dear expectant mother
Struggles and heartache have led us to where we are, and we know that your life journey is no less difficult than ours. However, we want you to know that it is just as special and important of a story as ours is. We trust that God has led us both down these paths for a reason. We trust that He has led us to you in hopes of forever loving and cherishing not only you, but a special part of you every single day we are able.
We pray for you and your family every day. We pray for your strength, courage, and bravery. We help our children pray for their sibling every night. We hope that you can feel this and know that you are truly the definition of a loving and caring mother. We admire and highly respect your selflessness and ability to consider adoption.
It’s hard to express our gratitude for you in so few words. We truly see this opportunity as a blessing for our growing family. We have plenty of unconditional love and acceptance to bring this miracle into our family and home. We have the time, home, family support, and financial means to provide an exceptional childhood and life for the one thing that we both care so much about. Our daughters are still young in age, but their hearts are so ready to help nurture another sibling. We can’t wait to share our traditions and adventures, and more importantly, our hearts and home.
After knowing of each other for over seven years through mutual friends, it was definitely fate that brought us together when we met by chance in 2010. We both knew from our very first date that we had found our perfect match and were married in 2012. We have always had a fun, energetic relationship. We are best friends and truly enjoy being with one another. We both have stable careers that we love, and both our careers allow us to be based out of our home offices. Meleah works as a nurse practitioner specializing in cardiology, and Christopher works in agriculture as a district sales manager. Being based out of our home has allowed us to be more present in our children’s lives as we have the flexibility to attend class parties and field trips, coach t-ball and soccer, and, most importantly, spend evenings and weekends as a family.
Our Home & Pets
We found our forever location in Illinois with our two daughters and two small dogs. We live in a small subdivision outside of town, nestled in the trees with a small lake and dock nearby. We have an open concept, four-bedroom brick ranch with plenty of room to play and toys to share. We have a large yard to roam and explore, and spend most our summer by the lake and boating. We have a playset and playhouse, which is often used as “home base” for neighborhood tag and hide-and-go-seek games. Our neighbors, who recently adopted themselves, are some of our and our children’s closest friends. We are active in our local Lutheran church and school, which is where our children attend preschool.
Our Extended Family
Christopher grew up on a small farm in Illinois with two sisters and Meleah in a small Illinois town with one brother. We are both close with our siblings and have been blessed with four nephews and two nieces from Christopher’s family and a niece and nephew who are twins from Meleah’s family. Our children love sleepovers at Grandma and Papa’s and all the spoils that come with. We are blessed to be able to raise our children close to supportive and helpful family. There is always someone around to help cheer them on.
Christmas is our family’s favorite, from cutting down our own tree to matching Christmas pajamas and the anticipation of little ones in sleeping bags anxiously awaiting Santa and Christmas morning. We can’t wait to continue to grow this tradition with another set of footie pajamas and sleeping bag under the tree.
Our daughters are ecstatic at the thought of adding another sibling into our home. They have had an absolute blast helping set up and decorate a nursery for their new sibling. We have a very open relationship with our entire family, and we honestly can’t tell who is most excited about this loving opportunity.
What Led Us To Adoption
We know that our family and story is not yet complete. Even before we had our daughters, we knew adoption would be part of our family plan. We both dreamed of having a large family, with children who were close in age to grow up as playmates and best friends. After suffering a life-threatening medical event that resulted in an unexpected loss and the inability for us to continue to grow our family on our own, we couldn’t help but be thankful for the unfortunate life events we had just faced. We knew this was God creating our path for us. He was telling us it was time to continue to grow our family through the grace of adoption. After talking with family and friends who have been blessed by adoption, we truly see this opportunity as an honor for our family.
|Favorite Music Group||Old Dominion|
|Favorite TV Show||The Big Bang Theory|
|Favorite Book||To Kill a Mockingbird|
|Favorite Activity||Open-air market, zoo|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas morning|
|Occupation||District sales manager|
|Favorite Movie||National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation|
|Favorite Music Group||Garth Brooks|
|Favorite TV Show||The Big Bang Theory|
|Favorite Book||Hunger Games|
|Favorite Tradition||Opening day baseball game|
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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