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Family Type: Heterosexual Couple
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Location: MN
Religion: Lutheran
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dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mom,

Thank you for reading about us and considering us to raise your baby. We are honored and excited to start a journey to give a child the best life we possibly can. Although we understand every birthmom has their own vision of the relationship with the adoptive parents, we would love for both you and your baby to become a part of our family. We would like to keep in contact with you and have you come for birthday parties, holidays, or just because at any level you are comfortable with. We would like our child to know their birthmother and understand that their mother loved them so much to give them the best life they could.

Our friends and family are so excited for us to bring home a little bundle of joy. There are so many people waiting and ready to love your child. Danielle has education in child psychology, education, and development as well as a lot of experience caring for and teaching children. Dustin is learning everything he possibly can about caring for children and wants to make sure he is the best father he can be. We are excited to spend summer weekends on the family boat or at the family cabin, holidays with so many loved ones, and the cold days of winter in front of a fire watching Disney movies and drinking cocoa.

With love and gratitude,
Danielle and Dustin

About Us

Danielle works as a disability claims manager for mental health claims, and Dustin works as an IT engineer and as a recruiter. We started dating after meeting at a charity event in 2017, got engaged in 2018 at a theater, and married in 2019. Danielle can usually be found in the kitchen, cooking or baking; Dustin is often in his office, either working, doing schoolwork, or playing computer games. During the summer months, we love to spend time at the cabin in northern Minnesota or on the boat on the river. Danielle also loves to craft, making handmade gifts for birthdays and holidays. We both love hockey and the Minnesota Wild; we love going to games either at home or traveling for quick weekend getaways.

Our Home & Pets

We live in our five-bedroom, four-bathroom, four-level home with our two dogs, Nordy and Cuddy. We moved into our home in 2019 and are slowly updating the house. With a large network of family and friends, having room to entertain is a must. The nursery is on the same level as the master bedroom. We have created a home theater with a large projection screen, retro video games, and the easy ability to watch sports or movies. We have a two-tier deck set up with patio furniture and a canopy to enjoy lots of time outside. The deck overlooks our fenced-in backyard with lots of room to run and play. There is also a walkout on the bottom level with more patio furniture set up.

Our Extended Family

We both have diverse and large families. Dustin’s parents were never married, but both married after separating when he was young. Danielle’s parents also separated while she was young, with her mother remarrying, giving us seven wings of family between the two of us. Dustin is the only child from his parents and has two stepsisters and one stepbrother from his stepmother. Danielle has one biological brother and one stepsister. Dustin only has one grandparent still living, while Danielle has four grandparents still living.

Most of Dustin’s extended family live in Minnesota and Iowa; Danielle’s extended family is more spread out throughout the country. Some of the seven wings of family are smaller and others large, giving us both small family experiences and large family experiences. We both have many friends we consider family and are godparents to many of our friends’ children.

What Led Us To Adoption

Danielle has wanted children since she was two years old. She had many dolls, all with names and birthdays. She even threw birthday parties for her dolls with cake and presents. We talked about being parents before we were even engaged. We had discussed trying to have children quickly after getting married. Unfortunately, on day four of our honeymoon, Danielle fell and broke her leg. A week after her leg healed, she needed emergency abdominal surgery that led to needing a full hysterectomy just seven months later. We saw this as the Universe telling us our purpose was to create our family a different way.

Fun Facts

About Danielle
Occupation Senior Disability Representative
Education M.A. in Family Life Education
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Creme Brulee
Favorite Hobby Crafting or backing
Favorite Movie A Walk to Remember
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite Music Group Rascal Flatts
Favorite TV Show Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Book My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Favorite Subject in School French
Favorite Tradition Letters to/from magical creatures (i.e. Santa)
Dream Vacation Paris, France
About Dustin
Occupation Systems Engineer and Recruiter
Education Some College- Working on an MBA
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Fried Chicken
Favorite Hobby Watching hockey or gaming
Favorite Movie Mighty Ducks
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Holiday Thanksgiving
Favorite Music Group Bob Seger or Queen
Favorite TV Show Letter Kenny
Favorite Book War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Favorite Subject in School Social Studies
Favorite Tradition
Dream Vacation Backing packing in Europe for a year

Contact Danielle & Dustin

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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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