We want to start off by thanking you for taking the time to read our letter and looking at our profile. It is truly a selfless and heroic decision you are making. We cannot fully understand the impossibly hard decision you are making by choosing adoption for your baby, but we admire your courage and true bravery in doing so. We believe everything happens for a reason and we are truly thankful that you are considering us as the adoptive parents of your baby. We have spent many years dealing with heartbreak and countless disappointments trying to grow our family naturally and both of us know that our calling is to adopt a child.
Your baby will not only have us as loving parents but an amazing family that is so excited to join us on our adoption journey. We are very familiar with adoption as Laura’s father was adopted into an amazing family and has never felt anything less than loved. We understand that you want to do the best for your baby and their future and we feel excited to offer our unconditional love. We are deeply honored that you are reading our story and hope that you find that we are the right family for your baby. We hope to also have an open and positive relationship with you as well to share your story with your baby as he/she grows up and matures. We hope to support you through this journey and share who we are with you.
We look forward to getting to know you and be there with you through all of this. We want to help you in any way we can. We are overjoyed that you are making this decision for your baby.
Our love story spans many years and many more thousands of miles. We met when we were just 13, starting as friendly pen pals bridging the distance between California and Florida. We met in person 5 years later and we knew that the connection we felt was every bit as real in person. Eventually Richard moved to California to take the distance out of our relationship and 3 years later we were married. After 5 years in California, we decided to move to Florida. Richard recently started his own security business which is taking off and becoming extremely successful. Laura is working with her mother-in-law, at her medical billing company, as a manager. We love going to baseball games, listening to and attending country music concerts, trying new restaurants, and travelling. We also enjoy cooking together and snuggling in for a nice movie after a long work week. We are lifelong soulmates excited to grow our family.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a small housing community surrounded with growing families. We have a two-story townhome with 2 bedrooms and a small backyard. In our home, we have a small dwarf rabbit named Bella who is 5. He is friendly and rambunctious. He loves people and to be held. Buster, our 4-year-old tabby cat, is a little shy at first but once he opens up is a true cuddle bug. He loves to play and chase you as you go up the stairs. Both of our animals are great with children and LOVE treats. The town we live in is great for children and families. The beach is only 10 minutes away which is a great weekend spot.
Our Extended Family
We both have close relationships with our immediate and extended family. Richard’s family is local and very involved in our lives. Rich’s sister, Sara, lives in Southern California. We talk to her often on the phone and she visits a couple times a year. Rich’s mom, Ronni, and grandmother Irene have been incredibly supportive of our decision to adopt. Rich also has family in New York, who he is very close to.
Laura’s parents, Bryan and Terry, live in Northern California and are also loving, supportive and passionate about adoption journey, especially since Bryan was adopted himself. Laura’s two grandmothers live near her parents as well. Laura’s sister, Lindsay, is married and recently had twins. We’re so excited about the cousins being close in age to our future child.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always wanted to start a family and both love children. For 7 years, we tried to conceive naturally but it just wasn’t in the cards for us. We have tried IUI and IVF with sperm donors and after 8 miscarriages and a recent termination of pregnancy at 24 weeks due to a terminal birth defect, we knew that we had to look at other avenues to fulfill our dream of starting a family. Laura’s father is adopted so adoption has always been a true passion for our family. We also have cousins and friends who are adopted as well. We know that even though we can’t have children naturally, we can provide a loving and caring home for a child.
|Occupation||Owner of Security Company|
|Education||High School Diploma, Some College|
|Favorite Hobby||Collecting Baseball Cards|
|Favorite Movie||Back to the Future|
|Favorite Music Group||Rascal Flatts|
|Favorite TV Show||The Profit|
|Occupation||Medical Billing Manager|
|Education||BA in Communications|
|Favorite Movie||Wedding Planner|
|Favorite Music Group||Rascal Flatts|
|Favorite TV Show||Shark Tank|
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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