We commit to providing financial, emotional, and social support so that the child we raise can have a joyful life.
We are Aki and Eric from Indianapolis, Indiana.
We are committed to providing financial, emotional, and social support to the child we raise so that they can be happy and successful in life. We desire for the child we raise to have a joyful life, to find pleasure and satisfaction in whatever they undertake, and to enjoy close and meaningful relationships with others. As an international, intercultural, and interlingual family (Japanese and English) it is our hope that the child we parent will be bilingual and comfortable with both cultures.
We understand that life is a gift that only you can give and so we will always treasure that gift through fostering an open and healthy relationship with you. Your child will always know who you are and will know of the precious gift of life that you gave. We look forward to learning about your hopes and dreams, and walking this journey with you. Please reach out to us at anytime!
We first met in the summer of 1999 while Eric was studying abroad in Japan. We immediately hit it off and spent many years keeping in touch as friends. The nature of our relationship changed in 2004 when we both realized that we had developed romantic feelings for one another. We were married in April, 2005 and have been almost inseparable since then.
During the first years of our marriage we lived in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi where we both attended the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. As an international couple with different cultural backgrounds, we both truly enjoyed our lives in the diverse cultural environments of Hawaiʻi. It was at this time that we also began our journey to become parents.
Our journey to parenthood has at times been difficult, but our love for one another has kept us strong and we remain true to our desire to welcome a child into our family. We both have a lot of love to give and so we continue our journey as two hopeful parents.