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Peter & Erin

Thank you so much for viewing our profile. We are truly honored that you might consider us to become the adoptive parents of your child. We are incredibly excited to pursue adoption and have long wanted to be parents. We hope that you will be able to gain a glimpse into our lives and see the love we have for each other and the love we will share with a child.

About Us

Peter
Erin
Job
Attorney
Dance Teacher
Education
Juris Doctor
Master's Degree
Children
None
Relationship
Legally Married

Our Leisure Time

We Found Bliss in the California Countryside

We both enjoy and value the importance of exercise. Erin loves sunrise yoga class at 6am because it gives her energy for the day ahead. Peter likes to lift weights, swim, and stretch at the gym. Saturday is our day to spend time together. We typically go out to lunch and then find an event or festival happening in our city, or take long walks and explore other fun neighborhoods.

In his leisure time, Peter enjoys playing and listening to music. His favorite is improvising on the piano in our living room, which doubles as a music room. Peter also enjoys listening to live music and enjoying cuisine at the many festivals held in our city and our region. Erin is an avid gardener and loves growing flowers and vegetables from seed. In the springtime, you will find her covered in dirt in the backyard. She likes growing tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, lettuce, eggplant, and bell peppers. She also loves wildflowers and even carried a bouquet of them at her wedding. Erin can't wait to have a little helper in her garden.

Our Family Traditions

Swinging with Our Nieces and Nephews at Grandma's Farm

One of our most cherished traditions is the visits to Peter's mother's farm in Virginia. We visit "the farm" every few months to experience each season every year. There are hundreds of acres to explore (often on our John Deere gator), including trails, fields, streams, and a large pool for the summertime. It is such a blessing to be able to spend time in nature and see all of grandma's animals - horses, goats, sheep, cows, and pigs! Best of all, the farm is a great spacious place to visit with family, especially Peter's six brothers and sisters who live nearby with their many children. We have so much fun playing sports and games, exploring nature, playing music, and enjoying great meals together as a family.

Another one of our cherished traditions is Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is always a family affair for us every year. Our nieces, nephews, and godsons love to celebrate Mardi Gras out at the parades, and often atop the Mardi Gras ladders. Mardi Gras is such a festive, happy time of year for our family and friends and there is so much to enjoy: parades, floats, music, beads, king cakes, costumes, family fun…we could go on and on.

Our Dog, Sasha

Our Girl, Sasha

Our wonderful dog Sasha brings such joy to our lives. Sasha is a Katrina rescue dog, found long ago wandering a Navy base after the storm. She is 14 years old, so she pretty much gets whatever she wants these days (i.e., lots of TREATS). She is a very sweet, content, and mellow dog with big, bat-like ears that she loves to have scratched and rubbed. We can always tell how she is feeling by the way she holds her ears.

Sasha likes to be wherever we are, so she follows us around from room to room. We treasure the click-clack sound of her little feet as she trails behind us. Sasha has a funny habit that makes the dancer in Erin laugh: every morning, she makes a single walk in a circle, to the right, before she lets you clip on her leash. Erin, of course, calls this her "pirouette." She also likes to sit with her front legs crossed like a lady. It's a lifelong habit that matches her genteel personality. Sasha adds humor, fun, and constant companionship to our lives, and we delight in every day spent with her.

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Photos

Hanging Out in the Louisiana Swamps
Hanging Out in the Louisiana Swamps
Working on Banjo Skills with Our Nephew
Working on Banjo Skills with Our Nephew
Beautiful Day with Family
Beautiful Day with Family
Erin Showing Off Her Skills in Fiji
Erin Showing Off Her Skills in Fiji
Happy Birthday Uncle Peter!
Happy Birthday Uncle Peter!
A Fabulous Day at the Water Park with Our Godsons
A Fabulous Day at the Water Park with Our Godsons
Erin with Some of Her Dance Students
Erin with Some of Her Dance Students
Enjoying Beach Time in Australia
Enjoying Beach Time in Australia
Fun at the Mardi Gras Parade
Fun at the Mardi Gras Parade
Special Story Time with Our Nephew
Special Story Time with Our Nephew
Erin Surprised Peter with a Homemade Cake for His Birthday
Erin Surprised Peter with a Homemade Cake for His Birthday
Sharing a Laugh at a Friend's Wedding
Sharing a Laugh at a Friend's Wedding
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Hanging Out in the Louisiana Swamps
Hanging Out in the Louisiana Swamps
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Working on Banjo Skills with Our Nephew
Working on Banjo Skills with Our Nephew
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Beautiful Day with Family
Beautiful Day with Family
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Erin Showing Off Her Skills in Fiji
Erin Showing Off Her Skills in Fiji
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Happy Birthday Uncle Peter!
Happy Birthday Uncle Peter!
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A Fabulous Day at the Water Park with Our Godsons
A Fabulous Day at the Water Park with Our Godsons
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Erin with Some of Her Dance Students
Erin with Some of Her Dance Students
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Enjoying Beach Time in Australia
Enjoying Beach Time in Australia
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Fun at the Mardi Gras Parade
Fun at the Mardi Gras Parade
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Special Story Time with Our Nephew
Special Story Time with Our Nephew
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Erin Surprised Peter with a Homemade Cake for His Birthday
Erin Surprised Peter with a Homemade Cake for His Birthday
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Sharing a Laugh at a Friend's Wedding
Sharing a Laugh at a Friend's Wedding

Our House and Neighborhood

Home Sweet Home

We live in a safe, family-oriented neighborhood in the heart of a fun, festive city in Louisiana. Our city is rich in history, culture, and old beauty. It is especially known for its food, music, and lively celebrations. We love it here!

Our home is a spacious, two-story house with four bedrooms, a balcony, lots of natural light, and a huge kitchen where Erin likes to cook and work on choreography. You can often find Peter in our living room, improvising on our grand piano. Our backyard is a large courtyard with a fountain, flower and vegetable beds, and large tropical plants.

A Fun Park by Our House

Our neighborhood is a terrific place to raise a child. We have two of the top schools in our state, and we are walking distance to a famous zoo, two parks with playgrounds, a library, and a community center with a pool. Across the street from us lives a family with four young kids, and the school where Erin teaches dance is only two blocks away.

Our Extended Families

With Erin's Parents

We are both very blessed to come from strong, close knit families. Peter has four brothers and two sisters, who were born within nine years, so they all had such a fun and amazing time growing up together. Today they are a family of doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers, and artists. They remain extremely close to this day. They love to visit each other, especially at their mother's beautiful farm. You can catch us in grandma’s pool in the summer, with a huge turkey at Thanksgiving in the fall, together at Mardi Gras in the winter, or exploring the farm in the spring.

Grandma with Her Grandkids

Erin grew up in a smaller family of four. They shared one bathroom until the time she left for college. Erin and her older brother were encouraged to be unique and follow their dreams. From the age of five, Erin knew she wanted to be a dancer, and her parents supported her every step of the way. Erin cherishes childhood memories of family summers in Mexico with her archaeologist father, little league softball, her grandmother's farm, and epic family trips all over the country. Her family is still central to life - her parents live only five minutes away!

Altogether, we have six nieces and nephews, who are all incredibly excited about adding another cousin through adoption. We love to get together and play games and sports, take trips, explore farm life, play at the beach, celebrate birthdays and holidays, and just have fun!

From Us to You

We cannot imagine the difficult decisions or sacrifices you are making. You are brave and selfless, and we admire your strength and integrity. We hope that we can give you some insight into who we are and how we got here. We are so honored that you are taking a moment to get to know us.

We have been married for seven years and together for twelve. We met through a mutual group of friends who played softball together. We ran into each other one day, the sparks just flew, and the rest is history. We were then, and still are now, opposites who attracted. Erin is from the South, and she is soft, bubbly, and warm. Peter is from the Northeast, and he is confident, strong, and reserved. Erin teaches dance, and Peter is an attorney. Peter likes historical documentaries, and Erin likes Top Chef. We think you get the idea.

But it is our differences that make the magic in our relationship! We are yin and yang - we balance and complement each other. We are always challenging each other to see things differently. We have learned how to be flexible, to accommodate, and to compromise. Our differences keep our relationship dynamic, exciting, and unpredictable! Our differences help us cope with hardship, too - especially processing the grief we have experienced through our long battle with infertility. We have such a strong desire to have children and are so hopeful that our dream of having a family will be realized through the incredible gift of adoption.

We are so ready to be parents. We both came from loving, supportive families and had wonderful childhoods filled with opportunity. Peter studied Latin and Greek, took piano lessons, and played college football. Erin was a serious, young dancer who began ballet at age 5 and eventually made it into a career. We want to provide our child with opportunities and experiences that our parents gave to us. We have so much life and love to give!

We believe that having a stable, loving family is the foundation for a happy and successful life. Our families are our touchstones - we go to them to recharge our batteries and come back to our most honest selves. They are the people who know us and love us the most, and their love is steadfast and unconditional. Families give us a sense of strength, confidence, and security so that we can be ambitious and tackle life head-on. They are also a safety net to catch us if we fall. We are ready and able to be that touchstone, safety net, and source of unconditional love for a child.

We will always be open and honest with your child about their adoption, and emphasize that you as the birth mother, made an important and courageous decision out of love. We recognize that you will always be an important part of your child’s life, and we want to be able to share your story and your family history, because we believe it is very important for a child to understand where they came from. We would be honored to send you letters and pictures of your child for as long as you would want. You would be giving us the greatest gift imaginable, so we will always respect and honor your wishes.

Thank you again so much for viewing our profile. We are honored that you have taken the time to read about us and the love we can offer your child. We truly wish you the very best.

With much love and respect,

Peter & Erin

Favorites

Peter
Erin
Actor
Brad Pitt
Anthony Hopkins
Actress
Laura Linney
Sandra Bullock
Animal
Elephant
Rhinoceros
Author
Nassim Taleb
Pearl S. Buck
Book
Miles: The Autobiography
The Mists of Avalon
Candy Bar
Kit Kat
Cartoon
Loony Tunes
The Smurfs
Childhood Memory
Sports with My Six Brothers and Sisters
Playing four square every day at recess with all 12 students in my 6th grade class
Childhood Toy
Tricycle
Barbies
Children's Book
Dr. Seuss
Pippi Longstocking
City
Paris
San Francisco
Classic Movie
The Wizard of Oz
The Sound of Music
Color
Yellow
Aqua
Day of Week
Saturday
Saturday
Dessert
Frozen Cherries
Ice Cream
Disney Movie
The Princess and the Frog
Aladdin
Dream Car
Rivian R1S
Jaguar
Dream Job
Louisiana Supreme Court Justice
Aerialist with Cirque Du Soleil
Dream Vacation
Fiji
Bora Bora
Family Activity
Saints Football Games
Saturday walks
Flower / Plant
Daisies
Asters
Food
Spaghetti
Pasta
Form of Exercise
Weight Lifting
Dance
Fruit
Peaches
Strawberries
Game
Sorry!
Pictionary
Hobby
Playing Piano
Gardening
Holiday
Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras
Holiday Song
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland
Holiday Tradition
Traveling to See Family
Making and decorating sugar cookies
Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip
Mint Chocolate Chip
Junk Food
Pizza
French Fries
Leisure Activity
Walking in the French Quarter
Cooking
Magazine
National Geographic
National Geographic
Memory with a Child
Summertime Rides in the John Deere Gator
Two Square tournaments with nephews
Memory with Spouse
Our Trip to Australia and Fiji
Driving the country roads in California
Movie
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Clue
Movie Munchie
Popcorn
Popcorn
Movie Quote
"May the Force be with you." -Star Wars
"Though You May Wear The Best, You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile"-Annie
Movie Type
Drama
Comedy
Musical
The Wizard of Oz
Phantom of the Opera
Musical Group
Widespread Panic
Bob Marley and the Wailers
Nursery Rhyme
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Humpty Dumpty
Olympic Event
Track and Field
Gymnastics
Personal Hero
Thomas Jefferson
Malala Yousafzai
Poet
Bob Dylan
Shel Silverstein
Quality about my Spouse
Her Kindness
His Confidence
Quote
"Brevity is the Soul of Wit." -William Shakespeare
"Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" -L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Restaurant
Tan Dinh
Sukho Thai
Sandwich
Po' Boy
Shrimp Po'Boy
Scripture
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you.
Shopping Store
Rubensteins
Anthropologie
Song
The Divided Sky
Orinoco Flow
Sport to Play
Swimming
Softball
Sport to Watch
Football
Football
Sports Star
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
Sports Team
New Orleans Saints
Saints
Subject in School
Latin
English
Superhero
Wolverine
Wonder Woman
Thing to Cook
Pasta
Homemade Pizza
Time of Day
Evening
Morning
Tradition
Mardi Gras Parades with Family
Spring Break Fishing Trip
TV Show
Game of Thrones
The Great British Baking Show
TV Show Character
Tony Soprano
Fox Mulder, X Files
Type of Music
New Orleans Music
World Music
Vacation Spot
Fiji
Fiji

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