Danielle and Steve

This letter is to express our desire to adopt a child. We’ve always wanted a big family and our seven year old son Maxwell always asks when he’s going to become a big brother. We’ve tried several fertility treatments with no success and that’s what led us to The Children’s Home.  We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling but only know that you are very brave. Your gift will allow us to have the family we have always dreamed of. We are comfortable being part of an open adoption but will respect your wishes if that is too hard right now.

Danielle Stephen
Job: Citizens Bank Regional Manager Job: Self-employed
Education: Bachelors in Business from University of Pittsburgh Education: Graduated from Central Catholic
Religion: Catholic Religion: Catholic
Family Info
Pets (and type of pets): Roxy and Maggie- Australian Shepherds
Other Children (yes or no): Yes, Maxwell
Fun fact about your family: We love spending time with family & friends.
As parents, we can’t wait to: Open our hearts and home to another child and provide great opportunities that we as children never had!

We’ve been together for 20 years. Both of us were born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. For the first three years of Maxwell’s life, we lived and operated an organic dairy farm. We currently live in the suburbs of the South Hills area. It’s a wonderful neighborhood with lots of kids. We have an acre of land with plenty of room for children to run and play. We each have a brother and a sister and they all have children. Aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents are always around.

Maxwell is an amazing kid! He’s kind, caring, smart and funny! He loves animals, singing, lacrosse, ice hockey and riding his bike. He laughs loud like his father and dances like his mom.

Spending time together is very important to us. We eat dinner as a family every night and we talk about our day’s highs and lows. In the summer, our favorite moments include boating, swimming, tubing, and enjoying the beautiful mountains in Maryland near our lake house. In the winter we ski and take trips to the beach. We hope to someday own a home in Sarasota, Florida, our favorite place. Music is a big part of our lives and we love to sing and go to concerts and music is always playing in the house.

We appreciate you taking the time to consider us as future parents. We hope that our story and pictures have given you a snapshot of what life would be like growing up in our home. You’re helping us make our dreams become a reality by turning our party of three into a party of four! From the words of Maxwell, “we have big hearts to love, laugh, dance and show the new baby just how much love we have to give”.

To reach us you can contact The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh or you can contact us directly by e-mail at homeofhope2018@outlook.com.

Our Sincerest Appreciation

  Danielle & Steve