dear expectant mother
Dear Expecting Momma,
We want to start by saying that while we do not know you yet, we are so grateful for you already. We have spent many hours praying for God's protection and love over you and your baby. We won’t pretend to understand fully how difficult of a decision this is for you, but hear us say that we are here to walk alongside you in this if chosen. Most importantly, know how much we admire you for considering an adoption plan.
Soon after we began dating, we knew we both had adoption on our hearts in the future. Through Jacob’s family’s adoption of his sister, we experienced how special adoption is. Our support system as we have started this process has been unmatched. We are unwaveringly confident that those same people will walk alongside us for years to come if you choose us to raise your little one. Our hearts nearly explode at the thought of a sweet baby getting to experience the outpouring of love we experience from our families and friends. We are imagining your sweet baby joining in our family gatherings, becoming a part of our church family, being outside with all of our friends, playing with their cousins, and making our daily lives so special!
We are continuing to pray for you through this process. May God fill you with a peace that surpasses understanding, no matter what decision you make.
Jacob & Summer
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If we had to describe what is most important to us in one word, it would be people. Our lives, jobs, and activities are formed around our love for people. One of our favorite things to do is to have people into our home, whether it is for dinner, dessert (we are HUGE dessert fans!), birthdays, to watch basketball games, or just to hang out. Jacob works as the Director of Operations for a national food chain. He has been there for eleven years, serving the community and his team, who are a huge part of our lives. Summer works as a Team Engagement and Communications Coordinator at the restaurant with Jacob. We love working together and serving our team and community. Outside of work, we love to play sports, be outside, play with our puppies, Beans and Briar, serve at our church, and lead our local church small group.
Our Home & Pets
We recently bought a ranch home in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood on the outskirts of the city. Our neighborhood is right across from one of the best elementary schools in the district. Jacob grew up here and loved all of his experiences here as a child. Our home is about 20 minutes from the major part of the city, which houses so many theaters, restaurants, experiences, and historical sites. We love to take our puppies, Beans and Briar, on walks around the neighborhood in the evening and enjoy the community we live in.
Our Extended Family
As a couple, we value family as a very important aspect of our lives. Jacob’s family lives in the same city as us, and we have frequent family gatherings with his parents, siblings, our niece and grandparents. Jacob has two brothers who live nearby with their spouses, who have become like sisters to us. His oldest brother and his wife welcomed their first child into the world in April 2022, making us an aunt and uncle. We love being an aunt and uncle and watching her grow! Jacob also has an 11-year-old sister who is adopted. She began middle school this year, so we love to have her at our house and hear all about the sixth grade scoop.
Summer’s parents live about two hours from us but visit frequently! Summer’s sister and her husband live in South Carolina. Summer and her sister are the best of friends, and her husband has become just like a brother to us. Our family loves to be at the beach all together, go on walks, and play sports together. Each summer, we take a beach trip together, gather together for holidays, and make an intentional effort to visit while also FaceTiming and chatting weekly if not daily.
What Led Us To Adoption
Long before marriage or even knowing one another, we both felt individual tugs on our hearts to adopt. Growing up, Summer’s family fostered and Jacob’s family adopted his now sassy and fantastic 11-year-old sister. As we began to think about starting a family, we knew we wanted to welcome a child (or many children) into our lives through the process of adoption because our families have been so blessed through adoption. We are so excited to see our family grow and gain the opportunity to become parents through adoption.
|Occupation||Team Engagement and Communications Coordinator|
|Favorite Movie||Something Borrowed|
|Favorite Sport||Pickleball, volleyball, spikeball|
|Favorite Music Group||Ben Rector|
|Favorite Book||Harry Potter, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry|
|Favorite Subject in School||Writing|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas morning|
|Occupation||Director of Operations|
|Education||High school diploma|
|Favorite Hobby||Disc golf|
|Favorite Movie||The Patriot|
|Favorite Sport||Disc golf, basketball, pickleball|
|Favorite Music Group||Maroon 5|
|Favorite Book||The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe|
|Favorite Subject in School||Math|
|Favorite Tradition||Eating at Angus Barn every January|
|Dream Vacation||Alaskan cruise|
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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!