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dear expectant mother

We are so honored that you are considering us to raise your baby. We have wanted to grow our family and we are thrilled to be on this adoption journey.

We want you to know first and foremost that we are here for you, and that we are thinking about you and your baby every day. Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your precious child.

A few years ago, we were blessed with the birth of our son. We have always wanted to have two children. After a year of unsuccessful fertility treatments, we realized something. We have always spoken about adoption and how happy we would be to adopt. We knew this was our path.

Your baby will be loved each and every day. Kimberly is the kindest mother, her soft hugs will comfort your baby. Erling will sing your baby to sleep. Our son is going to be a great big brother. He can’t wait to show your baby his toys and to play together.

Again, thank you so much for considering us as adoptive parents of your child. It is truly a blessing that you are even reading this letter. If you choose us, we cannot wait to welcome your baby into our home and extend our love.

About Us

We are Kimberly and Erling. We are a loving couple that enjoys every moment together. We are best friends. Both of us think that the other is the funniest person in the world.

Kimberly is the rock. She is the most energetic and positive person that Erling has ever met. It’s a mystery to Erling how she runs a household, is great at her job, and is an amazing mother all at the same time. Kimberly is the VP of Operations/Managing Partner for one of the most successful restaurant groups in Chicago.

Erling brings laughter and life to each day. He is passionate and determined to be the best for his family and himself, proving success in both work, friendships, and love. Erling is chef/owner of an artisanal restaurant in Chicago.

Two-and-a-half years ago we welcomed our son and he has brought great joy into our lives.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a beautiful single family home in Chicago. The main living space of our home is centered around our kitchen. We love to cook together as a family and laugh together around the dinner table. We have a large deck and backyard. One of Erling’s favorite things to do is garden. If you choose us, he and your child will enjoy mornings digging in the dirt and planting flowers.

The neighborhood we live in is super-diverse and art-focused. It’s full of restaurants and shops. We love going out to dinner and will always try new places with your child. Our neighborhood is also full of great parks. We go on long walks around the neighborhood as much as we can.

Our Extended Family

We have a ton of family right here in Chicago!

Kimberly’s brothers, sister-in-law, and their three children live right by us in the same area of town. They live in a house with a large vegetable garden and chickens in their backyard. We hang out a lot, most of the time on Sundays with pizza while the kids run around. We spend all holidays together. The Easter egg hunt is crazy each year. Every Christmas, the girls go to high tea together and all of the family comes together to decorate gingerbread houses.

Erling’s Dad and Stepmom live about a half block from all the fun in the city. They have a stunning old red stone house that they have spent the last 40 years making perfect. It is every kid’s dream house, full of lots of tiny rooms with cool stuff in each and every one of them. We have tons of family traditions, most of which revolve around food. Our favorite by far is Thanksgiving when Erling and his Dad cook a feast for about 35 people. Our favorite days are random summer days when we head up to their house, light up the grill, and enjoy a meal together.

What Led Us To Adoption

We have have been outspoken proponents of adoption ever since we started talking seriously about having a family together. One of the most amazing women in Erling’s life, his sous chef of eight years, is adopted. Erling and his sous chef talked frequently about how thankful she was for her adopted parents. We have always wanted to have two children. We both believe that children deserve to have a sibling to go through life with. Our son is a wonderful and kind soul, and we want him to have a brother or sister. We also know that we still have so much more love to give. We can’t wait to have another child to love and care for.

Fun Facts

About Erling
Occupation Executive Chef and Partner at an Artisanal restaurant
Education Bachelor Degree at University of Notre Dame
Race Caucasian/Chinese
Favorite Movie Good Will Hunting
Favorite Holiday Thanksgiving
Favorite Music Group Bruce Springsteen
Favorite TV Show The West Wing
Favorite Book The Great Gatsby
Favorite Subject in School History
Favorite Activity Family Road Trips
Dream Vacation Scotland
About Kimberly
Occupation VP of Operations/Managing Partner
Education Bachelor Degree at University of Illinois at Chicago
Race Caucasian
Favorite Movie Dirty Dancing
Favorite Holiday Thanksgiving
Favorite Music Group Prince
Favorite TV Show This Is Us
Favorite Book Where the Wild Things Are
Favorite Subject in School Greek Mythology
Favorite Activity Going to Park
Dream Vacation Greece

Contact Erling & Kimberly

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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!

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!

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