dear expectant mother
“Stork, Stork, where are you? Making babies is something we can’t do.” ~Nicole
Your considering an adoption plan and choosing a family to entrust with your child is a special act of love, and we applaud you for it. We appreciate your courage and seriousness to find the best parents and home for your baby. Thank you for reading our profile, viewing our photos, and considering us to become your child’s adoptive family.
Please imagine us as loving parents, encouraging the arts, sports, learning, and discovery. We can’t wait for cuddling while reading books, crawling inside a blanket fort created in the living room, running through the sprinkler, learning how to build sandcastles at the beach, cutting out and frosting Christmas cookies with Grandma, dyeing Easter eggs, and shaking our booties to those favorite Disney songs. Becoming your baby’s parents and creating these memories are what we desire.
If you choose us, raising your baby will be an incredible opportunity for us. We will provide this little one with unconditional love, financial stability, physical safety, travel, creative thinking, cultural awareness, empathy, and a love of oneself. His or her strengths, talents, and desires will be supported. Together, we will live, learn, laugh, love, and play with each other every single day.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Jeffrey and Nicole
Being tall has its advantages! Jeffrey, a 6’5” public servant, can give that high-on-the-shoulders ride many daddies cannot. Nicole, a 5’10” special education facilitator in a large public school district, can put items up high, out of a toddler’s reach. We keep active by traveling, spending time outdoors together, and attending events such as concerts, football games, and car shows. As equal partners, we take turns cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry. Jeffrey does the heavy lifting, while Nicole decorates everything and keeps the house warm and cozy. With honesty and love, we share our feelings, listen with our hearts, laugh at Jeffrey’s “dad jokes,” and embrace each other with long arms. In the end, a farm boy has married a city girl and is living happily ever after.
Our Home & Pets
Almost country living! We live in a picture-perfect home at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. The street is family friendly, so your child will have access to making plenty of friends. Our 14 acres back up to farmland (mostly corn, a neighbor’s four pet horses, and visiting deer, turkey, and pheasants). We created a bee-farming corner, a small fruit orchard, two large gardens, and privacy to keep our family safe. Bubba, an English bulldog, enjoys running laps around the yard, playing with his favorite octopus, and truck rides. Your child will experience so many activities, and we are only a few minutes from the city.
Our Extended Family
Nicole’s older sister, mother, and stepfather are only thirty minutes away. Jeffrey’s extra-large family lives in southern Illinois, a few hours away. On Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, our families gather, and we often have the privilege of hosting. While there is always too much food, we sure love dividing up those leftovers!
A couple of our traditions include Jeffrey’s family having two separate egg hunts at Easter, one for the children and one for the adults. Also, we vacation in Florida during Spring Break, which is a continuation of Nicole’s childhood experiences. We are the proud owners of an Airstream camper nicknamed “Bruce” that we take on many camping trips. We can’t wait to provide lessons in swimming, gymnastics, Little League, and piano (with Nicole’s mom) and trips to the library, county fairs, and the family farm.
When presented with adoption as another option, our mothers were especially excited. Nicole’s mother was adopted at birth, while Jeffrey’s mother was adopted through a stepfather and also has two siblings who were adopted at birth. Uniquely, we both stem from families who have had wonderful experiences with adoption. In addition, adopting will provide Nicole’s immediate family with its first grandchild.
What Led Us To Adoption
As middle children, we both want a large family. The past four years, we have been unsuccessful in starting a family with every type of fertility treatment. This journey to conceive has strengthened our belief that a child is waiting for us. Adoption was part of our original family plan, yet we didn’t realize it would become our only course of action. Since both of our mothers were adopted, this process has taken on new meaning and excitement. Our family is cheering on this adoption, and we feel so blessed
|Occupation||Special Education Facilitator|
|Favorite Food||Chinese, seafood, bacon, watermelon, pastries|
|Favorite Hobby||Gardening, kayaking, traveling, golfing|
|Favorite Sport||Softball, cheerleading|
|Favorite Holiday||Christmas (with decorations up until Valentine’s Day)|
|Favorite TV Show||Saved by the Bell, The Cosby Show, HGTV Design Shows|
|Favorite Subject in School||History, Art|
|Favorite Tradition||Attending college football games, state/county fairs, waterparks, spring break vacations|
|Dream Vacation||Italy, European castles, Bali, Peru|
|Favorite Food||Meat (BBQ), potatoes (any style), key-lime cheesecake|
|Favorite Hobby||Football, gardening, beekeeping, farming, golfing|
|Favorite Sport||Football, basketball|
|Favorite TV Show||Jack Reacher, Chicago Fire, The Andy Griffith Show|
|Favorite Subject in School||Agriculture|
|Favorite Tradition||Airstream camping trips, family holidays, fall harvest, spring break in Florida|
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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