First, we admire the strength, courage, and selflessness that is required to consider adoption for your child. The emotions birth-families experience in the adoption process are certainly not lost on us, and we hope to ease some of your anxiety, if you choose us, by working with you to create an adoption plan that makes everyone happy and comfortable. We also hope that during this difficult time you find peace and comfort knowing there are many families (like ours) who would be overjoyed and eternally grateful to be able to bring a child into their lives.
We cannot express how thankful we are that you are taking the time to consider us as the parents of your child. We want you to know that we are committed to raising your child in a home that is safe, stable, loving, understanding, supportive, and full of laughter and fun. Your child will be loved not only by us, but by grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
We met in 2012 through a mutual friend, and we instantly connected through our love of teaching, adventure, and food. After a year and a half of dating, we got engaged on a trail we liked to hike. A little over a year later, we had a beautiful Christmas wedding at Sarah's grandparents' house with only close family in attendance. Derrick's dad married us, and Sarah's mom read a quote from Jane Eyre (a favorite book of Sarah's) during the ceremony. It was the perfect start to our marriage. Our love, respect, and patience for each other through hardship and happiness has made our marriage rewarding and resilient. We are fortunate to have found each other. Together, we enjoy hiking, camping, traveling, cooking, gardening, and mountain biking. Sometimes just relaxing on the couch and marathoning a movie series or one of our favorite shows is perfect too.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a cozy house on an acre of land in rural Indiana with our sweet pets, Atticus (a Beagle), Bartok (a Pixie-Bob), and Hillie (a Tortie). When we first purchased our home, it was definitely a fixer-upper, but we have put a lot of work into it to make it our own. Our favorite part of our home is our yard, where we not only have a butterfly garden every summer, but also a vegetable garden that provides us with a lot of produce that we are able to preserve and enjoy year-round. We live very close to two state parks and a reservoir, which we visit often to hike with Atticus. When we want to enjoy city life, we visit the nearby college town or our state capital, Indianapolis, which is only about forty minutes away.
Our Extended Family
We are fortunate to enjoy the company of our loving families often. Both of our parents live only twenty minutes away, and both of our siblings live in neighboring communities as well. Sarah has an older half-brother who is married with two young boys. Derrick has a younger sister who is married with a young son. All of Sarah’s grandparents are living and in good health, so we are able to spend a lot of time with them as well.
We enjoy a lot of activities and projects together. Sarah’s grandpa and Derrick are currently in the process of fixing up an old Shasta camper that we hope to camp in once it’s done. Every fall, we get together with Sarah’s grandma and mom to put up corn, green beans, and peaches for the winter months, which has helped us create a lot of special memories. Derrick’s parents often invite us over for amazing home cooked meals, which we are sometimes able to enjoy with Derrick’s sister and cousins as well. Thankfully, both of our families get along great, so we often celebrate holidays together, such as Easter and Thanksgiving. We are lucky to have so many loving family members in our lives.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always imagined a future with children. After losing two pregnancies, Sarah suffered life-threatening complications, landing her in the hospital with internal bleeding. Upon realizing pregnancy was not going to be a safe option, we decided to look into growing our family through adoption. Our belief that love, above all, makes a family made it easy for us to pursue this exciting new path. Furthermore, both of our families have already been touched by adoption. Sarah’s great-grandmother was adopted and Derrick’s sister recently adopted her son. Derrick also has close cousins who adopted their son and are soon becoming foster parents. Adoption gives us hope for a future we want to have, a future with children to love and raise.
|Favorite Food||Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Popcorn|
|Favorite Movie||Jurassic Park, “B” Horror Movies, Old Sci-Fi|
|Favorite Sport||Mountain Biking|
|Favorite Music Group||David Bazan, Beirut, Thrice, Interpol, Older Blues|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office, Star Trek, Finding Bigfoot|
|Dream Vacation||Iceland, Scotland|
|Occupation||English/Language Arts Teacher|
|Favorite Food||Italian, Mediterranean, Chinese, Chocolate|
|Favorite Movie||The Princess Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Harry Potter Series, and The Hunger Games Series.|
|Favorite Holiday||Halloween and Christmas|
|Favorite Music Group||The Beatles, The Black Keys, No Doubt, Fleetwood Mac, The Lumineers|
|Favorite TV Show||Parks and Rec and True Crime Shows|
|Favorite Animal||Owls and Foxes|
|Dream Vacation||Scotland and Greece|
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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