Stephanie & Mike
Home: St. Louis
Number of Children currently in the home: 2
Mike's Hobbies: Any sport, especially basketball and golf, building model trains, hiking and camping
Stephanie's hobbies: Drinking coffee, traveling, refurbishing furniture, and interior design
Ethnicity preference: open to all
Age preference: newborn - 12 months
Adoption type: open
Hi! We are Mike and Steph. We met our first year at college and went on a date the first day we met. We had lots of ups and downs in our relationship but in the end we knew that we wanted to spend our lives together.
Right before we were married, Mike was baptized by Steph’s dad (who is a pastor) because he wanted to surrender his life to Christ. It was so special! Since we got married almost ten years ago we got a dog Cooper, best dog ever, and we had two biological kids. Our children bring so much laughter and joy to our home— dance parties in the living room happen often!
Something that we love to do as a family is to travel. It’s very important that we take time like this as a family and it’s important to us that our kids are immersed in other cultures. We can’t wait to take them abroad when they get older. Beach vacations are also a must for our family! We love our city of St. Louis and all that it has to offer, from the zoo to museums, and all the fun outdoor events in the summer.
Even though we live in the county we go to church in the city and our kids also attend a private school in the city. It’s important for our family to be surrounded by diversity.
Mike has family in St. Louis that we get to see often with lots of cousins to play with, and Steph has family spread out that they get to visit often.
Mike works downtown and Steph has an online business she can work from home so that she can stay home with the kids.
Our Message To You
We are so excited to welcome a new child into our family. We recognize the huge weight of the decision to place your child for adoption and we do not take that lightly. We know not every parent chooses adoption and we want you to know how much we admire and respect your choice. Mike and I have felt called to adoption long before we were married.
We believe this is how God wants to grow our family. Our kids are very excited for a new sibling and often ask when they get to see their new baby brother or sister. Our family is lucky to be surrounded by many other adoptive families and we are blessed to have grown up surrounded by adoptees and adoptive parents. We hope this profile gives you a look into our family and what we hold dear.
We are praying for you during this process and praying for the precious baby you were giving life to.