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Location: IL
Religion: Catholic

dear expectant mother

Although we have never met, we already know the love that you have for your baby. Your courageous consideration of an adoption plan shows that you are a strong mother. You are already looking out for your child’s best interest and you’re putting your baby’s priorities first.

We hope you feel God's love and have peace in whatever decision you make. If you choose us, we promise to love your child unconditionally and give him or her every opportunity to turn his or her dreams into reality. We will raise your baby in a family filled with learning, laughter, and above all else, love. We are on this journey together and we promise to be as open with you as you want. We look forward to meeting and spending time with you, if you choose us. Thank you for taking the time to read our profile and for giving us the opportunity to share our story with you.

About Us

Our story is a modern-day romance. We took a chance with online dating and met through eHarmony. The rest is a wonderful love story. We’re each other’s best friend, and together we are the perfect team.

Doug is a civil engineer and soon-to-be-retired officer in the Army National Guard. He is humble, empathetic, and makes family his top priority. When he's not coaching the neighborhood girls’ soccer team or explaining “how things work,” he can be found playing Barbies, house, or checkers with our daughter and her friends.

Karen is a dental hygienist. After having our daughter, she became a stay-at-home mom. She is loving, kind, and always ready to help others. With our daughter attending school, she now works part-time, which gives her the opportunity to volunteer at our daughter’s school, make crafts, and cook healthy meals.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a four-bedroom house with a fenced-in backyard, complete with flower and vegetable gardens and kids play set. Our home backs up to a forest preserve with many walking trails and picnic areas that offer a great way to explore nature. We are nestled in a quiet community with a neighborhood pool and lots of young families that get together monthly for theme parties, karaoke, and kid movies. There are several playgrounds, stores, and an ice cream shop within walking distance. An award-winning local grade school is just down our street. We have a three-year-old Irish Doodle that’s as sweet as a teddy bear! He’s hypoallergenic and doesn’t shed. He’s a big hit with the kids in the neighborhood.

Our Extended Family

Karen’s parents have passed away, but she has a brother, aunt, and cousins that she’s close with. They live in Michigan, and we visit them a few times a year for family outings and to continue our holiday traditions. Doug’s parents live 30-minutes away and are proactive grandparents who are always willing to lend a helping hand. They never miss an opportunity, big or small, to spend time with us. Doug has one sister with whom he’s very close. Her family (as well as Doug's aunts, uncles, and cousins) lives a couple hours away in Wisconsin. We spend most holidays with Doug’s parents and his sister, which usually results in all-night marathon game playing and family sleepovers. Some of our favorite family traditions are spent hiking and camping at various beautiful state parks. What our family lacks in size, we make up for in love. Each morning when Doug leaves for work he kisses us goodbye and we do a “family hug.” When our dog sees us hugging, he howls and runs around us until we let him into the hug center. He’s just as loving as the rest of us!

What Led Us To Adoption

A couple years after we had our daughter, we were excited to be pregnant again. But we had a miscarriage very early in the pregnancy. After trying to conceive naturally without success, we decided God had a different plan for us. We both wanted to adopt as a means of adding to our family, and we were excited to learn that each of us had envisioned adopting before we were married. We have several friends and an uncle who have adopted children, so we’ve seen first-hand what a wonderful experience it can be.

Fun Facts

About Doug
Occupation Civil Engineer / Army Officer
Education Bachelor’s Degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Pizza, BBQ
Favorite Hobby Woodwork / Building
Favorite Movie Fletch / Lord of the Rings Movies
Favorite Sport Baseball / Football
Favorite Music Group Fleetwood Mac / U2 / Smashing Pumpkins
Favorite Activity Hiking / Game Night
Favorite Tradition Camping / Family Vacations
Dream Vacation Skiing in the Alps
About Karen
Occupation Dental Hygienist
Education Bachelor’s Degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Italian
Favorite Hobby Cooking / Crafts / Travel
Favorite Movie Coco
Favorite Sport Football / Soccer
Favorite Music Group Top 40 / Country
Favorite Activity Popcorn and Movie Night
Favorite Tradition Home Cooked Meals
Dream Vacation Australia / New Zealand

Contact Doug & Karen

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Choose a Family for
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!

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