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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.

About Us

Erik
Abby
Job
Online Business Owner
Application Analyst
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Family Dream

Our Adoption Announcement

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

  • We are both the youngest of three siblings, Our sisters are the same age and our brothers are the same age, yet we are five years apart.
  • We have the same amount of nieces and nephews on each side of our family, one girl and three boys: Stella, Gavin, Wyatt and Gus on Abby's side and Delaney, Declan, Camden and Emmett on Erik's side.
  • We got married on April Fool's Day.
  • Abby has an irrational fear of frogs.
  • Erik has completed a half Ironman.
  • Abby has completed a marathon.
  • Erik got a job and moved across the country after we had been dating for only two months. Abby moved out there a month later. Leap of faith!
  • Abby ran track in college.
  • We own two dogs (Mushu & Donut).
  • Every year on our birthdays, we buy each other an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen.
  • Cultural Diversity

    With Friends at a Wedding

    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.

    Video

    Photos

    Celebrating a Friend's Wedding in Maine
    Celebrating a Friend's Wedding in Maine
    Our Godson's Baptism
    Our Godson's Baptism
    At the Top of Snowy Mount Ashland
    At the Top of Snowy Mount Ashland
    Abby Making a Cake
    Abby Making a Cake
    Erik With Mushu & Donut
    Erik With Mushu & Donut
    Running a 5K Race With Friends in Maine
    Running a 5K Race With Friends in Maine
    Sailing in the British Virgin Islands
    Sailing in the British Virgin Islands
    Trick-or-Treating With Our Niece
    Trick-or-Treating With Our Niece
    Our New Nephew
    Our New Nephew
    With Our Nephews & Niece
    With Our Nephews & Niece
    Visiting the Oregon Coast
    Visiting the Oregon Coast
    At an Oregon Ducks Football Game
    At an Oregon Ducks Football Game
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    Celebrating a Friend's Wedding in Maine
    Celebrating a Friend's Wedding in Maine
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    Our Godson's Baptism
    Our Godson's Baptism
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    At the Top of Snowy Mount Ashland
    At the Top of Snowy Mount Ashland
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    Abby Making a Cake
    Abby Making a Cake
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    Erik With Mushu & Donut
    Erik With Mushu & Donut
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    Running a 5K Race With Friends in Maine
    Running a 5K Race With Friends in Maine
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    Sailing in the British Virgin Islands
    Sailing in the British Virgin Islands
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    Trick-or-Treating With Our Niece
    Trick-or-Treating With Our Niece
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    Our New Nephew
    Our New Nephew
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    With Our Nephews & Niece
    With Our Nephews & Niece
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    Visiting the Oregon Coast
    Visiting the Oregon Coast
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    At an Oregon Ducks Football Game
    At an Oregon Ducks Football Game

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Home

    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

    Abby's Family

    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.

    With Erik's Dad at Crater Lake National Park

    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.

    With love,

    Erik & Abby

    Favorites

    Erik
    Abby
    Actor
    James Roday
    Leonardo Dicaprio
    Actress
    Kristen Bell
    Animal
    Fennec Fox
    Penguin
    Author
    David Class
    Rachel Hollis
    Book
    Danger Zone
    The Hunger Games
    Candy Bar
    Milky Way
    Take 5
    Cartoon
    South Park
    Rugrats
    Childhood Memory
    Going to grandma's with my cousins
    When my cousin Elissa and I would stay up all night at my parent's cottage watching scary movies, making up dance routines and eating freezies
    Childhood Toy
    Marble Works
    Barbie
    Children's Book
    A Wish For Wings That Worked
    The Rainbow Fish
    City
    Eugene, Oregon
    Eugene, Oregon
    Classic Movie
    Princess Bride
    Nightmare on Elm Street
    Color
    Green
    Orange
    Day of Week
    Saturday
    Sunday
    Dessert
    Ice Cream
    Cheesecake
    Disney Movie
    Mulan
    Aladdin
    Dream Car
    Jeep Wrangler
    Land Rover
    Dream Job
    Professional Athlete
    Owner of a Cake Shop
    Dream Vacation
    Anywhere warm with clear blue water
    Australia
    Family Activity
    Watching Sports Together
    Playing Sports Outside Together
    Flower / Plant
    Sun Flower
    Calla lily
    Food
    Watermelon
    Mashed Potatoes
    Form of Exercise
    Running
    Running
    Fruit
    Watermelon
    Mango
    Game
    Telestrations
    Capture the Flag
    Hobby
    Volleyball
    Baking
    Holiday
    Thanksgiving
    Halloween
    Holiday Song
    Christmas in Hollies
    I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
    Holiday Tradition
    Giving Each Other an Ornament on Christmas Eve
    Making Christmas Cookies With My Grandma
    Ice Cream
    Dolce De Leche
    Cookies and Cream
    Junk Food
    Potato Chips
    Anything chocolate
    Leisure Activity
    Watching television and streaming our favorite shows
    Spending time with family
    Magazine
    ESPN
    Food Network Magazine
    Memory with a Child
    White water rafting with my nephews
    Dancing with my niece, Stella, at our wedding
    Memory with Spouse
    Going to Olympic trials
    Going to watch the US Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon in 2016
    Movie
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    Titanic
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn
    Milk Duds
    Movie Quote
    Over? It's not over. Was it over when the Germans bombed pearl harbor? -
    "Even miracles take a little time." Cinderella
    Movie Type
    Comedy
    Horror or Drama
    Musical
    South Park - Bigger Longer Uncut
    Wicked
    Musical Group
    Blink-182
    Backstreet Boys
    Nursery Rhyme
    Itsy Bitsy Spider
    I'm a Little Teapot
    Olympic Event
    Track and Field
    Track and Field
    Personal Hero
    My Dad
    My Grandmother
    Play
    Cyrano De Bergerac
    Poet
    Dr. Suess
    Edgar Allan Poe
    Quality about my Spouse
    Her cute uniqueness
    Sense of humor-He can always make me laugh
    Quote
    Shoot for the moon. If you miss you'll land amongst the stars.
    Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. -Marilyn Monroe
    Restaurant
    Hawaiian Hut
    Noodles
    Sandwich
    Peanut Butter and Jelly
    Caprese
    Shopping Store
    Best Buy
    Aerie
    Song
    Safe Inside - James Arthur
    "End of the Day"- One Direction
    Sport to Play
    Volleyball
    Volleyball
    Sport to Watch
    Football
    Basketball
    Sports Star
    Michael Cuddyer
    Stephen Curry
    Sports Team
    Oregon Ducks
    Green Bay Packers
    Subject in School
    Math
    Art
    Superhero
    Dead Pool
    Iron Man
    Thing to Cook
    Homemate Pizzas
    Homemade Pasta
    Time of Day
    Morning
    Night time
    Tradition
    White Castle Stuffing for Thanksgiving.
    Erik and I always buy eachother an ornament for Christmas that we open on Christmas Eve
    TV Show
    Psych
    One Tree Hill
    TV Show Character
    Shawn Spencer
    Olivia Pope from Scandal
    Type of Music
    Pop
    Country or Pop
    Vacation Spot
    The Caribbean
    My Parent's Cottage in Northern Wisconsin
    Video Game
    Fortnite
    Super Mario

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