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Erica & Bryan

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Erica & Bryan
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We are kind and unique; responsible and motivated; and have a life filled with laughter and creativity.

Hello ~ We imagine that creating an adoption plan for your child is not easy to do; and that this process must be deeply filled with emotion and uncertainty as you think about what you want for your child’s future. Your decision requires immeasurable strength, commitment and courage; and, we are so grateful that you might consider us as the right family for your child.

Within our profile, web site and social media, we hope you get to know us a little better; learn what life might like in our family, about our loved ones and our intentions for the future.

We have been married for almost six years, and together for more than eleven. Erica, a designer and photographer, equestrian, and nonprofit leader. Bryan, an international finance professional, avid mountain biker, audiophile and auto-enthusiast. One of us is a Huskie [UConn], and the other, a Hokie [Virginia Tech]. We live on a horse farm in North Carolina; and we feel most at home when outdoors, surrounded by nature and animals. We are kind and unique; responsible and motivated; and have a life filled with laughter and creativity. We have incredibly strong family connections and a generous, diverse village of friends. And, we are excited to grow our family through adoption, opening our hearts to a child, and his or her birth family who have chosen adoption.

We very much look forward to meeting you! Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, anytime. Text/call 336-298-8292 or email ebs.adoption@gmail.com - we will respond promptly.

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Who We Are

We are Erica + Bryan. We have been married for almost six years, and together for more than eleven. Erica, a designer and photographer, equestrian, and nonprofit leader. Bryan, an international finance professional, avid mountain biker, audiophile and auto-enthusiast. One of us is a Huskie [UConn], and the other, a Hokie [Virginia Tech]. We live on a horse farm in North Carolina; and we feel most at home when outdoors, surrounded by nature and animals. We are quirky and kind; responsible and motivated; and have a life filled with laughter and creativity. We have incredibly strong family connections and a generous, diverse village of friends. And, we are so excited to grow our family through adoption, opening our hearts to a child, and his or her birth family who have chosen adoption.

We met for the first time at Christmastime in 2007, immediately recognizing our shared love for dogs, the outdoors, great pizza and connection with others. As we dated, we found the qualities we both craved in a life partner, and deep unconditional love. We got married in 2013, in the “backyard” of the horse farm we now call home.

We may not always agree on every issue life sends our way, but we appreciate each other for the points of view we do have. We are never too embarrassed to say “I’m sorry”, and we have never had anything pull us apart to the point where we don’t talk, touch or come back together.

We have uniquely different passions, but we also have the same intentions –– to enjoy what we are doing in life, never stop learning new things and be surrounded by the people we love most.

We have been hoping to grow our family for years, and it has consumed a large part of our minds and hearts. While we do not know exactly what our family will look like in the future, we do know who we are as a couple, and the love, stability and opportunity we have to share with a child.

We have several personal experiences with adoption, all of which have led us to feel confident and excited about our own journey. Several close friends have pursued adoption to grow their families, and they have been a wonderful support system for us. In addition, three members of our family have adopted, and the openness on both sides made adoption an easy choice for us.
We imagine that creating an adoption plan for your child is not easy to do; and that this process must be deeply filled with emotion and uncertainty as you think about what YOU want for your child’s future. Your decision requires immeasurable strength, commitment and courage; and, we are so grateful that you might consider us as the right family for your child.

We are fortunate that so many of our friends and family have children who are a big part of our lives. We are excited to grow our family through adoption, knowing that a child will be surrounded by a vibrant and caring community of people who will immediately fold him or her into our village. Within our profile, web site and social media, we hope you enjoy getting to know us a little better; learn what life might like in our family, about our loved ones and our intentions for the future.

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Life on the Farm

About six years ago, shortly before we were married, we had the unique opportunity to move to a large farm just outside a major city, where Bryan works. Since childhood, it has always been my (Erica) dream to have a farm full of horses; but I knew how much it would take to achieve that, and I was/am grateful and fulfilled to have a horse of my own that I kept at a nearby barn with friends.

Then – as life often designs it – many unplanned moments coming together, a lot of hard work and a leap of faith, this farm created the foundation to start a nonprofit organization that had been on my mind for years. And several months after moving in, it would also become the backdrop for our wedding; and many, many special family occasions over the years that would follow.

Living on a farm provides the opportunity to learn (and be reminded of) many things – responsibility, compassion, respect for life, work ethic, not being afraid to get dirty, patience, empathy and the value of relationships. It shows you that life can be messy (in more ways than one!), but that there is always a way to navigate through it. It is proven to us over and over again that we are capable of doing really hard things; and it is a big reminder of how connected we are to others and the world around us.

Despite how quiet it can feel at times, we can drive a short distance and be in the middle of a bustling town or major city. We are not so far removed from “urban life”, shopping, major universities and growing businesses - but the moment you pull into the farm, everything seems to slow down a little bit. The sky is so dark and clear at night, you can count every star that goes shooting by; and everywhere you turn, things are blooming, buzzing, growing, and changing.

Our family often comes to stay with us; and we have many friends {with children!} who love to visit, explore the farm and safely ride bikes or hike without worry of traffic. All of the people (and animals!) in our life infuse intense energy into this special, unique place that we are lucky enough to call home, and that we look forward to sharing with a child in the future.

See full post with more photos: www.ericaandbryan.com/journal/2019/5/21/life-on-the-farm

ebs.adoption@gmail.com |  336.298.3413

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A Case of the Mondays

We feel a little “behind” today, as Mondays can sometimes make you feel – it was hard to get going and into the week. But the sun was shining most of the day, an impromptu rain shower is now cooling down the humidity, and the butterflies have found a safe place on the porch.

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Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

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.

Sincerely,

Erica & Bryan

336-298-8292 (toll-free)

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