dear expectant mother
We are both shameless people pleasers, and we want to make you proud. We can’t possibly thank you enough for considering us to raise your baby. It is too generous of a blessing to address with words. What we can do is promise to raise your baby in the best way we know how.
We promise to introduce your baby to world culture, healthy food, top-notch education, sports, arts, fitness, charity, challenges, and values. We promise to give this child every opportunity and support this child regardless of the choices he or she may someday make or the person he or she decides to become; he or she will be the center of our world. We will teach your child how to ride a bike, play the piano and the drumset, build a customized playground, and bake cookies and pizzas. We’ll watch cartoons in our pajamas, open presents, play at the park, and take your child to Kings Island with cousins. In short, we promise to love your child with unconditional positive regard, empathy, and truth. We will love this child. And in doing so, we will show our love for you. We are here for you and admire you for creating an adoption plan selflessly and courageously.
Our dentist introduced us, so if “good teeth” is on your checklist (and why wouldn’t it be?), we qualify. After our first date, we both knew we had found a soulmate. It is in vogue to say your spouse is your best friend, but we mean it. We have spent every day completely in love. We share humor, values, and goals. Still, we use our natural differences to challenge one another to live life more fully. One of our secrets is to share at least three things we love about each other every day. We hope to continue this tradition with children. RJ is calm, patient, and hilarious. Leah is strong, generous, and witty. We are nothing if not curious. We also run businesses together. Leah is a financial advisor and accountant as well as a therapist. RJ builds and sells playgrounds. Bottom line? We love to have fun in life.
Our Home & Pets
Scroll over to our pictures. Do you see that living teddy bear? That’s Ozzy. And there’s no need to fact check this…he IS the cutest Shih-Tzu you’ve ever seen. We brush and condition his coat daily, teach him adorable tricks, snuggle him more times a day than he would like, and show him off shamelessly to anyone who walks by. Gentle and tender, Ozzy loves children. We are in love with our big, beautiful home, which rests on a wooded, fairytale lot with a wide, rushing creek wrapping around. Our favorite room is our great room. Here, we love to sit by the fire after cooking a meal together and read books aloud, watch movies, and open presents on Christmas.
Our Extended Family
Leah’s dad is our hero and best friend (and Leah’s business partner, but he didn’t pay kickbacks for us writing this, we swear). Leah’s dad is generous, caring, and humble despite many achievements. He was brought up by a veteran and a family dependent on assistance. He embodies the kind of parent we want to be.
We both have one sibling; RJ has a sister, and Leah has a brother. Leah works with her brother and loves being able to see him every day. We are close with our siblings and their spouses and spend time regularly with them. Most recently, we made scented candles together at a candle lab. We love to babysit our nephews, who are four and two years old.
RJ’s parents are supportive and loving. RJ’s mom embodies joyfulness and sweetness. His dad is pragmatic and honest with a soft center that can’t wait to be a grandpa. On Christmas, the whole immediate family congregates and exchanges (way too many) gifts, watch all the best Christmas movies, and blast Christmas music. The whole family is over the moon at the thought of meeting a new baby. Our family members all live less than 20 minutes away by car.
What Led Us To Adoption
Children have always brought us joy, which is why we dedicate part of our time to building natural, educational-based playgrounds for our community and educating ourselves on the developmental needs of children. We approached starting a family intentionally after years of self-reflection. We are both blessed with resources that will enable us to provide invaluable opportunities for our children. We are unique in our adoption journey in that adoption is our first choice for starting a family. Due to safety and health issues, we are erring on the side of caution and choosing not to put our marriage, our bodies, or our future children’s lives at risk by attempting a natural pregnancy. We are so looking forward to experiencing the joy of nurturing a child.
|Education||Bachelor of Arts|
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, designing, and drawing|
|Favorite Sport||Football, boxing|
|Favorite Holiday||Christmas or Leah’s bday|
|Favorite TV Show||The Bachelor…I mean Breaking Bad|
|Favorite Book||Dark Places|
|Favorite Subject in School||Recess! And history|
|Favorite Activity||Hiking in the snow at Hocking Hills|
|Favorite Tradition||Eating Leah’s cookies at Christmas|
|Occupation||Financial advisor, Accountant, Therapist|
|Education||Master of Arts|
|Favorite Hobby||Piano, beating RJ at games, running|
|Favorite Sport||Bowling, running|
|Favorite Holiday||Christmas and my bday|
|Favorite TV Show||The Bachelor…I mean The Office|
|Favorite Book||Jane Eyre|
|Favorite Subject in School||History and theater|
|Favorite Activity||Hiking in the snow at Hocking Hills|
|Favorite Tradition||Baking RJ cookies at Christmas|
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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