Dan & Erin
Dear Expecting Mother or Expecting Parent(s),
First off, thank you for considering us to be adoptive parents to your child. We are very excited about the opportunity to welcome a baby into our lives; we have a lot of love and laughter to share. We must admit that we cannot begin to understand how difficult your decision must be. We’d be honored if you would consider us to be the adoptive parents of your child. Many people do not have the courage to make the decision you are considering, and you have our respect and admiration. Our wish is to provide a loving, happy, and safe home for your baby and to provide a future with unlimited opportunities and experiences. Please be assured that we would love to be there to assist and hope to be able to meet you.
We are a married couple and have known each other for over 5 years. Erin is the love of Daniel’s life. He likes that she is passionate and head-strong, as well as the type of person who knows what she wants and goes after it. Erin likes that Daniel is more analytical. He tends to step back and evaluate situations. Together, they make a great couple, given their different yet complimentary personalities. Erin works as a Senior Support Specialist at a mid-sized corporate tax software company (she’s been there 10 years), while Daniel is a System’s Engineer at a large local defense company (he’s been there 21 years).
We and our families live in Texas. Erin’s family is originally from Washington state, while Dan’s family has lived in Texas for multiple generations. We have close relationships with our families and live close by to them. We both love the outdoors and getting away from the city. Dan’s family has some land in Southern Oklahoma and we enjoy going to our family retreat in the woods, leaving work behind. Bill, Dan’s father, has done extensive work, building structures, laying electrical and plumbing, and has made the nearly 100 acres a joy to drive a few hours to. We enjoy doing most things together and can’t wait to share our love with a little baby whose presence will bring even more happiness and a fuller sense of completeness to our lives.
We own a single-family home in a quiet and established neighborhood. It looks directly at the town’s best elementary school and its playground, too. In our home we enjoy cooking, movies, playing board games, renovating (it never seems to end!), and simply snuggling up by the fire (when weather allows and it’s not 3-digit heat – it is Texas, after all).
We are both are college graduates and believe education is essential. Daniel has a Master’s degree in engineering and went on to pursue his PhD. He ultimately decided to focus on family instead, and cut his PhD short. Erin has a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Psychology, then went on to pursue a Medical Degree in Arizona. She realized quickly that she really wanted a PhD in biochemistry, though, and not wanting even more years of school (it took her 10 years of working full-time and taking evening classes to walk across that stage – as said before, she goes after what she wants), and that family was more important, she cut her medical education short and moved back to Texas. Rest assured, we will make sure a child in our home gets the best education possible.
Between the two of us, we have had many adventures and life experiences. Dan has traveled extensively across the nation, as well as to Germany and Korea. While Erin has fought forest fires in Idaho, tutored in the Boys and Girls Club in S. Carolina, volunteered at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, as well as for the elderly with dementia at a local large hospital. Together we have traveled to Antigua, S. California, N. Jersey, Florida, Arizona, N. Mexico, Illinois, to name a few places. Our hope is that we will soon be welcoming with open arms, a child with which to make new memories, in new places.
Although we do not currently have any children, we hope with all our hearts to be able to grow our family through adoption. Dan genuinely feels Erin will make a wonderful mother! Erin has come to know her oldest biological sister, who was adopted out to a beautiful family nearly 45 years ago, and over the past 15 or so years, they’ve become quite close. With the budding of that relationship, and the more Erin learned about adoption, the subject of it became more prevalent in the desire to have a family of Erin’s own. Dan’s father and uncles were also raised at a later age, by close family, so Dan, too, is appreciative of a more non-traditional family. We tried to start a biological family, but due to medical issues, that scenario is not our future. Though now stable, Erin suffers from a blood clotting disorder; we celebrated our first wedding anniversary in the hospital where Erin had emergency surgery to clear a deep clot in her leg (that was NOT in our weekend itinerary!). The doctors have warned us that pregnancy would put Erin’s wellbeing at risk. With this news we easily determined that her health is paramount, and that adoption should be the best option to expand our 2-person family. Everyone on both sides of our family is absolutely thrilled with the decision to adopt and is completely behind us in this endeavor.
Dan knows beyond any doubt that the child they adopt will be very fortunate as he/she will always have a friend, a mentor, and a hands-on caring mother all in one woman – his amazing wife. Erin enjoys that her husband can be comical while still being a great problem solver. He has an uncanny way of being the ultimate rock of their family, while having a tender heart, a protective touch, and a nurturing bear hug.
Thank you for your time. Hopefully we match what you are looking for as adoptive parents to your child. We promise to provide a safe and loving home and caring family that will nurture your child and help them achieve their potential. We know this is a challenging decision to make and hope that you have many wonderful options to choose from. If you would like to talk to us about adoption, please call LITTLE ANGELS at (888) 281-8948.
Dan & Erin