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dear expectant mother

We are so honored you’re considering us to raise your baby. We have wanted to grow our family for so long, and we are thrilled to be on this adoption journey together with you. 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. We are here to be your partners, as much or as little as you would like. We will raise your baby with your wishes in mind.

A few years ago, we were blessed with the birth of our son, and we have always wanted to have another child. 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 and only direction moving forward. This means your baby will be loved each and every day. Kimberly is the kindest mother, and her soft hugs will comfort your baby. Erling will sing your baby to sleep, and 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, best friends and a loving couple that enjoys every moment together. Kimberly is the rock; she is the most energetic and positive person 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. She is the Vice President of Human Resources 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 work, friendships, and love. Erling is chef and owner of an artisanal restaurant in Chicago. Three years ago, we welcomed our son, who has taught us a deeper definition of what family means and should be.

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, as we love to cook together as a family and laugh together around the dinner table. We have a large deck and backyard, and 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. Our neighborhood is super diverse and art-focused, full of restaurants, parks, and museums. We love going out to dinner and will always try new places with your child. We also go on long walks around the neighborhood as much as we can in order to explore our world.

Our Extended Family

Kimberly’s two brothers, sister-in-law, two nieces, and nephew 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, too. Our Easter egg hunt is a highlight each year, and 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 are wonderful grandparents and spoil their grandchildren with culture. They are known to take them to museums, plays, and shows. 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 those random summer days when we head up to their house, light up the grill, and enjoy a meal together.

We’re so lucky to have a ton of family right here in Chicago, and our extended family could not be happier that we are adopting. They are so supportive and excited to meet the addition to our family.

What Led Us To Adoption

We have have been outspoken proponents of adoption ever since we started talking seriously about having a family together. Both of us have close family and friends in our lives that were adopted, who have shown us that family can come together in many ways. We have also always wanted to have two children. Our son is a wonderful and kind soul, and we want him to have a brother or sister to grow up with, as we did. We also know we still have so much more love to give, and we can’t wait to have another child to complete our family.

Fun Facts

About Erling
Occupation Executive Chef and Partner at an Artisanal restaurant
Education Bachelor Degree
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 Vice President of Human Resources
Education Bachelor Degree
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 Psychology
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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