dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
This may be a very overwhelming time for you. We are so grateful for your courage and willingness to lovingly consider the path you will choose for your child. We hope you will be guided to a decision that gives you peace.
Thank you for taking the time to review our profile and learn about us. Most importantly, we would like you to know that, given the chance, we will share all of the security, encouragement, and love we have to offer with your child. We will welcome creating an open adoption plan that supports your desires for openness and sharing.
We extend our love and prayers to you.
Paul is a devoted, fun-loving husband and father. A Marine veteran and healthcare IT professional, he is reliable, honest, and calm under pressure. Growing up in a large family gave him lots of experience with young children, and he's known to be a “baby whisperer.” He keeps our household laughing and smiling even on challenging days. He never takes himself too seriously and is always willing to try something new. Leila is very affectionate and generous, which makes her a great mom. She’s thoughtful and creative with a special knack for gift giving. She plans awesome family experiences. We both work from home and spend time volunteering at school and church. We love to travel. Experiencing new places with our children is one of the greatest joys in our life. We enjoy spending weekends at our cottage, swimming, hiking, and biking. We also like to go to concerts, museums, plays, and festivals.
Our Home & Pets
We have a lovely, spacious home in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood near great schools, parks, a lake, and a public pool. We live in a small city in a diverse neighborhood with a mix of young families and retirees who are happy to help each other. Our home is full of art, and we loved working with each of the kids to decorate their bedrooms to reflect their personalities. There is plenty of room to play in our yard, and we enjoy watching the frequent wildlife visitors. We have two dogs that get along well with children. Reggie is a very gentle, laid-back hound. Spike is a quirky-looking, small mixed breed with a big personality and funny toothless grin that let’s his tongue fall out when he’s tired or excited.
Our Extended Family
We have a large and diverse extended family. Some are local, and others are across the country and the world. Paul has ten brothers and sisters, and we have lots of nieces and nephews. Leila has a brother and sister as well as a few close friends who our children also know as aunts.
We enjoy special visits and holiday traditions with both of our families. Leila’s family is especially food orientated! There is always lots of delicious food and hospitality on offer. Sometimes it’s surprising how diverse the menu can be; the Thanksgiving table over the years has included the traditional turkey, collard greens, and Japanese, Colombian, and Persian dishes. We have an annual outing with cousins at Christmastime that includes volunteering, visiting museums, and having a fancy meal out together.
In the summer, we look forward to our family reunions and meeting up at the zoo, State Fair, or other festivals. Over the years, we have put together a family team for the run/walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Some of our best times with our extended family have been those unplanned opportunities when we come together to share a meal, play a game, and laugh together.
Our Adoption Story
Both of us already had children when we met. We were able to see each other as loving and dedicated parents. That was one of the most important factors when we decided to get married. While we are blessed with both biological and adopted children from previous relationships, our desire to grow our family together is strong. Our attempt to get pregnant naturally failed, but our dream to have another child has never waivered. We feel very blessed to be on this journey, and can't wait to welcome a baby into our hearts and home.
|Occupation||Healthcare Management Consultant|
|Education||BA - Anthropology & Psychology|
|Favorite Food||Ice cream|
|Favorite Hobby||Traveling, art, photography, gardening|
|Favorite Movie||Adam’s Rib, The Jerk|
|Favorite Music Group||Stevie Wonder|
|Favorite TV Show||30 Rock|
|Favorite Subject in School||Social studies, art|
|Favorite Tradition||Visiting the peony farm|
|Dream Vacation||Around the world tour|
|Occupation||Healthcare IT Analyst|
|Education||Associate degree - Computer Programming|
|Favorite Food||Hamburgers, sushi|
|Favorite Hobby||Traveling, gardening, cooking, fantasy football|
|Favorite Movie||Rudy, Marvel Universe|
|Favorite Music Group||The Beatles|
|Favorite TV Show||Sports, The Brady Bunch|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math, gym|
|Favorite Tradition||Yearly vacation|
|Dream Vacation||African safari|
Contact Leila & Paul
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!