dear expectant mother
Thank you for considering us to have the honor and blessing of raising your baby. We recognize the courage it takes to create an adoption plan and admire you for your selflessness on this journey. We could never express our gratitude for you.
We are so looking forward to inviting your child into our home and family. We have had the unique opportunity of bringing foster children into our family and have loved telling them they are so loved, cherished, and delighted in by us as well as their biological parents. We look forward to telling your baby the same: that they are loved dearly by their mother, they are loved dearly by us, and their story and their life are beautiful.
Working with our foster kids’ parents has also been a joy and blessing in so many ways, and we would be interested in keeping in contact with our adopted baby’s parents, if that is what they choose.
Adding a child to our family is a dream we have had for several years. We look forward to the memories we will make, the laughter we will share, and the adventures we will go on. We will instill the important values of love, kindness, grace, and self-worth into your child as they grow. We will encourage their dreams, love them unconditionally, and teach them the love of Jesus Christ. We are so incredibly excited to grow our family and welcome a new baby into our lives.
We are Steven and Randi! We met in college and were friends for two years before deciding to date, which then led to us getting married two years later. We have been married now for 5 ½ years. Steven works as a pastor, hospice chaplain, and high school soccer coach. He is happy-go-lucky, adaptable, and a great listener. Randi recently decided to be a stay-at-home mom with our two foster kids. She is kind and witty, and she brings a sense of peace to those around her. During the week, you will find us eating dinner together as a family, having dance parties in the living room, or playing a board game and eating warm chocolate chip cookies after the kids are in bed. Some of our favorite activities include going on walks or hikes, spending time at the local beach, going to our favorite restaurants, or trying something new.
Our Home & Pets
We reside in Ohio less than two hours away from Steven’s family, whom we enjoy visiting on weekends. Our home is a townhouse-style apartment with a back patio and garden overlooking a large yard and small playground. In a quaint but growing town, we get to experience festivals, the fair, and high school football and soccer games throughout the year. We also live just ten minutes away from a lake with a sandy beach, which is one of Randi’s favorite spots in town. Although our home is moderate in size, it has served us well in hosting others for dinner, overnight visits, or playdates. Our favorite room is the living room, which is filled with comfy sofas and chairs, where we enjoy spending time with our kids or guests.
Our Extended Family
Steven is the oldest of six kids, and we enjoy attending his younger siblings’ soccer games and cheer competitions. We love to all be together, and there is never a dull moment when that happens!
Randi is a middle child. Her older sister is married to a Spaniard, and we enjoy experiencing his culture and traditions. They have a two-year-old and a baby, whom we adore. Randi and her sister love doing “sister dates” every six weeks with one another and the kids. Randi’s younger brother and his wife live out in Washington as he is in the Navy. We enjoy doing video calls with them to catch up.
One of our favorite things to do every year is take vacations with each of our families. We also make a trip down to South Carolina once a year as Randi’s parents live there. Much of Steven’s extended family lives in Colorado, so we like to take advantage of traveling there to see them and spend time in the mountains. Both of our families are very excited about our plans to adopt. They have fully embraced our foster kids and are thrilled for more grandbabies.
What Led Us To Adoption
Just over three years ago, we began dreaming about what our family might look like and the kids who would make up our family. Because of a variety of experiences we’ve had, we knew we felt called to be both foster parents and adoptive parents. We dreamed of raising children from all places and backgrounds in our home: some who may be temporary (foster care) and others who would become grafted into our family forever. Our dream is to love, cherish, and care for these children and to also serve the Lord and steward our lives for Him while doing so.
|Education||Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy|
|Favorite Hobby||Being in the sunshine, time with family|
|Favorite Movie||Pride and Prejudice, She’s the Man, Pirates of the Caribbean|
|Favorite Sport||Volleyball, waterskiing|
|Favorite Music Group||Pentatonix|
|Favorite TV Show||Gilmore Girls, One Tree Hill|
|Favorite Book||Harry Potter|
|Favorite Subject in School||English, literature|
|Favorite Tradition||Sister dates, Christmas morning|
|Occupation||Pastor, hospice chaplain, soccer coach|
|Education||Master of Divinity|
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, board games, being active|
|Favorite Movie||Anything Pixar|
|Favorite Sport||Soccer, football, basketball|
|Favorite Music Group||Hamilton soundtrack|
|Favorite TV Show||Lost, The Office, Sherlock|
|Favorite Book||Name of the Wind|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math, chemistry|
|Favorite Tradition||Yearly family vacation|
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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