dear expectant mother
We all go down paths in life that are full of unexpected turns, and we understand that you are facing many important and challenging decisions right now. We think you are incredibly brave and have such a big heart to consider adoption for your child. Please know that you’re not alone. If you choose us, whenever you’re ready, we are here for you to talk about your life and feelings, your hopes and dreams for your child’s future, and the kind of loving, safe, and supportive home you want for them to grow up in. We hope you feel our love and appreciation for you as you take the time to read about us.
We love being parents, and our home is a welcoming place full of laughter and joy. We are committed to providing every resource for our children to become anything they want to be. Our children will always be our number one priority. They will have a great education, opportunities to play sports, exposure to art and music, a vibrant church community, lifelong friendships, a loving extended family, and new experiences traveling the world.
We are so excited to bring home another baby! We know our son will be an amazing big brother, and he’s already talking about his new sibling. Most of all, we promise to be the best parents we can possibly be, to love your child with all our hearts, and to do everything in our power to ensure they are healthy and happy.
We are a fun-loving, friendly, and adventurous couple who are each other’s best friend. We love being parents more than anything else in the world. Josh owns his own business that provides bar services for special events like weddings and parties. Stephanie is a pediatric occupational therapy assistant and works with children who have disabilities to develop skills for everyday life. Josh’s interests include drumming and singing, listening to podcasts, cooking, chess, exercising, and playing video games. Stephanie’s interests include creative writing, painting, home improvement projects, singing and playing guitar, theater, reading, and tap dance. We both love traveling, singing karaoke, date nights at favorite restaurants, hiking in nearby desert parks, watching favorite shows like Shark Tank and Survivor together, spending time with friends and family, and making our wonderful son laugh. We often take walks or play at the park near our home as a family.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a four-bedroom, one-story house on a cul-de-sac in a pleasant suburban neighborhood with a pool out back for the hot summer days. Our neighbors are friendly and often spend time outside playing ball or walking their dogs. We live within walking distance of a beautiful park and spend most evenings at the playground or watching the ducks in the pond. We live in a top-rated school district with excellent opportunities for sports and other community activities. The historic downtown area is a short drive from our house and has lots of charming restaurants and ice cream shops. Our only pet is a sweet, striped cat who is loving to all humans and very patient with our rambunctious little boy.
Our Extended Family
Josh has one brother who lives in a small town in Texas with his wife and their two daughters. We visit with them about once a year and enjoy doing fun things like going to the zoo. Josh’s dad and stepmom live in a rural town in North Carolina and come to visit us two or three times a year for holidays or birthday celebrations. They always bring something special for our son, like a handmade quilt or toy made in Grandpa’s woodshop. Josh’s aunts, uncles, and cousins all live in California and Idaho, and we try to visit them at least once a year.
Stephanie’s family all live in Tennessee. Her parents talk to us on video chat almost every day. When we’re together in person, they love playing with our son and enjoying meals as a family. Stephanie has two older brothers. One is married with four children, and we get together when possible for holidays and family birthdays. The other brother keeps up communication with us regularly over video calls. Stephanie’s aunts, uncles, and cousins mostly live in East Tennessee, and she keeps up with them on social media or at the occasional large family gathering.
Our Adoption Story
We always wanted to grow our family through adoption, and in 2018 our dream came true when we adopted our son. We connected with his birthmother several months into her pregnancy and communicated over texts in the months leading up to the birth. We were so thankful to have the opportunity to get to know her as the three of us prepared for this event that would change all of our lives. Since bringing our son home, we have continued to communicate with his birthmother and provide her with updates and photos anytime she asks for them. Our children will always be told how brave and loving their first moms are and how grateful we are to them for choosing us to be their family.
|Occupation||Certified occupational therapy assistant|
|Education||Master of Arts in teaching|
|Favorite Hobby||Creative writing, painting|
|Favorite Movie||Annie Hall|
|Favorite Music Group||The National|
|Favorite Book||The Great Gatsby|
|Favorite Tradition||Birthday dinners|
|Dream Vacation||African wildlife safari|
|Occupation||Event services vendor|
|Education||Bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership|
|Favorite Hobby||Playing video games|
|Favorite Movie||Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind|
|Favorite Holiday||New Year’s Eve|
|Favorite Music Group||Smashing Pumpkins|
|Favorite Book||War and Peace|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas light hunting|
|Dream Vacation||Exploring Japan|
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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!