dear expectant mother
We deeply admire and respect your courage and strength to consider making an adoption plan for your child. We know it may be a challenging time for you and want you to feel fully supported as you make this decision for yourself and your baby.
We promise to love your child unconditionally and provide them with experiences that will help them grow and thrive into adulthood. We will cultivate their natural strengths, instill an interest in lifelong learning, and provide the opportunity to realize their biggest dreams. We are excited to share our love for traveling, music, cooking, and sports. Kathleen is ready for another sidekick chef to join her in whipping up our family’s favorite meals. She works to fill the house with constant fun and laughter, from art projects, silly games, and spontaneous dance parties. Bill is ready to share his passion for sports, tell creative bedtime stories, and strengthen his expert fort-building skills. Our son is ready to be an amazing big brother and show his new sibling the ropes.
We are so moved and grateful to you for considering us as your child’s parents. If you wish, we would love for you to be part of this child’s life and a part of our family. We will follow your lead with the type of relationship you want to have with us and your child. Regardless, our arms are open and ready to share our endless love and support with your little one.
We both grew up in southern California, but we met in the Midwest, where we still live today. After graduating from college, Kathleen moved to New York City and found a passion for working with non-profits and raising funds for their missions. Her work brought her to Chicago eight years ago, and she met Bill shortly after. Bill came to the Midwest to attend law school, and after finishing, he went into consulting businesses and corporations on their taxes, which he continues to do today. While our similar California childhoods provided an instant connection, our similar interests for golf, skiing, and music, as well as our lighthearted humor and connection to family, provided a deep foundation for our love and marriage. We have been together for seven years and have one biological son.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a very vibrant and diverse neighborhood of a Midwestern city. It is the best of both worlds—a family-friendly community just steps away from the amazing culture, education, and activity a city offers. We live in a four-bedroom home with plenty of room to play and a nice backyard. We take our son to the many nearby parks and playgrounds regularly. Every August, our street closes for our annual block party. It is a true summer highlight for the kids, who spend hours riding bikes and playing sports up and down the street. We have two dogs, a Corgi Lab mix and a hound shepherd mix. They love to snuggle up on the couch, play in the backyard, take walks to the dog park, and sunbathe.
Our Extended Family
We are lucky to be very close and connected with our extended family. They are incredibly supportive of our dream to adopt a child and cannot wait to welcome them to the family.
Bill’s mother lives on the West Coast, and we spend time with her a few times a year. Bill’s brother and his wife and two girls live in Alaska. His older sister and her husband live just a few short hours away, and we see them very frequently. Kathleen has two brothers; each is married with two kids. Her eldest brother, his wife, and their two girls live abroad, and her middle brother, his wife, and their two boys live in the Midwest too. Kathleen’s mother just moved to the Midwest, so we get to see her often as well! Our fathers passed away a few years ago and are deeply missed.
Holidays and vacations are almost always spent with our extended family and friends from coast to coast, including Alaska, California, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New York—with an occasional adventure abroad to explore new cultures.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have a deep desire to continue to grow our family through adoption. We know our family is not yet complete as we have much more love and life to share. We both have two siblings with whom we have strong relationships today, and we envision our children sharing a similar bond as they grow older together. We would be honored to open our home and our hearts to another child.
|Education||BA, Art History; MA, Art Administration|
|Favorite Hobby||Cooking, skiing|
|Favorite Movie||Elf, Anchorman|
|Favorite Music Group||The National|
|Favorite TV Show||Lost, This Is Us|
|Favorite Book||Eat, Pray, Love|
|Favorite Subject in School||Art, biology|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas with all our extended family|
|Dream Vacation||Tahiti, Bora Bora, Fiji|
|Education||BA, Political Science; Juris Doctorate|
|Favorite Hobby||Music, playing golf|
|Favorite Movie||Star Wars|
|Favorite Music Group||R.E.M.|
|Favorite TV Show||The Simpsons|
|Favorite Book||Into the Wild|
|Favorite Subject in School||Government, history|
|Favorite Tradition||Prime rib for Christmas dinner|
|Dream Vacation||Touring through Europe|
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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