dear expectant mother
Thank you so much for considering us to raise your child. We know this is a bittersweet decision and one you didn’t come to lightly. Considering an adoption plan reflects your love for your child, and we admire your selfless decision. If you choose us, we promise to raise your child with unconditional love, compassion, and a life full of fun and amazing experiences.
Adoption was our first choice when deciding to start a family, and we will be loving, dedicated, and caring parents. We look forward to homework help, family Christmas sweater brunches, trips to Disney World and the beach, and exploring new cultural destinations together. We have a close, loving group of family and friends who are excitedly awaiting our future child with us, and he or she will have a group of supportive aunts, uncles, and best friends. Every milestone, birthday, and holiday will be celebrated, and we can’t wait for first steps, first words, and first days of school on the horizon.
We are humbled and so blessed you are considering us. We take the responsibility of being parents seriously and promise to raise your child with unconditional love and support. We admire your decision and are forever grateful to you for considering us to parent your baby!
We’re Kristin and Ryan! We met in 2011 and have been married since 2014. Ryan works as the field training manager for a major corporation, and Kristin works as the director of alumni relations for a mid-sized university. Ryan is hardworking, funny, and entrepreneurial, and Kristin is considerate, smart, and adventurous. We own a townhome in a family-friendly, cozy neighborhood, and on the weekends, you can usually find us exploring neighborhood festivals, jogging along the lakefront, or trying new restaurants, museums, and cultural destinations. During the summer, we love to attend outdoor yoga class together, and during the week, we are usually cooking dinner at home, playing with our dog, or watching sports. Kristin is a Pittsburgh Penguins fan, Ryan is a Steelers fan, and we’ve both recently become Cubs fans. We can’t wait to continue exploring, learning, and going on new adventures as we grow our family!
Our Home & Pets
Our home is a townhouse in a gated complex in the middle of a wonderful, walkable neighborhood in Illinois. We have a small yard, and our home is very close to the lakefront, playgrounds, and lots of family-friendly attractions. We are very close with our neighbors, and several nearby families have young children as well. Our dog, Toby, is a cuddly seven-year-old Peek-A-Poo who looks (and acts) like a real-life teddy bear; he loves to play in the snow and ride in the car.
Our Extended Family
Ryan’s mother, father, and stepmother have a close relationship and host a Christmas brunch every year. Each Christmas, Ryan’s mother gives him an ornament to celebrate a milestone; we both look forward to continuing that tradition with our child. Ryan is close to his older brother and younger sister; they FaceTime every day and are always there to give advice or support.
We are also very close with a small group of friends who are more like family, several of whom have young children. Every fall we visit an apple orchard together, and we celebrate holidays throughout the year.
Kristin is an only child; her parents are retired and live in Florida. They live in the same neighborhood as Kristin’s godparents, and her extended family includes them and their children. Kristin’s parents visit regularly, and we travel to Florida to see them often. Their holiday traditions include going to church on Christmas Eve followed by a big pasta dinner and Santa Mouse hiding gifts in the tree. Kristin talks to her family every day, and we all look forward to our child’s first trip to visit them. Both of our families are excited for our future child and can’t wait for the new addition!
What Led Us To Adoption
Kristin was adopted as an infant, and we both have seen the positive impact adoption has had on her life and understand the love, acceptance, and joy adoption brings. Kristin was raised knowing she was adopted and the blessing of the selfless choice her birth parents made. Even before we got married, we knew adoption was our first choice for starting our family, and we are looking forward to being parents and lovingly raising a child.
|Occupation||Director of Alumni Relations at a university|
|Education||J.D., Bachelor in Journalism|
|Favorite Hobby||Swimming, running, yoga, piano|
|Favorite Sport||Swimming, ice hockey|
|Favorite Music Group||Wilco|
|Favorite TV Show||Chicago Fire|
|Favorite Tradition||Running the Turkey Trot together every Thanksgiving|
|Occupation||Field Training Manager for a large corporation|
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, lifting weights, video games, running|
|Favorite Movie||The Godfather|
|Favorite Sport||Football, baseball|
|Favorite Music Group||Beatles|
|Favorite TV Show||Scrubs|
|Favorite Tradition||Seeing family at Christmas|
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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