Erin and Phil

Our Letter

Hello, we are Phil, Erin and Frankie and we appreciate you stopping by our page. Let us tell you a little bit about ourselves!

Erin grew up in the Chicago suburbs and is a cardiac nurse. She enjoys biking in the woods, classic rock, and tickling tummies. Family is the most important thing in life to her and she can’t wait to share her family with another child.  Phil grew up in Texas and is a huge Cowboys fan. He has a passion for teaching math and helping kids succeed. He enjoys jazz, running, reading and wrestling with Frankie. Frankie is 3 and is just a joy to be around. He loves Scooby Doo, cars and is so excited at the idea of having a sibling.

We met in 2009 in Chicago while Phil was here on vacation from Texas. We fell in love and Erin moved to Texas. We were married in 2014 and had our son, Frankie, in 2016. In 2018 we returned to Chicago and moved to a great neighborhood near both the city and forest preserves. We are very fortunate that all of our immediate family has returned to the Chicago area and live very close by. 

Our home is a place where children are surrounded by loving family members and incredible friends and neighbors. We want our kids to grow up in a warm, accepting house where they are always free to get messy, make mistakes and learn from the world around them. The world can be a really tough and scary place but our home is always going to be a safe spot where you can get a hug from mom, eat one of dad’s home cooked meals and fall asleep on the couch watching movies as a family.

We’re excited for the family trips, festivals, holiday activities and singing at the top of our lungs. We are going to get dirty in the garden and run through the sprinklers to wash off. We can’t wait to teach them to play music, take them on a train trip to explore Chicago and camp out in the forest by a fire. We will always be there to hold them, guide them and kiss them goodnight. 

You are facing an impossibly hard decision and we are thankful that you would even consider our profile during your journey. We hope the profiles you view bring you peace knowing your child will always be loved and cared for and we hope you see that in us. This is our life, we can’t wait to share it with a new child and we hope you will want to share it with us, too. 


Phil, Erin and Frankie

Favorite thing to do with family
Road trips
Sunday dinners
Favorite thing to do with our son
Favorite Book
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Favorite Holiday
Favorite Food
Chicken Parmesan
Pizza, bagels, any combination of bread and cheese really
I like to relax by……
reading and playing board games
being in the forest
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