Eric & Mike

We met in 2015 while Eric was bartending at one of Mike’s neighborhood bars. After developing a friendship over a year, we started dating and quickly fell in love. We moved in together and were engaged a few years later. We got married in 2021 and continue to live in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We are both loving, kind and passionate individuals who are goofballs at heart. We both value family and friends and have discussed the desire to raise children from the first year that we began dating. We are at a point in our lives where we are ready to build a family and help give our child(ren) every opportunity to thrive as we can.


About Eric

Job Description
Full-Time Nursing Student

Hobbies
Cooking, Fitness, Movies, Traveling, Going to the Beach

Fun Fact
Eric is on pace to be the first member of his family to earn a college degree!


About Mike

Job Description
CPA for a Public Accounting Firm

Hobbies
Running, Lifting Weights, Watching Sports, Traveling, Reading, Going to the Beach, Spending Time Outdoors and With Friends and Family

Fun Fact
Mike traveled to over 20 countries and wants that number to grow as his family grows.


Our Lives

We live in a very diverse and active neighborhood in Manhattan that has a lot to offer. We like to spend our time together cooking, trying new restaurants, traveling and spending time with family and friends. We enjoy spending time outdoors in Central Park and exploring the city. Some of our fun traditions are taking a summer trip to the Caribbean and visiting the various Christmas sights that NYC has to offer. Mike works from home a few days a week and in his office a couple days each week. Eric is currently a full time student with the plan of graduating in 2023 and then working as a nurse in an NYC hospital.


Our Family

Family is very important to both of us. Eric is one of six children, and his entire family lives in Brooklyn. He has two great-nephews and we enjoy being a part of their childhood as they grow up. Since his family is nearby we get to see them quite often. Mike’s immediate family lives in Maryland and his extended family lives in Florida. We visit them multiple times each year, which also provides nice getaways from NYC. Mike’s brother recently welcomed a daughter, starting the next generation of that side of our family.

Vacations and holidays provide some of our greatest family traditions. We travel to the Jersey Shore and the Caribbean in the summer. We split Christmas time partially in Brooklyn and partially in Maryland each year. Both of our families are very supportive of our adoption journey and are excited to welcome another child into their lives.


Final Thoughts

This time must be difficult for you and we want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child. We are two caring, loving people who are extremely excited to expand our family and provide as many opportunities as we can to a child so that they have a protected, happy, thriving life.

– Eric & Mike


To learn more about this Waiting Family or the adoption planning process, call us at 800-321-5683 or email us at helpline@spence-chapin.org.

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