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,
You inspire us with your strength and courage. You are making the hardest decision anyone could possibly make, and we will be forever grateful if you choose us to be your child’s family. We are committed to providing your child a loving home, where they will have great adventures, education, stability, and support through all the good and bad times. We will love and cherish your child unconditionally.
No one is ever forgotten, and we would like to know you and about your hopes and dreams. Where we come from has an important impact on our lives. Not only are we starting a family, but you will also be gaining a new family as well. New beginnings also mean new traditions that we can call our own. Going on hiking and camping adventures will be our second home away from home, and these adventures and more will hold importance in the meaning of family.
Again, thank you for considering us as possible parents for your child. I hope you find comfort in knowing that we will always love and keep your child safe. We cannot wait to join you on your journey, and we cannot wait to begin our new family.
We come from completely different backgrounds, with our own set of personalities. 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, it is 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. It wasn’t until Maria’s military commitment was up that 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 both enjoy the great outdoors, which means there is plenty of camping, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and sometimes just taking a minute to admire and be grateful for all that is given to us.
We live in a nice and quiet neighborhood. The neighbors are very welcoming and are always helping out in community events. We live in a three-bedroom, 2-bathroom house, with a large backyard for a garden, spa pool, and grilling. We are surrounded by nature and national parks, which are just only a short drive away. We can even see wildlife passing by from our backyard.
At the center of our home are our four-legged children: a four-year-old husky named Kodi and a four-year-old barkless basenji named Benji. Kodi is the one that talks too much, and Benji doesn’t bark at all, so they make the perfect balance!
Our Extended Family
Family is one of our core values, as they will always be there to support you no matter what. Both of our families hold that value as well. 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 who we keep in contact with. When Maria’s parents visit, we tend to go sight-seeing 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.
What Led Us To Adoption
We both agreed that adoption was our best option to start a family. Our nieces and nephew visit quite often, and we have an impact on their lives. However, every time they leave, they leave an emptiness that we yearn to fill. We both have always dreamed of being parents and believe nothing is more precious than the gift of a child, to be able to care for and raise a tiny baby and watch them grow into adults.