John and Stephanie O’Connor
John: 29 Years Old
Stephanie: 29 Years Old
Pets and Names:
Border Collie (5 years old)- Maggie
Christian (Lutheran- LCMS)
John is Irish, German, and English; Stephanie is Norwegian, German, and English
Connect with Family
For more information, contact adoption social worker Livy Malle at: 414-539-5425 or by email at Livy.Malle@lsswis.org
We want to thank you for taking the time to read our letter and for you to know that we are praying for you-- Prayers of faith and courage as this must be so difficult for you, and peace and comfort knowing it’s all in God’s hands. We couldn’t be more thankful for how loving and selfless you are to consider adoption as part of the future for you and your precious baby.
The Story of Us: We both grew up in the Milwaukee area and met on orientation day of our freshman year of high school. We eventually graduated college together, both in teaching, and were married in 2011. We continue to enjoy spending time together- running, traveling, golfing, trivia nights, and playing cards. Our immediate and extended families are full of teachers too- from early childhood through high school. A love for children runs through many generations! Each year we are blessed with a classroom full of children who are ours for only so long. Every year our hearts ache to fill that empty space waiting for a child to join our family.
Adoption has always been a big part of each of our families. Both of our older sisters were adopted, so it was natural for us to choose to adopt as well when we were unable to conceive. They are SO excited to have this special relationship with their niece/nephew! Everyone who knows about our desire to adopt is full of joy and support for our family and is keeping you in their prayers as well.
We are excited to be in an open adoption program and look forward to finding out what type of relationship you desire. Your child will always know their adoption story, your selfless love, and the special blessing they are to us. We are eager to love, support, and encourage your child to use the gifts and talents that God has given him/her as he/she learns and grows in our family. We look forward to getting to know you! Thank you for transforming our lives and being an answer to our prayer.
God’s continued blessings,
John and Stephanie