dear expectant mother
We want to start off by thanking you for taking the time to read our profile. We can’t begin to understand how difficult this decision is for you, but we are grateful you are considering it for the benefit of your baby. We’ve dreamed about becoming parents for a long time and want you to know that if you choose us, we aim to give your baby the best life we possibly can.
We are open to maintaining a relationship with you if you desire. We believe the extra love a child has in their life can only benefit them. Our aim is to provide a life filled with love, laughter, and fond memories that will eventually prepare them for a successful life on their own and to enjoy the beautiful world God created for them.
We hope you can find comfort in knowing the child you could be blessing us with will be loved and cared for by parents who have built their lives around the fact that we want a child. We are so excited to become parents and make memories with a little one and hopefully add on to our family, whether through adoption or pregnancy. You would be giving us what we have not been able to give ourselves, and for that, we couldn’t be more grateful. We hope God gives you the strength and wisdom to choose the best family for your baby (obviously hoping that it’s us).
We are a family of four: husband, wife, and two dogs. John is a Merchant Mariner, which means he gets to travel the world while also assisting his country by providing fuel and other necessities for the Navy. Grace is a former teacher now homemaker who regularly volunteers at our church and babysits part-time. John is outgoing, friendly, and dedicated. Grace is creative, insightful, and passionate. Some of our favorite hobbies are walking the beach near our home, traveling to visit our extended family, and exploring places near and far. John’s job has afforded us the opportunity to visit Alaska, San Diego, and Seattle, where we ate delicious new foods and wondered at the beauty and diversity of the different states. When we are not traveling, we enjoy watching movies, taking our pups to the park, watching the waves at the beach near our home, and hosting our family.
Our Home & Pets
We live in coastal Virginia in a four-bedroom, Cape Cod-style home with a large gated backyard where our two pups love to play. We have a Pomeranian, Leia, and a hound mix, Shelby, who are cuddlebugs. Our nearest beach is a five-minute drive away. We are obsessed with our part of town because of how pleasant the people and atmosphere are. Our church is also five minutes away, where our local pastor gives the best homilies and the church’s park has a Noah’s ark playground for friends to play in. We are both products of Virginia’s public school system and felt very much prepared for our college education. We are very close with our neighbors and have even convinced John’s childhood best friend to buy a home near us.
Our Extended Family
We are both the oldest siblings in our families. John has a younger brother, and Grace has a younger brother and sister. Grace’s sister has recently blessed us with our first niece, who is a ball of fun. Both of our parents are excited to be grandparents. John’s mother especially is ready to spoil grandchildren with her extraordinary skills as a cook and baker. Grace’s father is a baby whisperer who is unmatched in his ability to calm our niece. John has an extensive family, and we often travel to spend time with them. There are aunts, uncles, cousins, great-aunts, and great-uncles as well as close family friends we love to visit. Grace’s family is smaller due to the fact that her parents and grandparents are immigrants from Bolivia and many of the extended family still lives there.
It is very important to both sides that we gather as much as possible around holidays, and we do our best to share the time evenly. Barbeques and good summer nights are always regarded as great gathering times. John’s family even celebrates a Mardi Gras every Labor Day weekend to signify the end of summer.
What Led Us To Adoption
We’ve had the desire to become parents since before we met in high school. This was one of the main reasons we stuck together: We were so excited to grow a family together. Our childhoods were amazing, and we hope to have that same unity and joy we experienced with our own children. The birth of our niece further strengthened and grew our desire to become parents because of the immense happiness we have felt with her. We do plan on having biological children as well, but we've been battling infertility. We decided now would be the right time for us to start our adoption journey to become parents and start growing our family.
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, puppy time|
|Favorite Movie||The Lion King|
|Favorite Sport||Swimming, gymnastics|
|Favorite Music Group||Toby Keith, Labyrinth|
|Favorite TV Show||New Girl|
|Favorite Book||The Hacienda|
|Favorite Subject in School||English|
|Favorite Tradition||Making traditional Bolivian foods|
|Occupation||Mariner (Ship’s Officer)|
|Favorite Hobby||Fishing/boating, lounging on the beach|
|Favorite Movie||Star Wars|
|Favorite Sport||Football, baseball, lacrosse|
|Favorite Music Group||Queen, Sublime|
|Favorite TV Show||Top Gear|
|Favorite Book||Sailing on a Friday|
|Favorite Subject in School||History/social studies|
|Favorite Tradition||Visiting with extended family|
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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!