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dear expectant mother

We know how brave, selfless, and kind you are. We are so very thankful to be considered for the honor of raising your baby and sharing their life with you. We will be open with your child about their story. They’ll know as much about you as you want to share. In our family, we have many stories, and they are the fabric of our home.

Jen is adopted and wondered as a child if her parents loved her any different because of that. She now knows with absolute certainty that love is exactly the same no matter the story. We love each of our children and each of the journeys they took that allowed us to become a family.

We will provide a safe, stable, loving, laughter-filled home for your baby. We will be the place they can always feel safe, the place they belong. Our other children will embrace them fully, and they will be so very loved. We cannot say what the future holds, but we promise we will be there to navigate anything that comes—to help, support, guide, and provide unconditional love. We also promise an incredible family with siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins to love and cheer them on all through life. Each of our children came to us exactly when and how they were meant to, and we are just as certain that will happen again. Although this process is filled with uncertainty, we are filled with hope.

About Us

Life is a great adventure. We find the opportunity in every challenge and believe in taking joy in the everyday. According to Jen, Jake’s the best person she knows—kind and compassionate, yet strong and loyal. Family is most important to him. He has started successful businesses, and his investments allow him to be home. Jen only knows how to do everything with her whole heart. She is warm and inclusive yet takes on a fight for justice. With a social work background and a law degree, she has the foundation for her community work. We met doing nonprofit work and formed a fast and easy friendship. Two years later, when we decided to date, everyone from Jake’s mother to the owners at our regular restaurants said it was about time. During our vows, although he couldn’t get much out, Jake said it perfectly when he said, “Everyone should have this.”

Our Home & Pets

Our home is big enough for everyone to have their own space but has an open flow, allowing for us to feel connected. We share it with our lovable dog, Blue, and our sweet cat, Winter. We LOVE our hometown, and our school district is the most diverse in the state. We have great museums, zoos, and aquariums as well as a family-friendly entertainment district and the arts close by. We’re avid sports fans. Our city may be considered big, but it feels like a small town. What we love the most is, the people we love are here. All of our immediate families, and most childhood friends either stayed here like us or returned to start families.

Our Extended Family

In addition to us, our family also consists of two boys and two girls, ranging from a college graduate down. (Jen was a teen mom.) This makes life super fun! We love our big family. Because the oldest is already out in the world on his own, we have traditions such as bi-weekly family dinners and holiday happenings to ensure we stay connected even when life is hectic.

Jake’s parents are down the road, and Jen’s dad drives the elementary school carpool once a week. We see our siblings and their families at least once a month, and all of the cousins get to grow up together. We are also very fortunate to have close friends who are like family. There are so many people to love our children and help them see the world in diverse ways. Everyone is so supportive of our decision to grow our family through adoption.

We love to travel and take trips, short and long, as a family throughout the year. Our RV allows us to hit the road and visit places that interest us and the kids. Disney is always somewhere on our calendar, as well as the beach.

What Led Us To Adoption

Jen’s adopted, and she reconnected with her birth mother and siblings. It’s been one of her greatest joys. She knew adoption was brave and selfless, but talking with her birth mother gave her greater admiration. She always felt adoption would be a natural way for her own family to grow and has had the opportunity to have a child permanently placed with her through kinship care. She’s able to empathize with the emotions of an adopted child and share her own experiences. We have love to share and would be grateful for the opportunity to do so. People say our daughter who came to us through kinship placement is lucky. They’re wrong. We’re the lucky ones to be able to raise her and be witnesses to her life.

Fun Facts

About Jen
Occupation Nonprofit executive director
Education Graduate degree (Law)
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Korean rice bowl
Favorite Hobby Reading, cooking with children
Favorite Movie The Goonies, Silver Linings Playbook
Favorite Music Group Eric Church
Favorite TV Show Parks and Recreation
Favorite Tradition Christmas tree cutting and decorating the day after Thanksgiving
Favorite Animal Cat, dog
Dream Vacation Ireland
About Jake
Occupation Stay-at-home dad
Education Bachelor of Business Administration
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Lasagna
Favorite Hobby Reading, board games
Favorite Movie The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Music Group Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar
Favorite TV Show The West Wing
Favorite Tradition Opening day of baseball
Favorite Animal Owl
Dream Vacation Alaska

Contact Jen & Jake

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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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