dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
We feel beyond honored that you would consider our family to walk alongside your child. We can only imagine how difficult it is for you as you face this decision. We have been considering and praying for this for years, and we already have so much love for you and your child. We believe God has brought us here for a reason, and we have been praying for you and adoption long before we had any children.
We yearn to love another child and welcome them into our family. We believe having our biological children has further opened our hearts to adoption, and as a family, we have prayed and longed for the opportunity to love a new baby. Our children love the idea of being able to welcome a new child into our home. We promise to love this new baby as our own and lovingly raise them. We see this child as a tremendous gift and are humbled to be considered as a family to love, support, and grow with him or her.
Words seem insufficient to express any part of this experience, especially our gratitude to you for considering us as a family to welcome your baby. We will always honor the baby’s past and will love, support, and care for this baby for all our lives. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hope to get to know you even better through this process.
Brian and Courtney
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We met in college when we were both college athletes. Our love of baseball has led us to visit different MLB stadiums around the country. We married in 2009 and have since had four children. Courtney has always loved children and has been a stay-at-home mom since our oldest was one. We homeschool our children and have loved the process and the community it has brought us. We enjoy spending time as a family exploring and adventuring. We frequently go on walks and ride bikes on local trails. We also greatly enjoy vacations together, so we try to take one big vacation a year. Our favorite vacations have been Yellowstone, Disney, and Niagara Falls. We also play piano and enjoy sports. Brian is an engineer. He enjoys his work and works hard to support our family. He loves to be involved in all the kids’ activities and rarely misses an event.
We live in a town in Indiana. Our house is a four-bedroom home in a very family-friendly neighborhood. Some of our neighbors are like family, and we often spend time with them. We enjoy the cultural and active options this city offers. There are many nature trails in our area where we enjoy riding bikes and walking. There are also lots of fun parks we frequent when it is warmer outside. Our town is ranked one of the top suburbs in the country and offers a wide variety of fun kids and family activities. There is also a fun German market with ice skating in the winter that we think is unique and exciting.
Our Extended Family
We are both extremely close with our extended family. Brian and his two sisters spent extensive time with their cousins growing up, and they are all still close today. Now that families have grown, family gatherings can be very large, as you may see in the pictures. No matter how large the gatherings are, we are all still very close and welcoming to anyone who wants to be a part of the family.
Courtney’s family is also a large and welcoming family. We have a strong bond and value family tradition. Courtney’s mom’s family owns a family farm that recently celebrated over 100 years of operation; we are all very proud of it, and it keeps us all connected and united.
As we have all grown and had our own families, family traditions have morphed from being all together on holidays to just trying to find times during the year to get together to have fun. No matter when we get together, both sides of the family are usually laughing, talking, playing games, swimming, or doing any activity together.
What Led Us To Adoption
We realize we aren’t the prototypical couple seeking adoption. However, even prior to having our children, we always discussed the potential of adoption. Our primary reason for pursuing adoption stems from our Christian faith. As parents, we are touched beyond words by the selfless act of allowing another couple to parent your child, and we feel honored and humbled to be a part of someone else’s story. We have prayed extensively and had multiple discussions as a family over this decision. After years of prayer, we are all excited about the opportunity to love and be loved by a child. We believe we have more than enough room in our hearts to welcome a new child into our lives if given the opportunity.
|Education||Master of Business Administration|
|Favorite Food||Chocolate-covered caramels!|
|Favorite Hobby||Crafts, DIY projects, outdoor activities|
|Favorite Movie||Moana, Encanto|
|Favorite Music Group||David Crowder|
|Favorite Book||The Reason for God|
|Favorite Tradition||Painting and carving pumpkins|
|Dream Vacation||Italy, Spain, France|
|Education||Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering and Physics|
|Favorite Hobby||Playing with kids, sports, DIY projects|
|Favorite Music Group||Andrew Peterson|
|Favorite Book||The Case for Christ|
|Favorite Tradition||Ice skating together at Christmastime|
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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!
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!