David and Angela

Married Since: 2004

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: Yes

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We promise that your child will always know of your special and unconditional love for them.

David and Angela

from Missouri

David

Ancestry: German, English, Irish, Polish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Senior Vice President-Banking

Education: MBA

Hobbies: Baseball, Woodworking, Autograph collecting, Gardening

Angela

Ancestry: German, English

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Nurse Practitioner/Labor & Delivery Nurse

Education: MSN-WHNP

Hobbies: Exercising, Crafts, Decorating, Sporting events

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Caucasian / Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Hispanic / Native American, Hispanic / Pacific Islander, Native American Indian

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

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From Us to You

There are significant moments in life when choices and decisions come down to one moment, one hunch, one inspiration, and one feeling. Our growing family exists today because of moments like these. Moments in which love, faith, and courage are the only things that matter. We were blessed with Meredith and Justin when two very brave and courageous women made the unique and special decision to bless us with their children. We desire to share our love with another child and would love for you to join us on our journey.

Considering adoption for your child and finding the right family will be the hardest thing you ever do. We are by no means perfect, but our imperfections and little quirks are what make us a perfect family for each other. David makes us laugh with his corny little songs, goofy nickname, and when he does pranks on his sister and our friends. Angie has a knack for always messing up Rice Krispy treats. She and Meredith laugh until they can’t breathe at videos of people getting tripped or falling- even though she is one of the most compassionate nurses around. Meredith is always making silly faces and pretending she is starring in her own YouTube show. She always closes with “Be sure to like and subscribe below”. Justin is known for turning everything into an obstacle course and dancing like nothing we have ever seen before. How he doesn’t hurt himself we will never know! We have competitions on who can roll their tongue or move their eyebrows better. We love humor, we laugh at ourselves (and each other) and we embrace and treasure all of those little quirks.

Our family is so excited to welcome a new little one. He or she will be the baby of the family for years to come and will be spoiled with love and attention. We look forward to cuddling him or her, listening to those belly laughs when we play tickle monster, reading books, and even changing poopy diapers. Your baby will also be adored by our church family and friends. They will be surrounded by so many people that will celebrate their milestones, empower them to succeed, encourage them in all they do, and cheer them on throughout their many accomplishments in life. We can’t wait to witness their first steps, interpret their first words, bandage their skinned knees, teach them to drive, celebrate their first dates, and comfort them during the first heartbreak. We can’t wait to experience every moment of life with them.

As a family, we take regular trips to the zoo where we ride the train and pet the stingrays. We also take vacations to Disney World and to the beach. Every year, we have our annual family road trip to Texas to see grandparents (their other set of grandparents live just down the road from us). Your little one will spend quality family time exploring for bugs in the backyard (just being a kid), learning to swim in our pool, and playing in a treehouse/playground that Dave and Meredith built themselves. Dave loves building additions to the playground with each child which teaches them how to build and work with their hands.

Your child will be loved beyond measure and have a unique bond with their older adopted siblings. Meredith and Justin cannot wait to teach their little baby brother or sister all they know about soccer drills, basketball 3-pointers, hitting a home run, making crafts in Mom’s craft room, building Legos with Dad, riding bikes, swimming in our pool, singing, dancing, and everything Disney. We look forward to raising another little one to be faithful in God, to be kind to everyone, to love life beyond words, and to be the best version of themselves possible. We will provide a safe, non-judgmental home with open communication and parents who truly listen to the needs and desires of our children.

We realize that our children are not only gifts from God but also from courageous women like you. It is our responsibility to uphold the promises we made to both of our children’s birth parents. We promised that we would love our children to the moon and beyond, and we would provide them with the best possible opportunities in life. We want to make those same promises to you as well as honor your dreams and desires for your baby. Life comes down to single important moments in which we are all guided by faith in God, hope, love, and instinct. You will know, in your heart, when you find the right parents for your child and we pray you find what you are looking for.

Love,
David & Angie

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Our Lifestyle

Our lifestyle is quite simple; everything revolves around family, friends, and faith. We have a very close family and are fortunate because all but a few, live within 30 minutes of each other. This means we get to spend time together for every holiday or just hang out on the weekend. The kids love to have sleepovers with their cousins at our house or at Grandma and Grandpa’s.

We have a lot of friends who we see almost every weekend whether it be for one of the kids’ sporting events, a barbecue, or grabbing lunch after mass on Sunday. Many weekends are filled with cheering Meredith and Justin on at a game or two, playmates and birthday parties, family gatherings or just having movie/family game night with the four of us. Although it sounds like we are always on the go, we find plenty of time to just relax at home. We have a pool in the backyard and it is the perfect place to host a party or just take a quick dip after work or school. Our home is an oasis to us and our favorite place where memories are made. We LOVE going on vacation and try to take 3-4 vacations a year which include road trips to Florida with families from our church, going to Disney World every other year, or our most recent trip to Mexico. We just love the time we get to spend together as a family.

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Why Adoption

We have always dreamed that we would have a large family, but like many other couples after they are married and try to begin to have a family, we experienced challenges and heartache. There have been times in our lives where we felt hopeless and discouraged. But our favorite priest said to us; “You do not have to like God’s plan, you just have to have enough faith to accept it and know that good things will come”. He couldn’t have been more right. The day we met our daughter, Meredith, we knew that God’s plan was so much better than we had imagined. We knew right away that all of our heartache had to happen to get us to see the true plan He had for us. And we were blessed to experience that same unfathomable love for our son, Justin the day he was born. So few people are fortunate enough to get the answer to the question “Why?” We are blessed to know exactly WHY we were led to adoption. We are so in love with our children and are so grateful for their birth parents that made it possible for us to become parents. Looking back, we would have it no other way. Now that the kids are a little older we are all so excited to add a new baby to the family. Meredith and Justin have been asking for a baby brother or sister and we have never stopped thinking about our dream of a large family.

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Our Traditions

We enjoy incorporating our childhood traditions as well as coming up with a few new ones of our own. The kids look forward to baking cookies with Grandma every year. David’s mom uses the same cookie molds her mother and grandmother used before her, which makes 5 generations using the same cookie cutters. Our favorite tradition though is going to Midnight Mass. Once we get home we set out the cookies and milk for Santa and put reindeer food outside. The kids always wake up bright and early Christmas morning. Dave turns on the Christmas music and sets up an old school video camera to film their reactions as they get their first glimpse at the gifts under the tree. Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without the smoke alarms going off when Dave checks the turkey and spills juices in the oven. It has become something we all expect and we even have a designated towel we use to fan the smoke. On Fourth of July we host a party and put on the best firework display in the neighborhood (with a little help from our friends). It’s a lot of fun to watch the fireworks from the pool! Halloween is celebrated twice, the first is at Trunk-or-treat at our church/school with over 300 cars for trick or treating along with food trucks, DJ and bubble bus. On Halloween night the kids love to get dressed up and pass out candy prior to heading door to door in our subdivision. For Easter we make David’s grandma’s homemade pierogis and Angie’s grandma’s famous Mac’n cheese. Every year we buy backpacks and school supplies to donate and we adopt a family at Christmas time. These traditions bring so much joy to us and help us to appreciate all that we have.

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Our Relationship With You

Just as each of our children are unique individuals, so is each adoption journey. We share pictures and updates with Crystal and Savannah, our children’s birthmothers so that they can be assured that their children are so incredibly loved and cherished. We will honor your wishes so that you will also be able to feel confident and at peace with your decision.

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Cultural Diversity

In our family we are a melting pot of many ethnicities and cultures. We feel that cultural diversity is extremely important. David’s family is from Poland and some of my family is Italian. We are both from German heritage. Our daughter Meredith is Hispanic/Caucasian and Justin is Native American/Caucasian. Some of our nephews are Asian/Caucasian and some of our cousins are African American/Caucasian. There is no ONE culture that we celebrate. We believe incorporating a diverse multicultural experience is the most healthy and appropriate way to raise a family. We focus on sharing our faith in God and living by the same morals and beliefs as our common thread. Your baby will be accepted and loved no matter what and will fit perfectly in our diverse family of all different ethnicities.

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Our Pets

We share our home with Belle, our sweet 5-year-old Golden doodle and Sophie, our Havanese puppy born in February 2019. They both make coming home so much better as they greet us at the door with their energetic personalities and their adorable little faces. They are the sweetest dogs ever and are so incredibly tolerant to all of the things the kids do to them. Meredith carries Sophie around like a baby and Belle lets the kids dress her up. We have a Koi fish pond with 7 fish (all named) in our backyard with a relaxing waterfall, a Beta fish named Rocket and we grow butterflies from their chrysalis every year. We try to name each of them prior to releasing them outdoors.

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Our Faith

We are very faithful people who trust in God’s plan. We attend Catholic Mass every week no matter what. We even went to mass in Mexico and Italy and enjoyed seeing how they celebrate the Catholic faith. Meredith and Justin attend the parish school and are excelling in their education. Angie sits on the school board for the parish school and volunteers on a weekly basis in one way or another (playground duty, Girl Scouts, room mom activities, teacher appreciation events, fundraisers, etc.) Our kids both play many CYC sports and we enjoy the fellowship we have with other families that attend church, school and sports together. David helps coach CYC baseball. We have a very close knit church community and have a strong relationship with all 3 priests at our parish. Our family is blessed with an incredible support system and many people are praying for you and your baby as well.

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Education

Education is the foundation for all of life’s experiences. We have both completed graduate school and continue to learn new things all the time. Meredith and Justin attend the Catholic School at our parish and are both thriving. Their school is PreK through 8th grade and the school also has accelerated/gifted classes as well as resources for children who may need a little extra assistance. We feel that the school has the best of both worlds, the resources of public education while also incorporating a faith based model. We are very involved in our kids’ education and we place priority on making sure they are equipped with all of the tools they need to succeed and live a happy life. We started a college fund for each of them when they were born so they will have no financial hurdles to face if they choose to go to college. While we believe that education is important, we also believe in providing our children the chance to shine and encourage them to develop and explore their interests, skills and talents.

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Adoption in Our Lives

Adoption is such a huge part of our family. There are now 3 generations of adopted family members on David’s side. Grandpa Tom, David’s step-dad is adopted and just recently was able to find out about his heritage through Ancestry.com. David’s brother, Josh was adopted by David’s dad and step-mom when he was a baby. His cousin, Nate was adopted from Peru as a small child. Nate and Meredith have a special bond due to their Hispanic heritage. Nate’s biological family have been to the US to visit a few times and we consider them to be family as well. Meredith and Justin make up the third generation along with your baby.

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Relationship With Our Parents

We are lucky that our parents are all young and healthy and are very involved in our kids’ lives. We love spending time with our in-laws and think of them as our own parents. Our parents are all so amazing and we are so grateful for all they have done to raise us. We only hope we can be half as great of parents to our children as they are to us.

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Our Personalities

About Angie:

Well, Angie puts up with me and all my “uniqueness” so that makes her a saint in anyone’s book-just kidding (sort of). All kidding aside, Angie is truly my better half. Everything I am, have or ever will be, I owe to her love and support. Before I met Angie, I would pray and ask God to bring the right woman into my life, never imagining he would answer my prayer. I often find myself asking “Why has God been so good to me?” I don’t know that answer yet, but I like to think that God’s gift of Angie simply helps me to be the best possible person, as a dad, a husband, a friend and a human being. She is also the most radiant and beautiful woman I’ve ever met! Angie is a natural born mom. Some people just have that caring, calming, patient, motherly demeanor. Angie has it in surplus! She said that I am “the rock,” but a rock can fracture without the force to hold it together. Angie is the core of our family and she is the sun, the moon and the stars to me, Meredith and Justin. I am always amazed at how Angie can juggle being a mom and a Nurse Practitioner and I know it’s because one makes her good at the other-and vice versa. I am always filled with such pride when I see the women Angie has helped during childbirth thank her and give her lots of hugs. God has definitely blessed her with love and compassion to be such an amazing Nurse Practitioner. Angie is also the most gifted artist and “Pinterest Queen” you could ever imagine. She has the amazing gift of being able to bring her thoughts and dreams into reality for our family. I am eternally grateful for an evening in December 2001, when our paths crossed for the first time. Some might say it was destiny or fate that brought us together on that cold night to warm one another’s hearts. In my book, I’ve always known it was the plan that God had for us-long before we even dreamt of it.

About David:

David is romantic, kind, hilarious, witty, charming, ornery, intense, focused, and he is also quite the prankster rolled into one person. He is like an onion that has many layers and each layer reveals another quirky attribute. He is an amazing father who is very involved in everything the kids do. Sometimes he can be a bit of a helicopter parent, but that is only because he is our protector. He is our provider. He is our rock. He has strong morals and good values that he lives by. He is devoted to God and his family. He has way more hair products than I do, but he is secure in his own skin. He is the biggest history buff and a bit of a nerd at times. He is brilliant and amazes me every day with the amount of knowledge he has, both useful and useless. He is a successful businessman who has potting soil under his nails and dings on his hands from his love of landscaping and wood working. He is a man of many wonderful qualities, is quite unique and I couldn’t love him more. To top it off, he looks like Leonardo DiCaprio…We even have strangers ask to pose with “Leo.”

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Our Careers

Angie: I have always known that I wanted to be a nurse- just like my mom. After finishing my undergraduate degree I started working in Labor and Delivery and I find it to be the most rewarding job anyone can have. I decided that I wanted to pursue a Master’s Degree and become a Nurse Practitioner after I realized there is so much more to learn about Women’s Health beyond just having a baby. I love both roles so much that I now work part-time as a Nurse Practitioner at an OB/GYN office and I also still work as a labor and delivery nurse on an as needed basis at the same hospital where my career began. Taking care of women of all ages and stages of life is certainly my passion.

David: Banking comes naturally to me. It’s about relationships and making your community a better place. I grew up thinking of bankers being respected pillars of the community – with the ability to make dreams come true. I still believe this, that everyone deserves as chance to achieve their dreams. I primarily work from home, and am able to be with the kids all day. During COVID, the merging of family life, work life and schooling the kids has been quite amusing-but well worth it. Both kids set up their own desks in my office and even made a few surprise appearances in their PJs on some of my video calls. We tried to mimic school life as much as possible-even setting up a dry erase board, a flag and a schedule. I’d say we didn’t always stick to it exactly and had to roll with the punches, but the kids finished the year with high marks. I wouldn’t have it any other way though, and a child’s hug during a conference call can always melt any heart!

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Our Home & Family

Many people say that our home has a welcoming, comfy feeling, full of character, and warmth. People tell us that even our gardens and landscaping can create a feeling of comfort and coziness for them. For us, it’s the place where memories are made. It is where Dave proposed to me and where we have shared so much together. We built our home 16 years ago with the vision and space of a house full of love, laughter, and a large family. We picked our neighborhood because it is close to our church, in a thriving and growing community full of families. Our house is at the end of a cul-de-sac so our kids can safely play outside. It is where the kids learned to ride bikes without training wheels, where we play baseball/wiffleball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and draw with sidewalk chalk. We have a large backyard with a playground that Dave built around a tree that he transplanted from his grandparent’s property, a Koi fish pond with a waterfall, an in-ground pool with fountains and our yard backs up to a beautiful lake.

We have a very close extended family and are so fortunate because everyone, other than just a few, all live within 30 minutes driving distance from us. We are both extremely close to our siblings and have such a loving relationship with our nieces and nephews. Dave’s sister lives in our subdivision, his cousin is one subdivision over and Angie’s brother lives in our same school district. All of our aunts and uncles and cousins also live within 30 minutes so even though we may not have a huge family, we have all of our family very close by. Living so close allows us to see each other at every holiday and frequently just to hang out on a weekend for dinner or to celebrate the many exciting events in life. Every one of our family members is so excited to have a new baby to hold, share- and mostly just love.

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Our Promise to You

We realize that our children are not only gifts from God but also from their courageous birthparents who wanted the absolute best for their children. We promise you that we will honor your unique dreams and desires for your baby-just like we have with Meredith and Justin. It is our promise to you to raise your child and fulfill the dreams, hopes, and wishes you desire for them. We can’t wait to talk with you so you can share with us what those dreams, hopes, and wishes for your child are. Your child will always know that you loved them and still love them When they ask us “Why didn’t I grow in Mommy’s tummy?” or “Tell me about my adoption story.”, we will tell them about the unending love and selfless love that you have for them. Justin and Meredith love to hear their very special adoption story and we can’t wait to be sharing your child’s special adoption story and how his or her beginnings started out of love and how your love brought us together as a family. Meredith and Justin are so excited to be a part of your child’s adoption story and to be a part of the special love and joy that is so unique to children that are adopted.

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