Robert & Michael
Robert & Michael
Race of child interested in adopting: No Preference
Gender of child interested in adopting: No Preference
State we live in: TX
We cannot begin to find the words that describe how grateful we are to be considered as parents. Your courage and selflessness shows exactly how strong you truly are. We know that this could not be an easy decision for you to make, but we are extremely thankful that you have taken the time to consider us for this life changing endeavor.
Having the opportunity to be blessed with a child is something that we both have dreamed about since we first met.
We are committed to being honest and open with not only you, but also our future child. We vow to provide our future son or daughter with a home that encourages love, diversity, acceptance and the moral and ethical values that will allow him or her to thrive.
Being a military family we have learned that the meaning of the word ‘family’ is much deeper than just blood. Although we are both fortunate to come from very supportive families; family to us are the individuals in our lives that we trust, care for, respect, and most of all--love. We would be honored to extend our family to you with open arms and welcome you as part of our family if given the opportunity.
Again, we cannot begin to express the amount of gratitude we have for this brave and courageous decision you have made. You will forever hold a special place in our hearts and your child will be raised knowing exactly how strong and brave his or her birth mother is. Thank you for taking your time to review our profile and we hope and pray that you will consider us for the wonderful blessing of parenthood.
We met in October 2011 while we were both in the United States Air Force stationed in Germany. We had an instant connection, and were married 12 months later. In January 2013, the Air Force moved us to Texas where we currently live with our three rescue dogs (all of which love children). Michael currently works for The Coca-Cola Company as an Account Manger on Premise and Robert is a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force.
We are more than just married; we are best friends and we do everything together. Our favorite thing to do is to travel. Every year we ensure that we go on at least one to two vacations. Whether we are going to New York to visit Michael’s family, down the road to Robert’s family, visiting our extended family in Europe, or going to the beach in Mexico, we love learning and seeing different cultures.
Together we have been to over 20 different countries, and are looking forward to showing our future child everything the world has to offer. When we are not traveling, we enjoy spending time with our friends and family outside grilling and enjoying each other’s company.
We currently live in a three bedroom, two-bathroom home on a family friendly cul-de-sac. Since Robert is in the Air Force, we move about every four years and have not purchased a home yet. Although we have not found our “forever home”, we do not believe that a home is built from four walls. We believe that a true home is built on the memories and the love that we share together. We chose to rent the house we currently live in primarily because of the size of the yard. One of our favorite things to do is to play with our dogs and hang out with friends in our back yard. The area we live in has a lot of state and national parks that offer endless opportunities.
Our Extended Family
We both believe that family is the cornerstone of our relationship, and the traditions that come with that are important to both of us. We are extremely close with our families, and speak to them daily. Robert and Michael both come from very caring, loving, and supportive families. Robert’s family lives a couple of hours from us and we spend a lot of time with them. We spend our holidays, typically with Roberts family since they are closer.
Michael’s family lives in Western New York. He has two siblings, both of which have children. Although Michael’s family lives across the country, we see them one to two times per year. Robert and Michael have five nieces and five nephews. Family is extremely important to us, and there is no shortage of love to go around. Our families are excited to once again welcome a new baby into the world with an abundance of love and compassion.
Every year before traveling to our families for the holidays, we have a big dinner at our home for local military members who do not have a place to spend the holidays. Christmas and Thanksgiving are our favorite holidays to host a large dinner for our friends and extended family.
What Led Us To Adoption
Adopting a child is something that we have talked about since the beginning of our relationship. We both have strong family values and very close relationships with our families. This is something that we want to offer to our future child. We feel that having the opportunity to raise a child is a blessing that we never thought would happen being a same-sex couple.
However, since the beginning, we have continued to discuss having children. We both feel that now is the time to extend our family. We want to have the chance to provide a child with the love and support our families have shown us. We want to show our future child all the wonderful things the world can offer; but most of all, we want to show our child compassion, support, and love.