Tim and Erin
Tim and Erin
Thank you for taking the time to read our letter and getting to know a little bit more about our family as you consider whether an adoption plan is the right choice for you and your baby. We are Tim, Erin and Natalie and while we are excited to grow our family through adoption, we respect that this is probably a time full of conflicting feelings and thoughts for you.
We met in high school when Tim was a senior and Erin was a junior, primarily because we were both members of the marching band but we also had several mutual friends and as our circles overlapped, we started to date. We were engaged the summer after Erin’s senior year but waited for two years to get married when Tim was 21 and Erin was 20. We have had some difficult times over the last fifteen years but we have a deep love and commitment to each other and feel that our marriage has only gotten stronger as time goes by.
We have always desired to have a family and after having been married for a few years, we decided to begin the process. Due to treatment for cancer when Erin was five, we knew that she would be unable to have a baby naturally. We did infertility treatments for about a year until we realized that what we wanted was to be parents and that it truly didn’t matter to us if our children were not related biologically to us, so we began the adoption process in 2002. In October 2004, we were chosen by a young lady making an adoption plan for her baby and we welcomed Natalie into our family in November. We continue to see her birth mother and members of her family regularly and we truly believe that it is, and will always be, a benefit to Natalie to have them as a part of her life.
Tim works as a systems engineer for a company that installs and fixes computer systems for restaurants. His job keeps him busy and he can be found traveling throughout west Michigan but he is always available for Natalie’s school conferences or soccer games. Erin has been blessed with the opportunity to stay home, after working before Natalie and for the first few years after her arrival in various office jobs. She loves that she is able to volunteer at school and be home after school with Natalie.
We believe that family itself is very important and we hope to create a good beginning to life for our children, so they can grow up to be happy, confident people. We value trustworthiness, honesty, having a good work ethic and being responsible. We also believe education is very important and we will look for the best educational opportunities as they are children and teens, hoping to find the right environment to help them learn as much as they can. However, we also value having fun and want our children to just be kids. We want our family to enjoy life as much as possible and learn to interact with others in a positive way.
We have a wonderful, strong support network in our family and friends that share in our joys and in our sorrows. We love that many of them live nearby, so we are able to spend time together and keep close relationships. Our closest friends are literally just a few blocks away, so we often have dinner together, and let the kids play while the adults talk or play cards. We stay connected to those who live out of town through Facebook and phone calls and see them as often as we can.
We know that these profiles sometimes make us out to be perfect people but we certainly aren’t. We make mistakes, we say
things we shouldn’t, we have days where nothing seems to go right but we live, we laugh and we love. And that is what makes
Tim, Erin & Natalie
Profile of Adoptive Couple - Tim & Erin
|Year of Birth||1976||1977|
|Number of Children||1||1|
|Ethnic Origin||Irish & German||British, Scottish, & Welsh|
|Smoker or Non-Smoker||Non-Smoker||Non-Smoker|
|Education||Associates Degree||Bachelors Degree|
|Occupation||Senior Systems Engineer||Homemaker|
|Hobbies/Interests||Home improvements, yard work, spending time with family||Reading, crossword puzzles, spending time with family|
|Pets||1 Cat||1 Cat|