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Family Type: Traditional Couple
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Location: IL
Religion: Christian

dear expectant mother

The fact that you have found the courage to explore an adoption plan, and are reading over our profile right now, shows us such strength. We admire you for considering adoption, and for giving us a chance to have the family we have always hoped for: a family full of laughter, experiences, and encouragement to pursue our dreams.

What an honor it will be, to be chosen to raise such an amazing gift. A gift we could never have given ourselves, or done on our own. We look forward to another little hand to hold as we walk along the sand on our next beach day, and more trips to the aquarium watching curiosity and learning being fostered. All these moments are to come because of you. We look forward to sharing with our child the amount of love this decision takes. They will always know how much you love them and, if you choose, you will be a part of our lives as we welcome you into our family.

Again, we are humbled by your strength and courage and recognize the challenges you must be facing. Thank you for considering us while you are going through this process. It will be a true blessing to welcome your child into our little family. We can't wait to open our arms once again and give your child the world.

About Us

We are an adventitious couple who met in our late teens working at a local pizza restaurant. Being each other's first kiss and first love, we were inseparable. We married in 2010 and embraced every challenge and joy life had to offer. Our favorite things we do together is anything new and exciting, whether it’s exploring a new town, taking a hike, trying new cuisine, ziplining, snorkeling, or finding a new project on Pinterest. Whatever the experience, it's done together. Tom has a passion for all things aviation, and he uses his pilot license for recreational flying. He now has his dream job working as an Air Traffic Controller. Heather’s creative mindset led her to becoming a Cosmetologist as well as a school teacher. After teaching preschool for seven years, she quit her job to become a stay-at-home Mom.

Our Home & Pets

Our ranch-style home sits on an acre of land that has been in Heather’s family for over 100 years. Country living with plenty of space to explore is what drew us to buying this family property. We love the open-concept kitchen that allows everyone to be a part of cooking meals. Right off the kitchen, at the back of our home, is our playroom, with huge windows looking over our yard and deck. Our dogs, Zack and Zoey, spend the early evenings with us outside enjoying the beautiful Illinois weather.

Our Extended Family

A strong family unit is something we both cherish, as well as what we want to instill in our children. We believe in fabricating a safe, warm, positive, creative, and overwhelmingly loving environment. We pour so much into our daily lives as a family, and having memorable family traditions only brings us closer. Almost everything is done together, such as swim lessons, library story time, zoo trips, museums, walks at the park, local festivals, symphony concerts, and visiting the splash pad. Giving our son and future children these experiences while creating memories is of the utmost importance to us. Although we love our outings and travels, the real traditions come right from our own home. We work in our vegetable garden, cook together, have family sit-down meals, spend the evenings outside playing, and end our days with reading books before bed.

Our extended family can't wait to welcome another child into our family. Nana and Papa (Heather’s parents) live right next door. We love walking over for a visit and can usually find Nana crafting and Papa playing his guitar or recording music. Gammy and Gampa (Tom’s parents) have cookouts with swimming and hang-outs with all the cousins.

Our Adoption Story

We adopted our son, Breckin, in July of 2016 through Angel Adoption. We knew we wanted to grow our family through adoption, and we cherish and respect the relationship and bond we have with our son’s birth mother. Her strength and selfless love shined the day she placed her son with us. Adoption, to us, is about the bond two families have and the chance for us to have the family we have always dreamed of. We continue to have a loving, open relationship with her, and she too feels a part of our family. It’s been over two years since our first adoption, and we are ready to give Breckin an adopted sibling.

Fun Facts

About Tom
Occupation Air Traffic Controller
Education Bachelor's Degree: Science
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Mexican
Favorite Movie Good Will Hunting
Favorite Holiday Thanksgiving
Favorite Music Group Olafur Arnalds
Favorite TV Show Seinfeld
Favorite Book Battle Royale
Favorite Subject in School Science
Favorite Animal Dogs
About Heather
Occupation Stay-at-home Mom with an in-home salon
Education Bachelor’s Degree: Early Childhood Education
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Mexican Cuisine
Favorite Movie The Greatest Showman
Favorite Holiday Easter
Favorite Music Group Pentatonix
Favorite TV Show This is Us
Favorite Book Alice in Wonderland
Favorite Subject in School Science
Favorite Animal Red Panda

Contact Tom & Heather

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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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