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Family Type: Lesbian Couple
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Location: CA
Religion: Spiritual/Lutheran
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dear expectant mother

We are so grateful and honored you’re considering us as the family for your baby. We can only imagine the emotions you are feeling during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate this path. We have tremendous respect and admiration for you as you put together this adoption plan for your baby.

We have always felt extremely open to adoption and growing our family. We cannot wait to show your child unconditional love while always being there for them. They will always know what an amazing mom you are and how much love you have for them. Moving forward, we are open to any relationship you decide to have with us and your child. We want them to know their story: where they came from and especially about you.

We are a family of openness, kindness, adventure, and love. We practice and teach these values in our lives every single day. We respect the decision you are making of a future for your baby and hope we can be a part of your child’s life.

With love,
Ashley & Erikka

About Us

We are Southern California natives who met fifteen years ago while on a tour in Europe. We are both athletes who share a love of sports and international travel. We have had the privilege of exploring nearly 40 different countries and sharing that passion for learning with the youth teams we have coached. Erikka is a founder and former Director of Youth Programming for a local multi-purpose sports complex. She has now started her own business, sharing her passions by encouraging personal growth through sport. Ashley serves in a leadership role at an educational non-profit that brings STEM programming to life through sports. When we are not traveling, we love to plan local adventures with our two and a half year old son, Deacon. Our weekends as a family include hiking, paddle boarding at the beach, and boogie boarding with Deacon’s cousins, who live close by. Ashley enjoys sharing her love of yoga with Deacon, and Erikka can’t wait to get him out on a bike ride with her.

Our Home & Pets

We live in a neighborhood surrounded by walking trails and green spaces. We own a house at the end of a cul-du-sac, where the kids can ride their bikes and play safely with friends. There is a big park within walking distance as well as a botanical garden and baseball fields. Our house is a three-story home with three bedrooms and a loft. The loft is used primarily for office space. We also have a nursery, master bedroom, and guest room. Our house is full of charm and character as well as artifacts from our travels abroad. In addition, we have a rescue dog, Desie, a kind, gentle, and loving Pyrenees-retriever mix. She loves going out on daily walks with the family and visiting the neighbor’s house to get treats.

Our Extended Family

Erikka grew up in the same town we now live in. Her three siblings (plus spouses and six kids) and parents all live here still. Our son is one of the many grandchildren who live locally, so needless to say, there are a lot of family gatherings and celebrations. Our parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews share our joy at the idea of expanding our family.

We love to have weekend BBQs and pool parties. We also love to be active, sometimes early in the morning with a long hike up in the mountains with Erikka’s youngest brother or some of the nieces. Grandpa lives on a local lake, which allows for kayaking and cruising in the boat. Our family loves to celebrate birthdays. Some months we have numerous birthdays, which means a lot of time together spent laughing and enjoying good meals. Our door is always open, and on any given day, we have family stopping by.

Gran (Ashley’s mom) lives a couple of hours away and comes up to visit every week. She also enjoys world travel, and every year we attempt to do an international trip with her. She is excited and ready to take her grandkids on our next great adventure.

What Led Us To Adoption

Although we were blessed with Deacon a couple years ago, we had previously attempted both IUIs and IVF to grow our family. With Erikka being one of four siblings and Ashley always wanting a big family, we knew we were going to want to have several children. Most recently, our fertility doctor walked us through the odds of Ashley getting pregnant again. While adoption had always been a part of the conversation for us, given her odds, it was clear that the time was now. We are very excited at the possibility of adoption as a means of sharing the abundance of our lives with another person and bringing them into the loving extended family we share.

Fun Facts

About Ashley
Occupation VP, non-profit in sports industry
Education Master of Business Administration
Race Caucasian
Favorite Movie The Sound of Music
Favorite Sport Hiking, biking, yoga
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite TV Show The Crown
Favorite Book The Little Prince
Favorite Subject in School Government
Favorite Tradition Setting up the train at Christmas
Dream Vacation Safari in Africa
About Erikka
Occupation Entrepreneur/self-employed
Education Master of Education
Race Caucasian
Favorite Movie Pretty Woman
Favorite Sport Hiking, skiing, being outdoors
Favorite Holiday Fourth of July
Favorite TV Show NCIS
Favorite Book Breath
Favorite Subject in School P.E.
Favorite Tradition Family BBQs on holidays
Dream Vacation Trip Around The World

Contact Ashley & Erikka

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Choose a Family for
Your Baby With Confidence

As you browse our list of hopeful adoptive parents, you can feel confident in knowing that all of the adoptive families working with Angel Adoption are prepared to offer your baby a safe, stable, and loving environment along with a wealth of opportunities for a happy and fulfilling life.

Each adoptive parent has been thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. A completed home study means the family is emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby.

The home study process includes assessments of each parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.

Furthermore, Angel Adoption requires each family to be educated on adopting and parenting. After a baby has been placed with the adoptive family, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family. We go to great lengths to make sure all the families you have to choose from are going to be excellent parents for your baby!

Not sure how to start? See our How to Choose an Adoptive Family resource page.
If you need more help, you’re always welcome to contact us any time!

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