dear expectant mother
To a Loving Mother:
While we cannot pretend to fully understand all of the emotions you are going through right now, we do know the decision you are making is both incredibly difficult and brave. We are humbled by your selflessness. We want you to know our desire is not only to bring your baby into our family but to walk alongside you in this journey. When we say we see God’s heart in adoption, we believe that is not only because he loves children so much but that he sees and loves you. We also see his love demonstrated in the sacrificial love you are showing your baby. We want you to know we are open to whatever level of relationship you would like to maintain with your child in the future, and regardless, they will grow up knowing their legacy began with the incredible love you had for them even before they were born.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story. We want you to know we would consider raising your baby to be the greatest earthly gift anyone could ever give, and your child will be surrounded by love should you choose us. We want to embark on this journey with you and support you in any way we can.
Blaine and Kari
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We are Blaine and Kari. We met in junior high. After life took us different directions for several years, we reconnected and started dating in Blaine’s sophomore year of college. We got married two days after he graduated. Our son Levi was born a year and a half later and daughter Selah 20 months after that. Blaine is hardworking, a jack-of-all-trades, and full of integrity. Kari is compassionate, kind, and fluent in Chinese. Blaine is a naval aviator. His steady job has allowed the benefits and security for Kari to be a stay-at-home mom. As a family, we enjoy picnic dinners at the beach, camping, movie nights with popcorn and pizza, involvement at our church, and hosting game nights with friends. We love to experience new cultures through travel. We treasure the friendships we have in our family and are so excited to be adding one to it!
We live in a beautiful, family friendly area of northern Florida with plenty of space, a large living area and huge grass backyard. We have a pond right across the street we visit regularly. We live in a very safe neighborhood with a near zero crime rate, which allows for lots of family walks. Where we live has lots to do and some of our favorite places are the beach, children’s library and Museum, parks, and the zoo. Additionally, there is a nearby pool and splash pad for cooling down during our long summers.
Our Extended Family
Although the military makes it difficult to always live near extended family, we have really amazing relationships with both sides of the family, which is a blessing. They regularly make trips out to visit us, and we usually go to California to visit them once a year. Most of our family live in the same hometown, so we can see them all when we go back. They have all been so supportive of us in this adoption journey and cannot wait to welcome another member into the family!
Blaine is the youngest of three boys. Some of our favorite traditions with his family are going to see Christmas lights, doing bonfires and s’mores at the grandparents’, or Christmas breakfast with the cousins. Kari is the oldest of five kids and has a large extended family. Immediate family gatherings usually include hiking, board games, and Mexican food. We also enjoy time with extended family camping, singing carols, or just playing with the second cousins.
We also have a large group of other military families and members of our local church that are like family to us. They have also been so supportive of and excited for our adoption journey!
What Led Us To Adoption
We have both always hoped to adopt. Kari has three adopted cousins, and we each have many friends and mentors who are adopted themselves or have adopted. We have seen what a beautiful thing adoption is. We also strongly believe this is God’s heart. We absolutely love being parents and are convinced that love rather than blood is what binds a family together. We would also deeply value the honor of walking with their birth parents as they make this incredibly difficult and brave choice for their baby.
|Education||Spanish major, health minor|
|Favorite Food||Popcorn, ice cream|
|Favorite Movie||The Lord of the Rings|
|Favorite Sport||Running, skiing|
|Favorite Music Group||Thomas Rhett, Dylan Scott|
|Favorite TV Show||White Collar, Gilligan’s Island|
|Favorite Book||Mara, Daughter of the Nile|
|Favorite Tradition||Cutting down a Christmas tree|
|Education||Political science major|
|Favorite Food||Homemade Pizza, Panda Express|
|Favorite Movie||Indiana Jones|
|Favorite Sport||Running, climbing, sailing|
|Favorite Music Group||Casting Crowns, George Strait|
|Favorite TV Show||Star Trek: Discovery, The Andy Griffith Show|
|Favorite Book||This Is Awkward|
|Favorite Tradition||Birthday breakfast waffles|
|Dream Vacation||Northern China/Himalayas|
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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