Andrew & Erin

Birth Mother:
Hi there! We’re Andy and Erin from Sherman Oaks, California. We are so grateful for the opportunity to introduce ourselves and for considering us as adoptive parents. We both come from loving, supportive families and we can’t wait to start a family of our own. We’re both committed to creating a safe and stable home for a child to grow up in, where they can feel loved and supported and live a happy, healthy life. We would be honored to provide that for your child. We understand that this is a very difficult time, but we hope that getting to know us will provide some comfort.

About Andrew & Erin

We met 7 years ago at a Memorial Day BBQ in Venice Beach, California. Many people don’t believe in love at first sight, but for us, it was. Erin walked in to the party just as Andy was leaving, our eyes immediately locked, and the rest is history. We were married in Erin’s parent’s backyard a year later - the perfect setting as both of our parents were also wed in their parent’s backyards. Since that time, our love and respect for each other has only grown deeper.

Why Adoption?

We’ve dreamed of having kids since we first met and adoption has always been part of the conversation. Erin has a special place in her heart for adoption because she grew up with many close friends who were. We’re excited to see what the future holds for our family now that we’ve officially started the adoption process.

About Andy:

I was born and raised outside of Seattle, Washington. I’m the third of three children, with two older sisters who have inspired me my entire life. Like both of their parents before them, my parents have been married for over 50 years. My family has always been supportive, especially when I moved to Los Angeles to chase my dream of a career in the film industry. I’m now the Head of Production for a film studio and love the opportunities my job has provided - traveling the world, working with amazing people, and doing something that I’m truly passionate about is a dream come true. I can’t wait to be a father and raise our child with the same love and compassion our families have given us.

About Erin:

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and have also lived in England and Australia. I’ve always been drawn to the creative arts - especially drawing and painting. After college, I channeled my love of art and design into a career as a graphic designer. I am so grateful to be able to do something I love every day. I come from a small but loving family who all live within a few miles of our home. It’s been a tradition for many years that we have dinner every Sunday night. It’s a time when we can all catch up with each other. When I think about the future, I’m filled with excitement about growing our family - Andy is going to be a seriously amazing dad!

More About Andy, by Erin:

One of the many qualities I love about Andy is his thoughtfulness. He’ll often surprise me with flowers for no reason or leave me a sweet message on the foggy shower door. He’s incredibly supportive and appreciates me for who I am - quirks and all. He encourages me when I’m feeling unsure, laughs with me when I’m being goofy, and comforts me when I’m feeling down. I know he always has my back. I really admire his ability to communicate with people. He’s warm, personable, funny, and not afraid to have difficult conversations when needed. He’s the first to admit when he’s wrong and he’s always eager to learn. I know he’s going to be an incredible dad because he’s already an amazing uncle to his nieces and nephew. He adores them and understands the importance of setting a good example for them to follow. I’m so lucky to be able to share this experience with him.

More about Erin, by Andy:

There is nobody like Erin. Her kindness, love, and support for everyone around her shine through. There isn’t a day that I don’t consider myself the luckiest man alive. Her compassion and patience are remarkable, and her undivided support for myself and our families is unparalleled. When my family met her, they thought of her as their own. If there’s one indicator of how Erin will be as a mother, it’s her love for our dog, Nia. There’s nothing that Nia can do that will upset her. She always understands and thoughtfully explains why she thinks Nia might have done something terrible. And sure enough, she’s typically spot on. I can’t imagine anyone being more loving and nurturing than Erin, and I can’t wait to raise a child with her.


Our neighborhood is ideal for raising a family. It’s safe and filled with lots of kids and dogs. You’ll find plenty of families out and about, enjoying the beautiful weather and friendly atmosphere. Most of the streets are cul-de-sacs so there is plenty of space to walk, run, play, and ride bikes. Each year our neighborhood throws a block party for the kids to enjoy. This year’s party included a bounce house, a petting zoo, batting cages, and a snow-cone truck. We live on a beautiful tree-lined street in a three bedroom house with a fenced-in yard and pool. We love hosting Thanksgiving at our house, and celebrating Christmas up in Washington with Andy’s family.

Hobbies & Interests:

One thing you should know about us is that we genuinely enjoy each other’s company. Whether we’re out with friends, running errands, exploring a new country, or lounging at home in sweatpants, we always have a good time together. Some of our favorite activities include going for drives up the coast, attending baseball games and live concerts, bowling (then laughing at how bad we are), doing karaoke (again, not well), and most of all, playing with our sweet and silly dog, Nia. We rescued her 4 years ago and couldn’t imagine life without her.
We also love to travel. We got engaged in Cartagena, Colombia, then traveled to Portugal, Morocco, Spain, and Italy for our honeymoon. We also enjoy spending long weekends in our home state of California, including excursions to the beaches in Ventura, Mammoth Mountain for skiing, and the desert in Joshua Tree National Park. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to live in a location that enables us to go at any time. We want to instill in our child the same sense of adventure that our parents gave us.

Fun Facts!

• Andy loves to ski. He looks forward to teaching our child how to ski and exploring the mountains together, as he did with his dad growing up.
• Andy was nominated for a Grammy this year for producing a music-related documentary.
• Erin has a passion for jigsaw puzzles and trivia - did you know that Richard Gere’s middle name is Tiffany?
• Erin also loves to cook. She likes to get creative and put her own spin on a recipe, whether it’s adding an extra ingredient or two, or changing up the cooking method. Not every experiment works out, of course. But that’s all part of the fun.
• Our favorite holiday movies are Home Alone and Elf. They never get old!


When it comes to parenting, raising a good human is more important to us than genetics. As parents, we want to encourage our child’s curiosity about the world around them, and help them to find the answers to their questions. We can do this by taking them on trips to different places, or by reading books and stories together. We also want to encourage them to be independent and creative thinkers - to make their own choices, and help them to see that there are many different ways to approach a problem. It’s also important for us to instill a sense of empathy and compassion - to see things from other people’s perspectives, and to always be kind. We can do this by setting a good example ourselves, and by talking to them about how their actions affect others. Above all, we promise to provide a life of love, support, and opportunities. We believe the greatest way for us to start our new lives together is through an open adoption.

In Closing:

We are honored that you are considering us as part of your child’s future. We want you to know that we will love your child with all of our hearts and provide a safe, stable, and loving home for them to grow up in. We will do everything we can to help them reach their full potential. We promise to keep you updated on their progress and to always keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We will always be grateful to you for giving us the opportunity to be parents. Thank you for considering us. We wish you all the best!

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