We are not going to pretend we know what you are going through. We cannot imagine the the fears, nervousness, and “what ifs” you may have. It takes a very strong person to be taking the path that you have chosen. Believe in what your heart and head is telling you. It got you started on this most amazing journey, it will continue to lead you down the correct path. If the path you are taking leads you to us, we are honored, humbled and forever grateful.
We promise that we will never hide from your child who they are or where they come from. We want them to understand the beauty of this journey and how selfless and strong you are to consider adoption.
We have always been open about adoption with our daughter. Even at four, we talk about it in a way she understands without getting technical. When she asked if she was in Nicole’s tummy, we told her no, she was in another mommy’s tummy. When she asked why, we told her that she had another mommy who loved her very much and wanted her to have things that she knew she wouldn’t be able to give her, so she found us to be your mommy and daddy. Our sweet 4-year-old said, “I am glad she did.” We were too.
You are and will always be in our hearts and in our prayers.
Everyday of senior year, Nicole saw Zach's last name on a letterman's jacket. The girl sitting in front of her in Trig class was dating him and always had it on.She had no way of knowing that 6 years later, it would become her last name. We officially met in college through mutual friends. When Zach asked Nicole’s dad for his blessing, he said, “Well you have been around long enough to know what you are getting yourself into.” So, with that, after four and half years of dating, Zach asked Nicole to marry him.
Zach is a teacher and coach whose passion is for the students and helping them in all aspects of life. He has coached everything from bowling to football. Nicole is a Human Resource Manager for a family-owned operation. She truly believes that being in HR has been the perfect practice for being a mom.
Our Home & Pets
We are very lucky to live in a newly built home in a quiet family neighborhood. There are always kids on bikes, running through yards and playing with each other. Our house is in one of the cul-de-sacs, which is great for kids playing outside. You will find our neighbors out in each other’s yards, talking and laughing until dark almost every night. We live in one of the top school districts in our state. We also have a wonderful private school close by with an amazing academic history.
Our goal when bringing our house together was to make people feel at home when they first walk in. We wanted them to feel they could take off their shoes and put their feet up. The backyard is the perfect place to play on the large swing set (which took 3 days, 2 grandpas, 3 uncles, a daddy and a friend to build) and run around for hours. Our backyard is tree-lined, so we see all types of animals come through.
Our Extended Family
Zach has 2 brothers and 1 sister; together they gave us 6 nieces and nephews ranging from 15 years to 13 months old. His siblings, as well as parents and grandmothers, all live very close by and we get together often. Nicole has 1 sister and 1 brother, who are all very close. On her side, we have 1 niece who is 14. Her mom and dad live on a lake about an hour and half away. We drive to see them often and they come over to our place as well. Nicole’s mom says they comes over to see all of us; but we think it is mainly to see their granddaughter. We both have uncles, aunts, cousins and our cousin’s kids, who live all over the country. We get together as often as we can. Family is very important to us.
What Led Us To Adoption
God truly led us to adopt. We had recently discussed fertility treatments again. Later on the same day at the same time, we had separate conversations with different people about adoption, not knowing the other was doing so. Zach called and said, “I want to talk to you. Meet me for lunch.” We decided that very day God was leading us to adoption. The next day, Zach’s grandmother was visiting and getting ready to go shopping with Nicole. Zach’s Grandmother looked at us and said, “It does not matter where a baby comes from; if it’s from you or adoption, that baby will be our baby and loved by us.” She had no idea at the time that we were talking about adoption.
Nicole remembers closing her eyes, putting her hand on her heart and thinking, “I hear you Lord. You got it.” We were blessed 4 years ago with the adoption of our daughter. It was the most amazing, soul defining experience of our life. Our hope and prayer is to have that experience again, and make our daughter the big sister she wants to be.
|Occupation||Coach & Teacher|
|Favorite Movie||Big Trouble in Little China|
|Favorite Music Group||Pearl Jam|
|Favorite TV Show||Game of Thrones|
|Favorite Book||First Law Series|
|Favorite Subject in School||History|
|Favorite Activity||Going to Church|
|Occupation||Human Resource Manager|
|Favorite Movie||Something To Talk About|
|Favorite Music Group||Prince|
|Favorite TV Show||The Big Bang Theory|
|Favorite Book||Anything by Mary Higgins Clark|
|Favorite Subject in School||Literature|
|Favorite Activity||Cuddling on the couch|
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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