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Family Type: Heterosexual Couple
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Location: MO
Religion: Christian
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dear expectant mother

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and considering us as potential parents. Growing our family has been our greatest desire for many years. If you learn one thing about us, know that we love with all our hearts, and we will love your child endlessly if you choose us. Adoption is pure and beautiful, and we are so happy we are finally on this path.

Our home is full of laughter, love, and understanding. We cannot wait for the day when we can take our child to all our favorite hiking spots, share the joy of reading Harry Potter, have family game nights, cook pizzas with Dad, and bake pies with Mom. Most of all, we cannot wait to share all the love we have to offer and see our child grow with the values we will instill. As parents, we vow to love your child through the sad times, ordinary days, and extraordinary days. Our purpose in life is to raise a family with endless love while letting them decide their own path but being there for it all. We will not only be parents but also guides, stewards, confidants, and role models. They will grow knowing they are a special gift given to our family by an incredibly kind and loving mother. We can’t begin to express how appreciative we are of you for even reading about us and considering us.

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About Us

Twelve years ago our friends introduced us, and our connection was instant. Shortly after college, we got married, and now we are ready for our family to grow. Jacob is a kid at heart and can be found looking for nostalgic nerdy collectibles. He is a funny, patient, intelligent person who exudes kindness. Jacob is a special education teacher at our local middle school. Shelby enjoys long runs, tending to plants, and reading. She is hardworking, nurturing, and loyal and would do anything for the people she loves. Shelby is an Account Manager at a major textile firm. Together we love to hike, camp, kayak, travel, read, discover new food, play board games, and simply be in each other’s company. We enjoy holidays and have created traditions making puff paint sweatshirts for Christmas and finding the perfect Christmas tree to bring back to our home.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a quiet neighborhood right behind a beautiful park. Our house is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home and has a sunroom that also works as a home office. We have a cat named Louis and a dog named Winnie that can’t get enough of each other. Our animals mean the world to us and are a huge part of our family. On the weekends we love to wake up early and go to our downtown area. We start out at our favorite local diner, walk to our coffee spot, hit up the farmers market then head home to Louis and Winnie.We live close to a long hiking trail that we often explore with our Winnie girl. Our town has an excellent school district Jacob works for that has a great sense of community. Our home is a great environment for a child to play, laugh, explore, and grow.

Our Extended Family

We are both really close to our families. Jacob has three siblings who all have children. His sisters live within four miles of our home, and his parents live down the street from us. We know our child will be spoiled with love and will be begging to go to Grandma and Grandpa’s any chance they get.

Shelby has a brother and a sister. Her sister lives nearby with her four children. Her brother and parents live in a close town but often swing by to say hello. We have a combined total of six nieces and two nephews who love to come over to see Uncle Jacob’s vast retro toy and video game collection and do crafts with Aunt Shelby. They all are anxious for a new cousin, and we cannot wait for them to make memories that will last a lifetime.

What Led Us To Adoption

Even before we got married, we discussed the possibility of adoption. Although this was decided earlier, we knew it was time to start growing our family a couple of years ago. It has always been something we both felt is really meant to happen. We have struggled with infertility, which is what truly solidified our decision to adopt. Our niece was adopted from Angel Adoption, and we cannot imagine our family without her. We have seen firsthand how adoption is a celebration of fate and can make a family feel whole. We would be forever grateful for receiving the gift of growing our family and can’t begin to express our gratitude.

Fun Facts

About Shelby
Occupation Account Manager
Education Bachelor’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Seafood, cheesecake
Favorite Hobby Running, reading
Favorite Movie When Harry Met Sally
Favorite Sport Running, reading, tending to my plants
Favorite TV Show The Office
Favorite Book Beneath the Scarlet Sky
Favorite Tradition Finding and cutting down the perfect Christmas tree
Dream Vacation Eat through Italy
About Jacob
Occupation Special Education and History teacher
Education Master’s degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Pizza, roast, BBQ, apple pie
Favorite Hobby Writing, seeking retro collectables
Favorite Movie Clerks
Favorite Sport Hockey, baseball, basketball
Favorite TV Show Impractical Jokers
Favorite Book Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Favorite Tradition Making Halloween sweatshirts
Dream Vacation Tour the United Kingdom

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Choose a Family for
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!

Not sure how to start? See our How to Choose an Adoptive Family resource page.
If you need more help, you’re always welcome to contact us any time!

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