Dear Expectant Parent,
We are Anna and Stephen. We are 31 and 32 years old and the mother and father to two sweet and loving daughters, Sophia (7) and Leala (5). Stephen works full time as a Security System Estimator and Designer. Other than my full-time job as mom, I homeschool our girls and as a licensed cosmetologist I do hair and makeup for weddings here and there throughout the year. Sophie and Leala are doing great in their studies, enjoy playing outside on their scooters and playing in our little “gym” setup in our garage during the winter months. We love serving our church through hosting community groups in our home and Stephen volunteers on the production team a couple Sundays a month. We use Jesus Christ as our role model and strive to follow these two greatest commandments: “Love God and Love people, for these are the two greatest commandments”. All of our hearts desire to grow our family. We would love to welcome this precious life or possibly lives (if carrying twins) into our family as our own, to love and cherish with everything in us.
Stephen and I met over 11 years ago at church and just celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. As a couple we love talking together and hosting family and friends in our home. We love spending time with our girls doing family outings including the zoo, museums, going to the beach, sledding and much more. This last summer we took a family trip to Glacier National Park and loved exploring the beauty of Montana. Stephen and I value our time together, with our girls and with our extended family, which is very large! Stephen is one of seven brothers and I am one of seven sisters and two brothers. We have tons of nephews and nieces on both sides that our girls love playing with. All of our parents and siblings live near us and we spend holidays, birthday and many other occasions together.
Stephen and I have always had a heart for adoption. Stephen was raised around several families who have adopted children and 4 of my siblings are adopted. While we knew adoption could be a path we would walk in the future, we didn’t know how soon we would be brought here. We chose to start pursuing adoption sooner than later when we found out we carried a genetic mutation that caused our youngest daughter to have a blood disease that resulted in a bone marrow transplant. We are beyond blessed and grateful that she is a spunky and healthy 5 year old now; but, not desiring to pass this disease on to any future children, we chose to pursue growing our family through adoption. We would love to provide a home that can be a good place for another child to grow into the healthy and strong individual they will become. Our hope is that we can nourish this child to grow to be a caring, intelligent and well-rounded adult who has the confidence to step out and help others and pursue their dreams to the fullest. If we were so lucky to welcome this little one into our family we promise to raise them with love, compassion and tender-care.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read a snippet of our lives and hearts. Thank you for considering us as the adoptive parent to this sweet baby. We are praying for you and baby.
Anna and Stephen