dear expectant mother
We already have one important thing in common with you: a love for your child. As we’re writing the story of our growing family and feeling love for a baby who will be, you’re writing a story of love for your child too. We can’t imagine considering dozens and dozens of strangers, wondering if anyone is deserving of such a gift, such trust. If you decide we will be part of your adoption plan, this is our promise to you:
Your child will be surrounded by love.
Your child will know your love.
Your child will proudly be told and retold the story of their life, which started with you.
We will keep an open line of communication with you.
We will encourage your child to try new things and support their passions.
Your child will get an amazing education, both in school and in real-world experiences.
We will help your child learn from mistakes.
We will model kindness, gratitude, and service.
We will help your child become independent to make healthy choices.
Your child will laugh and have fun every day.
We have so many extraordinary opportunities to offer, yet we also have plenty of the ordinary. We’re real. We laugh, we cry, we play, we love. We’re not perfect. We have struggles. We make mistakes. But we work together to grow.
We hold onto the hope that you’ll get to know us and be part of our story.
We are best friends and love the life we’ve created together. Whether we’re at a movie, grocery shopping, traveling, or tag-team diaper changing, we have fun. In tough times, we lean on each other. During our infertility struggles, we made motivational signs and said our own mantra together every night. We are grateful those struggles led us to our toddler Phoebe and planted the seed of adoption. Kim has a natural ability to connect with children. She taught elementary school for many years until Phoebe was born. Our plan is for her to stay home with Phoebe and our future child until preschool age before returning to teaching. She is patient, kind, and imaginative. Steve works in the fascinating world of insurance. He is fun-loving, creative, and easygoing. As a couple, we enjoy trivia/game nights, DIY home projects, and golfing.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a suburban area that’s just a short drive to a large city offering museums, professional sports, an outstanding zoo, concert halls, universities, and more. We chose our neighborhood for its diverse population and ideal location, tucked away from traffic and within walking distance to an elementary school with a playground, track, and field. We’re also a few blocks from a recreational facility, with access to a mini waterpark, an indoor pool, a gym, and youth programs. Our new house has a dedicated kids’ playroom, a bedroom for each child, a family entertainment area, a basement we plan to finish with tabletop games, and an open backyard just waiting for us to build a garden with the kids.
Our Extended Family
We are lucky to have an amazing family close by. Kim has two sisters and a brother, all with children, so Phoebe is loved by nine cousins from kindergarten to middle school. We LOVE our nieces and nephews! They were our adorable wedding party, they visit often for sleepovers, and we’ve hosted two summer “Cousins Retreats” jam-packed with fun and adventure (a hike, bingo, cookie inventions, “Minute-to-Win-It” party games, yoga, a chocolate factory tour, a dance contest, video games, origami, and so much more).
Our families gather at least once every month for family birthdays, holidays, kids’ sporting events, etc. Kim’s parents and Steve’s mom are loving, doting grandparents, who frequently visit and care for Phoebe. Our family is thrilled about us adopting. There’s no end to the love this family has to offer. It was endearing to see the instant, unconditional love they had for Phoebe when they first met her and to witness each of them building a relationship with her. They can’t wait to welcome another baby into the family and grow another sweet relationship.
What Led Us To Adoption
We first talked about adoption when we struggled with infertility. We started down two paths to expand our family: researching adoption and fertility treatments. After finding out we were pregnant, we realized it didn’t mean the end to our adoption journey, just a delay. We personally know the power of sibling relationships, so we’re excited to nurture the strong, loving bond we’re sure Phoebe and her new brother or sister will develop. We can’t wait to expand our family through adoption!
|Occupation||Elementary school teacher, stay-at-home mom|
|Education||Master’s degree in elementary education|
|Favorite Food||Popcorn, chili, watermelon, ice cream|
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, puzzles, baking, board/card games, knitting|
|Favorite Movie||When Harry Met Sally, Groundhog Day|
|Favorite Sport||Watching my team beat Steve’s|
|Favorite TV Show||The Great British Bake Off, Gilmore Girls, So You Think You Can Dance|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math, reading, writing, Spanish|
|Favorite Tradition||Nightly family walks, bedtime ukulele songs|
|Education||Bachelor’s degree in actuarial science|
|Favorite Food||Burgers, cinnamon rolls|
|Favorite Hobby||Playing board games, home improvement|
|Favorite Movie||Titanic, The Game, Good Will Hunting|
|Favorite Sport||College football, professional hockey|
|Favorite TV Show||Star Trek, Game of Thrones, King of Queens|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math, geography|
|Favorite Tradition||Driving to see Christmas light displays|
|Dream Vacation||African safari|
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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