We would like to start off by saying “thank you.” Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and get to know about us, but most importantly, thank you for choosing adoption for your child. Your love and selflessness for your child is humbling. You are not only giving someone the gift of life but also giving someone else a child to love, and that is an amazing thing.
We cannot begin to understand the path you have been on and the decisions you have had to make. All we can offer is the comfort of knowing we will raise your child in the most nurturing and loving environment possible. We hope through reading our profile you have been able to get a glimpse into our lives and how we plan to raise your child. We look forward to learning more about you as well. We feel that it is very important that your child understand who their birthmother is and where she came from. We have started to write a book titled “your journey to us,” in this book we will document every step leading up to and following our adoption. Your input will be very helpful in making this story complete. We believe that adoption is a collaborative process that is built on trust, understanding, and most importantly love.
In 2008, mutual friends set us up on a blind date. After a few hours of laughing, talking, and laughing some more we realized that we were meant to be. We had so much in common, including strong family values, work ethic, and great friendships. Dave is a musician, since he was a child he was involved with the school band and as an adult in his own Reggae/Rock cover band with friends. While I am not musically inclined, I do enjoy dancing and would always be the first one on the dance floor. We really love having fun together. We enjoy traveling together, whether it be going to Florida to visit family, taking a long car ride, or exploring someplace new. We also make it a point to spend a significant amount of time connecting with nature. We enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. For us, it’s important to connect with the world around you. We also share a passion for cooking. Some may say we are “foodies.” While Dave is a classically trained Chef by trade, I have always enjoyed cooking and hosting events. Together our passion for cooking led us to open our own Food Truck/Catering business in 2016. Dave works for this company full time, while I continue to work as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Rhode Island. We love what we do and look forward to passing down recipes, stories, lessons, and skills to our children someday.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a 3-bedroom 1-bath home in Rhode Island with our 7 year old dog Phoenix. He is a very loving, energetic dog who is great with children. The house we live in was the same house that Kristen grew up in. We have a large back deck with an above ground pool and we share a backyard with Kristen’s grandparents and aunt. We have family next door as well as at the top of our street. We live on a dead end road with many children in the neighborhood. Two of our neighbors have also adopted children. These families also provide support to us in continuing through this journey to grow our family as well as to our child as they are growing up.
Our Extended Family
We were both raised in very similar styles. Both of our parents have been married for over 35 years each. We each have one younger brother who we are very close to. Dave’s brother is expecting his first child in May 2017. Kristen’s brother works full time for our company. We both come from very large extended families with a very close nit group of aunts, uncles and cousins. Our families get along very well and we celebrate many holidays together, extended family as well. My cousins and I have started a rotating monthly “Family Night” dinner, where one cousin will host a dinner party at their home for the rest of the group. Both of our families are very supportive and excited about our journey through adoption. They look forward to help welcome a new member of our family with us!
What Led Us To Adoption
Since we met, we talked about becoming parents. We always discussed adoption as a way to grow our family. We thought we would try for a biological child first, then look to adoption for our second or third child. Through our years of marriage, Dave and I have tried several times to start a family of our own. We have climbed the rungs of the infertility ladder one disappointing, and heartbreaking step at a time. This I believe was supposed to be our journey, it has taught us more about each other, and how we would be as parents. We want to adopt to grow our family. The act of adoption and becoming a parent is exciting and creates a feeling of instant joy among us and our families. Certain freedoms will fade and schedules will fill up to their maximum capacity and beyond. But freedoms will be replaced with life changing responsibilities, and the schedules with bonding, growing, teaching, and learning. Although sleepless nights, and dirty diapers are par for the course, we couldn’t be more excited for this change.
|Occupation||Chef - Owner|
|Education||B.A. - Culinary Management|
|Favorite Music Group||C.C.R.|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Tradition||Cooking Thanksgiving dinner|
|Occupation||Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor|
|Education||M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling|
|Favorite Music Group||Sublime|
|Favorite Subject in School||English|
|Favorite Tradition||Making Christmas cookies|
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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