dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
We are absolutely thrilled to possibly meet you and hope to have the opportunity to expand our family through adoption, but we recognize the bittersweet dynamic this situation brings. Although adoption offers us a way to fulfill our dream to be parents and provide a child with unconditional love, it requires you to make a decision involving sacrifice. Our hope is that your decision is ultimately made with a firm sense of reward and comfort in knowing you are providing your child with an upbringing in an environment that will make you proud.
We have been madly in love with one another from the moment we coincidentally sat next to each other at a restaurant on a rainy Monday night. On the way to our second date, JT distinctly remembers knocking on Cami’s door to pick her up boiling with excitement because all that then separated him and his future wife was one closed door.
Although we are immensely fortunate to be each other’s lifelong companion, our efforts to grow our family over the past five years have resulted in more doors being slammed shut than opened. We’ve experienced the glorious joy of getting pregnant four times (twice naturally and twice through extensive infertility treatments) only to tragically endure miscarriages in each instance. Though we’ve suffered an emotionally painful journey, as eternal optimists, we are grateful for the opportunity that now exists for us to bestow our love on a child. We appreciate more than ever the beauty and amazement that is childbirth and are excited we may get to share in this wonder with you.
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Put simply, we're two peas in a pod who are each other's biggest fan. We’re originally from Wisconsin and met in 2014 while we both lived in Chicago. We moved in together less than a year later and got engaged in 2016. Cami is a senior director of operations for a dental partnership organization, which involves guiding dozens of dental offices in the Midwest region to oversee their patient care goals and financial performance. JT is a real estate attorney who helps clients buy, sell, and lease properties and also focuses his practice in construction representing both project owners and contractors. We’re both very active and like to keep on the move by working out regularly, going for hikes, enjoying water sports at Cami’s dad’s lakehouse, and taking our dog, Rockwell, on adventures around town. We are also huge “foodies” and love to cook and seek out new cuisine.
Our Home & Pets
Our six-year-old dog, Rockwell, is extremely intelligent and loves to meet new people and pets. His breed is a Kai Ken, known as the barkless breed, and he lives up to that reputation! He is caring and always recognizes when we need his love. We live in a vibrant suburban community made up of many young families. We purchased our house in 2018 and have since spent a lot of effort in transforming it into our cozy sanctuary. We are located on a corner lot and have a large, fenced-in backyard. The school district is top tier in the state, and we are within walking distance of several parks as well as the elementary, middle, and high schools. A number of fun coffee shops and restaurants are also nearby.
Our Extended Family
We each have one older sister, and both live just a few hours away. JT’s sister has two daughters and a one-year old boy with her husband; they live next to a farm where the family loves to horseback ride and raise goats, chickens, and other farm animals. Cami’s sister has two young children, a boy and girl, with her husband. We love taking them on walks and bike rides to the park, swimming, and surprising them with ice cream dates. We FaceTime with the kiddos weekly, and they always love visiting Uncle JT and Aunt Cami’s house for sleepovers.
JT’s parents are retired and live close by; we regularly get together to cook Sunday dinners. Both love to visit museums and art festivals, and we enjoy tagging along. Cami’s mother passed away in 2019, and her father lives an hour away on a lake. Cami’s dad is handy, so he often visits to help with house projects.
We both grew up with a number of cousins our own age, so family gatherings and holidays are always a big event!
What Led Us To Adoption
Shortly after marriage, we began trying to have kids. Sadly, we endured two miscarriages and then sought fertility treatment. We got pregnant again twice more, but each also resulted in miscarriage. Coincidentally, our neighbors from our first apartment in Chicago, whom we remain friends with, experienced a similar journey. They’ve now adopted two children, and we’ve seen firsthand the amazing joy and opportunities adoption brings. We view adoption as not only an opportunity to expand our own family with a child but also the chance to connect with the birthmother. Further, we’re excited to offer a home and life experiences for a child that a birthmother has always envisioned.
|Occupation||Senior Director of Operations|
|Education||Bachelor degree in biology and Spanish|
|Favorite Movie||How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days|
|Favorite Sport||Softball, scuba diving|
|Favorite Music Group||Celine Dion, Dua Lipa|
|Favorite TV Show||Top Chef, Friends|
|Favorite Subject in School||Gym, recess|
|Favorite Tradition||Halloween festivities|
|Dream Vacation||African safari|
|Occupation||Real estate attorney|
|Education||Law degree, master’s degree in tax|
|Favorite Hobby||Cycling, attending live music/comedy|
|Favorite Movie||Old School|
|Favorite Sport||Basketball, football|
|Favorite Music Group||The Rolling Stones, Chris Stapleton|
|Favorite TV Show||How I Met Your Mother, The Office|
|Favorite Subject in School||Geography|
|Favorite Tradition||Italian Christmas dinner|
|Dream Vacation||Patagonia hiking|
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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!