dear expectant mother
While we cannot fully comprehend the intense emotional strength required to consider a decision of this magnitude, we are grateful and honored you are considering us to raise your child. From this point forward, every decision we make will be to provide your child with the best life and all the love we have. As the birth mother, we will think of you as an extension of our family and will offer our support in helping you through this process.
As a couple, we have known each other for 11 years and share a mutual love and respect for one another. We have one daughter, and in her, your child will have an amazing sister to bond with and team up against us in their efforts to stay up late, get more ice cream, or win a family game. We spend time every day playing with and reading to our child. We can even get into a detailed review of Hop on Pop or some other book we have already read a billion times over. As a family, we dedicate time each week for family outings. Sometimes this means attending music performances, spending an afternoon at a nature preserve, exploring cultural festivals, or going to an arcade or carnival. Since we live in different states than our extended families, we take time to video chat every week with our parents and periodically with other relatives to ensure they are as involved in our child’s life as possible. We look forward to sharing all of these experiences with your child so they know they have many people who love and care about them.
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Like many fairy tales, our meeting was magical and romantic. Learning about microscopes at 7 a.m., Larry asked Ginny for some of her tea to help him fully wake up. Only if he had his own cup, she told him, knowing this was not the case. This was the start of a happy life that included both of us earning a Ph.D., nearly two years of a long-distance relationship, getting married, and working toward where we are now: Ginny a biology professor and Larry an image scientist. We enjoy new experiences, from traveling the world or the U.S. to exploring our region through hikes, the zoo, or community-led cultural celebrations. This definitely benefited our daughter, Sheyn, who can say at the age of four that she has ridden a camel, met ballerinas, and worn an astronaut’s glove, among other fun experiences.
Our Home & Pets
Our home is in northern Virginia, a short train ride from DC, where there are ample opportunities for activities for our family to enjoy together. Our four-bedroom house has two stories and a basement. We have a large backyard that extends into the woods behind our house. We have seen deer, rabbits, bats, foxes, and hawks from our deck. During the summer, the fireflies blinking in the trees are serenely hypnotic. The trees surrounding our backyard give us a sense of privacy. Our home is located on a pipestem, which means we have a long driveway without any traffic. The neighborhood children like to play in our driveway since it is so safe. Our eight-year-old dog, Sheera, is a pointer mix. She is great with children and enjoys spending her days sniffing the air and waiting for her next walk.
Our Extended Family
Ginny’s older brother and parents live in a small town in Utah. Ginny is very close to her extended family. Whether they are uncles, aunts, great-aunts, or third cousins once removed, everyone in her family greets us with a smile and usually delicious food since we are all family.
Larry is the middle child with two brothers. One brother lives in Chicago. Larry’s older brother and his parents live in Queens, New York. Larry is very close with his family. They often talk on the phone and share stories from their day.
Each weekend, we go as a family to have a shared experience, whether at a cultural festival or a hike on a nature trail. The focus is on enjoying and spending quality time together. Other traditions revolve around holidays, where we gather for meals and enjoy each other’s company. Ginny’s family is Native American and celebrates Feast Days, where we invite others into the house for meals and dance all day around the village.
Our parents are as happy and as excited we are going to adopt as they were when we told them we were pregnant.
What Led Us To Adoption
We chose adoption following complications during and after the pregnancy with our daughter. We always wanted to have multiple children so the kids can play with and learn from each other. We want to watch them form a friendship unlike any other forged in their life. We know we can give all of our children an amazing life, full of love and wonderful experiences.
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, Working Out|
|Favorite Movie||Seventh Seal, Predator, Once|
|Favorite Sport||Baseball, Basketball|
|Favorite Subject in School||Mathematics, Physics|
|Occupation||Assistant professor of biology|
|Favorite Movie||Seventh Seal, While You Were Sleeping|
|Favorite Sport||Running, Baseball|
|Favorite Book||Pride and Prejudice|
|Favorite Subject in School||Biology, Chemistry|
|Favorite Tradition||Feast Day|
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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