dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for considering adoption and for considering me as an adoptive parent! It is a difficult decision, and there are many incredible families to choose from. Many, like me, have dug deep into our souls and realized that being a parent is the single most important endeavor we could ever be gifted. I tried to talk myself out of it. I did—I tried to convince myself I could be okay not being a mom—and it was the most terrifying thought ever. I still tremble, and my eyes fill with tears at the thought of this not happening for me. So…here I am, patiently waiting and trusting that at the right moment, with the right expectant mother, it will be a perfect fit.
I would be so honored to be entrusted with your child. I will love and provide every opportunity for your child, prioritizing their needs. Your child will be safe, well educated, and cared for deeply by me and my family and friends. They will be supported to be creative, brave, curious, adventurous, kind, humble, grateful, and loving. They will get to travel the world, experience different cultures, and return to a safe home full of love and joy.
It is your gift to give and your choice to make. Thank you again for considering me as a parent to your child. I would cherish this opportunity for eternity.
With faith and gratitude,
Adoption is my top priority. I cannot wait to share my life with a child. I am a strong, independent woman who is curious, creative, and compassionate. I was raised to make education a priority. I pursued a master’s degree and career in conservation and economics. I now train others in this field through my own consulting business. I love being outdoors in any season. I bike, hike, and adventure on my paddleboard in the summer. In the winter, I snowboard and ski. I volunteer with a kids’ group at a local community center, and I am trained to teach kids yoga. Yoga is an important part of my life; it is part of my spiritual practice, my creative outlet, and my self-care. I hope someday soon I will get to share my life with a child thanks to adoption.
A few years ago, I moved back to Montana to be near family and in a place with a wealth of opportunities. My hometown has a small-town feel with big-city opportunities: great schools, theater and arts, sporting events, and some of the best year-round outdoor recreation in the country. My four-bedroom, three-bathroom house is newer but in an old neighborhood with sidewalks and a fenced yard for children to play. Our safe, historic downtown is within walking distance to shops, museums, and music in the park. My parents live nearby. Their lake house is a haven for gatherings of family and friends. Having lived in Montana as a young child, I know Montana will be a great place to raise a family.
My Extended Family
My parents, married for 46 years, are incredibly generous and dedicated to their kids and grandkids. My brother, sister-in-law, and sister also prioritize family. I know they will be a superstar uncle and aunts. My best friend of more than 20 years is like a sister to me. Between her and my siblings, they have made me Aunt Jill six times. The family loves to work hard and play hard by floating the rivers, hosting BBQs, and celebrating birthdays. I have 16 first cousins (including one adopted from Vietnam), who all together have 23 kids (and counting!).
Additionally, I have friends and family around the world who support my adoption dreams. Many of my friends have firsthand experience with adoption and have been a tremendous wealth of resources and practical experience. In West Africa, I have an even bigger community cheering me on. After college, I was a Peace Corps volunteer there. The village chief and his family took me in and treated me like family. To this day, I keep in touch and visit them every few years. My “village” is extremely supportive of my pursuit to be a parent and ready to welcome a child.
What Led Me To Adoption
For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to the beauty of adoption. In my heart, I know I can make a difference in a child’s life. In the past, I tried to conceive a child. I had a series of failed attempts at assisted reproduction, including a first-trimester miscarriage. I am grateful for that opportunity to have been pregnant, even for a short while, to have had that experience of holding life within me. Even with these efforts, adoption remained in my thoughts, calling to me all along. Several close friends and family members have adoption experiences that inspired and guided me to this adoption journey. I am more confident than ever that adopting a child is to be my story.
|Occupation||International development advisor, yoga teacher|
|Education||Master of Science in human dimensions of natural resource management|
|Favorite Hobby||Travel, photography, volunteering|
|Favorite Movie||Mary Poppins|
|Favorite Sport||Yoga, hiking, biking, skiing, running|
|Favorite Music Group||Adele, Mumford & Sons, The Eagles, Tom Petty|
|Favorite TV Show||The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel|
|Favorite Book||Atlas Shrugged, The Alchemist|
|Favorite Subject in School||Ecotourism|
|Favorite Tradition||Family Christmas exchange|
|Dream Vacation||New Zealand, Fiji|
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!Return to Waiting Families