dear expectant mother
We are humbled by your consideration of us to raise the sweet baby you are growing. We are heartbroken by the things that have brought you to this challenging moment but so proud of you for the strength this decision has taken and for your desire to bring a beautiful life into the world, no matter the challenges. We believe children represent hope, and you are contributing to the growing hope in this world; that in itself is a miracle.
We are so excited to welcome a new baby into our home and hearts. We believe in raising independent, hard-working, creative, and thoughtful children. We value empathy and kindness above all else and will always provide a safe home for your baby to learn, explore, question, and grow. We read daily and talk loudly about big topics. We are goofy and nerdy, and there is always laughter in our home. We make it a priority to have family dinners and to spend time outside together. Your baby will always have unconditional love and support in our home.
We have come to this journey with the desire to not only grow our family through adoption but also with the deep desire to love and bless you in this process. We will make sure your baby always knows you are a warrior and the most courageous person we know. We love you and your baby so much already and would be honored if you ask us to partner with you to raise your baby.
We met while working together at an ice cream shop in high school. We quickly became best friends with our shared love for deep conversation and goofy antics and even went to prom together just as friends! Within a few months, we realized we were definitely more than friends, and we’ve been together ever since. We got married in 2014. Marlana works part-time as a theater teacher, which is the best of both worlds as she gets to pursue her career and be at home more, and Jake is a software engineer. Your baby will be equally exposed to the arts and to technology in our home as we are both very passionate about teaching our kids everything we know. We are an active family that enjoys laughing, learning, and adventuring together!
Our Home & Pets
We live in a five-bedroom home in a wonderful new neighborhood in Colorado with a park less than a minute walk from us. The area is full of young families, and we have developed wonderful relationships with our neighbors, who have kids the same ages as ours. Your baby would have so many friends to play with! We enjoy hiking and going to the zoo as a family when the weather is nice and sledding and getting cozy by our fireplace in the winter! Our home has no shortage of love and living things. We have two cats, Fitz and George, and a puppy, Ollie Jo, who adores children!
Our Extended Family
Both of our extended families live close by and are extremely involved in our lives. Marlana’s mom lives right around the corner and is so excited to have a new little one to hug. Jake’s parents live about 20 minutes away, and we spend time with them weekly. Both families help with watching our kids while Marlana works part-time, which has been such a blessing that our kids are able to be with family rather than in daycare. Jake has an older sister who visits often with her son, Marlana has two younger siblings who spoil our kids, and we also have many grandparents (great-grandparents for the kiddos!) who are involved in our lives. We host holidays and birthday parties at our house with as many family members involved as we can fit. There will be no shortage of love for this little one!
What Led Us To Adoption
We have felt called to adoption since we began dating eight years ago and have always known it would be part of our story. As we began to pray about how to grow our family from two kiddos to three, we felt the strong calling that now was the time to adopt. We decided on adoption so our children can be close in age and always have their best friends close by. We have seen the beauty of adoption firsthand and have heard about the beautiful relationships that come with an open adoption. We want to involve you in your child’s life as much as you feel comfortable and will always make sure your baby knows adoption means they have more people who love them dearly.
|Occupation||High school theater teacher|
|Education||Master’s degree in education|
|Favorite Food||Enchiladas, sushi|
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, going to the theater, cooking, walking, hiking|
|Favorite Movie||Les Miserables|
|Favorite Music Group||Of Monsters and Men|
|Favorite TV Show||Jane the Virgin|
|Favorite Tradition||We open and read a book a day during December leading up to Christmas.|
|Education||Bachelor’s degree in computer science|
|Favorite Food||Fettuccine alfredo|
|Favorite Hobby||Programming, walking and hiking, meditating, learning new things|
|Favorite Movie||The Blues Brothers|
|Favorite Music Group||Imagine Dragons, Major Lazer, alt-J|
|Favorite TV Show||Seinfeld|
|Favorite Tradition||Make-your-own family pizza nights|
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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!Return to Waiting Families