dear expectant mother
We’re excited (and a bit nervous) for a new family member. We promise to do our best to provide a good, healthy life for your child, and we will work to be good examples of how to live an honest life. We want to provide a your child with those things that we wish we had more of as kids, such as being told “I love you,” hugs, learning how to have good self-esteem, and learning how to be resilient when things get rough.
We have had many learning experiences through our jobs, our families, in raising Aaron, and in our travels, so we have a good grasp of what thoughts, behaviors, and actions are helpful and which ones are self-defeating, although of course it can be difficult to practice what we know. We hope to instill a respect of family, others, and nature in your child, too, because we believe everyone is equal and that kindness is very important.
We are so thankful to you for considering entrusting your child to an adoptive family, and we want to do our best to help your baby achieve the hopes and dreams you have for him or her.
Sara has worked as a PA at a family practice clinic for almost ten years, seeing about 15-20 patients a day for a variety of health conditions. Brad works as an administrator at an alternative school, working with children who have social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. We have been married for 12 years and met through an online dating site. We were raised in the same religion and come from the same part of the state. Some things we have in common include our love of animals, learning and honing our skills in our chosen careers, and spending time with our families. We enjoy going to Hawkeye football games together, and we enjoy taking our adopted son, Aaron, to the zoo, movies, and to the park to spend time in nature. Each winter, we try to take a vacation to somewhere warm.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a three-bedroom home in an Iowa suburb. Our neighborhood is circular, with one way in and one way out, so as a neighborhood we all can keep track of who comes around. We have about 30 kids in our neighborhood and lots of friendly dogs. We’re excited for our new family member to meet the kids in our neighborhood, and we can’t wait to go for walks around the pond we live close to. Aaron plays soccer and tee ball, so we can go to his practices and games, and Brad and Aaron love to go to the pool in the summer. Visiting the local children’s museum and playgrounds are also favorite activities.
Our Extended Family
Sara is the youngest of 14 kids! As a child, she spent a lot of time playing outside. In the winter, she went sledding, and her dad would take her to the library on a regular basis because he loved to read. On, Sundays, she and her family went to church, had a big afternoon meal like roast and potatoes, and often went for a car ride or out to get ice cream. We had big gatherings at Christmas and Thanksgiving. Sara learned honesty and frugality from her family and is thankful for small gifts that have personal value over monetary, because she did not have much money growing up.
Brad is the youngest of three boys. When he was younger, he spent a lot of time with both sets of grandparents. His mom’s parents lived on a farm, and his dad’s parents owned their own business. We continue to gather his with aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended families for all holidays, weddings, and other special occasions.
Our families are excited for a new baby to love. We have lots of people in our families who will love and dote on your baby.
Our Adoption Story
We met and adopted Aaron when he was three days old, so we’re familiar with the entire adoption process. We have also had experience in doing respite for a couple of kids through the foster care system, and Sarah has a cousin who was adopted and a college friend who adopted a child. We are excited to learn and grow with a new family member, and Aaron is excited to be a helper and to have a playmate. We’re looking forward to lots of cuddles with a new baby, and we can’t wait for Aaron to have a sibling to grow with and confide in as he gets older.
|Favorite Food||Ice Cream and Chocolate|
|Favorite Movie||Bridget Jones’ Diary & Titanic|
|Favorite Music Group||Maroon 5, ABBA, Stevie Nicks|
|Favorite Subject in School||Art, Algebra|
|Favorite Activity||Watching Movies|
|Dream Vacation||Hawaii, Alaska, Scotland|
|Occupation||Alternative School Administrator|
|Education||Specialist Degree in Education|
|Favorite Food||Ethnic Foods (Indian, Mexican, Italian)|
|Favorite Movie||The Star Wars saga and most Disney movies|
|Favorite Holiday||Easter, Christmas|
|Favorite Music Group||Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffet, 80s Music|
|Favorite Subject in School||History, Music|
|Favorite Activity||Movies, Travelling|
|Dream Vacation||Hawaii, England, Italy|
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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