dear expectant mother
To say we are grateful to you is an understatement. We have such profound respect and appreciation for what you are going through in your life, relationships, and physically, not to mention the choice you are considering. We have not met, and already we have love for you.
We often share our dreams of welcoming this tiny little human into our family and home and all the things we look forward to experiencing with them. Having a five-year-old son, we know the magnitude of both the joys and challenges having a baby brings. We look forward to developing connections and strong loving bonds with a new little one.
When we first learned we were pregnant with our son, we thought it was a miracle. We had tried for so long and had actually given up trying on our own and started considering other options. Those first few months were both scary and exciting. By the fourth month, we learned there was a complication with the pregnancy, and our hope was shadowed in fear. Following was a diagnosis of gestational diabetes, and throughout the entire pregnancy, Marsha experienced constant nausea. This experience left us with the notion that pregnancy and all it entails—physically and emotionally—is an act of true love. Bringing a life into the world is magical, and wanting nothing but the very best for that new life is truly admirable. We appreciate you!
Our story began about 12 years ago when we met online and realized very quickly that our personalities clicked before we ever saw each other in person. Four months into our relationship, we bought a fixer-upper house and went to work on the biggest project ever. With all the sweat, time, and effort that went into renovating the house, it became clear we made a great team! Between Andy running a restaurant and Marsha working as an architect, we’ve found lots of opportunities to explore our area’s many hiking trails and waterways. We love taking the dogs outside for fresh air and checking out new parks. When indoors, we most enjoy playing games and spending time with friends and family, usually over some tasty food.
Our Home & Pets
Our home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac in a very quiet residential neighborhood, with five acres! We have good relationships with all of our neighbors on our road and enjoy exploring the nearby parks, rivers, and walking trails. Having all the outdoor space is great for our two dogs and kiddo, who love to run and play together. Our home has three bedrooms and a playroom/family room. We love living in a rural area that is near cities so we can have the best of two worlds. There are museums, libraries, parks, pools, sports fields, theaters, music, and festivals all within 15 to 30 minutes of our home.
Our Extended Family
We both have two sisters, for a total of four aunts and uncles for our son. There are six cousins, all living close by so we get to see them frequently. Andy’s parents live about 35 minutes away, and we typically go to their house for dinner and games one or two times a month. Marsha’s parents live in California, where she is originally from. We see them once or twice a year, often around the holidays. We are very close to all our family members, and we all get together for birthdays and holidays every year.
Every couple of years we take large family trips where we go to a quaint town, lake, or beach and spend a few nights together in a rental house. The ladies enjoy perusing the shops in town, and the guys love to fish and spend time on the water or playing in the sand—actually, we all like to play in the sand! There are some really good cooks in the family, so our time together often includes a hearty meal. We are all truly looking forward to sharing these special times with a new little one.
What Led Us To Adoption
After being together for a year, we rescued our first dog and then, a year later, we rescued a second dog. We joked they were our kids, and it became clear we really did want to have a family. It was a journey of two years before we finally conceived, welcoming our son into the world in 2014. Two years later, we decided to grow our family again. After IUI and IVF not working out, we found ourselves as determined as ever and found adoption to be the path for us. As parents, we know we have so much love, support, and joy to offer a child. Our son is excited that one day soon he will have a sibling!
|Favorite Hobby||Drawing, painting, crafting|
|Favorite Movie||Blade Runner|
|Favorite Sport||Walking, hiking|
|Favorite TV Show||House|
|Favorite Book||Mysteries, historical fiction|
|Favorite Subject in School||Art|
|Favorite Tradition||Family gatherings|
|Favorite Hobby||All games, indoor and out|
|Favorite Movie||Die Hard, Serenity|
|Favorite Sport||Hiking, ping-pong|
|Favorite TV Show||The West Wing, The Walking Dead|
|Favorite Book||Atlas Shrugged|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math, drafting|
|Favorite Tradition||Holiday California trip|
|Dream Vacation||Getaway cabin|
Contact Marsha & Andrew
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