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Family Type: Heterosexual Couple
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Location: IL
Religion: Christian - Catholic
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dear expectant mother

We want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering our family to love, cherish, and raise your child. We imagine this cannot be an easy time for you, but we want you to know how strong we think you are and how much we admire and respect you.

We promise that if we are chosen, your child will be raised in a stable, loving home. All we want, more than anything, is to be parents and have the privilege of raising a child. We look forward to watching the child grow and learn. We can’t wait to start family traditions of our own and include them in the traditions we already have. We look forward to Disney vacations, game nights, trips to the zoo, and the aquarium.

Our extended family is beyond excited and extremely supportive. They cannot wait to welcome a new little one to the family. There are lots of grandparents (even great-grandparents), aunts, uncles, and cousins who are waiting to spoil your child. We would be absolutely honored to be given the opportunity to raise your child. They would be the biggest blessing we could receive and will be the center of our universe. Thank you for taking our family into consideration, and we wish you the best on your journey.

About Us

Hello, we are Ruben and Candice, and we would like to introduce ourselves. We have been together for six years and married for almost four. We met online and have been inseparable ever since. Candice is a nurse who works at a local hospital. Ruben is a Navy veteran who works in maintenance. We are both animal lovers and are very family oriented. We also both enjoy sports, but we are a house divided. Ruben is a diehard Chicago Cubs fan, and Candice loves the Chicago White Sox. We enjoy attending games for both teams; it is a fun family rivalry. Ruben enjoys music and attending concerts. He also enjoys sculpting with clay. Candice is an avid reader who enjoys crafting as well. Travel is a huge part of our lives; we love exploring the world. We have traveled to Europe, Hawaii, and the Caribbean together.

Our Home & Pets

Our home is a beautiful four-bedroom house in a quiet suburban neighborhood with excellent schools. We have a fully finished basement along with a spacious backyard with plenty of room to play and parks nearby. In the summer, we love to BBQ and spend time in our swimming pool. The home is actually the house Candice grew up in. Her sister and her family live just blocks away. We also share our home with our four fur babies. We have rescued two cats and two dogs. They are very spoiled, and they know it. Our dogs, at best guess, are beagle/corgi and beagle/Jack Russell mixes. They are very friendly and cannot wait to be big brothers.

Our Extended Family

We both come from large families. Candice has three sisters and a brother, and Ruben has two sisters. We are all extremely close and hang out often. We have many nieces and nephews we love spending time with, and we have super fun sleepovers all the time. We also have many grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins we are close with as well who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a little one.

Some of our favorite family traditions are spending the holidays with our family. Thanksgiving and Christmas are especially meaningful as we all gather together from all over. We have many summer BBQs and spend time on the lake at Candice’s parents’ home. Traveling is a love of the entire family, and we all travel together as much as we can. We have been on many family cruises and truly cherish the time with family. Our absolute most cherished tradition is our yearly visits with our grandmother making jam and applesauce on her farm. It is our favorite tradition we can’t wait to pass on to our child.

What Led Us To Adoption

As soon as we met, we both knew having a family was very important to us. We both come from large families and wanted that ourselves. We always knew adoption would be part of our journey as it was on both of our hearts to adopt. We tried to start a family and even attempted fertility treatments for years but unfortunately suffered multiple losses. We then decided adoption was the path we were being led down and have completely opened our hearts to this journey. We both feel we have so much love to give and can not wait to share it. Our family is not new to adoption, and we would be the third generation to adopt.

Fun Facts

About Candice
Occupation Registered Nurse
Education Bachelor’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Reading, scrapbooking, board games
Favorite Movie Sweet Home Alabama
Favorite Sport Baseball, hockey
Favorite TV Show This Is Us
Favorite Book The Notebook
Favorite Subject in School Science
Favorite Tradition Making jam at our grandmother’s farm
Dream Vacation Overwater villa in the Maldives
About Ruben
Occupation Maintenance
Education Some college
Race Hispanic
Favorite Hobby Sculpting, music, history
Favorite Movie The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Sport Baseball, football
Favorite TV Show Homestead Rescue
Favorite Book Unbroken
Favorite Subject in School History
Favorite Tradition Weekends at our family lake house
Dream Vacation Tour of historic castles

Contact Candice & Ruben

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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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