dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
First, we want to say we will never understand how hard this decision is for you. We think it must be the hardest and bravest choice you will ever make in your life. We’ve spoken at length with John’s birthmom about her experience and how it could relate to what you might be going through. Saying we are grateful you are considering adoption feels like the biggest understatement. It is an incredibly selfless act. Choosing to put the life of your child first is something we will be grateful for our entire lives should you choose us.
I want you to know that I, Lindsay, won’t try to replace you as the child’s mother. We will always speak about you with love and the sacrifice you made for them. We will honor your choice of what kind of adoption you want (closed, semi-open, open) and will do our best to support and nurture whatever relationship you choose.
We also want you to know our priority will always be that your child is unconditionally loved, and we will try our best to exemplify the love God has for them. We will try our best to nurture their talents and growth in the safety of our love and the love of God our Father.
Thank you so much for considering us, and if there are any further questions you may have that we can answer, please let us know.
With love and appreciation,
Lindsay and John
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We are an outgoing couple who love to have fun and also enjoy being silly. We enjoy trying new things and being outdoors as much as possible. We love to take walks with the dog and go hiking or bike riding. We also love to travel when the opportunity arises. Lindsay is friendly, sensitive, compassionate, and kind. John enjoys being organized and working hard but has a silly, childlike, fun-loving side to him as well. We are Christians, and we go to church and like to spend time with friends in our church community. John works as a controller in the finance department of a large company. Lindsay is a flight attendant at a major airline with flexible scheduling (including various options for time off) and the luxury of free air travel.
Our Home & Pets
We’ve just moved into a newly built house on a lake in Charlotte. Our new home is surrounded by nature, with walking trails just down the street. Our future child’s education would be one of our priorities, and the school they would attend has test scores above state averages as well as a diverse culture that helps students to thrive. (We have savings for higher education as well.) There are a lot of young families in the area we live in, with young friends close by. We have a sweet, friendly old dog named Bandy. She is ten and loves to snuggle, sleep, and take walks. She is great with kids, and our nieces love to play with her.
Our Extended Family
John has two siblings (who are also adopted) and has a great relationship with his parents. Both of John’s parents have many siblings, so John has upward of fifty cousins! This doesn’t even include his birth family. John reconnected with his birthmom when he was 19 and has maintained a close relationship with her as well as his biological aunts and grandparents.
Lindsay also has two siblings and is close with her parents. Her sister and husband have two daughters and are expecting their third child in the spring. Her brother married in November and hopes to have a baby soon after. Her nieces are excited to have cousins!
We are fortunate that we spend all major holidays with our families, often going back and forth to fit in visits with both sides. We also try to take a family vacation with each family every year.
What Led Us To Adoption
John was adopted, and we always talked about wanting to adopt children of our own. We thought we would have a biological child first, but God had other plans. We weren’t able to conceive and felt God moving us in the direction of adoption. We have several friends who have adopted with Angel Adoption and fostered children as well, and they have all had positive experiences and grown into beautiful families. We wish to raise a family together, cherish them, and provide them with all the necessities and family memories. We are cautiously hopeful and excited to be able to share our lives with a child.
|Education||Bachelor's, CPA, CMA|
|Favorite Hobby||Hiking, biking, bird watching|
|Favorite Music Group||Dave Matthews Band|
|Favorite TV Show||Home Improvement|
|Favorite Book||The Da Vinci Code|
|Favorite Subject in School||Physics|
|Favorite Tradition||Summer vacations with family|
|Favorite Hobby||Walking, biking, reading|
|Favorite Music Group||John Mayer, James Taylor|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office|
|Favorite Book||Anne of Green Gables|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Tradition||Summers with family at the lake|
|Dream Vacation||Greek islands|
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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!
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!