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Hello! Thank you for taking the time to look at our profile. We are an adventurous, financially stable family of 4 open to welcoming a child or sibling pair ages 0-3 of any race into our family. Danyelle is mostly a stay-at-home mom, and Eric works part-time from home, allowing us to always prioritize our time together as a family.
We will provide your child with patience, encouragement, support, and guidance throughout their life! We have so much love to give!
We met in college and have been married for 8 years. As a couple we enjoy game nights, escape rooms and gardening. We are very family oriented and love trips to the zoo, walks to the park, beach vacations, and family movie nights. We believe in the importance of being present and active in each day of our children’s lives.
In 2014 we suffered a great family loss due to a high-risk pregnancy and it has shaped the people and parents we are today. We have learned to love deeply, seek joy in the small things, and to always prioritize our family. Our hearts were shown unconditional love and that has called us to adoption. We are excited to grow our family and share with your child all the joys of nature, family time and so much more.
Eric is an amazing dad! When he is with our kids, he becomes a kid again himself and loves chasing them up the jungle gym at the park, watching cartoons on weekend mornings, and kicking the ball with them at soccer. He loves teaching them things and has a way of making it fun. He makes the most of his time with them, and he has an incredible relationship with each of them because of it.
During his free time, you will find Eric beekeeping, gardening, and listening to podcasts. He is excited to add another family member into our fun and looks forward to sharing his love for science, nature and the arts with your child.
Danyelle is a great mom- she creatively engages our kids with a variety of activities throughout the week, does arts and crafts regularly and holds “school” sessions to practice letters, counting or telling time. She is very maternal, nurturing and loving. She pays attention to the need for fun and games and gives out lots of hugs and kisses in the process.
In her free time, you will find Danyelle reading, cooking, or daydreaming about sunny vacations. She absolutely loves being a mom and is excited to share all the adventures life has to offer with your child.
Our Children: Chloe & Ronan
We have two children, Chloe and Ronan. Chloe is compassionate and caring. She loves teaching her brother to sing songs and is always looking out for him. She loves crafts, bike riding, and reading. Ronan is very playful. He always wants to share his toys and loves playing with his sister and cousins. He loves playing ball, in the sandbox, and climbing. They are both looking forward to having another sibling! They have helped us put the nursery together and love talking about their excitement.
We believe in providing our children with an array of experiences to promote growth and creativity while finding and nurturing their passions. We involve our children in music classes through the library, soccer, swimming, and piano lessons.
Our Home in Illinois
We live in a suburb 30 minutes from the city in a wonderful 4-bedroom home with a large backyard and swing set. We value family togetherness and sit together around the table each night for dinner. Our location is great because we are 20 minutes from grandparents and cousins and can still get to the city to take advantage of the museums, parks, and the lakefront. One of our favorite neighborhood activities is to take a family walk to one of the many locals parks followed by a stop at the ice cream shop.
We promise to provide your child with unwavering love, acceptance, and stability. We promise to provide them with a lifetime of adventure, learning opportunities, and the education needed to follow their dreams and achieve their goals. We promise your child will always know the love you have for them and promise to teach them about their heritage and birth story. We want to form a relationship with you and provide a level of communication that you are comfortable with going forward.
More About Eric
Education: Master of Chemistry
Profession: Color Chemist
Stay-At-Home: Part-time- I am home with the kids when Danyelle works!
Racial Background: Caucasian
Movie: The Dark Knight Rises
Place You Have Visited: Greece
Childhood Memory: Disney World
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Children's Book: Dear Zoo
More About Danyelle
Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy
Profession: Physical Therapist
Stay-At-Home: Yes!- I work 1-5 days/month to stay active in my field
Racial Background: Caucasian
Movie: Dirty Dancing
Place You Have Visited: Wales
Childhood Memory: Putting on plays with my sisters in our living room
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Children's Book: Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You
More About Our Family
Our Special Interests
One of our favorite places is our family beach house in South Carolina. We make sure to visit 1-2 times a year and have so many amazing family memories of watching the dolphins, finding sand dollars on the beach, and just getting so much quality time with family. Eric is also a beekeeper and gardener and we donate proceeds from our honey sales to March of Dimes to promote healthy pregnancies. Danyelle likes to cook, is a member of her community women's group, and attends a monthly book club.
We are a wonderfully blended Lutheran and Greek Orthodox family that believes in raising our children to be kind, loving, honest and loyal.
Our Musical Interest
We both grew up playing a musical instrument (Danyelle-flute, Eric-saxophone) and we will encourage our children to do the same- music fosters creativity and expression! Our daughter, Chloe, takes piano lessons weekly.
Our Extended Family
Everyone is thrilled about our adoption! We live close to both sets of grandparents, our sisters and their families, as well as uncles, aunts and second cousins! We spend a lot of time with family on holidays, cookouts, vacations, and just to spend time together. Our children will grow up with so many people in their lives who love and support them.
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little bit about us. We will provide your child with a lifetime of stability, love, and support in a Christian household that puts a great value on family togetherness and individuality. We would look forward to opening our hearts to you and sharing letters, photos, and visits. We hope to talk to you soon!
To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784