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Nathan & Erica

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State We Live in: Ohio
Our Religion: Christian
Stay At Home Parent: No
Our Age Preferences: Newborn-3 Months, 3 Months – 12 Months
Our Gender Preferences: Either Gender
Our Race Preferences: Any Race, African American, African American/Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian, Caucasian/African American, Caucasian/Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, East Indian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Native American
Sibling Group: Yes

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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

We have recently built our new home in Ohio!  It is a spacious 2 story home with 4 bedrooms.  We are blessed to now live on a private/quite street on a wooded lot.  We love being surrounded by trees, we have lots of birds in our yard and we also have a little stream that is on the side of our property.  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.

More About Nathan

Education: Bachelor's Degree
Profession: Key Account Manager
Stay-At-Home: Works from Home
Racial Background: Caucasian

His Favorites:

Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Childhood Memory: Attending first air show
Favorite Vacation: Hawaii
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Season: Winter

More About Erica

Education: Master's Degree
Profession: Clinical Supervisor
Stay-At-Home: Will be part-time once baby arrives
Racial Background: Caucasian

Her Favorites:

Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Childhood Memory: Family game nights
Favorite Vacation: Hawaii
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Season: Fall

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 have recently built our new home in Ohio. We found a quite wooded lot on a private street that is perfect for raising a family. We enjoy walks in the evening with our dog and saying hi to all our new neighbors. Our neighborhood is very quite and peaceful. We are fortunate to have a wooded lot with lots of wildlife - Erica loves seeing all the birds and Nathan enjoys managing the stream that is at the side of our property. We have a 2 story, 4 bedroom home with a kitchen designed for entertaining that Erica loves to spend time in. Our home also features a home office for Nathan to assist with his work. We love to have family and friends over to spend time together and in fellowship.

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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