We are grateful and honored that you have taken the time to learn about our family. Although we cannot imagine what you are going through, we recognize and admire your selflessness and strength in choosing adoption for your child. We promise to love your child unconditionally and teach them respect, kindness, and acceptance towards all people. In our home, your child will be laughing and having fun, be active and enjoy the outdoors, and develop self- confidence. We hope to include you in our family and we promise to share your amazing courage and love with your child, so that he or she will know about you and where they came from. We are committed to providing you with photos and to communicate with you about your child’s milestones and adventures. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we hope you find peace with your decision.
We are from opposite sides of the country. Erin is from fast paced New York and Dave is from a more laid-back Colorado hometown. These locations also describe our personalities. We met online, took three years to fall in love, and have been married now for eight years. We enjoy going to the beach to throw a football, to barbeque, or to read a good book. We love watching and playing sports and both have our teams that we root and cheer for. Go Yankees! Go Rockies! Education and continuing education are extremely important to us and in our careers; we also have a passion for reading which we hope to share with your child. On weekends especially, you can find us outside and being active making the most our wonderful Florida weather. Laughing is a priority in our marriage and we laugh with our families and with and at each other. Getting together with family and friends for dinners and parties or going to a comedy show or concert are our favorite activities. While we are both different, Dave being more introverted and Erin being more extroverted, we definitely balance and complement one another and are committed to making communication a priority in our relationship. Our commitment and love for each other will be the foundation to making your child always feel loved, supported, and secure.
Our Home and Pets…
Living just ten minutes from the beach and regular beachgoers, our home is bright, open, and inviting with a beachy feel. When we moved in, we did a lot of the work ourselves, so our home is particularly special to us and we have truly made it our own. All of our rooms are very cozy and comfortable filled with warm tones, family photos, and inspirational messages. Our community is safe, diverse, and filled with children which is perfect for a child to grow up in. There are tons of families of all ages and a large playground and park, so your child will always have friends to play with. We take advantage of the Florida weather and enjoy swimming and floating in our pool or sitting on the patio at night having dinner. Just down the street from us are amazing A rated schools, so your child will have the opportunity to receive an outstanding education.
One of the first things that attracted us to one another was our close relationship with our families. We both grew up with families that enjoy many holidays traditions together but also enjoy just getting together once a week to catch up and have dinner. Erin, especially grew up with tons of aunts and uncles, and actually twenty-nine cousins, so being around children was second nature. We love when we visit with our nephews, get to babysit, and plays games in the pool with like “Marco Polo.” Our family also enjoys vacations together where we go boating, do water sports, beach boot camps, and play pranks on one another. For more information on our pranks, check out our profile book. A common theme within our family is to enjoy life, laugh often, and not take yourself too seriously. Adoption is a part of our family, so your child will never feel alone. Our friends are an extension of our family and act as a major support system, especially through our journey to have our own family. Just like with family, we spending time with our friends for a game night, dinners, and more. Be it family or friends, your child will always feel loved and cherished and we can’t wait for your child to meet all their grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and our friends.
Our Journey to Adoption…
Growing up with close relationships with our families, we both wanted children to part of our lives and we had wonderful parents as role models to show us the way to do it right. Even after dealing with years of setbacks and fertility challenges, our desire for a child only increased. As adoption is a part of our family, we were familiar with this amazing way to create a family. We spoke to our cousins who had adopted and felt compelled to move in this direction. The possibility of being parents and raising a child to devote ourselves to, teach about the world, and help them to discover all that it has to offer is exciting to us. As we both work with children in our careers, we get to be around them daily and there is so much a child can teach you about life and about yourself. Constant patience, understanding, love, and open communication about whatever is on a child’s mind are practices we do daily and we hope to be able to start our journey as parents with your child.
Occupation: Fitness Director
Education: Bachelors in History
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Hobby: Beach Volleyball
Favorite Movie: The Big Lebowski
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite Activity: Running
Hidden Talent: US geography trivia
Guilty Pleasure: Phone games
Education: Masters in Education
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Hobby: Listening to music
Favorite Movie: Rudy
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite TV Show: Big Little Lies
Favorite Activity: Hiking
Hidden Talent: Speed reading
Guilty Pleasure: All Bravo TV shows