dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
First of all, we have to say how much we appreciate your consideration and express our admiration for you in considering an adoption plan.
Our daughters, Charlotte (4) and Evie (2.5) are the light of our lives. We have always wanted to have three kids, and we have always wanted to adopt. It is something we talked about even before having Charlotte. After two difficult, high-risk pregnancies, we knew adoption was the right fit for us to complete our family. We were always drawn to the way adoption enriches everyone’s life: from you to us to our daughters and, of course, the new baby. We know it could be a challenging process at times, but we also know the best things in life do not come easily. There is nothing we love more than being parents.
Our lives really do revolve around our kids. As Chris says, “There is nothing we love more than making our kids happy.” We would love the opportunity to do the same for your baby, from going on hiking adventures to cooking and baking together and playing with the abundance of kids we have on our street. We always prioritize family time over everything else and soak up every bit of time with our kids we can.
We are so incredibly excited to welcome a new little one into our family. We know this is a very difficult decision, but please know we will give this child everything we have in us and more.
Jessie & Chris
We are Chris and Jessie. We met shortly after college, and in the ensuing years, we have shared our mutual love of travel and food as we’ve visited many places in the U.S. and abroad. We live in California and strive to enjoy all that it has to offer, especially the beautiful outdoors. We are both very family focused, and most of our time is spent together as a family. Jessie loves to cook and read, and as a master planner, she ensures the family always has something fun to do. Chris loves to run and bike and is always looking for a way to make the family laugh. We are both academically focused and have graduate degrees. Jessie has an MBA and works in marketing, while Chris has a Ph.D. in science and now works as a data scientist in the tech world.
Our Home & Pets
We live in an incredible, family-friendly neighborhood in California. Our home is on a quiet street surrounded by families with young children, so most of our after-dinner evening hours are spent outside with our neighbors. Our neighborhood has several playgrounds, a preschool our daughters attend, a community pool, and an art and a dance studio, and it’s right down the street from the elementary school. The area we live in is nature filled! It’s close to the ocean and the bay, and we have a great walking trail along the water where we go on family walks with our dog, Bailey. The broader area has beautiful hills and hiking trails throughout, and we’re close to a major city we love to explore.
Our Extended Family
Chris comes from a large family—he is one of three, but his mother is one of seven and his father has two siblings as well; he has over 20 first cousins. Growing up, he would see most of his cousins around the holidays, and his father’s family would rent a beach house each summer for some extended family time. The family gatherings were always loud, fun, and full of delicious food and drink. Chris’s parents regularly come to visit and usually stay for three to four weeks to really get to spend quality time with the girls.
Jessie has one brother, who lives six hours away, and most of her father’s family, including her father, live near us. They also love food and always know all of the best restaurants. After spending a lot of time on the East Coast near Chris’s family, we moved out to the West Coast and now regularly are able to see Jessie’s family. Her cousins are often over to visit, and our daughters are always excited to have their aunts and uncles come over!
What Led Us To Adoption
On a flight home from college, Jessie sat next to an adoptive dad who was bringing home an adopted baby to meet her adoptive mom, who was unable to travel due to an injury. The dad’s excitement and love was immediately obvious and genuine. That moment always stuck with Jessie, and her interest in eventually adopting was born. Chris has also long been interested in adopting and drawn to the special connection formed by building a family in this beautiful way. After having two biological daughters, we are looking to complete our family with a third child. We feel now is the time to pursue our long-held interest in adoption.
|Occupation||Tech - Data Scientist|
|Education||Ph.D. in Chemistry|
|Favorite Food||Homemade chocolate chip cookies|
|Favorite Hobby||Running, cycling|
|Favorite Music Group||Grateful Dead|
|Favorite TV Show||Marvel TV shows|
|Favorite Book||A Song of Ice and Fire|
|Favorite Tradition||Trips to a lake cabin|
|Favorite Food||French fries|
|Favorite Music Group||Florence and the Machine|
|Favorite TV Show||Downton Abbey|
|Favorite Tradition||Host Thanksgiving|
|Dream Vacation||Hawaii, Europe|
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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