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 have been happily married for over 14 years. We’ve laughed, loved and experienced life together through all of the highs and the lows. 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, adoption was our next step. Just like you, we have had hard decisions to make and have sometimes struggled with the questions that follow. It has been tough to get the kind of news we have, but that’s the good thing about us, we are our own support group. We recognize that your decision is not an easy one, but hopefully after reading about our lives together maybe you will see the blessings and opportunity we can provide for your child.

We live in the country, and were both born and raised in working class families; Bobby’s family is mostly farmers and Laura’s are US Military. We were fortunate to be raised around strong family values. We have been taught that love and hard work conquer all, and are proud to be a good example of “Small Town America.” It is through adoption that we will be able to carry on the values we hold dear, priding ourselves on integrity, honesty, caring for others, self-reliance and family. We have a home that is surrounded by God’s creation – wildlife and crops, some of which we grow ourselves. This community is built on faith, with family and friends on all sides, and love and support at all corners. There are open spaces with room to grow. 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.

It is with this letter that we pray you consider us, hoping you know we want nothing more than to hold your precious child in our hearts. We want to fulfill not only our wishes but yours for your baby to be raised in a home full of support and compassion. It is on this foundation that we will be able to raise a family and start our next journey together, one that will surely hold new adventures and make wonderful new memories.

With thanks from both of us,
Bobby and Laura

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Our Lifestyle

Our friends and family often comment on how we “just go, go, go.”  We are always doing an activity and always together – anything from working on a project, going on a trip,  enjoying a fun activity, or planning a dinner. We are animal lovers – our two dogs, our furbabies are always along for the ride.  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.

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Why We Are Choosing to Adopt

For so long, we have wanted to be parents.  We were raised with values and good characteristics that certainly do not make us perfect, but make us real.  We are honest and faithful – to our faiths, each other, and to the spirit of traditionalism.  We know what an honest and hard day’s work is and we know the meaning of trust and considering others before ourselves.  When traditional methods and IVF did not work to start our family, we felt called to become adoptive parents – to raise and nurture a little one with love, compassion, and humility.  We look forward to instilling those values as we continue on this precious journey.

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About Laura

Kenny Rogers once sang a line 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 it’s just what is needed, 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. She was raised with the same values as me and wants more than anything to be a mom. It is with our sacrifices, our good days and bad that we have become stronger. 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. Words can’t describe her, she is just one of God’s many miracles that are so few and far between.

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About Bobby

My husband, Bobby, is a true example of a caring, hard-working, outspoken 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 and goes out of his way to help others, never once asking for anything in return. At the same time, 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, 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 makes 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 an amazing father. I want nothing more than to be able to raise a family with him and any child would be lucky to call him “daddy.”

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What Attracted Us to Each Other

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 is limitless. We are true partners who support and care for each other.

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Home & Neighborhood

We live in a small farming community. Our home and farm is nestled in a quiet part of the county that not many folks get to see. This is a place where neighbors still wave as you drive by and we know the mail lady by name. Our brick house sits off the road and is shaded by a few pine trees Bobby’s grandad planted back in the ’50s. We have an orchard and a garden. Most of the time you will find a truck in the driveway that’s in need of repair or a grill full of food when friends and family stop by. The schools are just a few miles out, and our church is close to home too. We have the kind of schools here where parents are involved and the teachers go out of their way. We have family over on Sundays for supper. This is a town that watches the boys 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 raise a family. It’s a home to be proud of, a home that has housed three generations and has got many more years left to raise a few more.

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Our Calling & Faith

Bobby has an incredibly strong work ethic. He is dedicated to his career and to taking care of our family.  He strives every day to make sure we are provided for and safe.  We both have a driving passion for traditionalism and family 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 is to be loving, accepting, hard-working people who value each day and help others as much as possible.

We have a strong Christian faith.  We look to God in all we do; to protect us and nurture us in love.  We feel called in this journey toward adoption to become compassionate and loving parents, and are trusting God to lead us in the direction meant for us.  We pray for you and your child every day, even though we don’t know you yet.

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Our Personalities

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.  However, both of us have a love for the beach, the mountains, our puppy dogs, winter evenings by the woodstove watching movies, and summer evenings outside watching the fireflies. When it all comes down to it, our different personalities make us more compatible.

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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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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 just through the woods. 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. 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 with raising a child. We are a very fortunate family to have such an array of great people within earshot. 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.

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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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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.

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What Adoption Means to Us

Adoption is a calling for us.  We want to build a family and adoption is the path that was meant for us. 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.

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Our Promise to You

We cannot say we wholly understand what is weighing on your mind and soul as you make this incredibly difficult decision. However, we can say we truly understand the feelings of helplessness and longing you may be experiencing. Knowing that the outcome of this life-changing decision will forever be engraved on your heart is something that many people know nothing about. We can make this promise to you – no child will be as loved, as protected or as cherished as your little miracle will be.  We will raise your child to know the meaning of compassion, the benefit of hard work, the commitment of family, and the importance of heritage.  We will strive every day to let this beautiful soul know how valued and amazing they are.  We are beyond grateful to you for your sacrifice. Your child will know who they 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!