Amy & Steve – A Love Story
Hello there! We’re Amy and Steve. Not only are we husband and wife, but we’re also the best of friends. Our love and friendship enrich our daily lives so much, we can’t imagine ever being apart. Once our little boy, Max, came along, we knew we would give him a sibling through adoption. We’re thrilled and excited to expand our little family in this beautiful way.
Amy: Every since I was very young, I’ve felt sure that I would adopt a child one day. At age 12, I met a little boy in foster care and I just fell in love with him. He was so cute and sweet. From that day on, I knew adoption was in my future and that I’d have the joy of raising an adopted child one day.
Even though we haven’t met yet, we already have a great amount of respect and admiration for you. So much heart and soul goes into planning an adoption for your child; and it’s one of the most difficult and unselfish decisions anyone can ever make. We want to let you know with certainty that we will both put our entire hearts into loving and caring for your child. He or she will grow up in a compassionate environment full of love, encouragement, and support.
We’ll ensure that your child always understands how very much you love him or her. Max is excited, as well, to have a brother or sister. He’s a bright, happy, and fun-loving little boy with a heart that reaches to the moon and back.
The Day We Met and Beyond
Amy: We met at jury duty. That’s right — jury duty — not too fun. The location sat nestled 17 miles from where we both lived. As we sat and got to know each other during the breaks, we discovered that our homes were only about a mile from each other.
Steve: I took her to the local aquarium on our first date. We had so much fun walking around, looking at the exhibits, and learning all about one another. I proposed to her on the beach, holding her hand and telling her why she’s the woman of my dreams. That was a beautiful day. We married in 2016 and have only grown closer every day since.
Things We Love to Do Together
Steve: We’re an active family and love to experience life together. I think that’s one of the reasons we’re so close — we treasure family life. Here’s some of the things we love to do:
- We share a love for the beach and the water
- Sailing as a family
- Traveling to the Bahamas, Florida, and Canada
- Cooking Jambalaya, Spanish Chicken, and other culinary delights
- Having lunch dates during the week as a couple and with our boy, Max
- Listening to live music — lots of different genres
- Dancing to music, but I must confess, I dance a bit like an octopus (shhh)
- Spending time with friends and our large extended family nearby
Our Values — As Individuals, As a Couple, As Parents
Amy: We believe in making the best of each day, regardless of circumstances. We provide a loving, supporting, nurturing environment for our son, Max, and will do the same for your beautiful child. One way we do this is laughing together, joking around, and helping each other out on a daily basis. Just between you and me, I’m a bit of a klutz. One time I tripped on a sidewalk and broke my ankle. It wasn’t funny then, but we laugh about it all the time now.
Steve: I’ll add to what Amy has said by admitting that our favorite game to play together with Max is hide-n-go-seek. It’s such a hoot, even the dogs get in on the hunt and help find whomever is hiding.
We want to integrate your child fully into our family life so that all of us can share our victories, joys, hurts, fears, hopes, and dreams. By honestly sharing these things as a family, we can work together as a team to help each other — especially the kids — to overcome any challenges and achieve our dreams. Teamwork is dreamwork in our family!
Other important values you should know about:
- Education is very important to us and we will select schools wisely
- We have a big extended family that lives close by and even more all over the country
- Our mission is to raise healthy, responsible, loving, compassionate kids who know they’re loved by us and many others.
We are committed to providing a stable, joyful, and loving home for your child. Children give this world meaning and purpose. Their innocence and natural joy transcends everything else. It is our promise to you that your child will experience the wonderful family life she or she deserves.
We would be honored for your child to become a part of our family love story.