Hello! We are Stephen and Lisa (and our huskies Czar and Ty) and we want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents to your child.
We have been married for almost 12 years and are so ready and excited to grow our family and offer unceasing love, adventure, and happiness to the child we would be so blessed to welcome into our pack.
Faith, family, music, and ambition are what define Stephen’s passion and purpose. Faith – belief that there is a God who loves me (and you!) in ways that defy reason. Family – from my extended family (24 aunts/uncles and 37 first cousins!) to the small family I lead of Lisa and me; the value of family is immeasurable. Music – I’ve been playing and singing in bands for 20 years. I have a whole room dedicated to music where I go to reflect, to unwind, to express, to create. Ambition – always with an entrepreneurial spirit and a competitive attitude, I have advanced my career in the beverage industry to become a Region Manager covering all of southeast Michigan for Monster Energy over the past 12 years.
Lisa got her Bachelor’s degree and now works as a graphic and web designer which is a perfect way of integrating her love for art and computers. It’s a great job that offers so much flexibility and I will be a stay-at-home mom while working part time hours (from home) down the road so I can focus on being a new mother and nurturing our family. I also teach piano out of our home and look forward to fostering a love of music in our children if they have a desire to learn!
There are many things that we like to do together, and each and every single one would get even better if we brought along our child. We love to go hiking, and discover all the local trails and the beauty and serenity of nature. We will also head out to geocache or to a park or downtown area to explore. Our love of movies brought us together when we were dating, and we love to try out new movies or dig into classics either at home or at the theater. You can also catch us enjoying cool evenings in our hot tub and spending time with our families (including many nieces and nephews who are so excited for a new cousin to join the fold)!
One of our absolute favorite things in life is to pursue seasonal activities: carnivals and festivals in the summer, apple orchards and bonfires in the fall, Christmas lights in the winter, gardening in the spring… the list goes on. We love to make special memories and seasonal traditions to make each day of the year count. We can’t wait to grow our traditions as our family grows, and to create a lifetime of treasured experiences and priceless memories for our child.
While there is so much more we want to share about *us*, we want to thank *you* for considering us to care for, support, encourage, and love this child, and thank you for possibly making us parents and changing our lives forever in the absolute best way we could imagine. We are so ready and excited to be parents and promise to give your child a lifetime of happiness and joy, and help them to grow to be the best person they can be.