1: Introduction
Hello! We are Eric & Lisa. We want you to know how much we respect and admire you for being so selfless, loving, and courageous. We pray that God will help and guide you as you make a plan for you and your child. We are forever grateful to you for considering our family as you are making your decision. We have been praying for a child for several years, and are full of hope that God has a plan for our family to grow through adoption. We are bursting with excitement for the journey that we are on together and for the precious baby we are waiting to meet and love unconditionally.

2: About Us
We met in January of 2010 through a teacher that Lisa works with. We dated for 2 years before getting engaged. Eric showed up at Lisa’s school on a fire truck and proposed during a fire drill in front of all the students! We got married in 2013 and have a very strong, loving, and committed marriage.
We really cherish our time together. Our favorite things to do are lay in bed with our dog and watch movies, relax in the hammock, and have camp fires in our back yard. We also love to go places together on the weekends. We have so much love for each other, and we know that the love we will have for our child will be even greater.

3: About Him
Eric’s grew up in northeast Ohio with his parents and younger sister. His parents moved to Ohio from Kentucky, so summers were spent visiting Kentucky to have family reunions. He went to the University of Kentucky and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.  A few years later he earned his paramedic and firefighter certifications. He is currently work as a firefighter near Cleveland and also finishing up his nursing degree certification. He is a HUGE sports fan. His favorite sport to watch and play is hockey. He plays on an adult men’s team. In his free time he loves spending time with family and friends, watching sports, and working out.

What Lisa loves most about him:
He is so compassionate and loving towards me and our families.
He is incredibly hardworking and determined.
He has a great sense of humor and makes me laugh.
He is a loyal friend and is always willing to help others.
He will be the greatest dad. I can’t wait to see how much he loves our child.

4: About Her
Lisa comes from a large family and is the oldest of seven children. Growing up she always wanted to be a teacher. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching for 11 years as a second grade teacher. She loves to spend time with Eric, family, and friends. She also loves to cook, decorate, work on our home, and make Pinterest projects. While she wanted to be a teacher growing up, there is nothing she has wanted more than to be a mom. She is so excited for the journey we are on and the plan that God has for us. She has so much love to give a child, and will treasure every moment with him or her.

What Eric loves most about her:
I love Lisa’s caring heart.
I love that Lisa is great with children. She will be the best mother to our children.
I love that Lisa has a big, close, loving family.
I love that Lisa is very crafty and is a great cook.
I love that Lisa loves to travel and we go on so many fun adventures together.

5: About our Home/Pets
We live in a suburban area in northeast Ohio. Our community is very close knit, with a cute downtown area that holds community events throughout the year, many parks, and excellent schools. Our home is at the end of a quiet road, with an elementary school across the street. There are several families on our street with young children that are always outside playing. We bought our house four years ago and we love it. We have three bedrooms, and a fenced in backyard perfect for our dog and children to play in. Our dog is a Yorkie named Mischka who we absolutely adore. She is funny and playful. She loves to cuddle with us, and follows Lisa everywhere she goes. We are pretty sure she thinks she’s a person!