Erik & John

We are Erik and John, a happily married couple living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Our favorite things to do include spending time with our nieces and nephews, taking long walks outdoors, traveling to different parts of the world, and learning about other cultures. We have a lot of fun in our house and we have a lot of love to share. Having both recently completed our doctorate degrees in education and social work, we are now looking to expand our family to include another member. It is our hope to create an environment where our child will feel loved, well taken care of, and able to be everything they are meant to be in this world.


About Erik

Job
Second Grade Teacher and Adjunct Professor of Early Childhood Education

Hobbies
Yoga, meditation, traveling, reading, and cooking

About John

Job
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Professor

Hobbies
Exercising, reading, traveling, and gardening

Fun Fact
We love to travel and learn about other cultures. In our free time we have enjoyed helping children grow and learn at schools in both Africa and India. We also enjoy traveling to Europe as well as Hawaii which is one of our favorite destinations.


Our Lives

Spending time together as a family is very important to us. We eat dinner together every night and use this as a time to talk about our days. Afterwards you can often find us curled up with a good book or enjoying a tv program together. On the weekends we enjoy walks in the park, trips to the museums, and dinners with members of our large family. Living life to the fullest is very important to us and we try to make sure we are having fun every single day.

Our Family

We come from a large extended family. Many members live on Long Island and others live in Georgia. Birthdays and holidays are a big deal in our family and we love spending them together. We also enjoy spending time on the water, visiting local gardens, and attending local town fairs and amusement parks. During the summer months we take family vacations to Maine, Florida, and sometimes
Hawaii!

In Conclusion

We are so grateful that you would take the time to consider us as possible adoptive parents for the child you are about to give birth to. We know this must be a challenging time and want you to know that we will do our very best to make sure our child grows up in a home that is full of love, caring, and lots of fun.