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Andy & Erin

We believe that adoption is a gift from the Lord and to be cherished. To us, being parents means sharing the unconditional love and respect we have for each other with our child. We want to humbly thank you and express our appreciation for even considering us as potential parents. To choose us to be your child's parents would mean more to us than words could express.

About Us

Andy
Erin
Job
Air Force Officer
Substitute Teacher
Education
Master's Degree in Aeronautical Science
Master of Business Administration
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Why We Chose Adoption

Sunset on the Beach

We chose adoption to build our family after many years of trying on our own to become pregnant and after utilizing four rounds of IUI fertility treatments. We both want nothing more than to have a child to love and raise. We decided along our fertility journey that we might have to consider other options in order for us to have the family we so desperately desired. We sought out ways to educate ourselves on growing our family. We narrowed the search down to two options, IVF or adoption. We wanted to research adoption more and did so by taking a six week class offered by our church. This class not only took us through the adoption process, but also introduced us to real adoptive families who were able to share their stories. After praying about what we should do next, we felt the Lord push us away from fertility treatments and towards adoption. We took our time, talked thoroughly about what adoption would look like for us, and ultimately decided this was our path to creating our forever family.

Our Leisure Time

Being Kids on the Carousel

We really enjoy spending leisure time together; especially when we get the opportunity to just have fun. We're lucky to live in a place that offers lots of activity. We enjoy playing mini golf, bowling, swimming, and even indoor rock climbing. We have many outdoor festivals that we attend in our local community. These festivals happen year round and consist mostly of food, art, and live music. We are both excited to have our child experience many of these festivals and share with them various cultures and amazing food. We are also very blessed to have many friends and family located nearby. We often spend as much time as we can with them. Together we enjoy going to our local shopping and entertainment area to see movies, eat pretzels, and window shop. We've even been known to hop on the carousal and take a ride on cooler days. We both enjoy volunteering our time for multiple organizations. We often volunteer with the American Cancer Society, our church, and for several military functions. We believe in helping others and want to model and show our child our passions and what it means to serve. Individually, Andy enjoys weight lifting and distance running both half and full marathons. Andy is thrilled to share and teach our child that fitness can be fun. Erin enjoys her all girls dance fitness class and hosting bible study weekly. We both look forward to sharing everything we love and are passionate about with our child.

Our Family Traditions

We have many family traditions between our two families; however one of our favorite traditions was started by Erin's family when she was just a little girl. That tradition consists of watching White Christmas while decorating and putting up our Christmas tree. We try to put up our Christmas tree around December 1st, every year. We are very big on celebrating Thanksgiving so we spend the few days after Thanksgiving taking down our autumn decorations and cleaning before pulling out the mountain of boxes that holds Christmas in it. No matter whose tree we're putting up, ours or one of Erin's family members (we all try and help each other decorate); we always start by putting in Bing Crosby's classic that is White Christmas. There is just something about singing for snow that helps put our southern family in the mood for Christmas.

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Always Supporting Our Troops
Always Supporting Our Troops
Paint Party Fun
Paint Party Fun
Family Picture Before a Murder Mystery Party
Family Picture Before a Murder Mystery Party
Grooving Together Through Life
Grooving Together Through Life
So Happy Together
So Happy Together
Andy's Favorite Half-Marathon
Andy's Favorite Half-Marathon
All Dressed Up for a Military Ball
All Dressed Up for a Military Ball
Catching Some Waves in Colorado
Catching Some Waves in Colorado
Cheesing It Up in the Big Easy
Cheesing It Up in the Big Easy
Helping Out at Our Church Fourth of July Festival
Helping Out at Our Church Fourth of July Festival
Being Silly
Being Silly
Traveling to the End of the Trail Together
Traveling to the End of the Trail Together
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Always Supporting Our Troops
Always Supporting Our Troops
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Paint Party Fun
Paint Party Fun
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Family Picture Before a Murder Mystery Party
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Grooving Together Through Life
Grooving Together Through Life
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So Happy Together
So Happy Together
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Andy's Favorite Half-Marathon
Andy's Favorite Half-Marathon
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All Dressed Up for a Military Ball
All Dressed Up for a Military Ball
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Catching Some Waves in Colorado
Catching Some Waves in Colorado
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Cheesing It Up in the Big Easy
Cheesing It Up in the Big Easy
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Helping Out at Our Church Fourth of July Festival
Helping Out at Our Church Fourth of July Festival
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Being Silly
Being Silly
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Traveling to the End of the Trail Together
Traveling to the End of the Trail Together

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in Louisiana in a beautiful gated community outside of our city's limits. One of the greatest benefits of our neighborhood is that it houses many military families which only helps to strengthen our neighborly bond. Our neighborhood is full of children of all ages. Our next door neighbors and our neighbors across the street all have children under the age of 10. Even though we don't have a club house in our neighborhood it hasn't stopped our neighbors from getting together and doing block parties every summer. It is an idyllic place for kids to run around, play, and just be themselves in a safe and protected environment. Our home has three and a half bedrooms and two bathrooms with a separate laundry room adjacent to our two car garage. The half room serves as our office and has a built in desk and cabinets. It is only considered a half room because it doesn't have a closet in it. We have an open floor plan house that allows us to interact with each other and guests on a more personal level and a fenced in back yard that is perfect for playing and running around in. One of our favorite things about our house is how open and full of light it is. We both love having natural light shine in. We are very excited to bring our child home and share our love for our home and neighborhood with them.

Our Extended Families

Erin's Family

Family is by far one of the most important things to us. We are very blessed to have amazing faith driven extended families that are just as excited to pour out their love and support to our child as we are. Erin's parents, her older brother and his wife live here in town with us and we are an extremely tight knit family. We not only spend holidays together, but we also have dinner together twice a week to make sure that we stay as connected as possible. To say Erin's parents are excited to add a grandchild to their lives is a gross understatement. They have so much love to give and their support for us in this adoption has been unwavering, just like their support for us in everything that we do. Even though Andy's family is far away we still make every effort to get together at least once if not twice a year. Andy and his younger brother Kevin share an incredible bond. Not only do they make every effort to talk daily but they share many of the same passions. One of which is half marathon running and training. It is usually at a half marathon that we meet up with Kevin, his wife Kaiti and their beautiful six year old daughter Kora. Kora is especially excited to have a cousin to play with and to take to Disney World. She is more than ready to teach her new cousin all she knows.

Andy's Family in Disneyland

From Us to You

Hello! Our names are Andy and Erin. We both want to take this time to thank you for reading our profile and getting to know us a little better. Words can't begin to express our admiration of your strength and courage in making a decision for your baby's future. We promise you that your child will be raised in a safe, stable, and loving home.

We both grew up in passionate, nurturing, positive households with siblings. We value the importance of family. Both our families are close knit and we are looking forward to sharing many of the same activities we experienced as kids with a child of our own. Our families are very involved and active in our lives and excited to spend time loving on and inspiring our future child.

We met in October of 2008 and two years to the date later we were married. We knew from the beginning of our marriage we wanted to have children and grow our family. We started trying to add to our family in December of 2012. Upon seeing a fertility specialist we decided to go through with IUI treatments. After our 2nd round of IUI we found out that it was successful and that we were pregnant. To say that we were beyond excited is an understatement. We had tried for so long and thought that this was our time to finally become parents. Unfortunately, around 8 weeks after finding out we were pregnant, Erin had a miscarriage. It was only through our love for each other and our faith in Christ that we were able to move on from this challenging event.

After praying and attending an adoption class held by our church we discovered the Lord leading us to adoption as our way to finding our forever family. We are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to grow our family and meet our future child. We understand that the decision you are making for your child's future is one you have not taken lightly or without thought. We want to assure you that the decision for us to become parents and expand our family is not one we have taken lightly either.

As a military family we understand we will be faced with many challenges. Erin herself grew up in a military family. The experience created unique opportunities immersed in different cultures and shaped her into the person she is today. The military community, as a whole, is filled with friends that become family. The strength and resilience that comes from being a military family provide opportunities to make lifelong friends and share special moments together.

For our future child, we value family, the importance of education, and raising a child in a Christ-centered home. We are committed to encouraging our child in whatever their interest might become. It is important for us to fuel the love of learning and guard against the things in life that want to steal a child's joy. We want to develop their inner strengths and help them find their potential. We both agree education is very important, as Andy's grandma says, "You need to learn something new every day."

We will share with you your child's growth and experiences through emails, letters, and photos if you so desire. We will be open and honest with a child in regards to their adoption. We will make sure that your child understands you always love them and how hard this decision was for you. We want them to reflect on their adoption with positivity, love, and understanding. We know that our forever family could not be possible without your strength and courage.

May God Bless You,

Andy & Erin

Favorites

Andy
Erin
Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio
Hugh Jackman
Actress
Anna Kendrick
Jennifer Lawrence
Animal
Hippopotamus
Monkey
Author
Jimmy Buffett
Karen Kingsbury
Book
Where is Joe Merchant?
The shack
Candy Bar
Reece's cups
Kit kat bar
Cartoon
Looney Toons/ Marvin Martian
Paw patrol
Childhood Memory
Playing indoor football with my younger brother
Fishing with my dad
Childhood Toy
Legos
Polly pocket
Children's Book
Green Eggs and Ham
Goodnight moon
City
New Orleans, LA
Destin, Fl
Classic Movie
Mary Poppins
Hello Dolly
Color
Blue
Purple
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Key Lime Pie
Cake
Disney Movie
Up
The little mermaid
Dream Car
Acura NSX
Porsche spyder
Dream Job
Astronaut
Mother
Dream Vacation
Sitting on a secluded beach in the Caribbean
Paris, France
Family Activity
Putt-Putt Golf
Putt-Putt Golf
Flower / Plant
Bird of Paradise / Lily
Magnolia
Food
Chinese
Chicken
Form of Exercise
Running / Weightlifting
Refit
Fruit
Limes
Strawberries
Game
Hungry Hungry Hippo/Electronic Battleship
Operation
Hobby
Golf/reading
Putt putt
Holiday
Christmas
Christmas
Holiday Song
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Silver Bells
Holiday Tradition
Watching White Christmas while decorating the tree
Family Christmas dinner
Ice Cream
Pralines and Carmel
Chocolate chip cookie dough
Junk Food
Peanut Butter Cookies
White chocolate covered pretzels
Leisure Activity
Reading
Reading
Magazine
Golf Digest
Time
Memory with a Child
Playing board games with friends kids when they were little
Rocking my niece Kora to sleep when she was a baby
Memory with Spouse
Relaxing on a cruise ship on our honeymoon
Zip lining in the Caribbean on our honeymoon
Movie
Top Gun / E.T.
Armageddon
Movie Munchie
Reese's Pieces
Bunch a crunch
Movie Quote
"I live my life a quarter mile at a time" Dominic Torreto -Fast and the Furious
Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore
Movie Type
Comedies
Disaster
Musical
Grease
The sound of music
Musical Group
Dave Matthews Band
Florida Georgia Line
Nursery Rhyme
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Pat-a-cake
Olympic Event
Marathon
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Neil Armstrong
My mom Laurie
Play
Annie
Mary Poppins
Poet
Shel Silverstein
Robert Frost
Quality about my Spouse
Her Patience
His Sense of Humor
Quote
"Learn something new every day." -My Grandma Ethel
"Creativity is intelligence having fun." -Albert Einstein
Restaurant
Margaritaville
Carrabas
Sandwich
Peanut butter and marshmallow whip
Chicken bacon ranch
Scripture
James 1:2
Romans 8:28
Shopping Store
REI
Dressbarn
Song
"Island" by Jimmy Buffett
God bless the broken road (Rascal Flatts)
Sport to Play
Golf / bowling
Bowling
Sport to Watch
Golf on Sundays on TV
Football
Sports Star
Jordan Speith
Tim Tebow
Sports Team
Miami Dolphins
Arkansas razorbacks
Subject in School
Art Class
English
Superhero
Deadpool
Captain America
Thing to Cook
German Sausage with Sauerkraut
Chicken
Time of Day
Early morning quietness
Evening
Tradition
Seeing the latest big movie after a holiday dinner
Watching White Christmas while putting up our Christmas tree
TV Show
The Goldbergs
This is us
TV Show Character
Eric Cartman from South Park
Meredith Grey (Grey's anatomy)
Type of Music
Tropical Rock
Country
Vacation Spot
Key West, FL
Bahamas
Video Game
Rock Band
Dance dance revolution

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