FC: Steve and Maria
1: Dear Birthmother, Thank you for taking the time to view our profile and consider our family. We know that this is most likely one of the most important decisions that you will make in your life, and we pray that God guides you and gives you confidence in your decision. We respect you more than you will ever know for the decision that you are making for your child. To let you know a little bit about ourselves, Steve is a youth pastor, and Maria is an adoption worker. We have been married for five years and have the cutest dog in the world. We are so excited to have children and add to our wonderful little family! Although we have not been able to have children biologically, we know that God has the perfect child planned for us. If you choose our family to adopt your child, we will cherish, protect, and unconditionally love your child with all of our hearts! We pray God's blessings upon you as you make your decision, and you will be in our thoughts and prayers! Thank you, Steve and Maria
3: Maria is beautiful and amazing and God couldn't have blessed me with a better person to spend my life with! She loves to cook and I love to eat! She loves family and I love her family! For all my chill and laid back moments we have together, Maria fills my life with joy and excitement! She loves children and greatly enjoys her work with children and families! I know she is so excited to be a mom and I know she will make a wonderful mother to all our children. -Steve
5: The moment I met Steve, I knew he was the type of man I wanted to marry. Steve is an amazing person! He is a wonderful husband and a terrific youth pastor. He is great at sports and card games and is a terribly embarrassing dancer. He has a very deep love for his family, and enjoys playing with our nieces and nephew. He is loving, giving, and very dedicated. He has a laid back personality, and is so easy to talk to. He will make such an amazing father!! -Maria
6: THE STORY OF US We met in our final semester of college and dated long-distance for a year before being married in 2007 on St. Pete Beach, Florida. We are best friends, and just enjoy having fun together. Steve puts up with Maria's constant need to be baking and cooking, and Maria puts up with Steve's sports addiction. We have so enjoyed the past five years of marriage, and are ready to begin the next stage of our lives and add to our beautiful little family.
8: Spumoni Our beautiful pup is a four year old Doxle (part Beagle, part Weiner dog). She is a hoot! She loves milk, socks, and being the center of attention. She will make a great big sister!!
9: Our Home We have lived in our home for two years. It is located in a quiet subdivision and just four houses away from the park. We live in a college town and enjoy all of the local activities and going to sports events!
10: About Maria | Favorite Sports Team Favorite Ice Cream Favorite Color Raised In Hobby Dream Vacation Favorite Musician | Pittsburgh Steelers Neapolitan Blue Ohio Cooking and Baking Italy Mat Kearney | Honeymooning In Aruba
11: About Steve | Favorite Sports Team Favorite Ice Cream Favorite Color Raised In Hobby Dream Vacation Favorite Musician | Kentucky Wildcats Vanilla Blue Kentucky Sports The Caribbean Hillsong United | Playing in Hawaii
12: Steve's Family | Steve's dad, step-mom, and sister | Steve and his brothers cheering on UK | Steve and Momma on her birthday
13: The newest addition to the family... our beautiful niece! | The brothers and their wives | Our niece and nephew at the annual Easter egg hunt
14: Maria's Family | The entire family on vacation | Celebrating Maria's graduation | Steve and Maria with her brothers
15: Maria and her sister-in-laws | Maria's brother's wedding in Hawaii | Maria and Mom enjoying a day out
16: Our Church | The Annual Easter Carnival | Our Youth Group | At an Illini football game with some of our friends from church
17: We love being in the ministry, and being youth pastors to our teenagers! They definitely keep us on our toes! We have a great church, and Steve is very active in being involved in ministry. Maria also helps Steve with the youth group, as well as teaching the junior high age girls. In our spare time, we enjoy spending time with the teenagers, being with family, going to the movies, hanging out with friends, and playing games. We also enjoy watching sports and going to athletic events, whether it's an Illini game, or a professional football game. We enjoy vacationing, especially with our families. Since being married, we have had the opportunity to go to both Aruba and Hawaii... which were amazing experiences. Our families are also spread throughout the United States, in states such as Washington, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky, and we enjoy visiting them. Both of our families are very family-oriented, and we visit each other as much as possible. We currently have two nieces, a nephew, and Maria's brother and his wife are expecting. Our child will have plenty of cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents to love and adore him/her!
18: Thank you so much for viewing our profile! We are looking forward to having a child more than anything! We pray that God is with you during this time. God bless, Steve and Maria