dear expectant mother
As we have put together this profile for you, there has been such a mix of emotions that we have experienced as we shared the ups and downs that life has offered us to this point. But then as we were writing, we had to take a step back and think of all the emotions that you must be going through. We have talked about perhaps some of your thoughts, such as “Am I making the right choice?” We are both here to assure you that although we might not have those answers right now, we certainly can promise your baby will have more love then they know what to do with, and we will do all we can to make their hopes and wishes become a reality.
Our son, Hunter, has already started plans for his little brother or sister and the wonderful adventures they will experience together. Your baby will be loved and cherished by so many until the end of time, and they will know that even though you made a tough choice, you did it out of love to make their life better. Togetherness is an important value that our family holds, and we make each and every person know that they are loved through learning, exploring, and excitement. We cannot wait to share our family traditions, go on vacations across the world, and spend countless hours as a family of four while knowing that your selfless act is the reason we can celebrate.
We met in the summer of 2005, and it truly was love at first sight, although perhaps more on Ryan's end. : ) Ryan proposed in July of 2006, and we were married the following year. Ever since, it has been a journey that we both would not trade for anything in this world. We truly are a yin to each other's yang. Margaret has a witty sense of humor and is good at taking in the moments and observing her surroundings, whereas Ryan is outgoing, and if there is anywhere we go, Ryan likes to be the center of attention. Margaret is a registered nurse in a neonatal unit, and Ryan is an elementary principal. We both enjoy living life to the fullest and are very excited to continue this journey together.
Our Home & Pets
We moved into our forever home in March of 2010 in Illinois. Ryan always wanted a house that was not in a busy city, but we are only five minutes from the restaurants and entertainment that we both crave. Our subdivision has two parks, tennis courts, and enough children to fill an entire school, and we are still growing! Our house is a four-bedroom house with 2.5 bathrooms and a finished basement where we do most of our playing with Hunter and the neighborhood children. We recently built a deck to overlook the forest preserve just beyond the back fence. Hunter and Ryan enjoy going exploring in the back and building forts, and there is always wildlife to be seen.
Our Extended Family
Family is very important to both of us. Our parents still live in the homes we grew up in! Margaret has one sister and two brothers, and there are four cousins and a fifth on the way. Ryan has one brother and one sister who is married and has three children. Holidays are the busiest time for us as all our families live in the area, and we love celebrating Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and birthdays with all of them. As you can probably imagine, it gets pretty busy in our house around the holidays!
No matter the holiday, there is always a house of about 20 people who are all together to give thanks for everything we have and to enjoy one another’s company. They are all so supportive of our decision to adopt and cannot wait to welcome a new family member to our traditions. Our family knows how important this decision is to us, and the love your baby will receive from not only us but all of them will be a true blessing. We cannot wait to celebrate all of these holidays and traditions as a family of four.
What Led Us To Adoption
In 2009 we lost our newborn infant, Angel, and we learned Margaret would not be able to carry. After the loss of Angel, Ryan’s sister volunteered to be a surrogate for us. We welcomed Hunter to our family in 2013. He is such a ball of energy and has the biggest heart in the world. We both felt it was important to get Hunter’s “approval” prior to beginning our journey. He immediately said “yes” and is super excited to welcome a new baby brother or sister. With both of us being in child-centered careers, we have a very good understanding of the adoption process, and we believe wholeheartedly that we will be able to provide our new baby with a warm and supportive environment.
|Occupation||Elementary school principal|
|Favorite Food||Always up for anything!|
|Favorite Music Group||Brad Paisley|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office|
|Favorite Book||The Lord of the Rings|
|Favorite Activity||Just being silly with each other|
|Favorite Tradition||Visiting the big city during Christmas to see the lights|
|Favorite Animal||Whitetail deer|
|Occupation||Neonatal ICU nurse|
|Favorite Music Group||Garth Brooks|
|Favorite TV Show||The Office, The Big Bang Theory|
|Favorite Book||James Patterson mysteries|
|Favorite Activity||Trips to the zoo|
|Favorite Tradition||Trick-or-treating with the neighborhood kids|
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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