dear expectant mother
We understand the decision you’re considering may be difficult, and we want you to know that we are so extremely grateful you are considering us as parents. If you choose us, you will be giving us the most precious gift.
We will work as a team to give your child the best life possible. We will teach them about the world, travel with them (especially to beaches or our favorite national parks), challenge them, encourage them, teach them to give back using their talents, and to respect all people. We are so excited to take him or her to the zoo or to volunteer with us, to read bedtime stories, to teach them how to shoot a basketball and kayak, and to help them with their homework. Most of all, we will support them, no matter what.
We know being parents will not always be easy, but we also know the hardest things in life are the most rewarding and that joys far outweigh hardship. Words cannot express to you how much we desire to be parents, and should you grant us this wish you can know your child will be in loving hands. We know this is a big decision, and we will honor your choice by loving this child unconditionally for the rest of our days. Please know how grateful we are to you for your consideration. If you feel comfortable, we hope we have the chance to meet you.
We met in our early thirties, after we each took time to travel and establish our careers, and married soon after. We know that each of us makes the other person better, and we provide one another with an unconditional love. We also have the same philosophy: to live a life of service. Mary has a Master’s degree and has worked in the nonprofit sector her whole career, first as a literacy teacher, then as an event manager to fundraise for heart research and disability services, and now a grant writer for 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.
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 backyard and plenty of room to run with our two little dogs, Holly and Ivy. They’re very playful and good with children, and we can’t imagine life without them!
Our Extended Family
Josh is one of six children, with three sisters and two brothers, all married. Mary has one brother and one very close cousin who lives five minutes away, both married with two small children each. We are so fortunate to be aunt and uncle to eleven (almost 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 grandchild. While some of our siblings live out of state, we all 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 very fortunate as well 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 have heard their journeys and seen first-hand how adopting a child is one of the best things to ever happen to them. They understand how badly we want to be parents ourselves, and we get together often for dinners, game nights, 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 make our lives complete. It took a year and a half for us to get pregnant, and this pregnancy ended in miscarriage almost immediately. We decided to try again, but our second pregnancy was also not meant to be. Despite our losses, we know our story is not over. We both felt pulled toward adoption, even before we got married, and decided to adopt to grow our family. We’ve seen the joy adoption has brought to our friends, and we are so grateful and hopeful to have this opportunity.
|Occupation||Nonprofit Grant Writer|
|Favorite Food||Seafood, Chocolate|
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, Yoga, Bath Bombs|
|Favorite Sport||Softball, Volleyball|
|Favorite Holiday||Fourth of July|
|Favorite Music Group||Mumford & Sons, Muse|
|Favorite Subject in School||English|
|Favorite Animal||Dogs, White Tiger, Sloth|
|Dream Vacation||Caribbean Island Hopping|
|Favorite Food||Steak, Sushi|
|Favorite Hobby||Gardening, Woodworking|
|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|
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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