dear expectant mother
We want to start by saying we can never understand what you are going through or what you may be feeling, but should you choose us, we would love to be a support system for you in any way you are comfortable. We want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us and for considering us for the honor of being parents to your child.
We want you to know we pray nightly for you, your baby, and your extended family. We pray that you find peace and comfort in your decision. We think the journey to complete our family is a beautiful one and, if you choose us, we will share our story with your child so he or she will always know who you are and the plans you made for him or her.
We hope you are able to get a picture of our lives and little insight to who we are as a family. We look forward to extending our love to you and your baby. We would love a chance to get to know you and your story, and we can’t wait to open our hearts and lives to you.
We’re Derek and Ashlee, and we met when our worlds collided on Xbox Live in 2010. We married in 2012 and have been living life to the fullest ever since. We are truly each other’s best friends. We enjoy traveling and experiencing new things together, and we spend as much time as we can with family and love spending time with our four godchildren. Ashlee can normally be found behind her camera pursuing her passion for photography, planning some kind of event, or snuggling with our dogs on the couch while watching her favorite show. Derek can be found working on his car, watching sports, or playing with the dogs. Derek is a machinist for a national company, and Ashlee is a receiving supervisor for a supply company. Because we both work full-time jobs, we take every moment we can in the evenings and the weekends to spend time doing things together.
Our Home & Pets
Our home is on a cul-de-sac and surrounded by friendly neighbors with small children. We love the open concept of our house: it has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a game room. We’re close to parks, swim classes, kid gyms, and kids’ sports leagues. We have three boxers, named Opie, Rogue, and Chaos. They are full of energy and love meeting new people. We look forward to seeing how they will blossom with having a new sibling.
Our Extended Family
We both have large extended families. When we got married, our families truly combined. We also have three goddaughters and one godson, with whom we spend a lot of time. Our families all vacation together and spend as much time together as possible. Thanksgiving and Christmas are big holidays in our family, too.
Ashlee’s family is incredibly close. She talks to her mom every day on her way home from work, her brother comes by a few times a week, and she texts with her dad all the time. Her family is so excited at the prospect of us starting our family through adoption. Her fondest memory as a child is her mom teaching her how to two-step in their kitchen. She can’t wait to pass the love of dancing down to her future child.
Derek has always been very close to his family. Growing up with his sister meant he always had a friend. He talks to his parents at least once a day. Growing up, his family spent a lot of time at the race track watching his uncle race. They also took family vacations as often as possible. He looks forward to making the same kind of memories with his own growing family.
What Led Us To Adoption
From the beginning of our relationship, we knew we wanted to have a family together. We weren’t quite sure at first how we wanted to grow our family, but Ashlee is unable to conceive, so we knew biological children weren’t an option. Derek has two cousins who were adopted as infants and Ashlee has an uncle who was also adopted as an infant. This was how the adoption discussion started. Realizing that adoption was already part of our family, and having experience and knowledge of all that encompasses adoption, made us feel we would be uniquely prepared to raise an adopted child.
|Favorite Movie||The Avengers|
|Favorite Music Group||Metallica|
|Favorite TV Show||The Flash|
|Favorite Book||The Eragon Series|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Tradition||Family Vacations|
|Favorite Movie||Guardians of the Galaxy|
|Favorite Music Group||Maroon 5|
|Favorite TV Show||Supernatural|
|Favorite Book||The House of Night Series|
|Favorite Subject in School||History|
|Favorite Tradition||Nontraditional Meals at Christmas|
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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