Adoptive Family David and Erin

Hello! We are Erin and David, hopeful adoptive parents and best friends for the past 5 years. We have been together for about 5 years and are in our 3rd year of marriage together. Growing our family through adoption has always been a dream of ours and we’re excited to be on this journey.

As crazy as it sounds, Erin first began a discussion with David about her calling toward adoption on their third date as they hiked in the mountains of North Carolina. Fast forward through many wonderful years together, we are now at a place where we are ready to commit to turning those intentions into a reality. Adoption has always been our first choice as we planned to expand our family. We desire to be the kind of parents that our children can turn to in moments of celebration as well as those of sadness and fear. We have worked hard to establish an open relationship with one another and intend to continue to do so as we expand our family. As parents, we understand the responsibility to serve as role models as well as ensuring gratefulness and laughter are a part of every day. From the first day we are fortunate enough to meet our child, we hope to provide the kind of environment where they can feel free to explore and learn more about themselves with the stability of our relationship to always rely upon.

We are lucky to have two wonderful families that live close by and are enthusiastic about our journey toward adoption. Both of our parents and siblings live in the same city as us and are frequent visitors to our home as we host holidays or meals together. It is a joy-filled home that we know will only further grow in its capacity for love as we add a child and many memories together. David has already begun to prepare his “dad jokes” as well as nurture his affinity for cartoons to share with our future child. Erin is also excited to share her love of the outdoors as well as her passion for cooking and reading in the years to come.

We both feel fortunate to have found fulfillment in our professional careers. Erin served as a school counselor for 3 years before transitioning to her current role as a psychological assistant. She has a heart for working with children and families to build a supportive environment to ensure the child’s success. David is just as passionate about his role as a transportation engineer for our city government where he is able to directly impact the lives of citizens in our community by advocating for and implementing measures for their safety. We are both fortunate to work in environments that are conducive to flexible working hours as well. While Erin will take off time to spend with the baby during the first few months, we have already begun to plan for us both to organize our schedules afterward so that one of us can always be home with the child. As two eager parents, nothing excites us more than to be able to balance our passion for serving others and building our home with our child as well.

As we look toward these next steps of our adoption journey, we are grateful that you are considering us as the future parents for your child. Although we can only imagine how difficult this process must be for you, we want you to know just how strong and special you are to us. We promise to honor your wishes for your relationship with your child, but want you to know that we are open to sharing e-mails, photos, and phone calls as well as coordinating trips to visit you as we can.

Thank you for taking the time to read about us and the life we are so excited to share with our future child.

Warm regards,

David and Erin

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