dear expectant mother
Hello, how are you doing?
We want you to know how important this adoption journey is for us: know that your child will be safe, loved, and supported with so many resources, education, and a safe and loving home, should you choose us. Parenting fills us with excitement and wonder, and we know we can make a difference in your child’s life. We love each other very much and are eager to share that love. We know who we are, what we want, and where we want to go. Family is the most precious gift of life and its greatest adventure, your baby could grow with arts, outdoor activities, and travel journeys. We are excited to embark on the path of parenting!
We hope this process brings you some comfort to know us a bit – we plan to keep in contact with our adopted child’s family if they choose. We would love to speak with you and get to know you as well if that is comfortable for you. We admire your courage.
Finally, we know this will be a tender decision for you. We are deeply honored and grateful that you are considering us as adoptive parents. We will raise your child with loving care and respect, encouragement and positive values, surrounded by great friends and plentiful family. We want an open relationship that is comfortable for you. The saying “it takes a village to raise a child” fits our worldview.
Thank you for considering us, let us know how we can be a comfort to you.
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Hello! Alex met Teresa while he was acting in a play she was directing. We found balance in love: Teresa is the extrovert, passionate and sensitive, Alex is funny, kind and a bit shy. We found each other at the right time in our lives for this, the greatest of adventures – building a family life together. Alongside our love of theatre, Teresa plays piano and Alex is learning the ukulele and the drum. Teresa’s job directing a theatre company is flexible hours and she works from home for more family time. Alex feeds his love of reading by visiting the library weekly, and most evenings you will find us at home, Teresa cooking a new recipe and Alex preps the veggies and even does the dishes! Exploring natural wildlife and international locales is our travel fun. In all, our life is an adventure that a child will help us nurture and flourish in curiosity and love.
Our Home & Pets
We live in a diverse big town with a cozy small-town nature. Our very large house in the hills has big trees, views of mountains on one side and the inlet on the other. Our home has many rooms, great for slumber parties and play (there’s even a secret attic!). We adore animals, our sweet dog hiking and playing ball in the big backyard, and our cuddly kitty Puck who follows us from room to room! Our neighborhood has generous families and great schools. Incredible Alaskan wildlife: moose nibble on a bush or take a nap in our yard, even lynx have come through to chase wild rabbits, all while we grow vegetables in our greenhouse and water our flower gardens. We watch the horse across the street, cuddling our furry family on the couch.
Our Extended Family
Alex is one of 11 siblings. So, your child will grow up with dozens of cousins! He was raised with solid family values and country-living on a 20-acre homestead in Alaskan forest. His family is very close, and being a daytrip apart at most, we all visit each other often. We love his dad’s annual 4th of July BBQ, with tug of war and water balloon games for the kids. We’re excited to bring a child into his family’s year-round outdoor adventures, from summer 4-wheeling and kayaking to winter snowmobiling.
Teresa grew up, almost literally, on the stage! Being in plays was the winter and traveling to visit relatives and new places was the summer. To this day, her 4 cousins and their families, her uncle and especially her favorite aunt, are very close, and we travel for visits often. Though her parents have passed on, Teresa continues their traditions. She followed in her father’s footsteps to run a theater for their community. Her family’s traditional Christmas Eve party was not to be missed, and we continue to gather with close friends and neighbors, kids playing games and adults visiting and sharing joy. In Alaska, friends become family, and we are lucky to have a thriving community to share with a child!
What Led Us To Adoption
We have both always wanted to be parents and we waited for each other to do this together. After many years on our own fulfilling our individual dreams, we came together as a couple at the right time for all the right reasons, married in celebration, and want to build our family. Adoption has always been a calling for us. This is a very conscious choice, and we are excited to give with all we have learned, to fulfill a child’s dreams. Our friends and families are thrilled for us. We have the love and the resources, and we believe the miracle of adoption is a true gift.
|Education||M.F.A. - Drama-Directing|
|Favorite Food||Foodie/American, Thai, Indian|
|Favorite Hobby||Movies, TV Mysteries, and Travel|
|Favorite Movie||Star Wars, Downton Abbey|
|Favorite Sport||Hiking, Kayaking and Yoga|
|Favorite Music Group||Indigo Girls, Queen, Adele|
|Favorite TV Show||Grey’s Anatomy, Aurora Teagarden, The Orville|
|Favorite Book||Of Mice and Men|
|Favorite Subject in School||English|
|Favorite Tradition||Cook new recipes weekly, our travel planning, summer camping|
|Dream Vacation||New Zealand|
|Education||B.A. - Theatre|
|Favorite Food||Burgers & hot dogs, Thai, American|
|Favorite Hobby||Theatre, Reading and Ukulele|
|Favorite Movie||Black Mirror, Ace Ventura|
|Favorite Sport||Hiking, Kayaking and Snowmobiling|
|Favorite Music Group||Judas Priest, Prince, Queen, Lady Gaga|
|Favorite TV Show||The Comey Rule, Finding Your Roots|
|Favorite Book||Into the Wild|
|Favorite Subject in School||Physical Education|
|Favorite Tradition||Daily exercise, Sunday morning pancakes, summer camping|
|Dream Vacation||Middle East|
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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!