dear expectant mother
Thank you for considering adoption. We consider adoption to be an incredibly selfless and loving act. We are truly in awe of your strength and bravery in considering an adoption plan for your precious baby.
We imagine you’re wondering what your child’s life will be like if you entrusted him or her to us as adoptive parents. We imagine it’s nerve-racking and overwhelming to choose the right family for your baby. If you choose us, we promise that from the moment your baby arrives, he or she will be loved and cherished more than words can ever express. Please know that every day we will work to ensure you never regret your decision. Your child will appreciate the courageous, loving, and selfless decision you made. Your baby will be unconditionally loved and surrounded by a warm extended family and close friends. There will be lots of joy and laughter. We will give him or her the opportunity to try different activities, see new places, and have new experiences. We will support and guide your child as he or she pursues dreams and new opportunities. We will give your child all the tools to be successful and happy in life.
We would be so thrilled, honored, and forever grateful should you choose us for your baby. We are an open book and happy to answer any of your questions. We hope we get the chance to know you too. As much as you want, we’ll be there for you throughout the process.
We met at a party four years ago. We hit it off and began dating. A few years later Dan proposed and we were married exactly a year later in August 2017. We’re best friends. There’s lots of love and laughter between us.
We grew up balancing sports and activities with school work and remain active today. Dan enjoys golfing, Pauline runs, or we hit the gym together. We love to travel. We have visited Hawaii, Barbados, Mexico, Jamaica, and New Zealand. We’re excited to show our child different places and create memories that will last a lifetime. We also enjoy cheering on Chicago’s sports teams, attending concerts, and volunteering.
We value family and friendships above all else. We (and everyone else in our lives) are so excited to welcome a new baby into our hearts, and he or she will be embraced with lots of love.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a quiet, family-oriented neighborhood in Chicago with our two rescue dogs, Madison and Morgan. We have a sunny condo in a quiet building. We know most of the residents, and there are many couples with young families. We live around the block from parks, great schools, and lots of good restaurants. We are excited to walk with the baby along the lakefront or play at the park. There are also wonderful museums and theaters, including those especially for children, and tons of family-friendly activities.
We love our home but do plan to move to a more traditional family home. Both of us grew up with big backyards, walked to school, and rode bikes around the neighborhood. We plan to give our child a similar experience.
Our Extended Family
We both grew up in the suburbs of Illinois. Dan’s parents were married for almost 45 years before his father sadly passed away in 2015. Dan’s mom still lives in the same home in which Dan and his brother Tom, were raised. Pauline’s parents also remain in the area. Pauline’s mom is a nurse. The first baby she helped deliver was adopted.
The rest of our family lives across the U.S. and Canada. Pauline’s brother and his wife are in Colorado. Pauline’s grandparents have been married for 60 years and are very excited to become great-grandparents.
Our families are small but close. We make a point to get together for birthdays, holidays, or just spend time with one another.
In addition to a close family, we are lucky to have a wonderful group of friends. We have friends who were adopted themselves as well as friends that adopted children. Pauline’s best friend (she is like a sister to her) is expecting her first child September 2018. We also have nearby friends with newborns. There are lots of local playmates!
What Led Us To Adoption
We always knew we wanted to be parents. Adoption has been in our hearts for a long time. We both believe that you get more from life by giving than receiving and we feel that giving a child not only love but also opportunities in this world they may not otherwise have is one of the best gifts you can give. We also have friends that were adopted themselves or who adopted children and they’ve shared what a wonderful choice and journey it was. Our decision has been affirmed by the excitement and support of our families.
|Education||B.S. Finance M.S. Management Information Systems|
|Favorite Movie||National Lampoon’s Vacation|
|Favorite Music Group||Chris Stapleton|
|Favorite TV Show||Breaking Bad|
|Favorite Book||The Big Short|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Activity||Weekend Getaways|
|Favorite Tradition||Friend’s Annual March Madness Party|
|Education||B.A. Business M.S. Analytics|
|Favorite Food||Cake, Popcorn|
|Favorite Movie||Love Actually, Casino|
|Favorite Sport||Ice Skating|
|Favorite Holiday||Fourth of July|
|Favorite Music Group||Beyonce, Andrew Bird|
|Favorite TV Show||HBO, Netflix, and TLC|
|Favorite Book||New York by Edward Rutherford|
|Favorite Subject in School||English|
|Favorite Activity||Celebrating Birthdays|
|Favorite Tradition||Seeing Christmas Light Displays|
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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