dear expectant mother
We believe you are our miracle, and we are deeply committed to you and your child. You are courageous and selfless. We understand that this is a life-changing decision for you, and we want you to know we will be there for you and your child, always. You will be forever in our hearts.
Knowing your story is important to us because you are a huge part of our story. We would love nothing more than for you to be an active part of your child’s life, should you choose to be. We want to learn the special parts of your life so we can make them a special part of your child’s life. Blending your traditions and values with ours will make your child’s life that much more special. Your child will always know how much love you have for them. We will raise them with integrity, honesty, and a whole lot of love.
We understand that life is unpredictable and sometimes you find yourself places you never thought you’d be. We are so very grateful for the journey that brought us to you and you to us. The rough and winding roads were more than worth traveling because they brought us together.
Our story began almost seven years ago. We had both moved to the same small town at the same time. Ethan moved to manage a ranch for the company he works for, and Casey moved to teach special education. It didn’t take long for us to find each other as the only two new people in town. We fell in love with the countryside, the community, and each other. We went together like peas and carrots! We were happily married among our family and friends in 2017. We are both passionate about our jobs. Casey continues to teach special education, and Ethan manages the ranch where we reside. When we are not working, you can find us in the outdoors. Fishing and hiking are some of our favorite hobbies. We are adventurous and love taking vacations with our families.
Our Home & Pets
We live on a ranch in midwestern Illinois. Our house is surrounded by acres of woods and lakes. Our house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. We cannot wait to share our home with a child. We envision ourselves taking your child camping and fishing and having picnics around the ranch during the day and catching lightning bugs at night. We live in one of those towns where everyone knows everyone. The people here take care of each other, and you can bet they will take care of your child. We love the school where Casey works. They keep class sizes small and are always bringing in new programs and services. It’s a wonderful place to live, and we feel grateful to have found it.
Our Extended Family
We feel very fortunate to have such a supportive family. They have been with us every step of the way. Our parents are thrilled to have grandchildren! Ethan is the oldest of four, so his parents will be grandparents for the first time. Ethan’s mother is sure to bake your child lots of tasty treats. Ethan’s brothers and sisters are eager to become aunts and uncles.
Casey is also one of four. Her brother has two little girls who are excited for a cousin to play with. Casey’s mother is a midwife, so babies are her business. We feel very fortunate to have her guidance. She loves playing dress up and restaurant with her grandchildren.
Growing up, we spent a lot of time at our family cabins. We are excited to take family trips to these cabins, where the kids love to ride on Grandpa’s boat and fish in the creek. Both of our families are from rural areas, so we look forward to carrying on the tradition of 4-H and attending the local county fairs. Both of us have very large extended families. When you get us all together, it’s a beautiful mess of food, children playing, laughter, and love.
What Led Us To Adoption
Our journey to grow our family began after we were married. We decided we were ready for a family and it was time to start trying. Over the next two years, we experienced two miscarriages and infertility. During this process, we kept coming back to adoption. It had always been a discussion from the time we realized things might be difficult. After lots of prayers, we strongly feel adoption is the path we were meant to take. Everything about our decision feels right, and we are deeply committed to it. The night we opened our hearts up to adoption, we knew it was the beginning of a beautiful journey!
|Occupation||Special education teacher|
|Education||Master in Special Education|
|Favorite Food||Grandma’s homemade chicken noodle|
|Favorite Movie||Sweet Home Alabama|
|Favorite Book||The Lorax|
|Favorite Activity||Boating at the cabin|
|Favorite Tradition||Our local 4th of July picnic|
|Dream Vacation||New Zealand|
|Education||High school and some college|
|Favorite Food||Fried fish, Mexican food|
|Favorite Movie||The Bourne series|
|Favorite Book||My Side of the Mountain|
|Favorite Activity||Playing cards|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas at my grandparents’|
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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