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¡Hola! Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We are thrilled to start this journey through parenthood and look forward to working with you throughout this journey. The Lord has guided us to this moment in our lives and we are so excited to be mom and dad.
Mary is an adventurous Spanish teacher and Steve is a nature-loving engineer. Together we are a fun, loving, hard-working, and joyful couple. Our families and our Catholic faith play an important role in our lives and we are excited to share that with your child.
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We met at a Christmas party five years ago through mutual friends where an instant friendship was formed. Eventually, Steve asked Mary out took her shoe shopping for himself first, and then to a delightful dinner. The laughter hasn’t stopped for us since, and we feel very blessed in our marriage.
We’re also blessed in our ability to travel, which has brought us to underground caves in Mexico, rock climbing in the Grand Canyon, and puffin islands in Ireland. We can usually be found hiking a trail as we search for birds like snowy owls or golden eagles. Every day is an adventure for us and we are looking forward to exploring both near and far with our first child.
Steve is witty, intelligent, and always positive! He has a way of putting others first, especially when it means making others laugh. He loves to bring people together through game nights, fishing, pick-up soccer and bird watching.
He has a fascination with nature and has worked diligently to remove invasive species from our woods. I know that he looks forward to teaching your child all about animals, trees, insects, plants, and soccer! I am truly blessed to have such an amazing husband and am excited to see him as a father.
Mary is supportive, encouraging, and quick to laugh! Her two favorite hobbies have always been traveling and cooking. She is continually exploring new recipes from around the world and making them all gluten-free! She has a heart for service, whether on mission trips abroad or at her school. Mary also loves to sing, especially in the new teacher choir! Her love for children has directed her career and I know that her nurturing heart will make her an incredible mother. I know that she looks forward to singing songs, reading books, and teaching Spanish to your child.
When it comes to family, we are blessed in abundance. Mary comes from a fantastic family of eight and Steve comes from a loving family of five. Both of our families now live in Pennsylvania within twenty minutes from our home, so family visits happen often!
When together, there is never a shortage of laughter as we play board games, watch cooking shows, discuss Grandma’s stories, conduct nerf wars, play with our year-old niece, and eat delicious food. Your child will be the first grandchild on Steve’s side, and both sides of the family are excited for another family member.
Our Home in Pennsylvania
We stumbled upon our home in Pennsylvania and simply love it. Steve has cultivated a natural habitat for birds and other creatures in our woods and Mary has a lovely vegetable garden. Looking at our yard, it’s easy to picture a child making a fort in the woods someday and exploring. We love to host in our cozy home with constant yummy smells coming from the kitchen. Our neighborhood is small, inviting, and close to parks, our church, and other families with young children. Mary’s brother, sister-in-law, and niece live around the corner.
We promise to raise your child in a faith-filled home with opportunities to grow in kindness, service, and generosity and a life filled with adventure, learning, growth, laughter, and love. We firmly believe that God has His hand in this union and our promise to you is to allow Him to guide us in caring for your child every step of their life. You are an important and honored member in this journey, and your child’s adoption story will be shared and cherished.
We embrace an open relationship are look forward to sharing with you letters, pictures, and visits as your child grows.
Un mensaje especial…
Gracias por tomarte el tiempo para conocernos y saber los deseos que tenemos para criar un hijo/a en un hogar lleno de amor y alegría. Estamos encantados de comenzar este viaje a través de la paternidad y esperamos trabajar contigo a lo largo de este viaje. El Señor nos ha guiado a este momento de nuestras vidas y estamos muy emocionados de ser mamá y papá. La adopción abierta es un regalo que queremos si tu lo deseas con visitas, fotos o cartas; será una parte importante y honrada en el crecimiento de tu hijo/a. Cómo Mary sabe y habla español porque es maestra de este idioma, tu hijo/a aprenderá este lenguaje y también sobre la cultura hispanohablante. Queremos compartir con tu hijo, a toda nuestra familia, nuestra fe católica y nuestro patrimonio con él/ella.
Prometemos criar a tu hijo/a en un hogar lleno de fe con oportunidades para crecer en amabilidad, servicio y generosidad y una vida llena de aventura, aprendizaje, risa, amor y buena comida. Si deseas saber más sobre nosotros o simplemente hablar con nosotros, nos encantaría conocerte más. Por favor, llama o mandar mensaje a Lifetime al 1.800.923.6784
More About Steve
Education: Master's Degree
Profession: Mechanical Engineer
Racial Background: Caucasian
Favorite sport: Soccer
Favorite grilled food: Shrimp
Favorite Vacation Spot: The Finger Lakes
Favorite Book: The Rise of Teddy Roosevelt
Favorite Bird: Peregrine Falcon
Favorite Christmas Movie: Elf
Favorite game: Euchre
More About Mary
Education: Dual Bachelor's Degree
Profession: High School Spanish Teacher
Stay-At-Home: Stay-at-home potentially for up to 3 years or part time
Racial Background: Caucasian
Favorite sport: Hockey
Favorite grilled food: Andouille Sausage
Favorite Vacation Spot: Ireland
Favorite Book: The Hobbit
Favorite Bird: Snowy Owl (like Hedwig!)
Favorite Christmas Movie: It's a Wonderful Life
Favorite game: Charades
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests
Steve is interested in playing soccer with local pick up groups. He is also very active in his interest in nature through bird watching, fishing and creating natural habitats in our yard.
Mary is interested in cooking new foods, especially from food grown in the garden. Mary also loves to read and tends to read in Spanish to keep up her Spanish skills.
Both Mary and Steve enjoy hiking and traveling, either abroad to experience new cultures, or within the US to check out the beautiful National Parks and for Steve to see new birds.
Our faith is an integral part of our daily lives. Our faith guides every decision we make and keeps us strong and reliant on God in all circumstances. We both grew up Catholic and attend weekly mass and several other Church events throughout the year. Mary works at a Catholic school in order to have the opportunity to share her faith with her students.
Our Musical Interest
We both lovely country music and going every summer to see Zac Brown Band has become a tradition for us. We also enjoy Blue Grass, pop, Latino, contemporary and Irish music. Steve sometimes plays the guitar and Mary likes to sing with the school choir whenever possible. We love to go to the local Irish Festival each year and check out new bands at free summer concerts.
About Our Home
Our home is cozy with three bedrooms and one bath. Half of our property is wooded which is taken care of by Steve, and we also have a garden which is taken care of by Mary.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We are so excited to adopt and share our many blessings with your child! We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions that you might have.