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Family Type: Traditional Couple
Children: No
Location: IL
Religion: Methodist/Christian

dear expectant mother

We are very grateful for your choice to consider adoption and would love the opportunity to be your chosen adoptive parents. We appreciate your selfless act of love to consider us to care for, nurture, and raise your baby into an adult. We promise to be a loving, trusting, attentive, and supportive family.

Adoption is the best and only way for us to begin our family. We are excited to become parents and share all the love in our hearts. We believe unconditional love is what every child needs to develop and grow, and this is what we can undoubtedly provide, if chosen. We are both college graduates who value education, diverse experiences, faith, and good values. We are so excited to experience all of the firsts (crawling, walking, riding a bike, reading, swimming, etc.) with your child. Our home is in a nice, quiet suburb of Chicago near Lake Michigan, and we’re close enough to experience art and history museums, professional sports, swimming at the beach, and much more.

We promise to share with your baby the soul-searching decision you made to give him or her the best life possible. Your child will know the monumental decision you made to give life and share a part of your gift with others that were unable to do so themselves.

About Us

We met through our Church Young Adult Group nine years ago in Central Illinois; we became close friends and went out for brunch, which has become our favorite meal. We got engaged in St. Louis under the arch and married on May 30, 2015. Recently, we moved to the North Shore area of the Chicago suburbs for Matt’s career as a wealth management advisor, helping families with complex financial planning needs. He is outgoing, caring, generous, and always smiling. Stephanie is honest, compassionate, and nurturing. which helped her previously as a preschool teacher, a counselor working in a residential treatment center for at-risk youth, and her overall career in social services. She is now at home and cares for our three cats. We are also very active in our local church, including the young adult group and local community service projects.

Our Home & Pets

We love the ranch home that we share with our three loving female cats: Chloe, Frankie, and Graycie. We have three spacious bedrooms, one already reserved for our future child, and we have a large dining room table to share meals together and a wood-burning fireplace to enjoy. Our full basement has an additional living room with a pool table and ping-pong. We’re nestled in an established, tree-lined neighborhood with a blend of single and multi-family homes. We’re only a few blocks away from the elementary school, community pool, community cultural center, and a park with basketball, tennis, and baseball.

Our Extended Family

Matt’s family has many branches, including his mom in Illinois, family in North Carolina that we visit for holidays and vacations, his dad’s second wife and her family in Indiana, and his dad and stepmom in Illinois who live out in the country on several acres. Matt also has aunts, uncles, and cousins we see at family get-togethers and watch our favorite baseball team with. Matt has three younger half-brothers and a sister-in-law we are very close with, and with whom we watch movies, share meals, and travel. Matt goes snowmobiling with two of his brothers in Wisconsin, and he also has two adult step-brothers who are married, with a niece and nephew we see at family gatherings.

Stephanie is the youngest and has two older brothers, one in Indiana and one in Arkansas. Stephanie is very close to her niece and two nephews, and we visit her family for graduations and weddings, and we spend every other Christmas and Thanksgiving with them. Stephanie has an aunt and family in Virginia as well as an aunt and many cousins in Illinois whom we visit with often and go with to baseball games.

What Led Us To Adoption

We had discussed our hopes for having children the first night we talked about advancing our friendship to dating more than five years ago. Raising a child was important for each of us, and we would go to any length to have children. Adoption has always been part of our conversations, and Stephanie also hoped to conceive a child. We found a reproductive specialist, selected an egg donor, and found that conceiving would not be possible. So, we’ve turned to adoption earlier than expected, and we can’t wait! Matt’s childhood friend and cousin were both adopted, and we have several friends that have adopted children. Their stories reassured us we were on the right path to bringing a baby into our family.

Fun Facts

About Stephanie
Occupation Homemaker
Education Bachelor’s
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Seafood
Favorite Hobby Baking, Crafting
Favorite Sport Baseball
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite Book Where The Red Fern Grows
Favorite Subject in School Child Psychology
Favorite Animal Whale
Dream Vacation Travel Europe
About Matthew
Occupation Wealth Management Advisor
Education Bachelor’s
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Surf and Turf
Favorite Hobby Snowmobiling
Favorite Sport Baseball
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite Book The Great Gatsby
Favorite Subject in School Finance
Favorite Animal Owl
Dream Vacation Travel Europe

Contact Stephanie & Matthew

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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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