dear expectant mother
We are humbled beyond words that you would take the time to learn about us and the shared love we have for your baby. Your glimpse at our profile is one glimmer of hope that we may be blessed with the opportunity to provide your child with the most nurturing and caring life we can. One of love, laughter, creativity, and adventure.
While we can’t know how difficult your decision to pursue adoption may be, we truly admire your strength and courage in considering this loving path. Please know that we cherish this opportunity and we will respect your wishes throughout the process. You would be giving us the most precious gift: a child to shower with love and affection. We thank you for learning about our lives, our love, and our hopes.
We’ve been married for nearly five years and we live in a historic city in sunny Georgia. We work for an art and design university. John is a sequential art professor (he teaches students how to be comic artists!) and Erin is a vice president, overseeing the university’s accreditation and quality assurance.
John grew up in Tennessee and was raised by a single mom who worked extremely hard to ensure that John accomplished his dreams. Erin grew up in Connecticut, but has called the South home since she was 16. She fully embraces “y’all” and “all y’all” as pronouns.
We love traveling and can’t wait to show your child the world. In just the last few years we visited Hong Kong, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, France, the Dominican Republic, and quite a bit of the United States.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on an oak tree-lined street in a historic district in Georgia. We have a fenced-in backyard, amazing neighbors (even one that’s a pediatric nurse!), and a beautiful park just a few homes down. Buttercup, our Goldendoodle pup, is so cute you just want to eat her up. She adores everyone and everything, especially rawhides. We also have two indoor cats, Beep and Batty.
Our Extended Family
John has four children (three biological sons and one adopted daughter from Ethiopia) from a previous marriage. John and Erin co-parent with John’s ex-wife who lives just five blocks away. The kids are so excited to have a baby added to their family. They all do very well academically and attend performing and visual arts schools, taking after their dad!
When Erin and John married, Erin fully embraced being a stepmom. From making slime on rainy days to the annual hunt for the Christmas pickle ornament, she loves creating fun family opportunities. Even as the kids enter their teens, she is still called upon to make their homemade Halloween costumes each year.
Our extended families provide additional love and support in all of our endeavors. Erin’s parents live in the South too, and their home on the water is kind of like going to camp. Erin has two younger brothers that always come to family get-togethers for the holidays and other celebrations. They can’t wait to be uncles to a new baby. John has a sister and a brother that live in their hometown in Tennessee where their mom still lives, with many cousins, nephews, and nieces as well.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have wanted to bring a baby into our lives, but multiple fertility challenges have prevented this from occurring naturally. Each opportunity we were presented with seemed to almost immediately, and devastatingly, present its own obstacle.
Adoption had always been something we considered. While attending law school, Erin volunteered as a community advocate for foster children, and John had an extremely positive adoption experience with his 12-year-old daughter, Bete. She even volunteered to write one of our letters of recommendation for our home study! There’s also a feeling that comes along with completing our family this way. It’s so hard to describe, but it just feels right — that gut feeling that this is meant to be.
|Education||M.F.A. Sequential Art|
|Favorite Movie||As Good as It Gets|
|Favorite TV Show||Deadwood|
|Favorite Tradition||Thanksgiving Dinner|
|Occupation||University Vice President|
|Favorite Movie||Mean Girls|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office|
|Favorite Tradition||Decorating the Christmas Tree|
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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!Return to Waiting Families