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Jonathan & Erika

We humbly thank you for considering us as potential parents. We have so much respect for you and your choice. We believe adoption is a gift and becoming parents would be the greatest role and adventure of our lives. We are excited to welcome your child into our lives and give them the most wonderful and loving life that we can.

About Us

Jonathan
Erika
Job
Senior Technical Specialist
Mental Health Clinician
Education
Master's Degree in Sustainable Transportation
Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

Visiting a Castle in Scotland

We enjoy travelling (both domestically and internationally). We look forward to making family trips with a child and exploring what different cities have to offer. Jonathan loves to plan our travels and is always thoughtful about our safety, expenses, and how our dog, Lulu is able to travel with us. We often explore hiking trails and enjoy nature walks in our own town. We often take Lulu with us and hike a local trail 10 minutes away from our home. On the weekends we are often entertaining guests with a home cooked meal and connecting with old friends. We enjoy serving others and spending quality time with family on a monthly basis by having barbecues, going to restaurants, and spending the day at various theme parks such as Disneyland, Universal Studios and LegoLand which are only 45 minutes away from us. We look forward to participating in church activities with a child such as volunteering in the community. In addition, taking the child to the children's ministry on Sundays that is offered by our church.

Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other

Snuggle Time on the Beach

Erika About Jonathan: Jonathan was like none other that I have ever met but have always prayed in my heart. I was surprised by his kindness and gentlemen like qualities when we were first introduced at a church retreat. We had similar values and priorities of placing God first in our lives. Jonathan is not only just kind but has good character with a determined and adventurous spirit. I admire his heart to lead his life with love and servitude. He is my best friend, my love, and the best partner I can ask for. I have no doubt that he will be a wonderful and loving father that is present and fun! I cannot wait to see him fulfill his desire to be a dad.

Jonathan About Erika: Erika is genuine, intelligent, selfless, creative and has a strong admiration for God. Erika has always been there for me on a daily basis, and I love spending time with her especially on the spontaneous adventures we go on. She always puts others before herself and has a huge passion for children. This passion for children will make her a loving mother and I cannot wait to share this desire with her. She has many amazing qualities that will make her the best mother to a child. I am excited to see her become a mother.

Fun Facts About Us:

About Erika:

  • Works as a marriage and family therapist helping at-risk families, children, and individuals to improve their mental health and overall wellness.
  • Favorite past jobs include working as a nanny for two children and as a gymnastics coach for a mobile gymnastics.
  • Loves praying on the beach.
  • Loves 80's music and movies.
  • Volunteered in church as a mentor to teens for four years.
  • Will choose veggies over meat.
  • Favorite season is summer.
  • Swam the caves in Cancun, Mexico.
  • About Jonathan:

  • I am allergic to peanut butter.
  • Repelled off a 185-foot waterfall in Sydney, Australia.
  • Love to be outdoors hiking, biking and praying.
  • Collects maps of different cities when traveling.
  • Will choose meat over veggies.
  • Favorite color is blue.
  • Enjoys building Legos.
  • Loves exploring different cultures, foods and traditions.
  • Video

    Photos

    Visiting a Waterfall in Iceland
    Visiting a Waterfall in Iceland
    Erika Graduating With Her Master's Degree
    Erika Graduating With Her Master's Degree
    Jonathan Volunteering
    Jonathan Volunteering
    Peaceful Thoughts in Portland
    Peaceful Thoughts in Portland
    A Serenade in Venice, Italy
    A Serenade in Venice, Italy
    Hiking at Joshua Tree
    Hiking at Joshua Tree
    Exploring With Lulu
    Exploring With Lulu
    Uncle Jonathan
    Uncle Jonathan
    Enjoying a Family Barbecue
    Enjoying a Family Barbecue
    Happy on the Road
    Happy on the Road
    The Roman Colosseum
    The Roman Colosseum
    Hiking With Lulu
    Hiking With Lulu
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    Visiting a Waterfall in Iceland
    Visiting a Waterfall in Iceland
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    Erika Graduating With Her Master's Degree
    Erika Graduating With Her Master's Degree
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    Jonathan Volunteering
    Jonathan Volunteering
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    Peaceful Thoughts in Portland
    Peaceful Thoughts in Portland
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    A Serenade in Venice, Italy
    A Serenade in Venice, Italy
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    Hiking at Joshua Tree
    Hiking at Joshua Tree
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    Exploring With Lulu
    Exploring With Lulu
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    Uncle Jonathan
    Uncle Jonathan
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    Enjoying a Family Barbecue
    Enjoying a Family Barbecue
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    Happy on the Road
    Happy on the Road
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    The Roman Colosseum
    The Roman Colosseum
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    Hiking With Lulu
    Hiking With Lulu

    Our House and Neighborhood

    Our Cozy Home

    We live in a cozy two-bedroom apartment home in the suburbs. We are close to the mountains and only one hour from the beach and a major metropolitan city.

    We love spending time together, whether it be eating a homemade dinner or snuggling with our fur baby (Lulu) while watching the cooking channel or something that makes us laugh!

    There are many young families that live next door to us plus a playground where all the families meet and greet.

    We enjoy spending time in our town and going to the farmers market just down the street in the town's historical village. We enjoy watching movies in the park each summer and attending the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the university just 10 minutes away. The university near us consists of four distinct private colleges, making it a very educational town for a child to be raised in. Our city is also known to be very environmentally conscience with many local parks and a botanical garden, which we look forward to sharing with a child.

    Our Extended Families

    Breakfast With Jonathan's Family

    We come from close knit and supportive families. We often visit on a regular basis and do spur of the moment dinners and house gatherings throughout the year. It has become tradition that we attend an annual Ugly Christmas Sweater party with family and friends. The day starts by eating tamales and pozole then playing games like the white elephant gift exchange to end the night. We can't wait to add a child to this important and fun family tradition.

    Erika's Family

    Jonathan has one sister who is expecting her first child. Erika has two sisters. We have five nieces and nephews ranging in age from 4 months to 21 years old in which we spend as much time as possible. Erika's sister lives within 15 minutes from our home. This allows us the opportunity to celebrate and share in special moments with her niece and nephew. We enjoy being able to cheer on our niece in her dance performances and support her getting awards in school.

    Both of our families are so excited for our adoption plan and cannot wait to be a part of this child's life.

    From Us to You

    Thank you for taking this time to review our profile, it means the world to us. We've been together for ten years and married for seven. We want nothing more than to welcome a child into our lives and provide a child the most wonderful life we can offer. We promise to love unconditionally, provide safety, and delight always in your child.

    Our decision to begin a family started several years ago, but we were unable to conceive. We were devastated and challenged in our faith to trust in God's plan for our future family. We held tightly on to hope and prayer for direction and sought much counsel by others on similar paths. We realized our greatest joy was not just to experience pregnancy and have a biological child, but it was the greater calling in our lives to live out the role of mother and father.

    We believe in honoring God through our life and marriage. We have set values based on the word of God and hold tightly to our faith. For a future child we will lead by example in love and faith. We value building good character and pursuing education. We love culture, travel, and will encourage a child to love God and live life to their fullest potential. We are excited to be an active family and do all the things we've dreamed to do as a family such as serving the community, travelling together, going on hikes, and taking trips to the beach.

    Our biological family and church family are both very supportive and excited we are on this path to adopt. They know the struggle of our journey and act as our biggest support and cheerleaders. We are grateful to have a network in our church of families who have adopted and could offer support and wisdom. We look forward to maintaining this resource of knowledge as it is our belief that it takes a village to raise a child.

    We realize the sacrifice you are making and can not even imagine how difficult this decision must be for you. We want to ease any fears you may have and promise that we will share with you your child's growth and life experiences. We would love to send you photos and updates on a regular basis so you may see how deeply your child is loved and cared for. We look forward to developing a healthy relationship with you and having open communication. We want you to know how important we believe your role is and how deeply we respect and honor your decisions and choices in this matter. We will always speak of you with high regard and share with your child about your great act of sacrifice and love.

    Becoming parents is the one desire of our heart. We recognize your strength and courage and we admire your selflessness to consider adoption. We understand that all of this would not be possible without you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With love and respect,

    Jonathan & Erika

    Favorites

    Jonathan
    Erika
    Actor
    Harrison Ford
    Tom Hanks
    Actress
    Sandra Bullock
    Julia Roberts
    Animal
    Lion
    Elephant
    Author
    Michael Crichton
    Francine Rivers
    Book
    Jurassic Park
    Rain of Gold
    Candy Bar
    Twix
    Skor
    Cartoon
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Rainbow Bright
    Childhood Memory
    Swimming in the pool in the summer time
    Riding my purple Huffy bike every day in the summer
    Childhood Toy
    Transformers
    Barbie
    Children's Book
    The Poky Little Puppy
    Go Dogs Go!
    City
    New York
    New York
    Classic Movie
    Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    Sixteen Candles
    Color
    Blue
    Blue
    Day of Week
    Friday
    Saturday
    Dessert
    Tiramisu
    S'mores
    Disney Movie
    Pinocchio
    Toy Story
    Dream Car
    Tesla Model X
    None
    Dream Job
    Transportation Planner for a medium to large city
    To have a private practice in my field as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    Dream Vacation
    Bora Bora
    African Safari
    Family Activity
    Movies in the park and going to the beach
    Exploring community events and festivals
    Flower / Plant
    Cactus
    Rose/succulent
    Food
    Steak Fajitas
    enchiladas
    Form of Exercise
    Biking
    Zumba
    Fruit
    Banana
    Avocado
    Game
    Monopoly
    uno
    Hobby
    Building Legos
    Journaling
    Holiday
    Christmas
    Thanksgiving
    Holiday Song
    'Let it Snow'
    Jingle Bells
    Holiday Tradition
    Decorating the Christmas tree and drinking eggnog
    Eating Chinese food and going to a movie day after Christmas.
    Ice Cream
    Cookie Dough
    Cookies 'n Cream
    Junk Food
    Pizza
    Brownies
    Leisure Activity
    Hiking
    Watching the cooking channel
    Magazine
    National Geographic
    The Therapist
    Memory with a Child
    Teaching bible school to kids at Church
    Working as a nanny while in college
    Memory with Spouse
    Trip to Italy
    Honeymoon in Jamaica
    Movie
    Goonies
    For Keeps
    Movie Munchie
    Popcorn with Junior Mints
    Chocolate and popcorn together
    Movie Quote
    May the Force be with you
    'Nobody puts baby in a corner'
    Movie Type
    Comedy
    Comedy
    Musical
    West Side Story
    Grease
    Musical Group
    Linkin Park
    En Vogue
    Nursery Rhyme
    Wheels on the Bus
    The Wheels on The Bus
    Olympic Event
    Track and Field
    Gymnastics
    Personal Hero
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    My mother
    Play
    Phantom of the Opera
    Hiding go seek
    Poet
    William Shakespeare
    Emily Dickinson
    Quality about my Spouse
    Intelligent and Patient
    Humble and Kind
    Quote
    "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" (Aesop)
    "Fail forward"
    Restaurant
    Euro Cafe
    De Oro La Puerta
    Sandwich
    Buffalo Chicken Ranch
    Italian
    Scripture
    Jeremiah 29:11
    Psalm 42:1-2
    Shopping Store
    Target
    Target
    Song
    "Alive" by POD
    Every day with Jesus
    Sport to Play
    Badminton
    Badminton
    Sport to Watch
    Soccer
    Soccer
    Sports Star
    Neymar da Silva Santos (Soccer Star)
    Sports Team
    Lakers
    Subject in School
    History
    Psychology/Sociology
    Superhero
    Batman
    Wonder Woman
    Thing to Cook
    Stir fry with veggies and meat
    Roasted vegetables
    Time of Day
    Evening
    Morning
    Tradition
    Praying in bed with my Wife
    Praying before bed with my husband
    TV Show
    Seinfeld
    The Office
    TV Show Character
    Huell Howser
    Jerry Seinfeld
    Type of Music
    90s Rock and Alternative
    80's and 90's
    Vacation Spot
    Palm Springs
    Napa Valley
    Video Game
    Tetris
    Bubble Bobble

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