|Interest:||Home renovation, baseball, hanging out with friends and family|
|Interest:||Music, crocheting, reading, crafts, and volleyball|
Dear Sweet Momma,
What you are going through right now must be one of the most difficult things you’ve ever done. Just know that you are brave & strong for choosing life for your baby and you’re giving us a gift for which we are eternally grateful. We are praying for you right now. Simply saying “Thank you” doesn’t seem to hardly scratch the surface of how we feel, but words alone can’t express our thoughts and feelings towards you. You are the hero in our story—the answer to our long and fervent prayers. Thank you.
Here’s just a little bit about ourselves and our story: Kevin was born and raised in northern Missouri on a farm. He enjoyed a simple life out in the country with his parents and two siblings. He grew up in church and was raised to work hard. Steffenie grew up as a military kid and later as a missionary kid. She got to travel all across America with her parents and two siblings, and even enjoyed seeing a few other countries along the way. We met while in Bible college, fell in love, and after graduation, we got married! We have currently been married for 5 ½ years now. We taught in a Christian school in Missouri for our first two years of marriage and experienced our first early miscarriage. The Lord then led us to move back to OKC where Steffenie is currently teaching again in another Christian school and Kevin is driving for UPS. Just months after we moved, we again experienced another early miscarriage. By our 4th year of marriage we decided to take the steps and get checked out to see why we still didn’t have any children of our own. After a year of doctor appointments, we were told we had unexplained infertility and were advised to start fertility treatments. We spent the next 6 months doing IUI fertility treatments, to no avail. By that time, we decided to pursue adoption and wait for God to place the child who needs us in our lives. Our hearts are so full of love for this child already and we are so ready to fill our home with children.
Kevin looks forward to finally having a little one to pour his love and energy into. He wants to watch the look in his/her eyes as they discover new things in life. He can’t wait to participate in “bring your child to work” day, and tossing a ball around with a little one. He wants to raise a child to love the Lord, care for those around them, and do what’s right. He works hard on week days, but always has the weekends off and can’t wait to be a family man. Steffenie dreams of Saturday morning cartoons playing in the house, someone to help stir the Kool-Aid for lunch, zoo days with friends, library dates, and the sound of laughter and little feet running through the house. She wants to open up this child’s world to endless opportunities and feed his/her interests whether it be in music, art, mechanics, etc. Her plan is to finish out the school year she’s promised, but then be a stay-at-home mom and put all her energy and focus on raising our child. Our plan is for our child to attend this same Private Christian school that Steffenie is currently teaching at when he/she is of age.
Again, thank you for considering us to parent your child. We promise to never speak in a negative fashion about you to this child. You will always be referred as “our answer to prayer” and we never want to deprive this child from knowing where he/she came from. We are open to visits throughout the year and only want what is best for the child. God bless you for creating our “missing piece” to complete our family.
~Kevin & Steffenie