dear expectant mother
We are grateful you are taking time to read about us. We understand you might be going through some overwhelming emotions, periods of confusion, and other internal conflicts. Although we are not walking in your shoes, we are ready to walk beside you and your child. We are here to give our love, support, and prayers. We understand this decision might be a difficult one for you. We want to reassure you that we would give everything we have to provide for and support your child, should you choose us.
If given the gift of raising your child, we promise to help them become the best person they can possibly be, and above all else, they will always know they are loved unconditionally and forever. We would raise your child to show love and respect to everyone. Our hope is your child would be placed in our life for a reason: to provide them with opportunities, allow them to explore their creativity, and become their own individual. We have tried to build our home as a safe, secure, and relaxing place where everyone can be themselves and encourage each other to grow. It is filled with love, laughter, and all the things that make our lives feel rich and complete. Our home is a place where we sing like no one is listening and dance like no one is watching.
Tara is an outgoing, kind, and selfless nurse. She loves spending time with family, taking beach trips, and watching the occasional dramatic TV show. Jonathan is a thoughtful, wise, and likeable attorney. He loves spending time learning, laughing, and being a nerdy sports fanatic. Tara has been a registered nurse for nineteen years. Fifteen years have been dedicated to working in documentation improvement, which involves working with physicians and coding to bridge the gap in medical documentation. Jonathan was previously a teacher and park ranger and now works as an attorney for a non-profit legal services firm that provides free legal services to people living in poverty. We met through an online dating service and have been married for five years. We balance each other out and bring out the best in each other. After work, we cook together and enjoy an evening walk.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a three-bedroom, two-bath home with plenty of room to grow our family. Our home is in a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by families and children of all ages. We live near several schools in an excellent school district and are within a few miles of restaurants and shopping centers. We have one super sweet and playful dog, Bandit, who lives in the backyard. He is medium-sized, was adopted through the Humane Society, and is around ten years old. We live in the Natural State, Arkansas, which is home to outstanding and breathtaking nature, state parks, and outdoor activities we love to enjoy.
Our Extended Family
Tara has one adopted brother, one biological sister, and one half-sister. Tara’s father lives about five miles away, and her mother lives in Tennessee, about two hours from us. Tara comes from a large family with twenty-two cousins. Jonathan has two biological brothers and fifteen cousins. Jonathan’s parents live about an hour away.
We enjoy family trips to watch baseball games, visit zoos, hike, and anything that involves water play. Every Christmas when we meet as a family, the time is filled with fun activities like bingo, putting puzzles together, and cooking favorite holiday candy treats. Family is very important to us, and we are fortunate to have the love and support of our parents and close friends. Our parents love their grandchildren and come to visit often. They love to spoil them and are very involved with all their activities. Our family is close and supports each other.
What Led Us To Adoption
We first discussed the wonderful possibility of adoption when we began dating. We both were raised in a family with multiple siblings. Tara is blessed to have an adopted brother as part of her family tree. We have always known we wanted multiple children to share our love. We were fortunate to conceive and give birth to a daughter. After a couple of years, we became pregnant again, but God had other plans for our son. After 17 weeks, we lost him, and he gained his angel wings. We now feel God leading us in the different direction of adoption. We are excited to open our hearts and give everything we have to a child.
|Education||Bachelor of Science in nursing|
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, travel, gardening|
|Favorite Sport||Football, baseball, basketball|
|Favorite Music Group||Pink, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Maroon 5, Sarah McLachlan|
|Favorite TV Show||This Is Us, Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor, Alone|
|Favorite Book||Bible, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Painted House|
|Favorite Memory w/ Spouse||Biology, P.E., history|
|Favorite Tradition||Saturday sleep-in, holiday baking, bathtime routine|
|Dream Vacation||Alps, Ireland, Alaska cruise, Hawaii|
|Favorite Hobby||Reading, cooking, travel, movies, gardening|
|Favorite Sport||Baseball, basketball, soccer, football|
|Favorite Music Group||Justin Timberlake, Rend Collective, Tom Petty, Dallas String Quartet, Khalid|
|Favorite TV Show||Forged in Fire, Alone, Expedition Unknown, Nova|
|Favorite Book||The Lord of the Rings, A Game of Thrones, The Catcher in the Rye|
|Favorite Memory w/ Spouse||History, science, literature, sports|
|Favorite Tradition||Bedtime singing, everyday I love you’s, holidays with family|
|Dream Vacation||England and Scotland, New Zealand, Japan, Germany|
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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!Return to Waiting Families