We have 7 children; 4 birthed from my womb and 3 birthed from my heart! I also have 2 grandsons. My oldest is 21, and my youngest turns 3 in April. Two of our adoptions came through foster care, and one,my youngest, Jonah, came thru Facebook. Jonah had an adoptive family at his birth, but it was discovered he was born with an extra love chromosome -Down syndrome. The family left and they needed a family quick. I knew he was mine, and I knew his name would be Jonah Michael, and that he would have dove eyes for Abba God alone and proclaim His Word. I believe that with all my heart as he loves to worship though he can not speak yet:). The adoption consultant who posted Jonah on Facebook blogged about him and our family, and in four days raised $16,500.00 for Jonah to be adopted by our family!! It’s truly an amazing story, and someday I will write a book! We feel called to adopt a baby girl. We are not fearful of physical or mental issues.
About us… My husband and I are high school sweethearts; we have been married 22 years. We have had our share of struggles but our commitment to honor our marriage covenant is strong! I have always been in love with children, so I have stayed home most of my kids’ young ages. My husband is an electrician. We have always attended church, non-denominational. We have a strong conviction of our children being raised in the church fellowship and believe strongly about standing with Israel. We believe in the family unit. We love family vacations, hiking, camping, music, instruments being taught or learned, beaches, swimming, bike riding, family movie nights, ” I LOVE MY FAMILY” night ( that’s where we all sit down for dinner and share what we love about our family and have a cake that says I love my family:). We believe in honoring each other, so we have a dinner every so often and honor someone in our family. We love adoption! We take James1:27 seriously. We have started a Cafe 127 at our church where we have a family adoption of the month that we raise funds for. We currently have linked arms with an adoption group from another church and are hosting our second annual Adoption Symposium. This year we have John Fuller from Focus on the Family speaking and Gerald Clark from Home For Good Foundation. We are so excited for this event taking place on the March 16.
We are a typical family that has issues; we are not perfect by any stretch of the means, but we have an amazing village that helps us! For that I am grateful beyond words!
Our kids are Juel- 21, Jocelyn-18, Joey-16, Jake-15, Jenny-10, Stephanie-4, Jonah-2,( grandsons Braiden-4 and Bentley-6 weeks) Roger is 44 and I, Angela, am 43. Both of us are in great health and active.
Our Desire to Adopt:
We believe in life! Every child deserves a forever family to love them.
Our Faith in Christ:
We have a strong foundation in Jesus Christ as the only way to the Father. We believe he came as a baby through Mary, a virgin, and lived a life without sin displaying God’s power and mercy along with love and example. We believed he died and rose again and is coming back for his pure and spotless bride.
I, Angela, grew up in a traditional Christian home. I asked Jesus into my heart at age 7 and was baptized at 12. I wholeheartedly live to serve and honor Him and Him alone!
Roger grew up a Catholic. He asked Jesus into his heart after a motorcycle accident that almost took his life. He was baptized at the age of 22. He strives to live as a godly example to his kids and lead our home in truth:)
Dear Birth Parent(s),
We are the Spier family. My name is Angela, and my husband’s name is Roger. I’d like to give you a glimpse into our family life.
My husband and I met in 1984. I was a freshman, and he was a sophomore. We dated all through high school. It was love at first sight. I was a cheerleader, and he was the basketball star. He was given a basketball scholarship to a college that he attended one season. It was cut short due to a tragedy in his family. He stepped into an electrical apprenticeship shortly after the death of his father. After graduation, for myself, I attended Vogue Beauty School and became a cosmetologist. Shortly after, I decided to become a nanny in Chicago.
My husband and I didn’t get married until November 2, 1991. It was magical. I had designed my wedding dress and had 6 bridesmaids, 2 junior bridesmaids and a flower girl. It was the most amazing day of the year as it was the first snowfall which left 10 inches of snow by the end of the night. We had over 300 people that celebrated our day with us. It was an amazing day filled with love. We became pregnant within the first month of marriage. What an exciting time it was to share with everyone that we were expecting as it was the first grandchild on my side of the family. Juel Louise was born. I became pregnant again in March of 1994 and Jocelyn Mary was born in December. Joey came in May of 1996 and his brother came in July of 1997. We had a family fairly quickly.
I grew up in church as a Methodist until I was in 6th grade when we went to a non-denominational church. My husband grew up a Catholic. We have always attended a non-denominational church as a family as it has been an important foundation to our marriage and family.
In 2008 we felt led to be foster parents. Our second placement was an 8 day old redhead princess, Stephanie. She was adopted after a long process in 2010 at 2 years of age. That same year someone posted about a precious baby boy whose adopting parents backed out due to him having Down syndrome. We KNEW he was ours. He spent one month in the hospital because of eating issues. The nurses taught me how to do the feeding tube and home we went. We were so moved by how God did things in his adoption that we started Cafe 127 (James 1:27) at our church to raise funds for families adopting. We love adoption! We actually just held our second annual Adoption Conference. We had John Fuller from Focus on the Family as our speaker! It was amazing. We have recently adopted Stephanie’s big sister Jenny, an amazing, sweet 10 year old who loves babies.
We love to do things as a family. Camping, hiking, bike riding, vacations, family outings, family gatherings, worship, and much more. We have “I love my family” nights where we sit at dinner and share what we love about our family. We have movie nights, snuggle time, long talks, sporting events, concerts, beach days, sunsets…
We are close to our families and have lots of cousins and aunts and uncles. Every Sunday after church we have big family dinners at Grammie and Poppie’s house. We love getting together. Roger’s mom remarried, and we love them both with all our hearts. We have a great support system.
My husband is a full time employee for an incredible Christian electric company. He has been with this company for 3 years. I am a stay at home mom and love, love, love it!
We are also grandparents of two beautiful grandsons, Braiden-4 and Bently-7 weeks.
We live in a great new neighborhood with kids of every age. Our kids love being in this community as they all hang out and have great clean fun. Our home was built in 2006. It has 6 bedrooms (3 on the first floor and 3 in the basement), three bathrooms, a 3 car garage, hot tub, swing set, and trampoline. It is a very modest size home but we love the coziness of the size.
Education is important to us. How a child learns is just as important to us. We feel every child is different and learns differently. We do the best we can to give our kids opportunity to learn the way they learn. We have one of our kids in a Christian school and two in public school. I have two graduating high school in June, Jocelyn and Joey. Joey took online classes and finished school a year and half early. Jake is a freshman with a 3.8 grade point average. Jocelyn plans to go to a missions based college as she wants to pursue a life of mission work along with music. Joey plans to attend college to become a forest ranger. Jake’s life long interest has been law enforcement. He recently was selected for a leadership program in Washington D.C. for law and forensic science. Juel, my oldest, became a teen mom. She still finished high school. She plans to attend college to become a midwife. She is a great mom. She recently became engaged.
So that is just a small glimpse into our family. We love kids, family and adoption.
Sincerely, Angela and Roger Spier