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Erik & Abby
We are incredibly thankful that you are taking the time to look at our profile. We have so much love to share and are looking forward to becoming first time parents through adoption. We have been dreaming about having a child since before we were married and would be honored to be chosen to be your child's parents and continue on this journey with you.
Our Family Dream
It has always been our dream to become parents and have a family of our own. We want to teach our future child to not lose sight of their dreams and to never give up on themselves. We want them to become whoever they aspire to be, we will help them in every way we can to get them there. We want to be a part of the journey as they grow into a mature, respectful and amazing young man or woman. Playing catch in the yard, baking in the kitchen, reading bedtime stories and goodnight kisses are a few of the things we dream of doing with them. We will talk to them about where they came from, teach them about love and relationships and be there when they need a shoulder to cry on or a listening ear. They will be loved unconditionally through all the ups and downs life will bring. There has never been a journey we have been more excited for then welcoming a child into our lives.
Fun Facts About Us
Becoming a transracial family is something we are both excited and nervous about. There are so many opportunities for us to learn and get involved in where we live to ensure our future child feels comfortable and happy not only in our home but in our community as well. We have already realized how close and supportive the adoption community is around us and are so blessed that we will have the support of them as we go through this journey before and after bringing a baby home. As parents, we will do everything and anything we can do make sure our child feels safe and loved whether that be moving to a more diverse community, choosing a school that supports and encourages cultural diversity or getting involved in activities that promote people of different backgrounds coming together. We are lucky to have the support from our family and friends on this adoption journey as we continue to grow and educate ourselves.
Our House and Neighborhood
Our three bedroom home is located in Abby's hometown in Wisconsin just blocks away from the local elementary school and within walking distance to a number of parks in the area.
Our home has an open floor plan which makes it very inviting and allows everyone to hang out in the same area when we have visitors. It will be nice with a child as we will be able to have a play area set up that can be viewed from the living room and kitchen.
We bought this home recently for the school district and how close it is to our family. We love living close to Abby’s family because it means we are able to spend a lot of time with them.
Our favorite thing about our neighborhood is that it is filled with families that have small children who are always outside playing and having fun.
Our Extended Families
We recently moved back to Wisconsin so that we could be closer to our families, after living in Oregon for five years. As we are starting the process of growing our family we realize just how wonderful this decision to return home has been.
Abby’s family is within minutes of our new Wisconsin home allowing us to spend a lot of time with Abby’s parents, siblings, niece and nephews. When together, we enjoy playing outside with our dogs, building forts and throwing the football or baseball around the yard.
Erik’s family is in Minnesota, about four hours away from where we live, so we are able to visit and spend quality time with them often.
Both of us come from large extended families and grew up with our aunts, uncles and cousins close by. We are happy to be near both our families so that every holiday, birthday party or any celebration can be spent with those we love most. Our families are so excited for another child so they can join in on all the fun we have together. They are all looking forward to welcoming another child into their hearts.
From Us to You
Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to view our profile, we know that this is an important decision for you and your child. We appreciate you considering us as you decide if adoption is the right path for you. Let us tell you a little bit about ourselves so you can get to know what our life is like together and what life would be like for your child. We are excited to share our story with you! Please do not hesitate to ask us any questions you may have after viewing our profile, we are an open book!
We have been together for a little over five years, married for almost two years. We met at a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game that the company we worked for was hosting. You will notice that sports, whether playing or watching, are a big part of our life. We both have learned a lot from playing sports as we grew up, things like hard work, determination, teamwork, mental toughness and friendship. We can’t wait to share that with our future child.
We are very active people who love the outdoors. We love playing volleyball, running, camping and going to different sporting events in the area. On Sundays in the fall you can usually find us cheering on our favorite football teams at Abby's parents house with her family, throwing the football around with our nieces and nephews at halftime, of course!
We are very excited to become first time parents and welcome a child into our family through adoption. Family is made through love and we will love this child unconditionally and support the dreams that they have as the grow in every way we can.
There are so many things we are excited to teach our future child, including the love of family, the importance of where they came from, to always dream big and never doubt themselves and to treat themselves and others with respect. Abby will teach him or her how to bake and Erik will teach him or her how to throw a curve ball and set a volleyball. We will always be looking for new and exciting things to teach our child either about themselves or the world around them.
You may be nervous about what the future holds, we are too! But we also could not be more excited to be on this journey with you. If you choose us, we would love for you to be part of your child's future if that is something you would like as well. We will send pictures, exchange emails, phone calls and even visits as your child grows up if you desire. We plan to be very open with your child about where he or she came from and want them to know how much they are loved by not only our family but yours too!
We both come from large close-knit Midwest families. Your child will be loved and supported by so many wonderful people. Everyone is so excited to meet him or her and welcome them into the family with open arms.
We hope this letter has helped you get a better picture of our family as you make this important decision. Feel free to ask us any further questions you might have. We are excited to see what the future holds for all of us.
Erik & Abby
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