dear expectant mother
We are so grateful you are considering us to raise and love your baby. We can’t imagine how hard this decision is for you, and we would like to be here for you every step of the way. We’re praying for you that you may have strength and find peace through this process.
We are excited to share our family traditions with your baby. We’ll make cookies at Christmas, hunt eggs at Easter, go to the parade on the Fourth of July, go to the lake in August, and have fun playing games on Thanksgiving. We can’t wait to share our love of the outdoors and watching the seasons change every year. Our church has a great children’s program that your baby can enjoy, and the schools in our city are rated with excellence. We will also enjoy reading bedtime stories every night, catching fireflies in the summer, jumping in the leaves in the fall, and building snowmen and going sledding as a family in the winter.
We will support you through this process and be in contact as much or as little as you feel comfortable with. We will love your baby unconditionally and guide them in every way possible to help them fulfill their dreams. Because of your kind heart and selflessness, our prayers are being answered.
We met while we were both working at the local hospital. We lost touch when Nelson got deployed, but we reconnected when he returned to his job at the hospital and Joni was visiting after her dad’s surgery. We quickly realized it must have been a sign from God that we were meant to be together, so we got married in January 2015. Nelson works as a state trooper and a military police officer in the Army. Joni is a stay-at-home mom loving every second of it and can’t wait to add another baby to love on all day. In our free time, we love going for walks, fishing, and having family movie night every Friday, which now consists of Disney or other animated movies. We wouldn’t have it any other way!
Our Home & Pets
We live on six acres right across from the high school, where we can hear the marching band and football games from our porch and see beautiful sunrises and rainbows in the backyard and sunsets in the front. We have a garden and a pond, where we will teach your baby to fish, and we also have a dog named Bella. We can’t wait to bring your baby on the walks we take with Bella around the neighborhood, to nearby parks, and on the path by the river. We also have two fish tanks our son loves to watch the fish swim around in. We have chickens, and we hope to show your baby the joy of collecting eggs and enjoying the outdoors as much as we do.
Our Extended Family
Nelson has one sister, and his parents have been married for 34 years. We go out to eat with them and his grandpa once a month to catch up on what is going on in everyone’s lives. Your baby will be the second grandchild for Nelson’s parents.
Joni has three older brothers, and her parents have been married for 45 years. We recently started going on a one-week vacation with them to a different place every year. We’re so excited to bring your baby with us and introduce them to new and exciting places. Your baby will be the fourth grandchild for Joni’s parents.
Our families are very supportive of us and our adoption journey. We get together with Joni’s immediate and extended family for all holidays. We can’t wait for your baby to hunt eggs with the kids on Easter and open presents and stockings with all of the cousins at Christmas. We also go to a lake in Michigan for two weeks every year, where we fish, go on boat rides, play board games, have campfires, and build sandcastles. This is our favorite tradition that has been going on since before we were born, and we are so excited to share it with your baby.
Our Adoption Story
Since the day we got married, we knew we wanted to grow our family and have children. It was not in God’s plan for us to have them biologically, so we began our adoption journey. In May 2020 we got to bring our sweet boy home from the hospital, and it was the best day of our lives! We are so grateful for the decision his birthparents made to give us the opportunity to become parents, and we still talk to them, meet them for birthdays, and send them pictures. We would love the opportunity to love another baby and give our son and your baby a sibling to grow up with.
|Favorite Food||Tacos, ice cream|
|Favorite Hobby||Traveling, gardening|
|Favorite Music Group||Thomas Rhett|
|Favorite TV Show||The Masked Singer|
|Favorite Book||Harry Potter series|
|Favorite Tradition||Family vacation to the lake|
|Dream Vacation||Visiting all of the States|
|Occupation||State trooper and military|
|Favorite Food||Chicken alfredo|
|Favorite Sport||Football, NASCAR|
|Favorite Music Group||Third Day|
|Favorite TV Show||Cobra Kai|
|Favorite Book||Call Sign Chaos|
|Favorite Tradition||Grilling out on July 4th|
|Dream Vacation||Alaskan Cruise|
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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!Return to Waiting Families