Married Since: 2006

Pets: Yes

Stay at Home Parent: Yes

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Love is the biggest part of why we are hoping to adopt. We want to fulfill not only our own wishes for a family but your wishes for your baby to be raised in a home full of support and compassion.

Bobby and Laura

from Virginia

Bobby

Ancestry: English, Welsh, Cherokee Indian

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Electrician

Education: AA

Hobbies: Outdoor Activities, History, Automotive

Laura

Ancestry: German, Scotch, Cherokee Indian

Religion: Christian

Occupation: Instructional Designer

Education: BS

Hobbies: Design, Home Decor, Cooking

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: Asian, Caucasian / Asian, Asian / Hispanic, Caucasian, Caucasian / Hispanic, Caucasian / Indian, Caucasian / Native American, Caucasian / Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Hispanic / Native American, Hispanic / Pacific Islander, Pacific Islander, Native American Indian

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Christian

Favorites

Bobby

Childhood Memory
Hunting with my dad and brother and spending time with my grandparents
Color
Green
Family Activity
Going to the beach, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors
Food
Mashed potatoes and deviled eggs
Leisure Activity
Fishing, cooking, and time with friends and family
Movie
Point Break, Tombstone, Last of the Mohicans
Personal Hero
My grandfather "PeePaw"
Sport
Baseball
Subject
Science
Thing to Cook
Anything I can grill!

Laura

Childhood Memory
Travelling and living all over the world as a Navy kid and visiting my grandparents in Pennsylvania
Color
Green
Family Activity
Spending time outdoors, fishing, and going to the beach
Food
Pizza
Leisure Activity
Time with friends and family, fishing and cooking
Movies
Point Break, Tombstone, Last of the Mohicans
Personal Hero
My grandmother "Nana" and my mom
Sport
Baseball
Subject in School
English
Thing to Cook
Chicken and dumplings, soup, and desserts
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From Us to You

Dearest Expectant Mother,

Life! We’re all given one, but oh how different they turn out. We never thought that our path would lead us here, but here we are, and what a great journey it has been so far. We are Bobby and Laura, and we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering us to be a part of this life-altering decision. We are two deeply rooted people who are very much in love with each other and want more than anything to have a family of our own.

We were both born and raised in loving families; Bobby’s family is mostly farmers and Laura’s are US Military. We were very fortunate to be raised with strong family values where love and hard work conquers all.  It is through adoption that we will be able to raise a child and start our journey of parenthood, one that will surely.

Our home is surrounded by God’s creation – wildlife and crops, some of which we grow ourselves and is the perfect place for your child to grow up.  The community is built on faith, with family and friends on all sides, and love and support at all corners.  We want to raise your child like we were, teach your child like we were, and love your child like we were, and still are.

We pray for you and your child daily and want you to know that we hold you dear to our hearts.  We can’t wait to fulfill not only our wishes but your hopes and dreams for your baby and will raise your child in a home full of love, support, and compassion.

With love and thanks from both of us,
Bobby and Laura

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Our Lifestyle

Bobby never worries and Laura has a tendency to get over-excited.  Bobby loves being outside working on our property, rebuilding an old truck, and beautifying our home.  Laura loves to be in the kitchen, cooking up big meals or fancy desserts or crafting items, or decorating.  Laura loves to shop and travel, Bobby is a homebody and will wear the same old ripped shorts until they fall apart. We are fortunate and blessed to call a lovely, waterfront community home – where boating and beach days are the usual activity for a summer day.  It’s safe to say our favorite things are a good bar-b-que, a baseball game, or a day at the beach.  We are animal lovers – our two dogs, our fur babies are always along for the ride. We love spending time together as a couple like driving on the beach, taking a boat ride down the river, playing with the dogs, cooking dinner together, and snuggling up on winter evenings by the woodstove watching old movies together and summer evenings being outside watching fireflies.  One of the most important parts of the day for us is sitting down together to have dinner as a family and we can’t wait to make your child a part of everything we do.

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Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

Love is the biggest part of why we are hoping to adopt.  We love each other and our life together so much that we want to bring a child into our home to share all of this with.  Nothing would be more of a blessing to us than being able to love and care for your child. We have been happily married for over 14 years and have been waiting to be parents for a long time. We always thought that we would fill our home with children the old-fashioned way. After years of trying, and three unsuccessful rounds of IVF, we decided that adoption was our journey to becoming parents.  We have had hard decisions to make and have sometimes struggled with the questions that follow, but the good thing about us is that we are our own support group. We recognize that your decision is not an easy one, and after reading about our lives together it is our hope that you will see that we have a lot of love to give your child and would like to pass on what we have built to your child.  We have big hearts, small-town values, and strong Christian beliefs. We would love to be able to provide your child with a lifetime of love, support, a happy childhood, and a loving family.

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About Laura

Kenny Rogers once sang a song that went “there’s someone for everyone,” and my someone turned out to be Laura. She’s all I could have hoped for, funny, artistic, caring, and the love of my life. She is the reason that I live a happy life, a woman who gives unconditionally, who loves because that’s what she does, and she loves the ocean! What more can I say.  We laugh, we dream, we try, we fail, but we do it together. She is a caring person, one who puts others first who was raised with the same family values as me, and wants more than anything to be a mom. We thank God every day for the simple gifts and I thank God as well, that he was able to send me my Laura. Through her, I am able to take on the challenges that this world brings. She is just one of God’s many miracles that are so few and far between and I promise you that she will be an amazing mom to your child filling their lives with so much love and joy.

Fun Facts:

  • Speaks French
  • Some Cherokee Indian
  • Enjoys sewing and painting
  • Looking forward to being a stay at home mom
  • Proud daughter of parents that served in the Navy
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About Bobby

My husband, Bobby, is a true example of a caring, hard-working, soft-spoken Southern man. He likes big trucks and getting his hands dirty. He will work outside all day in the sweltering heat because he knows the job has to get done.   He goes out of his way to help others, never expecting anything in return and he loves having fun – going to the beach or the mountains, cooking new recipes on the grill, or trying new outdoor sports like kayaking and paddleboarding. He loves fishing and animals, and our dogs just melt his heart. He is my knight in shining armor, a true partner, and the reason I get out of bed in the morning. Our life together and the dreams and aspirations we have are what make me strive to be better and stronger. I know I can do anything as long as he is by my side and I am so thankful for the gift of his love. Bobby is the most honest, generous, and faithful person I know, and because of these qualities, I know he will be such an amazing father to your child.  I want nothing more than to be able to raise a family with him and to see him become a daddy.

Fun Facts:

  • Speaks Spanish
  • Some Cherokee Indian
  • Loves Baseball and is a big Red Socks Fan
  • Enjoys growing crops on our family farm
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How We Met

We found each other through online dating, which makes for a great story.  We shared many of the same beliefs and values such as a passion for family, friends, and a love of the beach and mountains.  I was first attracted to Laura because of her love of the beach.  It was Bobby’s smile that first got my attention.  After dating for a little over a year and a half we decided that we wanted to make a life together and began our marriage dreaming of raising a family.

We are so similar and so different at the same time.  Our values, passions, and beliefs are mirrors of each other, but our mannerisms and mindsets are a perfect balance in contrast.  The love and respect we have for each other are limitless. We are true partners who support and care for each other.

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Home & Neighborhood

We live in small town, USA, which is a farming community and a great place to raise a family. Our home is a 3 bedroom ranch-style brick home on over 7.5 acres of land and is shaded by a few pine trees that Bobby’s granddad planted back in the ‘50s.  This is a place where neighbors still wave as you drive by and we know the mail lady by name.  Our family lives nearby.  In fact, Bobby’s parents, your child’s future grandparents, live on the farm right next to ours and can’t wait to welcome your child into our family.  There are lots of child-friendly activities to do and our schools are the kind of schools where parents are involved and teachers go out of their way.  We have family over on Sundays for supper.  Our community is where families have lived for multiple generations. It is a town that watches the kids play baseball in the summer and football in the winter. Our home is our castle. It is a place that is filled with love, built with hard work, and where we can’t wait to raise our family.

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What Kind of Parents We Will Be

We have had a good time discussing if one of us can be a stay-at-home parent.  Laura has taken the challenge, so that leaves Bobby to keep working and he’s good with it 🙂  Bobby has an incredibly strong work ethic and has dedicated his career to taking care of our family. He strives every day to make sure we are provided for and safe.  We are lucky to have a great job that enables Laura to stay home with your child.

Your child will have grandparents that are within walking distance.  We imagine breakfast cooking in the kitchen, music in the background, and hearing the pitter-patter of your child’s feet running to welcome family as they stop by, grandparents for hugs; aunts and uncles who will tell stories of days of old or daddy home from his day’s work.  There will be trips to see the cows, fruit trees to be picked, taking naps, and strolls by the river will be part of your child’s day-to-day life. One of the most important parts of the day for us is sitting down together to have dinner as a family.   It is so important to keep the family unit as the number one priority in life.  Our calling as a family is to be loving, accepting, hard-working people who value each day and help others as much as possible.

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Diversity

When we say we live in small town, USA, it is because we live in a close-knit community, a place where everyone knows everyone and we rely on each other like family.  They say it takes a village to raise a child and we have the best village that you can imagine.  We have doctors, lawyers, chemists, cooks, dentists, farmers, mechanics, electricians, train engineers, teachers, soldiers, retirees, and students just to name a few that will be here to help love and guide your child. There are many child-friendly activities in the area such as parks, the beach, and amusement parks.

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Our Pets

We have 2 dogs, both of which are dear to our hearts.  Miller is a retired beagle who prefers to sleep 23 out of 24 hours and Manny is our Yorkie who prefers people food rather than what’s in his bowl.  They are a big part of our lives and our family.  They are normally found in the back seat of the car with their heads hanging out the windows whenever an opportunity knocks.  Both are friendly and great with children.

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Our Faith

We have a strong Christian faith and look to God in all we do; to protect us and nurture us in love.  It is so important to keep family as the number one priority in life and to value each day and help others as much as possible.  The church we attend had been part of Bobby’s family for 6 or 7 generations and is the same church we were married in.  We are active with the youth and community outreach projects, and fundraisers for missionaries.

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Hobbies

Bobby is a total outdoorsman and conservationist.  He is a hunter, a fisherman, he plants trees, and loves landscaping.  Bobby enjoys working on vehicles, camping, and being on the beach or in the woods.  He collects antique fishing reels and enjoys history, science, and music.  We always say if he wasn’t an electrician, he would have been a teacher.  Laura loves cooking, crafting, sewing, and decorating.  She loves to be out and about, grabbing lunch and looking for the best deals or beautiful new décor for the home.  Laura loves music and theater and adores butterflies and twinkle lights.  Both of us grew up in the arts, singing and performing, and both of us were very active in church and in church youth organizations.  We love being together, going to the beach, being with our dogs and our families, fishing together, or working together on a renovation project – we just repainted the entire inside of the house and right now we are remodeling a camper!

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Our Families & Friends

When we say we have a big family, we really mean it. Not all are blood-related, but ours is like no other. Laura’s mom and dad are a ways down the road and Bobby’s folks live next to us. We have brothers and sisters-in-law on either side of the county and the state. Our best friends and their kids are all around, and it’s not uncommon to see a driveway full of cars stopping by to visit. They say it takes a village and we’ve got the best village that can be imagined. With so many family members and friends so close by it makes not just our house brighter but our community stronger. It is because of these fine individuals that we fear nothing in the road ahead. They are our rock, our shoulder, our smile, and our heart. There are not enough words to describe the strong family and close friends we have.  Our parents are excited for more grandchildren!  They have been with us every step of the way on this journey and are supporting us in every way and praying for the day they can welcome your child into our family.

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Our Relationship with Our Parents

We have excellent relationships with our parents and with our entire family.  We look forward to planning trips and events with our families and love to spend time together.  Our parents are excited for more grandchildren!  They have been with us every step of the way on this journey and are supporting us in every way.

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Family Traditions

We were raised in a close-knit, loving family.  We each have a younger brother and know the value of family comradery and staying connected with cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents.  We are community-oriented and enjoy celebrating holidays and special occasions with the ones we love.  Family get-togethers with homemade ice cream milkshakes on Christmas morning, heated baseball rivalries (we are Boston Red Sox fans…), and the yearly “pig-pickin’” are highlights.

Another tradition we love is taking trips to the family beach house, where we can’t wait to bring your child and make lots of family memories. With all of our gear packed, fishing rods in the rack, and dogs settled in, we headed out and spent a couple of days at the beach.  We did a lot of cooking and spent our days parked in the sand with the surf at our bumper.  With the rods out in the water, friends on either side, and the dogs asleep in the breeze, we were able to sit back and take it all in.  It’s our little paradise and we dream of the day that we will be able to share this with your child.

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Our Promise to You

We can truly say that the outcome of your life-changing decision will forever be engraved on our hearts and we make these promises to you:

  • That no child will be as loved, as protected, or as cherished as your child will be to us.
  • We will raise your child to know the importance of their story and the sacrifice that you made out of love for them.
  • We will strive every day to let this beautiful soul know how loved, valued, and amazing they are and that we are beyond grateful to you for the greatest gift imaginable, and that’s to be able to be their parents.
  • We are beyond grateful to you for your sacrifice. Your child will know who you are and where they come from.

Message Bobby and Laura

  • 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!

Contact Bobby and Laura

  • 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!