The definition of Hero is a person who is admired for
their courage and noble qualities. Considering an adoption plan for your child
makes you a Hero to us as it takes a considerable amount of courage and love to
place a child for adoption. Should you decide that we are the ones you would
like to raise your child, your child will know how courageous, loving, and
noble you are and that you are the Hero of our story.
Our story began in 2001 after Rob moved from New Mexico to
California. After four years of dating, he surprised me with a trip to Hawaii
and a marriage proposal at sunset on the beach.
We have always known we wanted to be parents and it has been
devastating to have that dream crushed time after time as we struggle with
infertility and failed pregnancies. So we made the decision that adoption
was going to be part of our story of becoming parents. With the love and
support of family and friends, here we are hoping that you will join us in
creating the story of how our family came to be.
As parents, we look forward to providing your child with
unconditional love, a stable home, and a pretty mellow life filled with
love. We try not to take ourselves too seriously and enjoy laughing on a
daily basis. With that being said we plan to teach your child to value
manners, kindness, and compassion. We will instill a belief in giving
back and helping others and will support and encourage your child to be who
he/she wants to be.
We look forward to watching cartoons after school homework,
family camping trips, and a house full of laughter. We will make sure your
child’s days are filled with skateboarding, bike riding, playing in sprinklers,
listening for the ice cream truck, or whatever brings her or him joy. We want
to create a life where your child can dream, whether that means going to
college, becoming an artist, an astronaut, or teacher, playing professional
sports, or simply working enough to live a happy life. We will be there to
support and do everything we can to make those dreams come true. We wholeheartedly
know that parenting will have its challenges, and we plan to face them head-on
and give your child an environment that prepares him or her for life and gives
him or her a strong chance for success and happiness.
We grew up in close-knit families that included
grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins that lived close by. Life for your child
will be no different. Weekends, vacations, and holidays filled with family and
laughter are a fond memory of ours and something your child will experience.
Karen’s siblings and parents live near us, and Grandma (Karen’s mom) will be on
hand to help out on a daily basis. Rob’s mom lives in San Diego along with his
sister and her family (2 young boys/future cousins). We live in Southern
California, in a culturally diverse neighborhood where we watch children of all
different ethnicities playing and growing together.
Your child will always know their story of adoption and that
you loved them very much. We understand that this is a very difficult
decision for you to make, and it’s a decision you make out of love for your
child. Should you feel that we are the family you are looking for we are
open to having an ongoing relationship with you if that is something you are
considering. We extend our hands and hearts to you and offer our love and
support to you to continue on this journey together.
Rob and Karen