Words cannot begin to express how grateful we are for your brave decision to consider adoption. We are humbled by the possibility to be blessed with the gift of becoming adoptive parents. We cannot fully grasp the weight of your decision and the journey you are embarking on, but we can promise to be a source of support. We are hopeful we will have the chance to build a beautiful relationship with a strong expecting mother, such as yourself. If you choose us, we will always respect your decision in choosing adoption and will be honest with your child to ensure he or she understands the magnitude of your love for them.
Should you chose us to become parents to your baby, we will make it our priority to help him or her grow to be an independent adult who has the confidence and ability to pursue whatever dreams he or she has. We will practice patience and provide guidance. We will listen and encourage creativity. We will protect your child and teach him or her the value of family. Becoming parents again is our biggest dream. We thank you for taking the time to get to know us and for considering us as adoptive parents.
We began dating in 2009. It did not take long to realize we were going to spend forever together. Elizabeth has two daughters, who at that time were aged two and four. Dave took them as if they were his own, with no questions asked. We were married at the St. Louis Zoo with a ceremony including our daughters in 2013.
Elizabeth is a social worker for a non-profit organization. Dave owns an IT company and has the flexibility of working from home. This allows us to be very present for our daughters and future children. We travel as much as possible and place a large value on experiences. Travel gives us the ability to learn about other cultures and places. One of our favorite places to go is Walt Disney World. We try to visit at least once or twice per year.
Our Home & Pets
In 2013 we moved into our six-bedroom, five-bathroom home, which sits on approximately two-and-a-half acres with a pond in the back. We have plenty of room for the kids and dogs to run and play. There are several family homes on our street, located 15 minutes from town, allowing us the luxury of privacy with the community of a neighborhood. Our children attend well-regarded public schools. We are 15 minutes from shopping, entertainment, and hospitals. We have two dogs who are a huge part of our family. Buster is a Basset Hound, and Sky is a Lab mix. Both dogs have been around our girls for the past seven years and are great with children.
Our Extended Family
Elizabeth comes from a large extended family. She grew up in a rural town next door to her grandparents. Elizabeth’s father still lives in her childhood home, and she visits her family often. Each Sunday, her family, including grandparents, uncles, and cousins, ranging in age from 35 to four months, meet at her grandmother's home to share dinner. She has a brother and sister-in-law who have three young children. She also has a stepfather who is a very important part of their lives. Elizabeth’s mother's side of the family also lives close and includes may cousins. We open our home to family members who are traveling through to spend time. Having a large family provides much support and love for a growing family.
Dave comes from a small, intimate family. His family includes his sister, brother-in-law, and their two adult sons, as well as his brother and sister-in-law. Dave’s family plays an active role in their lives, often meeting for dinners or having sleepovers with their daughters.
We consider family to be more than just those who are connected by blood. Family includes many close, longtime friends in our family circle.
What Led Us To Adoption
We knew we wanted to grow our family even before we married. We had discussed the possibility of being blessed by adoption before trying to conceive. After four years of fertility struggles and several doctor’s appointments, it was determined we would not be able to get pregnant. We took some time to breathe and recuperate from the emotional journey we had been on, and we prayed for strength and guidance. We both felt adoption was something we were called to, and we believe adoption will be a blessing to our family. We did a lot of research and reading before stumbling upon Angel Adoption. We instantly knew this was the road for us. We are grateful and humbled by the opportunity to grow our family through adoption.
|Education||Bachelors of Social Work|
|Favorite TV Show||Parenthood|
|Favorite Book||It Ends With Us|
|Favorite Subject in School||English|
|Favorite Tradition||Going to the Zoo on Easter Afternoon|
|Occupation||Self Employed - Information Technology|
|Education||Bachelors of Science in Business Administration|
|Favorite TV Show||Blue Bloods|
|Favorite Book||The Odyssey|
|Favorite Subject in School||History|
|Favorite Tradition||Making Homemade Pizza on New Year’s Eve|
|Dream Vacation||Around the World Cruise|
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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