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A Letter from Rob & Michael Ann

We are so thankful you have made this courageous decision to bring your child into the world in order that he or she may be afforded the greatest gift of all, life.  Thank you for considering our family worthy of loving your child.

We are grateful for the opportunities God has given us, particularly in the blessing of adoption.  It has been a dream of ours to grow our family through adoption and we are ecstatic to be on this journey once more.  We know firsthand the joys of adoption as our son Joseph was adopted in 2019.  We look forward to providing your child with a loving family grounded in faith and a lifetime of adventure.  We are praying for you and your baby!

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Our Story

We are a Catholic, military family stationed in California, soaking up the adventure the Navy has afforded us.  Our love of this great nation brought us together and our love for God keeps us strong.  We have a beautiful son named Joseph who joined our lives through adoption and two loving Labradoodles named Bobo and Ginger.  We are all thrilled to welcome your child into the family!

Throughout the week we walk as a family each evening at sunset.  On weekends, we try to explore a new part of our state and immerse ourselves in the outdoors, especially the beautiful ocean near our home.  We enjoy riding our bikes down the boardwalk, working out, and eating delicious, home-cooked food.  Our favorite pastime is participating in the Catholic Mass because it is the foundation of our faith.  We are excited to share these joys of life with your child.

Meet My Husband, Rob

Rob is my dream husband, friend, and father.  He devotes countless hours to the service of God and country and takes great pride in serving our community.  He cares deeply for others and his selflessness is what makes me a better person.  When he’s home, he enjoys playing with our son, jamming on his guitars, playing the piano, working on projects around the house, playing chess, creating amazing meals, and stand-up paddling with the pups, all of which he hopes to teach your child!  He is the most loving father and his example is the catalyst to make us all the best versions of ourselves.

Meet My Wife, Michael Ann

Loving and being loved by Michael Ann has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.  She is caring and generous, yet it is her incredible love of God, children, and family that has been a constant source of direction for me.  I am truly blessed to have such an incredible wife.  While passionate about her work, she primarily enjoys snuggling with Joseph, walking on the beach, writing poetry, making people laugh, and praying.  She is also incredibly engaged with our military and church communities.  She is a wonderful mama and is excited to inspire joy and creativity in your baby.

 

Our Son and Family

We were abundantly blessed to adopt our son, Joseph, and meet his loving birthfamily!  Joseph is the most joy-filled little guy and is always on an adventure.  He loves to climb and surprises us each day with the new milestones he has achieved.  His favorite playmates are our two labradoodles, Bobo and Ginger.  They are so fun to watch together!  Joseph is especially looking forward to being a loving big brother!

We have saints for parents who will make incredible grandparents to your baby.  Rob is the third child of seven and Michael Ann is the middle of three.  Both sets of parents have been lovingly married for over 30 years!  We travel twice a year to Rob’s hometown in Missouri to spend time with his family including our six nieces and nephews going to the zoo, museums, parks, and their farm.  Michael Ann’s family is in California, so we share dinners, movies, and great conversations together throughout the week.  We are blessed to be from these families who have taught us to build a strong, Christian family of our own!

In addition to our immediate family, we have an extended Navy family living all over the globe.  We are truly surrounded by a network of loving people who fully support us!

Our California Home

Our home is rich with local history and provides us with so much comfort.  It is close to our church, the most beautiful ocean views in the state, the Navy base where Rob works, and our family and friends.  There are phenomenal schools all around us and we have the best neighbors.  We have a lovely, open and bright 4-bedroom home with great living space and we recently converted our guesthouse into a play space!  It is warm, welcoming, and is a very special place to raise our family.

Our Faith and Promise to You

We promise to love and adore your baby.  We promise to bring them up in a joyful home, spending quality time with family and friends.  We promise to teach them about truth, beauty, and goodness.  We promise to share with them their story and how they became part of our family.  We promise to provide a life of love and joy for your child.  It is our calling to raise children with a heart for God and for others.

To learn more about us, please call or text Lifetime at 1.800.923.6784.

 

Learn More About Rob & Michael Ann

  Rob Michael Ann
Our EducationMaster's in Engineering ManagementMaster's in Oceanography & Meteorology and Organizational Leadership
Our ProfessionsSubmarinerOceanographer
Stay-At-HomeNoWorking from home
Our Racial BackgroundCaucasianCaucasian
Some of Rob & Michael Ann's Favorites
Bible VerseRomans 8:28; We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.Romans 12:12; Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Music GenreBlues and ReggaeIsland Music and Classical
MovieA Few Good MenThe Princess Bride
FoodsPizza, SushiThai, Mom's Soups
I hope to teach my child to...Play instruments including guitar, piano, drums; explore nature; build things; and workout together.Pray daily; love their story; respect others; get outside and play; and dream big!
Family ActivityStand-up paddleboarding, playing guitar for JosephWalking as a family along the sea cliffs by our home
Favorite Thing About Each OtherHow she loves children.I adore how much he loves God!
More About Our Family
Our Faith

We are devout Catholic Christians and we promise to share our faith with our children, ensuring the best path for them to know and love God. God has so profoundly blessed us! And because our faith is so important to us, we make time to pray together and with others daily.

Our Navy Story

We met at the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland where we became great friends. It was not until we were reunited in Hawai'i years later as naval officers where we began our relationship. Rob remained in Hawai'i when Michael Ann was stationed in California and kept a long-distance relationship. We endured two long deployments before we were married. We have been enjoying our 5 years of happy, healthy, and holy marriage in California while still on active duty. We love serving our great nation and are blessed to do it together now as a Navy family. Raising children in a military family teaches them about the importance of serving others, how to be resilient, and the value in traveling the world!

We Live in the State of...

California! Our home is right on the coast and has access to a cliffside sunset lookout which we use almost every night. Michael Ann is from California so it is wonderful to spend so much time with her childhood family and friends. Having Grandma and Grandpa close has been not only tremendous support for us but such a gift.

Our Son and His Story

Joseph is the most amazing little soul! He was born in December of 2019 and came to us on New Year's Day 2020. We fell in love with him the moment he came into our lives. Joseph is always exploring and full of joy. He is hitting many milestones ahead of time and is, therefore, keeping us on our toes! We love keeping up with his new interests and wonders. He will be a great big brother!

Our Open Adoption

We knew how special adoption was before we met our son, but we couldn't imagine how fortunate we would be or how much our hearts would grow. We have a phenomenal relationship with Joseph's birth family and keep in close and frequent contact with them. Open adoption has yielded numerous and beautiful surprises for us all. We are excited to learn more about you and look forward to creating an open relationship with you based on your comfort level.

Our Labradoodles

Our Labradoodles, Bobo and Ginger, are great companions on this life journey! Bobo and Ginger are siblings from the same litter so I guess that makes them twins! They have a great demeanor and are wonderful with children. They especially love running at the park, playing fetch, walking on the beach, swimming at Grandma and Grandpa's, and snuggling on the couch with Joseph! We know they will love your baby and be best friends growing up.

We Prefer a Child Who Is...
Age of Child

Newborn to 3 months old

Gender

Open to Boy or Girl!

Ethnicity of Child

Caucasian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/Asian, Native American

Future Contact with Birth Family

We are looking forward to an open adoption with you including pictures, letters, and visits!

In Closing

Please know how loved you are, child of God! While we are praying for a joyful addition to our family, we are also praying for your peace and happiness. We hope to share the many blessings we have with your child and create a loving and open relationship with you. Thank you for considering us worthy to love your baby. God bless you and keep you.

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