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Riley, Erin & Jeff Kersh

Livermore, CA

Warm regards from Livermore, California. We are a fun-loving family who enjoys messy art projects, riding our bikes together, and making s'mores by the lake. Those things will be even more fun as a family of four! We hope this letter gives you a glimpse into our daily lives and hearts. We chose open adoption because we want our child to know about the courage and love that went into your decision.

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Hello from sunny Livermore, CA!

We are Erin, Jeff, and Riley Kersh. We are a fun-loving family who enjoys messy art projects, riding our bikes together, and making s'mores by the lake. Those things will be even more fun as a family of four! We hope this website gives you a glimpse into our daily lives and hearts. We chose open adoption because we want our child to know about the courage and love that went into your decision. We hope the love and support we have to offer you and your baby come shining through.

Meet Erin

For as long as she can remember, Erin has enjoyed doing anything that is creative. She is known in our family for baking the best birthday cakes, creating awesome art projects, and her obsession with Star Wars. She keeps up our family scrapbooks and photo albums, so we can pass our history and memories onto our children. One day, Erin hopes to channel her love of writing and drawing into a children’s book. Erin enjoys being a short walk away from school, so she can be involved in Riley's classroom and on campus.

Meet Jeff

The best part of Jeff’s day is being greeted at the door by his sidekick, Riley. He is known in our family for creating elaborate multi-colored pancake designs and his passion for playing games. One of Jeff’s favorite pastimes is playing basketball, which he has done since high school. Jeff looks forward to shooting hoops with both of our children. His goal is to shoot a free throw when he is 100 years old. Jeff's current obsession is playing disc golf and he has gotten the whole family into it.

Our Story

We met in San Luis Obispo where Jeff was a resident advisor in Erin’s freshmen dorm. Erin was studying architecture and Jeff was studying engineering, so we had a lot in common from the beginning. We went on motorcycle rides, hung out at the beach, and discovered we love cooking together. After graduation, we got engaged and moved back to the Bay Area to settle down close to our families. We have been married for eleven years and are having as much fun as we did back then. Riley brightened our lives seven years ago, and not a week goes by without her asking to be a big sister. Erin loves being a stay-at-home mom. She is happy to spend her days going to the park, building with LEGOS, and using her teaching background to be an integral part of Riley’s day-to-day development. Jeff is a licensed structural engineer. He has enjoyed working at the same structural engineering company since he graduated from college. We are fortunate that his job allows him the flexibility to chaperone school field trips and be home in time for swimming lessons. Our family and friends are an integral part of our lives. Not a week goes by that we don’t see Erin’s parents or sister’s family, who are both a mere bike ride away. We enjoy doing everything together, from going camping to commemorating life’s special events. Jeff’s parents live a short drive away and we see them on a regular basis, too. We also consider our best friends to be family. In spite of the miles between some of us, we remain involved in each other’s lives via phone, e-mail, video chat, care packages, and annual visits. Our loved ones near and far are excited about welcoming a new baby.

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