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Location: IL
Religion: Christian

dear expectant mother

We can’t imagine the difficult decision that you are facing right now, but we want to stress how much we admire the courage you are showing by considering adoption. We appreciate the vast strength, love and devotion you have for your child as you consider what is best for both of you. Please know these strong emotions are not lost on us and we are eternally grateful for you.

As we’ve mentioned, we’ve adopted before and have a strong relationship with our first birthmother. We would love to have a similar relationship with you, if you should choose. We look forward to adding to our family and potentially adding you and your child to our ever-growing list of family that we love beyond all recognition.

We wish you the best of luck in your decision and with your future. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you continue on this journey.

About Us

We have known each other for most of our lives, having grown up in a small rural community and being classmates since grade school. We were high school sweethearts and have been practically inseparable ever since. We both moved to Chicago after college to start our careers and married soon after. While we both enjoyed the city life, we knew that when we started our family we would trade the hustle and bustle of Chicago to be closer to home.

Jamie is an accountant and enjoys most sports, but loves football, basketball, baseball and coaching his sons’ softball and soccer teams! He also has a weakness for music and coupled with his love of travel enjoys heading out on the road and following his favorite band on tour. Jennifer works for a global consulting firm, loves to be busy and is always running from one place to another and planning the get-togethers. She is looking forward to staying home after this adoption.

Together we enjoy many of the same activities – biking, skiing (both snow and water), traveling, and spending time with family and friends. While we may not agree on everything (choice of movies comes to mind!), we both feel that we are each other’s best friend and meant to spend the rest of our lives together.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a two-story house on six acres out in the country. Our home has four bedrooms and we’ve recently finished our basement so we have plenty of room for our family to grow. We have a big yard that is perfect for many outdoor activities. A nearby lake is an excellent spot for fishing or getting out on the pontoon boat. We feel like we have the best of both worlds by having the peace and quiet of the country while living only eight miles from town and close to schools, parks, shopping, theater, and other amenities. In addition, both of our families live very close.

Our Extended Family

Jamie is the second of four children and has two brothers and a sister. Jamie’s mom lives nearby and enjoys spending time with her grandkids. Jennifer’s dad is a farmer and her mom stays at home but keeps very busy helping look after her grandkids. Several of her aunts, uncles and cousins also live nearby as do her siblings. She is the oldest of four.
We all get together often for holidays and birthdays, but also just on a regular basis to see each other. We do trivia nights and go to each other’s activities. We also do an annual canoe trip with the cousins. We feel so blessed by the level of support and love readily available from both sides of our family.

Our Adoption Story

We were matched with our first birthmother just a couple of weeks before our son was born. She happened to live in the same state as us, and we talked several times during the following weeks. Then, shortly after Christmas, we got the call that our son was going to come earlier than expected. We drove up to the hospital to meet our birthmother and be there for our son’s birth. We were very nervous because it was our first child and our first adoption but we wouldn’t change a thing about the experience.

Since then we have had our second son and now we are excited to continue our adoption story. We are looking forward to what else this journey holds for us and being able to share this next chapter with friends, families and of course our children.

Fun Facts

About Jamie
Occupation Accountant
Education BS in Accounting and MBA
Race Caucasian
Favorite Movie Back to the Future
Favorite Sport Basketball, football, and baseball
Favorite Holiday Halloween
Favorite Music Group Pearl Jam
Favorite TV Show Lost
Favorite Activity Baseball games, hiking, biking
Favorite Tradition Annual Family ski trip to Colorado
Dream Vacation Hiking the Himalayas
About Jennifer
Occupation Support Director
Education BS in Finance, Concentration in Computer Management
Race Caucasian
Favorite Movie X-Men
Favorite Sport Volleyball and baseball
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite Music Group Vance Joy, Mumford and Sons
Favorite TV Show Alias, Big Bang Theory, 24, Blacklist
Favorite Activity Summer softball, swimming, biking
Favorite Tradition Going to the lake in MO with family
Dream Vacation Italy

Contact Jamie & Jennifer

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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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