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Family Type: Traditional Couple
Children: No
Location: PA
Religion: Christian

dear expectant mother

Your decision to potentially choose us as parents for your baby is a courageous, selfless, and challenging decision to make. We have the utmost respect and admiration for you in creating an adoption plan for your baby. We would be honored and blessed to be entrusted with raising your baby. We have always dreamed and desired to have children, and to grow our family. You would be blessing us with an amazing gift of a child, one that we can’t give ourselves.

Your baby would be showered with love, and grow up in a home surrounded by family and friends. Your baby would attend our church, participating in activities with a caring and accepting congregation. He/she would get to experience the outdoors, camping and hiking, and learning about the wonderful nature around us. We would take your baby traveling to experience different parts of our country and the unique cultures that exist within our country. Your baby will go on runs with a running stroller, and enjoy gardening to learn to grow things to eat.

With us being athletic, your baby would be welcome to try sports if he/she desires. We also will introduce him/her to the arts, as we enjoy attending musical and theater productions. We have been collecting children’s books for years, so one day we can read them to a little one.

We are open to a relationship with you, and want your baby to know your story. Thank you for considering us as parents for your baby.

About Us

Elisa is currently a shipping terminal clerk, and previously worked in social services for 10+ years. Dan is a software developer, and has been coaching high school wrestling since we got married. We were best friends before we started dating. Now married for 15+ years, we are still soulmates and partners in life. We believe a stable family is important and being loving examples of caring and compassion. We share many passions and interests, with some including youth ministry, gardening, running, kayaking, and fishing. We also enjoy traveling to state parks/forests and places of historical significance. We have been leaders in our youth group at church since we got married, and are also involved with a local running club. We love to grill in our backyard, have a campfire, and make the things we grow in our garden.

Our Home & Pets

We have a three bedroom ranch with a garden on a little over half an acre of land. We have three cats, each with a unique personality. We have a yard to play in, a large living room, and a basement for a little extra space when needed. Our community has a large park with a lake and lots of playgrounds and areas to go for nature walks or hikes. There are also many other local community parks and playgrounds within an easy drive distance. Our church has youth ministry activities starting at kindergarten and going through to high school. Our local school district is ranked as one of the top academic districts in our state.

Our Extended Family

Elisa’s family includes her father and step-mother, two brothers and a sister, their significant others, four nieces and nephews, and one grandniece. Elisa also has a youth group leader from high school that became a “second mom” when Elisa’s mother died, and considers Elisa a daughter in their family.

Dan has his father and mother, along with a sister, brother-in-law and two nieces. During the Labor Day Holiday Weekend, Dan’s family volunteers their time helping run an amateur baseball tournament.

For Thanksgiving, we travel to visit both sides of the families, staying at their homes, enjoying meals and spending time together laughing, talking and playing games. During the summer, we will spend a couple weekends visiting our “second family” at their home in the woods, and day trips to the lake closeby.

Since travel is a little harder over Christmas, we started a tradition several years ago of sharing a Christmas meal and playing board games on Christmas day with close friends in our area that also have family at a distance.

What Led Us To Adoption

After several years of trying to get pregnant, including several attempts with fertility treatment and a miscarriage, we felt God was telling us adoption was the path for us to have a family. There are families in our social circles that have adopted, including some of the youth in our youth group. We believe that family is who you love and hold in your hearts, not just blood. One of our life mentors is adopted, and he is one of the most positive, encouraging and successful people we know. We have always looked forward to having children. We want to share our life and our love with children as we teach and guide them to be their best, and grow to realize their fullest potential.

Fun Facts

About Elisa
Occupation Shipping terminal clerk
Education Bachelor’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Stuffed peppers
Favorite Movie Overcomer
Favorite Holiday Easter
Favorite TV Show Once Upon a Time
Favorite Book The Dragonriders of Pern
Favorite Subject in School Agriculture
Favorite Activity Campfires
Dream Vacation Safari tour in Australia
About Dan
Occupation Software developer
Education Master’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Steak, wings, homegrown vegetables
Favorite Movie The Hunger Games
Favorite Holiday Easter
Favorite TV Show Deadliest Catch
Favorite Book In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day
Favorite Subject in School Math
Favorite Activity Traveling
Dream Vacation Fishing trip to Alaska

Contact Elisa & Dan

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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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