Hello! Thank you so much for not only taking the time to learn about us but also considering us as you make the difficult decision as to who will parent your child. We hope that you will be able to see the love we have for each other, our families, and our future child. We are beyond excited to become parents and welcome a child into our home and family.

Since becoming married, we always knew that someday we would like to adopt, even if we had children of our own. After trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for several years, we decided to start the adoption process rather than pursue fertility treatment. We know in our hearts that God has called us to adopt, and we cannot wait to meet the child he has chosen for us.

We want you to know how much love and respect we have for you already. We cannot imagine what a difficult decision this is for you, and we pray for you daily as you journey through this process. We know you want what is best for your child, and we pray that you will find us to be all that you hope for your child.

Mike was born in North Dakota, and Stephanie in Michigan. We met nine years ago, while in college at Black Hills State University. We started dating soon after meeting and knew early on that we would end up together. After 6 months, Mike proposed, and we were married on July 18, 2009. Family is extremely important to us and we cannot wait to add a child to ours. We are both educators and are passionate about teaching children about all aspects of life.

Steph about Mike: Mike is the love of my life and the most beautiful person I know, both inside and out. Mike is adventurous and loves being outdoors. He is incredibly devoted to his family, friends, and faith making these the foundation of all his relationships. I know he will be an excellent father.

Mike about Steph: Steph has a fun, imaginative, and loving personality. She will be a wonderful mom as kids are naturally drawn to her. She loves baking, being creative, bonfires, camping, and playing board games. Steph is strong, kind, and loyal and is never afraid to try new things.

We have two amazing pets. Boots is our eight year old, mischievous cat who loves to take naps with Steph. Scout is our one-year-old yellow lab who loves to play fetch and cuddle.

We would be thrilled to welcome a child of any race or gender into our lives. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful area and to be a part of a loving church family. We have a wonderful community of friends, with small children, and families who are very excited to welcome the child God has for us into their lives.

More than anything, you need to know that we will love your child unconditionally and will devote our lives to providing them with all the love, security, and joy we can offer. We want your child to always know where he or she came from and the integral part you

have in their life. We plan to raise our child with a love and appreciation for you and the sacrifice you are making for them. This child will be loved beyond measure, and will know the love you have for them. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us. We will be praying for you.

With Love,

Mike & Stephanie