dear expectant mother
I want to express how grateful I am you would consider me to raise your child. What you are doing is one of the greatest acts of selflessness and love anyone could do for another. It takes courage, strength, and a sense of purpose that goes beyond yourself. Though life may have given you a situation you didn’t expect, you have used this opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.
For years I have dreamed of the days when I could take my child to dance classes or sport practices, go on hikes through the mountains, or go camping around the lake. Children have been such a big part of my future dreams. It is because of you that I can even make that dream a possibility.
Every day I continue to pray for you and your baby, that you would be led to make the best decision for you both. As a pastor, there is nothing more important to me than children knowing how much they are loved and created for a very special purpose. If there is one thing I can promise you, it is that your child will know not only how much they are loved by God but how much they are loved by you. Your child will be surrounded by a large family that will support them and will be their biggest fans and loudest cheerleaders. We pray we get to meet our newest family member soon.
My name is Mars (yes, like the planet). If you’re wondering how you come upon a nickname like that, my fiery, passionate personality for life would clue you in quite quick. I believe life is full of adventures just waiting for those willing to take the leap of faith to find them. In my free time, you can often find me exploring the wilderness or local attractions. If I am not on a run, climbing a mountain, or floating down a river, you can find me in the kitchen throwing something sweet into the oven for my friends or family.
For over two years, I have been a part-time associate pastor of a church I helped plant. There is nothing I’m more passionate about than helping people discover their value and purpose in God’s love. In addition to pastoring, I am an administrative assistant at a local law firm.
My Home & Pets
I live in a two bedroom apartment in the best part of Washington with my kitten Kira. Not only am I a short jog away from multiple parks that host fun events for kids all year round but in less than an hour, you can travel to the best trails or be in the center of the city, sipping on the perfect cup of coffee. Out of every season in our area, though, summer is definitely my favorite. My family owns property on a lake where we spend many summer weekends. As a kid, I remember hours of playing in the lake, fishing and swimming. Every night would end with campfires, s’mores, and staring at the stars. I’ve dreamed of passing these traditions along.
My Extended Family
I’ve been fortunate to live within ten to fifteen minutes of most of my extended family. It seems like every weekend we come together for a birthday, holiday, or family game night. Over the years, my favorite memories revolved around our holiday traditions. Whether it’s Christmas Eve service and holiday cookie decorating, May Day flower deliveries, or pumpkin carving competitions, we will always find an excuse to come together.
Every Easter after church, we barbeque and see who can break open the Easter pinata. Each year, a new family member carries on the unspoken task of creating a pinata more indestructible than the last. The afternoon ends with the hunt for the golden Easter egg. No hiding spot is off limits…even being buried in the ground.
Besides our normal traditions, this last Thanksgiving became special for a whole new reason. We joke that every year around the dinner table someone announces they’re pregnant, and I can’t express the surprise and excitement that flooded the room when I announced I was adopting this last Thanksgiving. Your child is walking into a family full of love with eight little cousins waiting for their new best friend to arrive.
What Led Me To Adoption
My first introduction to adoption was in elementary school. Growing up, one of my closest childhood friends was adopted from Ecuador. It took me a long time to even understand she was adopted because from my perspective, they were just a typical, loving family. As I grew and came to understand, though, it gave me such a perspective that love doesn’t require blood relation. To this day, I love seeing them post pictures of the strong connection they continue to have. Throughout my life, I have continued to see the positive effects of adoption from families in my church and family friends. Adoption creates a family, and I am so hopeful this will be the beginning of mine.
|Occupation||Associate pastor and administrative assistant|
|Favorite Hobby||Baking, dancing|
|Favorite Sport||Cross country, track & field|
|Favorite Music Group||Post Malone|
|Favorite Subject in School||Show choir|
|Favorite Tradition||Family game night|
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!Return to Waiting Families