“…whoever welcomes a child like this…. welcomes Me.”
Meet Stephen & Mary
A video message from Stephen & Mary
A Letter from Stephen & Mary
We are Stephen and Mary, and we want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are a Christian family who would love to share everything we have with your child: our lives, our home, our family, and our hearts. God has led us to adoption, and we look forward to teaching your child everything about life, all about God’s creations and all he’s offered us. We are excited to meet you and learn more about you and your desires for your child. We are open to sharing letters, photos, and visits with you throughout your child’s life, if you want an ongoing connection.
We met on a dating website 12 years ago and have been happily married for 9 years. Our relationship is based on love, honesty, laughter, trust and Christian faith. We love the outdoors, going camping, having bonfires, the beach, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, traveling, spending time with family, playing games, watching movies and sports. We also enjoy going on spur-of-the-moment trips to anywhere in the United States. We look forward to growing our family through adoption. We attend church weekly and look forward to raising our child in a Christian community.
Stephen is an Army National Guard Veteran and has served 8 years, with 1 tour in Iraq. He is very proud to have protected and served his country. He enjoys his work as a local tractor trailer driver and loves to work on cars. Stephen also likes doing anything outdoors, including hiking, boating, water tubing or camping. He is a kind-hearted, caring, loving, honest man who has a great sense of humor and loves to make others laugh. He is dedicated to his family and is an amazing father. He will love helping our child with homework and looks forward to teaching what he knows about life, camping, and how to be the best possible person they can be.
Mary enjoys her work as a CDL Program Director at a college campus and being a cake baker. She has a kind heart, and is always there for others. She goes above and beyond for our family and friends and loves spending time with them. She enjoys being creative, cooking and baking from scratch, making new recipes and working on home improvement projects. Mary is an amazing step-mother to Madison and loves to play games with her, do her hair and teach her new things. She is looking forward to sharing her skills in baking, cooking, and building or remodeling with our next child. Mary is excited to become a stay-at-home mom and looks forward to teaching the child we adopt about God, their ABC’s, numbers, life skills, and how to always respect others.
Our daughter, Madison is 14 and enjoys reading, hiking, camping, amusement parks, spending time with her cousins and drawing. She is an amazing artist who wants to become an animator. Madison is so excited to be a big sister! She has a nurturing, loving heart and will love sharing her art skills and teaching her little brother or sister how to read.
We are blessed to have such a huge extended family with happy marriages and kids. Our family lives all over and we all make plans to be together regularly. We all love to have big family vacations too! Our family is very supportive of our adoption and they are all thrilled to meet their new great-grandchild, grandchild, cousin, niece or nephew. Your child will be surrounded by so much love from the moment he or she arrives.
Our beautiful 4-bedroom home sits on a quarter acre of land surrounded by palm trees. Our neighborhood is very peaceful and has friendly neighbors and plenty of kids throughout the community. We have plenty of space to play games, run, and enjoy nature around our home. Our home has a loft with a movie theater set up, a dining room, a family room, and a spacious kitchen where we cook new recipes and have family time together. We have excellent schools around us, huge playgrounds, a community pool, and a beach we enjoy going to as a family.
We promise to provide your child with a Christian home full of unconditional love, laughter, and encouragement. We will always be there, care for and listen to them, and give him or her every opportunity to be their best self. They will be cherished, protected and provided for. We will share with them everything we know and promise to provide for them financially and educationally. We would welcome, with our whole hearts, an open relationship with you through letters, photos, and visits.
Learn More About Stephen & Mary
|Our Education||Some College||Some College|
|Our Professions||Local Truck Driver||CDL Program Director|
|Stay-At-Home||Part-time||Yes, once we adopt|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Stephen & Mary's Favorites|
|Movie||The Last of Mohichans||Robin Hood Prince of Thieves|
|More About Our Family|
|Our Special Interests|
We love to enjoy all things in life. We love to spend time with our big family. We love to go camping, hiking, fishing, boating, to the beach, to the lake. We love to cook together and do random projects on the house. We love to have bonfires and cookouts with family and church family. We love to read the Bible and books to each other.
We are Christians who enjoy going to Sunday services and being active members of our church.
|Our Musical Interest|
We love Christian music, country, some hip hop and some oldies but goodies. We enjoy going to the ALIVE concert in Ohio hearing all the Christian bands we like.
|Plans for Childcare & School|
Mary will be a stay at home mom after we adopt. Our lives are set up to have plenty of time to bond with and be active in our child's life as he or she grows up. When it's time to start going to school, we have great public and private schools that we will consider to best meet our child's needs.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...|
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months
Yes with the oldest up to 4 years old.
We would like to thank you for getting to know a little more about us, we can't wait to meet you and learn more about you. We are open to letters, photos and visits if you choose. If you would like to learn more about us, please call Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784 Stephen and Mary