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Engelmann Family Adoption

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.


To DONATE BY MAIL, please make out the check to ABBA Fund (do not write the family name on the physical check, which will invalidate the charitable aspect of your gift … instead either print out this page to send with it or include a separate note to request that we preference your gift toward the family profiled on this page) — then mail your check and preference request to:  

ABBA Fund, PO BOX 868049, Plano, TX 75086-8049

Using the online form on this page automatically submits a request to preference your gift to the family profiled on this page as part of ABBA Fund’s Christian Family Adoption Grant Fund. ABBA Fund administers this fund and maintains full control and administration of all donated funds. We also strive to honor our donor’s preference requests in accordance with IRS and Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) guidelines.

The IRS allows donors to state a preference of how their contribution is used and request that the gift support a particular family — and it allows the charitable organization (ABBA Fund) to fully consider that request as long as the donor understands and acknowledges for charitably given tax-deductible gifts that the ultimate authority regarding the disposition of your gift is at the discretion of the charitable organization. By using this online form, or other method described above, you are acknowledging an understanding of those IRS guidelines.

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