S: Steven and Casey
BC: Created With Love
FC: Steven and Casey
1: We are Steven and Casey, and we want to thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We would like to start by expressing our respect, admiration, and gratitude for your courage right now. We can't imagine the feelings you have or will experience as you plan an adoption for your child. Our prayer for you is that God will lead and direct you in all of your decisions. First of all, we would like to give you some background on both of us. Steven is a nuclear security specialist for a nuclear power plant. Casey is a first grade teacher at a local elementary school. We would love to have a family that includes children to share in our lives. Our experience with infertility not only opened our eyes to the beauty of adoption, but also strengthened our marriage and better prepared us to be parents. We count ourselves lucky in this sense, that God has given us a special vision with which we will look upon our child. We have learned that we will not be careless with our love to a child that God leads us to. In our hearts we now view adoption as our first priority...as the way God meant for our family to begin. We are excited and very grateful to have you consider us as loving parents, and we pray that as you read this book you will have a glimpse of who we are, the love we share, and the life we live.
2: About Us | About Us We met a few years ago on a blind date. We began dating and right away knew that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. We were married in the church that Casey grew up in with our families and friends by our sides. We have a very strong marriage and consider each other our best friends. We are active in our church and our community which gives us the loving support we need to have a prosperous marriage.
3: And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. Corinthians 13:13
4: I was raised by loving parents who have supported me in every aspect of my life. They provided me with the opportunities to have a successful and fulfilling life. I graduated from college with a BA in Early Childhood Education and a M.ED in Elementary Education. After graduation I went to work as a First Grade Teacher at a local elementary school. I have been employed there for nine years. My career still gives me time to devote to raising a family. I consider it a blessing to be able to be active in my child's life. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, tutoring, cooking, shopping, traveling, exercising, college football and spending time with family and friends. | About Casey
5: I was raised as an only child. Even though I had undivided love and attention from my parents, they always made sure that I was involved in extracurricular activities and sports. I grew up surrounded by lots of extended family and friends. | God truly blessed me with a great childhood and lots of memories to pass on. I want my children to have the same wonderful experiences.
6: I grew up in a small town. I was the oldest child with a younger sister. Growing up I had a very supportive and loving family. I graduated college with a BS in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation I went to work as a Deputy Sheriff in my home county. Later, my degree allowed me to further my career by becoming a Nuclear Security Specialist for a nuclear power plant, where I have been employed for nine years.
7: I always had a great relationship with my family. Both of my parents are deceased, but they live on in my memories and in my heart. Even though Casey and I live two hours away from my sister, we talk to her daily and visit when possible. | When I was young, I participated in boy scouts and played baseball. I was also a member of my high school wrestling team. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, golfing, watching college football, playing guitar, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. | About Steven
8: Our home is a 5 bedroom, 4 and a half bath, three story house located in a small rural community, yet close to town. It is a neighborhood where neighbors become a part of your family. We have a huge yard with a creek running through the property. All in all, there is no better place for a child to grow up. | Our Home
9: We are super excited to have our nursery ready when our precious baby arrives. It will be a room fit for a prince or princess! | Nursery
10: Our Family is a circle of strength and love. With every birth and union, the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love. Every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger! | My college graduation with my Grandmother's | Me, My Mom, Dad, Uncle and Cousin | Me, Mom and Dad | Me, Granny, and my Cousins
11: My Aunt, Uncle and Cousins | Family | Me and my Grandmother | Me and my Cousin Amber | My Cousin Tristin | Me and my Cousin Chandler
12: Family | Steven and Justin | Me, Steven, and my Cousin Chandler | Steven, Justin & Chandler | Steven and his Sister (April)
13: Steven's family (Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins) | Steven's Dad | Steven's Sister (April) and her boyfriend Keith | Steven and his Sister (April) | Steven's Mom
14: Friends | "Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget." | We have been blessed with some great friends. Our friends have always been a great support system and are always there for us. We love to get together and cook out at home or enjoy a long weekend out of town. Thank God for the gift of friendship! | My adopted friend and her adopted baby.
15: Bogey | He is our spoiled little Maltese. He loves playing with other dogs, going for rides, and going on vacation. Bogey is a good natured dog and is very good with children.
16: Holidays Nothing is more important to us than spending the holidays with our families. We get together for Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July, Mother's Day, Father's Day and lots of other holidays. We find holidays the perfect opportunity to spend time with our loved ones!
17: Birthdays | We like to get together with friends and family to celebrate birthdays. There's nothing like sharing special times with the people you love!
18: Vacations | KeyWest, FL | Nassau, Bahamas | We enjoy taking vacations whenever we get a chance. Whether a long weekend in the mountains or a week at the beach, we love the opportunity to get away and enjoy time together. Every summer we take a big family vacation with Casey's family. We think it's a great experience for our children to be able to travel. | Savanna, GA | Gatlinburg, TN | Hilton Head, SC | Charleston, SC
19: We are so excited about the possibility of sharing our life with your precious child and hope this book has given you a glimpse of what that life would be like. We want you to know that our home is warm and happy. It will always be a place of love and encouragement. Together, we will celebrate life...and we will always celebrate you. We wish you courage in the days ahead and will pray for the decisions you will make for your child. Thank you for learning more about us. Sincerely, Steven and Casey