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Family Type: Traditional Couple
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Location: IL
Religion: Lutheran

dear expectant mother

We are blessed to have this opportunity to start our family and are truly thankful for you taking the time to read our profile and consider us as parents. We know this is not an easy decision, and it takes a lot of courage and strength to place your child up for adoption. Please know that you are in our prayers as you consider which family is best for your child.

We know that God has a plan for us and are thrilled that adoption is part of that plan. We cannot wait to meet your child and begin our lives together as a family. Your child will be in a home with loving, Christian parents. We will raise your child to know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that because every person is uniquely created by God, we treat them with love and respect. Your child will attend high-quality schools and attend church weekly. We will also teach your child to help others and the importance of a good education. We will provide opportunities to explore a variety of activities as they grow up and participate in those they enjoy.

Our family and friends are our biggest support system and are so excited to be a part of this journey with us. If we’re lucky enough to be chosen by you, your child will be part of a wonderful family and group of friends that will love him or her unconditionally.

About Us

We are John and Rachael, and we have both dedicated our lives to teaching students by pursuing careers in Lutheran schools. We actually met through a student of Rachael’s, who became John’s student in high school: the student told John he needed to meet Rachael because we were very similar in our personalities and humor. Six months later, we were engaged, and a year after that we were married. We love spending time together, whether it’s going to see a movie, going out for dinner, hanging out with friends, or cooking at home together. We share the same Lutheran faith and are involved in our church and schools, and we both love being active through exercise or sports and trying new things. We enjoy time with our families and are blessed to have a great group of close friends that are like family as well.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a family friendly neighborhood in Illinois. Our house is a two-bedroom, 1920’s bungalow-style home with a basement and a huge backyard with a swimming pool, a basketball hoop, a patio area, and lots of grass to play in. There are a lot of local parks, a library within walking distance (which we will go to often because Rachael loves to read), and several high-quality schools. We have two labs, Charlie Brown and Chloe, who love to run around and play in our yard, and during the summer, we also help foster dogs through a local dog rescue.

Our Extended Family

John has two married brothers and four nieces and nephews that live relatively close, and his parents live in the same community as us. John enjoys celebrating every holiday with his brothers and parents, even if it is not on the actual day. We enjoy having barbecues in the summer and doing lots of swimming. John’s extended family, which is around 20 people, also live somewhat close by and we see them at holidays throughout the year.

Rachael has one sister, who is married with three children. Rachael’s family lives in Wisconsin, so we get to see them frequently. We spend every holiday with them when we can, but we never miss Christmas Day. We go to a lake every summer together and to at least one Packer’s game a year. Rachael’s grandmothers are still alive, too; one lives in Wisconsin and the other lives in Texas along with an aunt, uncle, and three cousins. Rachael also has an aunt, uncle, and four cousins who live in Minnesota.

When we told our families about the adoption, they were extremely excited for us because they know how excited we are about adding a child to our family.

What Led Us To Adoption

We talked about the possibility of adoption before we got married because we had both considered adoption on our own before we met. Once we got married, we tried to get pregnant on our own for a year, and then we started infertility treatments, which proved to be unsuccessful. About halfway through our treatments, we started discussing adoption again and felt God was leading us down that path. We are so excited to be on this journey to start our family!

Fun Facts

About John
Occupation Lutheran School Teacher
Education Bachelor’s Degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Running
Favorite Sport Track, Cross Country
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite TV Show Friends
Favorite Book Unbroken
Favorite Subject in School Math
Favorite Tradition Celebrating Christmas with the Entire Family
Favorite Animal Dog
About Rachael
Occupation Lutheran School Teacher
Education Master’s Degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Reading
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Holiday Good Friday/Easter
Favorite TV Show Psych
Favorite Book The Harry Potter Series
Favorite Subject in School Social Studies
Favorite Tradition Baking and Decorating Christmas Cookies
Favorite Animal Snow Leopard

Contact John & Rachael

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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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