Maria & Ericka
Maria & Ericka
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: MO
Dear Expectant Mother,
We would like to thank you for taking the time to get to know us. You inspire us with your strength and courage for choosing life and considering adoption. We cannot imagine what you are going through and the sacrifice to make this decision as you try to figure out the best option for your child. We hope you feel supported and loved on your journey. We will be forever grateful if you choose us to be your child’s family, and you will always have a place in our hearts.
We are committed to providing your child with a loving home, where he or she will have great adventures, education, stability, and support through all the good and bad times. We will love and cherish your child unconditionally. We are excited to grow our family. We cannot wait to have a little one running around the house playing with the dogs and helping him or her make their “first” of everything in life.
Thank you for considering us as possible parents for your child. We hope you will find comfort in knowing that we will always love your child and keep your child safe. We cannot wait to join you on your journey, and we cannot wait to begin our new family.
Ericka grew up in a military home, constantly on the move to new places, while Maria grew up in the mountains of Idaho. Although we are different, that difference is what makes us work so well together. We first met on a deployment years ago; however, we were not stationed near each other. After Maria’s military commitment was up, our relationship took off. Being that chance put us together again after so many years, we took it as a sign that we were meant for each other. Ericka is still in the Army as a career until retirement, and Maria does inventory control for a retail store. We are so excited to share our love of the great outdoors with your little one, showing them all the beauty nature has to offer. We also can’t wait to share the excitement of theme parks, like Six Flags and Disney World.
We live in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom house, with a backyard for a garden and grilling. We are surrounded by nature and national parks, which are only a short drive away. We can even see wildlife passing by from our backyard. Our neighborhood is quiet and peaceful, and we are surrounded by some of the most compassionate and helpful neighbors. At the center of our home are our four-legged children: a four-year-old Husky named Kodi and a one-year-old Husky named Artemis. There is never a dull moment at our house. We dream of the day when we wake up to the sounds of a child begging us to get up early on the weekends and play games in the yard.
Our Extended Family
Family is one of our core values as they will always be there to support you no matter what. While we might be limited on vacation time, both sides visit quite often. Ericka’s father visits regularly from Texas, and we tend to fish and grill often. Ericka has three brothers and one sister, and every so often they will bring their children over for a visit as we are centrally located for the entire family.
Maria’s parents live in Idaho, and they visit as much as they can. Maria has one brother, who lives in Maryland and whom we keep in contact with regularly. When Maria’s parents visit, we tend to go sightseeing at the national parks and make time for lots of eating. Everyone is excited for us to start a family and for them to have more grandchildren.
We cannot wait to introduce your child to our parents as he or she will be Maria’s parents’ first grandchild. They will for sure spoil him or her with love. Ericka’s side of the family cannot wait for a new grandchild, niece or nephew, and cousin to love and play with.
What Led Us To Adoption
We have always wanted to grow our family through the miracle of adoption. Our nieces and nephew visit quite often, and we enjoy having the sound of children in our home. We realized that every time they left, there was an emptiness, not only in our home but in our hearts. We both have always dreamed of being parents and believe nothing is more precious than the gift of a child and to be able to care for and raise a tiny baby and watch them grow into adults. We are so thrilled to be on this adoption journey.