Erika is German, Irish, and Italian
John is German and Irish
Erika has a Master’s degree in Social Work and Bachelor’s degree
John has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Food Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Erika is an elementary school social worker
John is a flavor chemist
When did you meet and month/year of marriage:
We met in August of 2014 and got married in May of 2018
We are both currently Catholic. Erika grew up in the Catholic faith and John grew up Lutheran
Information on your home/community:
We live in a ranch home in the northwest suburbs. We are very close to great public schools, the library, parks, and restaurants.
Number of children:
We do not have any children currently.
We have one dog, Bellah, an 8 year old terrier mix. We got her from a shelter in 2016. She loves meeting new people, especially kids.
Desired contact with a birth family:
We would love to have an open relationship with the birth family that is comfortable for everyone. We hope to have regular communication and visits with the birth family.
In one sentence, why do you want to adopt a child?
We believe that families can be formed in many ways and we can provide a loving home for a child.