dear expectant mother
Dear Expectant Mother,
We don’t know you (yet), and we don’t know how you came to consider an adoption plan. From our perspective, it must have been very difficult for you to identify and execute this particular need for your family. We want to take a moment to acknowledge the incredible bravery and integrity you possess.
This step you’re taking speaks volumes to your character. If we are blessed with the incredible privilege of raising your child, we promise to support their passions and interests and to help them reach their full potential using the strength and courage they will no doubt inherit from you. We promise to recognize that in our future child, harness it, and nourish that strength to help them become the best version of who they envision themselves to be.
To your child: We have had more than ten years to think about you. Tears, blood, and sweat have molded us and allowed us to mature and be ready for you. They say no parent is ever ready, but we want you to know that your mom was. She was so ready to be the best parent for you that she dug deep for wisdom and found us. We will honor that selflessness and are prepared to make similar sacrifices to ensure your safety and happiness and to help guide you through life.
We are Anthony and Robyn. We’re genuine, resilient, and silly people who love to enjoy life. Our journey together started back in 2002 when we got a job at the same hardware store. We got married in 2010 and have been living happily ever after since then. Growing up in northeastern Illinois, we enjoy the occasional trip to Lake Michigan to take in the sights. As an Associate Director of Student Finance for higher education, Robyn loves providing a positive impact on the student experience (all from the comfort of home). She raises monarch butterflies and loves to garden, crochet, and run along the lake. Anthony is also passionate about his leadership role, where he gets to work with a variety of different clients, just over the border in Wisconsin. He is a sports enthusiast and collector of all things comic books. We love spending time with family and friends.
Our Home & Pets
We live in the perfect place to raise monarch butterflies. Living where we do affords us the opportunity to experience lots of fun outdoor activities with a wonderful backdrop of Lake Michigan. Living so close to Wisconsin, we love being able to take in their sights as well with ziplining, boating, and festivals. We live just 20 minutes away from Six Flags Great America, where we frequent their thrilling coasters and fun water park. We have two dogs, Mack and Willow. Mack is 11 years old; he’s our daffy and loving old man of a dog. Willow is new to our home, having just rescued her in March of 2022. She is still a puppy and learning lots from her big brother.
Our Extended Family
Anthony’s Italian heritage means lots of large family get-togethers and Sunday dinners. Anthony has two brothers and grew up with loving parents. We lost Ma to COVID in 2020; we miss her dearly and talk about her often. Dad is a papa bear who loves his children more than anything. In our family, you don’t have to be a blood relative to be family. We have lots of “uncles” and “cousins” who aren’t related to us, but they’re family. We are there for each other for whatever is needed. Moving to a new house? We’ll bring our truck. We don’t ask; we just do. That’s what family is.
Robyn has two brothers and one sister along with six nieces and nephews. Her dad has been a bus driver for the last 30 years, and her mom still works part-time. Her side of the family is where the goofy comes from. We are HILARIOUS and love family trips to the zoo, festivals, parades, or even just a high school cheerleading competition. Robyn and her sister are 18 months apart in age and have been very close their entire lives. They love indoor skydiving, shopping, manicures, and playing with their dogs.
What Led Us To Adoption
We agreed early in our relationship that we were meant to be parents. Once we got married, we hit the ground running with our family plan. We tried naturally for children for a couple of years before discovering that medical intervention would be necessary. We decided after ten years of this, it was time to find another way to make our family plan a reality. We are passionate about growing our family and are excited to see where the adoption path takes us.
|Occupation||Associate Director - Student Finance|
|Favorite Hobby||Crochet, running, gardening, raising monarchs|
|Favorite Movie||The Shawshank Redemption|
|Favorite Sport||Football, baseball, volleyball, swimming|
|Favorite Music Group||N Sync|
|Favorite TV Show||The West Wing, Friends, The Big Bang Theory|
|Favorite Book||Water the Bamboo|
|Favorite Tradition||Door County|
|Dream Vacation||The beach!|
|Education||BS in business operations|
|Favorite Hobby||Sporting events, memorabilia collection|
|Favorite Movie||Transformers the Movie (1986)|
|Favorite Sport||Football, hockey, baseball, wrestling|
|Favorite Music Group||AC/DC|
|Favorite TV Show||Scrubs, Two and a Half Men, The West Wing|
|Favorite Book||Treasure Island|
|Favorite Tradition||Sunday dinners|
Contact Robyn & Anthony
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!