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Location: MI
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dear expectant mother

Our gratitude to you for considering us as parents for your child is indescribable. We understand this is a life-changing decision and not one you will take lightly. We want you to know we feel similarly. This decision will also change our lives forever, and for that, you will forever be so important and special to us. Above all else, if you trust us with this miraculous gift, we promise to always be loving and caring parents to your child. We promise we will love, encourage, and support your child for exactly who they are.

Your selflessness is recognized, and we want to do whatever we can to make this a positive and confident adoption experience for all of us. We want to be respectful of your comfort level throughout this journey, not only regarding your relationship with us but especially with your child. We want you to know we are approaching this journey with open-mindedness and love. We know you will always have a very special place in your child’s heart, and we will nurture and encourage that relationship forever. Every family has a unique story, and we hope to be able to create a beautiful family story that weaves us all together.

We are incredibly grateful you are considering us as parents for your child. We think we would make excellent parents and would love to share our lives with your child. Thank you for taking time to learn about and consider us. We’d welcome the opportunity to meet you and talk further.

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About Us

We first met in 2010 while in college through mutual friends. We became quick friends and formed a strong connection almost right away. Our friendship quickly turned into love. We dated throughout the rest of college. After college, we were both fortunate to find jobs near our hometowns, and we moved in together. A few years later, in 2018, we got married. We are deeply in love and are also each other’s best friend. Over the years, we've built a strong foundation built upon trust, support, communication, and laughter. We have many shared hobbies, including spending time with our two dogs, cooking, baking, home improvement projects, spending time outdoors, traveling, and attending sporting events and concerts. Becoming parents is a shared dream of ours. Being able to include your child as a part of our loving, happy, and laughter-filled home would be a dream come true.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a wonderful city known for great schools and being very family oriented. Our neighborhood has many families and includes several playgrounds, walking paths, and even an elementary school! Our home has plenty of room for our family to grow with four bedrooms and a very large backyard. We have two of the sweetest dogs you’ll ever meet, Otto and Lola. It’s been a joy to see how gently and attentively they interact with small children.

Our Extended Family

Our family and friends are so excited and supportive of our decision to adopt. If you entrust us with raising your child, not only can we promise to be loving parents but your child will also gain a village of relatives and friends ready to help us and love your child.

We are very lucky to regularly see our parents and grandparents, all of whom (besides one of Mike’s grandmothers) live within 20 minutes of us. We each have one younger sibling: Melissa a brother and Mike a sister. Mike’s sister and her husband have two sons (three years old and one year old). We are having fun being an aunt and uncle and watching our nephews grow. We are close with our families and enjoy spending time with them, including holidays and special occasions. We each grew up with a number of holiday traditions, particularly at Christmas, including hand-knit stockings from Mike’s grandma and Christmas brunch with Melissa’s family. It has been fun to continue traditions, and we look forward to forming new traditions as our family grows.

We also have several friends who live close by, some of whom have children. It has been so fun to be able to be a part of their children’s lives.

What Led Us To Adoption

When considering our options for becoming parents, adoption always felt like the natural decision for us. We have so much love to give and are overjoyed about welcoming a new member into our family. We feel a biological connection is not necessary to create a lifelong bond and family. We offer a loving home and family atmosphere for your child. As strong as our connection will be, we believe you and your child will always have a special connection as well. We are respectful of that relationship and support whatever level of contact and sharing you and your child feel is right.

Fun Facts

About Melissa
Occupation Marketing at a toy company
Education Bachelor’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Mac & cheese
Favorite Hobby Walking & snuggling our dogs
Favorite Movie Tommy Boy
Favorite Sport Yoga, HIIT workouts
Favorite Music Group Maroon 5
Favorite TV Show Parks and Recreation
Favorite Subject in School Math
Favorite Tradition Holiday baking
About Michael
Occupation Research at a tech company
Education Bachelor’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Pizza
Favorite Hobby Football, video games
Favorite Movie The Lord of the Rings
Favorite Sport Football, Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, basketball
Favorite Music Group Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite TV Show Parks and Recreation
Favorite Subject in School English
Favorite Tradition Summer grilling

Contact Melissa & Michael

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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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