dear expectant mother
We unsuccessfully tried to grow our family on our own (and with doctors). Over time, we accepted that our journey might not include biological children. Perhaps our journey involves someone else, a strong and amazing woman we haven’t met yet.
We cannot begin to understand exactly what you’re feeling. We hope it gives you some comfort knowing that Katie has also experienced adoption but in a different way. Katie was adopted as a newborn, and she recently made a phone call to her birthmom—her hero who carried her under her heart and placed her into the arms of a woman who couldn’t have a baby of her own.
What you are looking for may seem impossible to find on a screen or paper. We look forward to talking with you to reassure you and help you decide. Whether your story includes us or not is yet to be determined. We want you to know how grateful we are for you, for your time, and for you getting to know us.
Phil is a sixth grade band teacher and loves teaching kids through his passion for music. He has a relaxed, laid-back personality. He loves music, and in his spare time, he is often reading or backpacking. Phil plays the trumpet exceptionally well, but because of his career, he can play all instruments, although not perfectly. Katie is an OB nurse. She has worked on the postpartum unit of the hospital and loves taking care of women and infants. She is currently working for an OBGYN office and loves helping her patients throughout different stages of life. Katie is passionate, observant, and creative. She loves to travel and, in her spare time, often spends time with friends and family, crafting, or catching up on crime shows on TV.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a small community just outside of a busy metropolitan area. Our city is thriving with lots of things to do—arts, sports, outdoor activities, and highly acclaimed school districts, such as the one Phil works for. We live in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo, which we share with our two feline friends, Coco and Tigger. Katie lived here prior to meeting Phil. It feels like a home shared by two people who enjoy crafting, reading, listening to music, and cooking. We have photos of friends and family on the walls, artwork from our travel adventures, and cat toys scattered around.
Our Extended Family
Katie’s parents were married over 40 years before her dad passed in 2016. As an only child, she is very close with her mom, but she also has a “bonus family.” These are her parents’ best friends and their two sons. Katie, being from a smaller family, considers many of her close friends to be family. Their children even refer to her as “Aunt Kat.”
Phil’s parents have also been married for over 40 years. His younger sister lives out of state with her husband and their three children. We enjoy going to visit when we can. His older brother lives in Finland with his wife. Phil’s family gets together with his grandmother or grandparents for big holidays. Katie’s grandparents passed away before she turned 21, so being able to be around his grandparents is very comforting.
A special tradition in Katie’s family was always going to Mass on Christmas Eve and then gathering for dinner, presents, and birthday cake celebrating the birth of Baby Jesus. Phil’s family gathers together at his grandmother’s house, and we enjoy being a part of the fun celebrations. Katie has loved hearing stories about their family farm and their different traditions. We can’t wait to start our own traditions and carry on the legacy of some of these family traditions with our own family.
What Led Us To Adoption
It’s no surprise by looking at our photos that we met a bit later in life. Neither of us had been married or had children, but that was something important to both of us. We made a plan early on, just before we were married, that we would seek fertility assistance, and if that didn’t work out, we would move forward with adopting to help us grow our family. After almost a year of trying to get pregnant, we both decided it was time to reach out and find an agency that focuses on newborn adoption. Katie was adopted as a newborn, so it was important this remained an option for us, even if we had been successful in having a biological child.
|Education||Bachelors Degrees in Magazine Journalism and Journalism Graphics and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing|
|Favorite Movie||The Emperor’s New Groove, The Green Mile|
|Favorite Sport||Football and College Basketball|
|Favorite Holiday||Fourth of July|
|Favorite Music Group||Dave Matthews Band, P!nk|
|Favorite Book||The Giving Tree|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas stockings on Christmas morning then breakfast|
|Occupation||Sixth grade band teacher|
|Education||Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Masters Degree in Music Performance|
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, gardening, backpacking|
|Favorite Movie||Finding Forrester, Bull Durham|
|Favorite Sport||Golf, Indy car racing|
|Favorite Music Group||Miles Davis, Beethoven, Steeley Dan|
|Favorite Book||The Grapes of Wrath|
|Favorite Tradition||Family gatherings|
|Dream Vacation||South Africa|
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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