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Domestic Adoption

Dear Expectant Parent,

Although we have not met, we are praying for you.  May God's love and care for you provide a sense of peace and comfort in difficult times.

For many years we tried to grow our family, but we were unable to conceive due to infertility issues.  At times it has been a struggle to trust God as we experienced the ups and downs of life.  However, through our difficult times, God led us on the beautiful path of adoption.  We feel blessed to have adopted a baby girl in 2016 and now look forward to expanding our family again.

Our story began twelve years ago when we met at church. Steph was love struck right away.  However, it took Ryan a little longer to get the hint.  We dated for a year and a half before we got married in June 2008.

Naomi, our daughter, was born in July 2016.  We stay in contact with her birth family and would be delighted to do the same with you (if you would like to do so).  We spend a lot of time with extended family and our church family throughout the week.  They are all very supportive of adoption.  Our faith in Jesus is the most important part of our lives.

Some of our favorite things to do together are cooking, hiking, running, eating ice cream & watching football.  Ryan also loves riding his bicycle around town, while Steph enjoys building relationships and visiting with the local Burmese refugees.

We both share a love for working with young people.  Stephanie used to teach English to elementary students, but now she stays home with our daughter.  Ryan teaches math to high school students at a vocational school.  Ryan is off in the summers and we enjoy spending time together, investing in others, & traveling.

We are honored that you are taking the time to view our profile.  We hope you enjoy getting to know our family! May God hold you close to His heart.

Sincerely,

Ryan & Stephanie

 

 

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