Nickname: Nick and Stephanie

Married Since: 2018

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Our relationship with you during your pregnancy and adoption journey is important to us. Only you know exactly what you’re going through, we would be so proud to have you in our lives. Your baby will know how much you love them, and what a strong woman you are.

Nicholas and Stephanie

from California

Nicholas

Ancestry: English, German

Religion: Nondenominational

Occupation: Field Technician II

Education: Some college

Hobbies: Woodworking, Reading

Stephanie

Ancestry: Mexican, German

Religion: Christian

Occupation: HR Payroll Manager

Education: AA

Hobbies: Fitness, Puzzles

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Nicholas

Animal
Monkey
Color
Red
Food
Steak
Hobby
Woodworking
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Leisure Activity
Reading
Sport
Baseball
Thing to Cook
Barbecue
Early Bird or Night Owl
Early bird
TV Show
The Simpsons
Music
Rock

Stephanie

Animal
Dog
Color
Purple
Food
Mexican
Hobby
Puzzles
Holiday
Christmas
Leisure Activity
Working out
Sport
Cheerleading
Thing to Cook
Cookies
Early Bird or Night Owl
Night owl
TV Show
Ru Paul's Drag Race
Music
Indie
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From Us to You

Thank you for considering us; we are grateful that you are taking this time to learn about us. We want you to know that we are writing from our heart to your heart and we appreciate you. There are no words to describe how much we want to be parents.

We think about you and your bravery; you are a strong woman. We can’t imagine what exactly you’re going through, but we are so grateful for your courage. We fully recognize how strong you are, and we would be so proud to raise your baby. As they grow, we would love to share all their milestones and accomplishments with you through pictures and letters. Only you know exactly what you’re going through, and we would be so proud to have you in our lives. Your baby will always know how much you love them, and what a strong woman you are.

We’ve literally dreamed about your baby. We have dreams of holding your baby, raising them in our home, holding them in front of our bay window, teaching them how to play chess, playing outside in the sprinklers, and going to museums and theme parks. We will go above and beyond for your baby. We would move mountains for them as your baby will be the love of our lives. We promise to raise your child in the best environment, and offer them a great education. Your baby will be safe and protected.

We’ve struggled with infertility for over 3 years and the pain of that has made us stronger as individuals and stronger in our marriage. Adoption has always been a part of our lives, and it easily made its way into our conversations. Your baby will have a grandmother who was adopted at birth and cousins (built-in best friends!) who were adopted from other countries. They all come from closed adoptions, but we will respect and honor this beautiful choice you make and will share a relationship with you that you feel comfortable with.

We are blessed to live in Southern California. We are a huge Disney family and love going to the beach and Palm Springs. Nick loves the desert and Stephanie loves the beach. Our home is in the foothills, and we are blessed to have such beautiful weather, including snow at least once a year. Your baby will grow up experiencing the seasons with lots of outdoor time.
Family is very important to us; both sets of our parents live close by and both have been married for over 35 years. Your baby will have stability and a diverse family. In our area, diversity is very accepted and your child will grow up with friends and neighbors who look like them, whatever ethnicity they come from.

Your child will be sung to, held, and cuddled. They will be listened to, and their feelings will be respected and acknowledged. We will always support their interests, encouraging them, and learning right by their side, becoming experts in what they love, side by side. Your child’s dad will be a goof-ball and their mom will be full of laughter and dancing. The best way we can express our appreciation to you is by providing the most fulfilling life possible to your child. They will have a safe, happy childhood.

Your decision doesn’t come lightly and we appreciate that. What you are doing is such a beautiful choice. You will always truly be our hero for allowing us to fulfill our dreams to become parents and expand our family.

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Why We're Choosing to Adopt

We cannot have biological children so we knew naturally that adoption is the perfect way for us to grow our family. We respect your boundaries, and will honor what you feel comfortable with us sharing about you. What you’re feeling is something we care about, we want you to know your decision is something we are proud of; you are a strong woman. Your baby’s future grandmother was adopted from birth in Los Angeles to a Navy family, and your baby’s future cousins were adopted from the Philippines and South Korea. Our family knows how natural it is to have adoption a part of our lives. We knew naturally that adoption is the perfect way for us to grow our family. Your baby will be in a diverse family and not treated any differently for being adopted.

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About Nick, by Stephanie

Nick is my hero. He is a loving, smart, supportive husband who is also a great cook. He always provides for me and Baxter. He is a natural provider and protector. Nick thinks he’s a funny guy, but really I smile at his happiness. His smile is contagious. Life with him makes me feel secure, respected, and loved. Nick is a bit of a nerd. He loves science, history, learning new things, and woodworking. He is such a talented creator of wood projects. He has our garage full of tools and loves to create things. He’s a deep thinker, always looking at things logically and from different perspectives. I know I am loved by Nick and am in love with him. He is in love with me and shows his affection by writing love notes on our whiteboard in the kitchen, doing little things that make my day easier, cooking, and taking care of me when I need it. Nick is a bit goofy. He is going to be such a fun dad who will teach your child science and experiments. Nick has so much love to offer, he’s always my biggest fan, leading me to my dreams.

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About Stephanie, by Nick

Stephanie is the light of my life. I knew from the moment I first met her that I needed her in my life in some shape or form. She has such a strong, powerful personality that is always lighting up the room when she walks in. Stephanie loves to do puzzles or color while we relax in the evening with each other. She is so smart and I have always gone to her for advice because she is very direct and will tell me what I need to hear to help me make the right decision. Stephanie will often write little notes and leaves them around the house for me to find that always brighten my day and make me feel loved. Stephanie is going to make a great mother; I see how she is always on the lookout for what is best for our little family now and know she will not let anything come between us. Steph opened my eyes about many things in life that I was very closed minded about, I didn’t even realize my ignorance until she pointed these things out to me and helped me become a better man. Stephanie is very selfless, she has always guided me in the right direction, putting what’s better for our relationship above herself.

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Our Sweet Pup

We believe it’s very important to raise a child with a pet. We have Baxter, our little guy, who is a 14-year-old Chihuahua. We treat him like a king. We always make sure to take care of him like we would a child, we’re passionate about loving animals. Both of us were raised with dogs in the home. We aren’t cat people, we love dogs. Nick loves chimpanzees, it is very important to us for your child to go to several zoos to learn about animals from around the world and how loved they are.

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Our Home

We are so lucky and blessed to live in our neighborhood. In the foothills in Southern California we get snow at least once a year, and have unbelievably amazing weather. Our neighborhood is very close to several schools. In our tract of homes you will see the neighborhood kids playing outside everyday, we even have 2 playgrounds within walking distance. Your baby will be in a safe and family orientated neighborhood. A soccer, baseball, basketball park with a mile track is walking distance away and we love going on walks there. Your child will go on the swings, play sports with their dad, and have fun playing with other kids outside. Our home is one story and surrounded by a tall, white picket fence. It isn’t too small or too big. We are an hour to the beach, the mountains, the desert, and several theme parks. We always decorate our home for every holiday. We love Disney, art, Peanuts, bright colors, and a cozy home.

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Our Families

Your baby is going to have such a united and diverse family. Both sides of our family love get-togethers, going to the beach, theme parks, traveling, and sports. We are so lucky our family is very close by. Both of your baby’s grandmas are loving, momma-bear-protective, educated, and nurturing. Both grandpas your baby will have are educated, hardworking, protective, and wise. We all love spending time together, especially on holidays. Daily life for your child will consist of a close-knit family who is going to spoil your child emotionally and physically. They are all so extremely excited to have your baby in our lives, they won’t be able to help but to spoil them with love and attention. The excitement is unexplainable. Your gift to us truly is a decision of strength and love from you. With both sides of the family having adopted members, your baby’s grandparents truly recognize your sacrifice and strength.

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Family Traditions

Holidays are always celebrated greatly from both of our families. We love going to Disneyland during Christmas time with their fake snow and Nightmare Before Christmas ride, seeing the Grinch at Universal Studios during the Christmas park tour. We love Christmas! Thanksgiving is always filled with a lot of home cooked food and family. Easter is important to celebrate for the Christian family members to celebrate the resurrection of the Lord. BBQS pretty much for every holiday is a regular for us. We love getting together to celebrate anything. We both love sports and going to baseball games. We always have a lot of trick or treaters in our neighborhood and cannot wait to take your child trick or treating in whatever they are excited to be for Halloween. We like to be goofy and make it funny. We like to laugh and joke, smiling is so important. We have Sunday night dinners every single week, we never skip out on it. This is something we learned and developed from our church’s premarital classes. Now we always have Sunday night dinners where we always share the wins and losses from the week and make goals for the next week. This is something that means a lot to us.

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Our Lifestyle

Every morning we wake up early and start our day with coffee in a quiet house, just us two and our little guy, Baxter. Every single day when we wake up we will look into the eyes of your baby with unconditional love. Your baby will have a safe room with a little bay window next to our bedroom. We can’t wait to wake up in the morning and make your child breakfast. Whenever we hold your precious baby, we will be so grateful for you. Daily life will be adventurous. We enjoy going to Disneyland on Fridays with our annual passes, grilling with family, going to Universal Studios and having fun in the Harry Potter area, relaxing with our dog Baxter, sunsets at the beach, Downtown Disney, lunch in Palm Springs, and beautiful nights spent having dinner as a family, and maybe a walk around our neighborhood to the park afterwards. We both love to read, we will read to your baby and encourage them to explore subjects they’re interested in.

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What we will Teach your Child

Being an open-minded, respectful person will be taught at all stages of their life. We will teach your child how valued they are. Your child will be taught to accept other children, no matter how different they are. They will not be a bully and will be taught what the “right thing to do” is and how to be a respectful person. We will teach your child what an amazing person you are for having chosen us, and how brave you are.

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Education

Your child will be educated beginning as a baby. Your baby will start life being sung to with interaction being so important. It is very important that your child has that interaction and has the ability to excel in their education. We can’t wait to read to your child and do a lot of art. In all stages of life, we will always encourage your child to pick interests and we will learn with them. We will support your child’s decisions in pursuing their passions. Your child will have confidence from Mom and Dad always rooting them on. Even if we don’t understand share the same hobbies, we will support them as long as they are happy and full of joy. We will never force your child to pursue hobbies they do not want to pursue. We live by several great public schools. Since both of us took advanced classes, we will encourage your child to also commit to their highest potential.

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Racial and Cultural Diversity

We cannot wait to love and raise your child. Both of us have diverse families. We have family members from several countries. The area we live in is very liberal and open to various races and gender orientations. Diversity is the norm in both sides of the family, which makes us so unique. Learning from each other gives us all various perspectives towards acceptance.

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Our Promise to You

We promise to support your child’s interests and provide guidance in their decisions to pursue what they love. We will accept your child’s hobbies, learning with them. It’s important to us for your child to be accepted for the beautiful individual they are. We will be open minded to your child’s decisions. Letting your child grow into who they were born to be, will be encouraged. We promise to always provide a stable home so your child can thrive as their best self. We will teach your child how worthy they are. Your child will know they are valued and respected.

Message Nicholas and Stephanie

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Nicholas and Stephanie

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!