dear expectant mother
We’re given only a paragraph or two to try to put into words what we’d like to say to you—the person who is doing the most selfless thing that anyone ever could—when no amount of space would be enough to express how admirable you are. If we are being perfectly honest, it would be a major struggle for either of us to do what you’re doing, even if we knew deep down it was the right decision. The strength you’re showing by making this impossible decision you believe would be best for your child is beyond inspiring to us. If you felt okay with it, we’d love to tell our future child all about the amazing sacrifice you’ve made for them, if you choose us.
Of course, we couldn’t be more grateful for your strength and love for your child that could lead to them possibly becoming a member of our family. We want nothing more than to be the support for this child to grow into whoever they want to be. Your child’s passions will be nourished no matter what they are—sports, art, nature, music, academics, or others. Stephanie in particular is very in touch with her emotions, and she believes mental health is every bit as important as physical health, which will reflect in our care for your child.
Please know that if you’re even reading this, you’ve already blown us away with your compassion. Thank you for considering us.
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We bonded over the pursuit of finding the deeper meaning in life. Chris introduced Stephanie to new ways of thinking and perceiving the world through teaching philosophy at a university, where she attended. We grew close in the years after Stephanie’s university days were behind her. We continue to discuss what it means to live a truly meaningful life, which is what led us on our journey to adoption. Additionally, we share a love of video games, reading, cooking, writing, hiking, and traveling. (You best believe we’d love to take your child to Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter someday!) Chris has two teenage boys who will make perfect protective older brothers. Though they aren’t Stephanie’s boys by blood, she treats them as if they’re her own children. After more than three years of marriage, we can’t wait to take the next step and extend our unconditional love to your child too.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a suburban town large enough to include all the necessary locations. The elementary school, middle school, and high school are all only minutes from our house, and the school district is rated highly. Our house includes four bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, a finished basement, and a nice backyard with a swing set and a firepit. There are many other kids living nearby, and Chris’s two sons frequently spend time outside. We have one small dog named Socrates who’s the cuddliest and most lovable dog you could ever meet. We can’t wait to take pictures of a new little one snuggling with him.
Our Extended Family
Chris has one younger brother and one younger sister. Though he doesn’t get to see them often because they live far away, he maintains a solid relationship with them both. Every August, we take Chris’s boys out to visit their grandparents, aunt, and uncle for a week. We usually go on scenic hikes, go to amusement parks, and visit the local candy shop while we’re there.
Stephanie has a sister, two stepbrothers, a half-brother, and a half-sister—though she doesn’t acknowledge the “half.” Because of the age difference between Stephanie and her “half” siblings, she played a huge part in helping to raise them, so they almost feel like her own kids sometimes! All of Stephanie’s family lives nearby, so we visit frequently and spend most holidays with them. Stephanie’s dad in particular is extremely excited to be a grandpa and repeats frequently that he will spoil that child until his last day.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have been discussing how much we’d love to raise a child together since early in our relationship—we couldn’t curb our enthusiasm! However, Stephanie eventually began struggling with chronic pain. She was eventually diagnosed with fibromyalgia. While this isn’t enough to hinder Stephanie from living a normal life and caring for a child, going through childbirth seemed too daunting. This led us to learning about adoption and prompted us to consider how meaningful it would be to love and care for your child. Part of why Chris became a professor is because he values helping people find their way, and we realized this is the exact role we could play for your child.
|Favorite Hobby||Writing, hiking|
|Favorite Movie||The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter|
|Favorite Music Group||Imagine Dragons|
|Favorite TV Show||Game of Thrones|
|Favorite Book||Harry Potter, The Great Gatsby|
|Favorite Subject in School||Philosophy, English|
|Favorite Tradition||Trick-or-treating with the kids|
|Favorite Movie||The Nightmare Before Christmas|
|Favorite Music Group||New Order|
|Favorite TV Show||Fringe|
|Favorite Book||Swann’s Way|
|Favorite Subject in School||Philosophy|
|Favorite Tradition||Pretending to be Santa on Christmas|
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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!
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!