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Eric & Paige

We are filled with gratitude as we embark on this adoption journey. The privilege of nurturing a child and witnessing their growth is a joy we eagerly anticipate. Our commitment lies in supporting a child's unique path, celebrating their individuality, and sharing life's adventures. Thank you for taking the time to explore our profile and consider us as your child's family. We eagerly await the opportunity to welcome a child into our hearts and home.

About Us

Customer Satisfaction Leader
Executive Director of Career Development
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Master's Degree in School Counseling
Legally Married

Our Life Priorities

Enjoying a Game of Jenga

In our family, we prioritize connection and shared experiences. Family extends beyond blood ties—it includes our extended family, chosen family, and the child we hope to welcome. We create an environment where everyone feels seen, heard, and unconditionally loved.

Fun and play are non-negotiable. Life is an adventure, and we're committed to having fun along the way. From impromptu dance parties to board games on rainy afternoons, we believe in laughter, silliness, and creating memories that last a lifetime.

Supporting each other is always a priority. Whether it's offering a listening ear, or celebrating achievements, we're each other's biggest fans. We navigate life's challenges together, knowing that we're stronger as a team.

Saying "yes" when someone asks for help is our default response. Whether it's a neighbor needing a hand or a friend seeking advice, we believe in kindness and generosity.

Near and far, we prioritize spending time with friends and family. Whether it's a weekend barbecue with cousins or a video call with friends far away, these connections enrich our lives.

Our Leisure Time

Enjoying Time at Our Lake House

As a family, we eagerly anticipate sharing our favorite activities with a child. Our kitchen is a lively hub of activity. We'll share the joy of planning and creating meals. Whether it's baking cookies or whipping up a delicious soup, cooking together will be a cherished tradition.

Game nights are a highlight in our home. Card games, bags (cornhole), and shuffleboard—these evenings are filled with laughter and friendly competition. We'll gather around the table, strategize, and celebrate victories. Our child will learn sportsmanship and the thrill of a well-played hand.

At our lake house, we enjoy sunset pontoon rides and evenings around a fire. Saturday mornings are for indulgence. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and fresh fruit. We love to enjoy the simple pleasures of a leisurely breakfast.

Our dogs are eager companions for walks through the woods. We love to get outside and explore nature. We look forward to welcoming a child into a life of warmth and adventure filled with laughter, love and discovery.

Cultural Diversity

Addressing cultural diversity is essential in creating a nurturing and inclusive environment for our family. We commit to educating ourselves and the child about their racial and cultural background. We'll explore books, documentaries, and engage in open conversations to foster understanding.

Our social circle will reflect people from various backgrounds, ensuring that the child grows up surrounded by diverse perspectives and experiences. We'll encourage the child to take pride in their racial and cultural identity. We'll celebrate their uniqueness and provide a safe space for them to express themselves authentically.

We'll actively address stereotypes, prejudice, and bias. The child will learn about historical figures who fought for equality and justice. We'll teach empathy, kindness, and the importance of standing up against discrimination.

We'll introduce the child to role models who share their racial background. Representation matters, and seeing successful individuals who look like them will inspire confidence and ambition.

We'll create an open space for the child to ask questions, express feelings, and share their experiences. We're excited to learn, grow, and celebrate together.


Weekend Trip to Chicago
Weekend Trip to Chicago
Water Slide in Costa Rica
Water Slide in Costa Rica
Our Dogs, Elias & Libby
Our Dogs, Elias & Libby
Bowling With Family
Bowling With Family
Eric at a Glass Blowing Class
Eric at a Glass Blowing Class
River Kayak Adventure
River Kayak Adventure
Parade Fun in Louisiana
Parade Fun in Louisiana
Hiking in New Mexico
Hiking in New Mexico
Sunset Cruise at Our Lake House
Sunset Cruise at Our Lake House
At the Beach in Costa Rica
At the Beach in Costa Rica
Hiking at a Local Trail
Hiking at a Local Trail
Visiting Local Butterfly Gardens
Visiting Local Butterfly Gardens
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Weekend Trip to Chicago
Weekend Trip to Chicago
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Water Slide in Costa Rica
Water Slide in Costa Rica
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Our Dogs, Elias & Libby
Our Dogs, Elias & Libby
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Bowling With Family
Bowling With Family
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Eric at a Glass Blowing Class
Eric at a Glass Blowing Class
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River Kayak Adventure
River Kayak Adventure
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Parade Fun in Louisiana
Parade Fun in Louisiana
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Hiking in New Mexico
Hiking in New Mexico
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Sunset Cruise at Our Lake House
Sunset Cruise at Our Lake House
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At the Beach in Costa Rica
At the Beach in Costa Rica
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Hiking at a Local Trail
Hiking at a Local Trail
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Visiting Local Butterfly Gardens
Visiting Local Butterfly Gardens

Our House and Neighborhood

Our Home

Our cozy home is located on 50 acres in a rural area in Michigan just outside the city – offering the perfect blend of tranquility and convenience. The rustling leaves, open skies, and fresh air create an idyllic setting for family life. Just a short drive—less than 10 minutes—brings us to the heart of a vibrant mid-size city. Here, we enjoy family-friendly festivals, live music, and delicious meals at local restaurants.

There are several parks in the area, providing green spaces for picnics, soccer games, and leisurely walks. Nearby schools ensure a seamless transition for a child's education. But our favorite spot? The large, fenced-in backyard with a spacious deck. It's perfect for gatherings, impromptu yard games, and weekend barbecues.

And there's more! Just 20 minutes away lies our lake house—a retreat in a close-knit community. Our neighbors are warm and welcoming, and there are several kids nearby. Summer days by the water, fishing, swimming, and roasting marshmallows—these are the memories we eagerly anticipate sharing with a little one. We can't wait to welcome a child into our nurturing community.

Our Extended Families

Halloween With Family

Our family is tightly knit, and many of our loved ones live nearby. Eric's aunt resides just two doors down, and his mom, brother, niece, and nephew are only a short 15-minute drive away. Similarly, Paige's dad, siblings, and nephews are also in the area, along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

We cherish quality time spent together, especially when it comes to playing cards. Whether it's cribbage, hearts, Uno, SkipBo, or euchre, we relish these moments of friendly competition and laughter. We eagerly anticipate sharing our love for card games with a child, creating lasting memories around the table.

Boat Ride With Family

Throughout the year, we uphold cherished family traditions. Cousin week with Eric's cousins is a highlight, as is celebrating St. Patrick's Day and enjoying a summer golf outing with Paige's family. Our Labor Day picnic brings everyone together for good food, laughter, and fun. And when the holiday season arrives, our home becomes the hub for a festive Christmas party, where friends and family gather to celebrate.

Our family has a deep understanding of adoption. We have a couple of nephews who were adopted, and we've also witnessed several step-parent adoptions within our close-knit circle. The excitement and anticipation of welcoming a new child into our family are palpable—our hearts are open, and we can't wait to embrace this little one with love and joy.

From Us to You

As we reflect on the significant people who have shaped our lives, we recognize that everyone experiences pivotal moments - those unexpected events that forever alter our paths. Some of these moments bring joy, while others challenge us deeply. Each of us carries our own unique story, woven together by the remarkable individuals we encounter along the way. We have been so lucky that our paths crossed along with amazing people who have helped us to build a strong community of biological family and chosen family.

Our journey began in 2016 when our paths crossed, and in 2020, we celebrated our marriage. One of the things we've always appreciated about each other are the strong friendships (chosen family!) that we each brought to the relationship and have continued to cultivate. We have known for years, both separate and together, that family extends beyond biology. We live this every day as we share our lives with a strong community of both biological and chosen family. We have been excited for the adoption journey ever since exploring having kids of our own and we've been fortunate to receive unwavering support from our family.

As you read this letter, we understand that you are navigating your own pivotal moment. Your child is about to embark on their life's journey - a story waiting to unfold. We recognize that this moment may be filled with both joy and pain, as you make decisions that will shape your future and theirs. Despite the challenges, we believe that every pivotal moment shapes who we are and can be a step toward a brighter future.

Life's twists and turns offer us valuable perspectives. We learn from both the highs and lows, discovering who we truly are and who we aspire to become. While we cannot alter our past, we can choose the best path forward - a path that aligns with the future we envision.

Should you choose us as your child's family, please know that this decision is not taken lightly. Your child - and you - will be embraced by a large, loving family eagerly awaiting their arrival. We look forward to the day when our lives intersect, creating a new chapter filled with love, laughter, and shared memories.

We recognize the profound impact that a child's well-being has on their life. As prospective parents, we are committed to providing everything within our power to ensure your child receives the best we can offer. Our home will be a stable, secure, and loving environment - a place where they can freely express themselves while benefiting from a thoughtful balance of structure and freedom. We also believe in nurturing their curiosity by offering opportunities to explore the world through education, the arts, and sports.

We understand that your decision is incredibly difficult, and we approach it with deep gratitude. Not only do we want to share your child's growth with you through photos, videos, and updates, but we also eagerly anticipate arranging phone or video calls and in-person visits - whatever works best for everyone involved.

Our family has a special connection to adoption. Having welcomed two nephews from outside the U.S., we've witnessed the joy it brings. When we shared our adoption plans, their dad's reaction was heartwarming. He expressed immense happiness for us, and our extended family shares in this excitement. Your child will find a warm and welcoming home with us, surrounded by our many family members and large support system.

Thank you for considering us as potential parents for your child. We look forward to sharing our lives and creating lasting memories.


Eric & Paige


Dwayne Johnson
Ryan Reynolds
Charlize Theron
Rachel McAdams
Robert Jordan
Brene Brown
Eye of the world
Daring Greatly
Candy Bar
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Scooby Doo
Childhood Memory
Running on Sand Dunes
Easter egg hunts with cousins
Childhood Toy
Rocky the Racoon
Ted (stuffed bear)
Children's Book
Where the Wild Things Are
The Mitten
Washington DC
Classic Movie
The Princess Bride
When Harry Met Sally
Day of Week
Ice Cream
Disney Movie
The Little Mermaid
Dream Car
1977 Dodge Ram Charger
Dream Job
Stay at home Dad
I have it!
Dream Vacation
Bora Bora
Overwater bungalow with friends
Family Activity
Playing any games inside or out
Playing cards/games
Flower / Plant
Angel Wing Begonia
Calla lilies
Form of Exercise
Bike riding or lifting free weights
Archery target shooting
Holiday Song
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Holiday Tradition
Appetizer night before Thanksgiving
Decorating the Christmas tree and reminiscing as we pull out each ornament
Ice Cream
Ben & Jerry's Half-Baked (cookie dough/brownie)
Junk Food
Ice Cream
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Leisure Activity
Boat ride
National Geographic
Real Simple
Memory with a Child
First time my nephew climbed all the way to the top of the climbing wall
Playing card games with my nephews
Memory with Spouse
Buying our lake cottage
Canoeing on Pine Lake
Dead Poet's Society
The Family Stone
Movie Munchie
Cookie Dough Bites
Popcorn with butter
Movie Quote
"Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." From Dead Poet's Soceity
I'm horrible at movie quotes ;)
Movie Type
Romantic Comedy or Drama
Mary Poppins
Musical Group
Mumford & Sons
Nursery Rhyme
Row Your Boat
Little Boy Blue
Olympic Event
Snowboard Cross
Winter: Ice Skating, Summer: Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Eleanor Roosevelt
William Shakespeare
Rudyard Kipling
Quality about my Spouse
She always makes you feel important and heard
The way he prioritizes family & friends (with time)
"Its the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting." Paulo Coehlo
"You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you cannot have both." -Brene Brown
Ebisu - sushi in San Francisco
Maru (sushi)
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken Salad
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
"For I know the plans I have for you...plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Shopping Store
Any place local
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
The Bones - Maren Morris
Sport to Play
Pickle Ball
Sport to Watch
College or NFL Football
Sports Star
Justin Jefferson
Simone Biles
Sports Team
University of Michigan
University of Michigan
Subject in School
Iron Man
Baby Groot
Thing to Cook
Quesadilla on the flat grill
Twice baked potatoes, Mac & Cheese, roasted veggies
Time of Day
Family Christmas Party
Annual vacation to Pine Lake
TV Show
30 Rock
This is Us
TV Show Character
Liz Lemon
Deja (This is Us)
Type of Music
Almost any music, depends on mood
I like most music -- pop, folk, rock, country
Vacation Spot
Pine Lake - family and friend spot every year
Pine Lake (annual lake vacation with the same families since I was 9 years old)
Video Game
Halo Series
Old school Mario Brothers (original Nintendo version)

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