As we sit to write this letter our hearts are pounding with excitement and emotion, mostly because we know exactly how many lives can change because of adoption. We understand this is a very difficult time and cannot imagine the wide range of emotions the adoption process makes birth families feel. We hope that once we connect, start to talk and get to know each other, it will get a bit easier and the process will start to become more real and less scary.
We are ready to give our unconditional love, emotional and financial support, a safe and stable home, and a good education. We are confident our family can provide a wonderful home and future for your child and are so excited to share our love and lives with him or her.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce our family to you and consider us to be adoptive parents for your baby. We know it is no small decision to make and we truly appreciate the strength and courage you are showing through this process. We are deeply honored that you are reading our story and hope you find that we are the right family to adopt your baby.
We met each other playing volleyball at a city beach in 2007. After a few times hanging out with mutual friends, we started dating. Soon, we discovered we had so many interests in common; we liked the same music, enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially biking, and were both creative in a similar way, with interests in art and design. After 3 years of dating, we got married in the city we called home. Our relationship is based on countless family values that each of our families have passed down to us. Our strong commitment to each other has grown out of love, experience, romance, patience and the occasional back rub. Sergio, with his high-energy and outgoing personality, and Dafina, being the easy-going one; there is a wonderful balance in everything that we do.
We consider ourselves financially stable, with jobs that provide both a comfortable lifestyle and career fulfillment. Sergio very much enjoys his job as a location scout, working with creative people and managing TV, movie and commercial locations. Dafina followed her passion for programming and computer science and is currently working at the public school system, managing student information operations. Travel is very important to us as well, we think it gives perspective and understanding to other cultures and leads to more empathy in day to day living. With this and our devotion to becoming new parents, we have always felt we can provide a loving environment for a child.
Our Home & Pets
During the first year of marriage, we were fortunate to purchase a fixer-upper house, which was a perfect opportunity to express our creativeness in interior design, furniture building and decorating. Our home has a fairly big front and back fenced yard and we consider ourselves lucky to own a home with a big lot in a nice location with lots of trees and parks nearby. The neighborhood is up and coming with lots of new restaurants and stores and with many young families moving here in recent years, it has a nice community feel. We feel very excited and ready to start a family here. Lucky is our rescue cat; Sergio found her on the shoulder of a busy highway and brought her home. After spending a couple of months in a local cat shelter (she needed some medical attention), we adopted her and now she is part of our family. She is about a year old and very playful and fun.
Our Extended Family
Dafina: I was born and raised in Macedonia. My family lived with my paternal grandparents and they helped a lot in raising my sister and me. My sister is 4 years older than me and is now married with two children, a son and a daughter, who are 28 and 26 years old. When my niece and nephew were little, I spent a lot of time babysitting! My mother passed away in 2009 at only 64 years old, which was devastating for me, since we were very close. My father comes to visit often and he likes staying with us and our friends. We take him with us on vacations, get-togethers with friends, concerts etc. I also try to visit my home town whenever I have a chance. I love spending time with my sister and her family, and with my extended family, who live back in my country. I’ve been in the U.S. for 21 years and I call Chicago my home now.
Sergio: I was born and raised in Waukegan, IL by 2 immigrant parents. My mother is Puerto Rican and my father was Mexican. Both my parents came from very large families, 10 kids per side, so as you can imagine, I have a very large extended family! In my immediate family, I have one sister and one brother, both of whom I am very close to. My sister lives in Madrid, Spain and has 3 children, one girl, who is 30 years old, and 2 boys, who are 10 and 12 years old. My niece lives in San Francisco and works as a wine consultant. My brother lives in Waukegan. We grew up in a very fun neighborhood, riding bikes, playing baseball and exploring nearby parks. When we were growing up, my dad took us to Mexico every year for a month to visit and explore with all of my cousins. It’s there where I learned about being a family. Family is very important to both Dafina and I and we are hoping to keep family traditions alive.
What Led Us To Adoption
We always knew we wanted to be parents together. There could be no greater joy for us then to have and raise a family. Since we started dating, we had conversations about our desire to have children. We had been dating for a couple of years when we first started trying to get pregnant. Unfortunately, we had no luck. After a few failed infertility treatments, we started talking about adoption. We both knew from the beginning that adoption was always an option that felt right for us, even if we had a biological child. We did some research on different ways to adopt, talked to friends and couples who adopted. and they gave us recommendations. After considering a couple of adoption agencies, we finally decided that Angel is the best for us.
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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