Erica & Scott

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Erica

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Age 38
Gender Female
Status

Religion Catholicism

Education Master’s Degree

Profession Founder / CEO

Zodiac Sign Cancer

Political Affiliation Very Liberal

Scott

Caregiver

Age 40
Gender Male
Status

Religion Judaism

Education Master’s Degree

Profession Media Finance

Zodiac Sign Pisces

Political Affiliation Lean Left

Family trip to Kauai

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Fun in Palm Springs

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Dogs or cats?

People! I like animals and my kid and wife will visit our cousin's goat farm, ride horses, + cuddle anything on 4 legs! But I have allergies. So, our dog, Winnie is a sweet hypoallergenic breed.

Scott

Excited for another family dinner

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Taco time in San Diego!

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We are the best choice because…

No family will provide your child with more love, more acceptance, more joy, or more access to opportunity to become whoever they want to be and to achieve all of their dreams than our family.

Scott

Christmas! Looking forward to lights, food, songs, Xmas movies The holidays are cherished here!

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My best friend would describe me as......

Kind, loving, involved. I fight to protect those who need protecting and to provide for my family and so many more as I volunteer in the community and donate my work and my money to causes for 10+ yrs

Erica

My philosophy on parenting is...

Be present. Be engaged. Be patient. Listen. Lean in. Be empathetic. Be even more patient. Be accepting. Hug it out. Find laughter. Parent with my wife always. Love unconditionally forever.

Scott

Halloween! We are so lucky our daughter attends one of the best schools in LA and has many friends!

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We love spending time in Malibu at our friends house and looking for dolphins @ the beach.

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Thanksgiving with grandparents, aunts, cousins, brothers/ sisters, and cousins - 2019

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My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

Our streets are safe, historic, and beautiful. There are amazing families who share their multicultural backgrounds. We have block parties! Halloween is epic! We walk to ice cream!

Scott

What scares you?

I am afraid of harm ever coming to my family or those I care for. Hate, intolerance, bigotry, and greed also scare me, making our world a less compassionate, just, and equitable place.

Erica

I hope you are...

willing to trust me to love and support your child and give you hope and reassurance that your child will have an incredible life with a supportive + loving family, knowing that you also loved them.

Erica

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

I was raised Catholic. While I do not regularly attend church. I support all religions.

Erica

Three years from now, I hope our birth mom is…..

At peace and knows that her child is loved unconditionally, will be protected, nurtured, and provided every opportunity in life from culture to education to travel to become whoever they want to be.

Erica

Link to your favorite website (...not your Facebook page :).

https://www.ted.com/talks

Erica

The most special thing I own is...

Irreplaceable photographs of me with my family and friends as a child. We cherish family. My spouse and I have worked hard to provide everything a child needs to thrive. So,can't wait for more pics!

Erica

Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

MARGOT WILL BE THRILLED. My daughter is silly, funny, and so kind and thoughtful. She will want to look after and care for her sibling. She'll love playing with them: soccer, cars, dolls, dancing!

Scott

Link to your favorite Instagram account?

https://www.instagram.com/barackobama/?hl=en

Erica

Dogs or cats?

I like both. I am allergic to cats. Occassionally, I pet a cat, but I've only owned dogs. I appreciate their nature: loving, loyal, generous, nurturing, kind, and playful.

Erica

Favorite season and why?

Summer. I love looong days and warm weather. The days give me more time to share more, experience more, and work harder to create a the type of world I want for my children to live in.

Erica

What is the best word to describe your family?

Words: We are engaged, super fun, LOVING, and supportive. The family is my spouse and our daughter, our parents, aunts, cousins, close friends - all of different ethnicities. We are all very close.

Erica

Favorite YouTube video? (paste the full link)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMp0SlkVU8w

Erica

If you had to live on an RV or sailboat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

An RV. I like driving. I like exploring places and meeting new people by car. The sea can be an isolating place and I love being around people who have different experiences and perspectives from mine

Erica

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

I was raised to respect and appreciate all religions and I find the basic tenets of religions: to be honest, just, kind, and care for each other are valuable principles that I honor in my life daily.

Scott

If you had to pick a famous person to play you in a movie, who would it be?

Alexandra Ocasio Cortez. We don't physically resemble each other--I don't care. We share the same spirit. We have firm moral principles. We won't stand for injustice. We are tough and compassionate.

Erica

I would never...

Physically harm anyone or any thing. I would never raise my voice at a child. I would never ever speak poorly of a birth mother. I would never be cruel or negative or belittle another person.

Erica

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the night sky?

The vastness. The potential.

Erica

My neighborhood is a good place to raise a family because…

In this part of LA, the houses have yards for play! Families look after each other; we share sugar! We also have great schools nearby, parks, a bookstore + library, museums, +2 ice cream places!

Erica

We are the best choice because…

I will love, respect, and protect your child. I have every resource available to provide the best education and life experiences for your child and would offer $10,000 in expenses to the right match.

Erica

Link to your favorite website (...not your Facebook page :).

https://www.npr.org/series/tiny-desk-concerts/

Scott

My philosophy on parenting is...

To think 1st about a child's emotional, mental, and physical well-being when parenting. To use structure to create safety, routine to create comfort, and warmth, kindness, + attention to build love.

Erica

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

Joy, love, and kindness. Joy, love, and kindness from my spouse, friends, family, child, and even my dog, help ground me, propel me forward, keep me balanced and happy, enabling me to be my best self!

Erica

My best friend would describe me as......

The guy who will never let you down. The guy who always shows up & then some. The guy who might cry if you cry, because I'm strong but also sensitive. The guy who loves with his whole heart.

Scott

If you could choose one type of food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Italian! Pasta, pizza, foccacio, gelatto! I love it all! Italian food is best served family-style and that's how I like my meals. Everyone comes together. We share food and connect with each other.

Erica

Complete the sentence, “I can’t live without……”

My family. It's what motivates me to do good in the world. It brings joy to each day. I love moments like giggles during bedtime stories, or making pancakes together, bike rides, or pool parties!

Scott

My favorite place in the World is...

Home. I love to travel, yet home is where my people are and the place I feel recharges me. I feel so lucky to have several beautiful large homes with pools and space to share with my family + friends.

Erica

If I could change one thing about the World, it would be...

Everyone needs to be kind and help each other. Suffering and poverty would disappear. The entire world would improve, and everyone would have a chance at happiness.

Erica

Do you have kids? How would they feel about a sibling?

1 daughter: She is smart, funny, warm, and sweet. She asks, "Mama what is the character feeling?" She is 3! She will want to swim, ride bikes, bake cakes, do dance parties and movies! She can't wait!

Erica

If I could have dinner with anyone -- dead or alive -- I would pick...

Barack Obama. I have the biggest crush, but more than that, I have so much admiration and respect. He changed our world. He made people feel represented and heard, leading with compassion + strength.

Erica

What is the best word to describe your family?

Happy. We work hard and love our work and our schools and we find joy in that part of our lives. We also find so much happiness in each other, in our friends and family and the world around us!

Scott

When you argue, what’s it about?

Justice, humanity, and the fight for education and against insolence. We are all connected. We must all care for each other and the planet we live on.

Erica

In five years, our relationship with you will...

Be something I speak of at any given opportunity to share how incredible and life changing the experience was, encouraging others to consider and pursue the same path.

Erica

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