dear expectant mother
Words cannot express our gratitude to you for taking the time to let us introduce ourselves and considering us to be the adoptive parents of your baby. We cannot even imagine how difficult this must be for you. Please know your child will be loved, adored, and surrounded by a large extended family.
Having a son from an egg donor is helping us understand the discussions we will have with our chid(ren) about how we became parents. Without people like you, we would not be able to achieve our dream. Your selfless love and gift will make us whole.
We want you to feel secure that your baby is being well taken care of and getting the love and care he or she deserves. If you are open to it, we would love to meet you so that you can get to know us a little more than what our short profiles provide. Words can only comfort so much, but putting faces to names and watching interactions can be much more reassuring. Thank you again.
We were high school sweethearts who have been together ever since. We’ve been married for 15 years. We are comfortable with each other and that really helped us in becoming parents and seeing each other in a different way. Lori is a tax attorney and Mike is a finance manager and we’re both in long-term positions with our companies. We spend the majority of our free time doing family-friendly activities. We like to go to amusement parks, find fun local events on the weekends, take our dogs on hikes, or spend time with our family and friends. Aside from spending time with our son, Lori enjoys cooking and baking and Mike enjoys home projects and weightlifting. We also enjoy traveling to new places and trying different things.
Our Home & Pets
We recently moved into a large, 4-bedroom house on a cul-de-sac in a small, residential neighborhood. We have 3 levels of living space so that we can spread out. We live in the suburbs, but our home is in a rural setting, which we love. It’s perfect because it’s still only minutes to our schools and our main area of town. There are a lot of children in our neighborhood and we are in a great school district. We have two dogs, Buddy and Jack, both beagle mixes that were essentially our first children. We’ve had them since they were puppies and they are about 10 now. We like to take them on walks on the trails in our local park and they are usually with us whenever we go out.
Our Extended Family
Mike has 3 younger brothers, all of whom have kids. There are 6 grandchildren (and another one on the way in September), one girl and the rest boys, ranging in age from 1-10. We get together often for holidays, special events, and lots of summer picnics. We usually all gather at Mike’s parents’ house. We eat a lot at these events because his Mom loves to cook for her family!
Lori has one brother and there are 2 grandchildren on that side of the family. Our niece even lived with us while she attended college in our town. We get together with Lori’s family just as often; fortunately, our parents live about 10 minutes apart, so we get to spend time with both families on holidays. Lori also has a very large extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins on her Dad’s side of the family.
What Led Us To Adoption
Our path to adoption has been a long one. We found out about 8 years ago that we would not be able to have children naturally. We began the IVF process and got pregnant fairly quickly. The pregnancy was a difficult one from the beginning and was terminated at 22 weeks to save Lori’s life. We were devastated but continued with IVF treatments for another 2 years with no success. We then went on to try using a surrogate, but had no success. Finally, we decided to use an egg donor. We got pregnant on our first round and the pregnancy was again very difficult. Our son was born 8 weeks early in 2014 and, after 6 weeks in the NICU, we brought him home. We tried using egg donor embryos several more times, but had no luck. We know in our hearts our family is not finished yet and feel adoption is how we are meant to complete our family.
|Education||B.S. in Accounting|
|Favorite Music Group||REM|
|Favorite TV Show||The Amazing Race|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas Eve|
|Education||B.S. in Accounting, J.D.|
|Favorite Food||Pork Chops|
|Favorite Music Group||Aerosmith|
|Favorite TV Show||Friends|
|Favorite Tradition||Pumpkin Patch|
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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