Shileshia & Erik

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Shileshia

Caregiver

Age 38
Gender Female
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Master’s Degree

Profession Configuration Analyst

Zodiac Sign Aries

Political Affiliation Lean Left

Erik

Sage

Age 51
Gender Male
Status

Religion Christianity

Education Bachelor’s Degree

Profession Program Manager

Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Political Affiliation Lean Right

Hanging out in San Antonio

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

I would pick an RV because I would love to be able to do roadtrips all over the country.

Shileshia

Family reunion 2020

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Family Reunion with Erik's son Caleb

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

the hate people feel towards others that are different from them.

Shileshia

Delano Park

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What scares you?

I am afraid of not being good enough. I'm scared of failing. I am also scared of snakes and spiders, but that is why I have Erik.

Shileshia

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

There are all kinds of families around. There are a ton of kids and there are plenty of events centered around children.

Shileshia

Christmas at Bridge Street

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Our home

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Panama City Beach

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

How small we truly are.

Erik

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

Peanut M & M's or my mom's no bake boiled cookies

Erik

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

hatred.

Erik

Shooting the landscape at Little River Canyon

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

I hope the relationship will be awesome. I hope we can be friends and share in the experiences of watching our child grow together.

Shileshia

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

It would probably be some kind of pasta. Who doesn't like spaghetti bolognese or fettucini alfredo!

Shileshia

Favorite season and why?

Spring! Everything starts turning green and the weather is perfect.

Erik

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

My family... And butter pecan ice cream Oreos Mashed potatoes Sleep

Shileshia

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

I have 3 adult children and they are excited about it.

Erik

When you argue, what’s it about?

It's usually a miscommunication issue. It's never anything major. We are good at working things out.

Erik

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

I would consider myself spiritual. Our faith is important to us. We are both assistant pastors at our church.

Shileshia

Do you consider yourself religious or spiritual?

Yes, I have strong faith in God and believe that without Him we are nothing.

Erik

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

Quiet but fiercely territorial and loving.

Shileshia

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

Robin Williams. I get that we sometimes look alike. Of course I get Ted Cruz on occasion too.

Erik

We are the best choice because…

We are loving, nurturing, playful and adventurous. Plus we love Disney, Sci Fi, and comedy movies. It's hard to argue with that right? I mean who else debates theories of their favorite T.V. show.😉

Shileshia

My favorite place in the World is...

The Gulf Coast. I love going to Panama City Beach. The sound of the ocean relaxes me..

Shileshia

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

I hope she is in a better place in her life and that she is starting to reach her goals and accomplishments. I hope she knows that she is powerful and loved.

Shileshia

What scares you?

I am scared of failing. Whether it be preaching or just in general, I try my best to make sure I put my best foot forward

Erik

Dogs or cats?

Dogs. Cats have attitudes and I can't deal with that lol. I mean there can't be two of us getting sassy with my husband.

Shileshia

What is the best word to describe your family?

Fun. There are always games being played and there is always a ton of love and laughter.

Erik

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

My husband has kids but not me. They are excited even though there is a big age difference and this would be the only kid at home.

Shileshia

When you argue, what’s it about?

When we do, is is about not communicating well. Sometimes we misunderstand what the other really means. The arguments are never anything major.

Shileshia

My philosophy on parenting is...

My philosophy is there should be clear communication to what the rules are, but children should be able to think for themselves, be nurtured, and not be scared to talk to their parents

Shileshia

I would never...

I would never be abusive to any child. I think that shows a lack of self control on the parents' part that need to be addressed before every considering bringing a child into the home.

Shileshia

Dogs or cats?

Dogs, but not in the house. My wife will tell you that I just can't stand animals in the house. She may wear me down one day. We'll see. lol

Erik

My favorite place in the World is...

Anywhere with my family

Erik

The most special thing I own is...

One of the most special things I have is a kimono that my mom brought over from Korea while she was in the military.

Shileshia

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

Great! We want to get to know you better. We want to know your hopes and dreams for yourself and we want to cheer you and be a part of your support system.

Erik

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

I would want to have dinner with my grandparents. I never got to meet them. I would want to know what their vision was for their kids and grandkids. I'd want to know the stock my parents came from.

Shileshia

Favorite season and why?

Fall. It's just starting to cool off and leaves are beautiful. You are still able to go outside and do things but you are not melting in the sweltering heat.

Shileshia

I hope you are...

safe and at peace. I hope you know that you are loved, you are not a mistake and that you have the right to choose your destiny.

Erik

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

I think about how small we are in the grand scheme of things and how beautiful the twinkling of the stars really is.

Shileshia

We are the best choice because…

We are loving, caring and very open hearted and open minded people. We love hard, work hard, and play hard.

Erik

What is the best word to describe your family?

Just one word? I'll go with silly. There are always some kind of shenanigans going on.

Shileshia

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

God, my family and peanut M&Ms. You can't have a Milligan household without peanut M&Ms.

Erik

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

I hope our birth mom is living her best life. I hope that she is still in contact with us or has some type of relationship with us because without the gift of her precious child we wouldn't be here.

Erik

The most special thing I own is...

My grandmother's wedding rings.

Erik

I hope you are...

I hope you are convinced that no matter what you decide you are loved, important, and worthy.

Shileshia

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

It's so diverse and there are kids of all ages. Everyone is nice and is looking out for each other.

Erik

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

Viola Davis. She's hilarious at times but she is no nonsense at the same time.

Shileshia

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