Families Waiting to Adopt


Melissa & Erica


Adoption is a beautiful act of love that is close to our hearts!  (One of us, Melissa, was adopted at birth.)  We know firsthand the many complicated emotions that can come with this process and appreciate your willingness to get to know us.  We would be honored to be part of your journey!

We met in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2008 after sharing emails through an online message board and have been inseparable ever since.  We were married on a muggy September day in Central Park in New York City in 2011 surrounded by our families.  Together, we are an adventurous team that can do anything we set our minds to!

We began trying to start our family 6 years ago.  Through the ups and downs of fertility treatments, including an emotional miscarriage a few years ago, we’ve never given up hope on becoming parents.  Because of the difficulties that many same-sex couples experience in finding a welcoming adoption agency, we searched diligently for an organization that would help us in our journey.  We’re excited to work with the Sacramento Adoption Center who has welcomed us with open arms & we are thrilled to take this next step in growing our family.

We love spending time in the outdoors, biking, hiking & kayaking near our home in the Sierra Nevada mountains.  We live near a beautiful trail along a canal where we walk our sweet, friendly dogs (Rudy and Louie) multiple times a week.  It’s so peaceful walking through the tall trees in the evenings while we all get some daily exercise.  We also enjoy camping and try to take an annual trip to Yosemite National Park to escape from it all and really reconnect with nature in a beautiful setting.

ERICA by Melissa.  Erica is my most favorite person in the entire world & my best friend.  She is kind and warm and her love for her family and friends is deep and unwavering.  Erica loves adventures and was the catalyst behind our cross-country bicycling journey in 2013 – from the Atlantic Ocean (Yorktown, VA) to the Pacific Ocean (Florence, Oregon) 90 days later – to benefit one of our favorite charities.  Kids love Erica.  She is always there to play whatever game can be imagined or sit down to read a book or color or do art projects. She will be an incredible mommy!

MELISSA by Erica.  Mel is my soulmate and my absolute favorite person! There is no one I’d rather do this thing called life with.  She’s creative, intelligent, compassionate, funny and just so much fun to be around.  Mel works in Digital and Social Media for a Congressional candidate in our District and loves being involved at the intersection of social media and politics. She’s great at making real connections with people.  Mel will be an amazing mom!  Kids love her.  She’ll pass on her creativity and indescribable sense of humor to your child.

Traveling is one of our favorite pastimes that we plan on sharing with your child – all across the United States (including Disneyland, of course, and Maui) as well as trips to London, Paris and Rome.

We promise to help your child reach her or his goals, to share cuddles and hugs often along the way and to always say “I love you.”  We will love your child for exactly who he or she is!!  Thank you for being an answer to our prayers!  We hope we can be an answer to yours!

To match with one of our amazing independent adoption families, or if you have further questions, please call, text or fill out the form below. We are available 7 days a week 24 hours a day.

available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Address 2618 J Street, Suite3
Sacramento, CA 95816