dear expectant mother
Dear Courageous Mother,
You are brave, caring, and generous. We know we will never truly understand the feelings you are having or the experience you are going through, but we do know we admire you. Creating an adoption plan for your child shows the strong love you have for them. If you choose us to love your child, we promise to dedicate our lives to creating a safe and nurturing environment where your child will have the freedom to be themselves.
In our family, we value experiences and relationships above everything else. We have worked hard to create stability in our lives that will allow us to be present parents for your child. We think the best way to learn is by doing, so traveling, being outside, trying new things, and building friendships with others will all be a big part of your child’s life. We will teach the values of respect and honesty while always encouraging creativity. If your adoption plan includes an open adoption, we look forward to getting to know you and, more importantly, for your child to get to know you. Whatever adoption type you choose, we look forward to sharing your culture and heritage with your child. Thank you for taking the time to read about us. We hope to have the honor of welcoming your child into our family.
Danielle and Katie
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We met surrounded by the loud sounds of young children blasting away on tubas and trombones. Danielle was a trumpet teacher, and Katie taught French horn at the same after-school music program. Our passion for music helped us form a strong connection with each other. Danielle is beyond excited to play guitar and piano to lull our future child to sleep or, better yet, start a family dance party and sing along. In addition to our personal music making, we always have a variety of music playing in the house, and we enjoy seeing live music performances as much as we can. We continually strive to have balance in our lives. Outside of Danielle's career as a dentist and Katie working as a music teacher, we make time for other activities that bring us joy. We love cooking and sharing meals, traveling, hanging out with friends, and spending time outdoors appreciating nature.
Our Home & Pets
We were fortunate to buy our very first home this past November. Since we decided on adoption before buying our house, we chose this home with our future child in mind. We live in a thriving Maryland city close to parks with playgrounds and hiking trails. He or she will attend a school in the district Katie works in, so it is teacher approved! Taking a walk in our neighborhood, we hear people speaking many different languages and pass by restaurants serving food from lots of different cultures. Our house has a spacious deck where we will spend lots of time grilling and relaxing. We also have a yard where we know our future child will enjoy running around with neighborhood friends and our dog, Zoey.
Our Extended Family
After bouncing around the country in our twenties, we decided it was important to settle down close to family. We are lucky to have Danielle’s aunts, uncles, and cousins all living nearby. We love celebrating holidays as a family or, in the summer months, going for a swim to cool off in their pool (Zoey included, but she prefers to lay out on a raft).
In December, we all get together to light the menorah and make latkes for Hanukkah. We also play Christmas music, exchange gifts, and bake Christmas cookies. We have combined our families’ traditions because the more chances to celebrate, the better! Every June, we look forward to going to a Pride parade to celebrate and support our LGBTQ+ community. Halloween is also a holiday we are always excited about because it’s the first holiday we celebrated as a couple when we were dating. Each year we dress up (animals included) and hand out Halloween candy to the kids in our neighborhood. We are flexible with how and when we celebrate and look forward to creating new traditions with your child.
What Led Us To Adoption
Starting a family as a lesbian couple is not so straightforward. When deciding how we wanted to start our family, adoption immediately felt like the right choice. We are fortunate to have a “chosen family” in addition to our blood relatives. These are close friends of ours who have loved us and supported us through life’s ups and downs. Having our chosen family members in our lives has made us see that sharing genetics is not needed to create a family. Love, compassion, support, and acceptance are what bond people together. We feel humbled to have the opportunity to be a part of your child's life.
|Education||Master in Music Education|
|Favorite Hobby||Hiking with our dog|
|Favorite TV Show||How I Met your Mother|
|Favorite Subject in School||Band|
|Favorite Tradition||Visiting the park where we got married|
|Education||Doctorate in Dental Surgery|
|Favorite Food||Chicken tikka masala|
|Favorite Hobby||Making and listening to music|
|Favorite Movie||Back to the Future|
|Favorite TV Show||Gilmore Girls|
|Favorite Subject in School||Orchestra|
|Favorite Tradition||Wine and cheese nights with friends|
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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!
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!