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Steve & Megan

Thank you for taking the time to meet us! We're excited for the potential to join you on this journey. We're loving and kind people who look at being parents as a joy. To choose us to be your child's parents would mean the world to us. We are both teachers who bring care and love into the classroom. We would love to do the same with you and your child.

About Us

Steve
Megan
Job
Teacher
Teacher
Education
Journalism/Media Arts
Elementary Education
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Discussing Adoption

Hiking in Phonix

First and foremost, we will tell the child that they are loved. They are loved by you. They are loved by us. The decision to put a child up for adoption is not an easy one. It isn't made lightly. It is however often done for a positive reason. It is vital that the child understand that the birth mother loved them. We will instill that in them from the beginning.

We are also open when it comes to contact and visits. We want the child to know that contact is still possible. We want the child to know that they are blessed because they can call two families their own. They will be unique in that way.

Lastly, we want the child to know that they were meant for us. We were meant to be their parents and they were meant to be our child. A lot of things could have gone differently and we might not have received that child. However, we did not get paired with a different birth mother, we did not go the foster route, we did not attempt to go through a natural pregnancy. Instead, we wanted them. They will be loved and they need to know that it comes from us and the birth mother.

Religious Beliefs

We are deeply religious people, but do not judge others. Our lives are based around our dedication to God and the work done by Jesus Christ on the cross. We try our best to live out the words of Christ on a daily basis. We do not always succeed, but we attempt to show grace, humility, and understanding.

We want to establish these values in our adopted child. We want them to show grace toward others. We all make mistakes. When mistakes are made, we must show that person grace. We would like to have grace bestowed upon us when we make mistakes.

Additionally, we would like the child to learn humility. We are not always going to be the smartest, tallest, or wisest person in the room. It is important to be humble so that we do not become embarrassed when it becomes clear that we are not the best in the room. These values come from our faith life and we want those values to be instilled in our child.

We attend church on a weekly basis. We will take our child to church. As the child grows, they will have the option to attend church. At the end of the day, it is up to them to have a relationship with God. We cannot force that on them. We are just the guides. It is the values we see in Jesus that give us our life's purpose and will guide us as parents.

Education We will Provide

Education is important to us. We are both teachers and we will provide the best possible education for our child. Megan has a bachelor's degree, and Steve has a master's degree. We have both taught in schools for over twenty years between us, and will have education as a core value for our children.

Megan has a strong background in child development and as an elementary school teacher. She will be able to guide the child through the early development stages so that they are ready to begin educationally when they reach the age of formal schooling. We plan on having the child attend the school in which Megan is teaching for elementary schooling. Steve has extensive experience teaching junior high and high school students. We would like to see the child attend a charter, private, or high performing district public school in the area for their junior high and high school careers. As teachers, we will be supportive in our child's education and act as a guide so that they will be successful and capable of making healthy and wise choices in the future. Upon graduation from high school, we will encourage the child to pursue college, and advise educational and career opportunities that they are interested so that they can develop a life-long appreciation for learning.

Photos

At an Arizona Diamondbacks Game
At an Arizona Diamondbacks Game
Hiking
Hiking
At a Restaurant in Show Low
At a Restaurant in Show Low
Shopping for Flowers
Shopping for Flowers
Hiking in Sedona
Hiking in Sedona
At the Detroit Institute of Art
At the Detroit Institute of Art
Megan's Former Student and His Brothers
Megan's Former Student and His Brothers
With Close Family Friends
With Close Family Friends
On Vacation in Key West
On Vacation in Key West
Seeing the Zoo Lights
Seeing the Zoo Lights
Steve Grilling
Steve Grilling
We Can't Wait to Grow Our Family!
We Can't Wait to Grow Our Family!
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At an Arizona Diamondbacks Game
At an Arizona Diamondbacks Game
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Hiking
Hiking
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At a Restaurant in Show Low
At a Restaurant in Show Low
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Shopping for Flowers
Shopping for Flowers
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Hiking in Sedona
Hiking in Sedona
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At the Detroit Institute of Art
At the Detroit Institute of Art
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Megan's Former Student and His Brothers
Megan's Former Student and His Brothers
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With Close Family Friends
With Close Family Friends
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On Vacation in Key West
On Vacation in Key West
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Seeing the Zoo Lights
Seeing the Zoo Lights
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Steve Grilling
Steve Grilling
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We Can't Wait to Grow Our Family!
We Can't Wait to Grow Our Family!

Our Extended Families

With Megan's Family in Michigan

Our immediate family is close, working at the same school together. Megan is a second grade teacher. Steve teaches 7th and 8th grade social studies and English. During the week, we like to take ballroom dancing classes, see friends, and play with our two tuxedo cats.

On the weekends we enjoy hiking. We like to hike in the Estrella and South Mountains around Phoenix. We will also attend church and Bible study. We spend a great deal of time together and enjoy doing activities together like shopping, or walking around the ponds in our neighborhood, or going to the movies.

Megan's father lives in Tucson, which is about two hours away from us. We will go down there from time to time to visit him. Megan's mother spends most of her time in Michigan, although she travels with her job. In the summers we travel to Michigan to see Megan's family and friends.

Steve's parents live in New Mexico. They are about a six hour drive away from our house. We see them during the holidays. Steve's sister also lives in New Mexico. Megan's sister lives in Holland. She will come to the United States on occasion to visit. Our extended families are supportive of adoption. Also, as teachers we're both dedicated to helping children. We look forward to welcoming a child into our family.

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

Arizona - We live just outside of Phoenix, Arizona where our neighborhood is built around a series of ponds, with plenty of geese and ducks. We love to take walks around the ponds in the evenings. There are also several small parks in the neighborhood where children can play.

Our house is two stories with a large dining room/library. We also have a kitchen with an island that is perfect to gather around for breakfast or lunch. Our cats enjoy lounging around our living room during the day when we are at work. There is also a guest suite downstairs. This allows any guest in the house to have some privacy.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms. We plan on filling those rooms with adopted children. There is also a bathroom just down from the two children's rooms. Lastly, there is the master bedroom, with a balcony that looks out above a pond.

There is the backyard that we're planning on landscaping and gardening ourselves with local plants and vegetables.

From Us to You

First, thank you for being open to giving us this opportunity, your courage, and love in potentially making this decision. We thank you for taking the time to read our letter. Megan has wanted a child since she was 22. Her goals for her life were to love others, become a wife, and become a parent, with becoming a mother means everything to her. We feel that we would be outstanding parents because of our dedication to children, ability to provide a good home, and desire to keep open communication with you.

We are both teachers. We have taught for over 15 years combined. We love children. We love seeing them grow. We love seeing them become the best versions of themselves. Over the years we have seen many students pass through our classrooms. We have made positive impacts on them. But we have never had a child to call our own. We would love to have the opportunity to nurture a child outside of the classroom by being parents. We feel that we have so much love to offer children in the classroom, that we want to offer more love to a child through adoption.

Love is the cornerstone of a good home. We love one another. We show love to our extended family. We show love to our students at school. We know that you love the child as well. We want to let the child and experience all of this in our household. We are responsible and dedicated people who want what is best for others. When we have a child to call our own, we will make sure that they are loved and have a good home. That dedication to love also include you.

You love the child. You would not be making this decision if you did not love them. We will let the child know that you love them. We will also show the child that you love them by keeping open communication. We are willing to exchange emails and make phone calls through your pregnancy. We are open to sending letters and pictures to you throughout the child's early life. We are even open to visits. We want to let the child know that you love them even though they are not with you currently.

We have job we love, a strong faith life, good friends, and an extensive extended family that is supportive. We want to give the child all that life has to offer. This includes educational and recreational opportunities. As teachers, we will help the child in their educational needs at home and in the classroom. But we also want to enjoy life. We look forward to being able to walk around the ponds in the neighborhood with the child or going to the park to play. We want to be able to go on family vacations to experience what this country has to offer. We want to be able to attend sporting events and artistic shows to give the child opportunities so that they can live life to the fullest. We want what is best for the child, just as you do.

Thank you again for taking the time to read our letter. We believe that we can provide your child with the best home possible because of our experience as teachers, household full of love, willingness to keep in contact with you, and desire to have a supportive household for the child.

Cordially,

Steve & Megan

Favorites

Steve
Megan
Actor
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
Actress
Gal Gadot
Ellen Pompeo
Animal
Sea Otter
Cheetah
Author
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
Book
The Big Sleep
Sideway Stories From Wayside School (2nd Grade Teacher)
Candy Bar
Milky Way
Kit-Kat
Cartoon
Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Childhood Memory
Summer vacations traveling throughout the Western United States in the car. One time we went to Yellowstone National Park.
I enjoyed traveling to Michigan to see relatives and playing in the snow.
Childhood Toy
Teddy Bear named Ba (he looked like a sheep)
Teddy Ruxpin ( a teddy bear that read books to you at night)
Children's Book
Green Eggs and Ham
Oh, the Plays You'll Go
City
San Diego, California
Phoenix, Arizona
Classic Movie
Casablanca
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Color
Green
Blue
Day of Week
Saturday
Friday
Dessert
Brownie with vanilla ice cream on top
Chocolate Ice Cream
Disney Movie
Aladdin
Aladdin
Dream Car
1973 Dodge Charger
2021 Porsche
Dream Job
Author
Teacher
Dream Vacation
Israel
Cayman Islands
Family Activity
Card games
Hiking and educational science activities (like growing crystals or having an ant farm)
Flower / Plant
Saguaro Cactus
Purple flower butterfly bush
Food
Pizza
Hamburgers and Stroganoff
Form of Exercise
Basketball
Swimming and dancing to Just Dance
Fruit
Strawberry
Raspberry
Game
Risk
Trouble/Monopoly
Hobby
Collecting Cards
Making personalized children's books for students
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
Angels We Have Heard on High
Angels We Have Heard on High
Holiday Tradition
Spending time with family. Watching football together on Thanksgiving.
Making Christmas cookies with family
Ice Cream
Rocky Road
Chocolate
Junk Food
Tortilla Chips
Cheetos
Leisure Activity
Writing
Reading books
Magazine
Sports Illustrated
People
Memory with a Child
Taking a walk around the pond behind our house with Megan and one of her students as well as his two brothers over the summer.
Making large colored crystals with my second grade class.
Memory with Spouse
Going hiking with Megan in Sedona
Walking around the Public Market in Seattle or traveling to Galveston, Texas, or snorkeling in Key West, Florida
Movie
Office Space
Princess Bride
Movie Munchie
Peanut M&Ms
Carmel Popcorn
Movie Quote
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." from The Godfather
"Can we make bunkbed? We do so many activities!" from Step Brothers
Movie Type
Comedy
Comedy and Thriller
Musical
West Side Story
Phantom of the Opera
Musical Group
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Macklemore and the Black Eyed Peas
Nursery Rhyme
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Olympic Event
Men's Basketball
Men's Basketball and Swimming
Personal Hero
Jesus Christ
My mom
Play
Death of a Salesman
It's a Wonderful Life
Poet
Edgar Allen Poe or Langston Hughes
Emily Dickenson and Jewel
Quality about my Spouse
Love for her students
Intelligence and responsibility
Quote
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persis
"Don't worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."
Restaurant
Outback
Panera Bread
Sandwich
Chicken, Bacon, Ranch
Chicken Salad
Scripture
James 2:17: "So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead."
"Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13
Shopping Store
Target
Kohl's
Song
"Do It Again" by Elevation Worship
"Don't Worry, Be Happy"
Sport to Play
Basketball
Cross Country
Sport to Watch
Basketball, Football, Soccer
Basketball
Sports Star
Kevin Garnett
Devin Booker
Sports Team
Green Bay Packers, San Francisco Giants, Liverpool FC, Arizona Wildcats
Phoenix Suns
Subject in School
History
Math
Superhero
Batman
Superman
Thing to Cook
Grill hamburgers
Banana Bread
Time of Day
Night
Evening
Tradition
Spending time with family on Christmas
Saying what we're grateful for around the table at dinner
TV Show
Chicago P.D.
The Big Bang Theory
TV Show Character
Sgt. Voight
Alex from Grey's Anatomy
Type of Music
Hip-Hop and Classic Rock
Pop
Vacation Spot
Key West, Florida
Jamaica
Video Game
FIFA, 2K, Madden
Roblox

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