Married Since: 2016

Pets: No

Stay at Home Parent: Part-Time

Other Adopted Children at Home: No

Other Biological Children at Home: No

Our goal is to offer your child a loving, caring, safe, stimulating environment in which they can thrive. Our family is rooted in trust and mutual respect. We love each other for all our strengths and all our weaknesses.

Bobby and Sophie

from Pennsylvania

 

Bobby

Ancestry: Italian, Eastern European

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Private Equity Managing Partner

Education: JD

Hobbies: Yoga, Golfing, Guitar, Hiking, Running, Biking, Skiing

Sophie

Ancestry: Mexican, Italian, Polish

Religion: Catholic

Occupation: Tech Startup Manager

Education: BA

Hobbies: Exercising, Skiing, Travel, Reading

Baby

Preferred Ethnicity of Baby: All Races / Ethnicities

Preferred Gender of Baby: Either

Religion Child To Be Raised: Catholic

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Dear Expectant Mother,

Thank you for reading our letter and for considering us as potential adoptive parents. We can only imagine what a difficult decision adoption must be, and we are so grateful for your strength and bravery.

You’ll likely read in many letters that we could never understand what you’re experiencing. While this is true, we can empathize in that you may be afraid of this unknown journey, and we are as well. When we first got married in February of 2016, we assumed that we would quickly start having children, and thus we would start our own journey as a family. However, as time passed, it became clear that things were not going to go as we had planned. We have always known how much we want to be parents and have a family of our own, but we had never considered adoption and just trying to understand the process seemed so daunting.

Like you, we spent a great deal of time thinking about this process before moving forward. Ultimately, we came to the decision together that we would like to grow our family through adoption, and that we are prepared to face this difficult journey with you.

Our goal is to offer your child a loving, caring, safe, and stimulating environment in which they can thrive. But we are only human and not perfect. While we will do absolutely everything we can to be the best possible parents, we know we’ll make mistakes along the way. We are no more deserving of the chance to care for your child than anyone else, but given the opportunity, we promise that we’ll do our best each and every day.

Our marriage is rooted in trust and mutual respect, and we love each other for all our strengths and all our weaknesses. We believe our home and neighborhood offer a warm and welcoming environment, and we’ve spent time thinking about how a child of any race or background could feel at home with us. Our neighborhood is very diverse, and we are so excited to be able to share this and all of the things that we love to do, whether it’s relaxing at home, going on an adventure, or exploring a new city, with a child.

We’re close to our parents, who all live nearby and are excited to support our journey and prepared to embrace your child as their grandchild. We are also close with our four collective siblings (Sophie has an older sister and younger brother, and Bobby has two older sisters who together have seven children). Like all families, of course, we have challenges, but we’ve been able to maintain strong relationships. It is because we are both so lucky to come from tight-knit, caring families that we feel so strongly that we are prepared to undertake the challenge of parenthood, and will always do our best to instill the values on which we were raised in your child.

We would love to get to know you and learn about your hope and dreams for your child. We are so thankful for you, and hope that you can find the same feelings for us, imperfections and all.

Sincerely,
Bobby & Sophie

Q&A

How did you meet?

We met more than seven years ago through a mutual acquaintance. The encounter was happenstance, but Bobby immediately felt drawn to Sophie and asked if she’d like to go out for a drink. We never looked back from that moment. We met at a point in our lives where we both knew ourselves well enough to know that we felt completely comfortable together. We’ve been described by friends as “extroverted introverts,” which is probably very accurate. We like spending time together reading, cooking, even cleaning our home and gardening together. On the other hand, we have very good friends with whom we like to meet for dinner, hikes, boating, skiing, etc. Our families live nearby, and we enjoy spending time with them as well. We would probably be considered very neat and organized, though that comes more from pride of ownership than anything else – we both take care of things that we own, no matter how trivial they may seem. Sophie is also genuinely hilarious, whereas Bobby thinks he’s pretty funny, but really just makes bad puns all the time.

Tell us about your home and neighborhood.

We live in a neighborhood in the east end of the city. Our neighborhood is vibrant, energetic, and diverse. It is within walking distance of two universities, with various other academic institutions nearby as well, so people come from all over the world to this area to study, teach, research and work. At the same time, there are residents who have lived here for their entire lives, so it’s a fantastic mix of neighborhood pride and worldly perspectives mixed together. Our neighborhood has a ton of character – many houses here are more than 100 years old. We live within a 15-minute walk in every direction of restaurants, shops, bars and coffee shops. Perhaps most importantly, we are located between several large, historic parks. One park alone is nearly 650 acres with miles of biking and hiking trails, while another nearby park includes tennis courts, basketball courts, and an area designated for pets.

Message Bobby and Sophie

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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 Bobby and Sophie

  • 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!