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About Us

We met over six years ago through Eric’s cousin, whom Emma worked with.  We have been inseparable since our very first date!  Eric proposed after hiking to the top of a mountain, which is one of our favorite things to do--it was so special! We have been happily married for almost three years and our marriage has only grown stronger since then.  We are so excited to grow our family through adoption.

Emma is a special education teacher who works primarily with kindergarten and first grade students.  She has been working in the same school for over four years.  She plans to take six months off when the baby arrives and is excited to have the summers and vacation weeks off with the baby.  Eric is a plumber and pipefitter for a mechanical company. Eric plans to take some time off in the beginning when the baby arrives so we can spend quality time together as a family!

Qualities We See in Each Other

Emma says about Eric, “Eric is the most wonderful and loving husband who works so hard to provide for our family.  He makes me laugh every single day and supports me through any challenge I may face.”

Eric says about Emma, “Emma means the world to me. She is the most loving and caring person I know. She is such a strong person and can accomplish anything she puts her mind to. Emma is an incredibly hard working individual.”

Things We Look Forward To

We are so excited to share all of our amazing adventures with our little one. We are looking forward to sharing our love for the outdoors with our child.  We spend a lot of time hiking, kayaking, playing sports, or just hanging out in our backyard.  Eric can’t wait to teach our child to play catch! As a lover of baking, Emma can’t wait to have a little helper in the kitchen to help to bake cookies and cupcakes.  We love traveling to different National Parks and we look forward to sharing this love with our child.  What we look forward to most are the little things; waking up on a Sunday morning and making pancakes with the family, movie nights on the couch, and reading on the swing in our backyard.

Extended Family

We both have big extended families that we are very close to.  Our parents have been our role models since we were young and they are looking forward to welcoming a grandchild into their lives!  We are so lucky that all of our siblings live nearby. We love spending time together on the weekends. They can't wait to be aunts and uncles, some for the first time!  We have two nephews who we spend a lot of time with.  They can’t wait to become cousins!

Holidays

Holidays are very special to us.  We both have large families who love to celebrate!  We can’t wait for our child to join our families for all of our holiday traditions, like decorating gingerbread houses for Christmas, cheering us on at our annual Thanksgiving flag football game, and opening presents one at a time with Eric’s family. These traditions will be so much more special with our child, as will the new traditions we will start as a family. Every year, we travel to New Hampshire to cut down Christmas trees with both sets of parents, siblings, and cousins. It is one of our favorite trips and we can’t wait for our child to join us!

Our Adoption Story

We plan to be very open and honest with our child about their adoption story from day one and ensure that they know how loved they are both by us and their birth parents.  We will answer any questions they have.  Our child will know that their birth parents were able to give us the most amazing and precious gift that anyone is able to give and how we admire their strength, courage, and selflessness. Our son or daughter will always know what a blessing they are to us.

Home and Neighborhood

Our home is on a quiet street in a small, rural town.  We have a cozy home with a big backyard that we spend a lot of time in. We have neighbors with young children who live right across the street.  We live close to our town’s elementary school and our town park.

 

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