dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
We are sure a lot of these letters read the same. This is one of the hardest decisions you will ever make. It is also the most important decision you will make. We cannot pretend to know your situation, because we haven’t met you yet, but we can empathize and know you are one of the most selfless, loving, and caring people. You have embarked on this emotional journey to trust a couple to raise, love, and care for your baby in the same way you would, which takes the strength of a superhero. You are a superhero because your actions are generous and noble, even though they may not feel like that right now.
We are so thankful for you already. You could be giving us an opportunity we cannot have without your generosity, and there are no words that can describe how hopeful we are about this process. You have to give something so precious for us to receive that gift, and we love you for considering us. This voyage will be a challenge for you, and we want you to know we want to support you through every step. We promise you we will love your baby wholeheartedly, and we will provide them with the most amazing and adventurous life filled with so much laughter and happiness.
All our love,
Jacob & Brooke
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We are Jacob and Brooke from Iowa. We met in 2012 while in college and quickly became best friends who fell in love. Brooke works in human resources, and Jacob is a manufacturing engineer. We love to ride motorcycles, cook and play with our five-year-old daughter, spend time outdoors, and go on family adventures. Brooke is hardworking, witty, and empathetic. Jacob loves to sing, eat sweets, and act silly. We are the perfect balance for each other. We volunteer as Girl Scout troop leaders and coach soccer to help our community. When it is warm, you will often find us at the local pool, parks, and festivals. In the winter, we love to play in the snow, snuggle inside and watch movies, or play games. There is never a dull moment in our home, and it is frequently filled with laughter, music, and energy.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a small community in rural Iowa. We have the best neighbors, and we frequently spend summer nights with them around a campfire. Our school is one of the best in the state, and it focuses on language, enrichments, and the arts for young children. We live a short distance from several large cities that allow us to go to museums, arcades, parks, and zoos. We have two cats and one corgi dog, and they bring a lot of entertainment to our home. Our home has a warm and welcoming feel to it with enough space for children to play and grow.
Our Extended Family
We both come from families with four children. We both have many cousins and extended family members. We love to get together frequently and have potlucks. Most of our family gatherings revolve around a meal made with love. We are from Illinois originally, and most of our family is still there. Our siblings have a lot of children, so we have been blessed with many nieces and nephews. Every holiday we plan a special time together that involves food, laughter, and games.
We have the closest relationships with Jacob’s sisters, and we enjoy teasing and joking around together. We also enjoy traveling together, and we try to plan trips as frequently as we can. Last year we all went to Mexico together to celebrate one of the sisters getting married, and we had the best time together! Our extended families are blended and beautiful with many step-children, biracial children, and foster children. We also have many close friends we consider family because our connections and relationships with them are so strong.
What Led Us To Adoption
When we got married, we both knew we wanted children. In 2017 we were blessed with a little girl who changed our lives forever. We could not wait to grow our family more. We were unsuccessful with fertility treatments, but we had friends who shared with us their beautiful journey through adoption. This sparked a newfound excitement at an opportunity to expand our family in a new way, and we started exploring that option. We fell in love with the idea of sharing a connection and this experience with an expectant mother, and we knew there would be no better option to fill our hearts.
|Occupation||Human Resources Manager|
|Education||Bachelor of Business degree, graduate student|
|Favorite Hobby||Riding motorcycles|
|Favorite Movie||Harry Potter|
|Favorite TV Show||House, Grey’s Anatomy|
|Favorite Subject in School||Music|
|Favorite Tradition||Family Halloween costumes|
|Dream Vacation||Travel Europe|
|Education||Bachelor of Business degree|
|Favorite Food||Ice cream|
|Favorite Hobby||Riding motorcycles|
|Favorite TV Show||How I Met Your Mother|
|Favorite Subject in School||Art|
|Favorite Tradition||Birthday breakfasts|
|Dream Vacation||Cross-country motorcycle trip|
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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!
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!