“We have known Steve Sunday since 2005, but have known of him since we applied for our first adoption in 1998. At the time, he was at LDS Family Services Headquarters working as the Director over all birth parent and adoption services. We hadn’t met him and yet he had a great impact on our adoption efforts. We later found out that through his love and concern for adoption, he created a program where couples could share their adoption hopes with loved ones and encourage them to keep them in mind if they learned of expectant parents that were considering their options. Called a designated adoption, a potential birth mother could go into the agency and request that particular couple, should they choose to place.
Three of our children’s birth parents learned of us from loved ones and requested us when they went to the agency. Without the change in policy, we would not have these children or their birth families in our lives. This is just one example of Steve’s forward-thinking and innovation. He made a huge impact on how our family came to be.
My husband and I had the awesome opportunity to work with Steve Sunday on Families Supporting Adoption National Board from 2005 to 2010 and continue to work with him now, serving with him on the United for Adoption board. Steve loves adoption. It is his passion and he is an incredible advocate for birth families, adoptive families and adoptees. He sincerely cares about everyone involved in the adoption circle and he puts his whole heart into his service to them! He is always looking for new ways to help couples who are hoping to adopt. Later in our adoption journey, Steve created a way for couples to take foster care classes at the agency in a quick eight week course. It was because of this that we decided to get certified. Foster to adopt was how our fourth and youngest child came to our family. Steve Sunday is an incredible powerhouse of information when it comes to adoption and he does all he can to make sure those in his care are well cared for and have the opportunities they need to grow. He has a tender heart and has made it clear that he has been touched by the courage within each birth mother he worked with. He has had years of experience in hiring, training and educating a worldwide staff. My family appreciated the caseworkers he had in place to help my niece when she placed her baby for adoption. The counselor she worked with cared about her and her needs were met. Should a family hoping to adopt or an expectant parent considering adoption need services, we would recommend them Steve’s agency, Forever Bound Adoption. If we were adopting again, we know Forever Bound would be our first choice!”
– Brad & Brenda, Adoptive Parents