dear expectant mother
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We want you to feel supported and loved with whatever decision you make. If you choose us, more than anything, we want you to know we will love your child unconditionally. We do not want to pretend we know what you are going through, but we are humbled by the strength that brought you here.
We cannot wait to begin sharing our current traditions of making Christmas cookies, dancing in the kitchen while making dinner, and snuggling up next to the fireplace to watch movies or read books. We look forward to teaching our child English and Polish as we are a bilingual household. Polish traditions are also a big part of our life, for example, celebrating Name Day, and All Souls Day, which is the day after Halloween. We dream of creating new traditions as well and raising our child with faith in the Catholic church; we are so excited to say bedtime prayers together.
We look forward to watching our child grow and seeing the world through a child’s eyes while learning new things. We want to encourage individuality and instill a fierce confidence to never be afraid to fail, because we will always be there to cheer them on.
Ralph is a Business Support Engineer, and Andrea is a Customer Success Group Manager. We first met through work! The two of us fell in love at first sight. We enjoy going on adventures together, such as exploring historical and famous locations, and we usually prefer to take the scenic route. Trying different foods and especially different coffees and desserts is just one of our many hobbies. Ralph is also a car guy! The car community is huge, and he loves anything car related—detailing cars, going to car events, racing video games, you name it! We are both excited to share his passion for cars with our child. Andrea enjoys anything to do with astronomy, and we cannot wait to stargaze and point out all of the constellations in the big sky to our little one. We both enjoy cooking as well, which usually involves dancing in the kitchen.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a suburban neighborhood, with lots of children playing outside and families walking their dogs (we walk our cat, Joey). Our ranch style home is on a corner lot, surrounded by bushes and trees means a ton of birds and believe it or not, so many bunnies. Our home has 3 bedrooms and a finished basement, and our favorite room in the house is our sunroom. We cannot wait to teach our child how to ride their bike for the first time, go on neighborhood walks as a family, and even have fun playing in the backyard as well as having picnics on the soft grass.
Our Extended Family
We have a large, loving, and supportive family that extends across four states (OH, CT, FL, SC) and all the way to Poland. Every Sunday we spend time together having dinner as a family; we rotate hosting between each family member's house. Our holiday traditions include baking homemade cookies and going overboard with Christmas decorations, both inside and out. On Christmas Eve we sing or tell a joke before we open a gift from Santa. We have created a new tradition of sharing Christmas cookies with our neighbors. Celebrating birthdays and name days is also a family favorite.
Our friends and family are beyond excited that we are hoping to adopt, and we have all cried tears of joy. Andrea's mom even squealed with excitement. We are so fortunate to have their support.
What Led Us To Adoption
When we met, we talked about the next steps for our life together. We immediately knew we wanted to have children. How we were to grow our family did not matter. Shortly after we were married, we learned infertility would prevent us from having biological children, but that did not keep us down. Andrea was raised by her stepfather and always knew love was not defined by DNA. Prior to our marriage, we both were always open to the idea of adoption, and the pieces fell together. After talking about adoption together and thinking separately about adoption, one day we both shouted out, “We should adopt!”
|Occupation||Business Support Engineer|
|Favorite Food||Burgers with literally everything|
|Favorite Hobby||Cooking, car and coffee events|
|Favorite Movie||Independence Day, The Fast and the Furious, Die Hard|
|Favorite Book||Pay It Forward|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Tradition||Sunday family dinners|
|Dream Vacation||Fiji Islands|
|Occupation||Customer Success Group Manager|
|Favorite Food||I haven’t met food I didn’t like.|
|Favorite Movie||Big Fish, Spanglish, Crazy Stupid Love|
|Favorite Sport||Hockey - Go Penguins!|
|Favorite Book||Pillars of the Earth|
|Favorite Subject in School||Public speaking|
|Favorite Tradition||Baking Christmas Cookies|
|Dream Vacation||Amalfi Coast|
Contact Ralph & Andrea
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!Return to Waiting Families