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Family Type: Single
Children: No
Location: IL
Religion: Christian

dear expectant mother

Thank you, from the top, bottom, and sides of my heart, for considering adoption. I would be forever indebted for the chance to give your baby the warmth of my home, love of a big family, and the possibility to support their dreams. I am humbled by you and your decision to give your miracle of life a chance for love. Your baby will always know that 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. When we summer together at our family lake home in Wisconsin, do cannonballs in our Florida pool, or take family trips to explore new places, there is, every time, a part of me that notices the absence of a child to share it all with. It would bring me no greater joy than to be able to share with your child the same love that I receive from my family.

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

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

About Me

I am an elementary school teacher of fourteen years and currently teaching fourth grade! I love my work because it is centered around my favorite part of life: kids! When I am not teaching and learning with my students, you can find me traveling and exploring the outdoors with my pup, Cobalt. We spend summers and long weekends together at our family lake home in Wisconsin. I also love to explore the indoors through home design, repurposing furniture, and attempting a variety of healthy recipes! I spend quite a bit of time with my local family and friends. We enjoy holidays, celebrations, and just chill- out weekends together with our kids and dogs. Life is good, and it will be even better with a family of my own.

My Home & Pets

My house became a home when I bought and settled into my townhouse a few years ago, after teaching internationally for the previous four years. My goal to return 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 or each other’s 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 and also the everyday visits from those we love.  We also travel regularly to the lake, to be together as a family on weekends and summers.

My Extended Family

Oh my, we are a big family, and still growing! My paternal grandmother was adopted as a baby. Together, she and my grandfather they 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 spend our adult years together.

Our family already includes two adoptions, with the excitement of this third opportunity filling our hearts. It is so much fun to watch my nieces and nephews grow and change over the years. We are a handful of personalities, careers, and beliefs, tied together by core family values. We strive to live a life based on love, honesty, integrity, education, diversity, loyalty and a strong work ethic. I am excited to bring your child into the same positive environment that defined my own childhood. 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 mother. It’s my first choice. Every day as a teacher, and previously as a child advocate (CASA), I strive to meet children’s needs. I enjoy nurturing children through a warm and supportive environment. I have not yet found the right man to marry, and when that happens, he will know exactly what to do and how to love us. I have always known in my heart that one day, my life and home would be ready to open up to my own children. Because of you, today is that day. My excitement for this chapter overwhelms me in all of the best ways.

Fun Facts

About Katy
Occupation Elementary Teacher
Education Masters in Educational Leadership & Administration
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Mexican everything!
Favorite Hobby Traveling to new places
Favorite Sport Kayaking, Swimming & Hiking
Favorite Music Group Zac Brown Band & Jimmy Buffett
Favorite Activity Spending time at our family lakehouse
Favorite Tradition Christmas with the family
Favorite Animal Whales & Dolphins
Dream Vacation Anywhere in the world, at least once!

Contact Katy

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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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