1: Bill, Erin, Olivia and Megan | Our life....and it is a great one! Our family adoption book, made with love for you
2: To A Very Special Person..... Thank you for taking the time to view our profile. We realize that this must be a very difficult decision for you, and we admire your strength and your courage.We hope that by reading our book, you will get to know us better.
3: Dear Birth Mother, We are Bill and Erin, and we have been together for 11 years and married for 9. We met when Erin was attending college, and Bill had just graduated from The University of Idaho with a degree in computer science/foreign language. We hit it off right away; we dated for 2 years before getting married.We knew right away that we were meant to be together; we both share many of the same interests.We are a very happy and active family that enjoys: camping ,hiking, fishing, playing board games,having picnics, traveling, skiing and just being together! We love life and try to live it to the fullest. We are the parents of two very sweet little girls, Olivia is 8 and Megan is 4.Our life would not be complete without them! We have decided that adoption is our plan--as we have struggled with being able to keep the pregnancies...there was a lot of bed rest, medications, stress and hardship to bring our daughters into this world.We have experienced 13 miscarriages--our MD has told us that we are unable to have any more biological children, and at first this news was difficult to hear.....but we knew that there would be 1 more child for our family.We strongly feel that our family is missing a son or a daughter, and we are hoping to adopt
4: a child that is meant for us.We both LOVE children, and we have always wanted to have a big family...we both grew up in loving homes where we had brothers and sisters to play with. Our daughters are so excited to have a baby in our home....as are we. :-) We have gained so much respect for you as a birth mother, and we feel like there is such strength and beauty in your soul. About Bill Bill was born and raised in a small farming community in eastern Idaho, he is the oldest of 5 children.Bill is smart and funny, loves to run and be outdoors.Bill served a 2 year mission to Chile, where he learned to love the Chilean culture and people.Bill is fluent in Spanish and has been teaching our children the language as well. Bill is a natural leader, He is very articulate and
5: he is an awesome husband and father! He truly takes being a dad seriously, and loves every moment of it! He takes each of our daughters on special Daddy-daughter dates and spoils them rotten! He is excited to be able to take your sweet little one on special trips just with him!
7: Daddy-Daughter Time! Bill is an awesome daddy, he loves being a dad and takes it seriously, The girls and I adore him! We know you will as well.
8: About Erin Erin was born in California, and is third out of 5 girls! Having all sisters was and still is wonderful.Erin moved to Idaho in 1992 with her family; she attended college where she studied fine arts with an emphasis on photography. She loves to sing and cook, and take pictures.She loves being a stay-at-home mom and enjoys being able to have tea parties and play dress up.Our daughters are both in school, but on the days when they are home, you can often find Erin playing with the girls, teaching them how to cook, how to make a garden or just snuggling.She loves the color red and Italian food.Erin loves to travel-especially to the beach or Disney World! Erin takes being a mom seriously as well, and dotes
9: upon our girls.Erin looks forward to changing diapers,bottle feeding and late night walks with the baby: and watching your little prince or princess grow up!
10: All About Olivia Olivia is 8 years old, and is in the 3rd grade-she loves to paint and draw and be involved in anything art. | She was born with primordial dwarfism, and loves being tiny! Olivia is sweet and kind and loves being a big sister.She loves macaroni and cheese, the color red,horses, cats and dogs, and playing with her sister and friends.Olivia is a beautiful and very smart young lady who is looking forward to helping out with a baby sister or brother.
11: Olivia is all girl! She loves trying on shoes, and silly gallon hats! She attends a special camp in the summer called Camp Korey, it is for children with dwarfism.
13: All about Megan! Megan is 3 almost 4; she is full of spunk and is a delight.Megan is in preschool and loves it! She loves to draw and play dress up, she loves the colors purple and pink.She loves pancakes and broccoli! Megan loves her big sister Olivia and is ready to become a BIG sister! Megan likes to ski and play soccer as well.
14: We are sisters and we LOVE each other so very much! We are looking forward to a baby brother or sister to play with!
15: Night skiing is always a treat! We love to play in the snow.We also like to go to the zoo and ride on the safari jeep
16: The Holidays: We love to Celebrate! We love Christmas and Halloween and all of the other holidays in between. It is a family tradition to carve pumpkins, dress up in costumes and of course Trick Or Treat! We eat a meal of chili and corn bread over at Erin's parents home first, then off we go with all of the cousins and parents in tow!
18: Christmas Time! We have a family tradition of riding on The Polar Express train. We bundle up and take the magic train to the "North Pole". We eat cookies and drink hot chocolate and even have a visit from Santa himself!
19: Polar Express Time! Grandma and Grandpa joined us for our magical trip up north.We had so much fun, singing Christmas carols and eating candy canes and visiting with Santa and Mrs. Clause!
20: -Christmas Day! We have a tradition of gathering together with the cousins on Christmas Eve for dinner and singing carols, and driving around to see the lights.The next morning the girls wake up super early- and sneak out to see if Santa came!This is our home on Christmas morning last year.
21: Birthday Time! We celebrate birthdays in our home, We feel that it is a big deal to celebrate their special day! This was Olivia's 8th birthday just this last August.We do presents and cake and sing happy Birthday as well as have a blast!
22: Oh The Places You Will GO! We LOVE to travel! We love to go to the beach, we love to go to DisneyLand and DisneyWorld! We love to go visit Grandma and Grandpa in Wyoming! We went back to Chile in 2007 when Olivia was only a baby; we plan to go back to visit our friends! We love the people and the food and the culture.We try to visit the "non-touristy" places, as it gives us all a better idea of how the world is. We will take your child to see the wonders of the world, and expose him or her to many new and exciting places and people.
24: Chile and Argentina In 2007 we traveled back to Chile, we stayed with friends Jorge and Yesica; we also climbed Torres Del Paine!
26: Camping! We Love to camp! Last year we purchased a camper so we can go more often! It is so fun and we all have such a great time.
28: Our Home and Our values We live in a warm and clean, spacious home; there is enough room for us all! We have a playroom full of toys and games; we have a trampoline in our fenced backyard, as well as a swing set that includes a slide, a climbing wall and tree house.We live close to wonderful schools,we are located near shopping and entertainment.There are several beautiful parks nearby, as well as splash pads and public pools.We live in the city, where our children are exposed to many different cultures and people.We love it here! Our daughter's school is an art school-it is ranked among the best in our state! We have a Christ-centered home,and feel that it is important for us to raise our children with Christian beliefs.We are an open and friendly family who loves to be together!
29: We have family here in town: Erin's sisters and families live close by,we have Sunday dinner over at her parents' home--it is a lot of fun! It is often loud--there are a lot of us! Erin's 4 sisters and our 9 nieces and nephews are all here in town.Bill's family is a bit more spread out, but we often see them as well.We have 13 nieces and nephews on Bill's side! Everyone is very supportive of us and of our adoption plans--they are all anxious for the newest member to come home and be spoiled! Open Adoption We hope to have an open or semi-open adoption; we are more than willing to meet in person, talk on the phone, e-mail, send letters and pictures, and have a relationship.We would like to include you in your child's life, and we
30: We are ready and prepared to have you in our life.We are very happy and are looking forward to the day when we will meet Until then: Please feel free to call anytime. With Love: Bill, Erin, Olivia and Megan.