dear expectant mother
There are no words to explain how thankful we are for you considering us to love the baby you love so much. Thank you for taking the time to read about our family and learn a little bit about who we are. We feel honored to be considered. Our hearts break with you as you go through what must be your most difficult decision. Our home is a happy one yet one that still feels like someone is missing. We are so excited to share our lives with another child. There is so much we can offer a child: unconditional love, patience, humor, emotional and financial support, and the opportunity to attend incredible schools and college. We know what having a child will be like and are thrilled to take this next step together.
Not every moment will be spent playing ball in the yard, reading Magic Treehouse books, coloring Easter eggs, or singing karaoke, but plenty of them will be. There will also be spelling words at the kitchen island, late-night fevers, hurt feelings, and, sometimes, the need for a time out. We want all those moments and more. Please know we pray for you every day. We pray for you to be healthy and to find peace in your decision. If you choose us, we will provide the best life possible for your child—one that’s safe and happy with every opportunity possible.
With our deepest respect,
Dayna and Leonard
Leonard is a physical therapist, and Dayna is an operations manager. We dated for two years then got married a little over three years ago in Mexico on the beach. We took it slowly, but we knew early on that our relationship was what we’d both been waiting for and we wanted to experience life together. We complement each other well as we both bring something different to the relationship, but we share the same values, hopes, and dreams. We value working hard, staying healthy, and being a person of character, which we try to do for ourselves and instill in our kids. We love being outdoors together, spending time in the mountains, or traveling to new places. We feel the world has so much to offer, so we make it a priority to see as much of it as possible.
Our Home & Pets
Our home is a cheerful, four-bedroom, ranch-style home in Florida with a large backyard. We enjoy sports with the kids, a garden, and a grill, plus we like to play fetch with our three lovable dogs. There is an expansive park within walking distance with a playground, splash pad, walking track, and sports fields. The entire family stays active doing things together like board games, movies, reading, bike rides, running, or flag football. Leonard’s parents live close by, and they have a large pool. There are so many beaches nearby to snorkel, boogie board, build sandcastles, and bury each other in the sand. Walking on the beach is a peaceful end to a perfect day.
Our Extended Family
Leonard’s parents moved to Florida to be closer to their grandkids a few years ago, so it has been a blessing to have family nearby to spend time with regularly, especially during the holidays. Leonard’s family goes fishing every year together in the summer. They enjoy celebrating Japanese New Year with traditional fish dishes like sushi. Dayna’s family lives in Washington and Colorado. Dayna’s family loves to celebrate holidays. They have large get-togethers when she goes home to visit or when they come visit us in Florida.
On Christmas, we enjoy our traditions of buying a new ornament for the tree, listening to Christmas music as we hang the ornaments together, making cookies, and hanging up stockings for our family…even our dogs. We leave cookies and milk out for Santa so that he won’t get hungry. A new tradition we started is an annual trip to somewhere we have never been before so we can see more of the world. We are excited to pass on these existing traditions but also create new ones as our family grows. Everyone is incredibly supportive of our adoption process and cannot wait to meet the new baby.
What Led Us To Adoption
From a young age, Dayna knew that in order to grow her family, adoption would be the way. Leonard has two children from a previous marriage. Raising Leonard’s kids together has been a huge blessing, and we would love to have the opportunity to open our hearts and home to another child. We love being parents and see the impact unconditional love and support have on our children’s lives. We’ve also learned each child needs something different from a parent. We always strive to provide each child what they need and support them in their own pursuits and interests as each child is unique. We are looking forward to continuing this journey as parents.
|Favorite Hobby||Fostering kittens|
|Favorite Music Group||Lady Gaga|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office|
|Favorite Book||Where the Red Fern Grows|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Tradition||Making desserts for Thanksgiving|
|Dream Vacation||New Zealand/Australia|
|Favorite Hobby||Lifting weights at the gym|
|Favorite Sport||Mixed martial arts|
|Favorite Music Group||Linkin Park|
|Favorite TV Show||Breaking Bad|
|Favorite Book||Can’t Hurt Me|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Tradition||Making holiday meals with family|
|Dream Vacation||Backpack around Asia|
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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