dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
We do not know you, but we hope these few pictures and words have given you an idea of who we are and the desire we have to be parents. We feel honored and blessed that you would consider us as parents for your child. It would be a sacred responsibility for us to raise him or her. From day one, we would want your baby to know how many people love them, especially you.
As a couple, we prioritize several things in our lives that we are excited to share with any child who comes into our home. We both understand the importance of education and would help our future child fulfill any of his or her dreams in any way we can. Creating and listening to music is a large part of our family life. We both play musical instruments, and we both enjoy singing. We look forward to sharing our love of music and the arts, whether through family activities, music lessons, or life and cultural experiences. We believe family is part of God’s plan for all of us and that God wants all of His children to feel special and loved.
We admire your strength and courage. We would love the opportunity to teach your child to sing, to pray, and to be the best person they can be. Thank you again for considering us as parents for your baby.
Craig and Kenna
We are Craig and Kenna! We are both teachers by day but musicians and theater extraordinaires by night…well, in a manner of speaking. We have been married for over four years and have been loving every minute of it. Craig asked Kenna out after singing and playing the guitar at a church talent show activity, and Kenna was swept off her feet! She has loved hearing him play and sing ever since. Often you can find Craig picking up his guitar to write a song or describing the next novel he is thinking of writing, while Kenna is involved with the community theater, directing and preparing for their next musical theater show. Craig has been known to participate in the local community theater musicals that Kenna directs from time to time. We love to spend time together cuddling on the couch and watching a good movie.
Our Home & Pets
Shortly after we were married, we moved to Kenna’s hometown to be near family and friends. We love our town! It is small but has good schools and a family feel. We enjoy taking advantage of several state and national parks nearby, and we love that our small town celebrates holidays together. The Veteran’s Day parade, the local high school Homecoming parade, and the Fourth of July BBQ and fireworks celebration are events we look forward to. Sometimes we joke that it feels like something out of a Hallmark movie. Our home, which we share with our adorable beagle, Helen, is a small three-bedroom house, but it is safe and clean. Currently we are working on landscaping and putting in some grass and trees.
Our Extended Family
Kenna has a large family and has six siblings. She is number five, with an older brother, three older sisters, and two younger brothers. She enjoys spending time with all of them and feels especially close with her sisters. Craig is an only child. When he was eight years old, his mother died of cancer, and when he was fifteen, his father passed away. He was raised during his teenage years by his aunt and uncle, and even though his family does not live nearby, we make plans to visit them as often as we can and continue to connect with them.
We love all our extended family, and we especially love watching our nieces and nephews grow up together. Once a year we have a family reunion with Kenna’s brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews. This usually includes a lot of outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, and some off-roading. There are always kids playing at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, and being around family is definitely a highlight.
What Led Us To Adoption
We started talking about growing our family shortly after we were married. We were ecstatic when after just less than a year of marriage we were pregnant. However, it wasn’t to be, as that pregnancy ended in miscarriage. As we were grieving, we decided to speak with our local bishop, and he mentioned adoption. After two more miscarriages, we spoke with a fertility specialist and continued to pray about the direction we should go in. We felt guided more and more toward adoption as a way for us to grow our family. We are thrilled to go on this adventure, and we look forward to opening our home and our hearts to you and your child.
|Occupation||High school English/theater teacher|
|Education||BA - Theater Education MA - Theater PhD - Fine Arts|
|Favorite Hobby||Theater, piano, violin|
|Favorite Movie||Anne of Green Gables|
|Favorite Music Group||Killers, Bread|
|Favorite TV Show||The Right Stuff|
|Favorite Book||The Blue Sword|
|Favorite Tradition||Day-after-Christmas shopping with my sisters|
|Dream Vacation||Mayan/Incan ruins in South America|
|Occupation||Middle school science teacher|
|Education||BS - Geophysics MA - Applied Physics MA - Physics|
|Favorite Hobby||Writing, playing guitar|
|Favorite Movie||The Dark Knight, Marvel movies|
|Favorite Music Group||X (The Los Angeles version)|
|Favorite TV Show||The Mandalorian, Original Star Trek|
|Favorite Book||Conan the Buccaneer|
|Favorite Tradition||Opening presents on Christmas Day|
|Dream Vacation||Ruins in Angkor Wat (Thailand)|
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