dear expectant mother
Starting a letter to someone who could be our child’s birthmother instantly brought tears. The emotion that goes into both ends of adoption can be all over the board. We will start by saying that you even considering adoption means you are strong, you are brave, and you are conscious of what you want your child’s future to look like. However this pregnancy came about, God blessed you with a treasure.
You have the complete power to create the exact future you want your child to have. In being presented with adoptive family profiles, be picky. This is your choice. Read their bios, review their photos, and ask questions. You are choosing the path you want your child to continue down not only as a baby but as a toddler, as a teenager, and into adulthood. Your decision has to sit comfortably with you because it is a forever type of decision. We aren’t going to sit here and beg you and say, “Pick us! Pick us!” because truly, if we aren’t the right fit for you, we just aren’t.
We believe in the power of prayer. We believe in family first. We believe the cliché of “everything happens for a reason.” We know, in time, God will grant our wish and bless us with a third child to round out our family, and the child God chooses for us will be cared for beyond measure. We will make it our life goal to give a new baby the best life we can possibly offer.
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We were married in 2015 but have been together almost ten years. We have twin daughters, who we were fortunate enough to adopt in 2021. Our interests, hobbies, and everyday activities completely revolve around our girls right now, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We both thoroughly enjoy living the farm life. We live on 101 acres in the country. We have farm animals and land, which we love for raising our children. Stephanie is the artsy one. She loves all things involving creating: photography, crafts, scrapbooking, and decorating. Spence is the outdoorsy one. He loves anything outside: farming, tractors, canoeing in our river, fishing, and riding our UTV. Stephanie is a stay-at-home mother to the twins. Spence’s career is a pipefitter welder. His dream job is to farm full-time eventually!
Our Home & Pets
We live on 101 acres in Michigan! We just built our new home and moved in August 2021. We live in “farm country” and wouldn’t have it any other way. We live eight minutes from Stephanie’s parents and 20 minutes from Spence’s. Spence’s sister and his aunts only live about ten minutes away too. We are surrounded by family within just minutes of pulling out of the driveway. On our farm, we have miniature donkeys, goats, sheep, and barn cats. Also on the farm are our two pups! We never refer to them as dogs; they are our fur babies! We have a huge river running through our backyard that is amazing for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing.
Our Extended Family
Spence’s family consists of his parents and sister. His sister is married, and they have three children. Stephanie’s family consists of her parents and her little brother. However, he unfortunately passed away in an auto accident in 2015. Stephanie’s extended family is quite large though, and it helps mend the heart.
Our favorite thing to do is cookouts, which we do with our families quite often. On all the major holidays, we get together with Stephanie’s extended family, which is normally around 50 people! We are so blessed to have a large extended family on her side. There are six babies in the family right now all within six months of each other. It’s the world's greatest blessing to have so many cousins!
Outside of family, we have a group of friends we have had for almost ten years now. We have all grown up together and are all married. These friends are the aunts and uncles to our children. They are the ones we call when we need something immediate. They are the ones we talk to most often. They’re the “chosen family,” as we call them.
Our Adoption Story
We have always wanted three children. We had big plans on how that would happen, but God had different plans for us. After multiple failed fertility treatments, we became parents to a beautiful foster son for four months. After he was reunified with his father, we were graced by God with the birthmother of our twin girls. She was 20 weeks along, and Stephanie was able to attend two appointments a week with her until the twins made an early appearance at 35 weeks. Both of us were able to be in the delivery room when they were born. It was absolutely magical to be a part of. We pray there is a third child God brings into this world for us.
|Favorite Sport||Baseball, horseback riding, dance|
|Favorite TV Show||Grey’s Anatomy|
|Favorite Book||Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!|
|Favorite Subject in School||Writing|
|Dream Vacation||Bora Bora|
|Favorite Movie||The Grinch|
|Favorite Sport||Football, horseback riding, bull riding|
|Favorite Holiday||4th of July|
|Favorite TV Show||Yellowstone|
|Favorite Book||The Bible|
|Favorite Subject in School||Welding|
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Your Baby With Confidence
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