Thank you for considering us
Our Promise to You
Some assurance at an unsure time
Look, we can't imagine the amount of uncertainty surrounding the big events going on in your life right now and the expectations that people may be placing on you. There are so many unknowns in your future and in the future you want for your child. So, in an effort to ease your mind and in the spirit of complete honesty and our own self-awareness, we want to give you a few guarantees you can hold onto. Here is what we will promise you: - We promise to always treat you with respect and dignity and strive to honor your needs and your boundaries now and always, even as they change. - We promise to never show favoritism between any biological or adopted children. - We promise to always strive to provide a judgement-free home, with a warm bed, food on the table, and clean clothing. - We promise to teach and celebrate the heritage of our child, even and especially if it is different than our own. - We promise to encourage and enable this child to pursue as much education as they desire. - We promise to teach our family to be good citizens of the world, have empathy for others, and to have faith in God. - We promise to never be violent towards or intentionally harm any child emotionally or physically. - We promise that this child will have an extended family support system of cousins and grandparents and aunts and uncles. - We promise that we are so ready and excited (and nervous) to talk with you and meet you and get to know you and the little person you may allow us to welcome home.
He loves being a dad more than anything
He's compassionate and fun and a bit of a nerd
Rob is a man of integrity, true to himself and fiercely loyal to his loved ones. He strives to be kind to all and excels at using restraint and thoughtfulness if he gets frustrated, trying to always see things from others’ perspectives. He loves to gain understanding about the world by studying extensively and pondering. He then works to make changes for the better. He feels deeply and is compassionate and especially sensitive to the needs and suffering of children, e.g., ask him about his project on behalf of the separated families at the border facilities. Rob is fun to be with and loves to laugh. He is protective and will always be a strong advocate for his children. Rob was born and raised in Utah and is the oldest of four kids. He grew up in a loving and faithful family and he has a great relationship with both of his parents and all of his siblings. His interests include archery, hiking, reading, drone flying, woodworking, and camping. He's skilled at making breakfast, understanding math, building things, appreciating music, and keeping in touch with loved ones. He submits cheerfully and wholeheartedly when Lauren decides they're both dressing in costume for a movie premiere or Renaissance fair.
Being a mom is her greatest joy
She is forthright and loving and spunky
Lauren is decisive and headstrong, clever, creative, fearless and driven. She’s passionate about improving herself. She is a natural leader and problem solver and teacher, which allows her to thrive during challenges or changes. She’s innately affectionate and nurturing and is quick to forgive. She values deep relationships and meaningful communication. She is patient and loving even in difficult situations. She has a quick mind, which makes her both a fast learner and also a hilarious delight. Lauren is a fun, thoughtful, and intentional mother with a strong vision of what she wants for her children. Lauren moved around a lot growing up and hasn't slowed down much since then. Both of her parents are remarried and she's got step-siblings on both sides of the family, but she's especially close with her biological sister with whom she grew up. Both sets of Lauren's parents live close by, in fact her mother and step-dad recently moved and they are wonderful added support. Lauren likes travelling, creating things, working on genealogy, cooking, and quilting. She's skilled at problem-solving, reading maps, finding good stuff at thrift stores, being aware of others' needs, and making people laugh. She strives to be an encouraging mom and a supportive wife and daughter and to make sure their home is a refuge of happiness and peace to her family and others.