We hope you enjoyed getting to know us a bit better and glimpsing what our life looks like – what your child's life might look like if you choose us as adoptive parents. While we have always known our lives would include an adoption journey, we realize that you probably did not expect to be here one day. We cannot imagine what you are going through, and we pray that you are filled with peace, strength, and comfort, trusting that you are on this path for a reason.
We want to thank you for considering the journey of adoption. We are so honored that you are considering us to raise your child. Perhaps our paths will lead us to each other so that we can all love the same child for the rest of our lives.
Part of Foster's bedtime routine includes singing the hymn below (to the tune of Edelweiss from “The Sound of Music”). We plan to continue this tradition with our future children as well. We write it here, now, as a prayer for you and your child as you both prepare for the next steps on your journey, wherever that may lead you… “May the Lord, Mighty God – Bless and Keep You Forever – Grant You Peace, Perfect Peace – Courage in Every Endeavor – Lift Up Your Eyes and See God's Face – Full of Grace Forever – May the Lord, Mighty God – Bless and Keep You Forever.”
Hello! The night we met, we just clicked. After meeting, we spent six months becoming best friends before we started dating. We have been happily married since 2010. We spent the first year of our marriage traveling all over the country with Matt’s job before settling down. Now, our jobs allow us the flexibility we need to live a balanced life and support our goals.
Anna Mary is an outgoing woman who loves to bake and volunteer. Matt is a loyal man who loves to cook and play games of any kind. Together, we love to watch movies, travel, and run. In March 2017, we completed our first half marathon! In 2014, we welcomed our biological son, Foster. He is a kind and friendly boy who will make a great big brother. In fact, after watching the movie, Storks, he colored a picture of the storks and asked for a baby!
Our Home & Pets
We recently moved to Illinois from Louisiana to be near Matt’s family. Our brick home sits on a three-acre lot with a prairie in the front, a wooded creek in the back, and corn fields to each side. The country life provides quiet surroundings which allow for outdoor play, indoor hide-and-seek, and lots of learning from nature. We aim for our home to be welcoming and comfortable. It accommodates large gatherings of family and friends, which is great when it comes to celebrating holidays and birthdays!
Our Extended Family
Matt is the middle child of three boys, and Anna Mary is the middle child of three girls. We both have very large extended families, and we have over 30 cousins between us! When we aren't spending time together as an immediate family, we can be found spending time with our extended family. On Sundays after church, we typically have lunch (and dinner) with Matt’s family. Since Anna Mary’s family lives out of state, we Skype them every weekend. Our love of family and travel come together a few times a year. We take an annual family vacation with Matt's family and visit Anna Mary’s family three to four times a year. Plus, Chicago is such a great place to visit, so Anna Mary’s family travels here a few times a year and occasionally cousins make the trip too!
What Led Us To Adoption
Since before we knew each other, we knew we wanted to adopt. It has always been a part of our dream of parenthood. We know we can provide a loving, positive, and thriving home for our children, but we have never felt that our children had to be biological to be loved as our own. We both come from extended families blessed by adoption. We both have cousins who were adopted and one of Anna Mary’s cousins adopted a little girl in 2010. We also have multiple friends who have adopted both domestically and internationally. Additionally, we have a friend who was a birthmother. All of these influences have strengthened our desire to adopt a child of our own.
|Education||Master of Physical Therapy|
|Favorite Food||Cinnamon Rolls|
|Favorite TV Show||Game of Thrones|
|Favorite Activity||Watching Movies|
|Favorite Tradition||Thanksgiving Dinner|
About Anna Mary
|Education||Master of Art Management|
|Favorite TV Show||This is Us|
|Favorite Activity||Going for Walks|
|Favorite Tradition||Sunday Dinners|
|Dream Vacation||Alaskan Cruise|
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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