Nickname: Bob and Sasha

Married Since: 2017

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: No

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

The Miracle of adoption, we have always known would be the way that we would grow our family, and we promise to love unconditionally, protect, support, and guide your child for life.

Robert and Sasha

from Maryland

Robert

Ancestry: Irish, German

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Managing Editor

Education: B.A.

Hobbies: Baseball, Traveling, Reading

Sasha

Ancestry: English, Scottish

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Corporate Recruiting

Education: B.A.

Hobbies: Traveling, Baking

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Caucasian

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Robert

Animal
Dogs
Color
Blue
Food
I could eat pizza every day!
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Movie
The Shawshank Redemption
Personal Hero
My mom
Thing to Cook
We love doing taco night and cooking it together.
TV Show
Mets baseball games or Law & Order SUV
Music
Bruce Springsteen
Scripture
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."

Sasha

Animal
I love any and all animals, even bugs - except spiders!
Color
Pink or red
Food
Pizza - from fancy pizza to frozen pizza, I love all pizza!
Holiday
Thanksgiving
Movie
My Cousin Vinny
Personal Hero
My grandmother
Thing to Cook
Taco night. Bob started this tradition when we first started dating and we still love doing it.
TV Show
The Bachelor or The Office
Music
Country or 80's
Scripture
"Love is patient, love is kind."
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From Us to You

Hello,

The Miracle of adoption, we have always known would be the way that we would grow our family. Both of our families have been blessed by adoptions, so it’s always been something very natural for both of us. Bob has two cousins who were adopted from another country as infants. Sasha has two cousins who were adopted as infants and one cousin who was adopted from foster care as a young teenager. We also understand the bittersweet side of adoption as Sasha’s mother placed a child for adoption when she was just 16 years old. Sasha’s mom was able to reunite with the daughter she placed for adoption, and it was one of the happiest days of Sasha’s mother’s life. We all remain very close to this day, visit regularly, celebrate holidays together and talk and/or text often. She was even Sasha’s maid of honor at our wedding!

We get really excited just thinking about all the things we will do with your child and teach them – from the big things like guidance, life lessons, and navigating through tough times, to the fun things like Halloween costumes and hide-and-seek, to the adventures like traveling to other places, visiting new cities, going to the beach, playing games, and going off to school. Even the small, day-to-day things like reading bedtime stories together and teaching your child to tie his or her shoes.

Your child will always be loved unconditionally, protected, supported, guided, and accepted for his or her true self. We promise to provide your child with a loving, safe, healthy, happy, nurturing home. We promise to provide your child with encouragement to pursue his or her passions and joys. We promise your child will always know how you chose life for him or her, how you so selflessly chose to provide him or her with the best life possible, and that you will always have our love, respect, gratitude, admiration, and compassion. You will forever be a part of our family and we hope a continued part of your child’s life, should you so choose.

Thank you for your incredible selflessness and courage in facing such a life-changing decision.

THANK YOU!

With Love,
Bob and Sasha

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About Sasha

I met Sasha when I was a little older. At the time I was feeling pretty down about whether I was ever going to meet the right person. So when we met on a dating app, I was very pleasantly surprised by how fun, charming and down-to-earth Sasha was.

Sasha can always make me smile with her extraordinary compassion and her empathy for others! She makes me want to be a better person because she’s constantly concerned with others. That’s why, when she heard about a program that needed people to help women and children who’d been victimized by domestic abuse to have a nice Christmas, we signed up to buy clothes, toys and necessities for that family. I’m happy to do things when asked, but it is Sasha who looks for opportunities to help people.

Why Sasha will be a great Mom: Sasha will make a terrific mother because she has a wonderful way with children. All our nieces and nephews adore her – the youngest follows her around like a little duck whenever he is with us (it’s adorable!). She also knows what kids need. Sasha is a terrific cook and loves to bake. She’s looking forward to having a little assistant in the kitchen to help make cookies and brownies (and to lick the spoon!). She also loves games – Sasha loves to play board games with our nieces and nephews. She is especially looking forward to taking your child to Halloween activities and helping them trick-or-treat. Holidays that bring families together are a particular favorite of Sasha’s. She loves reading books and telling stories to our young nephew and can’t wait to do that with our own child. Our young nieces also love to talk to Sasha about boys, music, clothes and makeup. Sasha will be a great mother to your child because she is a wonderful person who leads all her interactions (with everyone, especially children) with love.

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About Bob

Our marriage is truly my greatest joy in life! I am beyond grateful and fortunate to have met, fallen in love with, and married Bob. He is a wonderful human being and husband, and he makes me happier every single day than I’ve been in my entire life. From the beginning our relationship has just been “easy.” We are best friends. We laugh together daily. We love, and are in love, with each other. We respect each other. We take care of each other. We each love doing things for the other and making the other happy.

Bob is one of the most patient people I have ever known, and he is a very good communicator – I would describe him as generous, loving, logical, calm, open, honest, caring, trustworthy, kind, and respectful. He’s always caring, loving, patient, supportive, and non-judgmental.

Why Bob will be a great Dad: Bob’s compassion, patience, kindness, generosity, big heart and love for life will make him a great father to your child (he’s a kid at heart!). Bob has told me he can’t wait to take your child to amusement parks (and especially the bumper cars!) and experience them together as a family. His love for baseball comes from his father who would take Bob to baseball games as a kid, and Bob can’t wait to pass that down and share that with a child one day. He always comes up with the best ideas for adventures like kayaking, mystery drives, movies, exploring new cities and towns, and he can’t wait to share all that with a child. Every fall we go to a local fall festival and Bob has said he looks forward to us being able to share that with your child – eating apple cider donuts together, attempting the corn maze, and trying the pumpkin chucker!

Bob is so good with all our nieces and nephews, and they all adore their Uncle Bobby. At the beach this summer our 4-year-old nephew loved it when Uncle Bob took him out into the waves, dug holes in the sand, and looked for shells with him. Bob loved it too and can’t wait to take vacations to the beach together to experience all these things as a family – and he wants to try flying a kite on the beach with your child! Bob is the most, loving, compassionate, understanding, patient, kind, generous, intelligent, fun-loving person I know – these are just some of the reasons why I fell in love with him and things I believe will make him an amazing father!

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What We will Teach Your Child

As parents, our biggest hopes and dreams for our children is for them to be happy, to live a fulfilled life and to feel secure in who they are. It is by our examples that children learn, so we will dedicate ourselves to teaching your child to be kind and compassionate to others, to stand up for those who are not able to speak for themselves, and to try their hardest to never give up. We will teach them to persevere and have hope in challenging times, and that it’s okay to not be perfect. We will teach them to respect themselves and their bodies and to respect others and their elders. We believe it’s also important for your child to understand his or her heritage and our family’s heritage and we are excited to talk about their adoption story, about you and your family heritage and to share pictures and history of both lines of their family tree.

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How a Child will Enrich our Lives

We are best friends who are in love with each other and with our life – we both waited a long time to find each other and this happiness, we are immensely grateful for each other, we love to laugh and we have so much fun together that we just want to share all of those things with a child – to share the joy, the love, the laughing, the silliness, the fun, and the appreciation for life that we have! We can’t wait to complete our family by welcoming a child into our lives and seeing the world through their eyes, as they learn the world and grow. We seem to have fun no matter what we are doing and we can’t wait to be silly with, and laugh, with our child. Thinking about growing our family makes us so excited, and we just cannot wait.

We envision being a team, a trio, a family who loves and supports each other and has fun together! We are already happy and fulfilled but we would love to share all of that with a child. We can’t wait to start traditions, have family dinners, host the neighborhood kids and our child’s friends for meals, play dates, games, movies, and slumber parties.

We have many young nieces and nephews who are ready and excited to be big cousins to our little one, give lots of hugs, and teach them how to play in the sand on our annual family beach trips to the Outer Banks.

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Our Home

Our home is a cozy, 3-story townhouse in a safe and diverse neighborhood with lots of families and children. There is lots of room for your child to grow up in this house and, as they grow older, room for them to bring their friends home and play games or hang out in the family room. We even have a larger family room that would be awesome for sleepovers. We are friends with a lot of the neighbors and it’s a place where everyone looks out for each other’s kids.

There’s a deck on the back of our house that we use a lot during the summer. Sasha loves to plant flowers every spring, and she imagines how fun it will be to share that with your child – picking out the different flowers at the nursery, bringing them home, and planting them on the back deck. Bob loves to use his grill on the deck to cook up delicious meals for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. We have a dinner table on the deck, which overlooks the little neighborhood playground. When our nephew visits he loves to go to the playground and always insists Uncle Bob go with him and slide every slide and climb through every tunnel! And we are looking forward to enjoying all of these fun adventures with your child!

There are several playgrounds in our neighborhood all in close walking distance from our house and it’s also full of good climbing trees! We have a neighborhood pool. When he/she gets a little older, the pool is also a fun, close, safe place for him/her to go with friends. We live in a beautiful place to raise a child.

We have some of the best schools in the country and there’s no shortage of opportunities for your child, whether it’s youth sports or activities such as art and dance. We have excellent parks, social outlets, and entertainment. We’re just a few hours’ drive to the beach, mountains and several other cities, so there’s always someplace fun to go.

In the back of our house is a hill where the neighborhood kids like to sled in the winter, so we envision what it will be like when your child is old enough to join in on the fun! It usually snows a few times every winter where we live, so there are plenty of opportunities for sledding, building snowmen, and making snow angels!

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Our Family and Friends

Bob: I grew up in an amazing family and my parents were married for 44 years. Sadly both of my parents have passed so they will not be a part of your child’s life, but I will definitely share with them lots of stories and take them to baseball games and day trips to the beach just like my parents did with me. My two brothers, Kevin, his wife and 2 daughters and Tom and his partner are very supportive of our adoption plans and can’t wait to welcome your child into the family. My nieces are already looking forward to having a little cousin to do fun things with. The entire family recently took a cruise vacation over the New Year holiday! Pre COVID of course. It was wonderful to spend so much time together.

Sasha: Although my parents divorced when I was young, I still had a wonderful relationship with my parents. My brother and I would spend the weekends with my dad and he would make elaborate Halloween costumes for us or we would explore local museums and take long drives in the car. These are a few things I can’t wait to share with your child. My parents and step-parents can’t wait to become grandparents to your child. We get together with my parents, my brother and his partner and son, as well as my step-sister and her husband and son several times a year. My nephew is delightful and we love having him stay with us for the weekends. We play outside, go exploring, play games, cuddle and watch his favorite TV show. There is playing with the kitties, eating lots of ice cream! And he will be the best big buddy to your child as they grow up together.

We have a great network of close friends who live nearby. Bob’s group of buddies he has known since college and most of them are married with children of their own. We see each other regularly for barbecues and other gatherings and they can’t wait to meet your baby. Sasha’s two very close friends also live nearby and several other close friends in different parts of the country can’t wait to welcome your baby with lots of love and hugs!

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Our Sweet Kitties

We have two cats named Rocky and Pepper. Rocky was Bob’s cat and Pepper was Sasha’s cat, and we’re now a blended-cat family. Rocky is extremely social and loving, cuddly, loves to be with us, and likes to be in the yard exploring. He is really good with children, patient and good-natured, and he plays so sweetly with our nephew who loves to give him (lots of!) hugs. Pepper is shy, extremely sweet, and loves to sit quietly and cuddle with Sasha – she also loves to play chase and hide-and-seek.

One of our nephew’s favorite things to do is to make Playdough hearts and butterflies as presents for Rocky Cat and Pepper. Uncle Bob likes to help build little Playdough animals. We can’t wait for your child to join his cousin in making presents for the kitties and seeing what special animal Dad is going to make for them this time.

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Our Family Traditions

One of our favorite traditions as a couple is that we love exploring other towns and cities, the beach, going for drives, baseball games (every summer we travel to a different baseball stadium to watch Bob’s favorite team, the Mets, and our goal is to visit as many stadiums as we can) and we have a map on the wall where we place a sticker on each stadium as we visit it.

At Christmas time Sasha loves decorating the house and we pick a live Christmas tree from a local tree farm every year, bring it home and decorate it together. We buy a new ornament whenever we travel or visit a new place, and when we decorate the tree it’s fun to see all of the ornaments we have collected on our adventures. We dream of what it will be like when we are able to decorate the tree with your child and all of their special ornaments that have been collected.

On Christmas, our tradition is to open one present on Christmas Eve and then wait for the next morning to open the rest. When we have a child, that Christmas Eve present will be from Mom and Dad, and the Christmas morning presents and stocking will be from Santa! We have four Christmas stockings that are hung up on hooks that spell “Peace” every year. One for Sasha, one for Bob, one for our kitty Rocky and one for our kitty Pepper. And then there’s one more just waiting to have a name added and to be hung up for your child.

For Christmas dinner Sasha (who LOVES to cook) usually makes her special homemade lasagna. We eat Christmas dinner on the beautiful china handed down from her great-grandmother. We can’t wait to see the sparkle of wonder in your child’s eyes as they look at the Christmas dinner and great-great-grandmother’s special china decorating the table for dinner.

And of course, we can’t forget the kitties. Their special Christmas dinner is canned Kittie turkey dinner or tuna. We imagine the excitement your child will have when they have the honor of feeding Rocky and Pepper their special little Christmas dinners (but not on great-great-Grandmother’s china.) 🙂

Thanksgiving meal is extra special because Bob picks out the turkey, cooks it himself, and then carves it at the dinner table like a master chef. Sasha loves to make some of our favorite recipes (did we tell you that she LOVES to cook?) like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing balls, cranberry sauce, rolls, deviled eggs and of course blueberry pie (Bob’s favorite) or chocolate mousse pie (Sasha’s favorite). These are some of the traditions we can’t wait to share with your child and have them be a part of helping Dad pick out the turkey and helping Mom in the kitchen.

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About Us

We are best friends! We met online and married in 2017 which was exactly two years to the day from our first date.  Our first date lasted several hours and it was such a nice time talking and laughing, that the time flew by. Our marriage is based on love and respect for each other and the importance of communication.  We rarely have disagreements but if there is something we aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on, we talk about it up front to resolve the issue.

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Our Relationship with You

We will always respect you for choosing to place your child’s needs first and for giving us the opportunity to become parents to your child. We love you, admire you and have compassion for you. We will say nightly prays with your child for you before going to sleep and we want you to know that we are open to having an ongoing relationship with you and will honor what you feel is best for you.

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What We will tell Your Child about You

We will tell your child that you are selfless, brave, strong, that you chose to give your child life, and that you put your child’s needs first and your own needs last in order to provide him or her with the best life possible. That you are deserving of love, respect, gratitude, admiration, and compassion. We believe it’s essential to teach your child all of these things about you. We will all be forever grateful for your sacrifice and will teach your child to keep you in their prayers with love and gratitude every night, always.

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Our Promise to You

  • We promise to love unconditionally, to protect, support, guide, and accept your child for his or her true self.
  • We promise to provide your child with a loving, safe, healthy, happy, and nurturing home.
  • We promise to provide your child with encouragement to pursue his or her passions and joys.
  • We promise your child will always know how much you love him or her, and how you wanted to provide him or her with the best life possible.
  • We promise that you will forever have our love, respect, gratitude, admiration, and compassion.
  • And we promise you that you will forever be a part of our family and our gratitude will be ever present.

Message Robert and Sasha

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  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!

Contact Robert and Sasha

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Hi, We are honored that you are considering us! Lisa, our adoption specialist at Adoption Network, will be reaching out to make sure your needs are being met and your questions about adoption are being answered. She will help us get in touch with each other. We can’t wait to connect with you!