dear expectant mother
We would first like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us to walk this life-long journey with you! We want to assure you that your baby would be in a very loving and nurturing home that will support all their needs to help them grow into a successful adult. We promise to be great parents and give your baby lots of hugs, attention, and affection so they know they are always LOVED. We will also give your baby the best education starting at an early age and will make sure they live their life full of fun, exploring, and adventure. While we look forward to this journey, we do realize the process has to be extremely tough for you. We want you to know we sincerely appreciate the sacrifice you are making.
We are very excited about getting to know you and walking together on this journey. Please know we are here for moral support and will do everything we can to make sure this process is as comfortable for you as possible. We truly honor you and have so much respect for you.
Thank you again for considering us as parents for your precious baby.
We are a fun-loving couple who are high school sweethearts and deeply in love. We reunited in 2014 and married in January 2015. Tony is a retired Army veteran. Though he was a drill sergeant, he is one gentle-hearted individual. He teaches JROTC at a middle-high school and coaches girls’ basketball. Retha is very loving, kind, and passionate about children.She is a substitute teacher. We absolutely adore our beautiful 16-year-old-princess, Victoria, Retha’s biological daughter. She’s an honor student in her senior year of high school and enjoys athletics, writing, and spending time with her family and friends. Victoria is overwhelmingly thrilled about becoming a big sister and is completely ready to share her throne. Our time together is spent cooking and eating sit-down dinners, riding our bikes together, bowling, and visiting the zoo. We are basketball fanatics and love cheering on our local WNBA team.
Our Home & Pets
Our four-bedroom, three-bath, two-story home sits in a newly developed, diverse neighborhood with a lake, a park, and an elementary school nearby. The theater room is where we enjoy watching sports and movies. Our family room upstairs easily converts into a play area with lots of toys when nieces, nephews, and friends come to visit. We have shared many days of cooking and fellowshipping with family and friends in our open kitchen and living area. The patio and big back yard have a view of our downtown city area and back up to an open field where a biking trail is being built. The back area is used for entertaining, children playing, and just relaxing while watching the sunset.
Our Extended Family
We are both blessed with very large, close-knit families that we adore and cherish! Our families were raised with good morals and values, which we have instilled in our daughter and will instill in our future children. Most of our family lives in another state, but distance does not stop us. We always make it a priority to visit them, and they do the same.
Family traditions are very important to us. We gather every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas and rotate houses so everybody gets a turn hosting. Another 40-year tradition is family reunions in a different location each year. We cook lots of food, wear family t-shirts, play games, and have a great time reconnecting. Birthdays, graduations, and specials milestones are also celebrated.
We have so much love, encouragement, and support on both sides of our families. Our extended families are very excited and fully supportive about a new addition to our family! Aunties, uncles, and close friends live within walking and short driving distances and can’t wait to celebrate with us.
What Led Us To Adoption
After marrying in 2015, we knew we wanted to expand our family. After a loss to miscarriage and infertility treatments, we decided to take a break and continue to pray. Though we experienced a few challenges trying to add to our family, we have remained hopeful that a miracle is on the way. We have always considered adoption and therefore came to the place of really looking into the process. During this time, we were blessed with the privilege of fostering our 14-month-old great-nephew for 6 ½ months. It was through this amazing experience that we realized expanding our family through adoption would be the greatest miracle of all.
|Occupation||JROTC school instructor|
|Favorite Food||Collard greens|
|Favorite Movie||Black Panther|
|Favorite Music Group||Kirk Franklin|
|Favorite TV Show||Family Feud|
|Favorite Hobby||Arts & crafts|
|Favorite Movie||Love & Basketball|
|Favorite Music Group||Pentatonix|
|Favorite TV Show||Shark Tank|
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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!Return to Waiting Families