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Family Type: Heterosexual Couple
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Location: IL
Religion: Christian
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dear expectant mother

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us a little better. We have great respect for you considering adoption, and we’d love to learn more about you and your hopes for the future too. We don’t pretend to know how difficult this decision is for you, but we do know we are ready to take this leap of faith into the unknown with you and love your child with all our hearts. We are committed to openness now and in the future as we work toward decisions that are best for the child we all care about.

If you choose us you will always hold a place of respect in our family as we help your child understand the decisions that have been made to give them the best life possible. We are committed to a lifestyle that takes the whole family into consideration so we can fully invest in the life of a child. Educational opportunity is very important to us, and we would provide the very best education possible, supplemented by support at home. We would love our future child to engage in sports or other extracurricular activities, focusing on what they enjoy the most.

We are committed to living a Christian lifestyle and nurturing a child with the goal of sending him or her into the world mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy in order to lead a productive, fulfilling life.

With love,
Monika & Joe

About Us

We met on a camping trip in Wisconsin that was organized by one of our mutual friends. While we didn’t start dating right away, we immediately connected with our love of cycling, running and hanging out with our friends. A year into the friendship, Monika finally realized how great Joe was (Clearly, she’s a little slow!), and we started dating. We’ve been married almost eight years and are best friends! Monika loves to cook and have friends over to hang out. Our favorite vacations include our passions, such as hiking and cycling and learning more about how we can help animals, such as our visit to the farm sanctuary. Monika has worked in communications for a medical devices company for more than 20 years, and Joe is a math-modeling analyst for a consulting firm working mostly with the United States Air Force.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a city on the top floor of a four-story brick walkup condo with a cat named Maggie. We love the culture a big city brings but mostly enjoy the simple things in life. Our street has many small children. Our neighborhood elementary school is less than half a mile from our home, and many children walk to school with their parents. We walk everywhere: to the grocery store, church, and Lake Michigan, where we enjoy spending our outdoor time. We have a neighborhood playground within a quarter mile and the lakefront with more playgrounds and room to run. We can’t wait to strap a baby carrier to the front of us and to walk around and allow for the baby to see what’s around them.

Our Extended Family

Monika’s parents immigrated to the U.S. from Switzerland to northern Indiana. Monika has dual citizenship with Switzerland, and we love traveling there to visit her aunts, uncles, and cousins. We can’t wait to share our love of the country with our child, exploring all the places Monika loved as a child!

Joe grew up in western Colorado and played sports throughout high school. His dad was the assistant principal at his school, so that kept him out of trouble! His family is spread out across the country, and we make sure to visit as often as we can. We especially love visiting Colorado, where Joe’s dad makes his famous dinner for us on our last night!

Monika has one brother, one sister, and five nieces and nephews. Joe has two sisters and five nieces and nephews. Monika’s immediate family lives in the area, and we get to
see them often. We enjoy spending time with our nieces and nephews, and they would love another cousin to join the family!

What Led Us To Adoption

We married later in life and always knew we would pursue adoption when the time was right. Many of our friends have children through birth or adoption, and we know raising a child is one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have! Several of our friends have adopted children, and we’ve enjoyed watching how they are able to integrate into their family life! Our greatest joy would be to have a child with whom we could share the struggles and joys of life and be positive role models, encouraging them to become whatever they want to be!

Fun Facts

About Monika
Occupation Senior Communications Manager
Education Master in Business Administration
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Any vegetable, fruit, or chocolate!
Favorite Hobby Cooking
Favorite Sport Swim, bike, run
Favorite Holiday 4th of July
Favorite TV Show Seinfeld
Favorite Book Les Miserables
Favorite Subject in School Writing
Favorite Tradition New Year’s Day brunch
About Joe
Occupation Operations Research Analyst
Education Master in Operations Research
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Beans and greens, also lots of fruit
Favorite Hobby Eating, reading, coding
Favorite Sport Run, swim, bike
Favorite Holiday Labor Day
Favorite TV Show God Friended Me
Favorite Book Digital Minimalism
Favorite Subject in School Math
Favorite Tradition November 10K race with Monika

Contact Monika & Joe

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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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