dear expectant mother
Let us first say thank you for taking the time to consider us as a future family for your child. There is no way we can understand what you are going through, but we greatly admire your strength, courage, and selflessness to make the decisions you have made.
We want you to know, if you choose us, your child will be showered with love and affection, not only from us but from our families and friends. They will travel the world with us and learn about life with firsthand experiences. We will share with them our love of family, food, the outdoors, and world adventures. We will be examples for them to have an open mind and respect everyone, regardless of people’s differences.
Mike will teach them how to cook, fish, and play any sport they might be interested in. Deana will share all her secret baking recipes and teach them about all her favorite authors. Not a day will go by that this child won’t feel loved and protected and without a doubt spoiled!
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for considering us. Whatever decision you make, we know it will be the right one for you and your baby. We hope we might be that right decision.
Deana met Mike at her high school prom when Mike was her friend’s date. We dated for seven years before marrying on a beach on Key West. Deana likes to think we were meant to be because we saw a shooting star one night while talking about our future. We lead an active lifestyle but also make time to relax. We love to travel and have been to many places. Our weekends consist of time at the gym or hiking combined with gathering with friends or family or relaxing on the couch watching Notre Dame football, Yankees, and UConn basketball. Mike likes to fish, run, and BBQ. He is an operating room nurse specializing in pediatrics. Deana is a librarian at a local university and likes to weightlift, spin, read, bake, and go to concerts. She is often caught singing badly and dancing around the kitchen.
Our Home & Pets
Our home consists of us, Bruiser our dog, and Romeo our cat in our small but growing Connecticut town. Our three-bedroom home sits on two acres, which includes an above-ground pool and ample room to play with a long driveway perfect for learning to ride a bike. We are within walking distance to both town and hiking trails and have a short drive to both public schools and private schools, the town green, ice cream shops, the beach, and many restaurants. We are situated ten minutes from Mike’s dad and Deana’s parents and sister and her family. Our home comes alive during the Christmas season and summertime. We try to create a winter wonderland both inside and out. We also host many pool parties and BBQs.
Our Extended Family
Mike is an only child. He grew up living with his parents and his grandparents. Deana has an older sister and is the aunt to two wonderful nieces. Mike has been a part of their lives since the day they were born. Deana’s parents, sister, and nieces all live a few miles away. We are very close to one of Deana’s cousins and his fiance and spend many nights hanging out with them having dinner, playing board games, or attending live sporting events.
Family dinners are important, and Sunday is usually reserved for family funday. This time is spent eating together, grilling out, or listening to live music. Every year for Christmas, we get together with friends and family and go on a hunt to cut down the perfect Christmas tree. Deana also invites family and friends over to have a Christmas cookie baking and pasta making day. We also travel to NYC each Christmas season to see a Broadway show and the tree at Rockefeller Center.
What Led Us To Adoption
What led us here? The first answer is, we never thought our path would lead us here. In hindsight, it seems serendipitous, though, because in the 17 years we have been married, we never imagined not having a family. Deana would often joke that she never wanted to be pregnant, but we were not prepared for the choice to be taken from us. So what brings us to this moment is illness and family: The family we refuse to let be a casualty of cancer. The family we always imagined. The little hands on the counter baking with Mom, little faces all aglow with the magic of Christmas, Sunday dinner trips with Dad, and Mike coaching Little League baseball.
|Education||Bachelor of Science in nursing|
|Favorite Food||Lobster, seafood|
|Favorite Movie||Star Wars|
|Favorite Music Group||AC/DC, Aerosmith|
|Favorite TV Show||The Big Bang Theory|
|Favorite Book||The Hobbit|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Tradition||Cutting our own Xmas tree|
|Education||Master of Arts in criminal justice, Master of Science in psychology|
|Favorite Hobby||Spin, baking, reading|
|Favorite Music Group||Bon Jovi|
|Favorite TV Show||Yellowstone|
|Favorite Book||Daisy Jones & the Six, Great Gatsby|
|Favorite Subject in School||English, languages|
|Favorite Tradition||Sunday Funday|
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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!