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Eric & Theresa

We have been eager to start our family for several years and are so grateful to you for taking the time to read our profile and getting to know us. We have loved each other for half of our lives and cannot wait to share that love with a child. Thank you for considering us to be your child's parents.

About Us

Eric
Theresa
Job
Manager of Engineering
Director of Communications
Education
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Family Traditions

At Our Annual Crawfish Boil

Theresa’s family is from Germany and Christmas time is her favorite. One of her favorite traditions during the holidays is celebrating St. Nick’s Day – a tradition where children put their boots out for St. Nick who stops by in the middle of the night and puts little treats and knick-knacks in the boots for the children to wake up to on the morning of December 6th. To this day, Theresa’s mom still gives all of the children and grandchildren in the family a package from St. Nick. Theresa cannot wait to do the same for our child. We also celebrate Christmas Eve by driving around looking at Christmas lights, opening gifts and eating fondue. On Christmas day, Eric's parents always do a big Christmas meal and we spend time playing games and watching football. His mom is also an expert when it comes to stocking stuffers and always finds fun little toys or socks to surprise us with!

Both of our families are always together for holidays and we all switch off hosting. In recent years we’ve also begun an annual crawfish boil to kick off the beginning of summer. We're looking forward to creating some of our own traditions including new jammies, books and hot cocoa on Christmas Eve, looking at the changing leaves during fall and summer camping trips.

How We Met

We have been married for four years and together for 14. We met in the 6th grade after attending different elementary schools and became fast friends. In 8th grade, we began “dating” – basically our parents drove us to the movies or bowling alley where we spent time with other friends. Outside of a brief breakup in high school, we have been together ever since. We went to separate colleges 20 minutes away from one another and spent time together on weekends. After graduating we moved into our first place together and got married after 10 years of dating in 2013. We laugh because now at the age of 28 we have been together for more than half of our lives and are proud of the fact that we are middle school sweethearts. While meeting your spouse in middle school is rare, we love that we have a marriage and relationship built on a friendship that began when we were at the most awkward stage of our lives.

Our Lifestyle

Hiking Crested Butte

Currently, we both work Monday-Friday, but have dinner together every night. Since we moved in together we made it a priority to have dinner at the table – it is easy to get into a habit of something quick and sitting on the couch, but we decided right away that even though life gets busy, having dinner together allows us to catch up with each other and spend time together without the distractions of a TV.

On the weekends we are always doing something – from hiking and biking to trying new restaurants or barbecuing with friends and family, we are active and enjoy getting out of the house. However, we also enjoy the occasional weekend staying in our sweats, lounging around the house and watching movies.

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Go Broncos!
Go Broncos!
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Hiking with Family
Hiking with Family
Cuddles with Our Fur Babies
Cuddles with Our Fur Babies
Giving Our Niece a Ride
Giving Our Niece a Ride
At Our Friends' Daughter's Baptism
At Our Friends' Daughter's Baptism
biking Around the Neighborhood
biking Around the Neighborhood
Snuggling Our Newest Nephew
Snuggling Our Newest Nephew
Christmas Time at Virginia Beach
Christmas Time at Virginia Beach
Ed Sheeran Concert
Ed Sheeran Concert
Being Silly with Our Niece
Being Silly with Our Niece
We Can't Wait to be Parents!
We Can't Wait to be Parents!
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Go Broncos!
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Our Little Family
Our Little Family
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Hiking with Family
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Cuddles with Our Fur Babies
Cuddles with Our Fur Babies
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Giving Our Niece a Ride
Giving Our Niece a Ride
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At Our Friends' Daughter's Baptism
At Our Friends' Daughter's Baptism
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biking Around the Neighborhood
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Snuggling Our Newest Nephew
Snuggling Our Newest Nephew
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Christmas Time at Virginia Beach
Christmas Time at Virginia Beach
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Ed Sheeran Concert
Ed Sheeran Concert
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Being Silly with Our Niece
Being Silly with Our Niece
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We Can't Wait to be Parents!
We Can't Wait to be Parents!

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

While Theresa was born in Germany, we both grew up in Colorado and cannot imagine raising a child anywhere else. When we moved into our house two years ago, it was with the intention of growing our family. Our neighborhood is surrounded by 600 acres of open space and hiking/biking trails where we hope to spend our weekends exploring with a child. There are also two neighborhood parks with playgrounds, soccer fields, and basketball courts, along with a swimming pool to splash in on hot summer days. We are only about an hour away from the closest ski resorts where we can't wait to go tubing, ice skating, and skiing as a family. The zoo, aquarium, and dozens of museums are also only about 25 minutes away.

Our neighborhood has a social committee that hosts a 4th of July bike parade, movie nights in the park, pool parties, pictures with Santa and more. There are events and activities for families all year long. We also picked this neighborhood because it is in one of the most highly ranked school districts in the state, which was incredibly important to us when choosing where to live.

Our home has 4 bedrooms and we've already picked the perfect room for a nursery that is close to our room and gets lots of natural light. We also have a loft that we cannot wait to fill with toys and books for a playroom space just for children. Our favorite room in the house is definitely the kitchen/living room. It is the perfect space for cooking meals together and having family all around.

Our Extended Families

Christmas Eve with Theresa's Family

We are lucky that both of our parents live in the state along with Theresa's brother and his family. We spend every holiday together and have family brunches, dinners and barbecues together at least once a month. When we are all together we love to play games like Rummy or Yahtzee or if we're outside, cornhole. There's also always a plethora of food to go around, both of our moms love cooking and inevitably make enough to feed an entire football team! Since Theresa's family is from Germany they have always celebrated Christmas Eve -- opening gifts, looking at Christmas lights and having fondue for dinner. Then on Christmas morning we head to Eric's parent's house and spend the day playing games, watching movies, and of course eating!

With Eric's Family

Our entire family is thrilled that we are adopting and they cannot wait to love on another grandchild/niece/nephew/cousin. Our families are loud, full of energy and have so much love to give to a child. We feel blessed that we have an extended family that is incredibly open and accepting and we have no doubt that your child will be welcomed with open arms and open hearts.

From Us to You

As we write this letter it is hard to put into words how much we respect and admire your strength. Nothing we say could ever truly convey how we feel about you and the decision you’re considering. We are so excited to become parents, but acknowledge that through our happiness there is also sadness. If you choose us to parent your child, we promise to love them as if they were born from our blood.

We have been married for four years and together for 14. Our story began when we were awkward teenagers in middle school and has grown into a love and commitment we feel fortunate to experience. We always knew we wanted to have children, but unfortunately, three years ago, after undergoing several tests and a year of fertility treatments, we learned that having children biologically would be almost impossible. While the last few years have been difficult and have tested us in more ways than we could imagine, we feel stronger now than we ever have. Marriage and life aren't easy, but we feel confident that our resilience and promise to each other will help us as parents.

We look forward to bringing a child into our lives and loving them unconditionally. We look forward to teaching them love, respect, and ethical values to help them become citizens of the world. We look forward to encouraging and supporting their dreams, goals, and hopes for the future. We look forward to laughing and playing, kissing boo-boos, and wiping away tears. We look forward to camping trips with cousins, visiting Mickey and Minnie at Disney World, and exploring cities and countries together as a family.

Family is our number one priority. We are lucky that grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins all live in the same state -- our entire extended family is eager to love on a new child and we are thrilled that there will always be family around. We also have several close friends that we grew up with all living and raising their children in the same area so there are plenty of children around for playdates.

We were both fortunate enough to play sports and explore a variety of activities so it is important to us to provide the same opportunities for our child. Whether they want to play football, do ballet or compete in the science fair, we will be their loudest cheerleaders and champions.

We believe in raising a child that isn’t afraid to stumble or make mistakes because they know that they are loved and that no matter what, we are always there to catch them. We believe in teaching them to work hard and be humble and that not everyone they meet will be kind, but that they should always be kind in return.

We promise to speak only with love and respect of you in our home and share with them how much you love them as well. We promise to send letters and pictures so that you can see them grow and become the beautiful person you helped create. We also promise that if we have a child from a different cultural or ethnic background than our own, we will research and connect with others so that we can provide opportunities for the child to explore their heritage and give them the support they need in discovering who they are.

Thank you for considering us to parent your child. We believe that while life doesn’t always turn out the way we expect, every obstacle, every detour, every blessing and every heartache are all a part of the story and that without each of those moments, we cannot live the life meant for us.

Warmly,

Eric & Theresa

Favorites

Eric
Theresa
Actor
Viggo Mortensen
Robert Downey Jr.
Actress
Kate Beckensale
Julia Roberts
Animal
Tiger
All animals!
Author
Robert Jordan
Jodi Picoult
Book
The Faith of the Fallen, Terry Goodkind
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Candy Bar
Milky Way
Butterfinger
Cartoon
Tail Spin
Calvin and Hobbes
Childhood Memory
Playing cards with my Grandpa
Ski trips to Crested Butte with my family
Childhood Toy
Bow and Arrow
Stuffed clown toy
Children's Book
Three Crazy Pigs!
Skippy John Jones
City
San Francisco
New York City
Classic Movie
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride
Color
Orange
Red
Day of Week
Thursday
Saturday
Dessert
Cheesecake
Creme Brulee
Disney Movie
The Lion King
Finding Nemo
Dream Car
Dodge Viper
Porsche Cayenne
Dream Job
Chef/Owner of a few restaurants
News Anchor
Dream Vacation
European Vacation
Bora Bora
Family Activity
Dinner and a Movie
Game Night
Flower / Plant
Red Wood Tree
Orchid
Food
Chipotle Burrito
Sushi
Form of Exercise
Playing outfield i.e. "shagging" fly balls
Dancing
Fruit
Oranges
Pineapple
Game
Monopoly
Rummy
Hobby
Golf - because I am not good enough for it not to be a hobby
Reading
Holiday
Independence Day
Christmas
Holiday Song
O Come all ye Faithful
What Child is This
Holiday Tradition
Opening presents on Christmas Morning
Christmas Advent and Christmas Eve Dinner
Ice Cream
Butter Pecan
Mint chocolate chip
Junk Food
Cheetos
Spicy Cheetos
Leisure Activity
Yard games like cornhole, lasso golf, Kan-Jam
Yard Games
Magazine
National Geographic
InStyle
Memory with a Child
Hiking in the Mountains with Our Nephew
Swimming with Our Niece & Nephews
Memory with Spouse
In college we took a trip to San Francisco together just the two of us. So many good times in the city exploring and having fun. And of course our Wedding Day and Honeymoon
Our wedding day and honeymoon
Movie
The Princess Bride - yes it's a classic but it is almost my favorite
Dead Poets Society
Movie Munchie
Popcorn....
Popcorn
Movie Quote
Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday...
Ogres are like onions.
Movie Type
Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Comedy
Musical
The Book of Mormon
Wicked
Musical Group
Guster
One Republic
Nursery Rhyme
Hush Little Baby
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Olympic Event
Speed Skating
Swimming
Personal Hero
My Dad
My mom
Play
The Odyssey
Romeo and Juliet
Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emily Dickinson
Quality about my Spouse
Her genuine sense of caring for all people and all creatures
Sense of humor
Quote
When in doubt, take two and hit to right
"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny." -- C.S. Lewis
Restaurant
Buffalo Wild Wings
Capital Grille
Sandwich
The Custer Sandwich - Turkey, Bacon, Red Onion, Thousand Island Dressing on Rye Bread
Italian
Scripture
Psalm 23:4
John 13:7
Shopping Store
Brookstone
Target
Song
Under Heaven's Skies - Collective Soul
Still in love with you -- Dan Layus
Sport to Play
Baseball
Kickball
Sport to Watch
Football
Football
Sports Star
Von Miller
Von Miller
Sports Team
The Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Subject in School
Astronomy
English
Superhero
Superman
Superman
Thing to Cook
Anything on the Smoker
Curry Chicken
Time of Day
Morning
7 p.m.
Tradition
No Shave November
Looking at Christmas lights with family
TV Show
Sherlock Holmes
Blacklist
TV Show Character
Mike Baxter, Last Man Standing
Raymond Reddington
Type of Music
Solo Artists
Everything but heavy metal
Vacation Spot
The Beach
Beach
Video Game
Kingdom Hearts
Mario Kart

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