dear expectant mother
We would first like to say that we admire your strength and courage through the journey of placing your child for adoption. Your selfless decision is inspiring and shows your unconditional love for your child. While this decision must be difficult for you, we want you to take comfort in knowing that we are here to support you along the way. In our home, your child will be loved beyond measure and will thrive in an environment filled with laughter, compassion, learning, dancing, unconditional love, and adventure.
There are no words sufficient enough to show our appreciation for your brave and selfless consideration. It takes a very strong person to put the needs of her baby above her own desires. In making this truly difficult decision, you are giving a family the gift of life and a child to love. Adoption is an exciting opportunity for us, and our families and friends are thrilled to join us in this adventure.
We want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us in this brief snapshot of our lives. Thank you for considering us as parents to your little one. We have always wanted to become parents, and it would be a blessing to be able to share this life you created with us. We can’t wait to get to know you and share your story with this child. You will always be a part of their story, and our hearts.
Our story began at a high school softball game in 2002, and after countless movie dates, holidays, and four years together in college, we said “I do” on a beach in Puerto Rico. Allyson is a kind, smart, and energetic educator with a keen eye for design and creativity. Jon is honest and hard-working, with a passion for helping others. Allyson taught elementary education for many years and is now a director of a large child learning center. Jon works in finance and loves his job, as he continues to learn each day and enjoys mentoring his team members. When not working, we love to travel and explore new cultures. We also enjoy cheering on our favorite sports teams and visiting stadiums across the country. Allyson enjoys refinishing furniture, photography, and cooking, and Jon loves hiking, camping, and reading. We have a great work/life balance that allows us to focus on our family.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a four-bedroom suburban home in a quiet neighborhood in Chicago. We have a fenced-in backyard where we love to play catch and make s’mores in our fire pit. We are also surrounded by some amazing schools, many walking trails, forest preserves, and a newly remodeled park right behind our house. We also have a Yorkipoo who loves the park, cheese, and the windows rolled down in the car. We love our quaint neighborhood and we are thankful for our supportive, tight-knit group of neighbors. Our neighborhood is family-centered, and we have been welcomed into this community with open arms.
Our Extended Family
We both come from large families who are very close. Jon is one of seven children, and he and his siblings go on an annual camping trip that he looks forward to each year. We love celebrating Thanksgiving with his side of the family every single year. His siblings take turns hosting, and we love seeing each family make the celebration their own!
Allyson is the oldest of four children and loves spending quality time with her family. We love playing kickball, going for long walks on her family’s farms, and learning to build furniture with her dad.
Family is the most important thing to us and we have been beyond excited to share our news of adopting with the most important people in our lives. They are our support system and can’t wait to meet our newest family member.
What Led Us To Adoption
After many years together, we were eager and excited to start our family. We tried to get pregnant for several years and were unsuccessful. Allyson was then thrown a curve ball with some health issues that ultimately required back surgery, which led doctors to advise against pregnancy. That news did not change the fact that we want to become parents. We are excited to expand our family through adoption and share the love, laughter, and support our families have given us. We are blessed to have this opportunity and can’t wait to become parents.
|Occupation||Senior Director of Financial Reporting|
|Education||Bachelor’s in Accounting|
|Favorite Book||The Adventures of Tom Sawyer|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Activity||Attending Sporting Events|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas Eve Appetizers and Games with Family|
|Dream Vacation||African Safari|
|Occupation||Assistant Director of Child Care|
|Education||Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Liberal Arts|
|Favorite Book||Where the Sidewalk Ends|
|Favorite Subject in School||English|
|Favorite Tradition||Annual Camping Trip|
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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