Profile: Eric and Sara
"We want you to know that your child will always know unconditional love from us and our families!”
We can’t imagine the stress and anxiety you are going through with this difficult decision. We understand that the process of choosing the right family for your child can be challenging and overwhelming. We hope our profile will make your decision a little bit easier when considering us as adoptive parents for your beautiful child. In 2015 we welcomed Emalyn into our lives through adoption. We have a wonderful open relationship with her birth family. We are excited to become parents again and to see Emalyn thrive as a big sister. We always felt adoption was a beautiful and treasured way to grow our family. We want you to know that your child will always know unconditional love from us and our families! Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us. God bless you and your family.
Meet Eric and Sara
Our names are Eric and Sara, and we are so excited and thankful that you are taking the time to learn about our family. We have been happily married now for almost eleven years! We met while on a Habitat for Humanity Service Trip. When we were dating, we always talked about “our plan” to have children and adopt. God showed us that “our plan” needed to be revised slightly to match His. We went through the emotional rollercoaster of infertility, but then in the spring of 2015 we welcomed our daughter, Emalyn, and words cannot accurately express how amazing she is. She is so excited to be a big sister someday!
Eric is quiet, calm and patient. He found his dream job a few years ago working as a computer programmer at a health care company. He loves having an exciting and challenging job that will also provide for the family. Sara is very outgoing and energetic. She enjoys her time staying home and running her own in-home daycare, so she can stay home with our daughter.
ERIC ON SARA
Sara is a very outgoing and energetic person. It is rare for her to be quiet for any length of time If she is not talking with a friend, she is singing nonstop to the radio. She is always surrounded by children and is a mother to many! She is also a big fan of the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bears!
SARA ON ERIC
Eric is creative but DEFINITELY not in art or music, but he is able to do amazing things with a computer. He has a two bachelor’s degrees, one that he earned just a few years ago! He is an incredibly hard worker! Emalyn adores him and he is the greatest, most patient father! He is also a huge fan of Auburn University football.
Eric’s parents have been happily married for 44 years! Eric has two brothers. He has one older brother who has been married for 17 years and has two children. He also has a younger brother who has been married for eight years and they have two young children. Every year we go with Eric’s family to Florida to spend a week at the beach.
Sara’s parents have been married for 47 wonderful years. Sara has three sisters and one brother. Sara’s oldest sister has been married for 20 years and they have 3 adorable boys. Sara’s second oldest sister has been married for 18 years and has 4 children, 2 boys, and 2 girls. Sara also has an older brother, as well as a younger sister. Every summer Sara’s family rents a townhouse for a week on Lake Michigan and they spend a week together.
We bought our house a few months after getting married. It is on a large cul-de-sac in a family-friendly neighborhood, just minutes from our church and school. We love working on the house, we just finished the basement and built a playground! Holidays are really exciting for us and we decorate for every season!
We both grew up in fairly strict but loving Catholic families. We have always planned to send our children to private Catholic schools and have been researching nearby schools for many years. We are blessed to live just minutes from the church and school of our choice. We attend Mass every week with Sara’s older sister’s large family and her younger sister. We also are involved with multiple parish ministries.
We have a wonderful relationship with Emma’s birth family. She has four older birth siblings, so we feel it is important that she grows up around them. We have an open adoption and see them 4-6 times a year!. We also share photos and videos via text and facebook! Though Emalyn is too young to fully understand the connection to her birth family, she understands that they are family and are important! She runs and gives them hugs as soon as she sees them and we really cherish our time with them!
Interests and Hobbies
We are a swimming family, a big time!! Emalyn even took survival swim classes and now has been swimming in 12-foot water with us for over a year! Eric is an avid biker. He is also a 3rd Degree black belt in Wado Ryu Karate. Sara loves to paint, sketch and carpentry! She also enjoys creating cakes. Together they planted a vegetable garden and it was very successful! They love to try new things like scuba diving, zip lining, and parasailing.
- Wado Ryu Karate