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Family Type: Single Heterosexual Woman
Children: Yes
Location: IL
Religion: Spiritual
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dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you from the top, bottom, and sides of my heart for considering an adoption plan. I would be forever indebted for the chance to give your baby the warmth of my home, love of a big family, and opportunity to support their dreams. I am humbled by you and your decision to give your miracle of life a chance for love and to make a difference in our world. Your baby will always know this decision was born out of love from both of us.

My life is currently a blend of excitement and adventure mixed with stability and comfort. I am excited to make memories together at our family lake home, do cannonballs in the pool, or take family trips to explore new places. It would bring me no greater joy than to be able to share with your child the same love I give and receive from my family.

Our family lives our values, and I am excited to bring your child into the same positive and loving environment that defined my own childhood.

Your baby will be surrounded by love and warmth, shown a high moral standard for life, and given wings to pursue their dreams as they grow. You and your beautiful decision to pursue adoption touch my very core. It would be a lifelong honor to be chosen by you.

Warmly,
Katy

About Me

My family and friends say I am dependable, loving, and full of life. My career as an elementary teacher has led to many child-centered adventures, including teaching internationally in both Germany and Singapore. Currently I am teaching fourth grade in a top-performing local public school district. After immersing myself in many places with various people and cultures, there is one thing I know for sure: Children need unconditional love that lasts a lifetime, support to be the individual they’re designed to be, and a family to call their own.

When I am not teaching, you can find me playing with my son or planning our next family outing with our pup, Cobalt. We love to make new memories together with family and friends at the lake, near the ocean, or in the mountains. When outdoors, we hike, swim, sail, bike, play in the yard or at the park, and chill out on the deck together. When indoors, we build forts, read tons of books, build epic Lego towers, cuddle with our big dog, and explore new whole food recipes (that sometimes lead to a pizza delivery!).

Life will be even more fun with a new family member to share it all with. I am excited to complete our family through a second adoption and offer the same love-filled world to another child.

My Home & Pets

My house became a home when I bought and settled into my townhouse after teaching internationally for the previous four years. My goal when I moved back was simple: to be close to family and friends. I live in a close-knit family community that supports a top-performing school district. Our community enjoys each other’s company at the pool, tennis court, park, and homes.

Once settled, I began fostering dogs through a local animal rescue, which led me to adopt Cobalt, the big, loving, gentle Saint Bernard mix who looks (and acts!) like a baked potato. He enjoys long naps, snacks from his human brother, and the everyday visits from those we love. Our home is a safe, open-minded, and loving place for every individual’s story.

My Extended Family

Oh my, we are a big family and still growing! Our family grew by one amazing person this past year when my son came home to our large and loving family. My paternal grandmother was adopted as a baby, and adoption remains a special part of our lives. Together she and my grandfather raised seven children.  My maternal grandparents had four children, all of whom are still married and have children of their own. Growing up, it was important to my parents that the cousins were close and spent a lot of time together, so that means we act more like siblings! I am most thankful for this, as we continue to enjoy raising our own families together by gathering for holidays, celebrations, and no reason at all. We simply love to be in each other’s company. :)

Our family already includes three adoptions, with the excitement of this fourth opportunity filling our hearts. It is so much fun to watch my son and his cousins play, grow, and change together over the years. I am excited to bring your child into the same positive environment that defined my own, and now my son’s, childhood. We are a handful of personalities, careers, and beliefs tied together by core family values. We strive to live based on love, loyalty, and humor. Life with us is certainly never boring and always filled with love!

What Led Me To Adoption

Adoption has always been how I envisioned becoming a parent. It is my first choice. As a teacher, and formerly a child advocate for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), I strive to meet the needs of each child by providing a safe, warm, and supportive environment from which to grow. I have always known in my heart that one day my life and home would be ready to open up to my own children.

I knew our family was on its way to being complete after the miracle of my first adoption amid a global pandemic. We maintain a connection with our birthmom in times and ways she desires and continue to hold a special place in our hearts just for her.

My sibling and cousins have always been important to me, and I want my children to have the same opportunity for togetherness. My excitement for this next adoption chapter moves me in all of the best ways, and I remain beyond excited to meet the newest member of our family!

Fun Facts

About Katy
Occupation Elementary teacher
Education Master’s in Educational Leadership & Administration
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Riding a bike that goes nowhere (a Peloton)
Favorite Sport Bike, swim, hike, sail
Favorite Music Group Zac Brown Band, Lady Gaga, Jimmy Buffett
Favorite TV Show A Million Little Things, Black-ish, The Good Doctor
Favorite Book The Family Book, The Four Winds
Favorite Subject in School Art
Favorite Tradition Christmas at the lake
Favorite Animal Whales & dolphins

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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!

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