dear expectant mother
We cannot imagine what you are feeling right now. You are tasked with the ultimate expression of love, namely finding a family that will accept, cherish, protect, and also love the child you give birth to. We recognize the enormity of what you are doing, and want you to know that we respect you more deeply than words can convey.
As for us, our relationship is founded on love, empathy, respect, a great and abiding appreciation of humor, and learning. Our first date was full of laughter and we have always made sure to keep that part of our relationship strong. We have strong and deep connections with friends and family in the area and many of our close friends are more or less family. Together we have created a loving household ready to expand with the addition of one more.
We are blessed with the ability to provide a loving home and family for your baby, and we take that opportunity extremely seriously. Thank you for considering us.
Hello! Our names are Christine and Nathan. We live in Northern Illinois, outside Chicago, with our wonderful rescue Welsh Corgi, Meaugie. We have been married for six years, and we’ve been together for eight. Christine works in retail, and Nathan works at a local law firm as an attorney. We are both originally from Illinois, and love where we live.
We both share many interests, but also feel comfortable expressing our own individuality. We dearly enjoy traveling, reading, laughing at Seinfeld, and most of all, experiencing new things, whatever it may be. Christine, in particular, is a fantastic baker and cake decorator.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a two-story house with our wonderful dog, Meaugie. We knew that children were in our future, so when we started searching for a home to buy, we focused on homes that had the room to have children. To that end, our house has four bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a large fenced-in yard. It is within walking, or extremely short driving distance, of several parks and schools.
Our neighborhood is a safe and wonderful community outside Chicago that offers great neighbors and a quiet suburban lifestyle coupled with some of the best schools in the state. We also enjoy Chicago’s world-class attractions, cultural events, and opportunities. In addition, we are close to many rural attractions such as apple orchards and, in the fall, pumpkin farms. The climate allows us to enjoy the best of every season. Hot summers, cool falls, snowy winters, and brisk springs.
Our Extended Family
On Christine's side, her parents live close to us. Nathan's father lives about 30 minutes away, while his mother lives in North Carolina. We always stay in touch, visit, and talk as much as we can with everyone. In addition, Christine's brother lives with his wife and their two daughters in Florida. Whenever we can, we all try to visit them in Florida so that we can sneak in visits to Disney as well! Nathan's brother lives with his wife in California with their children. Given the distance, it is difficult to get together, but when possible, we do try!
Finally, Christine and Nathan both have several extremely close friends who are family in all but name. These strong ties help us when we need it, and vice versa. Suffice it to say, our network is strong and we want our child to benefit from that too.
What Led Us To Adoption
It was somewhat of a long process to get where we are now. We both knew from the moment we met that we wanted to have children. We had thought about adoption, but there was always that pull towards a biological child. That changed recently as we both came to truly realize that family is more than just blood relations. It is about a love that is so encompassing that it transcends where you came from and embraces you for who you are. This realization was helped by the fact that Christine's family has a history of adoption, including her brother's wife, who was adopted as a child and is now the mother to two beautiful daughters, our nieces. Their family is amazing. Now that we have come to this conclusion, we know this is truly the path we want to take.
|Occupation||Part-Time Retail Employee and Volunteer at a Library|
|Education||Associate of Science in Biology|
|Favorite Movie||Beauty and the Beast|
|Favorite Music Group||90’s and 00’s Pop|
|Favorite Book||Harry Potter|
|Favorite Activity||Silly Storytime, Cooking Together, and Family Walks/Snuggles/Movie Time|
|Favorite Tradition||Epcot Food and Wine|
|Dream Vacation||European Railway Trip|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy; Juris Doctor|
|Favorite Movie||Master and Commander|
|Favorite Music Group||Led Zeppelin|
|Favorite Activity||Cooking Together|
|Favorite Tradition||Epcot Food and Wine with Extended Family|
|Dream Vacation||European Grand Tour|
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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