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Andy & Stefany

We consider parenthood to be one of the greatest blessings and joys we have in this life. We are so excited to be on this journey of adoption and look forward with great anticipation for that new bundle of joy to love. We see you as the hero of our adoption journey, and we have been praying for you as you consider your options.

About Us

Andy
Stefany
Job
Engineer
Stay-at-Home Mom
Education
Master's Degree in Automotive Technology
Associate's Degree in Business Administration & Professional Pastry Chef
Children
Helen, Ruth
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Family Traditions

Matching Christmas Pajamas

Stefany grew up with lots of family traditions, so we do our best to create new traditions for our family! Stefany loves decorating the home for all the different holidays, but especially Christmas. Our tradition is to go cut a fresh cedar tree for our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. We all bundle up, and go look for the perfect tree together. The smell of freshly baked Christmas cookies, and cedar tree is one of our favorite things! Stefany, the girls, and her mother get together each year to bake traditional cookies that her Grandma made. She also makes cinnamon rolls to give to the neighbors. Every Christmas Eve, we go to Christmas Eve Church services, get matching pajamas for the girls and we open our stockings. Christmas morning we wake up and enjoy fresh cinnamon rolls and spiced fruit before opening Christmas gifts together. Then we spend the remainder of Christmas and New Years going back and forth between the grandparents' homes where all our families get together. It's always so festive and fun!

Fun Facts About Us

Stefany's Baking Creation

About Stefany:

  • I graduated from high school in a class of just 13 people! My schooling and education were amazing, where the teachers never allowed us to fall through the cracks.
  • I come from a HUGE extended family, mostly who live in Oregon. I have over 80 first cousins. We are all still pretty close!
  • I grew up on a farm. We had bottle calves, kittens, and a dog.
  • I spent four years living overseas in Tajikistan before I met Andy. I started a cooking school for women in crisis. Made some of the best friends of my life there. The cooking school is still running by local lady and they started a cafe! My recipes are still used, and I still am on the board of the local NGO.
  • I'm a pastry chef and studied in Portland, Oregon. While there, I got to spend weekends with my grandma. I'll always treasure that.
  • Andy Building a Truck Engine

    About Andy:

  • I've built two engines from scratch. One for my 1968 Chevelle and the other for my 1968 Chevy truck.
  • I love fishing, and once a year I like to go on a fishing trip to the Boundary Waters where it's just me, nature, friends, and God. No screens.
  • I've broken 11 bones. I fell out of a treehouse when I was a kid and broke several in my head.
  • Snicker Bars are my weakness!
  • I'm related to Davey Crockett.
  • Cultural Diversity

    We love all cultures and the diversity of them. Some of our best friends are from different cultures as Stefany lived overseas for several years and Andy has also worked with people of all different cultures over the past 14 years. We also have relatives who have adopted transracially, and we have learned much from them AND their children.

    We love to learn and are looking forward to learning about the culture of our new child and the background that he or she comes from. We want to celebrate the differences in our cultures and teach our children that while our cultures are different, we are all a miracle from God and that we love them with our whole hearts.

    Although small, our community is really amazing and diverse. There are many different cultural backgrounds here and it is likely that our child will grow up with others who have similar backgrounds as he or she does.

    Photos

    Stefany + Andy
    Stefany + Andy
    Building a Snowman
    Building a Snowman
    Happy Together
    Happy Together
    Traveling in Beautiful Turkey
    Traveling in Beautiful Turkey
    Out to Dinner
    Out to Dinner
    Stefany in Thailand
    Stefany in Thailand
    Braving the Cold & Hiking in Iowa
    Braving the Cold & Hiking in Iowa
    Daddy Teaching Helen How to Ride Her Bike
    Daddy Teaching Helen How to Ride Her Bike
    Grandma's Pumpkin Patch is the Best!
    Grandma's Pumpkin Patch is the Best!
    Anniversary Trip
    Anniversary Trip
    Hiking in Oregon
    Hiking in Oregon
    Helping Grandma With Dessert
    Helping Grandma With Dessert
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    Stefany in Thailand
    Stefany in Thailand
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    Braving the Cold & Hiking in Iowa
    Braving the Cold & Hiking in Iowa
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    Daddy Teaching Helen How to Ride Her Bike
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    Grandma's Pumpkin Patch is the Best!
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    Anniversary Trip
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    Hiking in Oregon
    Hiking in Oregon
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    Helping Grandma With Dessert
    Helping Grandma With Dessert

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Cozy Home

    We live a cute, cozy home in a wonderful small town filled with values that we love.

    Our home is a great place to raise a family and we have enjoyed living here. We spend lots of time in the kitchen because to us, its where so many memories are made!

    Splash Park

    While our town may be small, it takes great pride in its parks and recreation. Our house is located just down the street from a fun splash park. Our children visit there regularly in the summertime! Our favorite places to frequent are the aquatic center, the multiple parks, library, and new bike trails. Our community also has a recreational center, loves the rodeo, rodeo parade, and Christmas window opening festivities.

    Our schools and teachers are wonderful and kids won't get lost in the cracks. We love that!

    We regularly attend church and help in different ministries. Our church is very involved in our community and very supportive of adoption and outreach to those in need. Each summer our church holds a giant music festival and concert where multiple popular Christian musicians come. There are many food trucks and the children love the bouncy castles.

    Our town is not far from larger cities that are easy and fun to visit when we like.

    Our Extended Families

    Stefany's Family

    Family is very important to us and we are very close. Both of our parents live only 15 minutes away. Stefany's parents live on a farm and we love spending lots of time there, playing, gardening, and hanging out. Stefany's brother, Brandon, and family also live close in the country. They have two children and we do lots with them. Stefany's sister, Angela, and family live in Illinois and we love to go visit them! Andy's sister, Mollie, and husband also live close by.

    Andy's Parents

    With our families living so close, we do lots together. Sunday evening meals together are a common occurrence. Our kids love to have sleepovers at their grandparents. Holidays are always a warm and festive time together. The grandparents are eager to invest in our children's lives and we couldn't be more blessed with the closeness of our family.

    Our entire family is so excited and supportive of our pursuit of adoption and look forward to lots of snuggles and love to pass on to our bundle of joy!

    From Us to You

    We are so thankful and humbled that you have taken time to consider us and learn about us. Thank you for allowing us to share about ourselves. We know the journey you are on is filled with choices and major decisions to be made. We promise to give your child a safe, unconditional loving, compassionate home. Know, we are regularly praying for you and the little one.

    God brought Andy and I together 7 years ago and we were married October of 2014. We were match-made by Andy's Grandma, and our first date equaled love at first sight. Stefany fell in love with Andy's heart of service, kindness, and humility. Andy fell in love with Stefany's sweet personality, blue eyes, smile, and servant heart. One of the fun things we have in common is we are both "foodies" and love cooking together and trying new things. While we enjoyed our first 3 years of marriage together without children, we both have always had it on our hearts to grow our family biologically as well as adoption. Helen was born in 2017 and Ruth just 20 months later. Not long ago, we simultaneously knew in our hearts we were ready to start the adoption process to complete our family. Our girls bring us so much laughter and joy.

    Parenthood has definitely grown us and we want to be the best possible parents that God has intended us to be. We are not perfect parents, but we do the best we can and want the absolute best for our children. We value the importance of teaching by example, saying "sorry", teaching respect, strong work ethic, good Christian morals, serving others and doing everything with love. Our favorite things to do as a family are read books together, go on mini-vacations, and play outdoors whether it be in the snow or water, and hang out with grandparents and family!

    Our plan and goal is to move to the country not far from where Stefany grew up. It's very beautiful and peaceful there. We hope to have a large garden, a few acres for the kids to explore and play, a fruit orchard, and a few animals such as chickens. The girls have been wishing for a puppy and so are dreaming of that as well!

    Andy works in engineering for a local business. He has worked in engineering for the past 14 years and absolutely loves his job. Stefany is a stay at home mom as well as Cake Baker from home. She loves the fact she gets to stay home and invest in her children as well as pursue her God-given talent in baking. Her favorite thing is baking cakes for her girls and family.

    We will share with you your child's mile stones, experiences (even his/her birthday cake!) and growth through pictures and letters if you desire. You are the hero to our adoption story and we will share that with your child. We will keep you in our prayers regularly, and be you will be reflected positively to him/her. You are loved, your baby is loved, and your strength is applauded.

    Andy & Stefany

    Favorites

    Andy
    Stefany
    Actor
    Kevin Costner
    Denzel Washington
    Actress
    Julia Roberts
    Sandra Bollock
    Animal
    Grizzly Bear
    Dog
    Author
    C.S Lewis
    JK Rowling
    Book
    Mere Christianity
    Kite Runner
    Candy Bar
    Snickers
    Butterfinger
    Cartoon
    Wile E. Coyote
    Ben and Jerry
    Childhood Memory
    Spending time at my grandparents' farm
    Family Vacation to Oregon
    Childhood Toy
    Tool Box
    My Doll
    Children's Book
    Sam I Am
    The Little Critters
    City
    Istanbul
    Istanbul
    Classic Movie
    The Birds
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Color
    Blue
    Blue
    Day of Week
    Friday
    Saturday
    Dessert
    Tiramisu
    More Chocolate the Better
    Disney Movie
    Old Yeller
    Beauty and the Beast
    Dream Car
    1955 Chevy
    Cadillac Escalade
    Dream Job
    Car Fabricator/Builder
    Chocolatier
    Dream Vacation
    Alaska
    Patagonia
    Family Activity
    Eating Supper Together
    Just being together
    Flower / Plant
    Lilac
    Sunflower
    Food
    Corned Beef and Cabbage
    Steak
    Form of Exercise
    Hard Work Outdoors
    Hiking
    Fruit
    Apricots
    Pineapple
    Game
    Pitch
    Scatagories
    Hobby
    Car fabrication / mechanics
    Baking or Gardening
    Holiday
    Thanksgiving
    Christmas
    Holiday Song
    Happy Holidays
    Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel
    Holiday Tradition
    Eating
    Christmas Baking
    Ice Cream
    Tin Roof Sundae
    Cookies and Cream
    Junk Food
    Donuts
    Donuts
    Leisure Activity
    Fishing
    Reading
    Magazine
    Hot Rod
    Food Network
    Memory with a Child
    Their first time saying "I love you"
    First Smile
    Memory with Spouse
    Our First Date
    When he first told me he loved me!
    Movie
    Dancing with Wolves
    The Hunger Games
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn
    Popcorn
    Movie Quote
    "How does the Positraction in a Plymouth Work?... It just doesn't"
    "I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense I knew nothing about what to do." - Michael Scott
    Movie Type
    Mystery/Suspense
    Mystery/Suspense
    Musical
    Okloahom
    Sound of Music
    Musical Group
    Chris Stapleton
    Casting Crowns
    Nursery Rhyme
    Humpty Dumpty
    Humpty Dumpty
    Olympic Event
    Skiing
    Winter Figure Skating
    Personal Hero
    My Dad
    My Grandpa Al
    Play
    Okloahom
    Much Ado about Nothing
    Poet
    Don't Read Poetry
    Roald Dahl
    Quality about my Spouse
    Her Grit
    His patience
    Quote
    "A problem well state, is a problem half solved." My Dad
    "Focus on the Greatness of God rather than the greatness of the problem." - Ron Hutchcraft
    Restaurant
    Rays Coastal Cafe, Augusta GA
    Al Sham (Arabic)
    Sandwich
    Fried Tenderloin
    French Dip
    Scripture
    James 1:2-5
    Hebrews 6:19
    Shopping Store
    Cabelas
    Target
    Song
    Decoration Day - Drive by Truckers
    Worthy (Elevation Worship)
    Sport to Play
    Basketball
    Volleyball
    Sport to Watch
    Football
    Football
    Sports Star
    Dale Earnhardt Jr
    Patrick Mahomes
    Sports Team
    KC Chiefs
    Kansas City Chiefs
    Subject in School
    Shop
    Literature
    Superhero
    Superman
    Superman
    Thing to Cook
    Fajitas
    Grilled Pizza or Bread
    Time of Day
    Supper
    Evening
    Tradition
    Family Praying Together
    Meals around the Table
    TV Show
    Longmire
    Longmire
    TV Show Character
    Ron Swanson
    Ron Swanson
    Type of Music
    Southern Rock
    Country
    Vacation Spot
    Boundary Waters Canoe Area - Minnesota
    Black Butte Ranch, Oregon

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