dear expectant mother
We want you to know how brave, thoughtful, and selfless you are. We thoroughly admire your courage and the love it shows for your baby, and we would be honored to be considered as the family for your precious child. We truly believe your baby is special and has infinite potential.
We can’t wait to share your baby with our huge, loving extended family and to make all the wonderful memories that await from the holiday celebrations, camping trips, and just spending time together. Education is very important to us, but we also try to be as balanced as possible. Samantha and the kids are active in church, the kids participate in a variety of sports and music activities, and we are sure to have a family night each week, even when things get busy. Every night we all gather together to read bedtime stories and say a family prayer. We look forward to snuggling up and reading stories with your baby, playing in our huge yard, camping and hiking, and exploring the world. Something we do regularly as a family is bake or make jam and then take the treats to someone we know. We can’t wait to share that experience with your sweet baby and teach them the importance of sharing our blessings with others as you so generously are doing.
We are so thankful for your decision to consider adoption and to consider us as your baby’s family.
We are best friends and met at a convenience store when we were 20 years old. Shane was working there to pay his way through college, and Samantha stopped in to get a soda on her way to her class. After that, we frequently saw each other on campus and have been inseparable ever since. Samantha is compassionate and loves nature and being active, whether she’s running, hiking, playing basketball, camping, gardening, or mowing the lawn. She enjoys baking and her favorite dessert is brownies with ice cream on top. She’s been blessed to be a dental hygienist for 15 years, with great schedule flexibility. Shane is generous, hardworking, and funny and enjoys playing board games and traveling, whether it’s a road trip in our motorhome or across the world. He is a computer engineer with many patents illustrating his great imagination and intelligence.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a three-bedroom home on one acre located in a country setting yet just seven minutes from town. It is close to lovely wooded trails we use daily. We just built a new swingset in our backyard and can’t wait to push your little one in the baby swing! We have the friendliest kitty you’ll ever meet. We garden with our children and also live close to farms, where we pick various berries and fruits to bake, eat fresh, and preserve. Our fantastic school district is ranked second in our state. Our town is diverse, with people from many countries attracted to the technical jobs here. We live in a place with an abundance of nature, parks, community activities, great schools, and trails.
Our Extended Family
Samantha has six siblings, Shane has four, and we have 22 nieces and nephews. They are all so excited for us to adopt and add another smiling face to our close-knit family! Samantha’s family lives within a few hours of each other, so we get together several times a year.
Each year, with all the families, we have a Fourth of July celebration; an Easter celebration at which we have sack races, a raw egg toss, and Easter egg hunts; and, in October, we get together to spend the day at a pumpkin patch. Of course, with every gathering, there is a ton of delicious food! Every year at Christmas we let our children pick names off a giving tree and buy gifts for those in need.
We alternate families, so one year Christmas dinner is at Samantha’s parents’ home with her family and Thanksgiving is at Shane’s parents’ home with his family, and the next year it’s the opposite. Everyone has coordinated with their in-laws so we are all on the same schedule. Though we live farther from Shane’s family, we see them at least two times per year and are in contact weekly.
What Led Us To Adoption
Adoption has always been something we’ve felt strongly about. It’s always been in our hearts since we met. We both come from large families and absolutely love kids! We have two biological children and very much want to grow our happy family. They can’t wait to have another sibling. We feel we have so much love, fun, and opportunities to offer another baby. We have known several families who have adopted and it is beautiful to watch them and see the joy that results for all involved.
|Occupation||Registered dental hygienist|
|Education||Master of Public Health|
|Favorite Movie||It’s a Wonderful Life|
|Favorite Music Group||Babyface|
|Favorite TV Show||The King of Queens|
|Favorite Book||John Adams (David McCullough)|
|Favorite Subject in School||Science|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas giving tree|
|Dream Vacation||Galapagos Islands|
|Favorite Movie||Star Wars|
|Favorite Music Group||Imagine Dragons|
|Favorite TV Show||Lost|
|Favorite Book||The Count of Monte Cristo|
|Favorite Subject in School||Physics|
|Favorite Tradition||Friday fun day|
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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