dear expectant mother
We know we haven’t met yet, but we want to take time to thank you for considering us as a family for your child. We hope that through our profile, you are able to see our love for each other, our love for our son, and the love we have for another child. Please know we have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for you. We know this isn’t an easy decision, but we want you to feel comfortable knowing that your child will be welcomed into a supportive, loving, and caring home.
For the child, we value education, family, faith, and good morals, and providing our children with opportunities, encouraging them to follow their interests, and supporting them in those interests is important to us.
Adoption is an amazing act of selflessness and love, and we would be humbled to be a part of that. No matter what decision you make, our hope for you is that you will feel a sense of peace and know that we are always praying for you and your baby.
Blane and Liz
Hello, we are Blane and Liz. We were introduced to each other through mutual friends in college eleven years ago and have been married for six years. Blane is an accountant, while Liz is a first grade teacher but is hoping to one day be a stay-at-home mom. Calvin, our two-year-old son, is “all boy” but loves babies. He always wants to be outside with a ball, bike, or his car and gives the sweetest hugs and kisses! Our home is full of laughter, goofy moments, and love. Most evenings you will find us playing with a ball in the backyard, going for a walk around the block and chatting with neighbors, reading The Pout-Pout Fish over and over, or singing and dancing to the song, “You’re Welcome,” in our living room.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a small town in Iowa. What makes our town unique is our wonderful school district that offers a year-round education, a hot air balloon festival, and our town square filled with shops and restaurants but only 15 minutes to a big city with a lot of amenities. Our home is located in a neighborhood of young families and a few retired couples. Our neighbors are like family. We enjoy getting together to watch football games, play cards, or have a cookout while our kids play. Your child will have many children to play with in our neighborhood. We have a six-year-old mini goldendoodle, Harvey, who is amazing with our son, Calvin.
Our Extended Family
We are both very close to our families and value spending time together. Blane’s family, including parents, sister, brother-in-law, and two nieces, lives an hour away. Liz’s family, including parents, brother, sister-in-law, and two nephews, lives two hours away. Liz’s other brother and his wife live in another state. We have four nieces and nephews, all seven and under.
Blane’s extended family is small but close! His favorite family tradition began when he was little. His extended family would get together for Thanksgiving at his third cousin’s house. They would all bring pumpkins and roll them down the backyard hill into the woods to see which one went the farthest.
Liz’s extended family is large and also close. Her dad is one of nine; her mom is one of five. Many of the family members still live close to each other and get together often. One of Liz’s favorite traditions is holiday gatherings with her mom’s family. You’ll find about fifty of us in her grandma’s house playing cards or board games. Before every Thanksgiving meal, we stand in a circle and share what we are thankful for. This year we hope to share that we are thankful for our child and their birthparents.
What Led Us To Adoption
Adoption is something that has been on Liz’s heart since she was younger. She has two cousins who were adopted eighteen years ago. When we decided to begin having a family, we went through IVF to have our two-year-old son, Calvin. Loving any child that comes into Liz’s life is a foundational part of who she is. This was one of the reasons why Liz became a teacher. Bringing a child into our family through adoption sparks a joy and excitement similar to the feeling of loving a new set of students each year that feel like family. The decision to grow our family through adoption brought joy back into the thought of having another child and sibling for our son! We truly feel this is how we are meant to grow our family.
|Occupation||First grade teacher|
|Education||Bachelor of Science in Education|
|Favorite Food||All breakfast foods|
|Favorite Hobby||Exercising, shopping, reading|
|Favorite Movie||The Holiday|
|Favorite Sport||Basketball, golf|
|Favorite Music Group||Country music, Ed Sheeran|
|Favorite TV Show||Gilmore Girls|
|Favorite Book||It Ends With Us|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas Eve candlelit dinner|
|Education||Bachelor of Science in finance|
|Favorite Food||Cheeseburger, meatloaf|
|Favorite Hobby||Golfing, going to dirt races|
|Favorite Movie||Dumb and Dumber|
|Favorite Sport||Baseball, golf|
|Favorite Music Group||Justin Bieber, Blake Shelton|
|Favorite TV Show||Entourage|
|Favorite Book||The Voice of Reason|
|Favorite Tradition||Easter with extended family|
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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!
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!