We are honored that you may consider us to be the adoptive parents of your child. We look forward to getting to know you and hope that through our profile you can begin to know us, too! We promise to love your child with all our heart and soul and we look forward to welcoming you both into our lives. We will forever be grateful to you for giving us the incredible gift of family.

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Mark Stacey
job description
Federal Government Management Clinical Psychologist - Private Practice
education
Ph.D. in History Ph.D. in Psychology
favorites
Hobby
Hiking & Running
Hobby
Horses & Photography
Family Activity
Sunday Dinners
Family Activity
Celebrating Birthdays
Dream Job
Zoologist
Dream Job
House Flipper
Food
Indian
Food
Italian
Type of Music
Indie Rock & Classic Rock
Type of Music
Classic Rock & New Country
children
Piper
relationship
Legally Married

What It Means to Be Parents
We Can't Wait to Be a Family of Four!

Being parents means we are entrusted with a lifelong gift. In an interview, the poet Maya Angelou remarked, "How do children know you love them? Ask yourself this: Do your eyes light up when they enter the room?" Loving our children and providing them with a sense of safety, acceptance and encouragement are some of our greatest responsibilities as parents. We want our children to know that they are made in the image of God and we want to help them grow into loving and compassionate people, doing the best they can with their gifts, abilities, and talents.

We know that being a parent is not easy. We must continuously sacrifice our own wants and needs for what is in our children's best interest. It is our responsibility to be flexible and open so that our children feel comfortable sharing their joys and sorrows with us. It's important to us that they know they are free to be themselves, that they are not extensions of us as their parents, but encouraged to become who they are meant to be. And, most importantly, that we will always be there to cheer them on!

Fun Facts About Us:
Out to Lunch

About Mark:

  • I want to visit all 50 states in the USA. So far, I have been to 39.
  • I'm a lefty.
  • I proposed to Stacey at a beach where wild horses run free. Her two favorite things are the beach and horses, so I figured I was off to a good start.
  • I love anything and everything chocolate.
  • Through volunteer work, I have been to Africa twice and have gotten to see lions, chimpanzees, elephants, and hippos. I want to return with the family someday to show them gorillas in the wild- they are my favorite animal!
  • About Stacey:

  • I'm the only redhead in my family.
  • I have lived in New York City and London and have visited 13 countries in Europe.
  • I grew up showing horses and traveled a lot for competitions. This experience taught me how to win and lose graciously, how to work hard to reach my goals and how to never give up.
  • One summer I went to Costa Rica and volunteered at a nursing home for elderly people who had been abandoned by their families. During another summer I went to Mexico and built homes for families and a neighborhood cafĂ© for kids to get free meals.
  • I will not kill any bugs. I pick up spiders and put them outside (they could be Charlotte)!
  • Discussing Adoption

    We believe that openly discussing adoption is extremely important. We want your child to feel loved by all of us, birth and adoptive families. It is our solemn promise to you that your child will always know that you deeply love them and that it was your tremendous love that sparked your decision to make an adoption plan. We are happy to send photos and letters, to email, text, talk on the phone, and have in person visits. With our daughter Piper's birth mom, we created a private Facebook page where we frequently post photos and updates. This way, her birth mom can see updates when she wants. In Piper's room we have a photo of her birth mom and that will always remain.

    We have a strong faith and will tell our children that we believe it was God's plan for us to come together as a family through adoption. We will explain our beliefs that God sends some children to parents through adoption and some children to parents biologically and that all kinds of families are awesome. With our hope to adopt another child, each will have a sibling to share this experience, which we feel is really important. Also, we are friends with four families who have adopted, so there are many children in our lives with both birth and adoptive families. We say they are "double loved!" Most importantly, they will know that you are an amazing mom with a heart filled with love for them.

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