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Family Type: Traditional Couple
Children: Yes
Location: VA
Religion: Lutheran

dear expectant mother

We can only imagine what a difficult time in your life this must be, and we pray we can give solace to you as we write. Please know our home is filled with love, kindness, laughter, patience, forgiveness, friends, and family. We eat dinner at the kitchen table together, go on vacations, and celebrate all the holidays. (Our 17-year-old still likes to dye Easter eggs, carve pumpkins, and bake Christmas cookies.) We play board games, walk our dog together, go to church, and support each other every day. Our daughter grew up with trips to the zoo, apple picking in the fall, strawberry picking in the spring, dance classes, Girl Scout meetings, picnic lunches, feeding ducks at the lake, playdates at the playground, sledding in the snow, trips to Disney World, vacations at the beach, hiking, swimming at the pool, and many more memories that we cherish. We have so much love to give. Any child who comes into this home will receive the same unconditional love, attention, quality time, encouragement, and affection that our daughter has experienced. We are steadfast in our commitment to growing our family and believe it is a privilege to be considered as parents for your child.

We would love nothing more than to have a house full of children and would love your baby without hesitation. We believe God put us on a path and pray we can be of comfort and strength for you in this unique situation. We want to assure you we have the utmost respect and empathy for you.

About Us

Sara was a single mother to an 11-year-old when she met Mark six years ago on a blind date, and we have been a close-knit family since not long after that. Respect, encouragement, communication, and trust have created a strong foundation in our marriage. Mark was a teacher and is now an athletic director at the high school level. Sara is a nurse who specializes in emergency medicine and plans to become a stay-at-home mother when we are blessed with a baby. We are prepared to give our love, time, and attention to your child. Mark is known for fixing anything around the house, making corny jokes, and rooting for his favorite teams. You can find Sara at the sewing machine, reading a book, or baking bread or cookies. We enjoy dinners at the table together, walking the dog, and watching any Disney movie together.

Our Home & Pets

We have a large townhome within a well-established, family-friendly neighborhood in northern Virginia where your child will thrive in the top-rated schools. Our streets are surrounded by safe sidewalks to walk our dog and teach your child to ride a bike, playgrounds are within walking distance, and the lake has three beach entrances. We also have a neighborhood pool and a community library nearby that we frequent regularly. Our home has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a deck, and two family rooms with plenty of space for your child to grow. The family dog, Kona, is gentle, with a nurturing demeanor. She has been a wonderful addition to our growing family, and we couldn’t imagine life without her.

Our Extended Family

Our family has an overwhelming abundance of love to share with a new addition, and we are overjoyed for this opportunity. Sara’s dad lives nearby and has a close relationship with us; we see him regularly. He is an extremely giving and involved grandfather who is extremely supportive and attentive about our plan to adopt. Mark’s parents are retired and live in another state, but we talk often. We are close to Mark’s two brothers and their wives. We meet at the beach every summer and love spending time with our delightful niece. We are not only blessed with a loving extended family but also have a close-knit group of friends whom we consider a large part of our lives. Our friends continue to show their support throughout our adoption journey and are a great source of strength.

We enjoy celebrating all the major holidays, and we go all out decorating the house top to bottom for Christmas! Our favorite vacations include our yearly trip to Disney World and any cruise ship to the Caribbean with our 17-year-old.

What Led Us To Adoption

We have been trying to grow our family since our marriage in 2014. Our journey took us down many different paths. After we were unable to conceive naturally, we turned to fertility treatment but then realized adoption was the right choice for our family. We have witnessed families at our church who have been successful through adoption as well as close friends who have experienced adoption themselves and with their children. The miracle of adoption allows us the opportunity to follow God’s plan, open our home, and grow to a joyful family of four.

Fun Facts

About Mark
Occupation Athletic Director
Education Master in Education
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Italian
Favorite Hobby Golf, DIY projects
Favorite Movie Good Fellas, Brooklyn Tale
Favorite Sport Baseball
Favorite Music Group OAR
Favorite TV Show Friends, ER
Favorite Activity Family dinners
Favorite Animal Dog
About Sara
Occupation Nurse
Education Associate’s degree in nursing
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Pizza, Mexican
Favorite Hobby Sewing, quilting
Favorite Movie Inside Out, New in Town
Favorite Sport Figure skating
Favorite Music Group Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, Fall Out Boy
Favorite TV Show Downton Abbey, Grey’s Anatomy, Felicity
Favorite Activity Playing games
Favorite Animal Horse

Contact Mark & Sara

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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!

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