dear expectant mother
We cannot imagine the weight of the decision you are making. Your bravery to consider this step, the love you have for your baby, and the self-sacrifice to consider blessing others with the gift of the life inside you thoroughly astound us. Though we do not yet know you, we pray for the two of you daily, asking God to protect you on this difficult journey and thanking Him for guiding you thus far.
Though there are many unknowns in the journey ahead, one thing is undoubtedly certain: We will love your baby with a boldness and depth that cannot be measured. We cannot wait to check for monsters in their closet, decorate gingerbread houses with them at Christmas, hold them up to dunk basketballs in the driveway, and teach them proper wakesurfing form on the lake.
As long as our wait has felt, we thank God for every step of the process as we believe He has used this time to better prepare us for the journey ahead. We are ready to lose sleep over nighttime feedings, bandage scraped knees when their training wheels come off, and hold back tears when they head to college. We already love your baby so very much and want to give them all we have and know. Above all, we pray they find a godly, loving, and joyful home that values their story. We would be honored if you found that home in us and are forever grateful to be considered.
We met the first day of college eating huckleberry ice cream, and every day since has been just as sweet. Since marrying in 2016, we have moved to Minnesota; taken dream vacations to Italy, Cabo, and Cancun; and eaten our weight in blueberry pancakes. Morgan is a children’s nurse, has nearly finished her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in pediatrics, and hopes to care for our future children in her practice someday. She loves playing volleyball and teaching piano and is the reigning hide-and-go-seek champion with our nieces. Justin is a management consultant, has the most contagious laugh, recently perfected his 360 while wakesurfing, and is often caught with giggling nieces begging him to tickle them again. While we adore our weekly sports, summer evenings spent boating, and annual family ping-pong tournaments, these traditions will become richer blessings when we get to share them with a child.
Our Home & Pets
Our five-bedroom, four-bathroom home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac in a neighborhood minutes from Justin’s family. The open layout is perfect for entertaining and our large deck and lawn set the stage for summer parties and children’s playdates. Our neighborhood is swarming with young kids learning to ride bikes on their driveways and boasts many parks and walking trails nearby. Summer evenings are spent barbequing on our deck, wakeboarding at dusk, or playing spikeball and volleyball until the sun goes down. In the winter, we skate on a pond, watch movies on the big screen, or play games by the fire. We cannot wait to share these joys with our child and look forward to the day when they beat us at ping-pong in the basement.
Our Extended Family
Just two days after signing with Angel Adoption, we walked into our weekly family Saturday night dinner to find a swarm of siblings, parents, and nieces armed with cake, chocolates, cheese, and cheers of excitement—all celebrating our leap forward into growing our family.
We are not merely the family that spends every holiday, Sabbath, and sporting event together but the family that wouldn’t have it any other way. We laugh together, cry together, and get overly competitive in our backyard basketball games. All year we look forward to our New Year’s Eve pajama dinner with Justin’s family or next year’s gingerbread house competition with Morgan’s. We spend every Fourth of July piled into a massive cabin with over seventy of Justin’s cousins, aunts, and uncles, boating and playing games until we collapse from delightful, sun-kissed exhaustion. We dream of the day when our child gets their own hand-painted plate for our “special plate dinners,” hits a home run in our famous family wiffleball games, or sits on Justin’s shoulders to put the star atop the Christmas tree.
Our hearts lie with our family, and we cannot wait to welcome our child into our crazy, competitive, loving, God-fearing household.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have been considering adoption since before we were married. We have always known growing our family naturally might prove difficult. After years of trying, we are eager to fill our home with sweet giggles and the pitter-patter of little feet. Words cannot express the excitement that overtook us when we finally decided to adopt—a feeling that continues to grow each day as we envision a little one in our arms. Morgan’s sister and brother-in-law recently adopted, and the support and enthusiasm we have received from them and our families overwhelms us with gratitude. We could not be more overjoyed to take this next step and eagerly anticipate the day we get to call ourselves parents.
|Favorite Food||Anything breakfast|
|Favorite Hobby||Wakeboarding, wakesurfing, downhill skiing, singing|
|Favorite Sport||Hockey, rugby, volleyball, spikeball|
|Favorite Holiday||Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Activity||Training dogs|
|Favorite Tradition||Family reunion in the Ozarks|
|Dream Vacation||Beach, mountains, Europe|
|Occupation||Registered Nurse, Pediatrics|
|Education||Doctor of Nursing Practice (May 2021)|
|Favorite Food||Lemon bars, blueberry pancakes, peaches|
|Favorite Hobby||Piano, DIY projects, planning vacations|
|Favorite Sport||Basketball, volleyball, spikeball|
|Favorite Holiday||Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving|
|Favorite Subject in School||Pathophysiology|
|Favorite Activity||Volleyball, boating, Nerf basketball|
|Favorite Tradition||Family wiffleball games, Sabbath dinners|
|Dream Vacation||Beach, New Zealand, Africa|
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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