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Location: TX
Religion: Christian
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Dear Birthmom

Thank you for considering us to be the proud parents of your baby. We deeply admire your consideration of adoption and the selflessness and love that you have shown. Adoption is the way that we have always wanted to build a family. We both wished that we had more siblings growing up, and we are thrilled to start the journey to complete our family of five. We know that family is about an unconditional bond and commitment that people have for one another. The love of a parent is even deeper than we imagined, and we can’t wait to show an adopted baby how much we love him or her.

The day our adopted daughter was born was the most powerful and memorable in our lives, both because we were becoming parents for the first time and also because of the incredible bond that we felt towards her birthmom at that moment. We think of her birthmom and are grateful, every single day. It is important to us if you choose us, that your baby also knows what a wonderful person you are. We want your baby to know his or her story and feel how lucky they are to have so many people who love them.

A new baby adds so much happiness, laughter, personality, and love to a family. We will teach our children to be strong, brave, and kind. We will raise them with honesty, encouragement, and a strong support system. They will have an excellent education, adventure, and unconditional and unwavering love. We are so excited and hopeful to welcome a new baby into our lives and home.

About Us

We are Penny and Paul! We met in our first year of teaching, and it was just about love at first sight. Penny is smart, energetic, and adventurous. Paul is kind, honest, and hard-working. We both love sports, history, traveling, and reading. As lifetime educators, we also both love children! We were married in 2006, adopted our first daughter in 2012, and had our second daughter in 2015. We are very family-oriented and love spending time together, doing things as a family.

You can often find us on hikes, visiting museums and parks, cooking together, watching our children play soccer, or going to a favorite restaurant. We absolutely love to travel, and have been to France, England, Spain, Italy, Egypt, China, Switzerland, Hawaii - and more! We have always imagined our lives surrounded by a big, loving, happy family and we are so excited for the adventures to come!

Our Home & Pets

We live in Texas in a wonderful community filled with children. Our city was recently named one of the best places in the country to live, and we see that in the numerous outdoor activities, the kindness of our neighbors, and the sunny weather! We are also very fortunate to have family nearby so that our children can grow up with their cousins. Our home is around the corner from a highly-rated school, a community pool, a pond, numerous trails, and a wildflower center. Our home is set on a quarter acre, with six bedrooms, a playroom, and a three-car garage. We enjoy exploring Austin, playing in the yard, and being with our family and friends.

Our Extended Family

Family is very important to us, and we are lucky to have a supportive, loving, and close family. We celebrate birthdays and holidays, have weekly dinners, and find every opportunity to be together.

Penny was born and raised in Sacramento, where her parents still live. Her sister and husband recently moved to Austin with their two children, and our families are often grilling, berry picking, swimming, or going out for ice-cream. Penny’s parents visit every other month and Facetime with the family every night. They are very involved and loving grandparents. Penny is also close with her grandfather, four aunts and uncles, ten cousins, and their families. Together, we have family dance parties, Olympic watch parties, and rowdy holidays.

Paul’s mom, dad, and brother live in Wisconsin, where he was born and raised. His brother has a daughter the same age as our daughter, and the two love to share stories when they call each other. Paul’s mom has a “hobby farm.” Our daughter loves seeing the animals and helping her to garden.

We are very lucky to have so many people who love and support us and who love our children as their own.

What Led Us To Adoption

Adoption has always been our first choice in how we wanted to have children. Even in early conversations before we were married, adoption was the way in which we wanted to build our family. As educators, we deeply understand the magnitude of love you can feel for children, regardless of biology. Adoption felt like the best and right choice for us as a couple, and we are reminded every day about how happy we are that we made that choice. We will never forget how nervous and excited we felt meeting our daughter’s birth mom and family. It is a joy to remain in touch with them and to share the growth and experiences of our families.

Fun Facts

About Paul
Occupation Education
Education PhD (ABD), MA
Race Caucasian
Favorite Movie Good Will Hunting, Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite TV Show The Office
Favorite Book Breakfast of Champions
Favorite Subject in School History
Favorite Activity Hiking
Favorite Animal Dolphin
Dream Vacation Greece
About Penny
Occupation Education
Education PhD, MAT
Race Multi-Racial
Favorite Movie Casablanca, Love Actually
Favorite Holiday Christmas and April Fools Day
Favorite TV Show Downton Abbey
Favorite Book Anne of Green Gables
Favorite Subject in School English
Favorite Activity Traveling
Favorite Animal Elephants
Dream Vacation Safari

Contact Paul & Penny

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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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