Austin & Erin
Austin & Erin
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: Traditional Couple
State we live in: PA
Religion: Agnostic (raised Lutheran)/Agnostic (raised Jewish and Christian)
Dear Expectant Mother,
Thank you for considering our profile as you decide where to place your baby. We are so grateful for your selfless decision to choose an adoptive family for your baby.
We will love your baby unconditionally and are so excited for the opportunity to be parents to another child. We promise that your child will never feel a shortage of love. Your child will never have a need unmet. There will be lots of laughter and lots of joy. In addition to ourselves, our two boys cannot wait to have another baby sibling in our family. Our oldest son keeps asking when the baby will come home and tells us all the things he wants to teach the baby, like letters and numbers and how to do a space shuttle countdown! We are so eager to welcome a new baby home and give him or her so much love. We have so much love to share!
When our second child was born, our hearts grew, making room for so much more love! We look forward to this growth of love again. Your child will always feel loved. We believe love is what makes a family. We will help your child explore a variety of interests and will invest our time and energy on your child’s passions. We can promise that your child will be protected, safe, educated, well traveled, and provided a home that is founded on strong family values, fun, and love.
We are both professors (Austin teaches economics and statistics; Erin teaches and practices art therapy) at a large university, so we get to enjoy flexible schedules, especially during summer and winter breaks. Together, we like to do house projects, gardening, cooking, biking, walking, reading, and spending time with our family. We met about 10 years ago while both volunteering in a non-profit bicycle shop. Our love for each other has grown stronger with every step in life together—dating long distance, grad school, marriage, moving to a new town, making new friends, starting new jobs, becoming parents, buying a house, having our second child who needed to stay in the NICU, dealing with loss, and celebrating successes—and now we are very excited for our love to grow even more with this next step together, adoption. We are excited to share our love with your baby.
We live in a residential neighborhood with many children, about four miles from downtown and in a fantastic school district. We’re on the corner where there is a bus stop; our kids love watching them go by. There is a park seven houses away from us with so many things for kids to do. We have a garden in our side yard, and our back yard has a sandbox and a “dig zone.” The kids love to pick strawberries and eat them immediately. Inside, we have three “book nooks” designed for reading to children. We have a medium-sized mixed breed dog and a geriatric cat. Both animals are great with the kids. There are so many things we are excited to share with your baby!
Our Extended Family
We have a big and loving family! Austin has a brother (married with three children), mom, dad, and best friend (basically a sister) who live in Florida. Austin’s other closest friend is like a brother. Austin’s dad taught him about handyman skills and cooking. Austin loves to teach our kids about how things work and why. He cannot wait to share this passion and love with your baby!
Erin has a brother in Illinois, her dad and step-mom in Canada, her mom who lives in the apartment attached to our house, a best friend (basically a brother) in California, and a best friend (basically a sister) and her daughter in Florida. Erin grew up with big family gatherings. Making a big deal out of birthdays is something she loves, and she cannot wait to do this for your baby! We have lots of extended family throughout the United States and in other countries.
We started a tradition of having milkshakes together on Valentine’s Day and now share that with our kids. We also have a stone heart we pass around the table at meals daily so each person can express gratitude. These are two special traditions we are excited to share with your baby.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have wanted to adopt since we first started dating 10 years ago. We knew we wanted children, hopefully both biological and adopted, and would have so much love to give them all. We had our two biological children fairly close in age (about two years apart), and we feel the time has come for us to adopt a baby who can be close in age to his or her siblings. Our children are two and four years old, and the oldest is thrilled at the idea of bringing home a baby. We are so grateful and excited about this journey and can’t wait to welcome your child into our home with so much love.