As we are writing this letter, we feel the weight of what it takes to choose someone to adopt your precious baby. We wish you the best as you make this decision and want you to know that we are a warm and loving couple who will always have the best interest of the child we adopt at heart. We want to provide our best to this child—most of all our love. We are grateful to you for considering us to raise your baby which would give us joy beyond measure as we are unable to birth a child of our own. We promise to model acceptance, tolerance, and compassion for all people. We all deserve the opportunity to excel and work towards our highest potential as human beings. We promise to make sure your baby understands their roots because we believe this is essential for their identity.
Jocelyn is especially grateful to her own birth mother for making the decision to allow her to be adopted into a loving family. She would give anything to be able to tell her birth mother how grateful she is for the gift of life. I (Jocelyn) want to share that I am grateful to you for considering Scott and me to love and nurture your baby. You are important and loved. Don’t ever forget that this is true. You are making a difference with your choices regardless of who you chose to adopt your baby. This decision is sacred. It is love in the highest form.
When we reflect on our relationship, we think about the beauty and grace that brought us together (which we hope to tell you about in detail sometime). From day one, it was clear that it was going to be a magical adventure for us full of love and joy.
Scott works in sales and as a professional photographer. Jocelyn is a psychologist and writer who is on the faculty at a good university. For the last 4 years, she has participated in humanitarian work aimed at improving the lives of grandmothers who are the main caregivers of orphans and other vulnerable children in Malawi, Africa.
Some of our favorite activities, as a couple, are being in nature, hiking, and working to rehabilitate wild animals. We recently took a stain glass class and hope to take a pottery class soon. We enjoy music (especially jazz and blues), the symphony, live theatre, hockey, and an occasional football game. We enjoy walking and combing the beach for shells and pausing to listen to the sounds of the ocean. We would love to share these types of experiences with a child.
Our Home & Pets
Sophia the dog (aka “Princess”) and Sunny Lion the cat (aka “Fuzzy Pants”) are the best of buddies. They sleep and play together and keep us entertained. Both pets are very gentle and the neighborhood children often come over to our house to play with them. Our home is in a beautiful historic culturally diverse neighborhood. It has three bedrooms and two baths with a large front porch and an English rose garden in the backyard. It is across the street from a Montessori School and a church and within walking distance of interesting restaurants, shops, art galleries, theatres, and parks. We are only a few miles from a large lake for boating and hiking/biking trails. We often see families at the lake flying kites, picnicking, and feeding ducks.
Our Extended Family
Our family is warm, diverse, and creative. Jocelyn’s side likes to sing, swim in the family pool, play board games, and joke with each other. Her mother is a retired professor of opera and the minister of music at the church where Jocelyn grew up. Her father has a Ph.D. in education and served primarily in university administration positions before retiring. Jocelyn’s sister is an accomplished actress and playwright. Her brother-in-law is a black comedian and singer who has been in several Broadway musicals. Their oldest child, who is 8 years old is very sweet, active, and enjoys swimming and riding horses. We recently welcomed his baby sister into the family in February of 2017!
Scott’s side of the family enjoys cookouts, going to the lake together, cruising in a boat, and fishing. His mother and father are both retired and love children. His mother worked as an administrator and his father was in the Marines. Scott’s younger brother is an executive and his sister-in-law is a hairstylist. Their son will soon graduate from high school this year and plans to go to the Air Force Academy. Both sides of the family come together for major holidays along with other extended family and friends.
What Led Us To Adoption
Jocelyn was adopted as a 3-day-old baby into a wonderful family. She has always wanted to return the love she has been given to a child through the miracle of adoption. In 2012, Jocelyn had to have an emergency partial hysterectomy and can no longer carry a child even though her ovaries are healthy. Scott envisioned having children his entire life but did not find the right partner until he met Jocelyn. We believe that adoption would be a wonderful opportunity for us to build our family. We are excited about the possibility of raising a child. As a couple, we believe this is the right time in our lives to adopt because of our maturity, stability, and unfailing love for each other--which we will share with the child we are blessed with.
|Favorite Food||Steak & wild caught Salmon|
|Favorite Hobby||Fishing, Woodworking & learning about wild animals.|
|Favorite Movie||Finding Nemo & Hatari (John Wayne|
|Favorite Sport||Hockey, Swimming, Hiking & Free Diving|
|Favorite Book||The Hunt for Red October (Tom Clancy)|
|Favorite Subject in School||Auto Mechanics|
|Favorite Activity||Hiking and exploring nature together|
|Dream Vacation||Galapagos Islands|
|Favorite Food||Organic foods, especially salad mixes|
|Favorite Hobby||Photography & learning about wild animals and the environment|
|Favorite Movie||Fried Green Tomatoes & Fantastic Mr. Fox|
|Favorite Sport||Swimming,Free Diving, Hiking & Dancing|
|Favorite Book||The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)|
|Favorite Subject in School||Cultural Anthropology|
|Favorite Activity||Playing on the beach & Boating|
|Dream Vacation||Galapagos Islands|
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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