• About Us:

      Brandon is a senior analyst at an insurance company and Erica is a self-employed graphic designer and stay at home Mom.  Mason is an affectionate, loving and very busy toddler who loves to be outside, no matter what season it is!  We have a 12-year-old rescue dog who is the best snuggle partner and family dog.

    • Our Story

      Two of our most special times we’ve shared together are the day we were married and the day we became parents.  We’ve been married for over 8 years and in 2018, through adoption, we welcomed our son, Mason, into our family.

      We are proud of how we became a family and love sharing our story.  We are so excited to expand our family through adoption for a second time.

    • Our Hobbies

      Brandon enjoys wood working, gardening, grilling, cooking up new batches of hot sauce and salsa with goodies from our garden and fishing with Erica’s father.

      Erica enjoys gardening, tending to her new hobby of houseplants and enjoys hunting for treasures at thrift stores.

    • Our Extended Family

      Family is so important to both of us.  Erica’s family lives close by.  She has her parents, one brother (adopted through AWL in 1989), aunts, uncles and many cousins.  Erica’s parents just bought a second home in the same town where we live allowing us to see each other more often.  Brandon’s family lives in Texas but we make sure to see each other a few times a year and stay connected through phone calls, video chats and social media.  Brandon has his parents, one brother, 4 nephews, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

    • Our Adoption Story

      We have so much more love in our hearts.  We feel so fortunate to have such an amazing support system of family and friends who are just as excited as we are to welcome another child into our family.  We’re looking forward to seeing Mason evolve into the role of big brother.  We share Mason’s story with him of how we became a family and we will do the same for our second child.

    • Holiday Gatherings

      It’s become tradition for us to host Thanksgiving.  We have two turkeys, one cooked on the smoker and one deep-fried – it’s hard to choose a favorite because both are so delicious! Christmas is spent with Brandon’s family in Texas at their beautiful farmhouse and we celebrate Christmas with Erica’s family when we return home. We’re always having gatherings with our core group of friends, getting together for potluck brunches, celebrating someone’s birthday, or hosting our annual Super Bowl party. We’re grateful to have such a genuine and supportive group of friends and family.

    • Our Home & Neighborhood

      Our house is colonial style with a fenced in backyard.  We live in a private neighborhood with our house situated in a cul-de-sac which is the perfect spot for riding bikes and kicking a soccer ball.  Our neighborhood is filled with lots of families with children.  It’s the perfect place to raise a family.  We love our home and the friendships we’ve created living here.  We live about 5 minutes from the beach, have many playgrounds nearby that we frequent and the elementary school is also close to us.

    There’s lots more to learn about this family!

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    • Detailed family profile
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