S: Stephen and Andrea
FC: Stephen and Andrea
1: Stephen Andrea Occupation: Elementary School Teacher Hospital Discharge Planner Education: Masters Degree in Administration Bachelors Degree in Psychology Age: 44 39 Ethnicity: Caucasian Caucasian Ancestry: Danish German, Irish, and Swedish Hair Color: Blonde Light Brown Eye Color: Blue Hazel Height: 6’4” 5’7” Faith: Christian Christian Smoking/Alcohol: None None Personal Interests: traveling, spending time with friends and traveling, spending time with friends and family, volunteering at church, home family, volunteering at church, reading, improvement, and automotive restoration writing, exercising, and photography | Adoptive Family Information Length of Marriage: 6 Years Prior Marriages: None Children: None Pets: Homer, Peanut, Moriah (dogs); PJ and Milo (cats)
2: Community/Home: We live in a small city in central California. Our community has the conveniences of a big city, and yet, people still know your name and wave when they see you passing by. The schools in our city have quality educators and competitive students. We can travel to the coast or to the mountains within an hour or two. Our home consists of four bedrooms and two bathrooms in a child-friendly neighborhood. | Finances: Stephen works full-time as an elementary school teacher. He has been at his job for 15 years in the same school district. Andrea works full-time as a hospital discharge planner/case manager. She has been working in case management services for seven years with stable employment. Our careers make it possible to save money for our child’s college fund. | Childcare: Andrea plans to pursue her Masters Degree, which would allow her to work less and have a more flexible work schedule to be home with our child. Currently, we plan to have our child in a Christian daycare for a few hours a day until Stephen or Andrea get off of work.
3: Dear Expectant Parents: | In 1999, God brought us together through a radio station. We dated for almost six years, during which time we went through some life-changing experiences. Those experiences brought us closer together. In 2005, we were married surrounded by many loved ones from all areas of our lives. The wedding was filled with many smiles and a lot of laughter, as we blended our lives together on the beach that day. We planned on growing our family and have been unable to conceive. We both believe that God wants us to grow our family through adoption. We discussed adoption prior to our marriage and many times after. Stephen often expresses a desire to adopt or provide foster care to some of the children that he has taught over the years. | Our family and friends are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new member(s) to our family. Our family, as well as many of our friends, have experienced the joy of adoption. As we began this journey through adoption, our eyes have been opened to the multiple ways that adoption enhances the lives of those around us. We are even more eager to move along this path; we feel God calling us to move in His direction. | and matures, they will learn their story of how they came to be and know that they were loved even before their birth. We thank God for you and have been praying for you for a long time now. We are very excited to even be considered to raise your child. | Thank you for loving your baby so much that you want the best for them, regardless of the pain and sacrifice that it may be causing you. We want you to know that you have our deepest admiration and respect and we have not even met you yet. As your child grows | About our Faith: Our small church is located in a neighboring town. Our Pastor is a man of God who leads our church using the Bible as its foundation, its rock. Our church family is an awesome support system who will help instill our belief in Jesus Christ in our child with real life applications. We believe God has had his hand in every aspect of our lives and we continue to trust in Him to lead us down the right path, towards His will.
4: About Stephen: He is a man of honor, trust, and faithfulness. He is also a man of amusement. Not a day goes by that he does not make me smile and laugh. Stephen is my very best friend and I cannot imagine life without him. He is a hard worker and will not stop a project until it is complete, rain or shine, moon or sun. When I first met Stephen I noticed that he was different from other people I had known. I soon discovered that his connection to God is what makes him so unique and special and he helped me gain that link to God, as well. I am blessed to have such an amazing husband and partner in life. I happily dream about raising children with Stephen. He will make an awesome father. | About Andrea: Andrea is a woman who puts the “C” in caring. She cares for animals, family, friends, our church family, as well as fellow coworkers, patients, and most importantly, me. It is not uncommon for Andrea to discuss her concern for a patient that she works with or a stray animal that she sees on her way to work. Dependable is another word that describes Andrea. She always gives one hundred-percent to whatever she sets her mind to do, from different jobs around the house, ministries at church, or even going to work when she does not feel well. Andrea also brings laughter to everyone who knows her, from silly sounds that she makes, goofy faces, or just making unusual comments. I feel lucky to have found such a perfect partner for me and look forward to growing our family together. | It is our desire to grow our family through God’s guidance. We understand that His will may lead us to an open relationship with you and your family. We are excited about this possibility, however, we understand that may not be comfortable for you and we respect that. We are certain that whatever decision you make it will be God’s plan for you and your child; we would love to be a part of that plan. Thank you! | Love, Stephen & Andrea
5: Friends and Family | Mike, Pastor Dan, & Steve | Mom & Andrea | Grandma | Desiree, Papa, and Andrea | Megan & Andrea | Nephew and Family | Steve's Brother Mike | January Birthday Celebration
6: Friends and Family | Kevin, Desiree and Family | Mike and Papa | Claudia and Andrea | Ruth, Mark, and Daniel | Christine, Lisa, and the kids | Lee and the Boys | Niece and Nephew | Steve & Friend Chris
7: Our Pets | Peanut | Moriah and Homer | Milo and PJ
8: Car Show | Wild Game Feed | Charity Walk | School Event | Andrea painting the office | Our Life
9: Our Life | Steve's Graduation | School Float | Mom and Andrea at Local Walk | Fence Repair | Yard Work
10: Travel | Disneyland | Seattle | Klamath, California | Rooster Point, Oregon | Skagway, Alaska | Skagway, Alaska | Juneau, Alaska
11: Yosemite | Ketchikan, Alaska | Travel | Lumberjack Show Alaska | Disneyland | Morro Bay | Butchart Gardens, Canada
12: Waiting for.... | First Words | First Birthday | First Day of School | First Steps | First Haircut | First Tooth | First smile, laugh, giggle