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A Letter from Sterling & Lisa

Hello! We’re a multi-cultural couple excited to become first-time parents! Our favorite thing to do is have people over for great food and fun or heartfelt conversation. We love staying connected to those we love. As a mixed-race couple we will make an amazing team as parents, loving and supporting our child in every way we can.

Lisa is proud of her family’s Korean background and we look forward embracing your child’s heritage too. We’d love to share our lives with your child, and welcome a relationship with you too, if you’d like that.

Our Story

We found each other through a Christian Facebook group for singles. Soon after we started chatting, we discovered we had a lot in common AND lived only 15 minutes from each other. It felt meant to be and we were married 11 months later! We’re best friends excited to see where our story leads next.

What we love doing together:
• Play board games and corn hole
• Cook and grill
• Watch reruns of Star Trek
• Take walks and go on trail hikes
• Bible study with our church family
• Visit historical places
• Bowling

About Lisa

I work for my family’s food business and when we adopt, I will become a stay-at-home mom.

What Sterling Loves About Lisa: Lisa is a loving and fun spouse who pays attention to details and truly cares for others. She has so much joy when she is around children and I know she will be a nurturing, involved mother.

Lisa enjoys:
• Cooking & baking for others
• Board games
• Hosting parties at home
• Going to the mountains with family

About Sterling

I am a fitter working in many roles at a Navy shipyard’s welding school.

What Lisa Loves About Sterling: Sterling is a loyal, hardworking, and always looking for ways to help others. He can be goofy at times, too! He loves playing games with his nieces and nephews or playing ball with the children at church. Sterling will be a fun and attentive father!

Sterling enjoys:
• Playing classic video games
• Fixing things around the house
• Volunteering with a men’s group from church
• Reading

Our Home in Virginia

We live in a brick, ranch-style home in a quiet neighborhood. There are 3 bedrooms and a large living space and kitchen that are great for entertaining and hosting friends and family. We have a big back yard with room for a playset one day. We enjoy taking care of our home (even chores) and having people over to play games or eat Lisa’s homemade feasts.

We love living near the city and the country, with options of for the fun activities and attractions that the city offers, but also the peacefulness and privacy of open country spaces. This is a beautiful place to raise a family!

Our Families

We stay close to our families, who live nearby and out of state. Both sets of our parents are a big part of our lives. We love getting together to vacation, hike, have dinner, and play games. Between us we have six nieces and three nephews (one of whom was adopted!), so our future child will have awesome cousins to grow up with. Everyone has been so supportive of our plans to adopt!

Our Promise

We are honored to share a little about the life we’d love to share with your child. We will make sure your child knows how loved he or she is. Your child will be our priority and we will honor our family’s adoption story from day one.

As parents we will…
• Give your child a caring and supportive home.
• Share Lisa’s Korean culture and our family values.
• Model God’s love for us and raise him or her in our Christian faith.
• Celebrate your child’s background & make new traditions together.
• Speak lovingly of you and how our family came together.
• Support your child in his or her goals and interests.
• Share an open adoption and keep in touch throughout your child’s life, including visits, however you’re comfortable.

We hope to learn more about you soon. Thank you for considering us! Call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Thoughtfully, Sterling & Lisa

Learn More About Sterling & Lisa

  Sterling Lisa
Our EducationSome CollegeBachelor's Degree of Science in Biology
Our ProfessionsShip FitterFood Safety Manager
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasian Korean-Caucasian
Some of Sterling & Lisa's Favorites
Sports ActivityTennisBowling
FoodMexican or ItalianKorean
MovieLord of the RingsWhile You Were Sleeping
AnimalCat or dogCat
MusicClassic Rock or Contemporary Christian HymnsContemporary Christian Hymns or 80's Pop
Just for Fun ActivityPlaying retro video gamesHelping at the rescue mission
HobbyFixing things or grilling outBaking and cooking
More About Our Family
What matters to us

We value faith, loved ones, and hard work. Helping others, living a faith-centered life, and being an active part of the lives of people we love, are important to us.

Our Cat

Jasper is our new kitten who is already a sweet and playful addition to our family!

Family traditions we'd love to share with our child

• Our yearly vacation to the mountains with Lisa’s family
• Cooking Korean foods from Lisa's family (secret!) recipes
• Family dinners and game nights
• Visiting Lisa's relatives in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee

Fun Facts

Sterling: I’m an Eagle Scout who has hiked 100 miles through the New Mexican Rockies.

Lisa: Baking cheesecakes is one of my specialties. And, I'm a twin!

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

Newborn up to 2 years old




Boy or Girl

Sibling Group

Up to 4 years old

In Closing

Thank you for learning about us! We would be honored to provide your child with a life of love, faith, and family who will always be there for him or her. If you'd like, it would be great to get to know you and learn more about the future you want for your child. We will gladly keep in touch with you, if you're comfortable, and you'll always hold a special place in our hearts.

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