- Children: One Child
- Region: West
- Faith: Christian
- Education: Graduate Degree
On a daily basis, we cook and eat meals as a family, exercise and play sports or board games together, and read together. We're active in our community and seek out family friendly events such as movies in the park, music festivals, surfing contests, and farmers’ markets. Some of our favorite adventures include going to Legoland, the beach, the county fair, and the zoo. We frequently go hiking or biking at a nature preserve or lake, both located close to home. Some of our all-time favorite evening activities include having a bonfire at the beach for s’mores or going to the drive-in movie theater. We love to be out enjoying nature by hiking or camping and we love animals.
We've witnessed the miraculous gift of love that is adoption, and we're hopeful that we will be able to grow our family through adoption. We have several friends and loved ones who are adopted, have placed a child through adoption, or who have adopted children. God blessed us with a son in 2014, but thereafter we had difficulty maintaining multiple pregnancies. As a family, we have much more unconditional love to offer another child and we feel drawn to adoption.
Get To Know Us
We met at a professional soccer game in late 2005 and were married in the fall of 2007. Our marriage is the foundation for our family and is grounded in love, gratitude, and support for each other. Erik’s orientation toward service, as well as his resilience and strength are evident in his career choice as a Firefighter. He is kind, generous, patient, and sensitive to others’ needs. Erik enjoys spending quality time with family, as well as, hiking, camping, and exploring the great outdoors. In the home, Erik is a true Renaissance man as he can repair nearly anything. Cheryl has an adventurous spirit but is tenacious in achieving goals. As a wife and mother, Cheryl is loving and dedicated to creating fun, educational experiences for our family. She has enjoyed a long career as a Crime Analyst. Cheryl’s interests include travel and learning about other cultures, trying new recipes, baking, swimming, and going to the beach. We both speak Spanish and have used this skill when traveling outside of the United States. Our son wants nothing more than to share his life with a sibling. He is an active, curious, and kind six-year-old. He loves to play outside, ride his bike, swim, go to Legoland, and the beach, bake treats with his mom, and help his dad in the yard. He attends formal lessons in hip hop, tennis, soccer, basketball, and swimming. We have two playful and cuddly Boston Terriers. They're good watchdogs as they alert us when anyone is approaching our home. (Usually, they bark and then run to grab toys, evidently believing any visitor is coming to play with them.) Both are ideal family dogs.
Our Home & Community
Our community features views of city lights, snow-capped mountains, and Disneyland’s nightly fireworks, as well as a short drive to the beach. Our home is in a planned community that sits on a hill and backs to a lake that is surrounded by a hiking and biking trail that we use frequently and that connects to a nature preserve. Our home is open and bright with tall ceilings. We most often congregate in the kitchen and adjoining family room or the large bonus area upstairs. We have a fenced-in yard and a patio where we grill and enjoy evening fires in the fire pit. Our community has a pool and tennis court that we use throughout the year. We’re located close to a top-notch elementary school that has a park for extra playtime. We frequently gather with our friends and neighbors for picnics, movie nights, pool time, and barbecues. Living in Southern California, we enjoy close proximity to Cheryl's family and we're able to easily visit Erik's family in Arizona and Utah. We spend most major holidays with our extended family.
What We're All About
We are big on family and have some major family goals. As parents, we seek to raise our children with Christian values. Ultimately, we want our children to be kind, honest, confident, happy, and resilient. We are a patriotic family and feel blessed to live in this country and want our children to know how blessed we are. We both enjoyed idyllic childhoods with loving families and want to provide the same for our children. We are committed to providing emotional and educational support for our children throughout their lives. We want to support them in obtaining college and advanced degrees if that is their desire. Cheryl holds an MBA and a Master of International Studies degree and Erik holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. We feel it’s important that our children have educational opportunities that will help open doors for them when they become adults. Thank you for reviewing our profile. We appreciate you learning about our family and hope to have the opportunity to get to know you if that's your desire. May God bless you.