dear expectant mother
We can only try to comprehend the challenges you faced when coming to the decision to create an adoption plan for your child. Your decision is an act of selflessness, bravery, and true love that many people will never experience. Knowing this, to be chosen by you to raise your child would be an honor and a privilege for us.
We hope to provide you with peace of mind in knowing we will love your baby unconditionally. Your baby will be raised in a home that values family, learning, and pursuing the things they love. Your baby will be provided with the care and nurturing they need to grow into an individual who has big dreams and goals and who is fearless in the face of challenges and adversity. We want to do everything in our power to help your baby reach those dreams and goals, to help them understand the power they have, and to guide them as they walk through all that life has to offer—the good and the bad. We will celebrate their achievements and lift them up when they face disappointments. We will protect your baby and provide a stable and comfortable home for them surrounded by family who love them.
This entire experience is a new adventure for us. We are nervous but also hopeful and excited about the possibility that through adoption, we might be able to grow our family, share in new experiences, and make new memories.
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We met after we were set up on a blind date. Emily traveled across the country to meet Travis in Washington, D.C., for the Army Birthday Ball. It was certainly a leap of faith, but it was clear from the beginning that we had something special between us! Emily is a physical therapist and currently teaches in a PT program at a university. She also just earned another doctorate in education. Travis is a pilot and flies both helicopters and airplanes. He is also in the National Guard. We both love the outdoors and like to spend time hiking, camping, and riding bikes. We both also love traveling, seeing new places, and trying new food—either cooking it ourselves or trying out new places to eat! We recently moved to Michigan from Arizona, so we are looking forward to exploring our new state and seeing its many beautiful features.
Our Home & Pets
We recently moved to Michigan and bought a beautiful home in a safe, peaceful neighborhood. The neighbors are very friendly. Some families have been here for 20 years, while others are younger and recently moved into the neighborhood with small children of their own. The community and the city we live in is younger, with many opportunities for family activities year-round, including community festivals, numerous parks and recreational areas, and different options for education. The community is very safe and inclusive. It reminds us of the communities we lived in as kids—peaceful but not boring! We have two dogs: Lucy and Murphy. Lucy will be 14 years old this year, and Murphy is 11. They are big cuddle bugs and are great around kids!
Our Extended Family
Emily was originally born in Michigan, and therefore a majority of her large extended family lives in the state. Her parents live about two hours away, and frequent weekend trips are made to spend holidays, birthdays, or random weekends together. Emily has two older half siblings, one of whom lives in Michigan and the other in Washington, and a younger brother in Arizona. The extended family (many, many cousins!) has clusters of property and cabins in northern Michigan, so oftentimes holidays and vacations include large gatherings of extended family.
Travis was born and raised in Minnesota. All of his family still live throughout Minnesota; he has two half-brothers, a half-sister, and two nephews. Travis’s teenage daughter, Ava, also lives in Minnesota. While we’re farther away from Ava and the rest of Travis’s family, we communicate regularly and visit as often as possible.
What Led Us To Adoption
We came to the decision to adopt after having difficulty trying to conceive. Even with these difficulties, we were not ready to give up on our dream of parenthood. We wanted to raise a baby together and give that child the opportunities and experiences that we’ve enjoyed as adults but did not get to experience ourselves as children. For us, now is the right time in our lives to provide love and support to a child through adoption and to fulfill our dream of raising a child together. We have friends who have adopted, and we have seen how it makes their family complete. That completeness is something we hope to achieve through adoption.
|Occupation||Physical therapist, professor|
|Education||Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Education in Health Professions|
|Favorite Hobby||Hiking, camping|
|Favorite Movie||Boondock Saints|
|Favorite TV Show||Grey’s Anatomy, Dateline|
|Favorite Book||The Catcher in the Rye, Harry Potter series|
|Favorite Subject in School||Anatomy|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas decorating during Thanksgiving weekend|
|Dream Vacation||Ireland, New Zealand|
|Favorite Food||Steak and veggies|
|Favorite Hobby||Hiking, camping, cars|
|Favorite Movie||Top Gun|
|Favorite TV Show||Yellowstone|
|Favorite Book||Pillars of the Earth|
|Favorite Subject in School||German|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas tree hunting|
|Dream Vacation||New Zealand/Australia|
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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!
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!