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About Us/Me

Hello! We are Stephen and Sheila, here is a little bit of our story: We both grew up in Ohio but have lived in Michigan, California, and New York throughout our marriage. We now reside near Columbus, OH. Stephen grew up near Toledo with his parents and four younger brothers.  Sheila grew up near Canton with her parents and three younger siblings. We met in college at The University of Toledo in 2005. We had mutual friends and grew a friendship through a campus ministry we were both involved in. In the Spring of 2006 when we were in Mississippi helping the community rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, we began dating. We were married one and a half years later!  We've been married for 11 years and have three children and one dog. We live in a quiet suburb outside of Columbus with great neighbors with kids, several parks, and a little fish pond that our children like to explore. Stephen works for a technology company and Sheila stays home with our children. Prior to staying home, Sheila was a full time nanny and preschool teacher. Our family, friends, and faith are important to us and also provide a wonderful support network. The first half of our marriage we lived in California and enjoyed spending our free time hiking, going to the beach, and dining out at local restaurants. Stephen likes to go running, barbecuing, and playing basketball with the kids. Sheila enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with those she cares about. We enjoying creating memories with our children whether it be family trips to the beach, going to the zoo or having a family movie night at home on a Friday. After 3 years of marriage we decided we wanted to grow our family through adoption. We pursued international adoption in 2010. After two years, our oldest two children came home from Ethiopia. Several moves later we found ourselves in Buffalo, New York and became foster parents. We had the honor of loving and caring for a few newborns who were reunified with their families before our youngest joined our family. We don’t know where or who this next journey will lead us to but we are looking forward to it.

 

About You

We know this is a difficult and maybe even a confusing time for you while you are trying to figure out the best option for you and your sweet baby. We hope that you feel loved and supported throughout this entire journey. We admire you for choosing life and for considering adoption. If you decide to make an adoption plan, we want to assure you that we promise to respect you and whatever level of openness you want to have with your child. We promise to love and adore your child with all of our hearts and to provide a safe and happy home. We are praying for you and your precious baby throughout your pregnancy and that you will have such peace with whatever decision you make.

 

About Us/Me

Hello! We are Stephen and Sheila, here is a little bit of our story: We both grew up in Ohio but have lived in Michigan, California, and New York throughout our marriage. We now reside near Columbus, OH. Stephen grew up near Toledo with his parents and four younger brothers.  Sheila grew up near Canton with her parents and three younger siblings. We met in college at The University of Toledo in 2005. We had mutual friends and grew a friendship through a campus ministry we were both involved in. In the Spring of 2006 when we were in Mississippi helping the community rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, we began dating. We were married one and a half years later!  We've been married for 11 years and have three children and one dog. We live in a quiet suburb outside of Columbus with great neighbors with kids, several parks, and a little fish pond that our children like to explore. Stephen works for a technology company and Sheila stays home with our children. Prior to staying home, Sheila was a full time nanny and preschool teacher. Our family, friends, and faith are important to us and also provide a wonderful support network. The first half of our marriage we lived in California and enjoyed spending our free time hiking, going to the beach, and dining out at local restaurants. Stephen likes to go running, barbecuing, and playing basketball with the kids. Sheila enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with those she cares about. We enjoying creating memories with our children whether it be family trips to the beach, going to the zoo or having a family movie night at home on a Friday. After 3 years of marriage we decided we wanted to grow our family through adoption. We pursued international adoption in 2010. After two years, our oldest two children came home from Ethiopia. Several moves later we found ourselves in Buffalo, New York and became foster parents. We had the honor of loving and caring for a few newborns who were reunified with their families before our youngest joined our family. We don’t know where or who this next journey will lead us to but we are looking forward to it.

About you

We know this is a difficult and maybe even a confusing time for you while you are trying to figure out the best option for you and your sweet baby. We hope that you feel loved and supported throughout this entire journey. We admire you for choosing life and for considering adoption. If you decide to make an adoption plan, we want to assure you that we promise to respect you and whatever level of openness you want to have with your child. We promise to love and adore your child with all of our hearts and to provide a safe and happy home. We are praying for you and your precious baby throughout your pregnancy and that you will have such peace with whatever decision you make.