Tyler & Erik
Tyler & Erik
Race of child interested in adopting: Caucasian
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Family Type: LGBT
State we live in: IA
Dear Expectant Mother,
We appreciate the infinite love you must already feel for your unborn child. We can’t imagine the struggles and uncertainty that you are going through, but we believe you are doing a wonderful thing by considering adoption. We are thankful for the opportunity to tell you about our lives and our deep commitment to being the best parents we can be.
We are very ready to add a little one to our lives, and we know we can provide a child with a loving, nurturing, stable, and fun environment surrounded by so much love and opportunity. We can’t promise that we won’t make mistakes along the way, but we will always try our best to do the right thing when it comes to our child. Your child will always know his or her birth story and the selfless decision you are making.
Becoming parents has been a dream-come-true through the miracle of adoption. Given the opportunity, we are committed to loving and caring for the child who joins our family, and we will do our very best to give him or her everything necessary to reach his or her dreams. You would be giving us the greatest gift imaginable by helping us build our family.
We share very similar interests, which makes filling our free time simple. We spend a lot of time together with our families and friends, and summers are filled with fun weekends at the lake or pool and being outside as often as possible. We love cooking and having family over, or a fun night out to eat, and throughout the year, we joyfully attend many family events. We both work together in the real estate industry, and we own a real estate brokerage. Being active members of our community and volunteering is very important to us, so throughout the year, you can find us donating our time for a Habitat for Humanity building project, animal shelter dog washes, Children’s Miracle Network radiothons, delivering for Meals on Wheels, and much more.
We love our four-bedroom, three-bathroom, walk-out ranch home, located in the heart of our town. Our neighborhood is filled with friendly neighbors with children and pets. Being in the real estate industry in multiple capacities, we are constantly updating the decor and landscaping of our home, as it’s something we really enjoy. Recently, we changed the color scheme and had the whole home repainted and recarpeted, and we added a large fourth bedroom in our basement to allow for an additional guest room when one of the guest rooms upstairs turns into the nursery! Blocks away is our town’s youth sports complex, where our child will play, an elementary school, a junior high and our dog’s favorite frozen yogurt and pizza places!
Our Extended Family
Coming from large families, it is important for us to see our loved ones regularly, and we are fortunate to live close to both families, allowing us to see them often. We have many family traditions that we participate in or host each year, a few being birthdays, Memorial weekend at Tyler’s parents’ lake home, Fourth of July at Erik’s parents’ backyard pool, and Labor Day usually kicks off Iowa Football, where we host a large tailgate for family and friends with an elaborate food setup that Tyler loves taking charge of for each home game.
Holiday season is our absolute favorite. Following Thanksgiving at Tyler’s parents, we wake up the Sunday after Thanksgiving to go across the road to the tree farm to select and cut down our own Fraser Fir Christmas tree, a tradition we started five years ago together. This begins the elaborate Christmas decorating, filling our home with Christmas music, movies, and so much fun, love, family, and friends. It’s one of our favorite times of the year. Our families mean the world to us, and we are so excited to share all of these traditions with our child, and make our own along the way.
What Led Us To Adoption
Starting a family has been an important goal of ours, even before we knew each other. This became a very important conversation that we shared early in our relationship, around the third date. We were both excited to discover the other shared the same sentiment. With the initial attraction apparent, and knowing that we shared similar goals, it was easy for us to fall in love. Watching our five energetic and beautiful nieces and nephews grow over the past eight years has filled us with joy, but also made a void very apparent. Celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary this August, after nearly eight years together, we know we are ready to share our amazing life with our own child.