We are Erin & Benj from Burbank, California. We can’t begin to express how much we respect and admire your choice to place your child for adoption. While we know it is not an easy decision, you will be bringing such joy and love to the family that you choose. We would be grateful to be part of your journey from this point forward. We have always dreamed of starting a family, and are both so excited to be parents. We know there are many ways to create a loving family, and we can’t wait for the chance to bring a child into our lives and build a home filled with love, laughter and unwavering support.
In 2003, we worked down the hall from each other in the same office in Burbank, California, both completely unaware we shared a copy room with our future spouse. We wouldn’t learn this until our first date, 13 years later, after matching on an app. This serendipitous circumstance isn’t the reason we’re together, but it was a good icebreaker.
After a lively and lengthy conversation about music and pop culture, we agreed to meet for dinner a few nights later. What followed were years of concerts, comedy shows, and late night karaoke.
Early on, Erin introduced Benj to Ernie, her pug, and we have been an inseparable family ever since. We got married in Palm Springs in 2019 surrounded by our friends and family and the beautiful desert sunshine. In 2020, we rescued another pug, George.
We were eager to expand our family with children but have not been able to conceive. While this has been disappointing, we know that families can be made in lots of different ways. Our chosen family of friends here in Los Angeles has taught us that. And we are filled with such excitement and joy about being able to bring a child into our family through adoption.