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Mitchell & Stephanie

Hello! Thank you so much for checking out our profile. We have been working for so long to prepare our home for a child, and we are so grateful for your consideration. We know that we can provide a home filled with love, understanding, and support. We enjoy playing games together and creating fun experiences. We're very excited to share that fun with our future family.

About Us

Senior Manager
Future Stay-at-Home Mom
Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Media Journalism
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Legally Married

Type of Education We Will Provide

Holi Festival of Color With Friends

Education is especially important to us. First, we live in the best school district in the state, and we believe in public education to help prepare our child for adulthood. We will encourage our child to study and challenge themselves.

Second, we also believe in enriching hobbies for personal growth. By this we mean studying nature, the arts, learning how to read and play music, participating in sports, and traveling to teach children about life and the world around us. It's about appreciating beauty and expression and learning about other cultures, and these hobbies were vital to us as we were growing up.

Third, we plan to start an education fund to celebrate the adoption of our baby. We want them to be able to study whatever they need to in order to have the career that they want – without worrying about funding.

Lastly, we know that we are the ultimate resource for our child. We will always be there to listen, teach, and support them as they journey through their lives.

Our Leisure Time

Our Obsession With Collectables

We enjoy doing Lego builds and playing video games together. We also collect a lot of nerdy paraphernalia, like Funko Pops, Tubbz Rubber Ducks from our favorite franchises, and Lego Pokémon. Mitchell has collected the Pokémon cards for years, and he has some rare ones. We've had fun sharing with our nephew who recently discovered Pokémon, and we look forward to sharing with our own little one.

Working out is important to Mitchell. He runs to relieve stress. Together, we are going to be doing a Tough Mudder this fall.

We also like to go to the theater together, hiking and kayaking (love being outdoors), and visiting touristy places. We go to a lot of baseball games, and we have a plan to visit all the ballparks in the U.S. We go to concerts, cultural festivals, and nerdy conventions.

Stephanie volunteers at the local theater. She prefers the shows for school field trips because the littles love to talk about all their favorite shows, and they get so excited about the stage decorations and the costumes! She also volunteers at the local women's shelter and donates food to the local children's shelter a couple times a year.

Adoption in Our Family

Stephanie has extended family that has adopted. One of her cousins was from an open adoption situation. He has always known he was adopted, and his birth mother has been a part of his life from a young age. When he became an adult, he traveled to his birth country to meet her in person. For this reason (and many others), Stephanie's family is open and supportive of adoption.

One of Stephanie's aunts adopted from foster care. Her adopted daughters have always been a part of the family, and they have been since they were first placed with Stephanie's aunt. In their case, parental rights had been terminated. They are working through their past in counseling and leaning on family to heal.

Both of our families are open and loving, and they have expressed their excitement as we work on this next step to grow our family.


Celebrating Our Anniversary
Celebrating Our Anniversary
Mitchell Running a Half Marathon
Mitchell Running a Half Marathon
Climbing Grandfather Mountain
Climbing Grandfather Mountain
Happy Together
Happy Together
Seeing Hamilton
Seeing Hamilton
49ers Game
49ers Game
Hike Down the Beach
Hike Down the Beach
Golden Gate in the Fog
Golden Gate in the Fog
With Curious George at Universal Studios
With Curious George at Universal Studios
Mitchell Meets the Master Chief
Mitchell Meets the Master Chief
Stephanie's Reading Nook
Stephanie's Reading Nook
Pikachu Hats
Pikachu Hats
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Celebrating Our Anniversary
Celebrating Our Anniversary
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Mitchell Running a Half Marathon
Mitchell Running a Half Marathon
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Climbing Grandfather Mountain
Climbing Grandfather Mountain
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Happy Together
Happy Together
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Seeing Hamilton
Seeing Hamilton
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49ers Game
49ers Game
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Hike Down the Beach
Hike Down the Beach
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Golden Gate in the Fog
Golden Gate in the Fog
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With Curious George at Universal Studios
With Curious George at Universal Studios
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Mitchell Meets the Master Chief
Mitchell Meets the Master Chief
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Stephanie's Reading Nook
Stephanie's Reading Nook
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Pikachu Hats
Pikachu Hats

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

We love our neighborhood! The complex was built to be natural with all the landscaping being local flora, and it looks beautiful when it rains. There are a lot of families, and there is a strong biking community with parks to ride in for the little ones. We have a heated pool and lots of picnic space to hang out outside. We live next to a large trail system, and we like to go hiking a lot.

Neighborhood Pool

The city has a strong art vibe, and the trail covers a lot of the art installations. The town center is close by, and there are lots of restaurants and local shops. We enjoy walking to the farmer's market on weekends and grabbing some fresh ingredients to cook our evening meal.

We chose this complex because it is in the best school district in the state. We were planning ahead for when our child will be ready for elementary school. The apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a large living room, and an open kitchen. The best feature is a rooftop loft whose entrance is inside the apartment. We spend a lot of time up there because we have our entertainment stuff set up upstairs.

Our Extended Families

Stephanie & Andrea Kayaking

Stephanie: Family gatherings are a little chaotic in my family. The family is multi-national, and the conversation is usually in at least three languages (usually Portuguese, Spanish, and English). We love the outdoors and tend to do picnics or float trips (kayaking on the river) together. When I hang out with my sister, we like to go hiking with her kids or to baseball games. When our spouses join us too, we like to have a firepit outside and eat/talk/listen to Irish pub songs. My brother and I are close even though he lives pretty far away. We like to play games together online. Mitchell and I live close to my parents. They both work at a charter school that specializes in Math and Science (for college preparedness), and they already help my nephews with learning.

Mitchell's Family

Mitchell: We are very close with my mother, step father, and younger brother. We talk on the phone regularly and hold family gatherings throughout the year. During these get togethers, we enjoy playing board/card games, watching shows/movies, and cooking. All of them are very excited that we have started this journey to bring a child to our family.

From Us to You

Thank you for taking the time to read this! We have been thinking about who might see this, and we are hoping that you are at peace about your decision to consider adoption. We know that what you are going through is hard, and we want to be the easiest part of this process. We are sending you all of our positive thoughts and hope that the anxiety your experiencing now is eased over time.

It's a given that no matter what, you are going to worry about your child's future happiness, but we want to alleviate some of the concern where possible. We are looking for an open adoption, and we will provide letters and pictures (physical copies in the mail, but we are happy to text or email too). We are open to future visits too if that is something you would be interested in. To us, the ideal situation would be for our child to know that we are all supporting them and cheering them on as they grow -- like extended family.

We plan to be open and honest with our child about their adoption, and we have bought a couple of children's books that help explain adoption in a way children can understand. Also, we will tell them about how incredibly brave we think you are. To us, considering adoption shows that you want what is best for your child, regardless of what you ultimately decide to do.

We want our child to know that their birth mother loves them, we love them, and their extended family loves them. We will make sure that our child knows that they were anticipated, searched for, and wanted with all of our hearts.

We have been together for a decade and married for seven years now. We've been trying to have a baby for almost six years now. We have gone through the pain of miscarriage and the doctor visits for information on infertility treatments, but we knew that the treatments weren't the route for us. Letting go of the dream of having a biological child was difficult, but we are completely invested in adoption as THE option for us now.

The dream of 'our child' is still alive. To us, there is no difference between having a biological child to raise and adopting a child to raise. We want to share our life and knowledge with a baby and watch them grow. We want to show our child the world through travel, guide them through school, and cheer for them when they leave the house to build their own life.

We look forward to the day that we will be parents and promise to provide a safe space for them to have a happy life.

Thank you for considering us as potential parents for your baby. We know that you have a difficult journey ahead, and we will keep you in our thoughts as you make your decision.

Kind regards,

Mitchell & Stephanie


Andy Samberg
Patrick Stewart
Anna Kendrick
Kate Mckinnon
J.R.R. Tolkien
Georgette Heyer
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Pride & Prejudice
Candy Bar
3 Musketeers
Milky Way Midnight
Bob's Burger
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Childhood Memory
LAN Parties
Riding an elephant at the circus
Childhood Toy
Pizza Hut Barbie
Children's Book
The Phantom Tollbooth
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles
Orlando, Florida
Classic Movie
Mulberry Purple
Day of Week
Chocolate Cheesecake
Strawberry Cheesecake
Disney Movie
Dream Car
Volkswagen Beetle
Dream Job
Dream Vacation
European Port Hop
Family Activity
Game night
Flower / Plant
Red blossom tree
Chicken Picatta
Form of Exercise
Circuit Training
Among Us
Stardew Valley
Lego Building
Holiday Song
Nutcracker Suite
Silent Night
Holiday Tradition
Visiting Mom's house for Thanksgiving
Singing Carols by Candlelight
Ice Cream
Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Bunny Tracks
Junk Food
Chips and dip
Oatmeal Creme Pies
Leisure Activity
The Nerdist
Memory with a Child
Playing Smash Bros with my nephew
Teaching my toddler cousin the alphabet
Memory with Spouse
Running on the beach in the rain
Running on the beach in the rain
Return of the Jedi
Anne of Green Gables
Movie Munchie
Salted/buttered popcorn
Popcorn & Icee
Movie Quote
"Stay Excellent" - from Easy A
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there" - from Alice in Wonderland
Movie Type
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Man of La Mancha
Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog
Musical Group
Coheed & Cambria
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars
Humpty Dumpty
Olympic Event
Personal Hero
Sir Ian McKellen
Patrick Stewart
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Matty Bennett
Quality about my Spouse
"Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not" - Iroh, Avatar The Last Airbender
"I can be changed by what happens to me. I refuse to be reduced by it." - Maya Angelou
Zoe's Kitchen
Azul Tequila
BLT w/ mayo
The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory
"I must do something" always solves more problems than "something must be done"
Shopping Store
Atlas by Coheed & Cambria
My Ordinary Life by The Living Tombstone
Sport to Play
Volley ball
Sport to Watch
eSports League of Legends
Sports Star
C9 Sneaky
Yadier Molina
Sports Team
Kansas City Chiefs
St. Louis Cardinals
Subject in School
Music Theory
Miraculous Ladybug
Thing to Cook
Time of Day
Weekly game nights with friends
Going to musicals for my birthday
TV Show
TV Show Character
Louise Belcher (Bob's Burgers)
David Rose from Schitt's Creek
Type of Music
Vacation Spot
Universal Studios
Video Game
Fire Emblem
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

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