dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
You should be proud of deciding to carry your precious baby until delivery. But we also recognize the conflict you may feel as you make the decision to find a new home for your baby. We want to support you and your decisions in any way possible. Taking care of a child is the biggest responsibility of a parent, and we would be honored to take on that responsibility and involve you in an adoption as open (or confidential) as you prefer.
Our family is whole but not yet complete. Our three children love one another deeply, but there is still plenty of love, time, attention, and fun available for your baby to enjoy with us. We pray you would choose the best family for your precious gift, and we hope you see ours as one of love, stability, and nurturing. Our hearts’ desire is that your child would grow up healthy, respectful, and well provided for physically and emotionally.
We are honored that you would consider us to love and raise your child as our own. We believe God placed us here to love everyone, regardless of ethnicity, sex, health, or beliefs. This means caring for those we meet but especially you and your beautiful child.
We are an easygoing, family-oriented couple. We met online nine years ago and have been married 8 1/2 years, now with three energetic kids: Tyson (6), Gideon (4), and Annalise (2). Tyler is an engineer at an industrial complex ten minutes away. Katelyn teaches and tutors math and science part-time and also homeschools our kids. Tyler goes in early so he is home when Katelyn goes to teach and tutor; one of us is always home with the children. We love to spend time outdoors with our kids at the beach, park, and mountains. We enjoy hiking, especially in new, fun places. We are trying our hand at baking sugar cookies most recently. Our weekdays are pretty routine with work, sports, and spending time with the kids. Our weekends are family focused with activities around town and lunch with extended family after church.
We live in a large suburban home in coastal South Carolina. Our neighborhood is big and has many outdoor activities, including parks, walking trails, and a swimming pool. We are located in a great school district with a new elementary school close to our home. Since we homeschool our kids, they are involved in recreational league sports (soccer, basketball, football) nearby. We are actively involved in our local church and so are our kids. We have many restaurants, historical sites, and beaches near us as well.
Our Extended Family
Tyler comes from a large family. He is the second oldest of six. He has three brothers and two sisters. His parents are actively involved in all of their kids’ lives and love spending time with their grandkids. He has six cousins, and they all get together every Thanksgiving for a family reunion. There are always games happening and so much food.
Katelyn comes from a small family. She has one younger sister. Her parents live in the neighboring town, and she sees them at least twice a week. She has two younger, adopted cousins who live nearby. Katelyn’s entire family gets together on Sunday afternoons for lunch at her grandmother’s house. We spend birthdays together and have a big Christmas celebration.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always longed for a large family with four or five kids, but Katelyn’s pregnancies have become increasingly difficult. Since our youngest, Annalise is two, our kids are at a great age to welcome more into our family. Adoption is part of Katelyn’s family: On her mom’s side, her two cousins, with whom she has been close their entire lives, were adopted 20 and 22 years ago. Two women at Katelyn’s work have also been blessed by adoption.
|Education||MA in teaching|
|Favorite Movie||The Lion King|
|Favorite Music Group||Ellie Holcomb|
|Favorite TV Show||Bones|
|Favorite Book||Redeeming Love|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas pjs|
|Favorite Movie||A Beautiful Mind|
|Favorite Music Group||Needtobreathe|
|Favorite TV Show||Malcolm in the Middle|
|Favorite Book||A Million Miles in a Thousand Years|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Tradition||Thanksgiving weekend|
|Dream Vacation||Week in the mountains|
Contact Katelyn & Tyler
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!