dear expectant mother
Dear Sweet Angel,
Thank you for taking the time to read a little about us! You are an incredibly selfless, kind, giving woman for considering adoption. We know this decision is not easy, but know you are so strong and brave and will always be loved!
It would be an honor and a true gift if you choose us to raise your sweet baby! We will raise them in a loving, faithful, kind, respectful, funny, and sweet family! Your baby will be provided with care, guidance to reach their dreams, and unconditional love. We’ll always celebrate their achievements, be there to listen, and encourage them to be the best they can be! We’ll provide education, faith, and teaching of respect for all cultures and people.
Please know if you choose us to be your child’s family, it will answer our long-awaited prayers! Our son, Finnley, is waiting for a new baby brother or sister! Thank you for considering us.
It all started as friends in college. Life is the best when you begin as friends, but little did we know there was a lot more there. We started our marriage together in Missouri, and after seven years, we moved our family to a beautiful community in Arkansas. Mark joined Katie’s family's business as the general manager. We have an adorable, outgoing, funny little four-year-old boy named Finnley. Our new addition is a golden retriever named Lollie. Our favorite activities are the outdoors, water sports, traveling, and spending time with our family and friends. We stay busy in our community with sports, civic organizations, and church. Katie is a community development officer at a bank. She coordinates events and marketing for the organization. As a couple, we’re both hardworking but know how to have a lot of fun! We live each day like it’s our last!
Our Home & Pets
We live in a beautiful area in Arkansas. Our house is a beautiful 20-year-old, two-story brick home with four bedrooms and three baths, with a large, fenced-in backyard. Our house is very bright with pops of color. Our neighborhood consists of newer homes with families of all ages and backgrounds. Parents and children are seen riding their scooters, big wheels, and bikes and walking their dogs any time of the year. Everyone in our neighborhood is very friendly and stops to talk to each other. The neighborhood is like living in Mayberry. We live in a wonderful community surrounded by three rivers and two lakes. It’s a vacation destination for many people. We have a fun, loving new puppy named Lollie!
Our Extended Family
We have outstanding relationships with both families and love spending quality time with them, whether it is at home, spending time outside, riding bikes around the neighborhood, at the lake, or on vacation. We were both raised in very loving, faithful, and hardworking families. We both have one brother, who are both married with children.
Holidays and birthdays are a big deal in our family. We love dyeing Easter eggs, going on scavenger hunts, watching fireworks, and celebrating everyone’s birthdays. Our neighborhood decorates and enjoys Halloween. We typically have over 500 trick-or-treaters at our house. For Christmas, we go to plays and festivals, decorate our house, and attend many parties and family gatherings.
Mark grew up playing sports and spent weekends at a family lake house during the summer. Katie’s family are big Notre Dame fans, so the fall is all about football. We typically go to one Notre Dame game each season.
What Led Us To Adoption
We love all children! We struggled for many years to get pregnant. After years of trying, we turned to fertility treatments and gratefully got pregnant with our son, Finnley. After having Finnley, we knew we wanted to grow our family and discussed adopting a baby. Adoption is a beautiful journey! God has surrounded us with many friends who have adopted or are adopted. One of Finnley’s favorite babysitters is adopted. Two of Mark’s best friends were both adopted, and our friends from college adopted both of their children. God has guided us to adoption, and we believe in our hearts that there is a special baby out there for us. We are excited to share the love of our family and community with our future child.
|Community Development Officer
|Bachelor of Arts in Communication
|Hanging with friends/family
|My Best Friend’s Wedding
|Favorite TV Show
|Virgin River, Firefly Lane
|Traveling, life on the lake
|Bachelor of Arts in Communication
|Fish, ice cream
|Spending time with family & friends
|The Great Outdoors
|Wake surfing, baseball, soccer
|4th of July
|Favorite TV Show
|Boating, time w/cousins & 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!Return to Waiting Families