dear expectant mother
Thank you for looking at our profile and for considering us to raise your child. It means the world to us. This letter is difficult to write as we do not know you and it is probably difficult to truly know us from our pictures. What we do know is that you are brave. We respect the decision you are considering for yourself and your family and hope to support you as friends during this time. Another thing we are sure of is that we will be able to provide your baby with a loving home and give him or her all the opportunities we can so he or she can grow and be happy.
Jamie is a wonderful mom with a perfect combination of abundant love and care. Jamie is often found sneaking fun into learning, like pretending to be pirates on a ship or building obstacle courses in the living room. Also, her “squeeze hugs” and tickles can almost always bring a laugh from our daughter.
Brian is a great dad who is always attentive to the needs and desires of those around him. He can be frequently found snuggling with our daughter on the couch reading the same books over and over again. Brian is also not ashamed to wear his princess crown at Clare’s tea parties.
We are Brian and Jamie. We love spending time with our each other and our family and friends. We met in college on a snow day, and it took Brian almost five months to finally ask Jamie out. We got married on New Year’s Eve in 2014. Our relationship has continued to strengthen and grow as we have both faced challenges and experienced so much joy. One of the latter is our daughter, Clare, who is three. We all love spending time outside, whether it is going to a park, swimming in a lake, or working in our garden. We enjoy exploring our city by finding new places to eat, attending local festivals, and exploring our city’s family-friendly attractions. Jamie is a pediatric speech pathologist at a hospital system, and Brian works in alumni and development for a major research university.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a two-story suburban home in Missouri. The house has four bedrooms. Our house is filled with many toys and books, which Clare plays with often. Our neighborhood association has a pool located across the street from our house. We like to spend a lot of time at the pool and hanging with friends. Our house is close to the Catholic church that we attend. With our church community, we attend gatherings like parish picnics and breakfast with Santa. In addition to our church community, we are involved in our town community. We are very passionate about supporting our city and are frequent visitors to several great establishments, like our zoo, botanical garden, and the many local parks and hiking trails.
Our Extended Family
Both of our parents live less than twenty minutes from us, and we have two of our three sisters in town as well. One of our sisters lives out of town, and we make an effort to see her as much as possible. We have family dinners with our parents once a week, and our parents enjoy taking Clare to fairs, the pool, or other fun outings.
As a family, we make an effort to have dinner together every night. At each dinner, we go around the table and say what we are happy about that day. We try to take vacations frequently, some close, like to our local lakes, and some farther away to visit our family all around the country.
We are both from large families, and we are fortunate to see aunts, uncles, and cousins frequently. Our extended family is another great support system and source of strength and love.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have been open to adoption for a while after seeing the positive impact it can make in everyone’s lives. Jamie has seen the miracle of adoption with countless patients she has worked with. In addition, other couples we know have fostered or adopted. Our friends’ stories gave us a front row seat to see the process and made us both want to do it even more. Our timeline for adoption was sped up when we found that a biological second baby may not be possible for us, even with fertility treatments. So we decided to pursue this calling and are so excited to be on this journey to grow our family!
|Favorite Hobby||Dancing, cooking|
|Favorite Movie||Titanic, The Sound of Music, The Little Mermaid|
|Favorite Music Group||The Beatles|
|Favorite Book||All 7 Harry Potter books|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas breakfast|
|Dream Vacation||Italian Vineyards|
|Occupation||Alumni & development|
|Education||Master in Public Administration|
|Favorite Hobby||Exercise, self-improvement, reading|
|Favorite Movie||The Godfather, Horrible Bosses, Toy Story|
|Favorite Sport||Cardinal baseball|
|Favorite Music Group||Blink-182|
|Favorite Book||How to Win Friends & Influence People|
|Favorite Tradition||St. Patrick’s Day|
|Favorite Animal||Tigers, bears, and monkeys|
|Dream Vacation||Ireland, Germany, Italy, Greece|
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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!Return to Waiting Families