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Family Type: Traditional Couple
Children: No
Location: IL
Religion: Christian
Preferred Gender: No Preference
Preferred Race: Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic

Dear Birthmom

We know that you and the baby you’re carrying are special people. Choosing to consider adoption shows how much you love him or her. How incredible that you get to play a part in choosing your baby’s future.

Knowing Michael’s mom was adopted as a baby made us feel even more secure in the path to adoption. She will have a special bond with whatever new person gets placed in our lives, and they will be able to share feelings we may never fully understand. We were both lucky to have close families growing up. Even though Inga had to say goodbye to her mother much too soon, Inga learned so much from her mother’s wonderful nature and kind, joyful spirit. Inga can’t wait for the opportunity to be just as good of a mom to someone else.

We wish you and your baby the very best and hope you’ll find the decision that’s right for you.

About Us

We’re both graphic designers who met at art school in college. After ending up in the same art history class, Inga recognized Michael outside of class and made a point to bump into him. Of course, Michael turned out to have a girlfriend at the time, so friendship and mutual appreciation of artistic talent was our initial foundation. The relationship eventually turned into more. Michael wooed Inga with amusing and charming hand-drawn cards. We have a box full that we keep for the fun memories. We still make a point to create our own cards for each other as time allows. Most of them now feature our dog, Aggie.

Inga works with design by way of video/media. She develops storyboards, titles, and some animation work at a well-loved city attraction. In her downtime, she enjoys baking, sewing, gardening, decorating, and biking near the lake. Michael works mostly on web design these days, but still makes time for illustration on occasion. Most recently, he’s been working on his record collecting hobby and also enjoys biking, golf, and the latest superhero movie. We spend a lot of time together cooking and trying out new recipes. In the warmer months, we enjoy long bike rides up the lake into Wisconsin. We enjoy having company over for the occasional chili party, pot-luck dinners, puppy play-dates, or even just to watch a good TV show.

Our Home & Pets

Our house is located on a quiet street that backs up to a bike trail. It’s a 60’s ranch that we work on fixing up when the weekends allow. There’s a large yard and plenty of wildlife to see out the windows. Sometimes you even encounter two raccoons staring at you from a tree out front. Inga’s father lives down the street and often joins us for dog walks and weekend dinners, and he loves to talk about house projects.

Our dog, Aggie, is four, going on one. She'll probably act like a puppy forever. We adopted her from a shelter when she was about five months old. We fell in love with her instantly — she’s brought so much joy into our lives. Due to the long commute for jobs, we recently purchased a condo where we stay during most weeks. Aggie gets to walk to work with Michael and is adjusting to the many other dogs that live in “her” building.

Our Extended Family

Michael’s two siblings, Matthew and Christina, both live within driving distance. Michael and Matt both work in the field of web design. Matt recently got married (to another Christina!) and their sibling Christina and her husband have a son who is nearly two. Michael’s parents live about an hour away and are both enjoying retirement now. Family get-togethers include holidays, birthdays, a family lunch or brunch out, and the occasional Florida trip.

Inga has one sibling named Stacy. She recently relocated to Wisconsin after years of living many states away! Family gatherings have changed a bit since Inga’s mom passed away, but we’re all adjusting. Inga’s dad lives down the street, so he’s available on both regular and special occasions. From dog walks to birthdays to holiday times, we always get our family time in.

What Led Us To Adoption

We’ve been hoping to have our own family for quite some time. After dealing with infertility for nearly seven years and losing a mother to cancer, we’ve had some challenging years. We’ve decided it’s time to adopt and choose happiness! Moving forward as a family will be a fresh start for us. We can’t wait for the adventure of taking part in a new little person’s life.

Fun Facts

About Michael
Occupation Web Designer
Education BFA, Graphic Design
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Mexican
Favorite Hobby Drawing
Favorite Movie Star Wars
Favorite Sport Golf
Favorite Subject in School Art
Favorite Tradition Thanksgiving day with family
Favorite Animal Dog
Dream Vacation Hawaii
About Inga
Occupation Graphic Design
Education BFA, Graphic Design
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Chocolate
Favorite Hobby Sewing
Favorite Movie Old: It Happened One night - New: The Martian
Favorite Sport Tennis
Favorite Subject in School Art
Favorite Tradition Baking grandma's recipes
Favorite Animal Terrier dogs
Dream Vacation Hawaii

Contact Michael & Inga

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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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