Eric and Lauren

Married Since: 2006

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: Yes

We are honored and blessed that you are considering us to raise your precious new child. If we should be so lucky as to be the adoptive family of your baby, we will surround him or her with tremendous love, comfort, safety, and support.

Eric and Lauren

from Pennsylvania

Eric

Ancestry: Irish, Italian

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Director of Software Engineering

Education: MBA

Hobbies: Skiing, Gardening, Soccer

Lauren

Ancestry: Polish, Hungarian

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Account Executive

Education: BA

Hobbies: Running, Cooking, Skiing

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

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Dear Expectant Mother,

We are honored and blessed that you are considering us to raise your precious new child. If we should be so lucky as to be the adoptive family of your baby, we will surround him or her with tremendous love, comfort, safety, and support. We want so much to expand our family through the gift of adoption. We pray that we will be blessed with someone like you who will trust us to share our love in such a special way.

Our journey of having a second child started several years ago. In that time, we’ve had several rounds of fertility treatment that sadly didn’t bring us a child. At our last fertility appointment with our physician, we had a choice to make: Whether or not to pursue another, more intrusive treatment option. Around that time, the possibility of adoption came into our minds. The more we thought and discussed it, the more it appealed to us. We decided to stop visiting the fertility doctors and instead put all of our energy into this exciting, new opportunity. As we follow our hearts into a new chapter of our lives, we’ve come to learn that adoption is something that is very special for so many reasons and is just right for our family. Our promise to you and to your child is that we will provide a wholesome environment with unconditional love for the rest of his or her life.

We live in a safe, suburban neighborhood in Pennsylvania. Eric and I are fortunate enough to have a tightly knit extended family with many nearby relatives whom we see often. I love cooking, running, and vacationing at the beach. Eric loves to ski and play outside with our six-year-old son. We are very involved in our community and enjoy spending time with neighbors and friends. Eric is a volunteer coach in the community youth football and soccer programs and is amazing with the kids! I help organize events for our outstanding school district. We teach our son by example to give back to the community and to help those who need it. He is so eager to have a bigger family too, and has been asking for a sibling since he began talking. We want so much to give that to him, and we know he would be the perfect big brother!

We understand that your decision is likely the most difficult and confusing decision of your lifetime. In our home, if we are blessed with the opportunity, we will support your child through trust, encouragement and love. We will always show respect for you and your courageous decision. Your child will grow into an adult that you’ll be proud of. Our family hopes you will consider welcoming us into your life. Our passion for family is something we would love to share. I once read that “a child is never really ours; they are entrusted to us for a time by God.” In closing, I pray that we are entrusted with that amazing responsibility of providing unconditional love to your child for the rest of his or her life.

Sincerely,
Eric & Lauren

Q&A

Tell us about your home and neighborhood.

We live in a safe, suburban neighborhood, which is part of a great school district. Our house is at the end of a cul-de-sac and our street is filled with children that ride their bikes together. In the summer, we have swim parties and play outside in the grass, and in the fall we roast marshmallows by a neighborhood campfire and make s’mores. When we aren’t spending our free time with family, we’re usually spending time with our neighborhood friends.

Do you have pets? If so, tell us about them

Yes, we have an adorable cat named Bella. She has been a long standing member of our family for almost 12 years and absolutely enjoys playing mouse with our son Luke. She also enjoys lying by the fireplace and snuggling.

What do you hope to teach your child(ren)?

Eric and I hope to teach our children how to love, be gracious, and be kind. We want them to learn to assess risk, think rationally, and make good decisions. Our children will learn to value the truth and get along with others.

How will a child enrich your life?

Having a new addition to our family will give us a sense of completion in our lives. We love being parents so much, and we truly feel that adoption is our calling. We also value the relationship siblings have and we want our son to have a brother or sister to go through life with.

Describe your last vacation day trip.

Every summer, our large, extended family comes together and vacations at our family beach house. It is a quiet, family-oriented place where we create wonderful memories together. It’s really special for us, because there aren’t too many other opportunities throughout the year for all of us to be together at the same time. While we’re there, we enjoy pancake breakfasts, riding bikes on the board walk, and of course the beach! At night, we walk to the nearby ice cream parlor to get desert and finish off the day with card games and a movie.

Will you be returning work? If so, describe day care plan.

Yes, we will both be returning to work. We have a highly regarded private day care close to our home that our son attends. He has thrived there and loves interacting with the staff and children.

When you close your eyes and see yourself holding your precious baby in your arms, what your thoughts regarding the birth mom?

Birth Mothers have to make the most difficult decision of their life. We hope that she understands that her child will be loved in an environment filled with love and nurturing. When we look at that child, we will see aspects of his or her birth parents that will forever be part of them. We will never forget the courageous decision that was made which brought that baby into our lives.

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