dear expectant mother
Often, the right decisions are sometimes the hardest decisions. We admire your courage and selflessness as you decide what is best for your child, no matter who you select. As you are fully aware, there are so many emotional layers to this process. We thank you for even looking at our profile as you spend an endless amount of time considering what family is the right fit for you and your child.
We are very excited to be parents again because we understand the responsibilities involved and the definition of unconditional love. Know that you can wake up every day knowing that the love we have for him/her will be without any strings attached. Know that we will provide a supportive home that is predictable and healthy. Know that we will flood this little human soul with so many wonderful experiences. Know that we will always provide a home that he or she will be loved and nurtured in, no matter what, and they will always have a place to come back to. Also, your child will always know where they came from, and we will offer the space (however you define it) to let him/her know how much you love them. It would be a privilege and honor to parent your child.
Without even having met you, we admire your strength. Thank you for getting to know us and stopping by our page.
Hello! We are Trent and Debbie. We met 12 years ago, and have been married for four years. Trent grew up in a small town in Illinois and currently owns his own business as a magazine publisher. Debbie has lived in a variety of places after growing up in a military family. She has worked at a child welfare agency for over 17 years working in an administrative role providing training for staff. You will see from our photos how much we love to explore new places and travel. We have been able to sustain such a long relationship because we are two people who are committed, loving, and supportive. We like to describe ourselves as always being willing to try out new things, going to new places, and having fun!
Our Home & Pets
We purchased our first home more than four years ago. We live in an area that is flooded with things to do: parks, restaurants, activities for children, libraries, zoos, and museums. Many places are easily walkable, which makes for fun times exploring our surroundings. We live on a tree-lined residential street with many families, and we are just down the road from an elementary school. During the warmer months, we walk/jog to the park almost daily, peruse different farmers markets in the area, and/or attend different kid-friendly events.Our home was built in 1920! Yes, a little old! But we have done a lot of renovations and are happy that it’s a cozy, welcoming, safe, and kid-friendly. We are fortunate to have a backyard with a porch, which is a great for entertaining and a safe, enclosed play space.
Our Extended Family
Our biggest priority and passion is our family and friends. We wrap ourselves around these folks who are so important and loving. We both come from a medium-sized family. Trent has one brother who lives in Austin with his wife (and they are expecting a child), Debbie has two brothers, one that lives with her mom in Indiana, and the other in NYC with his wife and two daughters. The cousins love to spend time together. The biggest compliment is when friends and other family members tell us how lucky our son is to have ended up with the greatest grandparents on the planet (Nonni and Pops). We couldn’t agree more. “Grandma” is Debbie’s mom. She loves to spend time with Owen and buys him way too many toys! Unfortunately, Debbie’s dad passed away in 2008. We run a race every year to honor him.
What Led Us To Adoption
Like many folks, we have experienced many years of infertility issues. We were fortunate to have (unexpectedly) gotten pregnant with our son, Owen, after three years of trying to conceive. Somewhere in our hearts, we have always wanted to adopt or foster because we have so much more love to give. We feel so confident in the home we have established for Owen, and the love and support we provide to him now, and will forever, that we are excited to open that up to our next child. We envision providing a stable, consistent and loving home filled with fun traditions, a lot of traveling and learning, and enriching life’s everyday moments. Life is short; we want to do it the best we can. Know that your child will be surrounded by family and friends who will adore and cherish his or her little soul.
|Education||Florida State - English|
|Favorite Food||Fried Shrimp|
|Favorite Music Group||Mumford & Sons|
|Favorite TV Show||Anthony Bourdain|
|Favorite Book||Shawshank Redemption|
|Favorite Activity||Time at the family cabin|
|Dream Vacation||Australia & New Zealand|
|Education||UIC- Social Work|
|Favorite Music Group||Adele|
|Favorite TV Show||The Voice|
|Favorite Activity||Exploring the city|
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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