Steven and Edna

Married Since: 2018

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

We promise to love, teach, laugh, cry, and grow with the child we are blessed with. We are so excited to see what the future holds.

Steven and Edna

from California

Steven

Ancestry: European

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Project Consultant

Education: BS

Hobbies: Reading, Games, Camping, Travel

Edna

Ancestry: Mexican

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Production Supervisor

Education: AA

Hobbies: Reading, Music, Games, Crafting

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

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From Us to You

We know that adoption must be a difficult decision to consider, but we want you to know that we will love that baby more than anything in the world. When we finally had the opportunity to start our adoption journey, we could not wait to start the process that would eventually lead us to you.

We are excited about the future and expanding our family. Family activities will be a huge part of our lifestyles. From trips to the museums and zoos to school events and sporting events. We spend a lot of time with our families and your child will get to experience growing up with lots of family gatherings and vacations across the country. Steve has already started planning out some of the places we will visit.

Adoption has been part of our plans since before we even got married. We met at work and slowly fell in love. Edna was a line lead and Steve was quality assurance.  Steve oversaw making sure the lines were clean and food was made properly.  Edna oversaw making the food and making sure her crew worked diligently and safely.  It was only after marriage that Steve learned that other leads used Edna to try and distract him from his job. It never worked…. ok, maybe a little.

Our marriage is based on respect and communication. One of the best examples of this is when we were in the process of moving in together after marriage. We had a lot of stuff, but not a lot of room. Instead of unloading our frustrations on each other, we took a break and got lunch instead. Whenever we have a disagreement, the most important thing to us is making sure we understand why the other person is upset. Luckily, our disagreements are usually over where we should go to eat or other small things. We communicate about everything and trust each other’s decision making skills.

While preparing for parenthood, we have also discussed what our parenting styles will look like. We both agree that the best method for dealing with a situation is communication. Sitting down and getting to the bottom of why they did what they did so we can come up with a productive solution. We promise to love, teach, laugh, cry, and grow with the child we are blessed with. We are so excited to see what the future holds.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know about us and our lives. We can’t wait for the special day we get to meet you.

 

 

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Our Lifestyle

We love going to museums, zoos, and aquariums. We would love to take your child to these places and experience them as a family of three. When we’re at home, we enjoy watching movies, playing games, reading, crafting, and cooking together. Once Covid is over, we plan to return to church on Sundays. We get together with family often, whether it’s for a quick bite or some sort of celebration. Family is a big part of our lives and can’t wait for your child to be a part of all our family functions and traditions. There will be family visits for the holidays, cooking and baking, cookouts, and family board game nights. We can’t wait to create new traditions with your child.

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About Edna, by Steve

When I met Edna, I immediately fell in love.  She laughed at how silly I would act and allowed me to be myself.  I would try harder and harder every day to make her laugh. Edna makes me feel like I am the greatest person in the world and always encourages me to be better.  I have always thought about fatherhood since high school, but I had never met anyone that I wanted to have children with until Edna.  We were so unique together that it was only natural to want to raise a child together.  We discussed adoption as well as biological children since we were still dating, and we always thought adoption would be a part of our future.

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About Steve, by Edna

Meeting Steve at work was the best thing that could have happened to me. At the time, I didn’t have many people I could really talk to and be myself around. From the beginning, I knew he was someone special to me. I even told my sister I had found my new best friend! Steve is a caring, kind human being that would give anything and do anything possible to help those he loves and anyone he sees in need of help in some way. He pushes me to be a better person and to never give up on my goals whether it’s a promotion at work, a work project, or trying out adventurous new food. He’s the biggest goof I know and is always making everyone laugh. I could not have found a better partner to share the rest of my life with or to have a family with.

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Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

I, Edna have been thinking about adopting a child since I was a sophomore in high school.  When Steve and I were dating the conversation of children came up and I asked him how he felt about adopting a child.  He was open to the idea.  We discussed it and concluded that whether we had a biological child or not, if we had the means, we would adopt a child. We dream about all the adventures we will go on with your child and understand that there will be difficult times, but we will get through them and learn from them as a family. We will guide your child to be the best person they can be.

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Home & Neighborhood

We live in Northern California with our cat, Tigger.  She got her name because she would hop around whenever she tried to run. She always wants to cuddle, even when we have our hands full, and thinks of us more as her hired help than her owners.

One of the things we enjoy about our neighborhood is that we can walk downtown, explore the local shops, and go to eat at our favorite restaurants. Our neighborhood itself is quiet with family homes and our church just a few blocks away. We also live a couple of blocks away from a middle school and a high school with an elementary school just minutes away. We have a room ready for our future child and a big back yard for them to play in with their cousins.

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Our Families & Friends

We have family that live throughout California in Tracy, Stockton, and Pacifica. Outside of our state, we also have family in Colorado and Montana.  We visit with our families constantly and help babysit our nieces that live nearby.  Our family in Colorado comes to visit almost every year and we try to go to Montana to see family every other year.  Besides family, we have friends that live in town and close by who have been extremely supportive of our decision to adopt and cannot wait until we have our baby.

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Cultural Diversity

We are open to adopting a child of any race or ethnicity because those things should not, do not, and will not matter to us when it comes to loving your child. However, we do think it’s important to acknowledge your child’s background so they can learn and experience things from his or her culture. Edna is Mexican American and on her side of the family, we have nieces and nephews that are half Filipino as well. Steve’s side of the family is Caucasian with a family history that goes back to the founding of parts of San Jose, California. Both our families get together and have traditional foods from our cultures. As a couple, we also venture out to try foods from other cultures as well. We strive to educate ourselves about people from all around the world and we want to encourage your child to do the same.

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Our Promise to You

We don’t know the reason you are considering adoption but we are thankful you are. When your child asks about you, we plan to tell them anything we can about you. We won’t hide you from them and we will be honest. We will ask you about what you want to share and be respectful of your story. It’s important to us that your child knows about their adoption because it will be a part of who they are.

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