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Dear Expectant Mother,

We are in awe of your courage and strength. We are so grateful for your selflessness. Thank you for your generous heart and thank you for choosing to love your child before they are born. Now we may get the privilege and responsibility of loving you and your child, and we will never take that for granted.

We have dreamed, hoped, prayed, and anxiously waited to grow our family for a long time, and you could be making our dreams a reality. We want to assure you, if you bless us with this gift, your baby will be so incredibly loved; he or she will be doted on, protected by three older siblings, and nurtured into the amazing human being they were created to be. We will raise your child with diligence, thoughtfulness, and unconditional love.

We want to walk alongside you in this journey and continue to provide you with support and love for as long as you’ll have us in your life. You are an incredible woman who has made an incredible decision. We are praying for you and your baby every day. There won’t be a day that goes by that we won’t thank God for you and the fact that you’ve given us the gift of this precious child. Thank you for considering us.

With grateful hearts,
MaryKate and Andrew

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About Us

We met on a farm when Andrew took MaryKate on a tractor ride, and it wasn’t too long before he won her over and she fell in love. We were married the next summer; fast forward 13 years, MaryKate is a fifth grade teacher at a local charter school and finds so much joy in teaching! She also loves being in nature, enjoying coffee and conversation with friends, and reading. Andrew is a truck driver for a local beverage company and while he drives he listens to audiobooks from favorite authors like John Grisham. He loves to be outdoors as much as he can, fishing, hunting, and hiking. While MaryKate is more of an introvert, Andrew is the extrovert; Andrew is the free spirit and MaryKate the planner. We have three boys ages 9, 7, and 4 years old who are involved in various sports and outdoor activities. We attend church on Sunday, lead a home group (Bible study) during the week, and make sure we always end our busy days with family dinners around the table.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a lovely subdivision next to a duck pond. We know all our neighbors; they are our friends, babysitters, and children’s playmates. Many of the older neighbors treat our boys like their own grandchildren, playing baseball with them, giving them popsicles on a summer day, and always having a watchful eye on them as they ride bikes around. And MaryKate’s school, where the older boys attend, is an extended family for us. Having taught there her whole career, students, teachers, and parents know and love our family well. We also have a rambunctious nine-year-old German shorthair named Genny that Andrew takes bird hunting. She was our first “child” and is a very tolerant dog that the kids love to play with.

Our Extended Family

Andrew’s older sister and brother-in-law live within a mile of us with their 14-year-old son and seven-year-old daughter. Their kids and ours all play sports throughout the year, and a lot of weekends find us at someone’s sports game. Andrew’s younger sister, brother-in-law, mother, and stepfather live 30 minutes away, and we see them at least once a month for family dinners, birthday celebrations, and holiday get-togethers. We believe Christmas falls on whatever day we can all be together as a family rather than December 25th.

Andrew’s dad and stepmom live six hours away, but we make the drive to see them 3-4 times a year and they visit us every few months as well. The same can be said for MaryKate’s mom, dad, brother, and sister-in-law. We travel to see them for Christmas and a long vacation in the summertime. MaryKate can’t be away from her niece, who is 6 and nephew, who is 4, for too long, and the boys love to play with their cousins in the pool, on the Grandpa-made swing set, or using their imaginations to play pretend!
We have always had the love and support of our extended family as we’ve been raising our children, and we can’t imagine it any other way.

What Led Us To Adoption

We wanted a big family, but after we had our third child, we learned there were some biological obstacles in our way to getting pregnant and having another healthy baby. We didn’t feel like our family was complete; we love our children so much and know there is space in our lives and hearts for another child. Andrew’s sister and brother-in-law have adopted their two children, he has two cousins who were adopted, and MaryKate has an uncle who was adopted. We know an adopted child will be in good company and be loved completely by our family!

Fun Facts

About MaryKate
Occupation Teacher
Education Master’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Reading
Favorite Movie The Proposal
Favorite Sport Soccer
Favorite Music Group Miranda Lambert
Favorite TV Show The Office
Favorite Subject in School History
Favorite Tradition End of school year traditions
Dream Vacation Traveling around Europe
About Andrew
Occupation Delivery driver
Education Some college
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Hunting and fishing
Favorite Movie Boondock Saints
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Music Group Garth Brooks
Favorite TV Show SEAL Team
Favorite Subject in School Math
Favorite Tradition Cutting down our Christmas tree
Dream Vacation Cabin in the woods

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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!

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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