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Family Type: Heterosexual Couple
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Location: IL
Religion: Christian - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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dear expectant mother

Dear Expectant Mother,

We want you to know you could be the answer to our prayers. Considering an adoption plan, and hopefully us, is the most selfless act in our eyes and will not go unnoticed as your baby grows.

In our family, we hold self-esteem and integrity at the highest level. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, and benevolent and in doing good to all men, women, and children. We live by these principles and seek out knowledge to the best of our ability. If we are blessed to have your baby join our family, we plan on teaching these values and principles to help them develop who they are and who they want to be. If we are chosen, your baby will value loyalty and will learn to overcome adversity. We know every child is unique, and we value and embrace that uniqueness. Your baby could be a part of our Friday movie nights, last-minute grocery runs, and never-ending silliness during bedtime routines.

When we strengthen our children, we strengthen our family, and we believe that in the long run, those memories and relationships will stay with us into eternity. We would be forever grateful to provide your baby with the hope, love, and understanding that we so desire to share.

With love and admiration,
Kyle & Melissa

About Us

We are Kyle and Melissa. We met in 2008 and married two years later. Kyle is great at calming any situation that may be tense, even to the point of laughter. He is passionate about being peaceful and loves sharing opinions with others around him. He is an IBEW electrician and part owner of a family-owned electrical company. He loves looking for ways to spend more time together, even if it means hauling all four kids to the grocery store! Melissa likes to have fun. She likes coming up with activities to do with the children at home daily. From making play-doh to reading piles of books, she’s always working to keep the children engaged. She is really good at filling a need wherever she can. She likes watching movies, eating salty popcorn, and watching Friends reruns while doing endless laundry. She also has an impressive hot cocoa collection.

Our Home & Pets

We currently live on an acre of land in a six-bedroom home. We live outside the city limits of a small town in southern Illinois. We are near the great Mississippi River, where Melissa grew up! We have two ponds that are accessible from our backyard and visible from the house. Hank, our French bulldog/shih-tzu mix is as spoiled as they come. He actually inspired our oldest daughter’s dog treat business! Kyle grew up in our town. Our neighborhood includes some extended family; Kyle’s sister, her husband, and their three children along with his parents, who are just next door. Living in a small town gives our family so many opportunities they couldn’t get anywhere else. We love it.

Our Extended Family

We have a large extended family. Kyle is one of five, and they are all married with children. All live in the area, and we get together every Sunday evening at Kyle’s parents’ home. It is always loud because of the laughter and fun! We are continually developing relationships with each one! There are 19 grandchildren between the ages of one and 19, and all are so unique! We experience many ball games, concerts, and events together to show our support.

We renovated a home for Melissa’s parents, who just moved in a couple of years ago. We invite them over every Sunday afternoon for a meal with kid-friendly games to play. Melissa’s mom is from Mexico, and her eight siblings are spread out across the U.S. and Mexico. Melissa’s mom and dad are both fluent in Spanish. Her father is a retired high school Spanish teacher who learned the language while serving a church mission in California. Melissa also has a brother in Utah who is married with two children. They visit once a year so our children can spend time together. Children are a big part of our lives right now, and we can’t wait to add another child to the mix!

What Led Us To Adoption

Early on in our marriage, adoption was always on the table. We would occasionally bring it up to each other and realized we both wanted to make adoption a part of our long-term family plan. After our second child, we revisited the idea of adoption. We were confident that what we have is something we wanted to eventually share with an adopted child. After our fourth biological child, adoption entered our minds again and seemed to be everywhere we went. We can’t help but feel there is an expectant mother out there looking to allow their child to join our family. We feel confident that now is the time for us to welcome that little one!

Fun Facts

About Melissa
Occupation Stay-at-home mom
Education Associate in science
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Cheesy pasta, steak
Favorite Hobby Reading, organizing, planning
Favorite Movie Star Trek, Legally Blonde
Favorite Sport Soccer, swimming, football
Favorite Holiday Halloween
Favorite Book The Book of Mormon
Favorite Tradition Hosting Thanksgiving dinner
Dream Vacation Hawaii, Greece
About Kyle
Occupation Electrical contractor
Education Bachelor’s in construction management, IBEW electrician
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Burgers, pizza, sushi, fresh bread
Favorite Hobby Long distance running, biking
Favorite Movie Rudy, Harry Potter
Favorite Sport Football, basketball, baseball
Favorite Holiday Thanksgiving
Favorite Book The Book of Mormon
Favorite Tradition Sunday night dinners
Dream Vacation Ireland, Scotland

Contact Melissa & Kyle

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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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