Stephen

Pets: No

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Your child will be entering a home that is filled with love and laughter. One that values family and friends, togetherness and being thoughtful and kind. I will be their champion, an ear for all of their troubles, their friend, spiritual guide and their teacher.

Stephen

from Texas

 

Stephen

Ancestry: Czechoslovakian

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Human Resources/Recruiting

Education: MBA

Hobbies: Reading, Swimming, Video games

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: African American / Asian, African American / Caucasian, African American / Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian / Asian, Asian / Hispanic, Biracial (African American + any other), Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Middle Eastern, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Hispanic / Middle Eastern, Hispanic / Native American, Hispanic / Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, Native American Indian

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

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Dear Expectant Mom,

I would like to start off by saying I cannot begin to understand what you are going through and I can never express how heroic and courageous I believe you are for choosing the path of adoption for your child. This cannot be an easy choice, but it is my sincere wish to let you know I am here to help make it a little easier.

How can I do that you may ask? Well by assuring you that if I am lucky and blessed enough to be chosen as the forever home for your child, that they will be loved beyond measure. Your child will be entering a home that is filled with love and laughter. One that values family and friends, togetherness and being thoughtful and kind. I will be their champion, an ear for all of their troubles, their friend, spiritual guide and their teacher. I will love them unconditionally.

I have always wanted to be a father, for as long as I can remember. Being around children has been such a huge part of my life; whether it’s babysitting my friends’ kids, moving to another state for over a month to care for my best friend’s newborn baby while he and his wife were training for a job, or babysitting for and spending time with my nieces and nephews. My desire to have a child and become a father has grown.

I want to be able to show your child the love that I was shown growing up. I was always close with my family and that is something that has not changed. My family is medium-large, I have four siblings, one blood brother and three step. I also have three nephews and two nieces, all who are very excited to meet your little one and have as new baby cousin to play with.

While most of us all live in different states, we make it a point to see each other many times a year, especially at Christmas when we are always all together. We all get along and have a deep bond/love that transcends distance. They all are excited to meet your young one and welcome them into our family.

I have friends who are as close as family to me, and their kids call me uncle. I enjoy spending time with them, and they are also excited for there to be a little one around to shower with love and to play with. We love to play board games together and have a tradition of going to Walt Disney World every 2-3 years. Something I cannot wait to share with your child.

I am a self-styled nerd who not only loves Star Wars, everything Disney and Marvel, but who also loves nature and a good trip to Target. On weekends you will find me watching a church service online, hiking or taking long walks followed by a trip to Target and then home to cook a nice dinner and or bake. I like to curl up with a good book, reading is a passion of mine, or playing some old school video games, Super Mario anyone?!!? In the summer I am often found at the pool. These are all things I would love to be able to share with your child.

I live in a safe, quiet, family friendly neighborhood. It is a new complex surrounded by trees and nature, yet close enough to the city to enjoy the culture and all it has to offer. There are fields, playgrounds within walking distance and so much more.

In closure, from the depths of my heart, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this letter and for getting to know a small part of me. I know you have read or will read many profiles, but I believe you chose this one for a reason. I have a lot of love to share and would love to be able to share it with your child. Thank you for considering me.

With love,
Stephen

Q&A

Tell us about your home and neighborhood.

I currently live in a new apartment complex in Texas. I am the first person to live in my unit and love the complex and area. My apartment is spacious with lots of natural light and I like to think very cozy. There is a family-friendly pool and clubhouse where they host monthly events for families including painting, movies and snacks by the pool, Christmas gift exchanges and others. Not only that, but my complex is surrounded by trees, fields and walking paths, which give it the feel of being in nature, yet it is close enough to the city to enjoy all that it has to offer. I live within walking distance of a school with new playgrounds, sports fields and a track. It is very family friendly, quiet and safe.

When you have a 3-day weekend, what you like to do?

When I have as 3-day weekend I like to do a number of things. As family and friends are extremely important to me, you can often find me traveling home to Ohio on a long weekend to visit or driving to my friend’s place to hang out with my niece and nephews and play games and relax. Several times a year, on long weekends, they also come here. If I am not visiting with family and friends, I like to spend my time strolling the aisles of Target (best store ever) after taking long walks or hikes. I also like to sight see, there is a lot to see and do in the city and being able to immerse myself in the culture, history and nature is something I very much enjoy. If it is a rainy weekend or after enjoying the nature and city around me, I also like to cook and bake, relax with a good book or watch movies, and play the occasional video game (I am currently loving the new Animal Crossing game on Nintendo Switch). Hanging out by the pool is also a big part of my summer routine.

What do you hope to teach your child(ren)?

I believe that teaching a child is something that never stops. It is most important to me that I teach my children the importance of family and friends. That being a good person is one of the most important things there is. I want to teach them how to be kind to others, love everyone, and to treat everyone with respect. I will teach them self-respect, and self-care. I would instill in them the importance of being a hard worker, but also knowing when to take a break and relax. I will also teach them the value of a dollar and how to save, but that it is also okay to treat yourselves or others every once in a while, if you can. I will also teach them that sometimes the world can be a hard place, but that they can persevere. Teaching them that they can use the lessons they learned to become better and to help others who are going through their own hard times. Being genuine with themselves and others will also be one of the lessons I will instill in them.

What will you tell your child about his or her birthmom?

I will tell them that their birthmother is someone else in the world who loves them, someone who made it possible for us to be together as a family. That she made a courageous and hard decision when she placed them up for adoption in order to ensure that they could have a life she may not have been ready or able to provide.

Are you active in your church? Tell us about your activities.

I am a Christian and attend weekly virtual church services online every Sunday morning. Whenever I am back home in Ohio, I attend weekend services in person. I am actively searching for a church in my city to call home.

How will a child enrich your life?

A child would enrich my life by giving me someone to share all the love that I have with. A child would add to the fun and excitement of life and bring humor and an innocence that only a child could. They would challenge me in ways I couldn’t imagine and help me grow as a person while I help them grow and learn. They would not only enrich my life but the life of my family and friends as it would also give them someone else to love and cherish.

Describe your last vacation and/or day trip.

Every 2-3 years I go to Walt Disney World in Orlando with a group. The group that goes is made up of myself and my two best friends and their families (5 adults and 7 children). They are more like family to me and their kids call me Uncle Steve. Our most recent trip, and my last vacation was this last January 2020 for 10 days. We stayed in the Animal Kingdom resort where you can see savannah animals from the balcony of your room. We split our time between the four parks, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios. The trip is always a blast as we see shows, such as Finding Nemo, ride rides, eat all the snacks, and partake in interactive shows such as Belle's Storybook where the audience gets to play parts in the story of Beauty and the Beast. This last trip we also took a couple of days and went to Harry Potter and Universal Studios Theme parks. This is a tradition that I very much look forward to sharing with my children.

Will you be a stay-at-home parent? If so, what are your day-to-day plans?

I receive four months paid paternity leave so for the first fourth months minimum after baby comes home from the hospital, I will be there every step of the way! I will not be a full-time, stay-at-home parent; I would still work. However, my work has a generous work-from-home policy, and I will be working from home 1-2 days a week in order to be there for my child and limit day care. I also have unlimited sick leave and can work from home or take time off during times of illness so that no one else cares for your child when they do not feel well and just want their parent with them.

When you close your eyes and see yourself holding your precious baby in your arms, what are your thoughts regarding his or her birth mother?

My first thoughts are what a courageous person she is; making this decision cannot be an easy one. I am also thinking how lucky I am and how thankful I am for her because she gave me the greatest gift a person could give; she has helped me achieve a life long dream of becoming a father.

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