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Family Type: Traditional Couple
Children: No
Location: IL
Religion: Non-Denominational/Christian
Preferred Gender: No Preference
Preferred Race: Caucasian

Dear Birthmom

Thanks so much for allowing us the chance to continue our dream of becoming parents. Both of us have always wanted to be parents and to have a family of our own. We are fortunate enough that we found each other and are praying that we will be able to add children to our small, happy family. We realize you are facing a difficult decision and we respect the choice that you are making for your child.

We would love to have another child in our large family because we know he or she will be so loved and adored by his or her parents, relatives, family friends, and neighbors. Not only that, he or she will have a dog that will love and enjoy running and playing with him or her outside in the yard.

Thank you so much for considering us, and giving your time to look through our profile. We appreciate your decision and know that whatever baby God wants us to have will be placed in our arms someday because as one of our friends said, “We’ve got some guardian angel up there pulling for us and helping us out.”

About Us

Karl has his Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Painting from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Karl is a Professional Artist who is looking forward to using his art studio in our new home to create artwork and offer art classes for children and adults of all ages. Karl also restores and fixes a wide range of vehicles. Julie has her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Letter of Approval in Early Childhood Special Education. She also has her Master’s Degree in Reading Education and is a certified Reading Specialist. Julie received both of her degrees from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Julie teaches Reading at an intermediate school in Illinois.

We go on weekly dates to area coffee shops before we go and run our errands at local grocery stores or home stores. Every night, we make sure we sit down to dinner, say grace, and enjoy our home cooked meal at the kitchen table. We are each other’s best friend and support. We designed, built, and decorated our current home we are living in. Karl has a very laid back, joking, kind, hard-working, and helpful personality. Julie is a very loving, kind, loyal, organized, and hard-working personality. Our personalities balance each other out and are a perfect fit.

Our Home & Pets

We both love upper Wisconsin with its’ rolling hills, trees, and wildlife. Our home we just built ourselves is across the street from a grade school. We are within five minutes of easy access to several highways, the church we attend, stores, hospitals, and other businesses. We live in town on a hill with a long, gravel driveway surrounded by trees and greenery. We have a huge three acre yard that is great for kids and our dog. We enjoy taking walks with Bella in the neighborhood or on the bike trail. Our home is located in a peaceful setting that is close to everything we need. We see deer, hawks, eagles, and other wildlife frequently.

Karl wanted a big dog and Julie wanted a little lap dog, so we met in between. Bella, our Rhodesian Ridgeback, was the runt of the litter and is the sweetest, cuddliest, friendliest dog you would ever want to meet. She loves animals, kids, the outdoors, playing, sleeping, cuddling, and sitting on your lap. So, even though she weighs about seventy-five pounds, Julie still got her lap dog.

Our Extended Family

Karl was named after his dad and grandpa, so they were all named Karl. Karl has a dad and stepmom. Karl has a younger stepbrother and an older sister who is married. His sister and her husband have three children ranging in ages from 5-10. Karl has many aunts, uncles, and cousins who live in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. Karl sees his family regularly and is very close to his dad.

Julie was named after the actress Julie Andrews (AKA Mary Poppins or Maria from “Sound of Music"). Julie has a dad and had a mom. Julie’s mom passed away of cancer in May 2014. She was Julie’s best friend. In August 2016, Julie’s dad remarried. Julie has two older brothers, both of whom are married and have their own children. Julie has many aunts, uncles, and cousins who live in Illinois and across the U.S. Julie enjoys being around her family and hearing what they are doing in their lives.

What Led Us To Adoption

After we got married we wanted to have a year to learn more about each other before we started our family. We tried for a very long time to get pregnant and went through infertility appointments. After awhile we decided to stop with the infertility appointments and continue trying on our own. We decided to put our money towards building a new home and then adopt if we weren’t pregnant by the time we moved into our new place. We feel that this is a good time for us to start our adoption journey. We can't wait to become parents!

Fun Facts

About Karl
Occupation Artist
Education Bachelors Degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Painting
Favorite Movie Christmas Vacation
Favorite Sport Winter Sports & Football
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite TV Show Walking Dead
Favorite Book A Christmas Carol
Favorite Animal Elk
Dream Vacation Skiing in Alaska
About Julie
Occupation Teacher
Education Masters Degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Hiking
Favorite Movie Elf
Favorite Sport Basketball
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite TV Show Fixer Upper
Favorite Book A Walk To Remember
Favorite Animal Horse & Dog
Dream Vacation Alaska & Europe

Contact Karl & Julie

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Choose a Family for
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!

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