Tim and Angela
Approved and Waiting Adoptive Family
At A Glance
Names: Tim and Angelica
Ages: 37, 33
Children: McKenzie, 7 yrs, biological
Caleb, 6 yrs, biological
Elly, 1 yr, adopted
Reason for Adopting: Infertility
Number of years married: 12 years in December
Ethnicity: Caucasian, Hispanic
Tim and I (Angelica) met during my freshman year of high school and were best friends for many years before we dated and married. I think that the solid friendship that we built in our early years has remained the firm foundation for our marriage, through twelve years of growth and change. We also share a deep and abiding love for God and live our life and raise our children based on Jesus’s teaching of love, joy, peace, forgiveness, and trust. We are blessed to be parents to three wonderful children, ranging in age from 7 to 1 year old. Our youngest, Elly, joined our family through adoption a little over a year ago and she is a ray of sunshine in our life! Family is very important to us and we have worked hard to make “home” a place of warmth and love- I stay home and care for the kids, including homeschooling our two oldest and Tim runs his financial advising business from home as well. So the house can get a bit busy sometimes with all of us bustling around, not to mention throwing two dogs, a cat, a fish and a turtle into the mix! It’s a crazy life sometimes, but it’s ours!
Unfortunately, our families live in other states and we don’t get to see them as often as we like, but we make sure to visit regularly and they come and visit us as well. We both have large extended families so there are plenty of doting relatives who love to spoil the kiddos- they are all so excited at the prospect of a new little baby to cuddle! In lieu of local family, we have been blessed with a great community of neighbors and friends.
We are excited and a bit anxious to be starting this adoption journey. We really enjoy and take seriously the responsibility of parenting. Our two oldest children are a mere 19 months apart and have a special closeness in their relationship; we are hoping that Elly and our newest family member will share a similar bond. We have no expectations in regards to gender or ethnicity and will embrace any child that God brings us with unconditional love and acceptance.
As you read the following words, I hope that you will be able to know us and imagine you and your baby as part of our family. I pray that the love that we already have for you will flow from these words and rest in your heart, giving your comfort, peace and wisdom as you make this very difficult decision…
My name is Angela and, my husband Tim and I will have been married for 12 years this December. However, our story begins about 9 years before that! We were friends all throughout high school and college; we have watched and supported each other through the many trials and victories that accompany adolescence and young adulthood. In our marriage we have weathered our fair share of storms and have come through them with a stronger and deeper love for each other and for the Lord. Tim is my best friend and a man of great compassion, creativity and passion! He is a wonderful father to our three children and takes time to play with them and be silly. Evenings before bed are often characterized by the delighted squeals and laughter of our kids! He is also a musician and plays the electric violin and guitar on the worship team at church and in an Americana band. Tim is a financial advisor by day and recently established his own company, which allows him to work from home.
I also enjoy the privilege of working at home! About 6 years ago I left my job as a high school German and Spanish teacher, and have been at home ever since. I really treasure the ability to be present for my kids; I grew up in a single parent household and although my mom did the best she could under the circumstances, I spent a lot of time with babysitters and at home by myself. I always felt that if I were blessed to become a mother, I would do whatever I could to be the main caretaker and influence in my kids’ lives. This is also one of the main factors that have influenced our decision to homeschool. Our older children are 6 and 7 and are currently in first and second grade. We want our children to have a rich and diverse educational experience and so we’ve chosen to homeschool in Spanish. We have another family that we work closely with that also speaks Spanish and the children are about the same ages- there is even a little toddler girl for our one-year-old to play with!
With three young kids at home and the responsibility of teaching them and keeping up the house, it has been a challenge in recent years to stay connected to other grownups. We are so blessed to be part of a dedicated and loving church family. They are truly our surrogate family, since we live a state away from our parents and siblings. The older couples in our small group are like grandparents to our kids and we spend a lot of time with the other young families who are as close as cousins. I love having people over and so our house is often filled with the love and laughter of our friends. We also spend a good deal of time, especially around the holidays, traveling to visit our families in Arizona and California. Both Tim and I have divorced parents, but everyone has remarried so there are 4 sets of grandparents!! That equals a lot of love and attention! We also each have a sister and every summer the kids spend a couple weeks visiting relatives. They absolutely love their time with extended family and the swimming pools that come with them
Family. Friends. And Faith. If our family had a motto, I think that would be it. We work hard to make our family a priority. We only get a few years with our kids to love them and teach them what they need to know about life, and we take that responsibility seriously. If you choose to place your child in our family, please know that we will give him or her a stable, loving home with siblings and relatives that will shower him or her with love and attention and parents who will do everything in our power to encourage, support and guide him or her to be the person God has made him/her to be. If you choose us, know that you too will become part of our family; we will always speak with kindness and love about you and make sure that your child knows the love that you have for him or her. We will also commit to keeping in touch through pictures and letters if you desire them, so that you can witness for yourself that first step, first ballet recital or soccer game, first day of school. We will honor you in your child’s eyes, knowing that the choice you are making is one of love and self-sacrifice. Our youngest daughter, Elly, joined our family in May of 2015 through the gift of adoption. We have all been so blessed through her- she brings us such joy! What a delight it has been to see the older children love and care for their little sister and Tim and I have just been soaking up the wonder of her babyhood. We can’t wait to have another baby to love and cuddle!
And finally: faith. We are a family who believes in God and strives to live a life that is honoring to Him. We work, play and love with that goal in mind. The Lord has blessed us so abundantly that we are compelled to share those blessings with others. We believe deeply that every human life is precious and we thank you for choosing life for your child. We are humbled and grateful that you would consider entrusting us with your baby.