dear expectant mother
This is such an emotional and overwhelming journey, and we think you are incredibly brave and courageous. It takes a big heart to want the best for your child and to put their needs above your own. There is no doubt about the love you have for this child you are carrying.
We may not be able to put ourselves in your shoes, but we understand life can be quite unexpected and challenging. After the loss of three little babies ourselves, we understand that life is truly a miracle. To us, you are like a superwoman with the power to create a beautiful little life within you. You are choosing to value that babe you carry, and we would love the chance to come alongside you and continue that love you already have.
Being a parent is a role we do not take lightly, and we would be honored to carry on your legacy. We will strive to create a home that is a safe place where a child can thrive and grow. They will feel the freedom to be themselves, be encouraged to take chances, learn from their mistakes, and be taught to work hard and, above all, be kind.
It brings us to tears to even think about the blessing you are considering to bestow upon us with a son or daughter. We know you have many choices ahead of you, and we will respect and honor those decisions and pray you find peace within them.
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We are Christina and Ryan. We have been adventuring together since 2015. We live in sunny California and absolutely love it. Ryan is a quality engineer for a medical manufacturing company, and Christina is a second grade teacher at a private school. We enjoy going to the movies, playing board games, and doing DIY projects together. Ryan is ambitious and fun-loving and has a great sense of humor. In his free time, he likes to play basketball, golf, and video games. Christina is caring, organized, and creative. She likes to read, craft, and cook. Our absolute favorite thing to do is travel. We love to see the history, culture, and natural beauty of this wonderful world. Our favorite vacations have been to Italy and Peru, but we have a list of places we are still eager to experience. We have an amazing community of friends and family who have supported us through our adoption journey.
Our Home & Pets
We bought our home with the goal of making it unique to us and to accommodate our growing family. With the help of YouTube, family, and Pinterest, we remodeled our home, leaving no corner untouched. Our home was a labor of love, and we enjoy relaxing and also hosting friends and family. In the evenings,we enjoy taking walks with our dog, Bentley, to the lake and hiking trails next to our neighborhood. Bentley also loves playing ball in our backyard and is great with our nieces when they come over to play on our play structure. We are located in a central area where our church, school (where Christina works and our kids would attend), the beach, and lots of yummy cultural restaurants are all within 30 minutes.
Our Extended Family
Family is an important core value to us. We value their support and love. It is what has gotten us through tough times. We all live within two hours of each other and enjoy getting together for holidays, birthdays, or just because.
We recently have taken on the tradition of Thanksgiving and have enjoyed decorating, cooking, and having everyone together. At Christmas, we play Bunco with Christina’s side, and her mom makes festive scarves for everyone to take a silly picture in. With Ryan’s dad and stepmom, we like to play cornhole or ping-pong and watch sports. Ryan’s mom is fond of going out to breakfast and going on walks with us. We have three nieces and a nephew on the way. There are also second cousins and great-aunts and uncles to play with. Both our families are beyond excited to add another addition to the family.
What Led Us To Adoption
The road to adoption has been full of challenges and hard-fought battles. We were unable to conceive on our own and did multiple IVF cycles. The grief was overwhelming, but our desire to be parents was even stronger. We have no regrets and consider our hardships to be a part of our story. We learned to rely on one another through the pain and find joy in the little things. Adoption has brought us a new hope. It was not what we were expecting, but sometimes the unexpected turns out to be just what we need.
|Education||Bachelor’s and teaching credential|
|Favorite Food||Tacos, Thai food|
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, traveling, board games|
|Favorite Movie||Star Wars, Pride and Prejudice|
|Favorite Sport||Tennis, rock climbing, football|
|Favorite TV Show||Parks and Recreation|
|Favorite Book||Eragon, Rannoch Fraser mysteries|
|Favorite Subject in School||History, science|
|Favorite Tradition||Making spring rolls on my birthday|
|Favorite Movie||Galaxy Quest|
|Favorite Sport||Basketball, golf, baseball, rock climbing|
|Favorite TV Show||Stranger Things|
|Favorite Book||Harry Potter|
|Favorite Subject in School||Recess|
|Favorite Tradition||Boss of the Toss cornhole tournament|
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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!