We found each other through a dating website and met in the summer of 2011. We both knew each other was “the one” within the first month of dating, got engaged the following year and married 15 months later. We consider ourselves lucky to have found each other and consider ourselves soul mates (as cheesy as that may sound).
Eric’s medical training took us from New York to Georgia, then Connecticut and we now reside in Eric’s home state of Ohio. We purchased our first house in 2017 and have been living here for over three years. Shortly after becoming home owners and feeling established, we tried to expand our family. That’s when we learned it wouldn’t be so easy. With the recent completion of our home study, we are also hoping to foster-to-adopt. Our goal is to have two or three children biologically, through fostering-to-adopt and/or adoption.
We are family-oriented people and always wanted a large family. Our biggest dream is to become parents. We both come from hardworking families. Although we grew up modestly, our parents valued education and hard work. We hope to instill those same values in our children. We are very close with our parents and siblings. Daisy has an older sister and Eric has a younger sister. Both set of grandparents are looking forward to the new family addition and discussing babysitting opportunities.
We live in the suburbs outside of Columbus, Ohio. We live on a quiet, safe street with friendly neighbors, lots of children of various ages and good schools. We have annual summer block parties with a bounce house, face painting, bike contests and more for the children. It's always a blast meeting with old and new neighbors!
Our house has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a rec area for future children to play in. We have a chicken coop, basketball hoop and a ping-pong table. We are very competitive ping-pong players!
Eric says about Daisy:
Daisy is my beautiful partner in crime. Very caring for those around her and committed to always striving for the best. Supportive in all ways and dedicated to her passions. I always knew Daisy would make a great mom. As a former special education teacher, she passionately shared stories of her kids over dinner. Due to IVF treatment, Daisy decided to put her career on hold and focus on her health and extending our family. Daisy recently got sworn in to become a CASA (court-appointed special advocate) volunteer to advocate for foster children in the system. In addition, Daisy occasionally substitute teaches to maintain her relationship with the students.
Daisy says about Eric:
Eric is a wonderful husband, son and brother. He is the kindest person I know and more than the man of my dreams. He is attentive, thoughtful and always makes sure that I’m happy. And I know he has my back 110% of the time. Eric loves and thinks about his parents and their plans for retirement and their health as they age. He is a protective older brother sharing his wisdom, experience and offering advice to his younger sister in her education and career path. Eric is the sweetest, doting uncle to his niece. Eric is intelligent, always wanting to learn more. He is the hardest working person I know. He’s passionate about his work and helping people.