dear expectant mother
To a Loving Mother:
How does a person write a letter to someone they hold close to their heart and pray for but have never met? Words don’t seem to fairly describe our admiration for your incredible selflessness and bravery. Thank you for taking a moment to learn about us! We are honored by your consideration.
We have always wanted to grow our family through adoption. It has been close to our hearts as close friends and family have walked this path before us. Then, when we learned our journey to biological children would be unlikely, the call to adoption sounded even stronger. Although we cannot fully understand the difficult decisions and emotions you face, our wish is to support you through this rough terrain. We desire to understand your fears, worries, hopes, and dreams.
If you choose us, we would be honored to be part of this journey with you. Our promise to you is that your child will be surrounded by love. We promise to encourage your child to dream big dreams, to face their fears, and to live life to its fullest. We promise to provide an upbringing in which God is a central figure and the values of kindness, respect, and forgiveness are taught every day. We promise your name will be treasured in our home. Most of all, we promise to give your child a happy, loving, and devoted home.
We pray you feel loved and supported throughout your pregnancy and always. Thank you again.
Andy and Denise
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We are childhood friends who started dating after reconnecting through mutual friends. Andy is patient and dedicated. He is good at including those without many friends so no one ever feels left out. He’s a hard worker and does whatever is needed to get the job done. Andy loves teaching our nieces and nephews anything from pounding nails to building paper airplanes. He works as a woodworker, building custom cabinets and furniture, and as a finish carpenter. He spends his free time playing hockey, camping, or at the lake. Denise is gentle natured, thoughtful, and always up for an adventure. She loves animals and exploring. Her hobbies include camping, rollerblading, volleyball, painting, and playing the violin. Denise works as a nurse at a local clinic. Together we love spending time with family, hiking with our dogs, and playing games at home. We also enjoy planning and working on home renovation projects.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a spacious, ranch-style home nestled in the midst of a beautiful valley. Our three-bedroom, two-bathroom home sits on nearly one and a half acres in a quiet neighborhood minutes from city limits and blocks from the local elementary school. We're surrounded by hiking trails, lakes, and views of mountains. Our two German shepherds, Nyla and Diesel, enjoy these local attractions as well as running through our open yard. With Andy’s carpentry experience and Denise’s love for design, we are excited to continue home updates and expansion plans.
Our Extended Family
We're blessed to be surrounded by large extended families both locally and out of state. Our siblings live locally (some as close as one mile away), and other family members are spread out between the western U.S. states as well as Finland. Both our families are very close and supportive of one another. We regularly connect beyond state borders and are always looking for reasons to get together. We try to gather as a whole on holidays, especially during Christmas and Thanksgiving. These festive holiday gatherings are moments we look forward to sharing with a new family member as well.
What Led Us To Adoption
We were raised in large and caring families. With each new brother or sister, love multiplied. It was only natural for us to want a family of our own. While infertility hasn't allowed for biological children, we’re overjoyed with the opportunity to grow our family through adoption. As a young girl, Denise often marveled at her cousin’s adoptive family. She learned then that blood doesn't make a family—love does. We are excited at the thought of our nieces and nephews having another playmate, friend, and cousin. We rejoice when we consider how blessed we’d be to have the love in our home multiplied by the addition of a little one.
|Favorite Food||Mexican-style foods|
|Favorite Book||There are too many|
|Favorite Subject in School||Geography|
|Favorite Tradition||Family time during the holidays|
|Dream Vacation||Hiking Switzerland or touring Thailand|
|Favorite Book||Vince Flynn series|
|Favorite Subject in School||Mathematics|
|Favorite Tradition||Summer camping|
|Dream Vacation||Exploring Alaska|
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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!
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!