We are Rob and Lauren and we want to thank you so much for taking the time to learn about us and for considering us as you make this decision. We are so excited to become parents and welcome a child into our home and family. We want you to know how much respect and admiration we have for you already in choosing life and for considering adoption. We hope that you feel loved and supported through this process. Know that we are praying for you and your sweet baby throughout your pregnancy, and that you will find peace with the decision you make.
We met and fell in love when we were both in college at Mount Union in 2001. Rob is from West Virginia and Lauren is from Pennsylvania, but we still grew up less than an hour away from each other. After 5 years of dating, Rob proposed, and we were married on November 25, 2006. We knew we always wanted to have children. After 8 years of infertility struggles we have redirected our prayers and many conversations to adoption. Our hearts are filled with excitement as we know this path will one day bless us with a sweet child! So many of our close friends have had children in the past few years, and Lauren’s brother and sister-in-law welcomed their first baby in January 2018! We love knowing that this child will grow up with so many great friends and close family!
We are blessed to come from wonderful families. Both of us are extremely close with our parents and siblings and have had great influences in our lives with many aunts, uncles and cousins. We both grew up with wonderful traditions during the holidays and we love to spend time with our large extended families. Our families have instilled in us the importance of love, faith, kindness, hard work, gratitude and adventure; all things that we hope to instill in our children one day.
Our time together is extremely special to both of us. Our typical nights and weekends can be spent cooking at home, meeting up with friends and family and we love to watch movies! We love entertaining at our house to celebrate the holidays and to cookout in our backyard. Since very early on in our relationship, we valued our experiences together. This can be seen in our love to travel to different parts of the country and love to attend sporting events. We look forward to sharing those moments with our children one day and experiencing life through their eyes.
About Rob – By Lauren
Rob is truly one of the best people I have ever met. He has such a kind heart, is hardworking and is easy going. I knew from very early on in our relationship that he was going to make a great life partner and father. He has always been my biggest cheerleader and support system when going through life’s obstacles. His kind heart has brought him great success in his career in working as a director of a drop out recovery High School. Being able to see the positive impact he has on young adults each day and the amount of passion he has for the work that he does has been so inspiring to me. He is always up for new adventures and is a huge sports fanatic! We have had so much fun over the years attending sporting events, playing sports ourselves and traveling to places we both have never been. Rob will make the most amazing dad – just thinking of it makes me smile every time! I know he will be such a great supporter of our child’s dreams and interests. He has always made our little family such a major priority and I know he will be such a huge presence in their life.
About Lauren – By Rob
Lauren is truly my best friend in life. One of the first things that attracted me to Lauren was her generosity and caring attitude towards everyone that she came across. She is someone that I can count on when times are tough and celebrate all of life’s successes with. Her love for her family and friends are unparalleled with anyone I know and anything she does comes with 100% effort and follow through. Some of the most exciting days we have had include traveling with our families and her baking for special events. Becoming a mother is one of the most important things in Lauren’s life. Lauren is devoted to giving the very best of everything to our children including the love and understanding of family and faith. She will be a phenomenal mother and will love our children passionately and selflessly for their entire lives.
About our Home/Pets
We adopted our sweet pup in 2008 and it was love at first sight. We could not imagine our lives without him. He has brought so much love and laughter to our lives. He has been a true companion during our infertility struggles in reminding us that we have been a Mommy and Daddy since our first moments with him. He loves to love, is always up for play time and is always ready for Mommy to dress him up for a photo! From the very beginning, we have referred to ourselves as the “Three Musketeers” and have loved our adventures together. In 2011 we moved to Columbus for a job opportunity for Rob. We immediately feel in love with the city! We both were raised in small towns and loved the opportunities and experiences that have come with living here. We have found a great church community to be a part of and have enjoyed our time volunteering. In 2015, we bought our very first home together and have enjoyed making it our own (thanks to Pinterest and Robs handy work). We love having friends and family over, decorating for the holidays, cooking out, and enjoying our neighborhood. Columbus offers so much as a community and the city is filled with beautiful parks, great schools, museums, the zoo and an endless amount of opportunities for families with children.