dear expectant mother
We believe you are worth the wait. We consider your choice to explore a birth plan the greatest act of courage and faith a mother could ever experience and we are grateful to you. We won’t pretend to understand what you are feeling, choosing a family for your child, but we do hope you have support and comfort while making your decision.
You would have such an imprint on the family we hope to begin. Your child will hear how brave you are for placing them with a hopeful family. Our collective experience caring for people with special needs has taught us that our capacity to love another person’s child can be boundless. We can’t wait for your child to experience the love we have for nature, reading and the creative arts. We will have a home filled with books, music, art and above all, laughter and unconditional love. We hope that the bonds in our family bring you comfort knowing that there is an abundance of family and friends to love your child throughout their life. We aspire to be the kind of parents you would want your child to have.
We are open to whatever relationship you would be comfortable having with us. No matter what your choice, we respect your resolve to do what’s best for you and your child. Thank you for reading a piece of our story. We would be so honored to hear yours and cannot wait to meet you.
Hi! We are Brooke and Nigel!
Brooke is warm, nurturing and adventurous. Nigel is hard-working, creative and patient. We were set up by friends 9 years ago and by the 2nd date, we just knew. We love to hike and go to the zoo on weekends. Nigel can spend hours studying and drawing there, while Brooke loves to see the children light up as they learn more about the animals. Nigel works as a 3D animator and for 17 years Brooke has worked with adults with autism, providing care for five uniquely spirited women with whom she considers family. We have worked hard to provide for our future family and want nothing more than for our home to be a place where everyone feels safe and loved for who they are.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a cozy northwest townhome, surrounded by lush trees and a short walk from a nearby lake. While newer to the area, we are in a vibrant family oriented community with one of the best school districts in the country. It has been fun to explore the northwest as we both have lived in other areas of the States, as well as Canada. We love to go to the local farmers market to buy vegetables and eat too many treats. We adopted our cat, Zed when he was little. He is half cat/half dog, very soft with lots of spunk. He is an expert conversationalist and loves playing fetch. We choose to live modestly, but have the means to expand as our family grows.
Our Extended Family
We both come from very different but loving families, split across the US & Canada. While it’s been hard to live far from our families, it only encourages more visits, letters and phone calls. We both feel so fortunate to have close siblings and supportive parents who want to see us thrive as devoted parents.
Brooke’s family is from Utah, where they love to spend time outdoors taking advantage of all the majestic landscapes. Her grandparents were married for 75 years and built many of the family traditions she grew up with. Brooke’s closest bond in life is with her sisters. Their family get-togethers are filled with goofy laughter, yummy food and children running around everywhere.
We spend every other Christmas at Nigel’s family farm in Canada, where we love to go skiing, build snowmen, play street hockey and go tobogganing. Nigel grew up in a house where his parent’s friends were regarded as family and the strength of that bond has been passed down to the children today.
What Led Us To Adoption
Like so many others we have struggled with fertility, IVF treatments and a lost pregnancy. But adoption has been in our hearts before we ever met each other. Whether fostering through Brooke’s work or through a private agency, our sincerest wish has been to adopt a child to be a part of our family. Brooke is a part of a huge extended family as she is an Aunt to 5 great-nieces and nephews already! We have watched her sisters and now nieces have children, feeling only happiness for them but longing for a family of our own. While our families have teased us about “parenting” our cat, we think we’re just genuinely anticipating raising a child and growing in all the experiences of being a family.
|Occupation||Caregiver for Adults with Autism|
|Favorite Food||Indian, Thai|
|Favorite Hobby||Cooking, Singing|
|Favorite Movie||Best In Show|
|Favorite Music Group||Sia, Tori Amos|
|Favorite TV Show||Alias|
|Favorite Book||Women Who Run With The Wolves|
|Favorite Subject in School||Sociology|
|Favorite Activity||Hiking, Farmer’s Markets, Beach|
|Favorite Tradition||Family visits, Hot springs|
|Favorite Animal||Sloths, Elephants|
|Dream Vacation||Africa, New Zealand|
|Favorite Movie||Iron Giant|
|Favorite Holiday||Canada Day|
|Favorite Music Group||James Brown|
|Favorite TV Show||Firefly|
|Favorite Book||The Wind In The Willows|
|Favorite Subject in School||History|
|Favorite Activity||Fishing, Hiking|
|Favorite Tradition||Hand drawn annual Christmas Card|
|Favorite Animal||Tigers, Dogs|
|Dream Vacation||China, Africa|
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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!Return to Waiting Families