|Our Education||Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership Development||Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Studies|
|Our Professions||National Admissions Recruiter- Team Lead||Financial Aid Processor|
|Stay-At-Home||No||Not currently, but once I become a mother I will be|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian/Italian||Caucasian/Mexican|
|Some of Michael & Robbin's Favorites
|Favorite color?||Monterrey Blue||Pink|
|Favorite dessert||Rice Krispy treats, brownies, and chocolate chip cookies||Chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting|
|Favorite book?||Tom Clancy’s Clear and Present Danger||Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption|
|Favorite sport||Football and Baseball||Football|
|Favorite holiday?||Christmas - I love to decorate the outside of the house and my goal is to be the most festive in the neighborhood||Christmas - I love to decorate the inside of the house and I love to bake family recipes with my mom and my mother in law|
|Favorite hobby?||Fishing and camping||reading, practicing yoga, and watching Hallmark movies with my mom|
|Favorite vacation spot?||Italy||Italy|
|More About Our Family
|Our Journey to Adoption |
God put such a strong desire in both of our hearts to be parents. We knew early in our marriage that having a biological child would be very difficult, as we were given a 1-3% chance. Adoption has touched both of our families in different ways. When Robbin was 7 years old her Aunt who was like a second mother to her adopted her son. Robbin remembers watching and celebrating the adoption journey they took. Michael’s mother placed a child for adoption when Michael was 6 years old. Although the placement was closed he has since met his sister and has developed a friendship with her. These experiences, along with the desire God has put on our hearts to become parents is what has lead us to adoption.
As of right now, we like the idea of homeschooling for our child. It will allow them to learn at their individual pace and in their unique learning style, whatever that may be. We don’t believe that there is a one size fits all in terms of learning and teaching. With education comes experience and we are excited to help them experience the world! We look forward to traveling with them and showing them the world. If traditional learning works best for them then that is what we will provide!
We will help them find the opportunities, activities, and/or education that will best lead them to be successful in their dreams.
|What We Do For Fun|
We love spending time together and with our extended family and friends. We like to go fishing, attend rodeos, go to the movies, watch great concerts, go for bike rides on warm days, play board games, go on hikes, and explore the mountains. We love to go bowling, and traveling to different states to see their MLB baseball fields. When we are home we love hanging out by the pool and BBQing in the summer. We are so thankful to get so many warm months out of the year to spend time outside. We are big Denver Broncos fans and every year we dress up in all orange and blue and cheer them on from the best seats we can get. It's something we look forward to every year and make a fun day out of supporting our favorite NFL team.
|Our Home in Arizona|
We live in a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom house with a gated pool and spa in the backyard. Our home is a place where all of our friends and family come to put their feet up and relax. We have a great time having people over to swim, eat BBQ, and play board games.
Our neighborhood has several tree-lined green belts with playgrounds, volleyball courts, and beautiful mountain views. We are minutes away from downtown attractions, professional sporting events, golf courses, and a National Park with spectacular hiking trails. One thing we love about our community is the large number of family-friendly activities. Our town holds fun activities like a city-wide Easter Egg Hunt and a yearly Harvest Festival filled with games and prizes. During the summer we can go inner tubing down the river and spend days at the lake fishing. There is also a 250-acre zoo and aquarium by our house that is fun to go and explore the wildlife.
We have created traditions that have given us amazing memories. We like to celebrate the holidays with our families by cooking our favorite foods, eating and spending time playing board games and laughing together. For Christmas, we like to go all out decorating our house. Michael is really into making the outside of our home extremely festive. He wants our home to be the most decorative one on the block. We usually spend the weekend after Thanksgiving decorating both the inside and the outside. Robbin loves to spend time baking with both her mother and her mother in law, she has several recipes from both families that have become traditions to make. Every year Robbin makes legendary fudge! That recipe, along with sweet molasses cookies, has been passed down from generation to generation. We always try to make birthdays extra special. The person whose birthday it is gets to choose what they want to do, whether it’s taking a weekend trip somewhere, a special gift, going out to their favorite dinner spot, or throwing a party. Michael is very creative with surprises and always does something special for each holiday, whether it’s a scavenger hunt or special outings.
We believe that as parents one of the most important things we will do is introduce our children to Jesus. We most value faith in God, respect, compassion, and kindness towards ourselves and others, patience, integrity, and loyalty. We will teach our children about the Bible by reading it to them and with them. We attend church on a regular basis and we are involved in activities and groups in our church community and we can't wait to share them with our child.
|Our Future Hope and Dreams|
We are really happy with our lives and the direction we are growing in. We believe that relationships take effort and a healthy and loving marriage takes intention. Continuing putting that work into our marriage sets a solid foundation for our family. In the next few years, we plan on buying land and building a custom home along with a fishing pond and lots of room for our growing family and dogs to run and play. We want to make it a place where others feel safe and loved.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn - 3 months
We would love twins!
We would be happy with a girl or a boy!
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Caucasian/Hispanic|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We would love to keep in contact with pictures, letters, and visits!
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! We look forward to sharing our passion for life with your child and keeping in touch with you through letters, pictures, and visits. We hope to hear from you soon!!