dear expectant mother
We want to thank you for not only taking the time to read our profile but for considering the adoption process. Your decision to consider adoption as an option for your child is incredibly brave and extremely selfless. It takes a strong individual to complete this process, and we are forever grateful for your strength and consideration of us.
We know all too well that there are very few guarantees in life and that promises should be taken with a grain of salt. However, should you choose us, your child will be surrounded with an abundance of love and adoration, not only by us but by all of our extended family and friends. We will provide your child with every opportunity to learn and understand their family history and to be proud of the multiple cultures and traditions they will be introduced to. We will raise your child to know that your decision, although an extremely difficult one, only came from a place of love.
Due to the sensitivity of the decision ahead of you, we want to respect your level of communication and ensure this process is as comfortable as possible for all of us. We will always be a pillar of support to both you and your family and will work toward building a relationship of mutual trust and respect. We wish nothing but the best for you and your child now and in the future.
A simple game of catch in an empty parking lot has led us to 14 years of wedded bliss. Although our relationship did not begin until years later, we are confident fate played a major role in ensuring our paths crossed again. While Brian is the outgoing social butterfly and Cassie tends to be shy, we both have a passion for helping others. Whether it’s the neighborhood children, a local animal rescue, caring for a senior citizen, or lending a hand to a family member or friend, our hearts are bigger than Texas. Outside of our time spent volunteering, Brian works in the lawn care industry managing a large crew, and Cassie works as a business analyst in the environmental, health, and safety industry. We are also known to be quite the creative couple. Together we have built a successful small business selling our handmade items online and at local vendor events.
Our Home & Pets
We have a three-bedroom home with a large fenced yard and a private pond frequented by wildlife. We don’t have to go far to enjoy outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, and hiking, yet we are close enough to a major city to explore museums, music festivals, and cultural events. Our favorite community events include the local farmers market and movies in the park. We are the proud parents to four furbabies: three dogs and one kitty. Their favorite activities include walks through the forest preserves, frequent stops for soft serve, and long naps! Each spring we host a Memorial Day BBQ, where you will find our backyard filled with family and friends playing cornhole, catching lightning bugs, and sharing good food and embarrassing childhood stories.
Our Extended Family
Brian is the middle child of five siblings, with two older brothers and a younger brother and sister, while Cassie has an older brother. Our nieces and nephews refer to Brian as “Funcle” as he is somehow always able to keep up with their energy levels. With such a wide range of ages and interests, we are always looking forward to attending their school plays, band concerts, recitals, or sporting events. Having our family close by allows us to continue our family traditions, such as Easter Bingo and appetizers and pajamas on Christmas. Our extended family continues to be our biggest support through our journey as they eagerly yet patiently await the next baby.
One of our favorite annual family activities is our chartered fishing trip on Lake Michigan. This tradition began 20 years ago with Cassie’s father. We continue this annual outing in his memory and are now able to share this experience with our niece and nephew. We look forward to and dream about the day when we can include our child in this tradition and hope they will continue it in his memory.
What Led Us To Adoption
After Cassie’s infertility diagnosis and our failed attempts at IVF, we knew fate was playing a part in our journey to become parents. For 15 years, Cassie was the director and head coach of a competitive cheerleading and dance organization. During these years, we had the honor and privilege to mentor and be role models to hundreds of athletes. In certain circumstances, numerous athletes looked to one or both of us as their parental figure. It was during these times that fate reminded us adoption was the right option for us. Our numerous years of experience working with children of all ages, along with life’s trials and tribulations, have only strengthened our bond and have given us the confidence and tools we need to begin our adoption journey.
|Favorite Holiday||4th of July|
|Favorite Book||The Funhouse|
|Favorite Subject in School||Criminology|
|Favorite Tradition||Annual fishing trip|
|Dream Vacation||Tahiti, Bora Bora|
|Favorite Book||Of Mice and Men|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Tradition||Pumpkin patch, apple picking|
|Dream Vacation||Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Greece|
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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