dear expectant mother
We have no idea how life may have led you to consider adoption for your child and understand this has to be such an incredibly difficult decision. What we do know is, if you choose us, we have a loving home where your child would have two older siblings and we would surround them with friends and family who would all be their cheerleaders throughout life.
Throughout all of our adoption discussions, there was a focus on how incredibly amazing adoption can be for the family by adding a new member to their family to love, enjoy, and experience all of their firsts with as they grow. The friends we have who were adopted are such great people and have taught us adoption can be such an incredible blessing.
There are so many things we can’t wait to share with the newest member of our family, from our love for travel to how overboard we get in the spirit of Christmas. (There’s a tree in every room.) Having a little one to encourage, teach, and love would be such a gift, not just for us but for Tyson and Ava too. They are so excited about our family growing and will be such great older siblings in the life of this child.
We both work in investments, which is actually how we met. We enjoy golf, volleyball, traveling, swimming, and camping. During the winter, we like building fires in the fireplace, and in the summer, we enjoy time around the firepit on the patio. Spending time up in the northern woods of Wisconsin is one of our favorite pastimes. Our kids, Tyson (15) and Ava (12), both enjoy hiking, boating, and fishing as much as we do. They have mentioned more than a few times over the years that they would love it if we had a baby. They can’t wait to love and play with a younger sibling. Additionally, we all enjoy travel and love exploring new places. We are active in the youth programs at the church, and the kids are both active in sports. We try not to embarrass them as their biggest fans.
Our Home & Pets
Our home is located in a relatively small suburb on the outskirts of Milwaukee. Even though we can get to many things in the area, like the theater and Lake Michigan, relatively quickly, our town has a very close-knit and small-town feeling to it. We live just a few blocks from the local park and elementary school. The public school system is very highly ranked in our state. Our home is a very good size with five bedrooms and a nice-sized yard. We have a volleyball net and basketball hoop for outside activities. We have a cat, who just celebrated her 15th birthday, named Gracie. We also have two parakeets, Hailey and Blue, along with a hamster named Scout.
Our Extended Family
Jeff has one older brother he is very close to and an uncle who is really more like a father to him. (His parents have both passed away.) They like to venture on trips out West together to explore new parts of the country.
Billie has an older sister and a younger brother. She is very close to her mother and stepfather, and they make a point of visiting (and spoiling) their grandchildren as much and as often as they can. When we all get together, we like to play cards, board games, or the occasional ping-pong or pool match.
Jeff has a smaller family dynamic. Most of his family is located in Wisconsin, but he also has a few family members in New England. Billie has a very large family dynamic. We like to travel back to the western side of Wisconsin to visit her family for gatherings, which sometimes include 50-100 people, throughout the year.
What Led Us To Adoption
Billie has two beautiful children from her first marriage. However, when we tried to conceive naturally, we were unsuccessful. We then turned to IVF and went through two very difficult rounds before we found it was too physically and emotionally overwhelming and couldn’t go through the process again. Throughout all of our attempts to conceive, we were also exploring adoption. We really had quite a few discussions that led us to adoption. Two of our good friends were adopted as babies and are incredible people. One of those friends has even adopted a child as well. It was a beautiful process to watch them go through to grow their family.
|Favorite Food||Pizza, steak, brats|
|Favorite Hobby||Travel, sports, hiking|
|Favorite Sport||Hockey, golf, football|
|Favorite Holiday||Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving|
|Favorite TV Show||Seinfeld, Sportscenter, Billions, The Big Bang Theory|
|Favorite Subject in School||Economics, history, math|
|Favorite Tradition||Camping, Christmas, travel|
|Dream Vacation||Safari, Australia, Hawaii|
|Favorite Food||Stir-fry, seafood, pizza|
|Favorite Hobby||Hiking, biking, reading|
|Favorite Sport||Golf, volleyball, swimming|
|Favorite Holiday||Easter, 4th of July, Christmas|
|Favorite TV Show||Billions, The Good Place, Schitt’s Creek|
|Favorite Subject in School||English, psychology, history|
|Favorite Tradition||Holidays, travel, campfires|
|Dream Vacation||Australia, Switzerland, Bahamas|
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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!