Hi! We are Rob and Dana. She has a weakness for Starbucks and Target. He has a fondness for sports and spicy food. We met in 2001 and have been married for over 14 years. Together, we are raising two wonderful daughters and although we cannot begin to comprehend what you are going through, as parents, we can appreciate making hard choices in order for your child to have the best life possible. Your child will be given all the love and support we have to give. We will offer any and all the opportunities available so that your child can grow and become the person they were always meant to become. As much as we would love an open adoption, we will respect the level of communication you chose. We are honored that you have taken time to get to know us a little during this difficult time. We know life doesn't always go as we planned, but we really hope that you can find peace with any decision you make. We, as a family, are excited to grow our family and we look forward to getting to know you.
We met in 2001 while Rob was stationed at Langley AFB in Virginia. We were married two years later in 2003. That same year, we welcomed our first biological daughter, Mackenzie. Our second daughter, Allyson, arrived two years later in 2005. Rob has been in the Air Force for almost 20 years and Dana has been a stay at home mom since Mackenzie was born. Staying home has allowed her to be involved in the girl's schools as well as their activities.
As a family, we love to travel. Rob's career has aided us in accomplishing that. We have not only lived in another country, but we have been fortunate enough to visit a few as well as traveling all over the United States. Our family can also be found joining us on our many travels.
Hiking is a hobby all four of us have enjoyed for many years and try to venture out every place we travel to. Our current home in Montana has allowed many beautiful hikes. On warm sunny days we can be found working in our garden or building a new project. When the weather turns snowy and cold, we love to go skiing or just hang out inside watching old movies or playing board games.
Mackenzie is our bright, serious 14 year old and loves going to school and involves herself in many school activities such as National Junior Honor Society, track, cross country and swim as well as dancing and golf. She is also involved in her community and volunteers as a junior life guard at our local water park. She recently became involved in Civil Air Patrol as she wants to attend the Air Force Academy after graduating high school.
Allyson is our whimsical, vibrant 11 year old. She has been involved in dance for the past 7 years. Ally loves all kinds of dance but focuses mainly on jazz, tap and ballet. She has been dancing on her tippy toes since she could walk and we don't see her stopping now. Like her sister she also plays golf and will be volunteering this summer as a junior life guard.
Dana was diagnosed with secondary infertility and would not be able to conceive without medical intervention. We felt that instead of pursuing a biological child, adoption was the right fit for our family. Dana has always wanted to adopt from a young as her mother was adopted. Her step father was also adopted and has had a positive experience. They both have taught us a lot and have been very supportive. We also have many friends that have been adopted or have adopted and it has been amazing and inspirational to see families built through adoption. Most have not only grown their family but have made lasting relationships with the birth families as well.
Our life is a crazy, wonderful adventure and we cannot wait to see where we end up next!
Our summer this year has been a very hot and dry one. Unfortunately, that has meant not a lot of hikes for us. With all of the heat advisories, we have decided to spend most of our summer at water and indoor activities. The neighboring town has had fires and that at one point put a bit of smoke in the air. Our girls have been wanting to learn to cook. That has been an adventure all on its own. We also have experienced our first earthquake! Did know until 1 in the morning one night that Montana even had them. We our looking forward to what else we can learn and experience this summer. Hopefully the weather will start to cooperate and we can get back to doing the outdoor activities we love!
There are some weekends we try to keep things low key. This past weekend was no different. With the hiking trip, camp, and getting back to a somewhat normal schedule, we were just a little worn out. However, Saturday was a beautiful day so we decided to check out the local farmers market and got a little walk in the downtown area. While we were down there, we discovered a cute little café. It had all kinds of amazing desserts, teas and coffees. It had kind of an industrial vibe and the employees were friendly. Afterwards, taking advantage of the wonderful weather, we made use of the grill and pretty much did nothing the rest of the weekend. We love being an active family, but weekends like this give us the opportunity to enjoy the less vigorous days.
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We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.
We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.