Erica & Taylor

Hoping to Adopt (Texas)

Letter

Hello


We are so moved by the brave decision you are considering to go through this process.


Taylor & Erica
Thank you for taking an interest in us. We cannot even begin to imagine everything you are feeling and going through right now. We know that you love your child, and we are so moved by the brave decision you are considering to go through this process. We want you to know that you are enough. You are such a strong, brave, and selfless person in considering this decision and we hope you know that. You are giving a family the biggest joy that they had never been able to dream of before now. In doing that alone, it makes you a hero in our eyes. We are excited to share our story with you, so you can get a good view of our life. Please know we are thinking of you and praying for you through this difficult decision.
Why Adoption

We cannot wait to expand our family through adoption.


Us
Growing up with family members who were adopted, adoption was always something that we talked about. Even before we were married, it was always something we wanted to consider. When we were ready to start trying for children, we found that Erica has cystic ovaries, and that it would be not only very difficult to conceive, but the chances of miscarriage are high, and the cysts are incredibly painful for Erica. There is no treatment for ovarian cysts, and doctors are not optimistic for our chances. After grieving this thought, and praying, and talking extensively with our families, we had the revelation that adoption was exactly what we wanted. The more we discussed and researched, the more excited we have become. We cannot wait to expand our family through adoption. We firmly believe that we were meant to adopt, and the excitement and peace we feel with this decision has confirmed that.
This is Our Story

Our marriage is full of love, laughter, respect, friendship, and understanding.


Our Wedding
We met our first semester of college through a mutual friend. What began as friendship and joy in being around someone who enjoyed the same things, quickly turned into something more. After a couple of months as friends, we decided to evolve our friendship into a romantic relationship. We dated for the next four years through college. About two years into our relationship, we were hit with tragedy as Taylor's father passed away unexpectedly. Through the grief we experienced, we built our relationship stronger than ever with love and support. We built each other back up after being torn down. Two years later, Taylor proposed to Erica. A year later, we were married in Erica's hometown, surrounded by family and friends. We have been married over two years now. Our marriage is full of love, laughter, respect, friendship, and understanding. Each day is a new way for us to express how much we mean to each other. We love being goofy together and just having fun. We both feel that life is too long not to laugh often. We enjoy being home watching movies, seeing family and friends, being outdoors, writing, working on cars, reading, playing and coaching volleyball, and loving on our fur babies. We have a history of adoption in our family, as Taylor's father was adopted, among several others. Some of Erica's family members are also in the process of adopting, and we can't wait to welcome them home. Our families and friends are so excited for us and are ecstatic that we made this decision. We have an amazing support network surrounding us.
Our Promise

We promise you that we will make sure that this child knows that they are unconditionally loved by us, by you, by our families, and by God.


Taylor Proposing
Thank you so much for taking time to get to know us a bit. It means so much to us that you found even a small connection with us and wanted to know more. We are praying for and thinking of you all the time, and for the impossible decision you are making. We promise you that we will make sure that this child knows that they are unconditionally loved by us, by you, by our families, and by God. We promise to give them a home filled with love, laughter, forgiveness, and understanding. We promise to do our absolute best to treat you, the expectant parent with compassion and understanding. We promise to be open with this child about who they are and how they came to be in this family. We promise to never give up on this child.
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