dear expectant mother
To the Woman Considering the Toughest Decision of Her Life:
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We admire your courage and realize there are probably no perfect words we can say to make this easier for you. But we do want our words to bring you reassurance and confidence in your decision. Please know your child will be fully embraced and included with nothing but loving arms and open, loving hearts. Your child will always come first.
We hope you feel comfort and peace knowing your child will have safety, security, and a family with a growth mindset who will unconditionally love and support them throughout their life so they can thrive. We are a real, honest, outdoors-loving family who are there for each other no matter what. We strive to raise happy, smart, thoughtful, strong kids who feel confident in who they are in the world. We want your child to feel so proud of who they are.
We feel infinite appreciation and respect for you and the decision you are facing. We are so honored to know that bringing your baby into our family could be the answer you need. We are both realists, understanding there may be bumps along the way. But we’re in this together. We are ready and so excited to start this beautiful journey ahead with you.
We are Nikki and Cody, college sweethearts who have been together for almost 18 years! We were both hired by the same company after graduation. We are both career driven, but we put our family first. We have remote jobs that allow us to have flexible schedules. We became parents to two puppies in 2009 and were blessed with a biological son in 2017. We love being with family and friends, traveling, and hiking to explore the outdoors. We are the best combination of “left brain/right brain” as Cody is a numbers person and Nikki is a creative marketing person. Fitness and a healthy lifestyle are also very important to us. We believe in working hard and staying humble but also don’t want to take life too seriously. Laughter and appreciating the little moments are key!
Our Home & Pets
We live in a family-oriented, newer subdivision located in a good school district and right across the street from a playground and community pool—our favorite warm weather hang out spot! We also have our senior dog, Bella, who is still very happy (she often looks like she is smiling!) and playful and loves to go on family walks with us. Our community is growing but has a small-town feel, which we prefer. We love that we are able to reach both the ocean or the mountains within a 2.5-hour drive! We’re also near several larger cities, which allows us to meet a lot of different people and attend diverse events.
Our Extended Family
Our extended family is extremely close knit! Nikki grew up with cousins and a best friend who are like siblings, so we travel to visit family often. Nikki has one half-sister and three sibling-like cousins, who all have younger children also. Cody has one brother and one sister, all with older kids. The kids love when we can get together and play outside and play games together. Since Nikki was raised as an only child, we are very close to her parents. Nikki’s parents are retired and travel to see us often, and we also love visiting them at both their summer and winter homes. They stay with us two months out of the year and are a huge support system for us.
We love trying new restaurants with our families, exploring different parks and trails, going to the beach, and celebrating as many holidays together as we can. Halloween is a fun neighborhood event! Since most of our family lives in different states, we also have close friends nearby and nextdoor neighbors we get together with often (playground dates!), and we help each other out whenever needed. We have many friends who now feel like extended family.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have thought and talked about adoption for many years but didn’t start our journey until we had decided to adopt a family member’s baby due to an emergency situation, although it did not work out. We were so excited to welcome a second child into our family and to complete our family that we couldn’t ignore how we felt. Nikki has felt a calling toward adoption ever since her half-sister made the brave decision as a teen birthmother in 1996. We don’t have a good answer for “Why now?” other than it was a calling we know we now want to answer.
|Occupation||Customer Loyalty Program Manager|
|Education||Two Bachelor's degrees|
|Favorite Hobby||Hiking, travel|
|Favorite Holiday||Christmas Eve|
|Favorite Music Group||Macklemore & Ryan Lewis|
|Favorite TV Show||Criminal Minds|
|Favorite Subject in School||English, band|
|Favorite Tradition||Movie Mondays & Pizza Fridays|
|Favorite Hobby||Working out, hiking, reading|
|Favorite Holiday||4th of July|
|Favorite Music Group||Anything I can work out to|
|Favorite TV Show||Vikings|
|Favorite Subject in School||History|
|Favorite Tradition||Movie Mondays|
|Dream Vacation||New Zealand|
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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