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About Us/Me

Welcome! We are Ericka and Nihar! We met in February 2014 through mutual friends and have been together ever since. We bought our current home in 2015 and Nihar proposed just a few months later! We welcomed family and friends, including Nihar’s parents from India, to our wedding in April 2017. We were lucky enough to have a second ceremony in India in January 2019. We have a dog, Oscar, and a cat, Iris. 

 

Ericka grew up in a small, rural town in Ohio. An only child, she loved animals and helped raise dogs, cats, horses, chickens, etc. She spent a lot of time with her 4-H group and learned early her skills of showmanship and public speaking. 

 

She went to college and studied Economics-Management, Theatre, and Women’s Studies – a true liberal arts education! She has worked in corporate retail as a project manager for 15 years. She also began pursuing her dream of entrepreneurship three years ago and launched an event planning and design company. She loves working with engaged couples to bring their wedding dreams to life. 

 

In her spare time, she volunteers for her sorority, journals, writes poetry, and watches true crime television. She recently started a blog all about learning to cook Indian food from Nihar’s family. She also has been dreaming of being a mother for as long as she can remember. 

 

Nihar is from Bharuch, Gujarat, India. Gujarat is a state on the western side of India. He is also an only child but has many cousins who he spent a lot of time with. They spent summers together at their grandparents’ house in Ahmedabad, a city about four hours north. Nihar loved reading and learning. He also enjoyed going hiking with his friends as a teenager and went on several trips to hike in the Himalayan Mountains!

 

He studied engineering and moved to the US in 2002 to attend graduate school. He received his master’s degree and began working as a software developer. He now owns his own consulting company with multiple corporate clients. 

 

Nihar still loves reading and is curious about all subjects. He does all the research in our house and is ready with the best list of baby items. He also loves running, working with home electronics, and he has recently discovered a love of baking bread as well!

 

Together, we like to go bicycling. We also enjoy cooking and eating at local restaurants. We are both vegetarian and love going to the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings for the best of summer’s bounty. We can’t wait to take a little one with us! 

 

We like to take road trips together and our favorite place to visit is Vermont. We fell in love with it so much that we hope to live there some day. We can’t wait to share the lakes, mountains, and forests with our child. Our typical road trip includes stops at local breweries and wineries, and sometimes a hike or two. 

 

Oscar and Iris are such a big part of our lives. We like to take Oscar as many places as we can, including local parks and hiking trails for a long weekend walk. Iris is a small cat who thinks she’s a big dog! She loves exploring our back yard and keeps watch for birds and squirrels. We know they will both love their new little brother or sister. 

 

About You

Family comes to everyone differently. Ericka was raised by a single mother, who passed away when Ericka was 15, of cancer. As she doesn’t really have any other biological family, she found family in her close friends. Nihar’s biological family is quite large, but close; his cousins are more like brothers and sisters to him. We build family through friendship and trust, through mutual interests and relationships. We build our family with lasting pieces of our hearts from those we meet along our life’s journey.

 

When we think about building our family through adoption, we think of you as well. Our child will be an incredible addition to our family, and you will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We hope you will learn and grow with us as we navigate our relationship together. We honor and respect you and look forward to receiving that from you as well. We thank you. And we will continue to thank you every day of our child’s life. 

 

 

In Our Hearts – Written for you by Ericka

 

One day very soon,

We will meet.

Until then,

We will think and dream of you each day.

You will be in our hearts.

 

One day long after,

We will remember you.

A smile, a laugh,

Your grace and love.

And you will always be

In our hearts.

 

About Us/Me

Welcome! We are Ericka and Nihar! We met in February 2014 through mutual friends and have been together ever since. We bought our current home in 2015 and Nihar proposed just a few months later! We welcomed family and friends, including Nihar’s parents from India, to our wedding in April 2017. We were lucky enough to have a second ceremony in India in January 2019. We have a dog, Oscar, and a cat, Iris. 

 

Ericka grew up in a small, rural town in Ohio. An only child, she loved animals and helped raise dogs, cats, horses, chickens, etc. She spent a lot of time with her 4-H group and learned early her skills of showmanship and public speaking. 

 

She went to college and studied Economics-Management, Theatre, and Women’s Studies – a true liberal arts education! She has worked in corporate retail as a project manager for 15 years. She also began pursuing her dream of entrepreneurship three years ago and launched an event planning and design company. She loves working with engaged couples to bring their wedding dreams to life. 

 

In her spare time, she volunteers for her sorority, journals, writes poetry, and watches true crime television. She recently started a blog all about learning to cook Indian food from Nihar’s family. She also has been dreaming of being a mother for as long as she can remember. 

 

Nihar is from Bharuch, Gujarat, India. Gujarat is a state on the western side of India. He is also an only child but has many cousins who he spent a lot of time with. They spent summers together at their grandparents’ house in Ahmedabad, a city about four hours north. Nihar loved reading and learning. He also enjoyed going hiking with his friends as a teenager and went on several trips to hike in the Himalayan Mountains!

 

He studied engineering and moved to the US in 2002 to attend graduate school. He received his master’s degree and began working as a software developer. He now owns his own consulting company with multiple corporate clients. 

 

Nihar still loves reading and is curious about all subjects. He does all the research in our house and is ready with the best list of baby items. He also loves running, working with home electronics, and he has recently discovered a love of baking bread as well!

 

Together, we like to go bicycling. We also enjoy cooking and eating at local restaurants. We are both vegetarian and love going to the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings for the best of summer’s bounty. We can’t wait to take a little one with us! 

 

We like to take road trips together and our favorite place to visit is Vermont. We fell in love with it so much that we hope to live there some day. We can’t wait to share the lakes, mountains, and forests with our child. Our typical road trip includes stops at local breweries and wineries, and sometimes a hike or two. 

 

Oscar and Iris are such a big part of our lives. We like to take Oscar as many places as we can, including local parks and hiking trails for a long weekend walk. Iris is a small cat who thinks she’s a big dog! She loves exploring our back yard and keeps watch for birds and squirrels. We know they will both love their new little brother or sister. 

About you

Family comes to everyone differently. Ericka was raised by a single mother, who passed away when Ericka was 15, of cancer. As she doesn’t really have any other biological family, she found family in her close friends. Nihar’s biological family is quite large, but close; his cousins are more like brothers and sisters to him. We build family through friendship and trust, through mutual interests and relationships. We build our family with lasting pieces of our hearts from those we meet along our life’s journey.

 

When we think about building our family through adoption, we think of you as well. Our child will be an incredible addition to our family, and you will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We hope you will learn and grow with us as we navigate our relationship together. We honor and respect you and look forward to receiving that from you as well. We thank you. And we will continue to thank you every day of our child’s life. 

 

 

In Our Hearts – Written for you by Ericka

 

One day very soon,

We will meet.

Until then,

We will think and dream of you each day.

You will be in our hearts.

 

One day long after,

We will remember you.

A smile, a laugh,

Your grace and love.

And you will always be

In our hearts.