dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
We cannot begin to imagine what you are going through and all the time and reflection you have surely been going through during this process. What we can say is that you're courageous and truly loving in trying to decide what would be best for your child. We are incredibly grateful you are reading our profile right now and considering us.
We have been through so much in our ten years of marriage: beautiful memories we continue to strive for as well as heartache we never anticipated having to overcome. We will forever be grateful to God that this hardship has strengthened our marriage and created this overwhelming love in our hearts in preparation for a child. We have come to realize that we think we may know what our path or what we consider is “‘supposed to happen,” but that is not the truth of it all. It is God’s path, and he has led us here to you.
We are grateful for you and want you to know we are aware that parenting is something we will learn each and every day, but we can promise you we will give everything we have each day. This child will be loved, and they will know your love for them. We would love for you to be a part of their life in whatever capacity you feel comfortable with.
It is difficult to put in words our gratitude and hope, but we are looking forward to the day our hearts will feel completely full.
Jamie and Terry
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Greetings! We are Jamie and Terry. Let us introduce ourselves. We met in high school and did some serious flirting with each other back then. However, it was in college where we kindled the flame, and we have been married now for ten years. Jamie is in higher education, and Terry is a planning manager. We have many activities and interests. You can find us hiking different trails with our furry crew, golfing, fishing and swimming on the lake, or traveling to a new place or just a weekend getaway up north. Jamie loves a spontaneous zoo visit, which happens quite frequently. That is one activity we would love to share with a child one day. There is also nothing better than going out to eat for dinner or indulging in one of Terry’s mouthwatering home-cooked meals and a family movie on the couch afterward.
Our Home & Pets
Six years ago, we built our dream home from top to bottom on a small lake in a private subdivision. Our community has been such a supportive setting, and we have built friendships within our neighborhood that will last a lifetime. We frequently enjoy days on the lake with our neighbors, hikes on the trails nearby, or a good BBQ to see who grills the best. We also have a ten-year-old rescue hound mix, Bogey, that has been with us from the beginning. Recently we rescued another pup, Zoey, to keep us all young, and she has been an energetic character that has done just that. Anytime we go anywhere, Bogey and Zoey hop in the car, stick their heads out the window, and are ready for adventure.
Our Extended Family
We feel very blessed to have a large, supportive family that has never stopped believing in us.
We have a total of eleven nieces and nephews, and we like to think they view us as cool Uncle Terry and Aunt Jamie. Gatherings are large and involve craft projects and fishing for the big fish on our lake that we have lovingly named Walter. We have a total of four sisters and four brothers-in-law, and we enjoy spending time with them and their children, whether going shopping, fishing, or playing cards and endless board games. A weekend up north together is a family favorite.
Birthdays are no small event, even for the adults. One tradition, dating back to our grandparents, is filling up little brown bags with small gifts, such as a pack of gum, and singing “Happy Birthday” as we pass the bags around the table to the birthday person and “aww” at the gift! Our parents are eager to become grandparents and get to work spoiling them. We are big huggers, and at the end of the day, we will walk you to your car and wave until you’ve turned the corner. We have special relationships with each family member and are grateful for their unconditional love.
What Led Us To Adoption
We are so excited and eager to adopt! For seven years, we have tried to conceive with no success. We went through months of fertility treatments and decided this was not the path intended for us. We endured some pretty devastating heartaches as a couple, but we are so grateful these sorrows only strengthened our bond, and hand in hand, we have endured. It is through prayer and a calling to our hearts that is just telling us adoption is our path. We are most looking forward to finally possibly having the opportunity to share our love with a child that our hearts have been building and preparing for over these long years.
|Education||Bachelor’s - Interpersonal Communication|
|Favorite Movie||Never Been Kissed - the final scene :)|
|Favorite Sport||Golf, fishing|
|Favorite Holiday||4th of July|
|Favorite Music Group||NeedtoBreathe, Shania Twain|
|Favorite TV Show||Friends|
|Favorite Book||The Wild Queen or Nicholas Sparks books|
|Favorite Subject in School||Art|
|Favorite Tradition||Morning coffee runs with the pups|
|Education||Bachelor - Business Administration, Master’s in Organizational Leadership|
|Favorite Movie||Marvel movies|
|Favorite Sport||Basketball, golf, fishing|
|Favorite Music Group||Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church|
|Favorite TV Show||Modern Family|
|Favorite Book||Meat-Eater cookbooks|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Tradition||Annual golf league with my dad|
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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!