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Erik & Jay


Erik & Jay
Last Activity: 19 days ago

Hi, we are Erik and Jay from Los Angeles, California!

We thank you for considering us as prospective parents to your child. We look forward to meeting with you, talking to you and learning about your hopes and dreams for your baby. Until then, we hope you enjoy our story.

Long before we decided to get married, we agreed that we wanted to be parents. We have so much love to offer a child, and we can’t wait to start sharing it. We will do whatever we can to help your child discover and nurture his or her interests, whatever they may be. Jay is ready to play catch and coach a soccer team, and Erik is preparing for sing-alongs and dance lessons. And we both can’t wait to re-read all the Harry Potter books together!

We value education, travel, and trying new things, and will encourage your child to pursue their dreams and explore the world. We look forward to sending you photos and updates so you can see just how loved your child is. Thank you again for considering us and we hope to have the opportunity to get to know you.

Erik & Jay

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Who We Are

Jay saw Erik for the first time on Facebook when a college roommate posted a photo of Erik popping a dance move at his birthday party. Erik was full of life, joy, and confidence . . . and he was cute too. Jay made sure to meet Erik when he came to Los Angeles for a summer internship in 2009. We hit it off that summer, kept in touch over the next year while Jay was in Washington, DC, and started dating officially when Jay moved back to California in 2010. During our year or so apart before we started dating officially, Jay would send emails full of wit and charm, and it was those “love” emails that sealed the deal for Erik. In March 2015, about six years after we met and five years after we started dating, we got married here in Los Angeles. It was an amazing night full of laughter and dancing with family and friends.

Family is a big part of our lives, and we see them as often as we can. Erik's parents and sisters live nearby, and our nephew Jack and niece Siena are excited to have a new cousin to play with. Erik's parents are photographers who will take hundreds, if not thousands, of pictures of their new grandchild… and that’s just in the first month. Jay's family lives near the beach in Santa Cruz, California, where they have lived for almost 100 years. His parents can’t wait for their first grandchild and are already planning trips to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and rides on the Roaring Camp Railroad. And Jay’s great-grandma is excited to be a great-great-grandma!

We love the holidays and always spend them with family. Christmas is a particular favorite. Erik is in charge of putting up lights and decorating the tree, while Jay is in charge of making all the delicious food, particularly the desserts. Last year, the house smelled like a chocolate factory with his homemade fudge and toffee.

Adoption Diary

Weekend in Chicago!

We recently spent a weekend in Chicago to celebrate one of our friends’ 30th birthday!  We had never been to the city before so we were in full tourist mode—taking photos with the “bean” (seen here) and going on the architectural river cruise (highly recommended!).

Erik’s latest woodworking project

I have been hard at work in woodshop making a custom dresser/changing table for the soon-to-be-nursery.  It is made of solid maple.  I still need to sand, stain, and put a clear finish on all the components, but it’s finally at a point where you can see what it’s going to look like!!!  - Erik

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We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.


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