dear expectant mother
We are so grateful and honored that you’re considering us as the family for your baby. We can only imagine the emotions you are feeling during this time, and our prayers are with you as you continue forward through this very emotional season. You are strong and courageous, and we admire and respect your selflessness as you put together this adoption plan for your baby.
While we can’t fully express our gratitude in words, we want to let you know what a gift your child will be to our family. We’ve always dreamed of having a big family that would adventure around the world together, build businesses together, and provide a haven of hospitality for all those we call family. Life at the Funk household is always full, with many outdoor explorations, summer cabin weeks, international travels, new real estate projects, and a focus on serving our community through our businesses and church involvement. Our home is known as an open door for family, friends, and neighbors, all of whom are an amazing group of people that will shower your baby with love.
Moving forward, we are open to any relationship you desire to have with us and your child, and we will always tell of the strong mother you are and the depth of love you have for your baby. It would be nothing short of a gift from God and the honor of our lives to raise your child as our own, and we are blessed by your consideration of our family!
We were married seven years ago on a magical, snowy January day. We are both so adventurous at heart and love to travel to new places. During the week, you’ll find us checking out local trails with our dog, Quinzy, trying out new restaurants or finding a new lake to take in a sunset. After our son, Asher, is asleep, we’ll steal away to the porch to talk or read a book. We also enjoy having friends over for dinners and co-leading a small group with our church. For work, Nicole is a stay-at-home mom and manages some rental properties, while Chet is an owner of a construction and painting company. We are so eager to grow our family and start a new adventure together, and we can’t wait to see what priceless experiences it brings for all.
Our Home & Pets
We recently remodeled a large historic home, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a newly fenced-in yard with a deck. We have amazing neighbors, many of whom have young kids. On any given night, you’ll see the children on bikes or scooters down the sidewalk or drawing with sidewalk chalk. Most everything is in walking distance, including grocery stores, restaurants, children's bookstores, and baby music classes. The local music class is actually a favorite of Asher’s, along with the brand-new splash pad that Nicole takes Asher to weekly. Our golden-doodle, Quinzy, enjoys running free in the many parks and lakes in the area.
Our Extended Family
Chet’s family lives several hours away, but they visit regularly. The highlight of the year is when we spend a week at Chet’s family’s cabin with his parents, brother, sister-in-law (whom Nicole considers as one of her closest friends), and their two sweet kids. A favorite tradition with Chet’s family is filling stockings to the brim at Christmas, making delicious cookies of all kinds, and playing a wide variety of games together.
Nicole’s parents live only twenty-five minutes away, and we get to see them weekly. Nicole has two brothers, one of whom lives nearby; her other brother and his wife live three hours away. Despite the distance, we all have a great relationship! Nicole grew up on a tree farm, and her grandpa still runs that farm to this day, which makes for a special tradition during Christmas. The State Fair, apple orchards, and camping are also some big highlights with Nicole’s family.
We also consider our friends and neighbors to be family. We have dear friends from college that are actively a part of our lives. We enjoy weekly dinners, movie nights, Bible studies, and yearly cabin trips together, and we cannot wait to be joined by a new child!
What Led Us To Adoption
Before we were even married, and before experiencing years of infertility, we knew adoption was going to be the way we grew our family. Although Nicole was able to carry our son, Asher, we felt strongly that adoption was a desire in both of our hearts. We have watched several mentor figures in our lives adopt, and it just brought further confirmation that adoption was going to be a part of our own family story. We are so excited to grow our family through adoption, and Asher is excited to have a sibling!
|Education||Bachelor’s in Elementary Education|
|Favorite Movie||The Chronicles of Narnia|
|Favorite Music Group||Bethel Music, JohnnySwim|
|Favorite TV Show||Fixer Upper|
|Favorite Subject in School||Reading|
|Occupation||Business Owner and Real Estate|
|Education||Bachelor’s in Entrepreneurial Management|
|Favorite Movie||The Bourne Series|
|Favorite Music Group||Crooners|
|Favorite TV Show||The Profit|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
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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!Return to Waiting Families