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Danielle and Seth
Danielle and Seth

Danielle and Seth
Oregon

Basic Info

Danielle

Age: 43
Sex: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: Christian

Seth

Age: 40
Sex: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
Religion: Christian

Child Preferences

Age: 2 to 11 years old
Sex: Either
Max Number of Children: 4
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian, African American, Asian, Native American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Mixed, Bi-Racial


Special Needs the Family is Open To: Moderate Physical/Medical Disability (Open to Discussion), Animal Allergies, Asthma, Drug Allergies, Environmental Allergies, Food Allergies, Defiant, Difficulty in Attaching, Difficulty Making Friends, Lying, Manipulative, Poor Social Skills, Stealing, Wets the Bed, Drug Addicted at Birth, Low Birth Weight or Premature, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physically Disabled-Mild, Speech Delays - Mild, Speech Delays - Moderate, Vision Impaired, Academically behind due to poor attendance, Cognitive Delay - Mild, Expulsion(s), Has Behavior Problems in School, Mild Learning Disabilities, Moderate Learning Disabilities, Speech or Language Impairment, Suspension(s), One/Both Parents Diagnosed with Depression, One/Both Parents Have Alcohol Addiction, One/Both Parents Have Drug Addiction, One/Both Parents Diagnosed with Bipolar, Exposed to Domestic Violence, One/Both Parents Have Had a Mental Diagnosis, Child in Residential Treatment, Child has had a disrupted adoption, Multiple Placements, Residential Treatment History, ADHD, Arthritis, Diabetes, Adjustment Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Requires Counseling/Therapy, Willing to Maintain Contact via Mail with Bio Family, Willing to Maintain Contact with Past Foster Parents, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Grandparents & Other Relatives, Willing to Maintain Contact with Bio Siblings

Environment

State: Oregon
Neighborhood: Suburban
Residency: Single Family Home
Years Together: 20
Children in the Home: 4
Pet(s): Dog(s)

Work

Danielle

Occupation: Realtor

Seth

Occupation: Real Estate Investor

Adoption Agency

Agency: A Family For Every Child
Worker: Staci Super
City: Eugene
State: Oregon
Zip: 97402

Family Description

We are a family of 6. Seth and Danielle have been married for almost 20 years and we have 4 biological children named Arielle 18, Moriah 17, Titus 16 and Stone 14. Our family is very familiar with adoption as Danielle grew up with 4 adopted siblings of a different race. Experiencing the gift of adoption is a blessing that is not easily described.. unless you've really lived it. We are blessed to have been able to. We live in Salem Oregon and are anxiously awaiting a new sibling to join our family!

Preference Description

We are open to special needs and traumatic past circumstances. We feel that once we read and understand more of the child's past and trama, that will help us prepare our home to meet the needs of the child.

The Spangle Family Profile

Our family is incredibly excited to be adopting another sibling! We would like to adopt a child/children between the ages of 2 and 11 and are open to boys or girls. We would be interested in a sibling group of up to 4 kids and realize there is a need for siblings to be kept together! We prefer to adopt a child of Black, Biracial or Mixed ethnic background. Danielle has adopted siblings and 3 brothers who are African American. We are open to children with special needs, as long as we feel we would be capable of giving the child what they need. We do not mind having contact with the child\'s biological parents (by email or by phone or by mail ) provided the parent was/is not abusive to the child. We do not mind having continuing contact with the child\'s former foster parents, by email or by phone or by mail or in person . Our family is currently a mixed racial family on Danielle's side. She has 3 African American brothers who were adopted at birth. Seth's sister is also married to an African American man and they have one daughter. We hope that the child/children we bring into our family will see our diversity and feel welcomed into their extended family.

Introduction

Our names are Danielle and Seth Spangle. We have 4 kids who's names are Stone, Titus, Moriah and Arielle and they are 13, 15, 16 and 17. Seth and I have been married for 18 years and both come from larger families. Danielle is the oldest of 8 children and Seth is the third of 4 children.

Danielle works part-time as a Realtor and has a flexible work schedule. Seth works full-time as a real estate investor with his brother, Cole, who lives down the street from our family with his wife and daughter. Our children all attend Salem Academy Christian School and are involved heavily in sports throughout the school year. Our girls are part of the swim team and track team and the boys both play football and basketball for SA. Our family's most important weekly time is attending church together at Emmanuel Bible Church on Sunday's. During the week, we focus on school activities and frequently meet friends after games for dinner or pizza. Our family is pretty social and we keep fairly active during the week. We have a very large extended family. Some live near us in Oregon and the others are living in the Chicagoland area. We see our out of state family a few times a year.

Home and Community

We live in Oregon and have a 4 bedroom home on a half acre. We have a trampoline in the backyard and a park down the block. We have a mini schnauzer named Jovie who everyone wants to take home with them. She loves our kids. We live fairly close to most friends, so between school activities and summer activities we are pretty social all year long. In the summer time we love to go camping in our 5th-Wheel and also take the boat out on the lake as often as possible. We usually travel back to Chicago at least once a year with the kids. We try and take family trips often throughout the year... especially living in the Pacific Northwest because there is so much beauty to see.

Parenting Experience

Seth and I have always been around children. Between having four biological children, being raised with eight children in my extended family, and all my siblings have 4 or more children, you can say our houses are very full of family! Our children are very social and that usually means having many friends over ...frequently. We like a loud and happy home. We try and raise our children to love God, each other and their friends selflessly. Though we are all selfish by nature, we remind ourselves daily that we need to fight that and care for the needs of others. We have hosted exchange students and allowed numerous youth to live with us off and on through some of their difficult circumstances. Our door is always open to friends who need it.

Support

We have multiple support systems in our lives. First our extended family is very familiar with adoption. Danielle grew up with 4 adopted siblings of another race. So her family is very excited about this adoption decision that we have made. All our extended family is excited and anxiously awaiting the new member/s of the family. We also have numerous friends who have adopted mixed race children through the foster care system. We feel that our supports are great, and much wisdom can be learned through our close friend's experience. We welcome advice and support from them all.

Motivation to Adopt

Seth and I are extremely aware of the decision we are making to open our current family to new children. Though we dream of it being a wonderful and magical experience, we know that could be far from reality. Our experience with adoption has only been from birth and the bond we have with Danielle's brother's and sister is undeniable. So we prepare our hearts to work with and learn to love our new child/children through their pain and transitional time they will experience while coming into our home. Our current children are excited and preparing their hearts as well, as Seth and I have explained to them the selfless stance we must take as we open our lives and hearts to a new child and welcome them into our family.