Meet Erin & Lee
We are Erin, Lee, and Braylon. Erin and Lee have been together for 15 years and have been married for 11+ of those years (2007). Braylon will be 2 years old in February ’19, and he joined our family through an open adoption when he was 5 weeks old. We live in an urban neighborhood near downtown Nashville that has lots of friendly neighbors and families. We are close with our neighbors, and we all help each other out. On many occasions we’ve lent and borrowed milk or eggs and even babysat our neighbors’ toddlers. We see kids throwing the football or being pushed around the block in a stroller all the time from our front porch. Our home is filled with music daily; either Lee is making up silly songs while doing chores, we are listening to music while we cook or clean the kitchen (we both cook often), or we’re having a family dance party. As a family, we also enjoy walking our golden retriever, Radar, around the neighborhood.
Erin enjoys reading (she is constantly reading new books - no wonder she became a librarian), hosting dinner parties, and crafting. Lee enjoys learning about new technology, discovering new bands to listen to, hanging out on the back porch, watching hockey, and watching football. Braylon enjoys firetrucks, making animal noises, story time at the library, slides at the park, crayons, dancing, and having lots of books read to him. As a family, we enjoy going to Cheekwood Gardens, the zoo, or to the Frist Art Museum. We also enjoy eating together, family dance parties, spending time with extended family, and making new memories however we can.
Lee is from Louisiana and Erin is from Kentucky. We met in Nashville while Erin was getting her degree at Vanderbilt for Elementary Education, and Lee was working in the music industry. Since graduation, Erin has taught in public schools (5 years), earned 2 masters degrees in Reading Education and Library Science, and worked as a public school Librarian (4+ years). Lee worked in the music industry for 10 years as an audio engineer and producer before starting his own software company. Since then, he’s focused on software product design and management. He’s currently the Lead UX / UI Designer at a local financial technology company. We’ve been through a lot together, but have built a strong connection through those events. We rely on each other for support in the good times and the bad times, and we can always count on each other to provide that support.
Even before we got married, we dreamed about starting a family together. After struggling with infertility for a couple years, we decided adoption was our path forward, and we couldn’t be happier with that choice. Braylon has been the best thing that has ever happened to us. We fell in love with him the instant we saw him, and he has brought us a level of joy and love that we didn’t know was possible. He’s always moving and loves being around people, but he also has moments of sweet hugs and “cuddle dances”. Each day brings new surprises, and we think he’ll be a great big brother.
We know you are trying to make the best decision you can make for your child, and we cannot fathom the emotions you are going through right now. But, if you choose to meet us, we hope getting to know us provides peace to you in some way. We hope you know how loved your child will be. We will be praying for you and your child. We would love to get to know you and share our lives with you through an open adoption.