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Meet Steven & Heather

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A Letter from Steven & Heather

Hello! We are Steven and Heather and we live in beautiful south central Texas. We are a loving, kind, supportive couple who enjoy traveling, going on outdoor excursions with our dogs, movie nights, and spending quality time with our family and friends. We can’t wait to become first-time parents through the gift of adoption and share our unconditional love and all that we have with your child. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with any encouragement, kindness, love and support you may need. We would love to hear about your hopes and dreams for your child.

About Us

Our story begins online, where we laughed nearly non-stop and quickly found that we had a lot in common. We learned that we had both left the Pacific Northwest for warmer, sunnier weather in Texas that led to us meeting. We have been married for 6 amazing years!

As a couple, our life together is cozy, quaint, pleasant, and inviting; a relaxed atmosphere known as gezellig in Heather’s Dutch culture. When we venture away from home, we enjoy traveling, especially to our home states of Idaho and Colorado, and exploring our new home of Texas. We love to go on outdoor adventures with our dogs Aisa and Sadie, attend concerts and festivals, watch movies, and entertain family and friends at our home. Ultimately, spending quality time together is a priority.

After experiencing fertility issues, we felt called to grow our family through adoption.  We are excited to lavish our love, guidance, and direction upon our child. We can’t wait to share our love for the outdoors, music, movies and sports. We are eager to watch them grow and thrive in a safe and nurturing home, celebrate precious milestones, and see and experience life through their eyes.

About Steven

According to Heather: Steven is truly a loving, caring, and thoughtful man. He is patient and family-centered, sensitive and kind-hearted. Steven is dedicated to taking care of our family and home. He is my perfect partner because I know I can count on him for helping our lives run smoothly and to be present when needed. During his free time, Steven enjoys playing tennis and video games, watching movies, solving sudoku puzzles, and taking our dogs on walks. Steven is very close to his father and brother. There is not a day that goes by where they do not talk on the phone or game with each other.

Steven will be a wonderful loving father to your child! He is excited to share his love for life, music and movies. He is looking forward to reading bedtime stories, going to the park, playing games, and teaching them how to play tennis.

About Heather

According to Steven: Heather is one of the most loving, kind, and hard-working people I know. She enjoys her job as a teacher and coach, but it is her personal life at our home that she truly cherishes. Heather enjoys spending her free time reading, practicing self-care, spending time outdoors, and traveling to visit family and friends.

She is wonderful with kids and loves spending time with our niece and nephews, and enjoys playing catch, reading to them, baking cookies, and playing at our pool. She is excited to teach our child to love and follow God, the joys of reading, how to bake, grow a garden, and play volleyball and lacrosse.

 

 

 

 

Our Family

We are both blessed to come from loving, supportive families. Heather is very close to her mother and siblings. They speak frequently and Heather recently helped her brother buy a new home and her mom and step-father as they built their new home in Texas. She has five nephews and a niece who love coming for visits! While her family lives from coast to coast, they enjoy vacationing together, visiting with extended family around the country, and celebrating the holidays.

Steven’s family is a loving, close-knit family who enjoys spending time together. Steven’s parents have been married for 45 years and are an amazing example of patience, unconditional love, and compromise. Steven is close to his brother and they talk daily. We visit them as often as possible and enjoy spending our summers and holidays in Idaho at the family’s mountain condo.

Our Home in Texas

Our family home is a calm and peaceful 3-bedroom home in a quiet, gated community with a swimming pool, playground, and highly rated K-12 schools. Our neighbors are friendly and family-oriented, with many children who love to play outside with each other. We are looking forward to attending community gatherings such as movies in the park, game nights, decorating contests, and the Halloween festival and 4th of July parade with our little one. We have a fenced-in yard that is perfect for playing games and tossing a ball around. We have two bedrooms ready to be decorated, furnished, and filled with toys for our child or children.  We are a short drive to three major cities, numerous lakes and rivers, and the lovely gulf coast.

Our Promise

We promise that your child will be raised in a supportive home filled with love, kindness, compassion, and understanding. We will share with your child their story and will always speak of you with respect and love. Your child will receive encouragement and every opportunity to pursue all their hopes and dreams. They will be raised in a loving Christian home where we will celebrate birthdays, holidays, and accomplishments, go on family adventures, eat dinner as a family, attend Sunday services and grow as a family in Christ.

If you would like to learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Steven & Heather

  Steven Heather
Our EducationSome collegeMaster’s degree
Our ProfessionsPart-time Delivery DriverEducator and Coach
Stay-At-HomePart-time (will be home during the work day)No (will be home during all school breaks)
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Steven & Heather's Favorites
Past-timeWatching a movie with family and gamingTraveling and family walks
MovieThe Last of the MohicansIQ
BookAtlas SchruggedWhere the Crawdads Sing
SportTennisSoccer
Dog BreedGolden RetrieverGerman Shepherd
Holiday TraditionWatching Christmas moviesDecorating the tree and baking cookies
CookieSugar CookieChocolate Chunk
More About Our Family
Fun Facts About Us

• Heather loves adventure! She has dived off of cliffs into the ocean and rivers, has ridden a bicycle down the side of a volcano, and SCUBA diving in lakes and the pacific ocean. She has traveled to Mexico, Canada, and Europe with friends and has moved to three different states on her own. Heather does have limits; as she will not try anything that involves falling from the sky.

• Steven once did a backflip off of a bridge into a river. He enjoys Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga and has attended many of their concerts, where he got to do a meet-and-greet with both artists. If there is a T. Swift or Gaga concert, Steven would totally travel or go alone to see them perform!

Our Faith

We believe that Jesus changes everything, and He starts with us.

Our Musical Interest

Steven enjoys classic rock and soft pop. His top three artists are The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga. Heather enjoys many music genres, such as classic rock, country, Christian rock, and alternative. A few of her favorite artists are Luke Bryan, U2, Van Halen, and Journey.

Our Pets

We are huge animal lovers and would rescue as many dogs as we could if we had the space. We currently have three dogs and a cat who are spoiled each and every day. Aisa and Oso are our beautiful and loving German Shepherds. Our Labrador is Sadie, and she is full of life. Our furball is Nikko the cat and he is an independent purring machine.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 18 months old

Twins

Twins would be double the excitement and double the fun!

Gender

Either

Sibling Group

Yes, with oldest up to 4 years old.

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us! We are grateful to have the opportunity to build our family through the gift of adoption. We look forward to meeting and building a relationship with you and would like to share your child’s life and experiences through letters, pictures, and visits, as you prefer and are comfortable with. You are in our prayers. With much love and admiration, Steven and Heather

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