We can’t even begin to imagine how incredibly difficult the decision you are considering is. Your courage, resolve, and selflessness in considering an adoption plan for your precious child is amazing. Take comfort in knowing that we would welcome your baby into our family with open arms and love him or her unconditionally. If you choose us as adoptive parents, your child would be an amazing gift that we would never take for granted.
If you choose us, we promise to offer your child an amazing world of friends and family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who also cannot wait to embrace a new bundle of joy. We will provide the best education through schools and loving-life lessons. We will take your child on wonderful trips around the country and throughout the world. We will help him or her understand what it means to be part of a team through sports and activities. We will encourage him or her to be who he or she wants to be. We will support your child every second of every day.
We thank you so much for taking the time to read a little bit about us. No matter what your decision may be, know that we are praying for you as you make this decision for the future of your child.
Dayna is the Manager of Training & Development for a family-owned manufacturing company where the majority of her responsibility is to train employees in sales and leadership skills. She has been in the Training and Development field for over 14 years.
Brad works in the IT industry as a Solution Architect. He works on designing server and storage solutions for corporations and government entities. After years in management and sales, he went back to school to pursue a career in IT. He has now been working in IT for about four years.
We met online shortly after Dayna moved back to the Chicago suburbs from Atlanta. We clicked right away after realizing how much we had in common: our strong family values, arguing about who is funnier, our passion for Chicago sports teams, and our mutual disgust of mayonnaise! We were engaged only four months after meeting and we married a little over a year and a half later.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a large but quiet suburban neighborhood, kitty-corner from a great park. There are kids of all ages who play in the park every day after school and wait for the ice cream man to come by in the summer. Our neighborhood is home to one of the state’s top-rated elementary schools and it’s only a short walk away from our home. We look forward to going on fun hikes and bike rides along the paths that fill our neighborhood. We can’t wait to attend “movie nights” in the park during the summer. There are always popular family movies playing on a giant inflatable screen while the children dance and play around!
We have the most amazing dog, Wrigley, our ten-year-old mixed-breed rescue. He is great with all of our nieces and nephews, who enjoy playing with him when they come over to visit. It doesn’t matter if we are going for long walks around the neighborhood or snuggling on the couch, he is always by our sides.
Our Extended Family
Dayna is the second oldest of four girls. Her sisters are her best friends and she is incredibly thankful for these close relationships. Two of her sisters are married and live within 30 minutes of us. Her youngest sister currently lives just outside Dallas, Texas. Dayna’s sisters have given us four hilarious nephews and two adorable nieces. Dayna’s Mom lives within walking distance and can’t wait to help babysit! We lost Dayna’s Dad in 2011, but we know he is smiling down on us and is overjoyed at our decision to adopt.
Brad is the oldest of four children. He has two brothers and a ”baby” sister. All of his siblings are married and live within an hour of our home. Brad gets to see his brothers daily since they all work for the same company. We see his sister often. She is expecting her first baby, a boy, in June of 2018. He will join our beautiful one-year-old niece. Both of Brad’s parents are retired and have embraced grandparent-mode. They enjoy spoiling everyone with their love and kindness.
Both sides of our family get along great! We enjoy hosting everyone together many times a year for holidays and BBQ’s. Our entire collective family is thrilled we are adopting and can’t wait to welcome a little one into our lives!
What Led Us To Adoption
We started discussing children early in our relationship and always desired to have a family of our own. After years of trying to have a child naturally, we eventually sought the assistance of a fertility specialist. Working with the doctors for over year, we discovered that it would be highly unlikely we would ever have a biological birth. We took our time to talk to many people who have been touched by adoption and were positively impacted by their stories. Together, we decided this is the right path for us to start our family!
|Occupation||Manager of Training & Development|
|Favorite Hobby||Photography, Making Candles|
|Favorite Movie||The Breakfast Club|
|Favorite Music Group||Jason Mraz|
|Favorite TV Show||Friends, This is Us|
|Favorite Activity||BBQ’s, Watching Kids’ Sports|
|Occupation||IT Solution Specialist|
|Favorite Hobby||Video Games|
|Favorite Movie||Top Gun, Star Wars|
|Favorite Music Group||Beatles|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office|
|Favorite Activity||Attending Sporting Events|
|Dream Vacation||Tour of Europe|
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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