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Family Type: Traditional Couple
Children: No
Location: WI
Religion: Spiritual/Christian

dear expectant mother

Thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your baby! We want you to know we are here for you. We know it is probably a difficult and confusing situation and that you want what is best for you and your child. We will be supportive as we all navigate this confusing process. We want to help put your mind at ease and do what we can for you at this time because we all have your child’s best interest at heart.

We are grateful to you for considering us as parents, and we know we will give the child the best home possible. We are so excited to be providers, teachers, caregivers, and supporters of your child. If you feel comfortable, we hope we have the chance to meet you!

About Us

Before we married in our early thirties, we each took time to travel and establish our careers. Mary has a master’s degree and has worked in the nonprofit sector her whole career, first as a reading teacher, then as an event manager to fundraise for heart research and disability services, and now at an animal shelter. Josh is a middle school teacher in health and physical education and an assistant varsity basketball coach. We’re both passionate about serving those in need through our careers. We value education and service to the community and understand the importance of using our talents and passions to live a meaningful life. We know that each of us makes the other person better, and we provide one another with unconditional love. We also have the same philosophy: to live a life of service.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a quiet suburb on an acre of land. It is one of the safest neighborhoods in the state, with a great school system. Our home is a three-bedroom bi-level with a finished recreation room on the lower level and a walk-out patio. We have a playground in our back yard and plenty of room to run with our two little dogs, Holly and Ivy. They’re very loving and patient with children, and we can’t imagine life without them!

Our Extended Family

Josh is one of six children who are all married and have families of their own. Mary has one brother and a close cousin, both married with two small children each. It is so fun being aunt and uncle to twelve nieces and nephews. We have four sets of grandparents (one set is actually an aunt and uncle who are very close to us) who are thrilled to welcome another child to the family. While some of our siblings live out of state, we do our best to see each other during the winter holiday season, and on Christmas we spend the day with dinner, presents, and games at Grandma and Grandpa’s lakehouse.

We’re also very fortunate to have a close network of personal friends who are incredibly supportive, kind, and friendly people. Most of them are parents themselves to multiple young children, and a few have adopted. We get together often for dinners, game nights, and bonfires as well as Fourth of July fireworks, “Friendsgiving,” and many other occasions.

What Led Us To Adoption

We always knew we wanted a family and that the joy of children would greatly enrich our lives. We tried to have our own children, but this was not meant to be. Even so, we know we are meant to be parents. We both feel pulled toward adoption, and we felt this even before we got married. We want to be there for a child in need and provide a loving home. We are so grateful and hopeful to have this opportunity.

Fun Facts

About Mary
Occupation Nonprofit grant writer
Education Master’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Seafood, chocolate
Favorite Hobby Reading, yoga
Favorite Sport Softball, volleyball
Favorite Holiday Fourth of July
Favorite Music Group Mumford & Sons
Favorite Subject in School English
Favorite Animal Dogs, white tiger
Dream Vacation Santorini, Greece
About Josh
Occupation Teacher
Education Bachelor’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Steak, sushi
Favorite Hobby Gardening, woodworking
Favorite Sport Basketball
Favorite Holiday Fourth of July
Favorite Music Group Zac Brown Band
Favorite Subject in School Art
Favorite Animal Bighorn sheep, bald eagle
Dream Vacation Galapagos Islands

Contact Mary & Josh

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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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