Jeff & Eric
Jeff & Eric
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: IA
Dear Expectant Mother,
We cannot begin to understand how difficult this decision is for you but rest assured that with us your baby would be loved and cared for. We would be so happy to offer your baby a loving home and the support of two honest, hard-working and loving adoptive parents. From the bottom of our hearts, we hope to provide your child with everything he or she might need to be healthy, happy and supported.
Your child would have many cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents for love and support. They would have access to some of the best schools around and live in a safe neighborhood. They would have a comfortable home and back yard, and kids in the neighborhood to play with.
We look forward to giving your baby every opportunity to grow up in a loving and nurturing environment and thank you for considering giving our family an incredible gift.
Eric grew up in Minnesota and attended college at Gustavus Adolphus. Jeff spent much of his childhood in Missouri. We met while Eric was going to medical school. We moved to Iowa in 2010 for Eric’s work, and got married shortly after. We have now been together for eight years and married for five. Eric works at a hospital and Jeff works at home and is finishing up his degree in Health Information Management. We enjoy each other’s company and are always learning from each other.
We live in a small town in Iowa that has some of the best schools in the country. We have a cozy three-bedroom house on a quiet street. We share our home with a chocolate lab named Dexter and a cat named Mischtaka. We live less than a block from one of the best elementary schools in town and less than two blocks from a park. Our neighborhood is very family friendly and safe.
Our Extended Family
While Eric is an only child, Jeff comes from a large family with three brothers, three sisters, and a huge, close extended family. We enjoy spending time with both families and share our holidays with them whenever possible. We also like to travel together. Last year we went to San Antonio. This year we are taking Jeff’s parents to Florida and Eric’s parents to Jamaica. We also travel to see either Jeff’s family in Missouri or Eric’s family in Florida for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year.
Our Family Traditions
We always go all out for the holidays. Jeff enjoys decorating the house and yard to make it look festive; his Halloween graveyard in the front yard was a hit in the neighborhood last year. At other times of the year, our family members and their kids visit for a few days. We spend those days playing board games, X-box Kinect dance-offs, or watching Kung Fu Panda in 3-D at the theater down the street; our family also likes camping and enjoying nature.
What Led Us To Adoption
Both of us have always wanted to raise children. We have had so much fun helping to raise our nieces and nephews that we started to look into the options for becoming fathers ourselves. Adoption seems to be the best fit for us!