dear expectant mother
We once heard a quote that went something like this: “In adoption, a child is not given up. A birthmother gives life, gives a child another opportunity, unconditional love. She gives a part of her heart that will never feel whole. She gives to another family a part of their heart that was missing.” We are humbled by the decisions you are facing. Life is precious, and we understand you are making the best decision for you and a new life. We understand you only want the best for not only yourself but for the new life entering the world. We are not able to imagine the position you are in, but we will do our best to comprehend and support the tough decision you are making. Life is hard, but there are angels in this world, like yourself, who give hope to families such as ours, and we are beyond grateful.
With this prospect of caring for a new life, we will, with utmost respect for you and the process, make it our duty to translate the lessons we have learned along our journey to the new life in our family, if given the opportunity. We are filled with many emotions even being considered for parenthood, but we have the gift of fatherhood embedded in our bones. We would like to sincerely THANK YOU for even considering us as part of your journey. We wish you all the best and know you are an angel.
Hello! Hola! Wa Gwan! We are Raheem and Manny, a fun-loving, ambitious, and driven young couple living in the beautiful state of Florida. Our story started September 15, 2020, on the boardwalk of Ocean City, Maryland. As corny as it sounds, we walked past each other, with the Ferris wheel in the background, and took a second look, realizing it was love at “second” sight. Our story has progressed from there into a chapter that is ready for more. One where we can share the love we have for one another and invest it in a family of our own. We are so excited that we are now newly married can join our lives together, officially, to welcome a new life into our hearts and home.
Manny is an educator and, over the course of his career, has grown into a man who is empathic, caring, and patient. Raheem is a business development manager who has learned the skills of being righteous, personable, and attentive. We both love cooking new dishes, being with family, and finding new environments to inspire our bond.
Our Home & Pets
Disney World, beaches, and a city in the top ten best cities for families to live in is where we currently call home. Our home is in a gated community where families of all walks of life reside. With a state park across the street, fun activities happening on a weekly basis, and family members close by, we are surrounded by the fundamental building blocks of having a well-rounded family experience. Manny’s firsthand knowledge as an educator in the same school district where we live in gives him the insight as to how amazing the school system is in this area. Our little rascal, Divot, a one-year-old doggo from the Caribbean, is also in the market for a human brother or sister.
Our Extended Family
Raheem is one of five children from the beautiful nation of Jamaica. Being the second youngest but a born caregiver, he made sure his siblings were always taken care of. He and his younger brother were joined at the hip and are still very close to this day. His older sister, with her spunk and tenacity, has always inspired him to keep going through the tough times. As a family, we go to Jamaica once a year to celebrate life.
Manny is the only child with a large extended family. His mother and late father are his best friends. As one of over 25 members, he has made it a point to create special bonds with all of them. His cousins are more like the siblings he never had. As a large family, we go on summer vacations to the beach or on extravagant cruises to various countries around the world. We spend every major holiday together around food and games to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Together our families want to welcome a new life with open arms and loving hearts to build upon these traditions.
What Led Us To Adoption
Family is our guiding light. We have both been raised in the most loving and accepting families anyone could ask for. It has always been our dream to give the love we have received from our parents. After much consideration, we decided adoption was our best opportunity to obtain the family we always dreamed of and talked about. With this opportunity, we have the chance to be the great fathers we know we will be.
|Education||B.A. Environmental Science|
|Favorite Music Group||Dermot Kennedy|
|Favorite TV Show||The Walking Dead|
|Favorite Book||Pluto’s Revenge|
|Favorite Tradition||Summer boardwalk trips|
|Occupation||Business Development Manager|
|Race||Black - Jamaican|
|Favorite Movie||The Pursuit of Happyness|
|Favorite Music Group||J. Cole|
|Favorite TV Show||How to Get Away With Murder|
|Favorite Book||The Perks of Being a Wallflower|
|Favorite Tradition||Trips to Jamaica|
|Dream Vacation||Mykonos, Greece|
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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