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Family Type: Traditional Couple
Children: Yes
Location: IL
Religion: Christian

dear expectant mother

First, thank you for considering adoption. You are facing a difficult decision, but you have already made one which is so selfless and courageous, and we admire and respect you for the love and strength you have shown. Parenting is filled with difficult decisions, and we promise to take each one as seriously as you are taking this one, and to always make those decisions based on what will be best for the baby. We also thank you for taking time to learn a little bit about us as you seek the best possible home for your baby. You may feel alone as you go through this, but you aren’t. We have been praying for you as you decide what is best for your baby. We want you to know that your baby will always know unconditional love from us.

To that end, we would like your baby to grow up knowing these ten lessons: If you’re thankful, show it; If you love someone, tell them; If you’re wrong, fess up; If you’re confused, ask questions; If you learn something, teach others; If you’re stuck, ask for help; If you made a mistake, apologize; If you trip, get back up; If someone needs your help, help them; If you see wrong, take a stance.

We will continue to pray for you and thank you for considering us as the forever family for your baby.

About Us

Susan is a children’s and youth ministry director and also an executive assistant at a staffing firm. She is loving, caring, honest, faithful, and a loyal friend. She loves to laugh and finds humor in everything. Ken is a field manager for an entertainment company. He is kind, loving, caring, honest, patient, and would do anything for his family and friends. Ken has a son named Jacob and they enjoy watching sports together. Susan loves cooking and baking. Ken loves anything that has to do with airplanes. Together, we love to help others by volunteering with Feed My Starving Children and preparing sack lunches for the homeless in our area. We sincerely enjoy each other’s company and love to laugh, travel, and just be together. We are each other’s best friend. We look forward to having a child to love and care for and share our lives with.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a six-bedroom home with an open floor plan and fully finished basement. Our favorite room is the screened-in back porch overlooking the golf course. Our town is well known for its great schools and excellent park district. Our town has a small-town feel but offers everything we need in terms of shopping, entertainment, and family activities. We can make a short trip and be in the third biggest city in the country or go in the opposite direction and see cornfields, farms, and cows. At this point, we have no pets, but we know how convincing children can be, so we suspect a pet may be in our future someday!

Our Extended Family

Ken grew up in downstate Illinois and is the youngest of three siblings. His parents, brother, and sister-in-law still live in the area. His sister and brother-in-law and their children live in Tennessee. They get together regularly and spend holidays on the family farm. We want to pass on this tradition for many years!

We live in the town Susan grew up in. She is the youngest of seven siblings! She has many nieces and nephews close by as most of her siblings have stayed in the area. We look forward to apple picking, Christmas cookie baking, and decorating Easter eggs!

We are also blessed to count two other groups along with our extended family. First, we have a huge network of friends, many of whom have children of their own, who have supported us not only in this journey but in all other areas of our lives. Secondly, Susan works at an Episcopal church as its children and youth ministry director. You often hear the term “church family,” and in this case, it is so very true. Everyone in our extended family can’t wait to welcome a baby into our lives!

What Led Us To Adoption

Ken has known the joy of parenthood through his son Jacob, but from the beginning, we knew we wanted a child together. Unfortunately, we experienced infertility issues, including two miscarriages. We have seen through friends the joy in their lives from adopting children. Our faith tells us, and we truly believe, that through God all things are possible. Only His hand could have led us to Angel Adoptions and to you. We know in our hearts we are on the right road to making our family complete. We pray God has led you to be on that path with us.

Fun Facts

About Susan
Occupation Children and youth ministry director, executive assistant
Education Lay ministry degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Chocolate
Favorite Hobby Collecting angels
Favorite Movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Hocus Pocus, Elf
Favorite Sport Chicago Cubs
Favorite Music Group Elton John
Favorite Book The Giving Tree, the Bible
Favorite Subject in School Cooking
Favorite Activity Apple picking, making applesauce
About Ken
Occupation Field manager
Education High school diploma
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Prime rib
Favorite Hobby Studying history
Favorite Movie Rudy, Hoosiers
Favorite Sport Baseball, football, college basketball
Favorite Music Group The Westminster Chorus
Favorite Book Team of Rivals
Favorite Subject in School Math
Favorite Activity Christmas walks

Contact Susan & Ken

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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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