dear expectant mother
We are so grateful to be here. We know this isn’t exactly the norm to most people, but adoption is the norm for us. Both of us have experienced adoption in our everyday lives. Jena was adopted by her father in middle school, and Enguerrand’s mother was adopted as a newborn. Between the two of us, we also have eight additional family members who have been welcomed into our family because of adoption. For an expectant mother, considering adoption is an incredibly courageous, brave, and selfless act.
As parents, we want to raise kind and humble people. Our goal is to make our children proud of themselves, as well as others around them. He or she will have loving parents and the best two older sisters a kid could ask for. Your baby will be the center of our world. Your baby will always feel like he or she belongs in our family because, adopted or blood, they are our family.
Before you scroll through the rest of our profile and photos, we want to take a moment and thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We want you to know we already have something very important in common: We all want the very best for your baby. You will always be your baby’s first mommy, and he or she will know that from the moment they are able to understand.
We met the old-fashioned way: on the internet. We met at a casual restaurant and ended up talking for hours. Since that day, we have been inseparable. Blending our lives was the easiest decision because it just fit. It was effortless to fill in each other’s life gaps. We balance each other but keep each other grounded. We have two daughters, who are seven and 17 years old, from Jena’s previous marriage. Molly and PeytonJane can’t wait to welcome a new sibling to the family. We are a goofy, happy, easygoing family who balance each other out; Enguerrand is more of a planner, but Jena tends to be more spontaneous. Our favorite way to spend time together is gardening. We also love spending time with our friends and family, whether it’s trying a new restaurant, exploring Northern California’s great outdoors, or just staying in.
Our Home & Pets
Two years ago, we decided to move four hours away in Northern California to be closer to family and nature. Our house is in a quiet neighborhood where children can play safely in the street. As you can see in the pictures, we have quite a few pets. We have two horses, two dogs, three cats, a bird, four ball pythons, and fishes. The kids just love animals…but even more, Jena loves animals. We do a big camping trip once a year with our family and take one big vacation each year. Each summer, our nieces come to stay with us for two weeks, and the girls swim to their hearts’ content. We love to be at home, have family and friends over, garden, and spend time with our kids and pets.
Our Extended Family
With adoption being such a normal part of both of our families, our families are so excited and supportive of our journey. Jena is one of 11, and Enguerrand is one of three. We live the closest to Jena’s grandparents, cousins, and some siblings. Enguerrand’s family lives in France, where he was born and raised. He visits once each year, and Enguerrand’s family visits every few years.
If you choose us, your baby will definitely be bilingual as well as hold dual citizenship to the USA and France. With a big family, there is always someone to talk to and someone to play with. There is always love and support whenever we need it…and even if we don’t. Both of our families are very humble. We are very lucky to have such kind, supportive, generous friends and family. We have both been given great examples of how to be kind people.
What Led Us To Adoption
After years of infertility, we both decided the best decision to fulfill our dreams of having a child together was adoption. We were given many options for fertility treatments, but nothing felt right until we explored adoption. We just knew this was for us and this was how we were meant to become parents together.
|Occupation||Business owner: beauty supplies|
|Education||Master’s degree (Engineering & MBA)|
|Favorite Food||Spaghetti carbonara|
|Favorite Hobby||Bicycling, classic car restoration|
|Favorite Movie||The Fugitive, James Bond movies|
|Favorite Holiday||Christmas Eve|
|Favorite Music Group||Jet|
|Favorite TV Show||It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Top Gear|
|Favorite Book||Le Malade Imaginaire, Molière|
|Favorite Subject in School||Philosophy|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas Eve dinner|
|Occupation||Business owner: beauty supplies|
|Education||Some college, cosmetology license|
|Favorite Food||Fresh market salad|
|Favorite Hobby||Craft, gardening, Disney travel|
|Favorite Movie||About Time, Bridesmaids, 50 First Dates|
|Favorite Sport||Horseback riding|
|Favorite Music Group||Sublime, Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert|
|Favorite TV Show||Friends, Family Guy, The Kardashians|
|Favorite Book||Darcy Coates books, Twilight series|
|Favorite Subject in School||Art|
|Favorite Tradition||Disneyland with the family|
|Dream Vacation||Disney cruise around the world|
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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