Although we haven’t met yet, we already know you are extraordinary and amazing! Considering adoption for your baby says so much about your kind and beautiful heart. The decision to trust and believe in our ability and commitment to nurture and protect the life, dreams and potential of your baby is the ultimate expression of love and selflessness and is a gift and honor that we will never take for granted.
We will do our best each day to live up to your trust and faith in us parents. We want you to know that as part of our family, your baby will be surrounded by love, laughter and adventure.
We will raise them to know the safety and power of a hug, that kindness and honesty matters and how very much they are loved. We will encourage them to dream, be open minded, be considerate of others, grow, learn, be original, learn from mistakes, and to ALWAYS try and do their best.
We are so ready and excited for this awesome privilege and responsibility; we know it will be even more amazing than we could have ever imagined or planned for.
Most of all, we want you to know that if you choose us to parent your baby, we would be ecstatic and are “all in!” We will love and care for them to the moon and back; forever and always, no matter what!
Thank you for opening your heart to us an listening to our story.
Mandie & Stacey
Our fun and amazing adventure as a couple began on an online dating site. We were, according to the computer, a 1 star match out of a possible 5 stars. Maybe the computer deducted stars for our 10-inch height difference...Stacey is 6 feet tall and Mandie is 5’5 in a 3-inch pair of heels and needs a step ladder to reach...well, everything. We’ve come to be known as Big Mama and Little Mama by everyone, including our 2 dogs. Or, maybe, our 1 star was because Mandie loves to see what’s new at TJMaxx while Stacey prefers to see what’s new at the movies. 13 years later, we can say the computer was wrong; the stars and the universe had aligned perfectly to bring us together.
Here is what we have learned and know to be true after 13 years: we share the same values, we are best friends, have each other’s back, support each other’s dreams, encourage each other to do and be their best, are each other’s rock and have always wanted children. We believe every single moment is a gift and a miracle an do our best to live each day by a few simple rules: love big, be kind, thankful, forgiving and generous and never take life or others for granted.
We both work in the medical field; it inspires us and we love helping others. Since we have been blessed with so much, we love to give back to our community by helping out at a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter. When we are not working or volunteering you will find us with our incredible support system of family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. We love to travel and enjoy new experiences, like spending a night in a treehouse, taking a cooking class or painting class, going to a concert, a drive-in movie, the zoo or a basketball game. We are both very active and enjoy going to the beach, bike riding, boating, grilling out or just hanging out on the back patio by the fire.
Our Home & Pets
We just finished building and moving into our new home. Knowing we would be expanding our family through adoption, we made sure we had lots of space and big yard. At the end of this year, our neighborhood will be putting in a swimming pool and playground; we can’t wait! We love our neighborhood and our neighbors. Our neighbors are truly our extended family; we celebrate birthdays, gather for Taco Tuesday at the local Mexican restaurant and get together on a regular basis for backyard BBQs. Some of our favorite memories from our first year in our neighborhood are of having 25 of our neighbors over for a neighborhood potluck Thanksgiving; being “elfed” by the “Neighborhood Elf” who left holiday gift bags on the front porches of the entire neighborhood and the summer block party complete with a giant water slide. We watch out for each other, help one another when needed and always enjoy catching up when we are out walking the dogs or working in the yard.
Speaking of dogs, we have 2 totally awesome pups, Kobie and Cooper. We are convinced Kobie, the oldest, knows how to tell time; he always seems to know exactly when it is
5 O’Clock, a.k.a. “Supper Time.” Everybody loves Kobie, he is super chill and loves to hang out. Cooper, our “clearance puppy” is a sweetheart. He really was on clearance, marked down because he was 13 weeks old and had not found his forever home. He is loyal, curious and comical. Just like us, they love to get cozy, watch movies and eat popcorn. They are always excited to see us and can turn a bad day into the best day ever with a simple wag of a tail.
Our Extended Family
Our Family Motto is, “We may not have it all together but together we have it all!” We both come from very close families. They are our biggest cheerleaders and they are very involved in our lives. We love spending time with them. Mandie’s Mom and Dad, two brothers, and their families live ten minutes from us. Mandie’s Mom is from a family of five, so there are tons of aunts, uncles, and cousins, not to mentions lots of occasions to get together.
Stacey also comes from a big and close family. Her Mom, Dad, sister, nieces, nephew, and extended family live just two hours from us. Many of our days and evenings are spent cheering on our nieces and nephews at dance recitals, soccer games, horseback-riding competitions or band concerts. Birthday parties, family game nights, plays, concerts, bowling, family dinners and family vacations are just a few of the things we love enjoying as a family.
One of the things we are so proud of is how much both of our families enjoy spending time together. Family time and family vacations include big fun, big laughs, and great memories. We also have a big “framily” - friends who are just as important and as special as our family.
What Led Us To Adoption
In a world of uncertainty, we know one thing for certain: we have always wanted children. For three years, we tried to expand our family with the help of fertility doctors. Although we were unsuccessful and initially disappointed, we never lost faith and hope that one day we would be parents. Adoption is very much a part of our lives and hearts. Our family and friends have adopted children from the U.S., Nicaragua, and Guatemala, and they are amazing role models and advocates for adoption. We can’t wait to meet the kind, generous, and loving angel who helps us make our dream of a family come true.
|Occupation||Medical Device Sales, Breast Care Specialist|
|Education||Bachelors Degree - Communications|
|Favorite Food||Italian, Mexican, Thai|
|Favorite Hobby||Gardening, Fishing, Traveling|
|Favorite Music Group||Adele & Sam Smith|
|Favorite TV Show||Game of Thrones & Grey’s Anatomy|
|Favorite Activity||Game Night|
|Favorite Tradition||Annual Soup and Chili Cook-Off|
|Favorite Animal||Dogs & Horses|
|Occupation||Medical Sales Training Manager|
|Education||Masters Degree - Science & Organization Leadership|
|Favorite Food||Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Italian, Indian|
|Favorite Hobby||Cooking, Painting, Interior Design|
|Favorite Music Group||Lady Gaga & SiA|
|Favorite TV Show||The Voice|
|Favorite Activity||Monthly family dinners|
|Favorite Tradition||Cutting down our Christmas tree with our best friends|
|Favorite Animal||Dogs & Horses|
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As you browse our list of hopeful adoptive parents, you can feel confident in knowing that all of the adoptive families working with Angel Adoption are prepared to offer your baby a safe, stable, and loving environment along with a wealth of opportunities for a happy and fulfilling life.
Each adoptive parent has been thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. A completed home study means the family is emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby.
The home study process includes assessments of each parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.
Furthermore, Angel Adoption requires each family to be educated on adopting and parenting. After a baby has been placed with the adoptive family, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family. We go to great lengths to make sure all the families you have to choose from are going to be excellent parents for your baby!Return to Waiting Families