dear expectant mother
We are so grateful to you for considering us to raise your child. This is probably the most difficult decision you will ever make. We cannot begin to imagine what you are going through.
Both of us have always wanted children our whole lives. Now that we have met and married, we cannot wait to grow our family. We both have so much to give to a child. Julie will be working from home and will always be there for the child. As a former teacher, she will be a big help with their development and education. Since Craig goes into work early, he is home by 3 p.m. every day. He will be able to spend time with our child and support them in whatever activities they choose to participate in. Growing up, Craig played baseball and soccer and was in the marching band. He used to coach baseball, basketball, soccer, and softball, and he would love to coach again if the opportunity came up with our child.
We will end with a quote from the television show Friends. “I love my wife more than anything in this world. And it kills me that I can’t give her a baby. I really want a kid. And when that day finally comes, I’ll learn how to be a good dad. But my wife, she’s already there. She’s a mother without a baby.
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We definitely show that opposites attract. Julie is detail oriented and organized while Craig is big picture and laidback. Julie is a dog lover while Craig is a cat lover.
Craig is an electrician and infrared thermographer. Julie was a teacher for 12 years. Julie is planning on staying home with our child until the child is in school.
When not working, we love to take our dog on walks around the neighborhood, watch TV or movies, and spend time with family. Eating dinner together is a priority.
Our Home & Pets
We just bought our first house together in a small town. It is a rancher with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a soon to be fenced-in yard that is almost half an acre. We live in a kid-friendly and dog-friendly neighborhood. Our neighborhood has sidewalks and side streets great for walking and biking. We live near a community pool, a zoo, and lots of great parks. We live in one of the best school districts in Maryland and have already checked out the schools our child will attend. Craig had cats growing up, and Julie had a dog growing up. Craig’s cat, Giuseppe, and Julie’s dog, Toby, are now best friends. Giuseppe is about 4 years old and Toby is 10 years old.
Our Extended Family
We are both close to our families and were raised spending lots of time with family. Julie has great memories of the vacation home her grandparents had at the beach. Craig has wonderful memories of the timeshare his family has at a mountain resort. Both families took amazing trips to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, and Niagara Falls. We see both families for most holidays, even if it is not on the actual holiday. Holidays and birthdays are important to both families.
Julie’s parents live 45 minutes away and are very excited for their first grandchild! Julie has one sister, who lives an hour away with her husband. Her grandmother, aunts, and uncles live only 30 minutes away.
Craig’s family is more spread out, but most still live in Maryland. His mom, his brother, and his sister and her family live three hours away in a beach town. That means when we visit them, we can enjoy the sand, sun, and surf. Craig has another brother who lives with his family one hour away and a sister-in-law who lives 15 minutes away.
What Led Us To Adoption
Julie has always wanted to adopt. Growing up, she was best friends with twins who were adopted from Korea. She has always loved the idea of growing her family through adoption.
We have both always wanted to have children. When we found out we could not have children naturally, we agreed on adoption. We want a child and a family so badly. It does not matter if our child is related to us through genes. That child will be ours forever.
|Occupation||Former teacher for 12 years|
|Favorite Food||Tuna, shrimp, cheesecake|
|Favorite Movie||The Notebook|
|Favorite Holiday||Christmas, Thanksgiving|
|Favorite Music Group||Rascal Flatts|
|Favorite Book||Pride and Prejudice|
|Favorite Tradition||Cutting down the Christmas tree|
|Occupation||Electrician and infrared thermographer|
|Education||4 year electrical apprenticeship certificate|
|Favorite Food||Seafood, pizza, steak|
|Favorite Movie||Finding Forrester|
|Favorite Sport||Football, soccer, ice hockey|
|Favorite Holiday||Christmas, Easter|
|Favorite Music Group||Chicago, Billy Joel|
|Favorite Book||Dragonlance series|
|Favorite Tradition||Family vacation|
|Dream Vacation||Hawaii, Scotland|
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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!