dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
We can’t even begin to imagine the emotions you must be sorting through. You are so courageous, brave, and trusting to consider an adoption plan. Your thoughtfulness and graciousness to consider an adoption plan means more than you could ever imagine to us. To know there is a possibility you are considering giving us the honor and privilege of caring for and loving your child…there are no words. It makes us emotional just thinking about such a beautiful gift. You are so strong. Creating an adoption plan is not a small decision and definitely not an easy one but one in which we hope we can help you find comfort. We understand the decisions you are making are likely far from easy. We have faith, though, that your instincts and heart will lead you to make the decisions best for you and your baby.
We would provide a safe home filled with love from us and our extended family, who are equally excited to be a part of their life. We are respectful of your decisions, whether you choose an open, semi-open, or closed adoption. Thank you seems like such a frivolous statement, but thank you for taking the time to consider us. We feel so lucky, humbled, and honored that you are.
We are Jon and Carrie. We met on a blind date through a friend after Jon spent an hour searching for the bowling alley where we were to meet. Sparks were instantly felt, and here we are. We have been married for six years and counting and enjoy embracing each new adventure. Jon is outgoing, fun, sweet, sensitive, and always up for trying new things, not to mention a huge sports fanatic. Carrie is kind, caring, and compassionate and loves the Detroit Lions (yes, she is aware of their record). Carrie works as a nurse at a retirement community, and Jon works as a material handler at an automotive supply company. We work hard so we can play hard. We love spending time with family and friends, traveling, attending sporting events, biking, hiking, camping, and spending time at the lake. We also have fun playing softball together in our co-ed softball league.
Our Home & Pets
We purchased our first home almost a year ago. Our house is on a cul-de-sac in an older neighborhood with beautiful large trees. We love the diversity of our neighborhood. We can hear children playing during the late afternoon and evening hours when we spend time on our back patio. There are parks located nearby that are easy to walk or bike to. Restaurants, movie theaters, and shopping malls are also close by. When the weather is nice and your child is old enough, we see ourselves riding bikes to the ice cream shop during the summer for a cool treat. We are also only about an hour from the lake, which we love going to during the hot summer months.
Our Extended Family
Summer has to be one of our favorite seasons, not only because of being so close to the lake but also getting together with our large extended family. Jon grew up in a small farming town with approximately 20 aunts and uncles. Carrie grew up in the city and has approximately 10 aunts and uncles. One of Carrie’s fondest memories was playing with her cousins on the beach at the lake. Jon enjoyed playing hide and seek with his cousins on his grandpa's property.
For Christmas, Carrie’s family would always go out to eat on Christmas Eve and watch Christmas movies. They were allowed to open only one gift. Carrie and her sister would have to wait to open the rest on Christmas morning. Carrie and her family were always in a hurry so they could make it to Christmas at Grandma’s house, which was always so fun with lots of good food, card games to play, and cousins.
Jon’s family would dress up and go to church on Christmas Eve and open gifts later that night. Christmas Day would always be about visiting with all of his family at his grandpa’s house.
What Led Us To Adoption
When we found out we will never be able to get pregnant, we were completely devastated, but that disappointment didn’t take away the desire or heartache to have a baby to love. The sounds of children giggling and filling our house with “kid stuff” is something we have always dreamed of. We always wanted to create a family and knew from very early on that adoption would be the road for us to take. To be able to incorporate a child into our lives would mean so much. We continue to have faith that a baby will be placed with us one day, and we are hopeful and excited about the possibility of adding a new little one to our lives.
|Favorite Food||Anything pasta, Mexican|
|Favorite Hobby||Playing softball, running, biking, hiking|
|Favorite Movie||Good Will Hunting, Father of the Bride, Mrs. Doubtfire|
|Favorite Music Group||Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Panic! at the Disco, J.Lo, Mary J. Blige|
|Favorite TV Show||This Is Us, The Resident, Grey’s Anatomy, American Idol|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Tradition||Playing cards at Grandma’s visiting with family while enjoying one of her fresh-baked homemade pies|
|Favorite Food||Kielbasa, potato pancakes|
|Favorite Hobby||Playing softball, hiking, video games|
|Favorite Movie||Ace Ventura, Forrest Gump, Happy Gilmore|
|Favorite Music Group||Eminem, Kid Rock, Nelly, Kelly Clarkson|
|Favorite TV Show||American Idol, The Masked Singer, Big Brother, This Is Us|
|Favorite Subject in School||History|
|Favorite Tradition||Every summer taking a family vacation and camping someplace new|
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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