We are excited about fullfilling our dream of becoming parents and are grateful that you would consider allowing us to welcome your baby into our lives and hearts. We admire the courage it took to give your child the gift of life and your selflessness in making an adoption plan. Your baby is so blessed to have a mother who loves him or her so much. It is our hope that we can be the loving family you desire for your child.
Brent and I are a very happy, loving couple, who enjoy being together, but after eleven years of it just being us, we are eagerly awaiting the day when we bring a little one into our home. We live outside a small town in South Carolina, just a few hours from three major cities. Brent enjoys being outside doing yard work, gardening, and golfing. I am more of an inside girl and enjoy reading, doing crafts and small home improvement projects. Even though we don’t seem to like the same things, we spend a lot of time together. One thing we enjoy doing together is traveling. We cannot wait to take a little one vacationing with us especially to visit my (Angi’s) family in Pennsylvania.
Brent teaches high school math, while I take the other end of the spectrum teaching fifth graders. We both find our careers to be rewarding,however, we are able to be home at a decent hour, so both of us will have plenty of time to spend with the baby. Also, I plan to use Family Medical Leave which will allow me to be home for the first three months and Brent plans to take at least two weeks off.
Both of us have a close relationship with our extended families. Brent’s father lives next door, he and Brent do a great deal together from watching football, NASCAR racing, golf to actually hitting the links. Once a year, they will go away on a father/son golfing weekend to either play themselves or watch the professionals do it. His mom and sister live about thrity minutes away, but we spend plenty of time with them too; usually pool side in the summer. Although, my (Angi’s) family lives in Pennsylvania, we are very close. We go to visit once in the summer and every other Christmas and my parents come down to visit at least once a year. I also have a nephew (8), a niece (22 months), and another niece on the way.
If you choose us as parents, then we will be happy to discuss whatever kind of relationship you would like to have with us. Brent and I are open to whatever form of communication makes you most comfortable. We would like to send you pictures and updates about the child as he/she grows.
We are praying for you during this diffcult time of decision making. Neither of us can imagine how hard this is for you, but we want you to know that we care about you and we think you are very brave. Whether you choose us or not, we know that you only have your baby’s best interests at heart.
Brent & Angi
Adoptive Family at a Glance
|Father’s Name: Brent||Mother’s Name: Angela (Angi)|
|Occupation: High School Math teacher||Occupation: Elementary Teacher|
|Education: BSE in Mathematics, Masters’ in Educational Leadership||Education: BSE in Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Masters’ in Reading and Literacy|
|Religion: Christian||Religion: Christian|
|Date of Birth: August 1, 1978||Date of Birth: March 15, 1977|
|Ethnicity: Caucasian||Ethnicity: Caucasian|
|Hair Color: Light Brown||Hair Color: Brown|
|Eye Color: Blue||Eye Color: Hazel|
|Height: 6’2”/lean||Height: 5’2”/stocky|
|General Health: good||General Health: good|
Date of marriage: June 1, 2002
Interest and Hobbies: reading, spending time with friends and family, vacations, golf (Brent), watching college football and various other sports, playing board games
Home: single story, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, extra room that can be converted to a play room, large back yard (Brent’s dad lives next door so we have his yard too!), rural area, but close to three major cities, the mountains, and the beach, good school district
Pets: 2 cats – one inside and one outside
Finances: We own our home. Our credit and bank accounts are in good standing. We have never made a late payment or defaulted on a loan.
Why are you interested in building a family though adoption: Brent and I want to be parents and after 2 rounds of IVF we found out that I would have trouble getting pregnant without further medical intervention. Adoption is our way to be the parents we want to be.
Openness to Birth parents: We are open to discussing the degree of openness with the birthmother.
Childcare Plans: I plan to find a mother from church who would like to be our child care giver. If that doesn’t work out there are at least 2 Christian day cares on my way to work.
We are represented by Nightlight Christian Adoptions. If you need more information about us, or would like to meet us, please contact Nightlight toll-free at 888.933.2237.