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A Letter from Nathan & Erica

Dear Birthmother,

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are an active, adventurous, fun-loving couple, and we are beyond excited to become first time parents! We are excited to watch God grow our family through adoption. Our baby will grow up in a home full of fun, laughter, and lots of love – from our extended families and our church family. We would love to get to know you!

Who We Are

We met each other in Junior High Jazz Band, and have been together ever since!  We have been together for 17 years and have been married for 10 years.  Growing up together has greatly helped our relationship.  We have learned communication is extremely important and that our faith in God is the foundation of our relationship.

We love being outdoors – in any weather!  We hike as much as we can, where ever we can, and we love to bring our dog with us.  Other outdoor activities we enjoy include fishing and hunting.  We also love to travel and have had the opportunity to go to some awesome places.  We are excited to share our love of the outdoors, adventure, and travel with our children!

About Nathan, by Erica

Nathan is my best friend and I am so blessed to call him my husband.  He has so many wonderful qualities about him, some of my favorites include how smart he is, his work ethic, his determination, and his ability to be supportive and love others.  He is my protector as well as my strength.  Nathan is very laid back and easy going, he loves to talk as well as explore and experience new things!  Above all, Nathan is a Godly man and the head of our household; I’m so excited to see him share God’s love in becoming a father and teaching our child.  He is most excited to teach our child all about exploring, creativity, building things, and having a sense of adventure.

About Erica, by Nathan

When I first met Erica in junior high, I knew there was something special about her.  She clearly radiated joy, and I couldn’t resist her infectious smile and bubbly personality.

She truly is my best friend and we love doing just about everything together–we lovingly refer to ourselves as a team.  Erica loves playing with our dog Schmutz, taking her on hikes at a park near our house, and working out.  When she’s not trying out a new recipe in the kitchen, she’s jumping at the chance to babysit for any of our friends who need the help. She is so excited to be a mom and is looking forward to teaching our child how to cook delicious dinners and how to bake irresistible desserts.

Our Home in Ohio

Our home is located in a quiet and friendly neighborhood where we take our dog for walks in the evenings.  We live in a 4 bedroom, 2 story home that we have renovated– another hobby of ours.  We enjoy doing all the work together to continually try to make our home our own.  We are close to many great locations including parks, zoos, restaurants, malls, our church, and the airport where we start many fun family adventures!  Our backyard has more than enough space for our dog to run around and play while also providing enough space for us to host fun gatherings for family and friends in the summer.

Family and Friends

We are blessed to be surrounded by a wonderful group of family and friends!  We are very fortunate to live close to most all our family and friends.  We have a strong relationship with Erica’s parents who come over quite often to spend time together, enjoy meals, as well as play games.  Nathan’s family is big and they have a passion for the outdoors.  Nathan’s aunt and uncle have a large property that serves as a wonderful place to gather year round!  In the summer there are lots of cookouts and fishing on the lake.  In the fall and winter, Nathan and his cousins enjoy hunting.

We are also surrounded by a wonderful group of friends from church.  We are heavily involved in our Bible study.  We get together often to study the word of God and grow our friendships.  Our friends and family are extremely excited about us adopting and are excited to welcome our child home.  Our friend’s children, as well as cousins, are looking forward to having another friend to play with!

Our Promise To You

We promise that your child will be loved unconditionally.  Your child will be encouraged to explore their talents and passions and will be raised in a loving and financially stable family, where God is the foundation.  We promise to share with your child their adoption story and to support them in all that they do.  We are very open to sharing, photos, letters, and occasional visits.  Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and opening your heart to us.

To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

Learn More About Nathan & Erica

  Nathan Erica
Our EducationBachelor's DegreeMaster's Degree
Our ProfessionsKey Account ManagerIntake Counselor
Stay-At-HomeWorks from HomeWill be part-time once baby arrives
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Nathan & Erica's Favorites
Favorite FoodSteakSushi
Favorite HolidayChristmasChristmas
Favorite Childhood MemoryAttending first air showFamily game nights
Favorite VacationHawaiiHawaii
Favorite ColorGreenPurple
Favorite SeasonWinterFall
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests

We both have a love for the outdoors - in any weather! We love to go hiking and explore new places, our dog enjoys that as well. We also love to go fishing and hunting. Traveling is also something that is very important to us and we try to go to new places as often as we can. We love to see new things and have new experiences. Erica loves to cook and bake, as well as work out. Nathan enjoys working on things around the house, and eating Erica's cooking and baking!

Our Faith

Our faith is extremely important in our lives. We attend an evangelical church that is rooted in scripture and have been a part of a Bible Study for over 6 years. We have developed a close-knit group of friends in this study, which has helped to keep each of us accountable for our Christian walk. We are actively involved in our church and serve in many ways. We are excited for kids of our own to become involved in our church's youth programs, attend the summer camp that our church runs, and be a part of our Bible Study.

Our Musical Interest

Music is almost always playing in our home! Considering we met in high school band, music is very important to us. In our home, you will often hear country music (we love to line dance), jazz, or big band classics!

About Our Home

We are blessed to have a spacious 4 bedroom home in a quiet neighborhood. We love to do home improvement projects to continually make our house a home. Our favorite rooms include the kitchen (Erica's favorite) and the basement with a workout room (Nathan's favorite). We also have a large fenced in backyard and patio that we love to have friends and family over for cookouts and our dog loves to run around and play!

We live in the state of...

Ohio! And we love it! We get to experience every season, and with our love of the outdoors, we are always enjoying the seasons. Our love of the outdoors allows us to do so many things in Ohio. In the summer we love to go to parks and hike different towpath trails. In the fall we go to county fairs and pick out our own pumpkins from a local pumpkin patch. In the winter, we love to hike in the snow! Also in the winter, we go to a local tree farm to cut down our own Christmas Tree (our dog loves this too)!

Our Neighborhood

Our home is located in a quiet neighborhood where we have the ability to take our dog for walks in the evenings. We are in a very good location that we have access to parks, zoos, restaurants, malls, church, and the airport (for fun family adventures) very close to us! We have a good size backyard for our dog to run around and play as well as being able to host gatherings for family and friends in the summer.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 6 months

Twins

Yes!

Gender

Boy or Girl

Sibling Group

Yes, with the oldest being up to 1 year old.

Ethnicity of ChildAny!
Future Contact with Birth Family

Yes! We are open to updates including letters, photos, and visits, as long as you are comfortable!

In Closing

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We will love your child unconditionally, and their needs will be our first priority. We are so excited to nurture God's plan for them as they grow individually and as a part of our family. We hope you consider us as part of your adoption story, and we look forward to getting to know you!

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