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Location: IL
Religion: Spiritual

dear expectant mother

By considering us to raise your baby, you are giving us hope of the greatest blessing. You may be giving us a chance to share in the life you are creating. This act is incredibly selfless, and it inspires us. You would be giving us a chance to build the kind of family we cannot build on our own. Words cannot express what that means to us.

Your baby will never need to fear facing the future alone. They will be surrounded by a family that will protect them, support them, and love them unconditionally. Their life will be filled with compassion, encouragement, and the feeling of something sturdy beneath their feet. We want our family to be your child’s rock. Their education, personal development, and happiness will be our highest priorities. And in the far future, when they look back on their time growing up, they will remember a warm home, a family unafraid to act silly and laugh, and a life full of adventure.

We are excited for the memories we will create together, and we look forward to sharing every one of them with you, if you so choose. Please know your baby will grow up healthy and happy and will be given every opportunity. We promise your child will know the choice you have made is from a place full of the greatest love and bravery.

About Us

We first met at one of Jennifer’s yoga classes. After weeks of classes, Chad worked up the courage to ask Jen if she would go hiking with him. The hilly nature preserve where we first walked has become our favorite park. Eventually, we held our wedding there out on the grassy hill. As a behavioral technician, Jennifer helps children with autism improve their lives and build their independence. She works part time while going to school to become a health psychologist. Her flexible schedule makes it easier to balance work, school, and home life. Chad is a VFX artist working in the video game industry and loves finding ways to entertain young minds. His work keeps him young at heart and enthusiastic about play. Evenings and weekends are spent cooking, walking our dog, and playing games together.

Our Home & Pets

We had been bouncing around and renting for a few years until we bought a house near our hometown. The neighborhood we live in is full of young and older people alike, and all of our neighbors are very friendly. There are many dogs and children and a sense of community. Each year, Jennifer expands our vegetable garden while we both make improvements to our home. We have a young basset hound/Labrador named Hank (after Tom Hanks). He’s gentle and so cute that people step out just to meet him when we go for walks. It feels like everyone knows Hank’s name. He loves both dogs and children, and it seems to us that Hank is eager to see his pack expand too.

Our Extended Family

We value having quality time with our family very much. It’s a big part of why we chose to live where we do. Both of our folks live less than 15 minutes away, while our siblings and their children live within 30 minutes. Jennifer’s brother is married with a son. Chad’s sister and her husband have three children (two girls and a boy). This makes for very busy holidays, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are our family’s biggest events. There are home cooked meals, excessive holiday decorations, and maybe just a few too many presents under the tree. But besides celebrating holidays, we try to see each other for casual visits too—birthdays, BBQs, trips, or a couple cups of coffee in the sunroom so we can catch up.

We are absolutely blessed to have a supportive family that is always ready and willing to lend a hand when we are in need. From babysitting to helping repair a deck, there is always someone willing to help. Our family is our greatest support structure, and we never fear being left out in the cold.

What Led Us To Adoption

We had frequently discussed growing our family and dreamed of having two children, one child biologically and one through adoption. We started trying to conceive, but we struggled with infertility for years. We had many ups and downs with our struggle, and we ultimately failed to bring a pregnancy to term. Looking back, it seems very clear there were signs everywhere telling us our path to growing our family was through the miracle of adoption. Having finally decided to move forward with adoption, it feels as if a weight has been lifted, and there are so many reasons to be excited once again.

Fun Facts

About Jennifer
Occupation Behavior technician
Education Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Dancing, hiking, crafts, yoga, gardening
Favorite Movie Hachi, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Favorite Sport Football, baseball, bowling
Favorite TV Show Anne with an E
Favorite Book Redeeming Love
Favorite Subject in School Math, science
Favorite Tradition Baking Christmas cookies
Dream Vacation Fiji
About Chad
Occupation Visual effects artist
Education Bachelor of Fine Arts in game art & design
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Hiking, reading, gaming, yoga, cooking
Favorite Movie Ghostbusters, The Lord of the Rings
Favorite Sport Badminton, bocce ball, driveway basketball
Favorite TV Show Adventure Time, Frasier, The Office
Favorite Book Harry Potter series
Favorite Subject in School Creative writing, science
Favorite Tradition Annual beach trip, gift giving
Dream Vacation Hiking in New Zealand

Contact Jennifer & Chad

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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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