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Location: IL
Religion: Lutheran/Catholic
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Dear Expectant Mom,

There is so much we could say to thank you for considering giving us the opportunity to adopt your child. It is hard to pick the right words since we haven’t met yet, but we will do our best. We know it is undoubtedly one of the toughest decisions to make, first in considering adoption but also choosing the family your child will grow up with. It is also an act of selflessness to give someone the opportunity they might not otherwise have to raise a child. The saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is the absolute truth, and it is our belief that every child deserves the opportunity to flourish, whether they are with their birth parents or adoptive parents.

We can only imagine what is going through your head, but like us, you probably have many feelings about adoption. We are nervous, excited, hopeful, grateful, worried, and a whole host of other emotions all at once. We want to be the best parents we can possibly be, and that is a huge goal to live up to. If you choose us, that means you trust us to raise your child to be the best person they can be, and we will do our absolute best to live up to that trust.

Michael and Nicole

About Us

We are Michael and Nicole, and we have been married since 2015. We met online through OkCupid, and the story, which Nicole loves to exaggerate, is pretty funny. We live in a small college town of about 40,000. It’s pretty quiet here, but we love it. Nicole works as a manager in retail, and Michael works as a massage therapist. Nicole enjoys talking to her friends on the phone, watching TV, reading, diamond painting, and spoiling our dogs. Michael is an avid gamer, fisherman, percussionist, and reader. We both like to travel; Nicole prefers the mountains, while Michael prefers the ocean. We are both very laid back and relaxed, and we think we’re hilarious, even if we’re not to anyone else.

Our Home & Pets

We own our home in a quiet neighborhood. We have two dogs and two cats. The cats are both rescues. One dog is a miniature Australian shepherd, while the other is a yellow lab and guide dog for Michael. There’s a small river about two blocks away and a park just across the bridge. We have a fenced backyard and good neighbors. Nearby are the university, which has concerts, plays, and other events; many places to eat; and the community pool. It is pretty much a farming community that grew up some, so the rural feel is still very present. At the park in the summer, the community symphonic band plays once a week, and you can hear them from our front porch. There are also several festivals that take place, mostly in the summer and fall.

Our Extended Family

Nicole’s family lives about fifteen minutes away. She has one younger sister. They are huge dog lovers. We often go over to her parents’ house to grill out, sit on the porch, and relax. Nicole talks to her family almost every day. Nicole’s family get-togethers are always crowded. Between her dozen or so aunts and uncles, cousins, and cousins’ children, it can be pretty energetic.

Michael’s family is about an hour away. He also has one younger sister who, like him, is also adopted. She is married, and she has two young children, a boy and a girl. His extended family is scattered throughout the country. We usually end up going to Michael’s sister’s about once a month since her husband loves to cook and she loves company. We’ve all gone on vacation together, and it was a lot of fun. It is something we hope to continue to do on a regular basis.

What Led Us To Adoption

Coming to adoption was a pretty easy choice for us both. We have been trying to have children since we got married but have been unsuccessful. We went through a few medical tests and looked at several different options, but we decided adoption was the way to go. It was an easy thing to decide since Michael was adopted at birth, and he thinks it would be great to be able to use his experiences to provide guidance and empathy.

Fun Facts

About Michael
Occupation Massage therapist
Education Bachelor’s of Music Education
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food American
Favorite Hobby Dungeons and Dragons, reading, fishing
Favorite Movie Aladdin
Favorite Holiday Any
Favorite TV Show The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Subject in School Band, Spanish, physics
Favorite Tradition Apple cider doughnuts in autumn
Dream Vacation Anything near the ocean
About Nicole
Occupation Factory Worker
Education Some college
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Macaroni and cheese
Favorite Hobby Diamond painting, travel, talking with friends
Favorite Movie Pride and Prejudice
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite TV Show Outlander
Favorite Subject in School Child development, horticulture, biology
Favorite Tradition Craft shows in the fall
Dream Vacation Shopping, old architecture

Contact Michael & Nicole

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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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