Q: Describe your childhood: Robbie
A: Even though my parents are divorced, they still have a wonderful relationship and made sure my childhood was a loving and happy one. I have a very close relationships with my mom and dad and grandparents. We would take family vacations together and spend all the holidays together too.
Q: Describe your childhood: Lindsey
A: I had a wonderful and blessed childhood. My family was very close growing up which helped me be who I am today. We took a lot of family vacations together and celebrated holidays and special events together. We went to college football and baseball games.
Q: Tell us about your home and neighborhood.
A: Our house is 1765 square feet, 4 bedroom and 2 baths. It has a nice, big backyard, is on a dead end street and backs to a Catholic Church and School. Our neighborhood is nice and quiet with a lot of families. Lindsey’s brother and sister-in-law live down the street from us.
Q: What faith will you raise your child?
A: Lindsey was raised Catholic and Robbie was raised Baptist. We will raise our child Catholic, but as they are older and want to go to a different church, we will encourage them to do so. We want our child to be a moral and good person and want them to be happy in life.
Q: What do you hope to teach your children?
A: The most important lesson we want to teach our child is to be happy and to live a good life. We will set that example for our child and provide them with a loving home. We look forward to teaching them everything we know and more and as they grow. We want them to know that they can go out and make a difference in the world by being a loving, honest and good person. Our child will always know their story of adoption and how loved they are not only by us, but by their very courageous first mother who loved them so much and wanted so much for them.
Q: What family traditions do you look forward to sharing with your child: Robbie
A: I am an Apalachee Indian. One of my family traditions has been to go to powwows of not only our tribe but of other tribes that are kin to us. We usually have a powwow each year and we get together and visit with others in the tribe. My family is very involved with running of the tribe. In Tallahassee, Florida every year at the Mission San Luis where the Apalachee lived along time of ago, there is a celebration of the Winter Solstice. We try to go every year so we can learn more about our Apalachee ancestors and we learn about other Indian tribes in the Southeast. We can’t wait to share these special traditions with our child.
Q: What family traditions do you look forward to sharing with your child: Lindsey
A: One family tradition I am looking forward to sharing with our child is when our entire family vacations together every other year. Usually, either at Fourth of July or Labor Day my whole family including my mom and dad, sister, brother, sister-in-law and my niece and nephew get together and go to the beach for a family vacation. It is so much fun to hang out with family and visit with them. I love having the family time because family is very important to us. Other traditions are the holidays where my family gets together and celebrates whatever holiday it may be such as birthdays, Easter, Christmas, 4th of July. We always have a family dinner and visit with each other.
Q: Why did you choose the career path you decided on? Robbie
A: I chose my job at for the flexibility in my schedule and the good benefits that my job offers. I like working my job an appreciated the control I am given with my schedule and the trust that my employers have in me.
Q: Why did you choose the career path you decided on? Lindsey
A: I chose my job at OBGYN office because I like help expecting mothers with their pregnancies and getting to know them on a personal level. I love when the new mothers bring their babies to visit so we can visit and love on them.
Q: What do you look forward to sharing with your child
A: We just look forward to sharing a wonderful life together. We are looking forward to taking our child on vacations, enjoying all of the different holidays, taking school trips with our child and parent/teacher conferences. We are looking forward to the joy that a child will bring to our lives and to finally become a mother and father. We are looking for the little things and the big things that just happen in life.
Q: Describe your personality: Robbie
A: Sensitive, empathetic, caring, loving
Q: Describe your personality: Lindsey
A: Organized, structured, assertive when needed, and loving
Q: What are your hobbies? Robbie
A: I like playing video games, reading and traveling
Q: What are your hobbies? Lindsey
A: I like reading, traveling, and playing video games
Q: What attracted you to each other? Robbie
A: I was attracted to Lindsey’s intelligence, her openness, and her love for her family.
Q: What attracted you to each other? Lindsey
A: I was attracted to Robbie because of his sense of humor, his love for his family, and his love for his country since he was in the Air Force.
Q: What is your favorite food? Robbie
A: Steak and French fries
Q: What is your favorite food? Lindsey
A: Pizza and Ice cream
Q: When you close your eyes and see yourself holding your precious baby in your arms, what are your thoughts regarding his or her birth mother?
A: When we close our eyes and see ourselves holding your precious baby, we think about how grateful we are to you and the bond of love that we will share for the rest of our lives. We know that you love your child so much and to place your trust in us and give us the gift of becoming parents to your child will be something we will be thankful for each and every day of our lives.