best life we know how. Bret is a great father and his level of patience and unconditional love for his children is unmatched. Liz puts a positive spin on every challenge and loves to bring fun and creativity into everyday life.

We believe strongly that kids should be encouraged to express their individuality and we will support your child’s interests if you should choose us. We will support your child in sports, music, art, or any other area given his or her talents and gifts. Your baby would be read to, sang to and danced with every day. We will encourage your child to dream big and that he or she can accomplish anything.

We promise to go to church regularly and to say a prayer with your baby every night. If your baby is a different ethnicity than ours, we’ll celebrate his or her cultural heritage and diversity. Where your baby came from is just as important to us as where they will be. We will send updates as often as you would like to see them because we understand that your love for your baby does not stop if you decide to pursue adoption. We know this is one of many profiles you will read, so please contact us if you have any questions.

About Us

Hi we are Liz and Bret,

Liz is a professional chef and owns an award-winning restaurant that is a three-minute walk from our home. Bret manages the surveillance operations team at a riverboat casino about 15 miles from our town. Our personalities really complement one another. Bret is even-tempered and has a laid-back approach to life. It’s a great combination with Liz’s outgoing and adventurous spirit. Bret loves sports and all things that involve nature and the outdoors. Liz loves making art and learning new ways to be creative (jewelry-making, stained glass, and painting). She’s getting ready to take a woodworking class from a talented woodworker who has a shop a block away from our house!

We knew each other years ago but didn’t realize we were destined to be together until years later. Now we can’t imagine being apart. We feel so grateful to have found each other.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a tiny, historic Midwestern river town. Our large, beautiful house on a popular street near shops, historic buildings, a 400-seat theater, a beautiful park, a playground and awesome hiking trails. We have two dogs - Otis (a Yellow Lab) and Doctor Sappington (the most gentle, chill Great Dane in the world!). We also have two cats - Myrtle, a rescue kitty Liz brought back from the time she lived in St. Croix, and Bingham, a local rescue cat who thinks he’s really a dog. We are fortunate to have a wonderful elementary school two miles down the road from us. The pre-K through eighth-grade school has great teachers, coaches, and staff, and it has small class sizes so each child gets tons of individual attention.

Our Extended Family

In addition to our kids, Noah and Lauren, we’re lucky to have a lot of family members in the area. Although Liz’s mother died when Liz was nine, her dad still lives in town. He is a lawyer who’s had a law practice with his brother for almost 50 years. He lives in a beautiful, light-filled house that looks like a barn on the outside (he designed it!) just behind her restaurant. Bret’s mother and stepfather are retired and love staying long weekends with us and their grandkids.

Bret’s brother, sister, and their children (seven between them) come over very often for family gatherings and cookouts. Both Bret’s and Liz’s cousins and their kids are also relatively close by. Liz’s sister and her five-year-old twins wish they didn’t live a plane ride away, but love visiting twice a year. Family is everything to us. Everyone is so excited to welcome a new baby to the family! We’re so grateful for all the loving support we have. Grandma Karen is already planning on an extended stay with us to give extra love to an adopted baby as soon as he or she arrives.

What Led Us To Adoption

We are blessed to have two wonderful children from Bret’s first marriage in our lives, a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy. They’re smart, fun-loving kids, and they’re into lots of different activities, including basketball, soccer, track, school band, drama - the school play kind and the normal brother and sister kind! Liz had always planned to have children of her own but had medical issues that resulted in her losing that ability by the time we married. We feel that God has a plan for us to welcome another child into our hearts and home. We would be so grateful and honored if you would consider us as adoptive parents to raise your precious baby.

Fun Facts

About Bret
Occupation Casino Management
Education BA in Criminal Justice
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Tacos
Favorite Hobby Hiking in the Woods
Favorite Movie Animal House
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite Music Group Imagine Dragons
Favorite TV Show Seinfeld
Favorite Animal Dog
Dream Vacation Ireland
About Liz
Occupation Chef/Restaurant Owner
Education BA in Culinary Arts and Management
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Indian or Ethiopian
Favorite Hobby Drawing
Favorite Movie The Quiet Man (John Wayne)
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite Music Group Classic Bluegrass
Favorite TV Show Antiques Roadshow
Favorite Animal Cat
Dream Vacation Scotland

Contact Bret & Liz

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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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