dear expectant mother
Writing this letter fills me with excitement and emotion. I want to acknowledge the strength and bravery you are demonstrating by considering adoption for your precious baby. I feel blessed that it has lead us both here. As you go through this process, I’m sure you are filled with many emotions as well. If you choose me as an adoptive parent, I will be there for you, with a listening ear and open communication.
As a teacher, I see many children and families and hope to build mine with many hugs and kisses, learning, and unending love. If you choose me, I will give love and support to your child, and so will my immediate and extended families, school family, and church community. My mom and sisters are almost as excited as I am with this journey. If you choose me, we will all share lessons with your child — lessons about honesty, understanding, faith, laughter, and adventure.
I have a picture in my living room that has a bible verse that states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “...plans to give you hope and a future.” I know this is true for both me, you, and the baby. Know that you are continually in my prayers.
My name is Emily. I grew up in a little rural county in Ohio where I still live today. Growing up, I was constantly with my sisters. We were always playing (or bickering) together and with our cousins. Days that weren’t spent playing house or Barbies were spent playing school. So from a young age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I now teach second graders. I love working with the kiddos and helping them grow. Each day is full of new, exciting adventures. After school, I spend my time reading, crafting, and spending time with my family. We have always been very close and often check in with each other, talk, or go to each other’s houses. On Sundays, after mass, as you can see from my photos, I root for the Steelers.
My Home & Pets
I live in rural Ohio and I have lived here my whole life. Being from the same city where I grew up is special because I know the people around me. I have also gone to the same church I was baptized in and have a great church community. I have recently bought a house. I have always hoped my family would grow, so I bought a good-sized house. It has three bedrooms, a big dining room, and a giant backyard. My house is less than ten minutes from the school. The school is full of caring, dedicated coworkers and friends. My pet hedgehogs travel with me to and from school. They are a unique teaching tool and they’re fun pets (but not cuddly ones!).
My Extended Family
I am the oldest sibling in my family, and I have three younger sisters. I am very close with my family. I spend a lot of my time with my mom and sisters. During the week, at least one day is spent eating supper together at an alternating house. Amanda is two years younger than me and is also a teacher. Allison is five years younger and works at a daycare. As you can see, we are family who loves children. Abby is the baby of the family and she is an ultrasound tech. She is the only one that doesn’t live within 15 minutes of the rest of us, but she still gets a weekly call (or more) from each of us.
My extended family is a big bunch. I have 25 first cousins and more than 50 second cousins. We used to get together on the holidays, but with everyone's’ family growing, it is harder. Now we don’t all get together but parts of us still spend holidays together. Baptisms, First Communions, and graduations continue to bring the whole family together.
What Led Me To Adoption
This will be my first adoption and I am so excited. As a child, I always thought I would grow up, get married, and have children. Even though I am not married, the dream of having children has not changed. I love working with and spending time with my students each day, but it is not the same as having a son or daughter to raise and support. My cousin and his wife recently found out they could not have children and they adopted a brother and sister together. My whole family can’t wait to welcome a new baby into our hearts.
|Favorite Movie||While You Were Sleeping|
|Favorite TV Show||Psych|
|Favorite Subject in School||Reading/Language Arts|
|Favorite Tradition||Spending Time with Family|
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!Return to Waiting Families