dear expectant mother
Words will never be able to express our gratitude to you. We will also never pretend to understand what you are going through or how difficult this decision must be. However, there are a few things that we can guarantee. You will always be an angel on earth to us. Our hero. You will have our support whenever you need it. We will be honest and upfront with you. We will be open and respectful of your wishes. Your baby will be loved unconditionally. We will make sure they have every opportunity to be whomever they want to be and experience whatever they want to experience. We will raise your baby to be compassionate, kind, caring, responsible, fun, and generous and to enjoy life to the fullest.
We are looking forward to including your baby in all our family traditions and activities—having big birthday celebrations with all their friends and family, helping with all the Christmas decorations, camping and playing outside, collecting the eggs from the chickens, and harvesting the fruits and vegetables out of the garden, among many, many other things! We want to thank you for taking the time to review our profile and look forward to getting to know you if that is what you choose. We are so excited to go through this journey with you.
We are both in the field of conservation law enforcement. We met at work and began dating shortly after we met. Duane asked Nakia to marry him after only three weeks, and we have been married for 10 years. We are best friends who enjoy being around each other and are very active. Duane is outgoing, fun, smart, spontaneous, and talkative and has an awesome sense of humor. Nakia is outgoing, fun, strong, confident, organized, compassionate, kind, and always up for an adventure. We both love being outside and enjoy spending time with our families. We spend the summers at the lake camping, at the beach, and grilling. We love to garden and sit on the porch watching the chickens in the yard. In the winter, we enjoy skiing, hiking, building wood projects in our shop, and movie nights with the family watching the latest movies.
Our Home & Pets
We live in rural Arkansas on five acres. A small creek runs through the middle of the property, with our four-bedroom, three-bath log home at the back of the property. We raise a garden each year and have a large chicken coop with about 30 chickens. We have a dog, Catherine, and a cat named Kat. Although we live in a rural area, we are only 20 minutes away from one of the largest cities in Arkansas. There are parks with playgrounds and trains, museums, water parks, and many other family-oriented activities to do with your child. We are only 10 minutes from a small town that has one of the best school districts in the state.
Our Extended Family
Our family is adventurous, and we love spending time together. We are a military family. Duane is a veteran of the Marine Corps, and our son Dillon has followed in his dad’s footsteps and is currently serving. Nakia loves to cook, and we have dinner at the table each night; you cannot wear a hat or have a device, but shirts are required, ha ha (rules for our boys).
Holidays and birthdays are always an event at our home, but Christmas is a huge event! We decorate both inside and out, and we have neighbors who look forward to our outdoor decorations and many who drive up to see all our lights.
We have a large extended family that we are very close to. Nakia has two brothers, and Duane has two sisters. We spend holidays, birthdays, and vacations together. We routinely visit our extended family, and they also come stay with us too. They are very supportive and excited about adding a new member to the family to love, care for, and spoil.
What Led Us To Adoption
We always knew that we wanted to start a family together. Duane brought two boys into the relationship, and even though these two boys are sons to Nakia, we also wanted to add to our family. Our journey to have a child began with both of us needing surgery. After several years of unsuccessful infertility treatments, we decided having a child naturally was not in God’s plan. We then fostered children but felt led to adopt. We have several friends and family members who have also adopted. Now that our boys are older and we have all our time to give to a baby, we realize that adoption has been God’s plan all along. We are very excited about the opportunity to add to our family.
|Occupation||Conservation law enforcement|
|Favorite Hobby||Woodworking, yard work, building projects|
|Favorite Movie||The Avengers series|
|Favorite Music Group||Reba McEntire|
|Favorite TV Show||The Andy Griffith Show|
|Favorite Book||Lone Survivor|
|Favorite Tradition||Thanksgiving dinner|
|Favorite Animal||Bald eagle|
|Occupation||Conservation law enforcement|
|Favorite Hobby||Cooking, yoga, gardening, reading books|
|Favorite Movie||Sweet Home Alabama|
|Favorite Music Group||George Strait|
|Favorite TV Show||Friends|
|Favorite Book||To Kill a Mockingbird|
|Favorite Tradition||Fourth of July fireworks|
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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