Meet Don & Erica H.
We are Don, Erica, Eden, Barrett, and Selah, and we’re a fun-filled, adventurous family in Dublin, Ohio. We’re honored that our paths have crossed on our respective and possibly united journeys. Our household thrives on loving one another, making memories together, and serving others. We have more love to give and believe God has continued to call us to grow our family through adoption.
We (Don and Erica) are childhood sweethearts and best friends since kindergarten. While family circumstances moved us apart in middle school, love and fate brought us back together in college. We got engaged in Venice, Italy, over a decade ago and just celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary. We have three beautiful, confident and creative children who love to play and laugh together – whether it’s swimming in our pool, having impromptu dance parties or building forts within the pine trees on our land (the go-to hangout spot for the neighborhood kids).
As a family of five, we often talk about and eagerly await the next child/sibling/playmate that God has in store for us. We believe children are a blessing from the Lord and know we are called to have an extended, blended family. We are so blessed by how our son, Barrett, came to us, and are thankful everyday for the joyful spirit that he adds to our family. We look forward to raising all of our children in love; growing up to know their self-worth and claiming their inheritance to all that our family has to offer.
Don grew up in Marysville, Ohio, graduating at the top of his class of nearly 400. He received a full-academic scholarship to the University of Cincinnati where he majored in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. After working as a volunteer director at their church, Don and his best friend, Derek, started a college application software company for the performing and visual arts. Today, they continue to successfully serve their clients and team of over 20 employees in a fun, family-friendly culture. Don is an outdoor enthusiast and can often be found playing outside with the kids, taking the family to the nearest trailhead, or exploring some of the local waterways on our kayaks. Don’s parents are active in our lives, living a few houses down in our neighborhood with the sought after basketball and tennis courts that the kids love.
Erica is from Spencerville, Ohio, a small town in Northwest Ohio. She grew up in a very loving and supportive home with parents and a brother who remain very involved and attend all of the kids’ athletic, school and artistic events. Erica has always been passionate about athletics, choosing from basketball and track scholarships in college. She attended Grand Valley State University in Michigan where she represented their track team as a medal earning hurdler. She graduated with a degree in psychology and worked with adults with developmental disabilities after college. She then became a full-time Stay-at-Home Mom when our oldest daughter was born. Today she loves to support, nurture and play with our children. She also enjoys many hobbies including running, sewing, singing, and photography.
We are very active in both our community and our local church. Our home has an “open door policy” and we regularly welcome and host friends and neighbors for cookouts, bonfires, pool parties, and small groups. Outside of the home, Erica helps lead worship at our church and Don serves as an elder and often hosts the services on Sunday mornings. The kids also love to make a welcoming environment for their friends and new visitors.
We are sincerely humbled that you took the time to learn about our family and we would welcome the opportunity to learn more about you and understand the hopes and desires for your child.
Don & Erica H.
Eden (7), Barrett (4), and Selah (2)
For more information about our family, please contact Adoption Link at 1-800-643-3356.