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Lisa & Eric

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Lisa & Eric


Thank you for looking at our profile. We cannot begin to understand the difficult decision that you are faced with. The amount of courage and strength that you have is incredibly admirable.

We have always had the desire to adopt and we feel in our hearts that adoption is the way we are meant to expand our family. We would be blessed to welcome a baby of any race or gender into our family.

It is important to us that your child grows up knowing you. You will forever be an importance in their life and they will know the sacrifice and love that you showed them in making this decision. As well as the love that you will always have for them.

Eric & Lisa


At A Glance



Lisa has her bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture and Eric has his master’s degree in Entomology.


Lisa is an interior designer and Eric works in pest control.

When did you meet and month/year of marriage:

We met in high school and have been together for almost 12 years. We got married in September of 2016.


Lisa: Catholic
Eric: Agnostic

Information on your home/community:

We live in a 2-story home with a large fenced in backyard. Our house is across the street from a lake and there is a small beach and park nearby. There are a lot of young families and good schools.

Number of children:

We do not have any children currently.


We have 1 dog named Lacey. She was a rescue and we have had her for 2 years. She will love having a little kid to play with!

Desired contact with a birth family:

We are looking forward to having an open adoption. We want to create a plan that we are all comfortable with and one that always puts your child’s needs first.

In one sentence, why do you want to adopt a child?

We want to grow our family and provide joy and happiness to a child.

Fun Facts & Favorites
Favorite Childhood Memory:

Lisa: Playing with the neighborhood kids, playing with barbies and pretend school.
Eric: Catching frogs and turtles with my friends, playing with legos and collecting trading cards.

TV Show/Movie:

We love to watch Survivor, Stranger Things, New Girl and find new shows to watch on Netflix together.


Lisa: Autobiographies
Eric: Sci Fi and graphic novels


Lisa: Reading, spending time outdoors, swimming and refinishing furniture
Eric: Collecting trading cards, reading, puzzles and video games


Lisa: Anything with chocolate, sweets are the best!
Eric: Mexican and Indian – the spicier the better


Every summer we go upnorth in Wisconsin with Lisa’s family to stay on a lake. We also enjoy visiting friends that have moved around the country. Our favorite trip was our honeymoon in Greece.

Family Tradition:

We love getting extended time to spend with our cousins, aunts and uncles. Going upnorth every summer is something we look forward to all year. Holiday parties are always fun and full of laughter.

Holiday Memory:

Lisa: Going to my Grandparent’s for Christmas with all of my family.
Eric: Watching fireworks in Ohio with my grandparents and cousins.

Fun Facts:

We met in high school and have been together for close to 12 years. Eric claims that we met a whole year prior to when I remember and had classes together! Either way it all worked out in the end.

What Friends Say

“No couple would make better parents to any child than Lisa and Eric. They are an incredible team that always works together even during the most challenging of times. They truly are two of the greatest people I have ever known. Even though I call them friends, they are actually more like my family. Lisa and Eric always put others first and open their hearts to everyone they meet. After the love, kindness, and playfulness that they have shown my son, I know that any child would be incredibly blessed to call them Mom and Dad.” – Arielle, friend


“Eric is my older brother and I have known Lisa for over ten years. They are two of the most genuine and loving people I know. They both are hardworking and motivated. I truly believe that they will make amazing parents.” – Bryan, Eric’s brother


“Lisa is our daughter and we have known Eric since October of 2008. We have known Lisa and Eric as a couple since November of 2008. Lisa is the sweetest, most compassionate, caring, empathetic person you will meet. We have been blessed to have Eric as our son-in-law and could not have asked for a better husband for our daughter. He is sensitive, understanding, light-hearted and funny. He makes us laugh every time we are together. As a couple, they show nothing but love and respect for each other. They work perfectly as a team and will without a doubt make wonderful parents. We have watched both of them with their young cousins who just adore Lisa and Eric. Phillip and William scream as if rock stars have entered the room when they arrive. They are wonderful with the kids and are always ready to do anything their cousins ask of them. We believe this will carry over to their own child. They have a strong partnership, shared goals, and nurturing personalities. Lisa is artistic and as a mom will share her talents. Eric is always open for adventures and would no doubt share his love for hiking and bug-hunting. We cannot wait to watch Eric and Lisa embark on this new chapter in their life!” – Becky & Dave, Lisa’s parents

Find Out More About Lisa & Eric

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