dear expectant mother
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We cannot even begin to imagine what a difficult time this must be for you trying to figure out the best option for you and your baby. There are no sufficient words to express how incredibly grateful we are for you and the possibility to expand our family through the adoption process. Even though we haven’t met yet, we know you are such a great mother, and we admire you so much for choosing life and considering adoption.
If you choose us, we promise your child will have the best big brother to look after them. We believe there is no greater gift we can give a child than a sibling who will be their best friend for life. We also promise each day will be full of unconditional love, laughter, and adventure playing with our pups, who are a huge part of our family. We will teach them to be humble, kind, inclusive, and respectful of others.
If you choose us to be a part of this journey with you, we promise to only speak of you and their adoption story with love and respect. We want to be respectful of your comfort level and whatever type of relationship you wish to have down the road. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for considering us to love and raise your child as a part of our family. May your heart be filled with peace with whatever decision you make.
We met at work in 2012 and got married a year later. We both work in management in the insurance industry. While our careers are important to us, our family always comes first. We have a great work–life balance as we have the ability to work from home. Because of this, we are always able to take part in every important life moment. We are the best of friends and love to travel and experience new things together. As sports fans, we love visiting MLB stadiums across the country! If you asked Lauren, she would tell you Tony has the best sense of humor; he is the best dad and biggest sports fanatic. What Tony would tell you about Lauren is that she is an amazing mother with a heart of gold who loves to work on house projects and decorating.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a five-bedroom, split-level home with a fenced-in yard with lots of space to entertain and play. Our finished basement serves as a playroom that’s filled with toys and a sitting area where we spend family time watching Disney movies. Our neighborhood is full of young families and kiddos running around playing. We live in a great school district near a park and walking trail that leads to uptown, where we often walk for lunch and ice cream dates. Three wagging tails and paw prints complete our home. Max and Mia are senior yorkies that love to cuddle. Our two-year-old labradoodle, Ozzie, is our son’s best friend and is sure to be your child’s best friend too!
Our Extended Family
Tony grew up in a large family and has a close relationship with them. Growing up with three sisters taught Tony valuable skills, patience, and the importance of a sibling bond. We love making lifetime memories with our family, and the last few years we’ve taken an annual trip to the beach with Tony’s older sister, her husband, and our two nephews. We also spend almost every major holiday with Tony’s family and love the tradition of going to the zoo for Halloween!
Lauren grew up as an only child but with lots of cousins! Her favorite childhood memory was spending time at her grandparents’ with all of her cousins. Lauren’s parents divorced when she was younger and both remarried. Lauren has five step-sisters and nine nieces and nephews. Both of Lauren’s parents visit us several times a year, and we visit them a few times a year and usually spend Christmas or Thanksgiving together. We also FaceTime several times a week and are working on Lauren’s parents relocating to Illinois when they retire in a few years.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always wanted a big family. Unfortunately, after we got married, we experienced four years of fertility struggles. In 2018 we ultimately were blessed with our son through the IVF process, which was an absolute miracle. After the birth of our son, we decided to go through IVF again and suffered a heartbreaking late miscarriage. Adoption has always been on our minds and something we’ve discussed throughout our marriage. After conversations with a friend and family member who have gone through the adoption process, we knew our hearts were ready to pursue this path. It would be the privilege of a lifetime to expand our family through adoption.
|Occupation||Claim team manager|
|Education||Bachelor in Management/Marketing|
|Favorite Hobby||Going to concerts, gardening|
|Favorite Movie||Dirty Dancing|
|Favorite Music Group||Chris Stapleton, Ed Sheeran|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office, The Crown, HGTV|
|Favorite Subject in School||English|
|Favorite Tradition||Going to the pumpkin patch every fall|
|Occupation||Claim team manager|
|Education||Bachelor in Business Administration|
|Favorite Hobby||Watching/playing sports|
|Favorite Movie||The Shawshank Redemption, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation|
|Favorite Music Group||Eli Young Band|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Tradition||Putting up the Christmas tree|
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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