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Location: OH
Religion: Catholic

dear expectant mother

Without being in your shoes, we can never fully understand the road to considering an adoption plan for your child. It is clear that you are a strong and courageous mother with a fierce love for your child. We want to understand your journey to considering adoption as much as we can, as much as you’d like to share with us.

We want to support you, and we hope that you will never feel alone. The opportunity to parent your child will be the greatest joy and gift we could ever receive. We always want our him or her to know their birth parents and families to the extent you are comfortable. We believe the more a child knows about his or her roots, the more self-assured and happy he or she will be. Everyone’s situation is different, and we want to support you with where you are now and what you may decide you want moving forward.

We have had to make many difficult decisions along our road to parenthood, and we understand how overwhelming it can be. You don’t have to have all of your decisions made and figured out right now. This will be a journey and a process for us all, one we hope is filled with love and growth for all of us, centered around this baby who will have so much love from so many people.

About Us

We met in Chicago, when Lauren was in graduate school and Matt was working as a meeting planner for a hotel. Lauren quickly fell in love with Matt’s sense of humor and easygoing personality, and Matt has always loved Lauren’s warm and caring nature and her dedication to everything she does. A few years ago, we moved to a medium-sized city in Ohio, where Lauren helps children with medical conditions as a pediatric psychologist in a children’s hospital and Matt is a meeting planner for a large company. After three years of infertility, we were incredibly blessed to have our son. We love spending time with him and our dog, Murphy. Being parents has been the greatest joy of our lives, and we hope to grow our family with the blessing of an adopted son or daughter.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a four-bedroom house in a quiet, suburban neighborhood. It is a diverse, vibrant community of friendly neighbors and many young families with children. Our neighborhood is in a great school district, and there is a park right down the street. Our house has a fenced-in backyard, finished basement, and plenty of room inside for toys and playing. Murphy and our son love playing together, too. Murphy is so gentle with children and greets new people with lots of kisses. Most of all, our home is a place filled with love.

Our Extended Family

We were both raised knowing family is the most important part of life. Matt has an older brother, a younger sister, and many cousins who are more like siblings. Holidays are spent playing games, which can become boisterous and are always a good time! There are several young children in the family who join in on the fun, too.

Lauren’s family is also large and close-knit, as her mom is one of twelve siblings. Lauren has a younger brother and sister. With more than 30 cousins, Lauren grew up with lots of children around.

Although our families are more spread out now, we always find time to stay in contact. We visit with our families every few months, and doting grandparents are only a short drive away. Our families are thrilled about our plans to adopt. We are fortunate to have been raised by open and loving parents with a strong sense of family and inclusiveness.

What Led Us To Adoption

We are so thankful to have a friend who adopted and who shared her amazing experience with us. That is what led us here, reaching out to a strong, loving, and brave expectant mother who’s considering choosing a family to raise her child. We want to be able to provide a child with an inclusive, strong, loving, and steady family in which they know they will always be loved.

Fun Facts

About Lauren
Occupation Child Psychologist
Education Ph.D.
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Ice cream
Favorite Hobby Running
Favorite Sport Baseball
Favorite Holiday Thanksgiving
Favorite Activity Taking Family Walks
Favorite Tradition Weekend Pancakes
Favorite Animal Dog
About Matt
Occupation Event Planner
Education B.A.
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Pizza
Favorite Hobby Cooking
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite Activity Bedtime Stories
Favorite Tradition Florida Beach Vacation
Favorite Animal Penguin

Contact Lauren & Matt

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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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