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Stephanie & Mavrick
Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us!

While we might not understand what you are going through, we do understand that you have a great love for your child. We hope that throughout this book you will feel that same sense of love coming from us.
Should you choose us, we want you to know that our hearts will welcome not just your baby, but you into our lives as well. We will cherish every moment with your baby and will respect your wishes every step of the way.

We wish you the best on your journey.

With love,

Stephanie and Mavrick

Our Adoption Story & Promise to You

After a couple of years of being married, we felt like it was time for us to start a family of our own. Before we knew it, a year had gone by and we had been unable to get pregnant. We met with a couple of doctors and after reviewing our options for possible fertility treatments, we decided we did not want to go down that path.

We had always known that adoption was an option for us so when we began experiencing infertility, adoption just felt like the right choice for us, as opposed to doing fertility treatments.

If you choose us, we promise to give your child all of our unconditional love and support. We promise to prioritize communication so they will always feel heard and understood. We promise to give them freedom, to grow into whomever they want to be and to express themselves in whatever way suits them best.

Our hearts are filled with love and we are so excited to welcome a little one into our lives.

About Us

We met in middle school, when we were assigned to be partners for a project in our woodshop class. During that time, we quickly became good friends. As friends, we would go out for ice cream, play video games together, and hang out after school. It wasn't until a few years later, when we were nearing the end of high school, that Stephanie asked Mavrick if he had feelings for her.

After we started dating, we continued to do all the same things we did as friends, and also started to go on dinner dates. Soon after we graduated from high school, Mavrick proposed! But because we were so young, we decided to have a longer engagement and hold off for a bit on an actual wedding.

Now that we are married, we still love to play video games together on the weekend. We are pet parents and devoted to our furry/feathered babies. Mavrick enjoys going on long bike rides through the neighborhood and nearby bike trails during the summer. Stephanie enjoys being creative, either through writing, drawing, or painting. We are also a very musical family, and we can be found listening to music or attempting to make our own, lol.

Meet Stephanie
Through Mavrick's Eyes

Stephanie is loving, selfless and devoted. She always puts those who she cares for first, from making sure our fur-babies are well fed and receive more than enough love and attention, to making sure she is always there for others to confide in.

She loves to be around our family and is the first to sit down for game night. She also loves arts and crafts; I can always find her various artwork and projects throughout the house. Stephanie is a huge fan of Halloween; she dresses up every year and decorates the house to make it as spooky as she can. She also gets monthly murder mystery boxes where she works with her mom and sister to solve murder mysteries!

I know Stephanie is going to be the best mother. She is the most caring person I know and I cannot wait to see her as a Mommy one day soon!

Meet Mavrick
Through Stephanie's Eyes

Mavrick is the kind of guy that is very quiet when you meet him, but once you get to know him, he is the person who will always be in your corner and have your back. He is dependable and you can always count on him to make you laugh, especially when you need it the most.

Mavrick is a hard worker and loves his job. When he is not at work, he is working just as hard to keep our lawn and garden maintained or keeping up with his exercise routine. He's also been learning how to play the guitar, so you can often find him tucked away in our music room practicing new chords.

Mavrick is going to be the best father. I know he will always put your baby first and do everything in his power to make sure your baby has the best of everything he/she needs in life, including his unconditional love.

Our Home

We live in a large single-family home in the suburbs just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. Our neighborhood has lots of families with young kids who you can often find at the nearby park or pool. We love checking out all of the events that are happening. Every weekend, there are a couple of food trucks that park at the local pool parking lot and most of the community gathers to grab a delicious meal and hang out.

Inside our home, we have a large kitchen that we adore because it gives us space to cook and bake, without bumping into each other. We also spend a lot of time on the patio when we grill in the summertime. We also have an entire room in the house dedicated to music as well!

Our Furry Family!

Our pets are family too, and we have a full house! We have 4 dogs, 2 guinea pigs and a bird. Our dogs love children and are extremely patient and gentle with them. Our guinea pigs, affectionately referred to as "the pigs" are snuggle bugs that love to be held while we hang out on the couch. Our bird is a chatterbox, and he loves to sing to us all day long and throw in the odd reminder that he is in fact a pretty bird 🙂

Holidays

We are big Halloween fans, especially Stephanie. We dress up every year, carve pumpkins and decorate our house. We look forward to going to the farm near our house to pick out our pumpkins, and to visit all the various Halloween stores to pick up new decorations and costumes. But the best part is giving out candy to the trick-or-treaters and seeing their reactions to our house and our costumes.

We also love Christmas, especially Mavrick. Since getting married, we have worn matching pajamas on Christmas morning every year, and the dogs always get Christmas jammies too. The house gets decorated with two Christmas trees, outside lights, and we always have a traditional Christmas dinner.

Fun Times
Our Loved Ones

Stephanie has two older brothers, an older sister, and a younger sister. From her older siblings, she has 15 nieces and nephews! Her younger sister is still in high school, so that number is bound to go up as the years go by! Her family is spread out all across the map, from Michigan to South Africa to England. However, Stephanie's parents and younger sister live right here in North Carolina, with us!

Mavrick has a younger brother and a younger sister, both of which have no kids yet and live back home in Colorado where the rest of his family lives. We usually make a trip out there once a year to visit everyone and catch up.

As you can see, your baby will have lots of adoring cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents who are so excited to welcome a new little one into our crew! Everyone has been so supportive and really can't wait to share their love with your baby.

Conclusion

Thank you again for reading our book and for getting to know us! We hope this gives you some insight as to who we are and how you and your baby will fit into our lives. We would always be happy to answer any questions you may have.

We again want to wish you the best of luck on your journey. We are thinking of you and wishing you peace as you make what we know cannot be an easy decision.

With Love,
Stephanie & Mavrick