We would first like to express our admiration for the courage and strength it takes for you to consider adoption for your baby. We both recognize the tremendous sacrifice you are facing and the fear and uncertainty that must come along with that impossible decision. Our hope is that you are comforted by the fact that your child will be given a life filled with unconditional love, support, structure, adventure, compassion, ambition, and fun.
We are honored that you would consider us to be parents to your child. We are also grateful for your bravery as you make this difficult decision and your willingness to make tough choices for the good of yourself and your child. We share that ambition and want nothing more than to treasure him/her and the opportunity to give him/her everything that we are able.
When we first met, we knew that having children would be part of our lives. We never knew the devastation and loss that we would face years later. Thanks to your selfless act of love, our dream of becoming parents could be a reality. For that, we are eternally grateful.
We met at a Halloween party, back in 2004, where we instantly hit it off. After dating for four years, we were married. Today we are having as much fun together as we did when we first met. We are both college educated, have full-time jobs, a wonderful network of friends and family and a beautiful home. Julie works in communications for a national charity that enables families to stay together when children need long-term medical care while John works in the field of international trade. We love to travel and experience all that life has to offer and also give back by volunteering in our community. We are a positive, happy couple who love and respect each other very much and find ways to make each other laugh. In our free time John enjoys drawing, playing basketball and is a black belt in the martial art of Aikido, while Julie enjoys working out and photography.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a beautiful three bedroom, two bathroom house in a thriving community in the midwest. Our home was built 100 years ago, and with the help of our parents, we renovated it by hand, so there is a lot of love in the house. We have a large kitchen where we make home cooked meals, a fenced-in backyard with a beautiful maple tree, an outdoor patio where we BBQ with friends and family and a finished basement where we relax and watch movies. Our third bedroom is currently empty and ready for the arrival of a precious baby.
Our neighborhood is filled with families with young children who live and go to school in walking distance from our house. The town has many restaurants, a movie theater and a wonderful park district with two swimming pools, a gymnastics arena, basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields.
We absolutely love animals and recently adopted two pets - a dog named Oatmeal (a Terrier/Chihuahua mix) and a cat named Luna. We adore them both and enjoy snuggling with them every night and spoiling them with love, playtime and all the treats they can eat.
Our Extended Family
We are lucky to each have wonderful families who love and support us, and share our excitement of welcoming an adopted child into our home. Julie's family (mom, dad, brother, step-mom, step-dad, and step-siblings) and John's family (mom, dad, sister, step-dad) are all very close. We both speak to our families several times a week and travel to see them regularly. With Julie's family, we often visit Disney World, go camping, attend sporting events and attend family gatherings. With John's family, we enjoy large family dinners with home-cooked Italian food, visits to the swimming pool, celebrating holidays and participating in special family events. We are godparents to Julie's brother's children, who we adore, and are both very present in our families lives, regularly attending celebrations including holidays, weddings, baptisms, graduations and more.
We both understand the importance of having a strong, supportive family structure and look forward to giving that gift of love to our adopted baby.
What Led Us To Adoption
The prospect of adoption has brought joy and excitement into our lives, replacing feelings of sadness and loss. After we were married, we attempted to grow our family and we experienced complications from the beginning. We were fortunate enough to conceive six times, but sadly lost the baby each time. We came to accept that a biological child was not in the cards for us, but knew expanding our family was still what we wanted. We are ready to welcome a baby into our home and give him/her a lifetime of love and support.
|Favorite Movie||Star Wars|
|Favorite Subject in School||Social Studies|
|Favorite Activity||Comic book conventions|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts|
|Favorite Subject in School||French class|
|Favorite Activity||Disney World|
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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