Stephen and Melissa

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Stephen and Melissa

To potential expectant parents who are considering adoption:

Hi! We’re Stephen and Melissa and we are so grateful for the chance to tell you a little bit about ourselves. We got married in 2008 and always knew we wanted to have children. Unfortunately things weren’t so easy and in 2012 we found out that we would not be able to have children without medical intervention. That was a hard reality to face, but we never lost hope that one day we would be parents. In 2014 we were blessed with a son we named Noah.

Adoption has always held a special place in our hearts and we felt God calling us to adopt. In 2018, we were blessed to have adopted our second son, Daniel, through New Life. Daniel has been such a blessing to our family and we feel God leading us on the adoption journey again!

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us and considering us as you make an important decision of who will parent your child. We want you to know how much love and respect we have for you. We can’t imagine what a difficult decision this is for you and we pray for this journey daily. We know that you want what is best for your baby and we pray that God will lead you to the right family for you and your child.

Who we are as a family:

Stephen works as a hospice chaplain and a part-time pastor and Melissa works in human resources. We’re both blessed with a great work-life balance, which allows us to spend a lot of time at home with Noah and Daniel.

As a family, our number one priority is spending time together. We enjoy biking, camping, having bonfires, baking, doing crafts, watching funny cartoons, swimming, going to the trampoline park, and reading stories. We also love to spend time with our extended family. Aside from our daily activities, we love going on family vacations! We are a family that is full of love and support for one another and are so excited to be on this journey with you.

Thank you for allowing us to share a little bit about us. We are praying for you and this journey you are on.

Our views on openness in adoption:

We believe that having an open relationship with the birth parents is a critical piece for not only the birth family but also for the child as they learn about who they are and where they came from. We are open to sending letters, pictures, texting, and face-to-face visits. We also are open to meeting you before the child’s birth and would love the opportunity to care for the child when leaving the hospital.