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Location: IL
Religion: Christian
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Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for considering us to love and raise your precious baby. We can only imagine the emotions you are feeling right now as you’re considering an adoption plan. You are strong and courageous, and we admire and respect your selflessness. Our thoughts and prayers stay with you as you consider the options for your child.

While we can’t fully express our gratitude in words, we want to let you know what a gift your child will be to our lives. Please know as you consider our family, we will do everything we can to offer your child a loving and secure upbringing, a strong sense of belonging, opportunities to travel, and the love and support of our extended family and community. We will raise your baby with encouragement and honesty, and we will support their dreams. We will share with them what an amazing mom you are and how much you love them. We would like our adopted child to know who their birth family is, where they came from, and that they have so many people who love and care about them.

We are completely open to any relationship you wish to have with us and your child. We are endlessly grateful for your consideration and want you to know what an incredible honor it would be for us to raise your child.

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About Us

After college, both of our careers brought us to Illinois. Saf was born and raised in England (and has a wonderful British accent), and Dana was born and raised in Michigan. Our relationship began with a decade-long friendship that eventually turned into our love story. We believe the strength of our friendship, which turned into a deep, unwavering love for one another, is the core strength to our marriage. We love to travel and always seek adventure and new experiences together. We also love the quietness of being home with our family and friends and cherish family traditions. Our closest friends would describe Saf as hilarious, intelligent, kind, and adventurous and Dana as thoughtful, creative, generous, and fun. We have a lovely daughter, Sophie, who brings us so much joy, and we cannot wait to see how the next chapter of our family’s story unfolds through adoption.

Our Home

Our home is our oasis. We have a great backyard perfect for entertaining, a swing set, and a colorful playroom in our basement. With four bedrooms and an open floor plan, we have plenty of space for our growing family to build memories together. Our neighborhood is full of young families with a lovely sense of community. We live just across the street from an elementary school, which is highly awarded for academics and inclusion and diversity programs. Local shops, restaurants, our community library, bike trails, and playgrounds are all just a short walk away. In the evenings, you’ll find us relaxing on our front porch unwinding from the day together and visiting with neighbors passing by.

Our Extended Family

Dana has a large family, all living in the Midwest. Dana’s parents live just a few hours away and visit often. We also live just three blocks away from Dana’s sister and brother-in-law and their two dogs. Family trail walks and a weekly host and swap-a-dinner have become cherished traditions.

Saf’s mum lives in England, as does his extended family. Although there’s distance between us, we talk weekly over video chat and have a family text thread to share photos and silly things throughout the week. Saf’s mum comes to visit for at least four weeks a year, and we travel to England once a year, which is an incredibly fun adventure for all of us!

As a family, we treasure Christmastime and love baking in our matching PJs and playing games. Christmas Eve is always a fiesta, and we celebrate Boxing Day, which is an English tradition and a bonus day to be together. Besides Christmas, our family’s favorite week of the year is our annual summer vacation filled with boating, yard games, relaxing, and endless laughter.

What Led Us To Adoption

Our dreams of having children and building a family together have been shared in our relationship since the start. When we began our journey to have a family, we encountered years of fertility issues. Although Dana was able to carry our daughter, Sophie, we have continued to struggle with infertility. Adoption has always been a desire in both of our hearts. We knew we wanted to continue growing our family, and with the experience of close family and friends who have adopted, we just knew this was the right path for us to take. We are so excited and hopeful to grow our family, and Sophie is so excited to have a sibling!

Fun Facts

About Dana
Occupation Sales manager
Education Bachelor’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Mexican, Steak Night, key lime pie
Favorite Hobby Bike riding, gardening, entertaining
Favorite Movie Harry Potter series
Favorite Sport Ice skating, golf
Favorite Music Group Ben Harper, Taylor Swift
Favorite TV Show Downton Abbey, The Great British Bake-Off
Favorite Subject in School Geology
Dream Vacation The Greek Islands
About Saf
Occupation Financial advisor
Education Bachelor’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Ice cream, Steak Night
Favorite Hobby Bike riding, cooking, working out
Favorite Movie Goodfellas, Gladiator, Anchorman
Favorite Sport Golf, soccer
Favorite Music Group Radiohead
Favorite TV Show Gold Rush, documentaries
Favorite Subject in School History
Dream Vacation The Maldives

Contact Dana & Saf

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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!

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