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Ben and Erin

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Dear Friend,  

Thank you for taking the time to read our profile. We do not have words to truly express how grateful we are for you to be reading our story. We do not know the hardships of pregnancy first hand so can only imagine what you are going through, coupled with the courage you have in making your adoption plan. We pray that God gives you peace and guidance through this time and always in your life.

We are Ben and Erin. We met in 2001 while attending college, started dating a year later and got married in 2009. We have a faith-filled marriage with open communication, honesty and trust as pillars of our relationship. Others describe us as dependable, helpful, kind-hearted and loyal. We had always imagined introducing family traditions to our children and after several years of infertility struggles we heard God’s call to adopt. We tried to conceive for two years before following God’s guidance on our adoption journey. We are looking forward to growing our family and becoming parents.

We enjoy many activities together including attending local fairs/picnics, hiking, running, watching sports, going to concerts, watching movies and just experiencing all the life has to offer. We look forward to introducing our child to all these activities in the future!

Ben is a frozen food manager while Erin is an event coordinator. Both jobs allow us to teach others and both companies have strong ties to our community which helps us to give back to the community we live in through our daily work. We both believe in helping those less fortunate through volunteer work and philanthropic opportunities.

Our faith is witnessed with daily prayers and involvement at our parish and attendance at weekly mass. We both grew up Catholic and are active in our church community. We plan to raise our child in God’s Catholic faith.

We live in a quiet neighborhood and our home is a one-story ranch with three bedrooms and one bathroom. There are several families and kids in our neighborhood including some of our nieces and nephew in the house directly behind us. Our backyard is perfect for outdoor gatherings!

Our families are on board with our adoption plan. Ben is the youngest child with an older brother and sister. Both are married with kids of their own. Erin is the middle child with an older and younger brother. Her younger brother is married and expecting his first child in August 2016.

Meet Ben…through the eyes of Erin

Ben is not only my husband, he is my best friend. His creativity and sense of humor keep me laughing every day. He has a happy go lucky attitude and is a kid at heart. He challenges me to live life to the fullest and enjoy every minute of every day. He is my biggest cheerleader in life and is a positive light in any life that he encounters. He is caring, passionate and a hard worker. He is quick to lend a hand when he sees someone struggling and does so by helping or connecting them with someone who can. He loves to enjoy the outdoors by grilling, playing outdoor games or doing yard work. He also enjoys watching TV, sports – especially Cardinals baseball; movies and playing board/card games with friends and family. His nieces and nephew love spending time with their fun-loving uncle Ben. I cannot wait to see him in the role of dad as he is going to be such a nurturing, caring dad.

Meet Erin…through the eyes of Ben

Erin is my beautiful wife and also my best friend. Her fortitude and determination makes my life better every day and makes me a better person. She is caring and a hard worker; always lending a hand to help others in need. She is very organized. If it wasn’t for her organization, my life would be chaotic. She loves to run, make crafts, watch Cardinals baseball, watch movies, and play games. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is going to be a great mom and I cannot wait to be a parent with her.

We are thrilled you are considering us as part of your adoption plan and hope you enjoy viewing our life through this short profile. We hope it shows you joy and comfort and allows you to discover the loving, nurturing and caring parents we would be; possibly for your baby. It would be an honor and blessing if you were to choose us as a family for your child. We see the love that you have for him/her along with the courage in making this decision as nothing short of amazing. Our child will grow up knowing of your tremendous love and we feel it’s important to continue a relationship with you as he/she grows up through pictures, emails, letters and an occasional visit if you would like.

Thank you for taking time to learn more about us. We will continue to pray for you and your baby always; that God gives you his peace, guidance and clarity as you walk this journey and for your beautiful child’s health and protection.

With all of our love and prayers,
Ben and Erin

Facts About Our Family

Location:Southern Illinois
*The location where the adoption agency’s office is.
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