dear expectant mother
Thank you for reading our letter and taking the time to learn about us. We want you to know who we are and what kind of parents we would be to your child.
We love each other very much. We are perfectly imperfect individuals, fulfilled on our own but even better together. We are each other’s best friend. The only thing truly missing in our life is a child. We often lay in bed at night and talk about our dream of becoming parents - what our future child will be like and what his or her dreams will be. We have been preparing for years to become parents, and we are so excited to complete our family!
We would love the opportunity to be parents to your child, and we want to invite you to ask us anything. We are so grateful and humbled that you would consider us to share in creating the future that you want for your child.
They say that a true hero is a person who is admired for her courage, has done something brave, or has achieved something great. You will always be our hero, and our promise to you is that your child will always know of your sacrifice, bravery, and amazing love. Please know that you have friends here cheering you on. Trust your instincts, and we know you will make the decision that is best for both you and your child, whatever path you choose.
Julie is a teacher helping teens and adults complete high school; Martin is an engineer. We met at the school where Julie teaches, when Martin volunteered to teach children about computers. On our first date, we went bike riding at the beach and talked for hours! We have lived together since 2011 and were married in 2015. Our free time is spent going to the beach, hiking, cuddling with our pets while watching Netflix, and spending time with friends and family. Martin says Julie is the smartest and funniest person he knows. He says she makes everyone feel comfortable and calls everyone “friend.” Julie says Martin is the kindest, most compassionate, and patient man that she knows. He is everyone’s favorite uncle, is silly and sweet, and has endless energy for kids. He is smart, loving, and a true family man.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a beautiful, family-oriented neighborhood in Southern California. We are fortunate enough to be close to a major city yet have all the benefits of a small town. Museums, sports arenas, and amusement parks are all nearby, and we can visit the mountains, desert, and beach in the same day! We live in a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home with a pool that we swim in year-round. We share it with our rescue pets: our cat, Mina; our cat, Rocky; and our doggie daughter Fiona. We are within walking distance of hiking trails and a park, where there are special events for every holiday and a family festival every Friday night. Our town has award-winning schools.
Our Extended Family
Martin has two brothers and his mom, who is so excited to spoil her first grandchild! She is a doctor and has already bought our future child a toy medical kit! His grandparents and many cousins, aunts, and uncles live nearby. Martin’s father has passed away, but he was a professional musician, singer, and actor. Martin looks forward to sharing his love of music and the theater with our future child.
Julie has three sisters and her mom, who live within walking distance. Julie and her mom take Fiona for a walk to the park everyday. Grandpa Joe and Grandma Sue live on an island, and Grandpa can’t wait to teach our baby how to kayak and fish. Julie has a sister who lives in Amsterdam, and she is looking forward to introducing a child to Europe to explore the sites and meet Auntie. She has eleven nieces and nephews, and one on the way.
Family means everything to us. We spend most weekends with the kids and the rest of the family, hiking, barbecuing, having pool parties, or just hanging out. Holidays are crazy and fun, with lots of laughter and dozens of people simply having a good time.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always known we were meant to be parents, and adoption has always seemed natural to us. Julie’s step-mother, best friend, and many other friends and family members were adopted. We talked about having children even before we were married, and adoption is a choice we are so excited about! We have always known that someday we would adopt a child, and we passionately believe that love is what truly creates a family. We hope that if we are fortunate enough to adopt a child, the birth family wants to be a part of our lives too. Together, we can give this child a feeling of safety, security, and unconditional love.
|Education||B.A., psychology and business, teaching credential|
|Favorite Food||Mexican, Thai, frozen yogurt|
|Favorite Hobby||Hiking, reading, Zumba|
|Favorite Sport||Baseball, hockey|
|Favorite Book||Harry Potter & The Time Traveler’s Wife|
|Favorite Subject in School||English, Math|
|Favorite Activity||Going to the beach|
|Favorite Tradition||Making Christmas cookies with my mom|
|Occupation||Engineer of Logistics|
|Education||B.A., Engineering, Master’s Degree in Logistics|
|Favorite Food||Sushi, pizza, Julie’s cooking|
|Favorite Hobby||Hiking, reading, running|
|Favorite Sport||Soccer, basketball|
|Favorite Book||The Art of Racing in the Rain & Pillars of the Earth|
|Favorite Subject in School||History, Science|
|Favorite Activity||Going to Disneyland|
|Favorite Tradition||Trick-or-treating with the nieces and nephews|
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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