We want to start by saying we understand the love and devotion it takes to consider making an adoption plan. Author Bob Goff said “Every unselfish act of love whispers God’s name,” and we truly believe that. We also want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us, and for considering us for the honor of potentially being the parents for your child. You would be making our dream of a family come to fruition.
We pray nightly for you, your baby, and your family. We pray that you find peace and comfort in your decisions. 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 that he or she will always know who you are and the plans you made for him or her.
We hope you were able to get a picture of our love-filled, simple, and extraordinary lives. We look forward to extending that love to you and your baby. We would love a chance to get to know you and your story. We would love the chance to open our hearts to you and your child.
We’re Derek and Ashlee. We met when our worlds collided on Xbox Live in 2010. We married six years ago and have been loving life nonstop. We are best friends that enjoy bringing out each other’s nerdy side. We enjoy traveling. We spend as much time as we can with family and love spending time with our godchildren. Ashlee can normally be found behind her camera pursuing her photography passion, planning some kind of event, or snuggling with our dogs on the couch 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 homes with small children. We love the open concept of our house. We also have a game room. We love the family feeling our neighborhood gives. We’re close to parks, swim classes, kid gyms, and kids sports leagues. We have two dogs, Rogue and Chaos. Rogue is a Reverse-Brindle female Boxer. Chaos is a flashy Brindle male Boxer, and he is a little lover. He’s a momma’s boy who loves to snuggle but lives up to his name when he starts playing. Both dogs are full of energy but are trained well. They can not wait to have a new baby brother or sister to protect and snuggle with.
Our Extended Family
We both have large extended families. When we got married, our families truly combined. We vacation together and spend as much time together as possible. Thanksgiving and Christmas are big holidays in our family. We have three goddaughters and one godson with whom we spend a lot of time.
Ashlee’s family is incredibly close. She talks to her mom every day on our 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 our kitchen. She can’t wait to pass the love of dancing down to an adopted 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. He looks forward to making the same kind of memories with an adopted child.
What Led Us To Adoption
Ashlee was born with a rare condition known as MRKH. Due to this condition, she is unable to conceive. The news of her condition was never a secret, and when asked as a child what she wanted to be when she grew up, the answer was always “a mother.” Derek learned of her condition early in our relationship and responded by saying, “We can adopt!” Adoption was always our hope, and the possibility now fills our hearts with so much joy. Derek has two cousins that were adopted as infants, so we have first-hand experience of how amazing adoption can truly be.
|Favorite Movie||The Avengers|
|Favorite Music Group||Metallica|
|Favorite TV Show||The Flash|
|Favorite Book||Eragon Series|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Tradition||Family Vacations|
|Favorite Movie||Guardians of the Galaxy|
|Favorite Music Group||Alex & Sierra|
|Favorite TV Show||Supernatural|
|Favorite Book||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