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Steve & Amber

Adoption has always been very close to our hearts. Throughout our entire lives, we have been surrounded by the joy adoption can bring and are thrilled to begin our journey. It has been our dream to become parents and to be given that opportunity would mean the world to us. We look forward to building a relationship with you and your child.

About Us

Steve
Amber
Job
Airport Director
Credit Analyst
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Management
Bachelor's Degree in Social Science
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

One Happy Family

We were married for two years when we started getting asked, "When are you going to have kids?" We weren't in any rush and always said, "If we can’t have children, we will adopt." We wanted to be parents one day, and whether that was our own biological child or not, we still wanted to be parents.

After some time we started trying to have a child. After previous attempts to get pregnant were unsuccessful, we decided to find other options. We did a couple of fertility treatments, but knew it wasn't for us. Since the idea of adoption had always been a part of our lives, it was the only choice. We have seen, firsthand, the beauty and success of adoption with our neighbors. One has two beautiful adopted girls, and our other neighbor adopted a wonderful little girl from China. We see how much love and joy are filled in those little girls' eyes and it warms our hearts to think that could be us one day.

Our Leisure Time

Just Finished a Half Marathon

We are both very active people. We each play various sports throughout the week and always find outdoor activities to do on the weekend. We enjoy taking our dog to a large dog park that has walking/hiking trails as well as hiking small mountains in the area. Also, since we surround ourselves with friends and family, we never turn down the opportunity to host or attend cookouts with friends or visit with Amber’s family who lives only 3 hours away. Giving back to our community is also something we enjoy doing including: assisting with various events in town and being "dog walkers" for the local animal shelter.

Once we have a child, we plan to bring them to our family events that take place in our town and surrounding towns. We already attend events with our neighbors and their children. Most of our friends' children call us Uncle Steve and Aunt Amber, because of the close bond we have created with them. It is our desire to expose and socialize our future child with opportunities to grow and develop a personality that is healthy, friendly and loving.

Adoption in Our Lives

Adoption has always been in our lives. Many of our friends were adopted themselves or have adopted children of their own. We are extremely close with our next-door neighbors who have two adopted daughters and another close couple that are friends of ours are currently in the adoption process.

Steve's mother and Aunt (mother's sister) were both adopted so it has been a personal part of his family life. Because of this, Steve has also maintained that even if he could have a biological child, he would still look into the possibility of adoption at some point. When he informed his mother, she was over-joyed and thrilled with our decision to adopt. She had always insisted that we would be amazing parents. She was blessed with amazing adoptive parents and has always maintained her belief that we would be able to be the same loving and supportive parents for any child that would be fortunate to call us Mom and Dad.

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Go Red Sox!
Go Red Sox!
Steve Loves to Fly
Steve Loves to Fly
Family Photo in Our Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Family Photo in Our Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Enjoying a Beautiful Day in South Carolina
Enjoying a Beautiful Day in South Carolina
Tubing in Jamaica
Tubing in Jamaica
Sand Soccer Champions
Sand Soccer Champions
Having Fun on the Zip Line
Having Fun on the Zip Line
Making Friends at the Renaissance Festival
Making Friends at the Renaissance Festival
Hiking to the Waterfalls at Chimney Rock
Hiking to the Waterfalls at Chimney Rock
Amber Snuggling with Boozer
Amber Snuggling with Boozer
Boozer Can't Wait to be a Big Brother!
Boozer Can't Wait to be a Big Brother!
Family Photo with Our Nieces and Nephews
Family Photo with Our Nieces and Nephews
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Go Red Sox!
Go Red Sox!
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Steve Loves to Fly
Steve Loves to Fly
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Family Photo in Our Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Family Photo in Our Ugly Christmas Sweaters
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Enjoying a Beautiful Day in South Carolina
Enjoying a Beautiful Day in South Carolina
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Tubing in Jamaica
Tubing in Jamaica
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Sand Soccer Champions
Sand Soccer Champions
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Having Fun on the Zip Line
Having Fun on the Zip Line
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Making Friends at the Renaissance Festival
Making Friends at the Renaissance Festival
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Hiking to the Waterfalls at Chimney Rock
Hiking to the Waterfalls at Chimney Rock
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Amber Snuggling with Boozer
Amber Snuggling with Boozer
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Boozer Can't Wait to be a Big Brother!
Boozer Can't Wait to be a Big Brother!
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Family Photo with Our Nieces and Nephews
Family Photo with Our Nieces and Nephews

Our House and Neighborhood

We live in the Carolina's about twenty-five minutes outside of Charlotte. Our town is a great place to raise children with amazing schools, and many fun-filled family activities within the community. Our neighborhood has a community playground and club house where activities are held, and two swimming pools. We built our house at the end of a cul-de-sac, which is a central outdoor play area for the children on our street. We knew that we always wanted to have children, so we built a home with plenty of space. There is a finished basement which will be a great play area for children. At this time, we are the only couple on the street who does not have children, but there are three adoptive children on our street - and we are hoping to make it four.

Behind our house is a common area greenway, with an open area that provides yet another perfect place for a child to play. Furthermore, all of our neighbors are very caring and watch out for one another. They are always willing to help in any way possible. Whether it’s just watching your pet while you're away for the weekend or staying with you at the hospital during a family emergency. We feel very fortunate to be a part of this community and the amazing neighborhood where we live.

Our Extended Families

Celebrating Our Nieces Birthday with Amber's Family

We have a large extended family which never lacks in fun and excitement. When we are together, you are bound to hear great stories, share plenty of laughs and have lots of new adventures. Recently Amber's sister, brother-in-law, and four children under the age of six were living with us for six months. Talk about a full house! Although things were chaotic, we wouldn’t change those months for anything. Sadly, shortly after Christmas they moved, but in those short months, we learned the true meaning of family. Since they moved out, the house has been too quiet. We miss the laughter, the messiness, and the love that we felt every day.

Steve's Family

Steve’s family is spread throughout the country with his parents and sister both in Texas. Amber’s family is mainly in Connecticut but many others including her parents live in South Carolina. We travel often to see our family and they also make multiple trips a year to visit us. When we aren’t traveling to visit we are Skyping online. Even though we have some miles between us, we are always close and in constant communication with our family.

We both have been truly fortunate with such an amazing bunch of moms, dads, step parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. We would not trade them for the world and we can't wait to add a new blessing to share in the joys of our lives.

From Us to You

We can’t even imagine the challenge of searching to find the best fit for you and your child through reading a profile. How do you get to know someone from a profile? How many more profiles are you going to have to read? We understand this can be a lengthy and sometimes tedious task. For that, we sincerely thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for taking the time to read "another profile", our profile.

Let us begin by telling you a little bit about ourselves. We are Amber and Steve and we have been married for five years, but together for eight. We have a dog named Boozer (Boo Boo for short), who is the most lovable dog and a neighborhood favorite. Right now, Boozer gets all of our love and attention. Our dog will be thrilled to be a big brother as he loves to play with our nieces, nephews and neighborhood children.

We both have always wanted to be parents, and knew adoption was the right path for us. We have nine nieces and nephews. Steve is known as the cool/fun uncle, who is always running around with our nieces and nephews, while Amber is known as the mothering, nurturing one with a loving heart. Together, we make the perfect combination to balance each other out.

We want to raise a child with the teachings and philosophies that were instilled in us growing up. Though we were each brought up in different environments, the values that were bestowed upon us were very similar in nature. We will teach our child to love themselves and to be kind to others, show them the ropes of how to deal with emotional and physical challenges. Life can be difficult, but we want to teach that struggles aren't necessarily negative, but a way to grow and become a strong individual. We want to emphasize the joys we see every day and not to take anything for granted.

You have amazing bravery and courage to deal with the decisions you had and are going to have to make. We honor and respect that. As adoptive parents, we would love the opportunity to build a lasting relationship with you and to get to know more about you. We would also love for the child to know where they come from and to have the ability to answer, honestly and truthfully, any questions they may have. We all will be linked together by this child; therefore, we prefer to have open communications, and visits (depending on distance) if that is your desire. You will always be a very important part of our family and we look forward to building a bond and friendship with you.

Again, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to read our profile. We wish you the best of luck on your journey.

Sincerely,

Steve & Amber

Favorites

Steve
Amber
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actress
Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams
Animal
Cheetah
Dog
Author
Stephen King
Book
The Giving Tree
Marley & Me
Candy Bar
Snickers
Snickers
Cartoon
X-Men
Marvin the Martian
Childhood Memory
Camping in the mountains of New Hampshire
Family get togethers
Childhood Toy
Any remote controlled car
My Little Pony
Children's Book
The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree, & Greens Eggs and Ham
City
Boston
New York
Classic Movie
The Goonies
White Christmas
Color
Blue
Green
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Cheesecake
Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Mulan
Dream Car
Dodge Viper
Land Rover
Dream Job
Managing a Large Hub Airport
Working with Kids at a Non-Profit
Dream Vacation
Australia
Bora Bora
Family Activity
Anything Outdoors
Family Walks
Flower / Plant
Lily
Lilies
Food
Steak
Pasta
Form of Exercise
Playing any sport
Yoga
Fruit
Strawberries
Stawberries
Game
Board games
5 Second Rule
Hobby
Playing sports
Soccer
Holiday
Christmas
Easter
Holiday Song
Trans Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve/Sarajevo
Baby, Its cold outside
Holiday Tradition
Putting up the Christmas Tree
Making perogies for Easter
Ice Cream
Pistachio
Cookies n Cream
Junk Food
Lemon Heads
Cheese Doodles
Leisure Activity
Walks around the neighborhood with Amber and Boozer
Reading
Magazine
Sports Illustrated
People
Memory with a Child
Watching my nephew go "Muttin Bustin" (riding a sheep at a rodeo)
Watching Eli go muttin bustin
Memory with Spouse
Getting Married Just the Two of Us at the Court House
Getting Married Just the Two of Us at the Court House
Movie
The Sandlot
Movie Munchie
Snow Caps
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"You're killing me, Smalls"
Movie Type
All types
Animation
Musical
Wicked
Wicked
Musical Group
'NSYNC
Nursery Rhyme
Humpty Dumpty
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Olympic Event
Track & Field
Soccer and Cruling
Play
Wicked
Quality about my Spouse
Puts other first before herself
Sense of humor
Quote
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde
To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world. -Dr. Seuss
Restaurant
Wing King
Brixx
Sandwich
BLT
Ham and Cheese
Shopping Store
Lowes
Banana Republic
Sport to Play
Softball
Soccer
Sport to Watch
Football
Soccer
Sports Star
Tedy Bruschi
Michelle Akers
Sports Team
New England Patriots, but anything Boston really
NY Jets
Subject in School
History
Science
Superhero
Wolverine
Superman
Thing to Cook
Steaks
Zucchini Pizza
Time of Day
Afternoon
5PM
TV Show
The Office
Southern Charm
TV Show Character
Jim Halpert (The Office)
Type of Music
Rock
Country, Techno
Vacation Spot
The beach
Hilton Head
Video Game
FIFA
Wheel of Fortune

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