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dear expectant mother

Hello. This is Rachel. As you read before, I am a child of adoption. I was adopted and handed over to my family the day I was born, just like my little brother was. I understand the point of view of a child who finds out that they were adopted. I know the uncertainty and the questions that come with it. I know what people told me that was helpful and what wasn’t. As an adult, I can see the perspective of a parent that is adopting. I understand the hope that my parents felt when they were looking for me. I understand their immense love for me that caused them to take on this journey. They went through so much work, all because they wanted me so much. It is how I feel now. Your baby, our baby, will be loved.

Hello there, this is Michael. I want to thank you for considering us to be the loving parents and guardians of your child. I pledge that we will be doing our best in raising your child, our child, to be happy, healthy, and successful. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you.

Whether you choose us or not, we want you to know that your decision to place your baby for adoption is going to bring so much joy and happiness to a family. Any family that you choose is going to love your baby so much. Thank you for being gracious. Thank you for choosing adoption.

About Us

Hi, I’m Rachel! I am an elementary school teacher. I teach 5th and 6th graders.

Hi, I’m Michael! I am a substitute elementary school teacher. I teach kindergarten through 6th.

We met on a blind date in 2011 on New Year’s Eve. We are simple to please, so we had our date at a local mall and window shopped while we talked. We’ve been together ever since. We cook together, go to work together, go shopping together, and play video games together, and it’s hard to remember the last time we were apart. We like to think of Michael as a tank and Rachel as a healer; together, we’re a dynamic pair. We love each other, but there’s one thing missing for our family to be complete. We’re ready to be parents, and we’re ready to have a little one to cuddle between us on the couch.

Our Home & Pets

Our home is a single story home with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The front has rose bushes that are potently fragrant. The backyard is empty and the perfect canvas for a child’s playground. The kitchen is awesome with a diagonal island that makes it look bigger than it really is. We love to go for quiet neighborhood walks around sunset and see the vibrant colors. We have four cats. Two are over ten years old; Rachel had Italy and Michael had Emmy before joining together as a family. In 2015 we adopted Sora from a pet store that was going out of business; we saved him from going to the local pound. We adopted Riku from an animal shelter during Christmas of 2018.

Our Extended Family

This is Rachel. My father lives with us, so we see him daily! My brother is still young and works hard to build up his life. I lost my mom to a brain aneurysm. My extended family includes a few uncles and aunts and an army of cousins.

This is Michael. My family includes my father, mother, and three younger siblings. There is a large age gap between me and my siblings, but we still talk frequently.

Our extended families live within two hours of us. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, Rachel’s entire family gets together. Our family is thrilled about the soon-to-be newest addition.

Our two favorite holidays are Halloween and Christmas. For Christmas, we create gingerbread houses. We play Christmas music as we decorate the tree, and we get a new ornament every year to celebrate major events. We love to explore the town and look at everyone’s decorations. The best part is cuddling up on the couch and watching movies while eating ice cream and popcorn. For Halloween, we dress up and decorate. We team up with friends and walk around large cul-de-sacs with their children. We help the kids trick or treat while we pass out candy on the move.

Our Adoption Story

We have had a long journey toward expanding our family. It hasn’t gone as planned, and it was a rocky start. We choose to look at it this way: This just means we were chosen for a special quest—adoption! Since Rachel is a child of adoption, it seemed almost like fate that we’d been chosen to take this path. We have a lot of people who are knowledgeable in this process due to the experience with Rachel and her brother. We are both eager to explore this opportunity and so grateful to the pillars of wisdom that are in our lives.

Fun Facts

About Rachel
Occupation Teacher
Education Bachelor's degree and credential
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Video games, crafts
Favorite Sport Archery
Favorite Music Group I love music.
Favorite TV Show Anime and cooking shows
Favorite Book Maximum Ride
Favorite Subject in School 100% Math
Favorite Animal Small and fluffy everything
Dream Vacation Japan
About Michael
Occupation Substitute teacher
Education Bachelor's degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Hobby Video games
Favorite Sport Fencing/sword play
Favorite Music Group 30 Seconds to Mars
Favorite TV Show House
Favorite Book The Dark Tower series
Favorite Subject in School Art
Favorite Animal Cats and foxes
Dream Vacation Japan

Contact Rachel & Michael

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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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