dear expectant mother
Hey! You clicked our profile! Thank you for giving us a moment of your time. We’re super excited to adopt a child and grow our family, and we hope you find that we’re what you’re looking for. Rachel is also a child of adoption. After meeting her birth mother, we could see how hard this decision was for her birth mother. We promise your baby will come to a caring, loving and fun home if you choose us.
You will read a lot about us as you read through our profile. We would like to give you a view into our family and what we value. We value education, kindness, and taking time to enjoy life's little pleasures. We will instill these values in a variety of ways. Family homework time, family game night, volunteering, picnics, cloud and star gazing, family walks, and much more. We are thrilled to complete our family and bring your baby on this adventure.
Rachel is an elementary school teacher. She has her dream job and loves going to work!
Michael is currently a substitute elementary school teacher. We both value education.
We met on a blind date on New Year’s Eve 2011. We had our date at a local mall and window shopped while we got to know each other. We clicked immediately! A typical day with us includes going to work then relaxing together with TV or games. We enjoy watching various shows together and playing games like Apples to Apples. We also play video games together, especially JRPGs or MMOs like Final Fantasy. Our outings can range from a relaxed picnic at the park to an exploration of the city, complete with a visit to the beach. We like to mix things up and try new food too!
Our Home & Pets
Our home is wonderful! It has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, so there is plenty of room to share! It is in a quiet cul de sac. We have a HUGE park less than a mile away.
Being in Southern California, our home is within driving distance of the mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and a couple of small lakes. We love to go outside and explore, especially areas with different cultures, like Little Tokyo. Cultural awareness and the appreciation of diversity is extremely important to us. We have four cats: Italy, Emy, Sora, and Riku. We have one dog, a Chihuahua mix named Patches. We believe love and kindness start at home with family, and family is not just people.
Our Extended Family
Rachel’s father lives with us, and her younger brother lives nearby. Her large extended family is very important to her. We get together every Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas for family feasts. She grew up with her cousins as if they were her siblings. Our baby will be very loved by the entire family and have a lot of cousins to grow up with.
Michael’s family includes his father, mother, and three younger siblings. Everyone is thrilled to spend time with the baby.
Halloween is the biggest celebration of the year. We dress up, decorate, carve pumpkins, participate in trunk-or-treat at work, go to haunted houses, and pass out candy. We love to watch movies like Hocus Pocus. Rachel's family has an annual Halloween block party.
During Christmas, we play Christmas music as we decorate the tree, we build gingerbread houses, and we get a new ornament every year to celebrate major events. We drive around town and look at everyone’s decorations. The best part is cuddling up on the couch and watching movies while eating treats. On Christmas Eve, we open one present. On Christmas, we go to Rachel's family party, where the kids get to participate in Secret Santa.
Our Adoption Story
When we first started dating, we decided we wanted to be in a certain situation before we would have children. We both wanted to graduate from college, reach certain career goals, and achieve personal goals, like being homeowners. When we reached our goals and were finally ready for a child, we learned the hard reality that many people face. We can’t conceive. It was a hard thing to handle at first, but we are excited for this next step. Rachel and her younger brother were both adopted, so this feels like fate. With so many family members knowing the process, we have a lot of help and are excited for our journey.
|Favorite Hobby||Video games, crafts|
|Favorite Music Group||AmaLee|
|Favorite TV Show||Miraculous Ladybug & Cat Noir|
|Favorite Book||Maximum Ride|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Animal||Cat, fox|
|Occupation||Substitute elementary teacher|
|Favorite Hobby||Video games, art|
|Favorite Sport||Fencing/sword play|
|Favorite Music Group||Nine Inch Nails|
|Favorite TV Show||House|
|Favorite Book||The Dark Tower series|
|Favorite Subject in School||Art|
|Favorite Animal||Cat, fox|
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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