dear expectant mother
Creating a meaningful relationship with you, at whatever level you are comfortable, is our number one goal through this process if you bless us with this gift. We were unable to have a relationship with Jhett’s birthparents, so we have no expectation of a relationship with you. However, if that is what you desire, we would be so optimistic to build a relationship with you over our mutual love and respect for your baby.
We are so hopeful for the opportunity to meet you and learn about your goals for your baby. We would be honored, excited, and forever grateful if you would choose us to be the adoptive parents of your baby. Should you choose us, your baby will forever be surrounded by love and support and spoiled absolutely rotten, just like Jhett Magnolia. He or she will be raised on the lake and have a childhood filled with boating, fishing, and outdoor fun. We look forward to the days of grilling on the porch, campfires in the backyard, and time spent with family and friends.
We support you and will be praying for you through this journey.
You’ll find our family nestled along the lake. We were both born and raised in West Virginia but are blessed to live and grow our family in Tennessee. We met in 2006 while in college, and it was love at first sight. We are proud parents to our daughter, Jhett, whom we adopted in 2021. Our bluetick coonhound, Paisley, is the four-legged member of our family. Our faith in Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of our marriage. We are active in many roles in the church, and we’re sure that will only increase as our family grows. We enjoy home renovations and improvement/organizational projects, fishing, swimming, and being outdoors. Jeremy is becoming a grill master and loves to cook for the family. Whitney loves to garden and is a planner by trade so is always finding new, exciting activities and events to attend. We love to travel, with a specific interest in the beach, Dollywood, and Disney.
Our Home & Pets
We recently moved into our forever home, a lake house we inherited from Jeremy’s family. We live on a quiet, established street only 25 minutes from downtown Nashville. We have a large back yard that leads to lake access through our dock. Our seven-year-old bluetick coonhound, Paisley, keeps us all in line. She can tell time and always knows when it’s suppertime. Paisley previously served as a pet therapy dog at a local hospital before retiring from that role.
Our Extended Family
We both come from large, loving families. Our parents will be celebrating their 45th wedding anniversaries this year. They are our anchor! Our families are in West Virginia—a 1.25-hour drive apart—which makes long weekend trips home and holidays fun. We have two nieces who are a huge part of our lives.
Whitney has one little brother. Jeremy has one big sister. They, with their spouses, provide the ultimate aunt and uncle experience! Both sides of our family are extremely active in our lives, and we love visiting one another. We visit both sides of the family several times a year, and our parents visit us often. They are as excited as we are to be adding another little one to our family through adoption.
Our Adoption Story
We have always known that if we had children, it would be through adoption. Whitney has had substantial infertility issues over the past 20 years in her battle with endometriosis. We decided to serve our community by becoming foster parents in 2020, which led to the adoption of our daughter, Jhett. We met her when she was five days old, and we had the privilege of bringing her home from the hospital. We now recognize that while we support the mission and effort of foster care (reunification), it differs from our goal of permanency, which is why we have opted to adopt through Angel Adoption.
About Whitney Rae
|Gardening, reading, cooking
|Sweet Home Alabama
|The Fourth of July
|Favorite TV Show
|The Bible, Harry Potter series
|Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
|O Brother, Where Art Thou?
|The Fourth of July, Christmas
|Favorite TV Show
|Friday Night Lights
|Charleston, South Carolina
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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