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Charles & Stephanie

Hello, we are Stephanie and Charles from Missouri. Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We are so excited to grow our little family through adoption! We have so much love and joy to give and the only thing missing is that special child to receive it. We can't wait to embark on this journey together.

About Us

Charles
Stephanie
Job
Transportation Security Administration
Fixed Asset Manager
Education
High School Diploma
Bachelor's Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

What it Means to be Parents

We Are So Excited to be Adopting!

Being a parent to us means being responsible for a human life, and God has chosen that child to be put in our path. Even though they will not be part of our flesh and blood biologically, they will be treated as though they are in every sense of our life. Being chosen to be first time parents means the world not only to us, but to both sets of families and our very supportive group of friends. We feel our role as parents is to give them wings so they learn to fly and to become productive members of the world with good values and will in turn become wonderful parents themselves. We, as parents, expect to like most watching them explore the world around them and help to teach them to become the best versions of themselves. We are very excited to teach them to roll over, to sit up, to take their first steps, and to become good people. We feel the role in us becoming their parent is to teach them to be good people who care for others in this world and be good stewards of Christ in every way possible.

Our Leisure Time

We Love Spending Time with Our Nephews

We like to spend our leisure time in a variety of ways. During the week when time is more limited, we love cooking together, trying new recipes, and eating dinner together while discussing our day. On the weekends, we love planning short trips away. These trips range from visiting Stephanie's family who lives an hour away, to longer trips to the Lake of the Ozarks. We love attending game nights with friends and family and also attending fire pit nights to unwind and enjoy fellowship together. One of our favorite leisure activities is to recapture our childhood and borrow our nephews for the weekend. We love to see our nephews laugh and being a part of their lives. We love to have fun with them by taking them to the zoo, Magic House, Six Flags, and then spoil them and give them back to their parents.

Most Memorable Moment

The single most important moment for us thus far would have to be our wedding day. It was a perfect fall day and we couldn't have asked for a prettier setting. Charles remembers Stephanie walking down the aisle and seeing no one else in the church but her. The most memorable part of the ceremony was when the priest said you may kiss the bride and the bridal party surprised Charles with a decorated step stool for him to stand on. In case you were wondering, Charles is five inches shorter than Stephanie! Charles along with the rest of the crowd burst out laughing. That was probably the highlight of our entire day knowing we were finally married and the first thing that we did was share a laugh together.

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On a Hike in Branson
On a Hike in Branson
Posing with a Giant Teddy at the Teddy Bear Factory
Posing with a Giant Teddy at the Teddy Bear Factory
Silly Selfie with Our Nephews
Silly Selfie with Our Nephews
Night Out in Mexico
Night Out in Mexico
Beautiful Day in the Smoky Mountains
Beautiful Day in the Smoky Mountains
Building Sand Castles with Our Nephew
Building Sand Castles with Our Nephew
The Happiest Place on Earth
The Happiest Place on Earth
Couples Night at Church
Couples Night at Church
Fun at the Amusement Park
Fun at the Amusement Park
Beautiful View in Barbados
Beautiful View in Barbados
Celebrating Christmas in Style
Celebrating Christmas in Style
Beach Day in Panama City
Beach Day in Panama City
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On a Hike in Branson
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Posing with a Giant Teddy at the Teddy Bear Factory
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Silly Selfie with Our Nephews
Silly Selfie with Our Nephews
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Night Out in Mexico
Night Out in Mexico
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Beautiful Day in the Smoky Mountains
Beautiful Day in the Smoky Mountains
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Building Sand Castles with Our Nephew
Building Sand Castles with Our Nephew
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The Happiest Place on Earth
The Happiest Place on Earth
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Couples Night at Church
Couples Night at Church
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Fun at the Amusement Park
Fun at the Amusement Park
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Beautiful View in Barbados
Beautiful View in Barbados
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Celebrating Christmas in Style
Celebrating Christmas in Style
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Beach Day in Panama City
Beach Day in Panama City

Our Extended Families

Both Sides of the Family Together

Stephanie's family is very tight knit and does many fun activities together. We enjoy traveling together as a family anywhere from Florida to the Mountains. Traveling together has become one of our favorite experiences the past few years knowing that our parents won't always be with us and the nephews will only be young once and we love to experience the world together.

Visiting Charles' Family in Buffalo

When we are not traveling, we love spending random Sunday dinners together as we all live within an hour apart. Stephanie's family is very much looking forward to the adoption, especially our nephew Jack who asks all the time when he will have a new cousin to play and become best friends with. What makes Stephanie's family unique is she comes from a large family with over forty first cousins and ten aunts and uncles.

We wished Charles has family that lived closer to the area. Charles’ sister and her husband are currently living out their dream of acting/producing in Hollywood. On the opposite end of the country resides the rest of Charles extended family in New York. We love to visit both yearly when we can. Charles’ parents on the other hand do live close by which is a blessing. We see them often for dinner and game nights. What makes Charles’ family is unique in that both Charles’ Dad and Grandpa have written books about their childhoods and enjoy sharing their experiences with the world. This will make great keepsakes for future generations.

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

Our house is a cozy three-bedroom house with a large size eat-in kitchen that is perfect for family dinners. We are working on finishing the basement to include a family room and a kid's toy room to enjoy in the future. Stephanie has lived in this house for twelve years and Charles moved in after we got married. The neighborhood is very family-friendly where we all get along and take care of each other. Each Halloween we sit out in the cul-de-sac around a fire pit handing out candy to hundreds of neighborhood children. We happen to live in one of the best school districts in the state and look forward to our child attending. Within a few miles of our house there are hundreds of miles of walking trails and a state-of-the-art recreational facility that includes an ice skating rink, an Olympic sized pool, workout facility, and ball fields, which we visit several times a week. We are blessed to have many annual events in our area that we look forward to yearly which include the annual Fourth of July fireworks show over the Missouri River. The old-time Christmas festivities which include Santa Clauses from around the world. In the Summertime, one of our favorite events is the county fair, which Stephanie has attended since she was little. We would love to share our home and neighborhood with our child!

From Us to You

Thank you so much for considering us as adoptive parents. We know you want the best for your baby and that is why, if you pick us, we will be sure your child is blessed with an amazing life full of opportunity. Your baby will have family and friends that will love and support them in any way possible. If you decide to pick us as adoptive parents for your child we would cherish your baby as a priceless gift to welcome with the utmost love, care, and devotion.

We were drawn together through the use of technology and we were one of the success stories on match.com. The two of us are introverted by nature and up to that point we had been unlucky in love. We both stepped out of our comfort zone during this process, and our personalities bloomed together. We dated for close to a year, were engaged for a year and we have now been married for a little over three years. Our household is filled with warmth and happiness, and a child would add so much more love and happiness to our home.

We both enjoy many outdoor activities ranging from soccer, which Stephanie has enjoyed playing since her childhood, and swimming, which Charles swam competitively and still enjoys to this day. We hope our child enjoys these activities as much as we do and has a love of outdoors. We cannot wait to see what other individual interests and passions our child will have and we cannot wait to support them in developing any and all interests they may have. We were never the best at one of our sports, but we gave it our all and learned valuable skills like teamwork, which we use on our daily basis.

One aspect of our life we hope that our child comes to love is our love of traveling. One tradition that we hope to share with our child is a family vacation with extended family every year. Our goal is to instill a sense of adventure, love of learning, and experiences of other cultures. We would like them to look back on their childhood with fond memories of times spent with cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents as we both did when we were children.

Becoming parents is a dream we have both shared forever. We knew when we got married our chances for infertility were greater than most couples. We knew it may be in God’s plan to not have a biological child and knew adoption was the natural next step for us. We have never let the process of not getting pregnant make us sad or upset. We are excited for the opportunity of being given God's greatest gift in life, which is that of a child. We can't wait to hold them in our arms, to see them smile for the first time and for them to develop their own personality. We look forward to sharing this bond of a child with you forever. We look forward to sharing pictures and phone calls and emails with you as we come together to share this special gift.

Thank you for your consideration in allowing us to become parents of your wonderful gift. We cannot promise their life will be one hundred percent perfect. We will do our best in raising them to be the best child they can be that loves life, loves others, and loves the world.

Sincerely,

Charles & Stephanie

Favorites

Charles
Stephanie
Actor
Jack Nicholson
Tom Hanks
Actress
Halle Berry
Sandra Bullock
Animal
Tiger
Penguin
Author
Ernest Hemingway
Mitch Albom
Book
Of Mice and Men
Tuesdays With Morrie
Candy Bar
Twix
Kit kat
Cartoon
Dark wing Duck
Smurfs
Childhood Memory
Traveling to Buffalo New York to see my grandparents
Going to my Grandparents farm to fish.
Childhood Toy
Furby
Bicycle
Children's Book
Cat in the Hat
Harry Potter
City
Orlando
Orlando
Classic Movie
Jaws
It's a Wonderful Life
Color
Blue
Purple
Day of Week
Friday
Saturday
Dessert
Root Beer Float
Pumpkin Pie
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Beauty and the Beast
Dream Car
Dodge Charger
Mustang
Dream Job
Paradise Island Caretaker
Love my current job
Dream Vacation
Round trip cruise from United States to Hawaii
Alaskan Cruise
Family Activity
Taking Our Nephews on Fun Adventures
Weekends at the Family Lake House
Flower / Plant
Water Lotus
Hydrangeas
Food
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Chicken
Form of Exercise
Swimming
Walking
Fruit
Peaches
Watermelon
Game
Monopoly
Trivial Pursuit
Hobby
Grilling
Taking Pictures
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Holiday Song
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
First Noel
Holiday Tradition
Buy ornaments on vacation and hang them on Christmas tree
Family dinner then open gifts then all attend church on Christmas Eve
Ice Cream
Strawberry
Chocolate
Junk Food
Chips
French Fries
Leisure Activity
Video games
Baking
Magazine
Forbes
Money
Memory with a Child
Nephews Jack and Tom at Disney World
Holding my nephews for first times
Memory with Spouse
Wedding Day
Our honeymoon cruise followed up with week at Disney World
Movie
The Call
A Few Good Men
Movie Munchie
White cheddar flavored popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
We're going to need a bigger boat
You can't handle the truth
Movie Type
Comedy
Comedy
Musical
Grease
Wicked
Musical Group
Backstreet Boys
Carrie Underwood
Nursery Rhyme
Rain rain go away
Mary had a little lamb
Olympic Event
High dive
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
My parents
Grandparents
Play
Romeo and Juliet
Little Shop of Horrors
Poet
William Shakespeare
Edgar Allen Poe
Quality about my Spouse
She Loves Me for Who I Am
His Patience and Kind Heart
Quote
Only thing we have to fear is fear itself
Why Fit In When You Were Born to Stand Out.
Restaurant
Coltons
Melting Pot
Sandwich
Meatball
Grilled Chicken
Scripture
1 Corinthians 13:4-13
The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
Shopping Store
JCPenny
Costco
Song
Sweet Caroline
You Raised Me Up
Sport to Play
Swimming
Soccer
Sport to Watch
Wrestling
Baseball
Sports Star
John Cena
Kurt Warner
Sports Team
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis Cardinals
Subject in School
Science
English
Superhero
Batman
Captain America
Thing to Cook
Hamburgers
Chili
Time of Day
Afternoon
Early morning before work
Tradition
Mom making themed birthday cakes for me
Attending the Christmas Traditions each year for lights.
TV Show
The Walking Dead
Gilmore Girls
TV Show Character
Kramer from Seinfeld
Monica from Friends
Type of Music
80's music
Top 100 & Country
Vacation Spot
Puerto Rico
Cruising to Anywhere
Video Game
Super Mario Brothers
Pac Man

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