dear expectant mother
You are filled with incredible love for your baby. We admire you and want to thank you for your courage as you consider us to share in loving your child. We would be extremely honored to be the parents of your baby. The gift you would be giving us in your selfless choice brings us unending joy.
It is our belief God has led us to adoption, and we are praying daily for you and your baby. We pray you will be filled with peace about finding the right family for your baby. We also pray your baby will always be surrounded by love and care and will grow to be as strong and brave as you are. We are open to whatever relationship you would like to have with your baby. We will share your story with your child and how thankful we are to be blessed by your choice.
We are committed to raising your child with unconditional love, joy, and peace. We will encourage your child, teach them about God, and be proud of what makes them unique. As we are teachers and often express ourselves through music and drama, we place a high value on creativity, community, and growing through learning and curiosity. We hope to nurture a sense of wonder and adventure as we fill a lifetime with priceless memories. We can’t thank you enough for considering us to partner with you and your child.
We met at a summer swing dance in a park, with a jazz band playing in the background as we danced together for the first time. John still remembers the first moment he saw Elizabeth walking toward him. We had so much in common; it was the perfect fit! We are both teachers; John teaches middle school, and Elizabeth teaches elementary. We both enjoy spending quality time with our family and friends, and most importantly, we both love Jesus. We have now been married for almost five years. We share our passions of music and theater, traveling the world, and opening our home to our families and friends, especially to play games and share meals. We like cooking with each other, going for runs, and reading, although usually very different books. We’ve been looking forward to growing our family and are so excited it’s finally happening!
Our Home & Pets
We live in a cute home in a quiet and family-friendly town in Illinois. Our home has three bedrooms, an office, two bathrooms, a fully finished basement, and a garden in the backyard. When we bought our house, it brought us joy imagining how the rooms could be used as children’s bedrooms, playrooms, and places for our children to create and learn. There is a park next door and many conveniences within walking distance, such as a recreation center, library, and train station. We love that our community offers so many children’s programs and activities. Many of our friends live nearby with their own small children. There are several young families in the neighborhood, and our church is close by, with a wonderful children’s program.
Our Extended Family
John grew up in Illinois as the youngest of five, including a twin! We love that most of John’s family lives nearby. We have frequent gatherings and have started celebrating all the birthdays of the month at once as there are so many all together, especially with ten nieces and nephews!
Elizabeth grew up in China with a family that enjoyed making simple things into big traditions and creating community in diversity. Elizabeth’s family is now more spread out across the whole country, but we love visiting her parents and her brothers’ families. Some of our favorite memories are when all of Elizabeth’s family have traveled to be together for holidays or just because we miss each other.
We also have a close group of friends we regard as family. When we get together, we enjoy studying the Bible, singing songs, trying new recipes, reading plays, and sharing holidays and celebrations. We are blessed to have a wonderful group of people in our lives who support us through life’s struggles and joys. Everyone on both sides of the family is excited for us to adopt! We have all been praying for a child wherever he or she may be.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always wanted to raise a family together, and we love children. Adoption is something we have wanted to be a part of since the beginning of our relationship. We have many friends who have adopted, and we have seen through them how special it can be to welcome adopted children into a family. We always imagined adoption would be a later part of our family’s story; however, we have been unable to conceive for a few years. As challenging as that can be, it does provide us with the chance to adopt sooner than we originally thought, which also brings us so much joy.
|Favorite Food||Thai curry|
|Favorite Movie||Ever After|
|Favorite Music Group||Broadway musicals|
|Favorite TV Show||Parks and Recreation|
|Favorite Book||The Bible, Pride and Prejudice, the Harry Potter series|
|Favorite Activity||Escape rooms|
|Dream Vacation||Relaxing on the beach|
|Occupation||Middle school music teacher|
|Favorite Movie||The Lord of the Rings|
|Favorite Music Group||Nickel Creek, The Decemberists, Bob Dylan|
|Favorite TV Show||The Good Place|
|Favorite Book||The Bible, Tipping Point, Crime and Punishment|
|Favorite Activity||Board game night|
|Dream Vacation||Hiking in the mountains|
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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